My name is Hugo Martin, I live in Miami Florida and I want to get in to real estate and become a real estate investor and work in the real estate industry. I recently Bought my first property (fixer upper), in the Miami lakes area with my wife and it was quiet a roller coaster ride. We got pre approved right away for 400K and after looking at 57 homes with a realtor we decided to buy a villa 2/2 NO HOA in Miami lakes for $250k (7700 sq ft lot and 1900 sq ft home). I did it with a lawyer because it was a sell by owner and I wanted to experience the process without a real estate agent.
So we started from scratch I had NO CLUE what I was doing, we started going online and researching how to get started. Make a long story short we found a lawyer, my lender got in contact with the lawyer drew up the contract and in 35ish days seller and I where at the lawyer office signing the paper work. VERY SURREAL !. well After the Signing I called my dad and told him to meet us up at the new place and bring a slag hammer and a crowbar... we went to work and in 2 months time we remodeled the entire kitchen,we had to remodel the closest in both rooms we did tile on the floor, paint inside and out, and new appliances. (we put in close to 20K).
So now living in my home for about 6 months I am real interested in the real estate industry because I see the potential.. I started reading books listening to podcast (of course Bigger Pockets) and I went down the rabbit hole in this real estate world and without a doubt love it. So i just wanted to introduce my self, network. Also wanted to ask out there their experience. Just want to be able to pick peoples brain. I want to start working in the realm of real estate most of my friends just tell me to get the real estate license and start. I know everyone and there mother is a real estate agent in Miami ( no offense I see a lot of money in the street so i get it) so I was moving towards real estate investor. But of course friends and family just tease me a little because I literally just bought my first home and want to build an empire with one experience in buying a home. lol.
I Just read this over and i am all over the place but i will leave it like that because i wanted to express myself write exactly how I talk lol
Hope to hear from people in this world and get some tips, advice, job, training, anything that will help me better myself. I am serious in this venture even if i do it on my own.
also just properties I was recently looking in to was multi family homes ( duplex and triplex) in miami florida so if anyone has tips or anything really would be great