Hello! My name is Will DuPont and I am going into my senior year of college and am also a realtor. I've been interested in real estate investing for a while and listening to BPP has motivated me greatly. As a college kid, I'm looking to apply for a job so I can start saving money. What are some suggestions for jobs that are involved in investing/flipping?
I know some will disagree with this, but I think the fastest way to learn to invest is to spend 50 hours or so reading/studying and then take what you've learned and go buy your first deal. The learning accelerates so quickly once you are in the trenches with skin in the game.
You could try working for a property manager for a way to earn a basic hourly wage and learn as you go.
You are motivated, a senior in college, a realtor, and looking for another job! Why not focus more on the realtor job while in college to save up money? You can become a buyers agent for a realtor that works with investors or does flipping, etc. That realtor could teach you a lot on investing and you could also make money selling houses for that person.
Your story sounds like mine. I was a realtor in my final year of college. I think @Jerry Padilla has great advice to buddy up with a realtor that is working with investors. If you don't have one in your office then reach out to some wholesalers in your area like the "We Buy Ugly Houses" guys to see if you can get a list of their properties and start taking people out. Their deals are below market value and not on the mls in most cases. Stay active on BP. I would suggest though that you go out and find the highest paying job you can (probably not in real estate working for someone else). I sold real estate in the evenings and worked a full time day job for several years. Save a few bucks, read some motivational books like Rich Dad Poor Dad, Secrets of The Millionaire Mind and The Richest Man in Babylon and pull the trigger on a real estate investment. I bought my first one this year and am hooked. Best of luck bud.
I think the most important thing for you to do is look for a job with the most networking opportunity, especially as a student. There are leasing companies, brokers, banks, anything where you are even indirectly related to the field. It's about what you know, but it is also about who you know and what you can learn from them!
It sounds like you're heading down the right path with a lot of opportunity ahead. Good luck!