Being my first deal, would it be better to buy properties from a wholesaler or try to find the deal myself?
I don't think either way is better. I would start looking through both avenues. Determine what your numbers are and then start looking everywhere for those numbers. Wholesalers can be a great avenue to find good deals, but don't trust someone else to do your homework. It's your money you will be investing. Being a wholesaler myself and knowing others let me say this, not all "wholesale" deals are good deals.
Thanks for the info. I completely agree with not letting someone else do my homework for me..any chance you no any reputable wholesalers in San Antonio?