Hey, I am only a 17-year-old and I'm learning as much as I can. On my last forum, I asked what should I do to get my feet wet. I got feedback to latch onto someone else, a mentor. I have tried talking to my local real estate investors and even signed up to my local REIA club. However, it's not going to well. Are there any other suggestions as to how to get my feet wet besides for educating myself?
Welcome. Remember education is the first and most important step. It is a marathon not a sprint. Time to build the foundation below.
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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.
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