I started investing in real estate with the help of my family about two years ago. I have some rental properties, and they are all occupied. I recently got my real estate licence and I am currently working at a real estate firm, however I have no clients and I feel like I have not learned much about investing, which was my main reason for getting my license. I would like to make investing my full time job, however I am unsure how to go about it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Well, you can learn a heck of a lot about investing here! Read everything under the "Learn" tab at the top of the page, then do some searches of the forums for topics that interest you.
"investing as a full time job" can mean many different things. Getting to the point that you have enough cash flow from rental properties to consider that a full time job takes a long time, but is a good longterm goal. Or maybe you are interested in flipping houses. Or becoming a real estate agent that works or partners with investors.
Most real estate firms work with retail buyers/sellers. But after you get more understanding on investing you might be able to set yourself up as the "Investment specialist" at your firm. Or find another brokerage that caters to investors. Although you do want to be aware that investors will be driving hard bargains and not buying top dollar properties, so you may have better commissions with retail buyers!
I have been an investor for a while, but have just signed up for a real estate licensing course. I can already say that the information I'm getting there is interesting and valuable, but completely different from the information that I need to be successful as an investor.
@Michael Prats The best way to learn the real estate business is to get a job as an assistant to someone who is successful. That could translate to learning about investing too. Work with those who do.
Also, keep your chin up. It's hard to get started in RE sales. Be patient, market like crazy, and work hard. It will come.
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