Hello fellow Bigger Pockets members! My name is Shelby Colter and I am 21 years old perusing a career as a wholesaler/realtor and working towards my degree to teach middle school English. I am literally just starting out driving for dollars making business cards trying to network and find potential investors in the area. To be honest I am still nervous trying to find that first great deal but very eager to learn. My specific real estate goal is to be comfortable enough to wholesale and contract with investors and eventually get my realtors license to sale houses. Also, flipping a house has always interested me but I do not have the resources at this time to do so. I became acquainted with Bigger Pockets from my boyfriend as we shared our mutual interest in real estate. He encouraged me to listen to the Podcasts (number 42 in my favorite). Now I am hooked and am really enjoying reading the blogs and forums as well.
Welcome to BP Shelby and all the best on the first deal.
Welcome from a fellow Oklahoma investor. I'm in Oklahoma City but I believe that Tulsa has some great meet-ups, you can look for them on the Network tab under events.
@Shelby Lynn Colter What markets are you operating in? You'll have a hard time wholesaling, if you're only thinking of working in your local market (Skiatook) because of the small population.
I hope you aren't following some guru's advice of wholesaling being a way to get into the game for 0 dollars (very typical pitch). Wholesaling has one of the highest attrition rates because it is a continuous grind especially at this stage of the cycle.
Don't want to deflate you but we have a ton of wholesaling posts showing up over the past few months.
@Michael Sato , Thank you for such a warm welcome! I hope everything is going well for you and your business. What is your favorite part about Bigger Pockets?
@Deborah Burian I actually am attending my first one tonight which I am very excited about. Any advice? I recently just made some business cards to hand out as well.
@Shelby Lynn Colter - if you went last night it's a little late for advise but in general, don't be shy. Best wishes to you.
@Omar Khan Thank you for your concern but I am not following the advice of a "guru" as you say. I also plan to expand my market past Skiatook I have no one specific area as of right now. As of right now I drive for dollars to try to find potential properties.
@Deborah Burian it went very well actually connected very well with an investor and exchanged business cards with him.
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