I'm Gary from Austin, TX. I've been a marketing professional for over 20 years, and have been a landlord for about 15 of those, via primary residences that I've kept and rented out, a garage apartment, and an investment property SFH that my wife (who also just joined BP recently) and I purchased in 2012. I also restored a house that was built in 1920 - that was a big project!
Our current working plan is to get a steady stream of flips going, to generate income that will enable us to escape the corporate rat race, and to acquire buy-and-holds to build a retirement portfolio.
Right now we're focusing on the preliminaries - educating ourselves, building a team and a network, and learning how to hunt down deals.
I look forward to interacting with the BP community!
Welcome aboard, Gary. Austin is a great market for flips. We're glad you've joined us!
Welcome from one Austinite to another. Love to chat with you someday and see if we can network on some deals.
Welcome to BP!
You should consider making Harold McGee's lunch meetings at Big Daddy's at noon on Thursdays. They make for some great networking and several BP members attend regularly now.
Thanks to all for the replies.
@Eric Hegwer - Absolutely. I'd welcome that opportunity.
@Brian Hancock - Thanks. I plan on attending the next one - which I believe is on 3/27. I also plan on attending the unofficial BP group meeting at Starbuck's on 3/12.
Welcome Gary. There are a lot of super helpful people and great advice on this site! I’m a ‘fix and hold’ investor from the Bay Area in CA, and loving it! A lot of others doing flips, wholesaling, notes, everything.. A few tips..
You can tag people by typing @ before you type their name, then clicking their name when it pops up at the bottom of the message box. You can click on the ‘vote’ button if you like someone's post or is helpful, and there are ‘awards’ to earn on your profile. The "Learn" link across the top navigation bar has lots of great info, and most importantly, the BP members! Welcome to BP, and good luck on your investments!
Welcome to BP!
I was wondering if you can post some more info about the unofficial BP meetup this month.
@J Martin / @Brandon Turner - Thanks for the tips!
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