Hi everyone! My name is Mike and I would like to introduce myself to the BP Community! My wife and I are looking to be more active in real estate investments. I have done some flips, buy and holds, management of my own rentals, lease option and seller finance, as well as mortgage lending in the past. After starting my own business, which has now been running mostly on smoothly, I would like to become more active in my real estate investments. I have recently started working with a group of local investors as well. Since my wife and I would like to make real estate our full time, I would like to network with as many people as possible so we can help each other out, especially those in the Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire, and Orange County areas. Please feel free to add or message me so we can discuss opportunities! Thanks everyone!
@Mike S. Welcome to BP. There is a local meetup in Lake forest every month except for December that you should check out. http://meetu.ps/2QWCkh
If you would like to meet up before then and talk about investing let me know. I am in Mission Viejo and can meet at a Starbucks.
I am currently flipping homes and I am searching for my next project at the court house steps.
This all may be a little far for you, but you included Orange County in your request.
Thanks Joe for the warm welcome! I'll checkout the recommended meetup. I would love to meet and discuss opportunities. Please keep an eye out for an email from me!
Welcome aboard the vibrant BP community. You already have some experience and with additional effort, will quickly climb the REI ladder to its pinnacle.
To be more successful, you simply have to work on the other elements to progress your REI pursuit. Below are some quick links to get engaged on this site.
- How to Use @Mentions on BiggerPockets
REI books suggested by BPers
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
Lastly, this site thrives on interactions and as such we encourage two way exchanges and look forward to educational and thought provoking ideas relevant to REI.
Hi Mike. I'm based out of Orange County now but I'm familiar with your area since I grew up nearby. Definitely let me know if there's anything I can do to help you with your success.
Thank you all for the support .
@Linval T. - Thank you for the great resources and advice! It is really appreciated. Will start looking into these.
@Polar Prutaseranee - Thank you for your willingness to help. I hope I can be mutually helpful to you as well!
@Manolo D. - Thank you as well. I will start looking into the meetups.
Please feel free to connect with me so we can discuss opportunities and strengths and get to know each other. What a great community!
Ho Mike I'm not from the Los Angeles area I'm from New York and is just trying to get my real estate business started but I need help to get started if only you and your wife can help me on to do my first deal I will be happy and you will not be disappointed.I am an Evangelist and I see in my area a wonderful town house for sale and at the bottom floor there is a church if only can I buy that property it will be good .Again I'm asking for your help .please answer me back Thank you
Welcome @Mike S. . You're going to like it here.
Welcome @Mike S. ! Great to hear about your entrepreneurial success. Best of luck with the transition to more RE!
Welcome to Bigger Pockets. It is a good community to network and learn about all aspects of real-estate investing.
@Mike S. Welcome to the greatest community online.
I have finally had a chance to look around at some of the resource and am amazed of the community and information available. It is truly what we need for support in our transition.
Hi @Mike S. , welcome to the BP community. There's lots of great information here, I'm sure BP can contribute a lot towards your future success.
Wishing you lots of success!
@Mike S. I live in LA and I'd love to connect. Are you investing locally or out of state?
I think we should have our own meetups in the SGV.
Welcome to BP, this is a great website and resource for all types of real estate investing.
I always recommend these 3 things to people beginning in Real Estate Investing:
1) Do a lot of research here
2) Do not spend a lot of money with coaches, it would be much better to put that money to work and learn from experience, I'm not against coaches or education, but you need to be careful as there are some that are really bad
3) There are many real estate clubs out there, visit them, select your favorites and meet other investors working your area. You can find info on clubs here and also you can look at meetup.com. Networking is key to success.
Bill Tan has a networking group that meets once a month in Arcadia, this is the link:
and there is also a FIBI in Pasadena:
There are several other good ones... go to those and ask around.
Cheers! see you around...
Welcome, I am a RE investor in the Covina area. I have also attended the Arcadia meetup several times. Its a great club with many experienced investors there.
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