Looking for a broker

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Hello biggerpockets, 

I recently passed my state exam to become a licensed salesperson and I want to fully immerse myself in the world of Real Estate.

I would love to work with a broker who can possibly act as a mentor and guide me through my first couple of months as an agent. In order to be the best you have to surround yourself with the best.

There are so many real estate companies on the market , If anyboby can advice what characteristics I would better pay attention for, I would be grateful. I am focusing on renting/residential sales/investment. I mainly want to help investors find property, whether it's buy and hold or potential flips. I know that NY real estate market is tought enouth, but If you want it bad enough you will get it!

Irina

@Irina Balueva

Welcome to the vibrant BP community. Your time here will be well spent.

Wow, your profile outlines a good story coupled with determination to succeed. While you wait for connection with a NYC broker, below are some links to get you engaged. You also mentioned an interest in buy and hold as well as flips and I added a couple links for those niches.

http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/02/22/buying-rental-property/ (how to buy a rental property)

http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2014/01/07/flipping-houses/ (step by step guide to flips)

Now that you have made the move, below are some links that will help with the navigation of the site.

https://www.udemy.com/biggerpockets-real-estate-investing-course/ (video with 64 lectures and approx 6hrs of material)

https://www.biggerpockets.com/real-estate-investing (Ultimate beginner's guide to REI)

Before your 1st purchase, please ensure you visit the below link for some tips.

https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2014/12/19/real-estate-investing-success-smart-tips/

REI books suggested by BPers

https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2015/11/13/7-real-estate-books-beginner-investors/ (7 absolute must read books for beginner REIs)

http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/04/14/best-real-estate-books/?utm_source=search&utm_medium=internal&utm_campaign=books (books recommended by BPers)

Simply, bone up on the areas that you need to expand knowledge in such as, Forums, Marketplace, Learn, Network, Analyze and Resources.

Continue to feast on the Podcasts, #askbp Podcasts, blogs and webinars

Lastly, this site thrives on interactions and as such we encourage two way exchanges and look forward to educational, thought provoking ideas relevant to REI.

Hi @Irina Balueva - I think that mentors can be an incredible blessing to investors - I've been really lucky and have had some great ones myself.

I definitely struggled to find some great mentors myself, however, and I think that my experience could perhaps be of value to you!

Perhaps this guide, "The Ultimate Guide to Finding Incredible Mentors" can help you start your search for a mentor that will help you in your real estate journey!