Maybe you have seen me around, I am Sean, a high schooler currently from Shanghai American School interested in real estate investing; I started a while ago when my friend (who now left) introduced me to this concept, and I have been researching ever since.In the short term, I plan to get involved in some deals some way or another, either by helping to find deals for other investors or actually owning them myself (maybe with a partner). I am relatively new, with connections to some investors and brokers, and my question is what advice would you give to a high schooler who's interested? How would you get started if you were a high schooler? And, am I too early to start looking into investing?
Also on another note, I love to help out investors (you can check out my profile and other recent posts), and I would love to help some of you out (either by helping to analyze deals or researching stuff), and in doing so also incentivizing myself to further pursue this industry while also being able to benefit others as much as possible.
Thank you all and I look forward to making more connections and learning as much as possible from all of you out there, very exciting!!
@Sean Rana hi Sean! It’s awesome to hear you are taking action and beginning to learn about this industry at such a young age! If I were in your shoes I would begin by saving every penny I make! I knew in high school I wanted to invest in real estate but told myself I would save next year and then the next and then the next until I found myself about to graduate college with not much in my saving’s account! Begin saving now and once you put it in that account, don’t touch it! It will benefit you in the long run.
Also, you are not too young to invest/work in the real estate field but with no/minimal credit and work history, banks will probably not take you seriously nor will a private investor. If I were you, read as much as you can, reach out to as many investors, agents, brokers, etc in your area and ask to shadow them for a day or weekend. While there, ask if they need additional help/part time work and learn as much as you can about the industry now while you have the time! This will also help you find connections and possible partners to start sooner than later! Good luck!
Hey @Sean Rana
Congrats to you for your ambition! I work with a bunch of young aspiring real estate investors just like you (in a free online group), and I am willing to help you out with some advice or even chat on the phone if you wish. But I first recommend you read this article I wrote for Bigger Pockets titled How to Invest in Real Estate Before Turning 21. Once you've read it, let me know your thoughts and if you have any questions. I am a high school teacher in Colorado and I am always looking to help young people get started in real estate investing or help in any way I can. Let me know if you want to chat sometime. https://www.biggerpockets.com/