This is after she realized her first plan—to find and renovate underpriced houses in Newark, N.
When it sinks in that the idea on which she has quit her job and borrowed as much money as she could get her hands on is never going to work, Ms. Rogers cries the whole train ride back to the city. Rogers writes.
And, O. Rogers makes her first sale.
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Many of these offer newbies the ABCs, but entering the market is sure to be an entirely different experience. Rogers, a career changer, takes you through the trenches — her trenches. And she will crack you up along the way. Offering an honest account of her journey, Rogers shares her story of leaving a steady paycheck at the Post to join the industry that she covered. Initially, Rogers partnered with a New Jersey-based firm to flip houses.
She romanticized that she could rehab reasonably priced homes to provide the middle class with decent housing. Flipping was a flop, so she set her sights on New York City real estate, where she encountered a few more hiccups as well as an uncomfortable cash flow situation.
Yes, smart, educated professionals struggle, too, but determination and a sense of humor sure can alleviate some of the sting.