Is it really a good idea to join a property investment forum?
The answer is yes and no. There are a lot of good things that can come out of a property forum. Those with little experience might join an investment forum to learn about how to do the first property investment, and some users of real estate forums will go to great lengths to assist others without any expectation of reward or business.
Sadly though, the vast majority of forum users these days are spammers who are trying to gain private information out of unsuspecting members, or property agents who are simply trying to list properties free of charge by abusing the system and pushing the products down the throat of members who they connect with. These real estate agents are simply not professional and their products should be treated with extreme caution.
If you are going to join a forum simply do so with the intent to learn - do not look for products or opportunities. If you want to look at real investments, it is best to either join a local group with the focus of investments, and even here we know that members fall to the unprofessional category more than not, or simply seek out a high profile real estate investment company, who does not try to hide, and has the clients needs at the core of its business acumen.
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