How do you what area to flipp in?

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@Gina Reece  - Welcome to the site!

Start in your own back yard. Establish relationships with lenders, agents and contractors in your own area. They will help you define your target market. Your market could be a zip code, all the way down to the exact street.

Here are 10 tips to help you get started on Bigger Pockets:

1. New to Bigger Pockets? Start Here!

2. Check out BiggerPockets Ultimate Beginner's Guide – This little book is a true gem, and it will give you a good overview of the ins-and-outs of real estate investing.

3. Check out the free BiggerPockets Podcast- A weekly podcast with other successful real estate investors. The podcast is a wealth of game changing information, and entertaining too!

4. Develop your own business strategy and plan How to Write A Kick @$$ Business Plan – A great post by D. Scott Smith on how to write a great business plan.

5. Do not miss out on all of the free resources in the Bigger Pockets File Place – Lots of spreadsheets, example leases, and contracts can be found here.

6. Locate and attend several different local Real Estate Investing Association (REIA) meetings. REIA meetings are the best way to meet and network with local real estate investors, cash buyers, lenders, agents and contractors.

7. Stay away from the “guru” sales-pitch events - They rarely increase your investment knowledge, they merely empty your wallet!

8. Get active on Bigger Pockets by connecting with other Bigger Pockets Members in your area, and engaging on the forums:

9. Make sure you set up your Key Word Alerts – You will receive an email notification whenever someone posts on a topic you are interested in.

10. After you've spent some time on Bigger Pockets, make sure you go by the Bigger Pockets Podcast on iTunes and leave them a rating!