Hey there fellow super-investors. I've been working in the title industry for a couple of years and now breaking into the real estate side of things with a real estate license.
I'm looking to gain some experience working with amazing pros like y'all. I wanna bring deals to you and do some deals together with you. So, I've been thinking about what kind of value I can provide based on what I've learned so far on the title side of things.
1) Provide Leads - I have access to databases of motivated sellers in the Tampa Bay/Central Florida area with skiptracing contacts included. If you tell me what kind of deals you're looking for and what formulas you use to calculate your deals, I'll be happy to cull through my lists for you.
2) Analyze Deals - I can also do preliminary searches to check for mortgages and liens, taxes and insurance, that it's not in a flood zone, HOA dues, etc. Obviously, it's not a full title search like an underwriter would do at closing, but at least have a general idea of if the numbers would even make sense. And then run everything through your formula/calculator and generate reports for you of what I find.
3) Talk With People - And I'd be willing to contact them via email/text/phone to actually talk with them and see if we can work out a deal.
4) Physically Walk the Property - Also, I could get out take pictures of the property for you or any other reconnaissance that you need.
So, what I'd like to do is get some insight from you as to what areas of the Tampa Bay area (Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough county) you would like to get deals in as well as what types of properties you are looking for.
As well as which areas you would avoid and what kinds of things to look out for. Are there certain types of homes that were built that have problems? Are there sinkholes? Are there weird mold issues that I should watch out for that are really common in these areas? Are there other things that I should be watching out for that are super-common in your area?
I want to avoid problem areas as well as help you focus on finding good deals in areas that you will have no problem selling or renting or whatever it is that you do to make money on your end.
I was born in Orlando, but currently live in Tarpon Springs, so Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Holiday, New Port Richey, Trinity, Port Richey, Odessa are all in my back yard. But I often get up as far north as Ocala, out east as far as Orlando, and south as far as Bradenton and Sarasota.
So, if you're in this area or looking to get into Florida with the beaches and Disney vibe, hit me up to be an extra set of eyeballs on properties and the numbers for you as I put my new-found skills to use for you.
Feel free to reply to this thread or send me a message here on BP if you don't want to share your proprietary info here in public.
I look forward to meeting you all, helping you find good deals, make lots of friends, gain some experience, and make cash to fund my own investments in the future once I gain some experience and have some funds built up along the way.
Hi @David A Bailey Jr. Welcome to BP! I invest in North Florida in Tallahassee, I just know the market there and get back every few years. I do see growth opportunities in the TB/StP area as many of my cohort at FSU relocated to the area. I plan on getting down to see some of them this year and see what the area looks like. Best of luck!
Hey Chris! Thanks for the warm welcome. Much appreciated and I'm super excited to be in the community. I've not been up to Tallahassee yet, but FSU is a pretty big deal around here. I have friends here who brag about their kids getting accepted there. Let me know when you come on down this way, have a cup of coffee (or whatever you like to drink) and shoot the breeze about real estate. And don't hesitate to give me a holler if there's anything I can do for you down this way.
I’m actively investing in new port Richey, holiday etc. trying to buy 25 sfh or small multi doors to hold this year - and need some flips to keep the $ flowing. Just started direct to seller marketing but I’m open to have an agent assist / earn the sellers agent role on the flips. I’ll DM you!
Hey Joe! New Port Richey and Holiday are my backyard. That's amazing. Sounds like you've got a solid goal there. I'll be happy to help you any way I can. Let me know when you have some time and we can sit down over a cup of coffee (or whatever you like to drink).
Welcome @David A Bailey Jr! It's amazing isn't it that we get to work and play in Central Florida? I often have to pinch myself. Having been born in Wisconsin, lived in Colorado and now Orlando - man, I'll never go back! Here's to a prosperous new adventure good sir!
It sure is amazing Jay! Thanks for the warm welcome to the community. I took a look at your profile and website. I love the video you did on the STR market. Informational and inspirational. Congrats and looking forward to chatting with you to talk real estate and shoot the breeze.