Interested in being a "bird dog" for an experienced wholesaler

3 Replies

Hi guys,

I'm brand spankin' new to real estate investing, a total newbie, but I'm really excited about learning as much as I can and I'm VERY motivated to start taking action.  I'm interested in the wholesaling side of the business and I've read that being a bird dog for an established, experienced, successful wholesaler is a great start to not only gain experience but possibly make some money while learning.  

Can anyone point in the right direction of ways I and locate experienced wholesalers to find out if they'd be interested in having me bird dog for them?

Any advice you guys would be willing to toss my way would certainly be appreciated!  

Thanks and Good Luck!!

Michael

Originally posted by @Michael Wheeler :

Hi guys,

I'm brand spankin' new to real estate investing, a total newbie, but I'm really excited about learning as much as I can and I'm VERY motivated to start taking action.  I'm interested in the wholesaling side of the business and I've read that being a bird dog for an established, experienced, successful wholesaler is a great start to not only gain experience but possibly make some money while learning.  

Can anyone point in the right direction of ways I and locate experienced wholesalers to find out if they'd be interested in having me bird dog for them?

Any advice you guys would be willing to toss my way would certainly be appreciated!  

Thanks and Good Luck!!

Michael

 Hello Michael and welcome to Biggerpockets! 

Here's a few tips to get you started :

Look for RE meetup groups in your area, go there and develop relationships with local investors. 

Rehabbers, buy n' hold investors and developers also look for deals, not only wholesalers. The properties you'll find oftentimes fall under a certain buying category of one investor but not the others.

Evaluate the personalities of the people you talk to rather than their experience or level of investment. You want to connect with the ones you're most comfortable with rather than the "big shots", someone that can help you know the market and mentor you with patience, idealy with the same goals.

This is a game about PEOPLE. Work your way through the relationships you develop - both sellers and investors.

Hey @Assaf Furman

I truly appreciate that advice.  It makes perfect sense and I plan to get started right away taking action using the steps you outlined above.  Thanks so much for taking the time to help the new guy out.  Good luck with all your ventures!

@Marlon Wilson thanks so much for the warm welcome!  I'll definitely Google you.  Good luck man!