starting out

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Find a broker that will "represent" you. I would recommend interviewing multiple real estate companies to see who has the best training...not the best splits. The money will come in time, it is important that new agents get the best training possible early on to promise a solid career down the road.

@Paije Rush

The first thing to do is decide what type of market you'd like to be in (commercial, residential) and find a brokerage that caters to your needs. If you're looking to focus on properties in your area, I would just drive around and see what brokerage is prominent in your area and go to their office. It starts out slow so beware but once you get some deals rolling and get your name out there you'll be having fun!

@Paije Rush

Welcome. 

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 rehabbers (cash buyers). Find them through Google and meetup.com

Two Great reads, I bought both J. Scott The Book on Flipping Houses, The Book on Estimating ReHab Costs http://www.biggerpockets.com/flippingbook

Consider checking out HUD homes for small multi's owner occupied gets first crack.

Good read The Real Estate Agent’s Ultimate Guide to Working with Investors http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/08/24/real-estate-agents-working-with-investors/

Download BP’s newest book here some good due diligence in Chapter 10. Real Estate Rewind Starting over

http://www.biggerpockets.com/files/user/brandonatbp/file/real-estate-rewind-a-biggerpockets-community-book

Good Luck

Paul