LA Native New To Investing

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Hello! They said to type an intro/bio so here it is: I joined Bigger Pockets because I'm interested in real estate investment opportunities/deals. I'm totally new to REI and have no idea where to start. My goal is to create passive income from real estate to support my lifestyle. I currently work in direct sales. I'm glad to have found this site and I'm looking forward to meeting you all!

@Ciji McBride

Welcome to BiggerPockets, a place to interact with a vibrant REI group, learn the real estate business and language.

It doesn't matter if you are young or old, totally new or need to build upon your experience.

Yes, you have just announced a commitment to the thousands in this community about your seriousness regarding REI and have taken this bold step to affirm it.

Your time on this site with the BiggerPockets community will be well spent and can be financially rewarding if you so desire.

Don't get overwhelmed by the massive amount of data archived on this site.

Simply, bone up on the areas that you need to expand knowledge in such as, Forums, Marketplace, Learn, Network, Analyze and Resources.

Feast on the Podcasts, #askbp Podcasts, blogs and webinars

REI books suggested by BPers

https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2015/11/13/7-real-estate-books-beginner-investors/ (7 absolute must read books for beginner REIs)

http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/04/14/best-real-estate-books/?utm_source=search&utm_medium=internal&utm_campaign=books (books recommended by BPers)

Also, you can review the quick links below to help solidify your grip on this site.

https://www.udemy.com/biggerpockets-real-estate-investing-course/ (video with 64 lectures and approx 6hrs of material)

https://www.biggerpockets.com/real-estate-investing (Ultimate beginner's guide to REI)

After becoming more knowledgeable and confident take action to snag your first real estate investment deal.

Here are some solid tips before buying your 1st investment property

https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2014/12/19/real-estate-investing-success-smart-tips/

Don't get caught up in analysis paralysis.

Take calculated risks if needed and you shall be rewarded!

"Each step you take reveals a new horizon. You have taken the first step today. Now, I challenge you to take another." - Dan Poynter

Lastly, don't forget that we are here to help and likewise learn from your contributions.

Good luck and happy investing, again, welcome aboard! 

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