Hello everyone! My significant other, Juan, and I decided to start our journey in real estate a few months ago. We have no experience in real estate. However, we are soaking up all the info and education we can. We launched our first direct mail campaign 3 weeks ago, and are excited to have made our first couple of offers within the first month. Our long term goal is to have enough of a real estate portfolio to where we can have the option of working for ourselves in 4 years. By this time we will have a couple of passive income streams from sources outside of real estate and can supplement our income with the real estate income. So far, the plan is to start off with wholesaling and complete our first flip within the year. Hopefully, we can start doing buy and holds within the next 18 months to two years. I have already obtained a wealth of knowledge from this website. We look forward to advancing our growth and knowledge with the BP community.
Congrats on getting started. You found a good place to learn a lot and network.
Reading lots and lots of books and forums is great, but the 2nd best way to learn is from people who are already doing it. Learn their mistakes and things they did right.
Get involved with a group or two to learn and network.
Congrats on your first direct mail campaign and welcome to the forums. I agree with Rick that the best way to really learn is to get involved with groups meeting in the area. You can find info here or at Meetup. Good luck and I look forward to hearing your success stories.
Good for you and Juan, Vangie!
Agree with others, you picked a great area and you've combined it with a plan and action. I wish you both well!
Congrats! San Antonio is an excellent market! Like Rick suggested, you should start getting involved in some networking groups. You should start in meetup.com and see which real estate groups you would like to attend. The one thing I can say about San Antonio is the vast majority of investors here are super helpful and friendly and we all like to help eachother :)
I'm still learning about real estate investing, but I was just wondering if Texas is a good market to invest in and why?
And congrats and welcome
Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! Apologies for the late reply, as I have been taking care of my flu-stricken son.
I am currently looking for more groups to get involved in. So far, I am going to two different REIA meetings per month. @Lemaine Hargrove, I am still wrapping my head around how to go about market research, but I'm hearing from quite a few investors that San Antonio is a good market to invest in. I personally know a few vets that decided to retire in San Antonio because they wanted to go into real estate and this area being a good place to start. So far, I was able to make a couple of offers, but no deal because they were not very motivated to sell at this point in time. @Joe Martin, thank you for the offer. I'll be reaching out in the near future.
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