Hi after a couple months of research, I have decided to look at investing in Cincinnati, OH as one of my markets. Who can recommend a good team here:
- Real Estate Agent
- Property Manager
- Licensed and Bonded Contractor that can inspect, install, do repairs (general contractor, pluming, heating/cooling hvac, electrical, locksmith, etc, cleaning, etc)
- Insurance Agent
BTW, I am flying to Cincinnati this weekend and will be there Monday 6/23 and would like to meet and talk to you to gain your insight.
Thanks for your feedback in advance.
@Krysti Sam if you find a good team, let me know also too. I'm planing to invest in that area too.
Thank you in advance
That would be helpful information for those of us who are local and new to investing, as well! Thanks!
FYI, if you fly to Columbus Ohio or to Indianapolis Indiana on Southwest Airlines from LAX, you can save probably half in airfare as opposed to flying into Cincinnati.
If you have to rent a car anyway, then you might as well rent it in Columbus or Indianapolis and drive the hour and a half to Cincinnati. Heck, you should probably check out the rental markets in Columbus and Indianapolis anyway, while you are in the region...
p.s. Google "highest airfare in US Cincinnati" and you will see what I mean...
Krysti, I am unsure of all the ups and downs in cinci but if you come to the columbus market i can gladly give you a lot of those names and professionals to talk to.
Originally posted by NA Martin
" If you have to rent a car anyway, then you might as well rent it in Columbus or Indianapolis and drive the hour and a half to Cincinnati"
Just don't rent it at the Indianapolis airport. They hit you with a 30% airport surcharge.
For those all of you looking to invest near Cinci, network with folks from citi-bank. It is moving its operations to Dallas region and many employees may sell and move. Obviously it being good new area, Mason and around, you may not get a wholesale deal, but properties may be new and for someone who want to buy and hold, may be a good option. If property is new, I suppose less maintenance and good for out of state investors. Am looking there too and have made inroads into folks with some employees who share their network news :).
@DL Martin - Thank you
@Mike D'Arrigo - Thank you
@Naveen Desai - Thank you. Do you have any luck?
thanks for the tips! I'll get in contact w Citibank
I have some real estate agents you might want to reach out to.
Billy Rumsey and Ken Maddin. You can find them easily using Google.
I have great connections on the southwest side of the city. If you are looking in that area let me know.
I have a great contractor for any roof repairs you might need. He also might be able to connect you to other contractors you might need.
Awesome @Adam Kent ! Thanks for the referrals.
Back to this conversation after a long time. I am in Cincinnati now, and looking around. Let me know if any of you come across any deals.
@Krysti Sam , did you get an answer on your search for a great property management company, realtor, & contractor? I am searching for the same answer...
May I recommend my realtors, The Fightmaster Group, with Comey & Shepherd Realtors? I have known Bonnie, James, and Jenny for almost 30 years and have used them for the purchases of two of my personal residences. I am now using them in my business. They specialize in distressed properties, HUD repos, and others. Unfortunately, the forum won't let me post their contact information.