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Hi, my name is Waylon. Like many others, I am new to real estate investing. I am a life long resident of North Georgia, married way out of my league, and have two daughters. In my day job, I am a retail broker that represents consumer good manufacturers and sell their products to Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Family Dollar. I love to hunt, fish, camp, trail run, mountain bike, and adventure racing.

My wife and I want to invest in long term rentals as a way to diversify our retirement portfolio and attempt to build some passive income long term. I would consider ourselves to be calculated risk-takers. 

I am super excited to learn about this industry, plug into this community, and help others along the way if possible. Thanks!  

@Waylon Smith welcome! The best way to get started is by house hacking, that could be a single family with an ADU or a multifamily. If you currently own a home that's a great opportunity to use as your first rental and move into a property that you can house hack. Another alternative if you have a decent amount of equity in your primary residence is to do a cash out refi or a HELOC and use that money to purchase a rental. Both very basic ways to get started, however extremely effective when done properly. Good luck with everything!

Originally posted by @Waylon Smith :

Hi, my name is Waylon. Like many others, I am new to real estate investing. I am a life long resident of North Georgia, married way out of my league, and have two daughters. In my day job, I am a retail broker that represents consumer good manufacturers and sell their products to Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Family Dollar. I love to hunt, fish, camp, trail run, mountain bike, and adventure racing. 

My wife and I want to invest in long term rentals as a way to diversify our retirement portfolio and attempt to build some passive income long term. I would consider ourselves to be calculated risk-takers. 

I am super excited to learn about this industry, plug into this community, and help others along the way if possible. Thanks!  

Welcome, Waylon. You have a great attitude. Glad to have you👍 

Waylon, welcome to Bigger Pockets. We are here to help. Check out the guides, articles and podcasts. 

Good luck investing and let me know if I can be of assistance. 

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