Hi guys! I'm Zach and my current experience is nill. I have a wife and three daughters that I want to provide a better life for. I am currently working third shift in a production plant and looking for my first investment. I am most likely looking at flipping at first to gain some capital and then move in to buy and hold. Though the podcasts have peaked my interest in starting a marketing campaign and wholesaling as I flip. I have my dad on board with partnering on a deal or two at first and can hopefully gain some traction and capital that way. I am planning on attending a REI meeting in Fayetteville this month to start some networking and continue to build my knowledge base. Currently going through the podcasts and reading some books.
Its been great to join you guys and I will be uploading a profile pic soon! Thanks for reading!
Welcome @Zach McKinnon ! BP is a great resource, and the NWA-REIA is a fantastic group. My wife and I are just getting started too, and BP and the REIA are indispensable- great people at both. Look forward to seeing you at the October meeting! Anything I can do to help, just let me know and I'll do my best.
@Jonathan Boyd Thanks for the reply! I spent some time in Springdale when I first moved to NWA. Do you have any properties besides your primary residence yet? And are you looking to invest in Springdale or some of the other NWA metro area?
@Zach McKinnon welcome to BP! Siloam is a good spot to get started as there is a lot of opportunity and the prices haven't been driven up quite as much as Bentonville/Fayetteville areas. @Henry Washington gets leads on homes over there from time to time so it might be good for you to connect with him as well... The REIA is a good spot to network and create relationships but don't put too much weight on the REI itself... It's 80% new folks with the same idea you have. You gotta find an edge and hustle harder than those other folks. I'm not too experienced myself but if you have any questions I'd be happy to try and answer them. Good luck!
@Zach McKinnon Welcome bud! I've made some great contacts at the NWA REIA, that's the real value in it. I've only been investing for a few months myself, but I've done a few deals and I'll share what little experience I've learned! If you have any questions at all, I'm happy to help.
Welcome to BP man. A lot of resources on here, but the deals happen in real life. Don't get caught in analysis paralysis.
Welcome Zach! You've got a lot of great people already reaching out. Between BP and networking at the REIA group, you should have a good start on your investment journey. Please let us know if you need anything. We look forward to seeing you at the REIA meeting this Tuesday!
Welcome to the site @Zach McKinnon
Zach It sounds like you got a good handle on everything. I would definitely try some wholesaling for cash to help with Fix and Flip. Definitely go to any REIA that you can join and start networking. You may find someone to partner with. This is a great Website to meet others and network. Wish you the best I am from the Little Rock area.
@Dustin Lavender That's why I'm trying to get involved in the REIA, small actionable steps to keep my momentum. Thanks, man!
@Jimmie Adams Thanks! Central Arkansas seems to be pretty hot from what I have seen so far. Thanks for the welcome.
Welcome to BP @Zach McKinnon NW AR is a great area!
I lived there for college and you could not ask for a better environment to invest in.
Although I live and invest in MO, I also invest in both Fay and Ft Smith. Love the area!
Wellcome to BP @Zach McKinnon , Keep at it and join the local REIA this business a lot abut relationships.
Flipping is a job (but fun job most of the times) and its good way to accumulate capital for down payments or reduce debt.
All the best H
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