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I am kind of stuck! I once asked, how can I get people to work with me and to learn from (mentor). Someone suggested that I reach out, and offer to do some work, in exchange for their time. So of course I put this to action and received a response I was not prepared to answer.

Instead of them telling me what they needed an extra hand for, they asked me what do I have in mind, and what do I have that makes me stand out of the pack, since he gets many messages requesting the same thing. 

Since I am new to this business, I am not sure what I can do.

When you started out, what are things you did in exchange for their time? Where should someone that is brand new to the business start doing to gain experience and make sure that the other party feels like they are getting their fair share? I by no means just want to take. I want to make sure that I am adding enough value.

Thank you,


I started going to REIA meetings, talking to people here, talking to banks. One meeting at a bank I was talking to the banker about my story. She said she had someone with a very similar background and goals who was about 3-5 years ahead of me. The bank then took me as a guest to the REIA meeting where I met this individual. He helped me get started. Then I met a great investor realtor here, and then I took some mentor ship classes through my local REIA.

The key to all of this is network network network. I didn't offer to do work for someone, I just started out, bought a property and rehabbed it. I am now on my 2nd and 3rd with a 4th in the wings. Just keep going and make the plunge!

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