Hey everyone, I'm new to BiggerPockets. I'm an investor from the Boston area. I currently own 4 units (a condo and a 3 unit multifamily). I work a normal W2 job and have been doing real estate on the side.
I just got the multifamily in June and fixed it up all summer. I'm pretty useless for renovation stuff outside of small tasks here and there, so I joined BiggerPockets with the intent of finding a good network of handymen and contractors. Negotiation is difficult for me being a.) a real estate noob and b.) I just turned 25, so many contractors do not take me seriously for my age or quote me high prices thinking I am naive.
I want to build a network of other investors and professionals so I know I am getting quality service for decent prices. Although work on my multifamily is complete, the contractors and handyman I dealt with were nightmares to deal with (unreliable and required me to hover over them at all times). Hopefully my next project goes a little smoother!
Welcome to BP @Ryan Schumacher ! Have you done a member search for contractors and other team members in Boston? That will be a good way to connect with other people who will hopefully take you more seriously. Have you gone to a local REIA meeting yet? Another good way to meet and network with others.
Welcome to BiggerPockets Ryan and good luck investing!
Welcome to Bigger Pockets.
Thanks all. @Dan Barli I haven't gone to any meetups yet but have a few on my calendar upcoming. A member search on BiggerPockets is a good idea. I've tried Yelp & HomeAdvisor (big mistake, I know) and gotten some really overpriced / mediocre contractors. Thanks for the advice.
Glad to help. Good luck!
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