Women new to real estate investing will be surprised to learn that we are a subset of the most Successful Investors that Exist.
[content_box_blue width=”75%”]Survey after survey shows that women lack confidence when it comes to investing and retirement planning. Yet if you look at the actual results, women often perform better than men. (CNN Money)[/content_box_blue]
But you wouldn’t know our successes by looking at us. You wouldn’t know it by listening to us. Because we stay quiet. We don’t boast, we don’t brag so therefore go unnoticed while in the world mostly dominated by men. We question our confidence and show our fear uncontrollably, thus look weak in the eyes of our male counterparts.
I see it every week in my Networking Meetings in Austin. The words, the body language, the “deer in the headlights” look when they introduce themselves as a new real estate investor. It’s obvious and they are scared. The men? They introduce themselves and it could be months before you realize they were new, and that’s only because they mention they just finished their first flip.
Communicating with so many over the years with social media, networking meetings, emails, general questions, and even requests for phone calls, I see the same patterns that stop so many women from reaching the pinnacle they envision. I see this with all women regardless of cultural, racial, and social classes. I know this because the Real Estate Industry is the only industry I’ve found to enable people to make money in ALL of society in the US.
[features_box_blue width=”75%” + border=”2px”]”…companies with a female founder performed 63% better than our investments with all-male founding teams.” (Source: First Round Capital [/features_box_blue]
The data is solid. The facts speak for themselves. So WHY, do we still discount ourselves, second guess our pro forma, and wonder why we can’t raise the funds we need to be successful in Real Estate? Why to we beat ourselves up for one little mistake? Why do we look to our husbands, our fathers, our uncles for the resources we need to do what we are so totally able to do superbly, year after year after year?