College Grad ready to make a mark in Philadelphia

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BP Community,

I am beginning my road to real estate investing in the Philadelphia/County area. I have a network of some highly successful commercial and residential sales brokers who have serious contacts in the Philadelphia region. I am studying to become an agent, and studied land development in college; through my education I have been able to connect with some players in the industry and once I can lock a deal I will be immediately reaching out.

I would prefer to start out working WITH an investor, ideally seasoned personnel, but a newbie in the game would be a great because I am hoping to start out doing joint ventures with other new investors.

I have a great sales, and over-the-phone personality, and I would be a great asset to anyone who needs help (FOR FREE). I think the key when starting out in this competitive industry is to remain as humble as possible, so I just wanted to reach out to the community, and if anyone has any information that they would like to share please post!

Responses are greatly appreciated.

Hassani Graves

@Hassani Graves

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Good Luck

Paul

Thanks for the welcome fellas!

Welcome and good luck! 

I'm a young investor as well in the area. Feel free to PM me with any questions.

@Hassani Graves welcome to BP. I see you are out of Horsham, which just happens to be the town where DIG holds its monthly main meeting (hundreds of members attend). The DIG website is 

http://digonline.org/

Send me a colleague request with a brief intro message and I can you some info about DIG meetings via the BP PM system. 

welcome @Hassani Graves

  I am also a local investor feel free to reach out with any questions.  What types of deals do you plan on doing?

@Steve Babiak really appreciate the welcome and information, I will PM you very soon to receive more information as I am very interested.

Thanks again,

Hassani Graves

@Greg Behan

Hey Greg, thank for the welcome and generosity. I have a great marketing sense and so I am going to start out with wholesaling, and meeting as many leads as possible in the area. My network is a little short of hard lenders, and contractors. I will PM you with some questions very soon.

Thanks,

Hassani

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