New Investor in Cumming GA

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Hello everyone! My name is Benjamin and I'm looking to get my foot in the real estate door. I'm operating in the 30041 and 30040 areas, but would like to expand outward. I'd like to start with wholesaling, and any tips, tricks, and ideas surrounding the subject would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

-Benjamin

Hello @Benjamin Wood ! When I was first starting my research into which path I should take in real estate, I researched heavily into wholesaling. I decided that for my personal preference it would make more sense to buy and hold (I live in a location with steady appreciation). But I can definitely give you some tips that I have learned regarding wholesaling!

-Try to find homes that are not listed online or on the MLS (including Zillow, Redfin, etc). If it is public knowledge, its probably too late and you missed out on a good deal.

-Also, try going on craigslist, plug in your perimeters for the property you're looking to buy, and reach out to the people that have rental units posted. Oftentimes, even though they have it posted for rent, they want to get rid of the house completely. Could be a good way to get your name out there in peoples minds.

-Search on BP or online if there are any wholesaling/real estate meetups in your area. Ive learned that sitting down with a group and brainstorming is a GREAT way to answer questions and figure out a game plan. 

Hope this helped alittle!

@Benjamin Wood

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