New in Real Estate

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Hello All!

I am Anthony Garrett, I am new to real estate and looking forward to this new and exciting journey and meeting like-minded people. I'm currently in the greater Charlotte area, wanting to know what type of first deal I should be targeting? Any feedback is welcome. Thanks in advance!

Hey Anthony!

Welcome to BP and learn all you can from these great contributors. Solid resources to start with and to create a plan to become successful in this business. Hmm, types of deals you should be targeting... Well, I suggest really asking yourself what type of properties can give you the returns you're looking for on the invested money in your local area. Ask yourself what you want REI to do for you and what actions you can take each day to start making that happen. Start with an investment focus, learn everything about that type of investing (buy and hold, flips, wholesaling, etc..), and then create a daily action plan on raising funds, finding financing, and developing systems to manage the newly invested in property. I am a newbie myself and BP really really helped me find and obtain my first deal.

Good luck

Cody B

@Anthony Garrett

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Locate and attend 3 different local REIA club meetings great place to meet people gather resources and info. Here you will meet wholesalers who provide deals and rehabbers (cash buyers). Find them through Google and

Two Great reads, I bought both J. Scott The Book on Flipping Houses, The Book on Estimating ReHab Costs

Consider checking out HUD homes for small multi's owner occupied gets first crack.

You might consider Niche or Specialized Housing like student housing. Rents can be 2-4 times more. Remember you don't have to own a property to control it.

Download BP’s newest book here some good due diligence in Chapter 10. Real Estate Rewind Starting over

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