“What do you do?”

“I’m a note investor.”

“…oh.” *Blank stare into the abyss*

I’ve been in the note industry for years now… my family and friends still don’t know what I do.

My mom has trouble explaining it.

If Mom can’t explain it, she can’t brag.

And if Mom can’t brag, what was all that child rearing for?

I blame the media.

Turn on any media outlet about investing and you will hear about stocks, bonds, mutual funds and even gold. But you will never hear about notes, yet here we sit, a multi-billion dollar industry.

Recently, I stopped telling people I was a note investor.

I got sick of that confused puppy-dog look whenever I said it. So now it goes like this…

“What do you do?”

“I invest in mortgages.”

“Wow, that’s cool! So how does that work…?”

Eureka!

By a simple twist in wording I unlocked the code.

I can portray my career to the common man.

I became the daughter my mother is proud to claim.

I redeemed my existence.

(Okay, the last two are a bit of writer’s flare, but you get my point, right?)

That’s when it hit me, that no matter how much I want it to be, notes are an obscure and extremely cloaked asset class.

On top of that, it’s difficult to hear from the “movers and shakers” of the industry and get their perspectives.

Where is the outlet to hear from the latest hedge fund with Fannie Mae assets or the small-time note company doing big things in their local market?

What about trends?

New software?

Where could I find this information for my industry?

That’s when I decided to “do my part”. Spread the word about notes and highlight the people investing in them.

So I started a podcast.

Note Inc. is my attempt at being another voice talking about the industry.

I wanted to hear more & see more so I’m going out to get more and bring it back to you, my fellow note investor…

…with a slight twist.

Let’s face it, everyone at some point wanted to be James Bond.

I grew up with brothers, lots of them. And we watched a lot of Bruce Lee, action flicks and cartoons together. But by far, of all the things we watched, spy/mystery movies were always the top of my list.

Since I am creating a world of my own imagination, I decided to throw caution to the wind and pretend that every note investor is actually a secret agent.

Our special skill? Maneuvering and building wealth in a virtually invisible asset class. C’mon! If that ain’t some spy crap I don’t know what is!

So that’s the theme of Note Inc. We are turning all the little nuances of note investing into something pretty cool, learning and having fun in the process.

QOTD: What are the reasons you got into (or want to get into) the note business AND if you could pick your agent codename, what would it be?