Hi, this will officially be my first post on bigger pocket. As I begin my real estate journey, there is one thing that I always found difficult. That is, finding a good mentor.
Everyone has always stressed the importance of having a mentor in every aspect of business. However, I find it a bit difficult to find a good mentor that is willing to not only help you, but to also teach and guide you. I understand that you must be able to offer a skillset to that specific person and in return you could slowly learn from them. Offering a skillset is great, but sometimes people could also end up just being used by the "mentor" and not gain anything in return.
My question for you all, how did you meet your mentor(s)?
They were an older (very classy) couple 2 doors down from my 1st home. I would shovel their sidewalk for no other reason than they were my mothers age. They approached me & as they were both RE agents (30+ years) they decided to teach me REI. I became the only non-family member to have keys to their home & pool area & I took care of things when they were away. Their contacts & market intuition was the reason I achieved a VERY high 6 figure profit in just their market area.
RIP Bill & Ann!!!
@Jonathan Yu Yang Lo Good afternoon man. I agree with @Pat L. Do work for them and don't expect ANYTHING IN RETURN. Add value to their life, regardless of whether you think you do or do not have the skills you'd like to bring to the table at the moment. Mentors value your efforts to give first, as this is the fundamental of creating high quality relationships with people. Go figure out what he needs help with and acclimate yourself to fit that need. I helped a real estate investor rehab his entire house for free. I would constantly push him to give me his schedule so that I could meet him at his property to do work. I would simply do the work without asking anything in return, and even refused to get compensated by him when he demanded it. Keep it up and don't get discouraged. You got to pay the price to play brother! Cheers and have a wonderful day!