Newbie in North Carolina

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Hello -

My name is Akilah. My husband and I live in Durham, NC and are extremely interested in real estate investing, specifically multi-family. We have spent countless hours listening to many of the great podcasts episodes on Bigger Pockets and reading through forums/posts. Many questions come to mind but one we are curious about is if we should immediately begin working with an agent or just keep searching for units ourselves.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

We are looking forward to being part of this community and learning from many of you.

I'd say both. If you're able to find a great agent/agents to work with that can bring you properties that fit your criteria you should work with them. You can also learn how to find deals on your own. It all depends on your goals.

@Akilah Smallwood

Building a solid team is one of the most important aspects of the real estate investing game.  A good broker will be worth their weight in gold. If you're looking at multifamily, you can start by going to Loopnet and looking up Durham, NC.  See which brokers keep popping up, then contact them.  You can always look for deals yourself, but a solid broker is going to be a HUGE asset to you.

Originally posted by @Akilah Smallwood :

Hello -

My name is Akilah. My husband and I live in Durham, NC and are extremely interested in real estate investing, specifically multi-family. We have spent countless hours listening to many of the great podcasts episodes on Bigger Pockets and reading through forums/posts. Many questions come to mind but one we are curious about is if we should immediately begin working with an agent or just keep searching for units ourselves.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

We are looking forward to being part of this community and learning from many of you.

 Hello and welcome! Best of luck to you!