New guy from Atlanta, GA

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Hello everyone, My name is Peter Bourne and I currently live in the greater Atlanta area.  I am retired Navy and looking forward to my new career in real estate.  I am really looking into wholesaling then moving to rentals once I get my cash-flow a little higher.  I have the opportunity to attend a real estate school, but not sure which I should do.  Do I get a real estate license or focus on something else that is more beneficial to my career path?  Either way I am excited, ready to hit the ground running!

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Hey Peter, Welcome to the BP community! Dmitriy gave you some great advice to start with, glad to have you here with us, SO much great information here!

Hey @Peter Bourne . Welcome to Bigger Pockets! If you want to be a Real Estate agent then yes of course, go get your license. If you want to Wholesale, don't waste your time or money to get a RE license. Check out the Wholesaling Inc podcast and consider joining their training program. You need at least 3-5 months budget for marketing saved up. Wholesaling takes consistency above all else. Best of luck to you.

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Originally posted by @Peter Bourne :

Hello everyone, My name is Peter Bourne and I currently live in the greater Atlanta area.  I am retired Navy and looking forward to my new career in real estate.  I am really looking into wholesaling then moving to rentals once I get my cash-flow a little higher.  I have the opportunity to attend a real estate school, but not sure which I should do.  Do I get a real estate license or focus on something else that is more beneficial to my career path?  Either way I am excited, ready to hit the ground running!

Welcome to the site Peter.

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