I'm new to Colorado Springs and am looking to get my feet wet in the RE industry.
Do you think its best to volunteer at an Agents open house?
What should I do as far as getting experience before I earn my license?
Hey man. I think the agents open house is a great idea. Here's a few suggestions from my end.
1) Figure out where the Colorado Springs REIA is and try to get to every meeting.
2) Use the "Network" tab on BP and connect with the most active members from C-Springs. I'm sure they'll have a lot of good advice.
3) Brandon Turner started a forum post called What are the key indicators of a good real estate market. Harness the power of Google to get answers to as many of these questions as you can.
Best of luck man. Hope your PCS went well.
@Ryanchase Balthazar Welcome to BP! It is a great place to learn. Dig around on the forums. Listen to the podcasts. As @Tyler Flagg mentioned, attend some REIA's in the area. Spend a couple months doing those three activities and you'll be on your way. If you're not in a financial position to buy a property, you might volunteer to help another investor out just so you can learn.
I live in Colorado Springs, but I'm in the process of selling my last property here. I am actively acquiring properties down the road in Pueblo, Colorado.
@Ryanchase Balthazar unless you are licensed in Colorado, I doubt an agent would let you work their open house. If you are licensed, open houses are a way to troll for buyers. In reality you should read Gary Keller's Millionaire Real Estate Agent. It's really about getting listings that make you profitable as an agent.
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