The suggestions here are good suggestions. In addition, to these suggestions. I will give you another one. It will all depend on how you decide to work around the issues of lack of money in how you work with this suggestion.
Although, some will tell you that you need money to utilize this next suggestion on who to get started in real estate investments, in reality, you don't if you look at the possible ways to get around the issue of you having not enough money or no money.
Look into hard money loans and also private money investors.
This type of money is not very well known to many except for those whom are involved in real estate in some capacity as real estate investors, agents, mortgatge brokers, etccc
This is how those expereienced investors tap into a unlimited source of hidden money not known to many or misunderstood to many as they may call these lenders predator lenders.
These lenders are far from predator lenders, if anything, they are awesome tool in your real estate investment toobox, that allows you to go out and at will hunt down great real estate investment deals and purchase them quickly at large discounts some times.
If you do not have the money, go to a real estate investor club meeting in your area, must sit at the back of the room to be able to see who are the investors when the group president asks those in the audience who are full time investors and they raise their hands
Now go up to them after the meeting and tell them about your interest in getting hard money loans to do your own deals, and would they be interested in having you help them in some capacity with making it happen with hard money lenders. Ask them do they have any ideas on how you can work together where they benefit and you the same.
Will this be easy.... No! Is it possible ...Yes! As long as you are willing to get out there and ask people and ready for rejection, people telling you no, then you will get past a big obstacle in getting started which is the fear of being told No many times.
You see the more no's you get the closer you are to getting a "yes", food for thought.
The best place to learn about how can you get started in investing with little money for Free ...is at real estate investment meetings and create partnerships.
This is just one idea, I am sure there will be many more at your local real estate investment club. Good luck check link below...
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