Newbie From La Jolla, CA

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Hello everyone, my name is Steven a brief about my self I made the moved to California from Massachusetts back in May. New to biggerpockets I do not have any experience in real estate, Was told this a great site that can help learn and meet other realtors. Currently studying for my real estate license in the state of california. Over all goal is to become a realtor to learn the market then investing in properties and fixer upper to rent or sell. Thank you for your time hope to meet some great people on here.

Hi @Steven V. 

Welcome to BiggerPockets - it's great to see more folks deciding to get into REI!

I'd encourage you to reach out to more experienced investors in your area! There is no substitute for being physically present with experienced investors.

Let me know if you need any help finding other resources to help you get started!

Welcome Steven.  You will see a lot of different strategies discussed on this site.  They all sound attractive.  Keep in mind the smorgasbord approach is never successful.  Determine your goals, and then structure your real estate investing to achieve your goals.

As you expressed, building a portfolio of rentals is a sound strategy.  It provides income that comes in while you sleep, and in your part of the country, can provide a nice pay day when you sell.

Thank you @Scott Trench I will start to reach out to some in my area and try to meet with some once i'm back in the US .

@Rod Y. 

Thank you will keep that in mind,  so more or less I would be better off sticking to the goal and avoid detours? 

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