You're in the right place. Search this Advice section using your city/zip, find the most active agents in this forum and choose the ones who seem to be offered good, constructive advice. It's a good place to start. Also, ask around for personal referrals. Ask friends, associates, lenders, contractors.
Best of luck, Annie
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By posting on sites like this you find them!
I would be happy to help you find some investment properties. Remember, when it comes to investments, its all about the numbers! I have experience working with a ton of investors and I would be happy to help you out. I would say interview a few of us agents (about 2-4 of us) and choose the one you mesh best with.
Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO
My best advice to you is to pick an agent that is deeply familiar with the area you're considering investing in. Many markets are difficult to understand as the range of values between distressed and market ready properties is quite large. Also, pick an agent who is aligned with your particular goals. A jack of all trades agent is a master of none.
Many factors can dictate who the best agent is for you:
1. Are you planning to renovate (redevelop) distressed properties? If so, choose and agent familiar with construction estimating.
2. Are you buying Multifamily buildings with the intention of creating monthly cash flow? Pick an agent who has experience as a landlord in the market area your considering operating in and who can help you understand best management principals for these types of investments.
3. Are you a commercial developer? Make sure your agent has lots of experience and contacts in this area.
As for myself, I specialize in affordable to moderately prices areas. I work with developers and investors to bring quality redeveloped properties to these areas. I also work with first time homebuyers. These two markets compliment each other as the developers need to know there are willing and able buyers for their products, and the homebuyers want to know that they are getting a solid value. My background is in residential contracting and I have experience as a landlord as well. My mission to is help create more sustainable affordable communities.
Best of Luck.
Keller Williams CCG
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My suggestion is to interview a few Realtors, you will find out real quick which ones are really retail Realtors and really do not know much about investing or investors. Next interview those Realtors who you have screened to know they are investors and know something about investing. Finally talk to some investors-you can find them at the local REI club. Even there you have to be careful. Not all folks in the REI club have done deals. If you have any other questions--drop me a line or give me a call. 224-365-4201
I don't think you can throw a rock without hitting a Realtor!
Meet with at least three Realtors and choose a Realtor that you feel comfortable working with, knows the areas that you want to invest, is experienced, answers your questions, gives you honest advice, returns your calls (e-mails, texts etc.) and is willing to help guide you through the whole process from beginning to end.
Contact me if I can be of any further assistance. Good luck on your investments - there are a lot of deals out there you just have to have a Realtor willing to work hard for you to help find them!
Frank J. Schneider
I would interview a few agents before ultimately settling on one. Ask detailed questions, make sure you get the answers you want and based on their professionalism, knowledge and experience, make your decision.
As someone has already stated, Trulia is an excellent resource so I'm certain you will find help here. Good luck.
John J Mondello Jr, Realtor
"I find the house, you make it home."
All the Best
Dave & Lisa