3 days after returning to my Army unit after maternity leave with my first daughter, I received an email with orders to deploy to Afghanistan in three months. The same month my husband would deploy (yes, the Army can and does do this!). We would have to move our baby to our parents and not see her for 6-9 months. We would miss a lot.
But we decided that wasn’t the family life we wanted.
I resigned over night and was out of the Army within 5 months with a single piece of paper to commemorate my 12 years of service.
My husband deployed and I stayed home with the baby.
It was hard.
Like, harder than hard.
Like, I’m almost embarrassed to say that I hated it.
I hated the long days, and the even longer nights.
The same routine every single day.
The talking to yourself because your little bundle of joy can’t yet talk back!
Even worse, I was resentful of my husband. He was out there kicking ass, pursuing an amazing career, and people looked up to him. Respected him. He loved his job.
And I was getting pooped and spit-up on.
The thing is, I was qualified. More than qualified to get a number of jobs. I had a degree from West Point, a masters in management, and a bunch of other certifications that would make me a great candidate for plenty of employers.
But as much as I hated staying home alllll the time, the idea of working 60+ hours per week, commuting each day and only seeing my daughter while she was sleeping wasn’t what I wanted either.
I needed balance.
I needed something for myself, but really did want to hang out with the baby MOST of the time.
I had thought about investing in real estate for a long time.
And then I thought some more.
I taught myself, I listened to the podcasts, read the books, even got my real estate license.
But I was still scared. I didn’t have anyone to reinforce what I thought was a deal or bounce ideas off of.
I didn’t have a mentor or everyone someone successful in the industry I could talk to.
I finally got up the guts to buy my first investment and it was LIBERATING!
Life changing even.
I could totally do this!
So I bought another duplex and did a flip, all while very pregnant with my second daughter. After having the baby, I bought a triplex, and a ten unit and within one year, I owned 17 doors, completed 5 flips, and was making over six figures.
But get this, I was still staying home with both of my babies and LOVING it!
I began building my legacy, and creating something I could be proud of, something I could pass on to my girls.
I found my professional purpose, which made me a better mom and a much better wife!
It has changed my life and I want to help you get into real estate so we can change yours, together!
I’ll teach you how to:
Find the deals
Analyze the properties
Negotiate the contracts
Build your team and find the right contacts
And I will be with you every step of the way! To register for the course or hear more: https://bcglobalinvestments.com/courses/
Written by: Erin Helle, Owner & Founder, BC Global Investments, LLC
Erin is originally from Buffalo, NY and served as an U.S. Army Engineer for 14 years. After leaving active duty, she embarked on a career as a Real Estate Investor. She is now a proud Army wife and mom to two beautiful little girls. Erin built a real estate portfolio valued at over $2M that cash flows over $6,000 per month within her first year as an investor! She coaches and teaches others in real estate investing @ BC Global Investments.