Our brokerage has quite a bit of experience with investment properties. We have over 30 years of experience. If you have a lot of equity you want to invest, my uncle is also a Vice President at Merrill Lynch / Bank of America and my aunt is a CPA.
The main point you should consider is what your goals are. Are you planning on buying & flipping, holding long-term, or leasing? For buying & flipping or holding long-term, you just need a Realtor (like me) familiar with the market(s) you're interested in. For leasing: 1) If you have the time and want to maximize your ROI, then manage the property yourself. 2) If you don't have the time and still want to max your ROI, just hire a management company. You can ONLY do option 1 if you live near the investment property.
I am actively helping an investor find a property in Alhambra as I type this. I'm sure I can also help you. Our brokerage also handles mortgages, loans, and refinancing so we can also help you close with financing. If you prefer to just buy all-cash, we can do that too but usually it's smarter to leverage.
Give us a call and we'll help you find some great ARV / investment properties in Southern California :)
Golden Land Investments & Financial, Inc.