NES Newsletter – Letter from RJ – September 2015


Letter from RJ // BCFP – Acquisitions Specialist

Hello my friends, this is RJ from (BCFP) and I hope my first article finds you in good health.  First, I want to say thank you for buying property from us and then placing these properties under management with Anthony (NES).  I know that if you’re getting this newsletter, then you have bought houses from BCFP.  Anthony is under agreement to only manage what we sell.  Why?  Quality control.  Some real estate pros acquire cheap houses in cheap areas which simply require too much time, aggravation and in the end, everyone loses time and money.  Thus, we have an agreement between us that puts our investors first and the delivery of exceptional service at reasonable prices is our highest goal.  We want you to be successful!

2015 has been a year of fear, not just in the financial markets, but the world in general.  No one can deny the disruptions of life in the Middle East and look at what is going on in Europe!  Are the rest of us that live in other parts of the world immune to these terrible events?  HECK NO!!

All you have to do is turn on the TV or buy a newspaper and there are terrible situations going on throughout the world.  By the way, this has been going on since the beginning of time and we know it.

Look at the U.S. dollar and the global currency crisis.  I could not imagine doing business in your country.  It’s too hard!  Then when you’re successful, you lose the International value of your money against the U.S. dollar.  That’s screwed up unless you plan to stay in your country and spend all your money there…of course, then you still have to deal with inflation.

For us Americans, all we have to do is apply ourselves in a worthwhile business and we can be successful.  We’re not worried about what to eat tonight, if ISIS is rolling in or if our currency will fall against foreign currencies.  All of our problems are First World problems and you know what?  We as Americans should not complain as we enjoy more freedom than most of the countries we serve.  For you Canadians…you have it pretty good too.  It’s the Europeans, South Americans, South Africans and Chinese that really have issues far worse than our country.

America is still home of the free and the brave and it feels like the brave will have to continue to fight for our individual freedom.  I cannot imagine living anywhere else that has less freedom, more socialistic policies and tighter control over their citizens.

With that being said; what can you really do?  The answer is: take care of yourself and your family. 

If you like where you are – stay there.

If you think it’s going to improve – stay there.

If you’re making money there – stay there.


If you think it’s going to get worse and you’re not making money – GET OUT NOW!


If you’re making money – Use only what you need in your business and get the rest out!

I can’t imagine what it’s like to wake up one day and find out my net worth dropped 25% overnight for no good reason – except that I lived in the wrong country.

That’s what happened in South Africa last year.

That’s also what happened in Brazil this year.

Folks, I’m suggesting to you that the times we live in are uncertain and are more dangerous in ways than in recent history.

The real estate market in the U.S. is good overall, depending on where you invest.  Many of you have heard me poo-poo other markets outside of Atlanta.  Want to know why?  Because they are not as good – it’s as simple as that.

The Atlanta market is still hot.  Prices aren’t racing up but they are rising.  I’m still acquiring well-located single family houses in my personal portfolio as many of you are reading this.

Even though the market is going up – there are still terrific opportunities for safety, cash flow and growth.

Recently, I heard comments by a U.S. promoter offering rental homes in several cities.  He said that it’s too late for Atlanta, thus he offers houses in areas that support HIS COMMISSION!  I’m suggesting to you right now that it’s still the best time to buy a house in Atlanta.

Business is good or bad in between your ears.  For some of you, it may be time to do some thorough examination of your goals and determine if the path you’ve charted is still the direction you want to go in.  Two years ago, I along with John Chin and my daughter Rose flew to Scottsdale, AZ to attend Tom Hopkin’s last 3 day boot camp on sales.  FYI: Tom is one of the top sales trainers in the world and his material is more relevant than ever.  At this event he said something that I thought was profound.  He said this: “Some of the goals I use to have are not as important to me anymore.”  He said this prior to his 70th birthday and it really hit home to me.  As we age and go through the seasons of life, some things really aren’t as important as they once were.  We all need to go to the “time out” corner and re-evaluate where we are and where we are going.  Our world is changing and we must adapt.  Each one of us must make the decision to impact our families positively.

Our website, is getting a new look with updated relevant information.  Soon, you can sign up, get great current information and see houses before we put them on the market.  Additionally, upon sign up you will automatically get an inspirational quote from me every day that could be a good kick in the ass to get out of bed and be productive.

I will be in South Africa in October, as well as Brazil in October and December (2015).  I look forward to seeing you there.

To your investment success,

RJ Palano