Project Manager, Artist, and Photographer in Harlingen, TX
Your friends may want you from investing in real estate. You are the person who knows what is best for you; they are simply trying to force their criticism out and lack of desire onto you. The exception to this is anyone with a lot of money and a better ideas on how to use it.
You always need to sound as if you are a professional. If your seller thinks you are new to this, they will try to take advantage of you when it comes to the price. You should use the lingo to your lingo and your knowledge to your advantage. You will have a better position in your negotiations if you sound professional.
Prior to searching for an investment property, make sure to decide the type you wish to purchase. Do you want a flipper? Or do you hope to rehab or maybe even flip something? Knowing what you're looking for will make it a lot easier to find the speed with which you're able to do business.