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Hello everyone! My name is Issa and I'm from New York but I'm currently living in Phoenix, Arizona. I found interest in the real estate business this year and I couldn't be happier that my husband approached me with the idea of becoming an investor because now we've took that step of turning an idea into a reality! We're starting off in wholesale for now and eventually doing a lot more! I love to learn more about the business everyday & taking tips & advice from others. So with that being said I've looked into how I could network with like minded people and came across BiggerPockets and I'm very excited to make new friends & connect with new people about our journey to success! 😄😄

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@Issa Duran Welcome to BiggerPockets!!! Love the motivation to make this a full time business, go get em 

Hi @Issa Duran , welcome to BP! Great to see fellow Phoenicians around the forums. Do you have an idea of which type of investment strategy you'll be pursuing?

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@Issa Duran Welcome to BP.There is a tonne of resources on here.I am a wholesaler here in Phoenix, focusing on the East Valley.I am still a newbie but I would definitely be interested in networking with you.

Originally posted by @Issa Duran :

Hello everyone! My name is Issa and I'm from New York but I'm currently living in Phoenix, Arizona. I found interest in the real estate business this year and I couldn't be happier that my husband approached me with the idea of becoming an investor because now we've took that step of turning an idea into a reality! We're starting off in wholesale for now and eventually doing a lot more! I love to learn more about the business everyday & taking tips & advice from others. So with that being said I've looked into how I could network with like minded people and came across BiggerPockets and I'm very excited to make new friends & connect with new people about our journey to success! 😄😄

 Hello,

Welcome to BP and REI! This is a great time to start investing! It sounds like you are off to a great start! Keep it up!

Hi, @Issa Duran , @Charles Nyasha , @Scott Scharl , and @Charles Sullivan ! I am also in the local area and would love to network with you guys. I'm a newbie investor who is hoping to start wholesaling and transition into buy and hold investments. I have a question, which I know has been debated several times on BP, based on AZ law, do you need a license to wholesale? From my reading, wholesaling activities sound a lot like brokering. Also, what have either of you found to be the best strategy for acquiring properties priced below market value in our locale?

I look forward to hearing from you!

Rochelle

Hi @Rochelle Gellineau ,

I have the opportunity to meet with some of the local Pros on this forum and have been provided with a lot of advice.Here are some of the options I will be pursuing to get leads:

Bandit Signs - I made 25 bandit signs and placed them around the East Valley Friday night and picked them up Sunday night.I got all my materials from a local home improvement store but had a tough time trying to get them to to stick into the hard phoenix desert landscape.So ended up trying to find places where there was a grass but that meant my signs were in places with traffic.I did not get any call backs.

Lesson Learned - I will invest into getting my signs professionally done and possibly hire someone to put them out for me.

I used a sharpie marker to write my message and it rained over the weekend so my message was washed away.Need to start working with a permanent solution to write the message.

The second option I am using is Direct Mail, I bought list of 209 leads from list-source with a specific criteria and my plan is to mail to that targeted list using Click2mail. I will have a separate number for the postcards so I can better track the results.

On the weekends I am also driving for dollars , taking addresses and compiling my list.For the driving for dollars each time I get 10 leads I am planning on sending out Letters.

If anyone has advice for me feel free to chime in.

Thanks 

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@Rochelle 

@Rochelle Gellineau I have not yet looked into probate leads.I am looking at pre-foreclosures mostly right now.

Are you planning on starting with probate leads?

Yes, @Charles Nyasha . I pulled a couple leads but I'm trying to figure out how to determine if the estate has real estate. Good luck with your strategy, let me know how it turns out.

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