New Investor from Baton Rouge, LA! Looking for 1st deal/partners

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Hey everyone! BiggerPockets has been HUGE in my REI education development over the past couple of months. I've been learning so much, and I love the community here. I also listen feel like I listen to the podcasts 24/7, haha. Thanks to Brandon Turner for awesome material!

My name is Garrett and I'm looking to start small and safe (Condos that cash flow, under $100k), and grow quickly. I have a burning in my chest to retire in the next 10 years. Open to any input from more experienced investors at any time! Here to learn. I want to start small and safe to obtain a solid on-ramp into REI, and to also help my wife to understand the many opportunities and pleasures that REI can bring.

Where I'm at: I'm currently looking for my first deal.  I feel like I have a really good CF evaluation tool that I use to quickly analyze properties.  I'm also low on capital, however, so I'm looking to partner with local trustworthy individuals that can provide the capital.  I'm young and I have the hustle and the grit to find good cash-flowing properties and handle everything from A-Z, save for a few questions here and there that I'll undoubtedly have.

Great to be here.  Thanks!

@Garrett Ellison  welcome to Bigger Pockets!  Bigger Pockets is your golden ticket to great success because you can get deals done the right way and reach out to experienced real estate investors on Bigger Pockets.  

I have spent years perfecting and sourcing undervalued property for immediate resale, Garrett; and in my experience, I discovered that simply sending out offers to owners directly have yielded me better success overall. Remember, real estate investing is a numbers game.  The more offers you send out to owners, the more interested sellers will reply to your offer, and the more deals you can close.

If you find the deals FIRST, the money will then follow.  

Happy to help further.  Please PM me.  And once again, welcome to BiggerPockets!

@Garrett Ellison  welcome to Bigger Pockets!  Bigger Pockets is your golden ticket to great success because you can get deals done the right way and reach out to experienced real estate investors on Bigger Pockets.  

I have spent years perfecting and sourcing undervalued property for immediate resale, Garrett; and in my experience, I discovered that simply sending out offers to owners directly have yielded me better success overall. Remember, real estate investing is a numbers game.  The more offers you send out to owners, the more interested sellers will reply to your offer, and the more deals you can close.

If you find the deals FIRST, the money will then follow.  

Happy to help further.  Please PM me.  And once again, welcome to BiggerPockets!

Originally posted by @Jack Butala :

@Garrett Ellison welcome to Bigger Pockets!  Bigger Pockets is your golden ticket to great success because you can get deals done the right way and reach out to experienced real estate investors on Bigger Pockets.  

I have spent years perfecting and sourcing undervalued property for immediate resale, Garrett; and in my experience, I discovered that simply sending out offers to owners directly have yielded me better success overall. Remember, real estate investing is a numbers game.  The more offers you send out to owners, the more interested sellers will reply to your offer, and the more deals you can close.

If you find the deals FIRST, the money will then follow.  

Happy to help further.  Please PM me.  And once again, welcome to BiggerPockets!

Thanks for the advice, Jack!

I think it was clear in my original message, but in case I wasn't - I'm looking at only buy-and-hold rental opportunities.  I'm excited to make this journey with y'all!

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