Real estate investing can be very satisfying. It gives you the opportunity to work for yourself and independently make money in a consistent basis. It also can give you financial freedom and peace of mind that you can work whenever you feel like it. You will never have to clock in or deal with office politics. You are not held responsible by your boss, because you are the boss. However, real estate does require work and the competition is fierce. Nowadays, with information so freely available on the internet and in books, many people do not want to climb the corporate ladder. And who blames them. No one feels like working 30-40 years for companies with only 2 weeks of paid time off, barely making enough money to live off, invest for your future and put a roof over you or your family’s head. The new trend is to retire early and enjoy a somewhat stress free live. Real estate can truly fulfill this promise and just keep in mind…if you don’t do it, then your next door neighbor will!