New to REI From Dayton Ohio

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Long time lurker first time poster. I am 23 living in Dayton and I am a Designer / Draftsman with an architecture degree. 

I've been casually 'Flipping' motorcycles and cars for the past 5 years and want to get into real estate investing. I have hit my goal (bought and sold enough to cash out on my dream bike) in that field and want to upgrade my side hustle.

I am mainly interested in the idea of buying low and selling high (isn't everyone) as I am not sold on the idea of rental properties just yet. Finding deals and subsequent buyers is what I am good at, I am trying to figure out the best way to apply these skills in the field of REI.

Hi Matt - I'm new to REI and still looking to land my first deal. I came across your post because I'm looking in the greater Dayton, OH area as a possible first market for me as I live in the San Francisco Bay area and cannot afford to start out here. Unlike you, I'm interested in multifamily rental properties, but if you ever want to connect to discuss each other's strategies and what we could bring to the table together, please PM me. It would be great to connect with someone that has boots on the ground in the area. Either way, good luck!

hey guys I just came across this thread and wanted to let you know that I'm a local full time investor in Dayton.  If you guys need anything or want to grab lunch let me know.  I'm always happy to help and willing to give a ride along for the adventures ones on my "normal day" routine lol.  Welcome to the group and crazy world we call RE investing.

Nice, welcome! You have the right mindset, stick to something that you feel comfortable and get good at it. You can always explore other areas of real estate later, but get good at one thing to start.

Hello! @Matt Sloboda

Welcome to BP, and congratulations on making the decision to invest in your future via real estate.

I have written a few blog posts that may help you get started here on BP, and with your investing. Please click on the links, give them a read, and share your thoughts in the comments.

First is a post that I feel will help not get overwhelmed with the amount of info that is here on BP:

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52761-the-simple-guide-to-getting-started-on-bp

The second is a post that will help get you focused with your real estate investing goals:

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52743-im-new-to-bp-any-advice-would-be-appriciated

The last one is a post that will help you choose an “investor friendly” real estate agent.

There are many agents out there, but it’s important to choose the right one.

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52724-im-new-to-investing-how-do-i-find-an-investor-friendly-agent

I love answering questions if you have any! Good Luck :)

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