You have heard all of the hype surrounding real estate investing, and you’re ready to get started. You know that there is money to be made – you’ve seen the late night infomercials, and you even know some people who are investing in real estate successfully.
So, you ask yourself the following questions:
"How do I get started in real estate investing?"
"What kind of property should I buy?"
"I don’t know anything about working with contractors, should I do this?"
"How do I know that won’t get in over my head?"
We are going to discuss those questions, and give you some good, solid answers that will allow you to get started investing in real estate – on the right track.
The best way to get started investing in real estate is to educate yourself. This does not mean taking a course to become a licensed real estate agent, or reading countless books. You can educate yourself by taking advantage of the numerous resources that are available to you.
In most major cities, you will be able to find a Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). This is a group of people who are either investing in real estate or thinking about doing it. Almost all REIA’s have monthly meetings where you can network with other real estate investors, meet service providers, listen to speakers with expertise in varying areas, and even find properties to invest in.
Locating a REIA is a great way to get started. In the metro Atlanta area, there are two such organizations. One is the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association. They hold monthly meetings the 2nd Monday of the month. They also offer subgroups, to allow you to meet in a small group setting with experts in various areas. You can even stop by their office and take advantage of their many resources, including software, computers and more. Membership is required.
There is also a smaller, more intimate group in the metro Atlanta area. This group is simply called Real Estate Investors Association. They meet the 2nd Thursday of the month. Their meetings always have a speaker and there are service providers there for you to speak with as well. There is no membership cost, but there is an admission charge.
Another way to educate yourself is to attend a seminar. You need not spend a lot of money doing this. There are a few companies in the metro Atlanta area that offer seminars to help you get started in real estate investing. Some of these are free, while others charge a fee. The key here is to make sure that you get good, solid information that you can use. These seminars provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet key players in the investing business. You can ask questions in a smaller, intimate atmosphere. Again, you have the opportunity to network with other investors. Take advantage of it!
As you can see, there are many ways to get started. You are doing one of them right now! By reading Investor 2 Investor and publications like it, you are exposing yourself to an abundance of quality information. That is an excellent step.
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