@Jason Bruning so you are open to buying anywhere? It would probably be useful to narrow down what market or markets you want to focus on.
Getting agent referrals from people for someone who just has a very broad focus may not be useful. Plus good agents are hard to find, and if you find one you want to hang on to them.
Thanks Caleb. I am just getting started and working on narrowing everything down.
I would recommend developing a strategy and location, and probably even organizing financing before you find an agent, because until you have all that figured out most agents won't be able to help very much because to them you would not appear as a serious buyer/ investor on paper.
@Jason Bruning Figure out geography, property type, budget, etc. before reaching out to an agent. Agents that are plugged into the $100K world aren’t as plugged into the $1M+ ecosystem. While some agents are licensed in more than one state, many aren’t. The $500K SFR rockstar agent isn’t the $500K rockstar self-storage expert. I could go on...and on...and on...
There’s no agent out there that’s a rockstar in all property types, in all geographies, and at all purchase prices.
My unsolicited advice: If you want to work with a rockstar agent, do rockstar prep-work.
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