New member from Georgia

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Hello All,

I am new to real estate investing. I currently do IT/Technology sales in Atlanta and am going to start investing in real estate in the Georgia market. My target is to flip houses in the 50k - 100k purchase price range and keep a look out for good rental properties. Growing a network is very important to me so I would love to talk to anyone that could share information. My goal is to build up enough of a portfolio so that I focus on real estate full time. 

This is also a good opportunity for me to spend more time with my father who I will be teaming up with. He has years of home building and estimating experience so it is a good fit. 

To say we are extremely excited and ready to hit the ground running is a true understatement! 

Any thoughts or advice is welcome.

*Currently reading The Book on Flipping Houses by J Scott. Great read!

@Shea Jenkins

Welcome to the vibrant BP community. Your time here will be well spent.

Since your primary focus is flips I added the below links for your review prior to getting started.

http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2014/01/07/flipping-houses/ (ultimate step by step guide to flips)

https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/05/18/how-to-flip-houses-3/ (5 steps to flipping)

https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2010/4/28/the-8-rules-for-flipping-in-2010/ (The 8 rules for flipping - J. Scott)

https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/03/21/flipping-houses-101-j-scott/ (Flipping houses 101 with J. Scott)

https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2015/07/09/bp-podcast-130-ten-smart-tips-for-making-1m-flipping-houses-with-will-barnard/ (Smart tips for flips)

Now that you have made the move, below are some links that will help with the navigation of the site.

https://www.biggerpockets.com/courses/a-beginners-introduction-to-real-estate-investing (video courses)

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

Before your 1st purchase, please ensure you visit the below link for some tips.

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

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)

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, thought provoking ideas relevant to REI.

I have lived in ATL since 1981, full time real estate since 1998.  Flip, buy and hold, etc...  I have a property now I am listing for a client, 3/2 brick ranch, perfect for a rental or a flip, DeKalb County ITP off of Ponce.  Let me know.

Thanks!
TOM

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