Career Spotlight: Jerome Bell, Sr.

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Name: Jerome Bell, Sr.
Company: RAJJ Investment Properties, Inc.
Title: CEO / President
Local NC Affiliate: GFAA

Tell us about your career:

From homeless to the owner of an Apartment Community. I used to stay in a laundromat prior to joining the Marine Corps. During my time of service, I was introduced to the stock market and then invested in real estate. I purchased my first investment property in November 1997, and after buying and selling over 600+ transactions on the rental side, I'm currently completing flip number 75 and on phase two of my very first apartment community in downtown Fayetteville, NC.

What advice do you have for someone just starting in your field:

Trust the people who've done this before you and don't try to reinvent the wheel. Use real estate investment podcasts, websites, and attend local meetings. There's a plethora of information at your fingertips, that almost guarantees success. And secondly, investing is a 'patient person's game.' You can own real estate but you can't rush real estate! Just like it takes time to build equity in a property, it's going to take time for you to build 'intellectual equity.' Every house is going to be a lesson, control the stress, and enjoy the journey!

Anything else you would like to share:

Fear is never going to leave. If you tell yourself that you'll start when you stop being scared, then you'll never start. Embrace the fear and write the offer!!!