Currently, I am entering my final semester at CSULB and earning an M.A. in Political Science, while working part-time at a fashion retailer.
In joining BP, my hope is to: network, learn the ins and outs of real estate investing, and to develop skills that would make me an asset to any future teams and partnerships. Since joining, I have started downloading the wonderful E-books provided by BP as to better grasp the basics and to educate myself before taking steps towards entering the real estate market, such as a realtors license.
Overall, my goal is to achieve financial independence through the ownership of multiple rental and commercial properties. While I know that this journey will be long, I'm excited to start.
Welcome to BP @Geoffrey Barker , . All the best in your Financial Independence journey
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Thank you. It's a bit overwhelming at first, but the information posted in the forums has been fantastic!
@Dmitriy Fomichenko Thank you for the warm welcome and the great advice!
I have read through the beginners guide once already to gain a better grasp of the language, practices, and strategies of real estate investing. Once those concepts have settled I am going to give it another read.
Since joining, I have listened to about 20+ episodes of the podcast and just purchased "The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down" and will begin listening during tomorrow morning workout.
Since having real estate on my radar, I have connected with multiple friends and acquaintances on the subject matter who have taken an interest in me. One being a current real estate agent who has connected me with her office, this Wed I will attend an overview seminar on their real estate school and plan on attaining my real estate license. I have also connected with a friend who took interest in my efforts and revealed that her and her husband have been quite successful in flipping, possibly securing future mentors.
While I I'm willing to work nonstop through these first steps, I know these things take time.
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