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Travis Feldman
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New member, new to REI, looking to connect

Travis Feldman
  • Investor
  • Tampa FL, United States
Posted Nov 15 2023, 14:00

Hello all!

My name is Travis Feldman, and I am new the world of real estate investing. I am an aspiring investor, and here to learn, share experiences, and build meaningful connections.

A bit about me: I am a Florida native, born in Clearwater. I currently live in North Tampa. I am happily married; we welcomed our first child earlier this year. I currently work full time as a PA in the Emergency Room. I hope to one day transition out of medicine and into real estate full time. I have read numerous real estate books, listened to countless podcasts, and recently completed the BRRRR invest academy lead by Nate Barger.

I am interested investing in long term rentals (single and multifamily), flips, short term rentals, mobile home parks, and storage units.

I am eager to connect with local realtors, investors, property managers, wholesalers, and private money lenders.

Looking forward to connecting!

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Raymond J. Rodrigues
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Raymond J. Rodrigues
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Replied Nov 15 2023, 18:07

Hi @Travis Feldman

Thank you for your introduction! Congratulations on your newborn. Tampa Bay is a great place to be. Definitely reach out to @Josh Green. Not only is he an awesome person, but he is also an investor and realtor in the local area. He has helped quite a few of my clients and is a wealth of knowledge! 

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Joseph Stern
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Joseph Stern
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Replied Nov 15 2023, 18:18

Hey Travis, congrats on your first child and a successful career in medicine. You are doing all the right things by reading the books, listening to podcasts, and being active on the forums. I´m a broker and investor myself based out of Tampa, I´d love to connect!

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Nate Meeker
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Nate Meeker
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Replied Nov 17 2023, 10:32

@Travis Feldman welcome! You are in a great market, all of my rentals, brrrs, and wholesale deals have been in Pensacola, FL. Direct mail and cold calling go a long way, I've scored some deals from realtor relations as well before it hit market. 

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Travis Feldman
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Travis Feldman
  • Investor
  • Tampa FL, United States
Replied Nov 29 2023, 10:51
Quote from @Raymond J. Rodrigues:

Hi @Travis Feldman

Thank you for your introduction! Congratulations on your newborn. Tampa Bay is a great place to be. Definitely reach out to @Josh Green. Not only is he an awesome person, but he is also an investor and realtor in the local area. He has helped quite a few of my clients and is a wealth of knowledge! 

 Thank you @Raymond J. Rodrigues! I will definitely reach out to Josh. 

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Sloane Kraftsow
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Sloane Kraftsow
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Replied Nov 29 2023, 11:36

Welcome to Bigger Pockets!

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Travis Feldman
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Travis Feldman
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Replied Nov 29 2023, 11:38
Quote from @Sloane Kraftsow:

Welcome to Bigger Pockets!


 Thanks!

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Travis Feldman
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Travis Feldman
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Replied Nov 29 2023, 11:40
Quote from @Nate Meeker:

@Travis Feldman welcome! You are in a great market, all of my rentals, brrrs, and wholesale deals have been in Pensacola, FL. Direct mail and cold calling go a long way, I've scored some deals from realtor relations as well before it hit market. 

 Thank you @Nate Meeker! I am in the process of making some realtor connections now. I also recently started using dealmachine for direct mailers.

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John O'Leary
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John O'Leary
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Replied Nov 29 2023, 12:22

Hey Travis,

I'm located in Orlando, welcome to the community and happy to connect. 

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Shawn McCormick
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Shawn McCormick
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Replied Nov 30 2023, 07:42

Welcome to BP @Travis Feldman. I'm in Orlando and always available to have a conversation just to see what we can learn from each other. I'm a full time Realtor and also do several forms of investing, both passive and active. My advice would be to try and choose one or two of those niches you mentioned, they will all get you there, but find one that you like, your good at, have the time for. 

I would also suggest going to your local REIA. I am on the board at CFRI, Orlando's chapter of the National REIA and the connections you make there will go a long way.

Best of luck!

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River Sava#1 BRRRR - Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat Contributor
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River Sava#1 BRRRR - Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat Contributor
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Replied Nov 30 2023, 09:56

Hi Travis, 

Welcome to BP! I am frequently in Tampa/St Pete visiting friends and family and have worked with a lot of clients in the area. Would love to connect!

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Andrew Syrios
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  • Kansas City, MO
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Andrew Syrios
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ModeratorReplied Nov 30 2023, 10:45

Welcome aboard Travis!

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Simon Ashbaugh
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Simon Ashbaugh
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Replied Nov 30 2023, 12:47

Hi Travis, that's an impressive range of interest in real estate. Covering everything from long-term rentals to short-term rentals, flips, mobile home parks and storage units definitely covers a lot of ground and building connections is wise move and those are beneficial to your real estate journey. 

The BP community filled with knowledge and support so you'd find it very helpful. All the best!

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Dmitriy Fomichenko
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Dmitriy Fomichenko
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Replied Dec 1 2023, 00:31

Welcome to the BP community @Travis Feldman ! It's a perfect place to start your real estate investing journey.

Find and connect with other BP members that are in your area: https://www.biggerpockets.com/search/users

Good luck on everything!

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Cade Edwards
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Cade Edwards
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Replied Dec 4 2023, 08:31

@Travis Feldman welcome to BP! Glad to hear that you're getting involved in real estate. Let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information.

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Simon Ashbaugh
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Simon Ashbaugh
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Replied Dec 4 2023, 11:04

Hey Travis, welcome to BP! This is the perfect place to start learning and building connections for your real estate goals. Congratulations on completing the BRRRR invest academy btw and also by having your first child man. I recommend that you attend local REI networking groups and meetups to connect with fellow real estate investors, also seek advice from lenders and brokers on finding a suitable real estate mentor. Expand your network and explore social media events, these are proven to be beneficial in achieving your real estate goals. Happy to connect and help out.

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David Garcia
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David Garcia
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Replied Dec 17 2023, 18:10

Hello Travis, Welcome to BP and congrats on your newborn. I am also a newer RE investor with one property (Duplex) just purchased Feb this year. I worked with @Josh Green which is an amazing realtor and with @Nick Velez which is a great lender to work with. They both own investment properties and are not just a realtor/lender. I trust these two will do what's right for you as they did for me. They are passionate about helping you achieve your RE goals and will not guide you in any direction that does not match what your goals are. Good luck and I look forward to hearing your success story once you start. 

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Travis Feldman
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Travis Feldman
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Replied Dec 22 2023, 17:51
Quote from @Simon Ashbaugh:

Hey Travis, welcome to BP! This is the perfect place to start learning and building connections for your real estate goals. Congratulations on completing the BRRRR invest academy btw and also by having your first child man. I recommend that you attend local REI networking groups and meetups to connect with fellow real estate investors, also seek advice from lenders and brokers on finding a suitable real estate mentor. Expand your network and explore social media events, these are proven to be beneficial in achieving your real estate goals. Happy to connect and help out.


Thanks for the reply! I am planning to start attending some REI networking events after the holidays.

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John Karg
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John Karg
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Replied Dec 22 2023, 21:06

Hi Travis, 

Welcome! This is a great community to learn from. I'm always available for any loan related questions you might have!

John