I’m looking to get started with real estate investing in Austin, TX (initially, I plan to be a bird-dog/scout and then do wholesale deals). I am taking courses right now to obtain my real estate license, mainly for my own education (I don’t plan on becoming a full time Realtor). It would be great to talk with other wholesale investors in the Austin area to get an idea of what the market is like. Where would I find wholesalers in Austin that I might talk with? It also would be helpful to find an investor who could serve as my mentor, so again, if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
Finally, I’ve also thought that it could be beneficial and educational to work as an assistant for an investor or for a Realtor (esp. one who works closely with investors or invests on their own). How would I go about finding an investor or Realtor who might be seeking an assistant?
Thanks in advance for your insights!