Chapter 1. The Starting Line

Is real estate a good personal fit for you? If so, how do you find your first job? After that, how do you find your first deal?

Most likely, you have no experience, very little knowledge, not much money, no relationships, and no credibility out there in the world—in other words, none of the things that you’ll eventually need to succeed in a real estate venture. So, why should you consider a career in real estate?

There are many advantages to being in this field, financial and otherwise. The industry has almost unlimited points of entry. You can practice your craft in any community in the country. The product comes in all sizes, shapes, and price points. Each property can be owned in a separate entity, with the ownership ...

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