Newbie Introduction from San Antonio, TX

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Melody B.

Bird-dogger from College Station, Texas

Mar 10, 06:38 PM
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Hi BiggerPockets!

I am Melody Braddock, an 18yr old high school senior looking to learn about real estate investing from the ground up beginning with marketing and qualifying leads. I am finally getting involved on the site after finding such amazing content especially in the podcasts and Ultimate Beginner's Guide. I look forward to continuing to learn from this diverse group of teaching hearts!

I would love to work for an investor active in the San Antonio market. Right now I am trying to figure out how to take my first step beyond the books (or in this case, computer). I can use any advice on how to hit the ground running!

Dmitriy Fomichenko Verified Video Donor

Real Estate Investor from Anaheim Hills, California

Mar 10, 06:43 PM

@Melody B.

Welcome to BP community! It is a great place to meet new friends and learn about various aspects of real estate and more. Here are a few recommendations for you:

Find and connect with other BP members that are in your area

Set up keyword alerts to be notified of the topics that interest you

If you wish to tag someone in the conversation on the forum, type @ followed by their name and then select that person below. He or she will be notified of being tagged so that the conversation will continue.

Wishing you the best!

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Jacob Forbis

SFR Investor from Converse, Texas

Mar 10, 06:56 PM

Hi Melody, and welcome to the forums. I am new to BP myself, and am also in San Antonio.

Unfortunately, I am just getting started myself and don't have enough deals going to be able to hire anyone and don't have enough experience to be able to really teach anyone. But I am trying to network with other SA investors on BP and so I thought I would reach out and say hi!

Hesron Gomez

from Kyle, Texas

Mar 10, 07:24 PM

Welcome to BP Melody!

I'm admiring you right now for being so young and determined to start in RE so early! Wish you the best, and if I can help some how in the San Marcos, Kyle, South Austin area let me know.

Jerry W.

Real Estate Attorney from Wyoming

Mar 10, 07:54 PM

@Melody B. Welcome to BP. I wish I had started learning about real estate at your age. Best of luck to you.

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Melody B.

Bird-dogger from College Station, Texas

Mar 10, 08:04 PM

@Dmitriy Fomichenko thanks for the tips. I am going to need practice on these tags.

@Jacob Forbis I appreciate your welcome. I am happy to meet investors in my area whether experienced or not. Who knows? Maybe later we'll do business.

@Hesron Gomez I will definitely keep your offer of help in mind!

Maurice Miller

Real Estate Investor from Orlando, Florida

Mar 10, 08:13 PM

Welcome @Melody B.

This is a great and rewarding business.

But it does take hardwork and consistency.

Be persistent and you WILL SUCCEED!

Wishing you the Best!

Paul Timmins

Real Estate Investor from Boston, Massachusetts

Mar 11, 04:31 AM

@Melody B. @Jacob Forbis

Welcome. Time to build the foundation below. Consider student housing below as a means to free college.

Check out the Start Here page

Check out BiggerPockets Ultimate Beginner's Guide - A fantastic free book that walks through many of the key topics of real estate investing.

Check out the free BiggerPockets Podcast - A weekly podcast with interviews and a ton of great advice. And you get the benefit of having 60 past ones to catch up on.

Two Great reads, I bought both J. Scott The Book on Flipping Houses,The Book on Estimating ReHab Costs

Locate and attend 3 different local REIA club meetings great place to meet people gather resources and info. Here you will meet wholesalers who provide deals and all the cash buyers (rehabbers) you will need.

Consider checking out HUD homes for small multi's owner occupied gets first crack.

You might consider Niche or Specialized Housing like student housing. Rents can be 2-4 times more. Remember you don't have to own a property to control it.

Good luck


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J. Martin Donor

Real Estate Investor from Oakland, California

Mar 11, 06:12 AM

Hi Melody, and welcome to BP! I’m a ‘fix and hold’ investor from the Bay Area in CA, and loving it! But you’ll find a variety of every type of investor on the site, and everyone is amazingly helpful. Some pointers for you: The "Learn" link across the top navigation bar has lots of great info, and so do BP members! You can click on the ‘vote’ button if you like someone's post or is helpful, and there are ‘awards’ to earn on your profile. And you can tag people by typing @ before you type their name, then clicking their name at the bottom of the message box. Welcome to the site, and good luck in everything!

J. Martin, JTM Real Estate Group
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Melody B.

Bird-dogger from College Station, Texas

Mar 11, 05:56 PM

Thank you all for your encouragements.

@Paul Timmins I had actually never considered multifamily before. It sounds very interesting. How can you control a property without owning it? Also, what is the best place to begin researching MFR's?

Brandon Turner Verified Video

Real Estate Investor from Montesano, Washington

Mar 12, 01:51 AM

Hey @Melody B. welcome to BP! I'm glad you're enjoying the podcast. You should definitely start jumping right in the forums! Also, if you haven't yet, try to setup some "Keyword Alerts." It's great for getting into local conversations.

See you around the site!

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Maverick Voigt

Real Estate Investor from Spring Branch, Texas

Mar 12, 02:39 PM

Hello @Melody B. Congrats on taking your first steps into this business, stay active on bigger pockets you'll be way ahead of the game! I am also starting out in the San Antonio area but keep participating in the community and you will be sure to find what you are looking for. If theres anything I can do to help let me know!

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