What To Do When Your Real Estate Investing isn’t Working

So you’ve got a system and you’re applying it to your real estate investment business, but the hot leads aren’t coming in, the deals aren’t closing, and the MONEY ISN’T HITTING THE BANK ACCOUNT!

Look, I can feel your frustration, and you’re not alone, but the truth of this business is, it works if you work it.

The last thing I want you to do is give up for the wrong reasons. So many beginning investors try one system for a couple weeks, give up and move to the next, only to repeat the pattern and never see the success that could be theirs.

Don’t do that.


Okay, let’s say you’re working the Epic system, but it’s not producing the way you’d hoped. There are three places we need to look.

1) Are you applying what you’ve learned?

Seriously, are you? Are you really and truly applying your knowledge and embarking on the activities as they’ve been laid out for you? Be honest with yourself.

2) Are you applying what you’ve learned consistently?

Consistency is the sugar in the cookie – it’s what makes things turn out well or not. You have to take consistent action on the right activities – I’m talking 4 to 5 days a week. Are you doing that?

3) Have you consistently applied what you’ve learned for long enough?

Sure, long enough is a subjective term, but in my free real estate investing course I recommend a MINIMUM of 30 days. It’s more likely you’ll see results in the 60 to 90 day range, but 30 days of consistent and focused action is the absolute minimum. Has it been at least 30 days?

Now, if you’ve been doing the right activities consistently for 30 days and you’re not seeing results? Pick up the volume. Just feed your lead generation funnel more and deals will come out the other side. It’s a numbers game. It’s the law of averages. It’s a universal law.

However, this is where I see the fall out for most of my students. You may think you’ve been taking consistent action on the right things but if you haven’t been keeping your daily success reports, you can’t know for sure.

The mind is a tricky thing, and if you don’t keep track of what you’re doing, then you can’t look back and see what you’ve done.

Your daily success reports keep you accountable to the right activities and if you’re not seeing results, your success reports will reveal where the breakdown is.

Maybe you thought you were sending out 10 yellow letters a day, when in reality last week you skipped three days because life happened.  That’s 30 letters. That’s 3-6 calls you missed.

It adds up.

You must keep track.

Often, when a system isn’t working, it’s not because of the system, it’s because of the applier of that system.

It’s no reason to beat yourself up, but it is time to get real with yourself and rev up your actions again. That’s all.

At the one year mark, when you’ve been doing this consistently, not only will you see success, but you’ll look back and realize how hard it was in the beginning simply because you were learning – and you’ll be delighted at how easy it is now.

Get there. Don’t quit. Stay on course. I promise you it’s worth it.


  1. Hello,
    I have been looking for deals for over 30 days but whenever I get close to closing a deal the buyers either increase their asking price or back out f the deal. What can I do to make it happen?

  2. levon williams says:

    Youre so right on the system works its me that has the problem, it so easy to get side tracked and put anything else in front of what you know you need to do.
    I forget this is a business and should be treated like one, we go to work and put in the hard work it takes with less results then if we put half of that same energy into our future.
    Keep up the great words life.

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