So I am about a year away from the end of my service. I have served honorably up to this point, including currently being on my second deployment. I am an infantryman and unfortunately that includes not having an actual skill outside of the military. Before joining the military I had aspirations to have a career in real estate flipping houses. I put that aside, joined the military first and served like I planned. Now that I have achieved that goal and served our country honorably, my mind is back on track to my next goal.
So the question is where do I even begin? Where should I look for help? What should I read? Who should I talk to? What should I research? What should I not get caught up in? Where did you begin? Where should I network?
I have the Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bill available to me after I am out. The benefit is designed to help servicemembers and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training. So I could go to school and get educated in Real Estate.
I am looking to begin my career in my hometown of Bradenton, FL, with the little researched knowledge I have, I would like to say that it is a decent market to begin. I am willing to begin elsewhere but not too far that my children will grow up with little relations to their grandparents. I forgot to mention I have my first son on the way in a few months. That much more reason to be determined.
If anyone could help me out in any way, that being advice, tips, opinions etc. Thank you kindly. 🙂
Edit 1: I didn't mean to sound like my only intention is to flip houses. First and foremost I have zero experience in real estate, I have only what I have read and researched. I need a place to start and who better to ask than someone who has done that already. I would like to maybe someday be experienced enough, and then flip houses.
Edit 2: For anyone wondering, my mindset before was to not go to school but rather jump into an investment group with one of my best friends in Jacksonville, FL. Now I can see more than just my intentions, this thread has only helped shape the plan to my future and I will take as much as I can into account. I would like to thank everyone who had positive input, I have read every single comment and saved the ones I believed to be the most helpful to my development. To all the debbie downers, I appreciate your concern, but if I had any I would give up on the dream. Any further opinions would be helpful and appreciated. Thank you