@James Mercure I'm in the same position as you are. I'm a full-time Realtor with C21, but I'm looking to put some partners together to start doing flips.
I did a duplex in Rockland MA last year and it went pretty well. I'm trying to put together a team. Obviously, I bring the realtor chops to the table. I have hard money available and *might* have private money.
I'm now looking for those who have the resources I don't - design, contractors, etc. For me, contractors are the biggest challenge.
We should stay in touch and do some brainstorming.
And as far as MA, I always recommend Plymouth, Bristol and Norfolk counties (South of Boston to the southeast, plus the Cape. Prices here are a lot more reasonable. Be sure you look at MA landlord/tenant laws before buying rentals here. They're pretty strongly biased in favor of the tenant.
I don't know the first thing about MI or NJ, but the forums should help.
Thank you Charlie. Let’s stay in touch.
@James Mercure : To add to @Charlie MacPherson 's good notes re: flips (avoid Boston proper unless you're buy and hold right now), be sure to look closely at your fair housing requirements as an agent versus a landlord when you get into rental investments. Specifically, for me as an investor, if I were NOT licensed there are some smaller multis (2-3 units, the most common type we've got) that have exemptions for protected classes in certain cases, but as an agent you waive all exemptions.
Obviously this isn't a big concern, but I've seen it trip people up and it's a hassle if you forget.
charlie let me know if you need financing, I think we have spoken before. I fund deals in your area quite freqently