Best career to build rental property knowledge

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Hey there guys!

I am new to the forum and plan on making my first investment in real estate very soon. 

I just started working as a leasing consultant (background in accounting), but things are disorganized and I have reason to believe they will be replacing a couple of people soon. 

I plan on looking for another job in real estate just in case, and was wondering what type of job in real estate you guys would advise to expand on my understanding of rental properties. I am currently considering the idea of getting certified as an appraiser, but would love to hear your suggestions.

You could probably learn a ton about rentals being a property manager. But I think what is also important is learning and networking. These are more important than being in one particular real estate field, you could work as a property manager but knowing 5 kick butt Property Managers would be even better. Now working in real estate inxreasing the odds of meeting those people. 

 Also you need a job that produces enough money to live off of and have extra to invest plus have the flexibility and time to invest and network. So if a non real estate job offers that it is not a necessarily bad choice to pursue it.

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