How I Got Started In Fixer-Upper Houses

The intrepid Sharon Vornholt, of Louisville Gals Real Estate Blog, interviewed me last week about my book (Fix em Up Rent em Out) and how I got started in my fixer-upper house business. Today she posted the interview on her website. It’s entitled “Escaping the 9 To 5; How I Did It Interview With Terry Sprouse.”

I encourage you to check out some of the other interviews that Sharon has conducted with several real estate investors. Its always interesting for me to hear how other people operate their businesses.

Upcoming Speaking Engagement

I will also be making a presentation to the Arizona Network of Real Estate Investors. Mark your calendars.

Where:
Fidelity National Title, 6760 N. Oracle Road, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ

When:
June 7th, 2012

Time:
Meeting begins at 5:30 pm, presentation at 6:00 pm

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19 Responses to “How I Got Started In Fixer-Upper Houses”

  1. Chuck says:

    Great interview Terry. Good luck on the presentation. Is that recorded somewhere on-line?

  2. admin says:

    Chuck,

    I think they are planning to record my presentation on June 7th. I will post a link to it, if they make it available to the public.

    Terry

  3. Mike says:

    That was a great interview. As a real estate professional, I know the work that goes into fixing up houses. Good luck on your speaking engagements.

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