Since I'm new to the idea of REI, I've been trying to gain as much knowledge as I can while I work to build capital for my first investment. I've been reading a ton of forums on here as well as books and listening to the podcasts, and all of these things have been great! And for those of you in Chicago I look forward to meeting you at the meetup next week!
Another way I've considered using to gain knowledge of the industry is to find a job doing something related to real estate. I've been looking at jobs for real estate analyst positions here in Chicago, which falls in line with my degree in economics. And from the podcasts I've heard others say another good idea would be to work with property managers to get a feel for what landlording is like.
My current job is with an online construction publication that started out as a temp job doing simple data entry, and I recently went full time. While I try to make the most of my time here by listening to the podcasts while I work, I know there are other jobs that will provide me with more practical experience in the industry.
I'd love any advice about what kinds of jobs I could be looking for and talking to people about, and if any of you in Chicago know of opportunities in the area I'd definitely be interested in hearing about them!
@Tony Goodwin. I second that suggestion by Michael. I just read the post and Wendell De Guzman is presenting an awesome opportunity. Better hop on that!
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