I understand that Bigger Pockets is not the place to request a mentor. Does anyone have any suggestions on where a good place to ask for one would be? I am interested in rehabbing/flipping/wholesaling but have no experience. My best bet is to follow someone who has already had great success who is willing to teach me the ropes.
Try to use bigger pockets to network with people in your market. Mentors charge way too much.
BTW I am not so certain that BP isnt the place to find one... As much as it seems like BP talks crap about them read between the lines and youll find that BP actually promotes mentorship programs...
I don't think BP talks crap about mentors but they do about Guru's. Wait, what, yeah that's right.
Mentor - Someone you can help in their business to learn how to perform it on your own.
Guru - Someone you pay to teach you how to perform a business on your own.
See it's easy
Thank you all. I was hesitant to post my original post because as soon as I went to post it, I got a message saying "Please make sure you don't use the forum to solicit..etc"
I submitted a post on Craiglist in the RE Services section but I am just not sure that is the right place.
@Michael Quarles - What do you suggest i search for exactly? "RE Mentors in (my area)"
Welcome to BiggerPockets @Mary Velazquez
If you are interested in finding Mentors, I recently wrote "The Ultimate Guide to Finding Incredible Mentors" - check it out!
I'm always happy to help point you in the right direction for resources or tools on BiggerPockets that can help you with your REI goals!
Most of your local investor clubs are run by someone who has years of experience in REI. They can be your mentor and they are the people who are actually doing deals all the time!!!
Besides organizing the club meetings, they teach you how to do deals in your local market. They often offer in parenting with you, so you learn like being in a "boot camp"
Read on page 4, "should I pay $30,000...." I just listed who should be your mentors. Most are not just investors, but professionals.
Next, no many mentors can spend their time with you and not get paid in some way.
Gurus don't just ask for money, they rip you off doing it.
Teachers get paid.
You don't learn from peers, a peer knows no more than you do......right? Otherwise they wouldn't be your peer. Learn from experts that are known conventionally as experts, not some proclaimed expert on the internet or in a book ad. They will have knowledge, experience and integrity.
Also read the blog "How to develop a good BS Meter" that's where you begin. :)
@Mary Velazquez in finding a mentor more then often you have to bring some type of value along with you.
When I first started out with my mentor in the industry I offered to help the individual for FREE and in turn I gain an abundance of knowledge from working along them.
Hope that helps
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