Hey BiggerPockets Community! I am completely new to the real estate investing arena, but after hearing about BiggerPockets and checking out the podcasts I have been very interested. My main interest is in rental properties. I'm not looking to jump into any investments for about a year while I learn and build up some savings, but I want to spend that time getting to know the industry and understand the housing market up here in north Texas.
I am also looking for suggestions on where to go to network up here in the DFW metroplex. Also if anyone has suggestions on how I should go about learning the market up here, whether that be speaking to realtors, going to open houses, etc. I'd be happy to hear them.
Thanks in advance and I am happy to be here!
Welcome Geoffrey! I have a local meetup in Frisco you can check out to get the investment juices flowing. Look for it in the Events page under the Network tab. Aug 13th. Keep your nose in BP, ask questions, read the recommended books and listen to the podcast.
@Geoffrey Giannone welcome!
@Geoffrey Giannone . Welcome to BP. There are lots of networking groups. Check out as many as you can and find what feels best to you. Just google as well as on the website Meet Up and here in BP under events. Looking forward to meeting you at one !
@Geoffrey Giannone welcome. If you want to own rental properties start looking at many at least on paper to get familiar with areas. I personally like rentals in middle class areas of DFW because they are very stable. I have one in Arlington, Fort Worth and Allen currently and they are performing well. If you have any questions let me know.
Thanks for the tips @Adam Mitchell ! I am definitely interested in properties in similar areas around Dallas, so I am happy to hear of good success. I'll reach out if I think of anything, thanks.
@Geoffrey Giannone Several of these will have similar names but they are different. And these are the groups that I feel comfortable recommending. Several groups in DFW will try very hard to sell you things if you attend. Some are like $20,000. These are not that.
DFW REI Club – www.dfwreiclub.com – meet about 50 times per year. Lots of different topics and a very friendly group.
DFW Mid Cities REIA - https://dfwmidcitiesreia.com/ - meets each month and is completely free. Usually free food and free drinks.
DFW REI Network Investing Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/DFW-REI-Network-Investing-Meetup/ - Started in Bigger Pockets this group meets once per month and has a NO GURU SALES allowed rule. Just straight information and super friendly atmosphere.
AREA Real Estate Investing Group – https://www.meetup.com/realestate-445/ - Meets once per month and is usually well attended
@Andrew Postell I will definitely check out some of those. Thanks for the recommendations, I'm excited to start meeting people in the industry!
Welcome to the BP family! Glad you joined the best real estate investing website!
Wishing you the best!
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