Fortune Foreclosures LLC was officially formed in June of 2007, However, the path was a very interesting one to say the least! CEO and Founder DJ Thielen was born and raised in Portland Oregon by a single mom along with his brother Derek. While having a very loving Family at the same time money was tight and DJ just knew one day he would be able to take care of his mom and allow her to not have to work the 2-3 jobs and endless hours just to make ends meet!
From the day he was born the "world" would say he had a lot of things against him having no dad in the picture, having massive ADD, and some abuse were just a few things he battled with day in and day out. But, he had a love for sports and burning desire to find a better way than working a JOB 9-5 OR 9-midnight like his mom did...that led him to get drafted in 1991 by the San Francisco Giants Organization where where he would spend the next 6 years learning what would later become his strongest attribute that was extremely tough as a 19 year old and that was "learning how to overcome failures". After unexpectedly having a son he decided to be the dad he never had and be there for his son, thus, causing him to walk away from professional baseball in 1996. To this day he says "That was 100% the toughest decision I ever made in my life".
After baseball was over he found himself working minimum wage just to make ends meet, but then 6 months later a breakthrough would come in the end of 1996. He had a gentleman take him under his wing and mentor him to be the best sales person he could be regularly having sales meetings at 5am just to understand in order to win...he had to show up 1st and leave last which was an amazing habit he still embraces to this day. Fast forward to 2005, DJ started to realize he could acquire properties for incredible prices in various parts of the Country and began to buy and sell properties from 3,000 miles away in Pittsburgh PA while living in Seattle Washington. While the concept was fascinating he experienced many trials and tribulations he would need to overcome. He realized in 2006 there was really NO "Turn-Key" solution for out of state investors buying out of state properties and that's when he began to go to work, figuring out this whole concept determined to master it!
He experienced contractors running off with money, bad property management, even bought a home one time that was torn down the day after closing by the City....now that's a bad day. However in the problem he knew IF he could find a solution to this and provide his clients with an A-Z handling of the Investments he could win and win big by helping his clients win big! So in 2007 Fortune Foreclosures, LLC was officially formed and since then, they have sold over 2,000 properties to Investors and regular people all over the world for as low as $30,000 FREE & Clear and all fixed up! Through overcoming his own challenges DJ not only has built one of the most trusted Real Estate Investment Firms in the Country but he's also a heavily sought after Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, Investor, Entrepreneur, and lover of people. DJ Says..."When you can help people solve massive problems they have in their lives it's such an amazing feeling and that's where the real rewards comefrom"