HI (sort of) Newbie from Raleigh NC /Pittsburgh PA

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Ok, so this is a huge jump for me actually making a first post! I've been kind of lurking on BiggerPockets for over a year, sponging up information - reading articles/blogs, attending webinars, reading posts from my keyword alerts, etc.

I currently live in Raleigh NC but am originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and looking to move back hopefully in the 'relatively' near future. I'm currently under contract for a duplex in my current area to house hack for a while after fixing the heck out of it, but as a lot of folks probably experience, a lot of interesting things have happened along the way of this one, and closing keeps getting pushed out. Hopeful that all will be resolved soon :).

I like involvement in fixing things up, there's something therapeutic and satisfying to me transforming something, even small things, or getting something to work again. I like learning the 'how' and 'why' because then paying forward knowledge and experience keeps that positive flow going. I hope that makes sense.

I want to put my eggs into several baskets, because why not? I'm attempting my first renovating buy-and-hold, I'd like one solid flip a year (I know, just one??), self-storage, and another idea I've had since my 20s but I'm only putting that one on my profile HA. 

I can research the h*** out of something, paralyze myself and do nothing, or I can research and take action. So this introduction is my 'action' in the BP community. :) Thanks guys

Shellie, 

We LOVE Self-Storage and we LOVE the Raleigh-Durham NC market! 

Currently, we don't have any students or associates actively working your area, but hope to focus more in your area in the very near future.   

Once your activity ramps up, shoot me a message if you find anything interesting that you may want to partner on, or wholesale to us. 

Cheers,

@Shellie S. Welcome to the site!

I applaud you for not only taking the plunge with introducing yourself but also for actually jumping into real estate. So often we suffer from analysis paralysis (I'm guilty) and forget to take action. There's a large member base on this site of local RDU people so you'll have no shortage of folks to connect with. Stay active here and good things will happen!

@Scott Meyers Hi Scott, thank you! Absolutely, I will reach out to you once I get ramped up, or even before, if/when I come across something interesting - especially if it could be looking good in the self-storage arena. I had thought about checking out warehouses, etc. that could be converted. Will be in touch!

@Michael Jobe Hi Michael, yessssss thank you for being able to relate...sometimes one just has to jump in and then get creative to land on one's feet :). I appreciate your positive mindset! I hope to start connecting and get the cycle going - people come first, always do good by others and you are right, good things will happen!

Welcome and congrats on taking the first step... Which, as the saying goes, truly is the hardest. I'm another transplanted Pittsburgher here in RDU - great market to get your feet wet (albeit a bit hot at the moment)

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