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5 BiggerPockets Forum Discussions Every Real Estate Investor Needs To Be Following

by Jaren Barnes on July 9, 2014 · 3 comments

5 BiggerPockets Forum Discussions Every Real Estate Investor Needs To Be Following

Despite how awesome the BiggerPockets Forums can be, I know from both personal experience and the feedback I’ve received from others that because of how much information there is- it can sometimes it can be EXTREMELY overwhelming!

I wanted to ease some of that pain and the “paralysis from analysis” that a lot of new users experience so I highlighted the top 5 forum discussions to follow so you can have easy access and also to provide an overview of the key players on the forums. With that let’s jump into it!

The 5 BiggerPockets Forums Discussions You Really Need to Follow

Every one of the following forum posts has some of the best content on the site. Each has over 100+ comments and function as a great place to jump in if you are new.

1. Real Life of a Real Estate Investor

This is an awesome forum thread by Wendell De Guzman, where he posts weekly updates tracking the typical life of a real estate investor. He gives business updates, deal updates and more- all in the context of wanting to answer questions and being extremely open and helpful. Feel free to click above to follow along and get involved!

Related: BP Podcast 065: Creative Investing, Mistakes, and Bulletproof Vests with Wendell De Guzman

2. Cat Litter House: Flip # 653 and it Could be the Worst One Yet. Look at the Pics and you Decide.

This is a post from our friend Brian Burke, with pictures showcasing, possibly, the nastiest house around! This is both entertaining and disgusting as Brian shows you clearly what can happen when you buy a house at the courthouse steps. This one is a must read!

3. Diary of a New Construction Project

In the words of Joshua Dorkin,

“In this thread, J is going to provide a practically day-by-day diary of his first new construction project, from acquisition through sale — including pictures, spreadsheets, invoices, bids, etc.”

This is probably one of the most beneficial threads in the entire forum community! J Scott goes into great detail on what it takes to build a house from the ground up. You really can’t be on BiggerPockets and not know about this one!

Related: BP Podcast 010 : Flipping Houses 101 with J Scott

4. I’m so Excited! I Quit my Day Job Today to do REI Full Time!

This is a very inspiration thread! On June 6th, Brie Schmidt quit her day job and officially became a full time landlord. Here she goes into detail on how she did it, how many properties she has and more.  Feel free to reach out to her and ask her how she did it, what she struggled through, whatever you’d like. This is a FANTASTIC resource!

5. The Truth about Wholesaling!

This thread is still active, and was started back in 2010…. I think that’s pretty much all I have to say lol.

It has some incredible insights on the truth behind wholesaling and separates the fallacy of the guru empire with what really happens. If you are thinking about wholesaling, you really want to dive deep into this thread!

So that’s it! I hope you found this post helpful!

Are there any threads that you would add to this list?

Be sure to leave your comments below!


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Gerald Harris July 9, 2014 at 6:29 pm

As a real estate wholesaler I truly appreciate the fact that I have a place where I can follow and learn from people who have been where I am going. I may have years of real estate experience but I can always learn more.

Great Article


Eric July 10, 2014 at 5:34 am

That cat litter house looks like a typical Section 8 rental turn over… OK, maybe not quite that bad, but close.


Deb Smith July 10, 2014 at 11:09 am

Nice summary! I read a few of these regularly, but this is a good reminder of some great threads that should be revisited.


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