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I am a novice at rehabs only one under my belt, I am looking to get into real estate investing full time. I have heard mixed information regarding whether becoming an agent can benefit investing (rehabs and rentals specifically) or actually cause issues. What is the best option going forward?

That depends. I think every agent should be an investor that being said not every investor should be an agent. If you want to become an active agent because you're interested in the industry and want to learn more about real estate, while at the same time get access to more deals and save some money on the commissions then go for it! You don't have to be a "full-time" agent to be successful but you have to practice your craft and be willing to put in the time and effort to learn the market and the industry 

If you want to become an agent just so you can save money on the commission but don't plan on learning the industry or practicing much then you are going to lose more than you gain over the long run by not having an agent with market knowledge on your team. Good agents and brokers will negotiate hard, find you great deals, and help you avoid the bad ones along the way. They will save you a heck of alot more in the long run than the 2-3% they make on the transaction.