- Aug 13, 2018
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27, but I had partners that were over twice my age. I was young but I learned to build good relationships with people. People don't care how young you are or what color your skin is when you make them money and do what you say you're going to do.Wow sounds like a bunch of bigots. Just curious, how old were you at the time? I know you look kind of young for your age and you started in the Real Estate business rather young too. When I bought my first home I was 19 and I had the next door neighbor show up with his Smith & Wesson. I worked swing shit, so I was there kind of late checking out the property with a friend. I had the garage door open and he just walked in the garage as we were there just talking.
He was an African American male that looked to be in his early sixties. He said he was a Probation/Parole Officer and made some sort of comment about his brothers Smith and Wesson then brandished his weapon. After a while of him being a dick and me explaining that I had purchased the property and I worked nights he finally left my garage. I didn't feel that he was racists but I felt it was more of a jealousy or age discrimination type thing. He was probably thinking how does a 19 afford a home next to me when I am 60 years old. Even though I didn't have a funny come-back at the time, the joke was still on him since I rented the property to a section 8 family.
Kinda funny- I used to meet my partners at a gas station off the 55FWY where they would hand me millions of dollars worth of cashiers checks on my way to the auctions. They'd hand me the checks and say "good luck, go buy some stuff for us, bring back what you don't spend".