Re: Help - Posted by John Corey
Posted by John Corey on March 28, 2006 at 07:01:13:
Check out the success notes and other how to articles on this site. A number are written by people who have posted to the forums so you can search the archives for other comments.
The local library might be a good resource. Depends on the size. A large bookstore will have ample choice. Grab a coffee and stay a while. Find books by authors you like (or were recommended). Read enough of the others to see if you like what the author has to say. Then decide if you are going to buy any of them.
Take it one step at a time. Assume that there are many different paths so there is no one right route for every person. Your credit, your finances, your time and any specialized skills will tend to force you in specific directions. Until you have done 1-3 deals do not worry about a specialized focus.
Dutch makes a good point that if you want to learn how to do deals focus on ways to do more deals quickly (flips for example). If you buy and hold you learn a lot less about buying and selling as you tend to focus on the landlord side and not the next deal.