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Hello BP community. A quick introduction of myself. I live in colorado springs and have been actively involved in investing for about 2 years. I have done plenty of research and finally found my first property to flip last December (took me almost a year to find one on the mls). Sold in march for a small profit, and found my second property at the end of June, (brought to me from word of mouth networking). About 2 weeks to completion and hopefully a bit better profit than the first, but we will see.

Recently I have been listening to many past podcasts and reviewing the site along with taking advantage of audio books that have been recommended on podcasts. I work a full time day job, dabble in a handyman business and do the majority of work on my flips. Looking forward to learning more and networking as I  ready to take this to the next level. Please let me know what I can help with.

August 

@August Olgren

Welcome to Bigger Pockets!

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@August Olgren - Welcome aboard! Glad to hear you're more than just curious about REI and are actively out there getting it done. Very cool. Would love to hear more about what you mean by "dabbling in the handyman business"

Hey @cam Schumacher,  would love to get together. Let me know when your down this way and have time late afternoon.

@justin windom, i.am definitely working through a lot of information,  thanks for the tips.

@Thadeous Larkin most of my handyman business is evening and weekend when I am not flipping. I pretty much do most anything not requiring permits,  from tile to toilets, sinks and doors. I contract with one property management company and most other business is word of mouth. 

Welcome to the BP family @August Olgren ! Glad you joined the best real estate investing website!

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@Dmitriy Fomichenko Thank you for the recommendations and the tip. So far I discovered the site is not as mobile friendly as I expected - I will have to remember to use desktop view to tag someone when using the phone.

@Bill S. I definitely plan on that transition - it is part of my overall plan. Long-term plan is to have a crew or 2 working on multiple flips.

And since my last post didn't actually show tagging - I would like to repost:

Hey @Cam Schumacher , would love to get together. Let me know when your down this way and have time late afternoon.

@Justin Windham , I am definitely working through a lot of information, thanks for the tips

 @Thadeous Larkin  most of my handyman business is evening and weekend when I am not flipping. I pretty much do most anything not requiring permits, from tile to toilets, sinks and doors. I contract with one property management company and most other business is word of mouth.

Welcome to the community! Colorado Springs is a tough market to buy with sky high demand. Doing your own work can be a strategic advantage to get started and make you a better project manager when the time comes. You're on the right track.

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