As my college graduation is coming up in a few weeks, I have dedicated the last 3 months to researching and trying to find someone in real estate investing to take me under their wing, or at least set me in the right direction. I have met with two licensed agents, a spec builder, and a land developer. None of them really have an opening except the agents.... Plus, all of them invest minimally on their own, they use their "jobs" as income. So I'm at a dead end with trying to find investors like wholesalers, flippers, etc. However, the two RE agents I met with did say that they would get me my license, and they would let me come on with their company to help them out. Basically it seems like they are recruiting me to work under them and take the deals they may not have time for. What do you guys think? Is this a good way to learn the business and to start building capital? Then through networking hopefully find a wholesaler, flipper to learn from? Or should I just wait until I find the right people to learn from and do everything unlicensed with just straight up investors?
I'm open to all options. Haven't made my mind up yet. Shoot me straight.
Hello @Tom Valichka , I would say it is important to know realtors, but to gain actual useful experience meet with those who are actually successful at doing what you want to do. BiggerPockets is a great way to meet and network with professionals. You should also search in your area for any REIA's or real estate clubs and attend some of the meetings. That is a great way to meet the people in the business and you may find someone that would trade you're services for knowledge. Networking works and it is also a great way to build your team. Best of luck to you in the future. Happy investing!
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