What’s the Best Way to Get Started in Real Estate Investing?

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “What’s the best way to get started in real estate investing?”

The question is usually asked as if there is just “one” best way. Well there is no “one” best way to get started, but since you asked the question and are forcing me to answer it, then I’ll tell you… the BEST “way” to get started in real estate is to get started… NOW.

1. Get started NOW by getting all the FREE information you can. You can read lots of FREE articles on this website covering all sorts of things from getting started in real estate investing, flipping houses (legally), wholesaling, buying-fixing-and-flipping houses, becoming a landlord, creative real estate investing, etc. So look around on this site, and do google searches to find lots of free articles written by real life real estate investors.

2. Find a local real estate investment club, like the Columbus Property Investors Association (CPIA), where you can network with investors who are already successful, and others who are just starting out, or are somewhat experienced. You need to be in a mastermind group of like-minded people, who can help propel you toward success.

3. After you get some FREE education and networking under your belt, you need to decide what areas of real estate investing interest you the most, then you need to get some PAID information.

Paid information usullay comes in about 3 levels:

A. Books, audio courses, home study courses, and seminars.
B. Hourly consulting.
C. Weekend bootcamps, or even all-week bootcamps.
D. Mentoring & Coaching.

Almost everyone who succeeds at anything is willing to invest in their success. Just think how much money people pay for college tuition… and then wind up working in low paying jobs. You can spend a small portion of what people spend on college, and learn how to get rich one house at a time by investing in real estate.

So there you have it. 3 Steps to getting started. All of these steps deal with your own education and personal development.

One of the things I’ve done to help a lot of people get started is I’ve created a very affordable, 75-minute, audio CD called, “Getting Started in Real Estate Investing”. It comes with a 1-year money-back guarantee.

If you’re in the Columbus area, hopefully I’ll see you soon at a CPIA meeting. Either way, I hope you’ll find lots of information here on this site to help you make gobs of money in real estate investing!