Newbie from Arlington, Texas

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Hello everyone, my name is Alejandro and I'm a local to Arlington, TX. I was actually born and raised here. I am a student at UTA majoring in information systems and management. I'm also a bank teller at a financial institution. On top of all that i am also a landscaper! I love landscaping and have been doing it since i was 12 years old. I'm definitely looking to grow my business. I have no background on real estate; I'm totally new to it, but i know that it is a great way to build financial freedom. My goals are to buy and hold and to do the occasional fix and flip. A funny thing about me is i have never left the city for vacation until last year! Mind you I'm 23 years old!

@Alejandro Aguilar

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