Hello BP members :) im 19 and trying to find a foot in the door job to get into the real estate world. Iv gotten my property management and real estate appraisal certification. However iv talked to plenty of Appraisers who are saying that none of them are getting enough business even to hire an assistant. Knowledge is great but i also need some income so i can start investing asap. Im willing to do anything. im hearing a lot about more college reqs just to get some of these PM jobs, but i know many of the BP members haven't done that. I just need some guidance to show me a good way to earn some cash and earn some field knowledge in the RE world. any feedback would be greatly appreciated thank you :)
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A couple of thoughts. One is to get a job at an apartment complex. IDK if that's possible with your credentials or if there's any thing available, but it would be a way to learn the leasing side of the business.
A job perhaps as an office manager at a office building or retail center. My DIL has a job like this.
Work construction. A good way to get hands on knowledge about swinging a hammer.
Working for a property management company.
One of the issues with real estate is there aren't very many paycheck jobs. That is, jobs where you get a regular paycheck. Most are commissioned sales. You have to put in the work and you get paid when deals close.
Also keep in mind that the vast majority of real estate investors who do have regular jobs have a job that's unrelated to real estate. Real estate is a good place to invest money you make in whatever job you choose. Don't limit yourself to real estate jobs. There may be a different path that's a better choice for you.
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