I'm new to real estate and have watched videos and listened to webinars and phones calls from rich dad poor dad and Renatus. Only to find you must pay money and a lot of it after they give you there sales pitch. Then to keep moving fwd with the company you will have to keep spending money. Well that's not for me. I would like to get involved in wholesaling and then to generate cash flow and then start in on fix and flip, and then fix and hold, maybe lease options. I'm from Lyndon, KS. This is a small town, south of Topeka about 30 min right on hwy 75, with not a whole lot of choices for networking events. The closest events I have found are in Kansas City, MO about 2 hours away. Are there any other Topeka, Lawrence or surrounding areas that would be interested in attending a networking event closer to home? I would be more than happy to arrange the meeting space and time and to coordinate the whole event. But it is a lot of work to go through for me to show up at an event 2 hours away.
Hi @Daniel Snyder
I just started a new group in St. Joseph Missouri called Tycoon Talk. Not any closer to you than KC, but if you have any questions or would like to check us out, we'd be glad to help you.
You might want to check out the Shawnee County Landlords Association. They meet once a month in Topeka.
Welcome @Daniel Snyder . I currently don't know of anything further west than MAREI which meets off of 87th and I-35/69HWY.
Thanks Jonathan, is there a website or phone number to get in contact with Tycoon Talk?
Jason thank you I will look into that for sure. Does or will the Shawnee County Landlords Association help new investors get started? I have read a few books, watched some webinars, and read articles but need some guidance in getting started and making my first deal. Wouldn't mind being a silent partner in a few deals in order to learn.
Thank Matt I will look into that as well
One of my members drives in from Topeka for our meetings in Overland Park and she says she has a small group that meets in Topeka. I would check out meetup.com to see if there is anything there as well as the events page her on BP - I have heard rumors of a Topeka group and a Lawrence Group.
And you may find that driving to OP from Lyndon is worth the drive, especially for an all day Saturday training.
Just note the traveling guru circus that is in the KC metro this week and advertising all over the TV has a free 90 minute pitch with sales guys (not the guru in the ads) to sell you into a 3 day training that is quite affordable and then into a much more expensive mentoring package. I know a lot of their very satisfied students here in KC, but personally his mentoring is a bit too expensive for my taste.
Not sure Shawnee County Landlord Association will "help" a new investor get started, but rather an opportunity for you to network with buy and hold investors.
If you want to message me, I maybe able to get you in contact with a wholesaler in the east coast and I can help you get started as well.
Jason looks like you are from Holton KS? If you have any advice, pointers, or insight you could provide me it would be highly appreciated maybe I could meet you over a cup of coffee or meet with you at an investor meeting sometime.
Kim Tucker I will look into meetup.com thank you for that I was not aware of meetup.com
I'm fairly new to Topeka, myself (since August). There is some discussion I've heard/seen about getting a REIA group meeting in Topeka itself, but as far as I can tell there's nothing going yet. I have driven in to KC a few times, for Northland Real Estate Investors and for MAREI (Mid-America) and have enjoyed both groups tremendously. Both of those are on Meetup. One is a whole lot more expensive than the other, but they're two fairly different groups. With everything going on in KC, though, it's struck me as a little hard to get those folks interested in lil' ole Topeka property.
That said, if you're interested in meeting, I don't mind meeting even for a morning/early afternoon coffee sometime once a month or so. Gotta start somewhere, right?
I'd be in for a morning coffee in Topeka.