What is BiggerPockets?
BiggerPockets is a platform that contains three critical resources every Real Estate Investor needs:
With dozens of "How-To” Guides, hundreds of top rated Podcast episodes, thousands of Blog Posts, and millions of forum posts, BiggerPockets' platform has the answer to almost every conceivable question that a real estate investor might have in the course of an investment or real estate related career. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, simply post your question to the forums and watch in amazement as investors weigh in and give you invaluable feedback.
With over 275,000 members and counting, BiggerPockets is home to the largest community of real estate investors on the internet. With that network comes all the other professionals that you need to connect with to succeed. Just by engaging on our platform, you’ll meet fellow investors, agents, lenders, accountants, lawyers, mentors, potential partners, and more. All you have to do is create a free account and start engaging with the community.
BiggerPockets works hard to bring investors the tools they need to be successful in real estate. We’ve built powerful software like our deal analysis calculators, powerful networking and site navigation tools to connect you with meaningful business partners, and we’ve negotiated discounts for products that investors commonly use.
The BiggerPockets Mindset: Nine Core Beliefs of BiggerPockets Members
BiggerPockets is first and foremost a community. As a community, we hold certain beliefs that are core to who we are and how we operate. The following is a list of nine core beliefs that our members subscribe to. If you find that these ideals resonate with you, we welcome you with open arms to our community.
1) Real Estate Education Should Be Pitch-Free
There is a time and a place for making money off information, but BiggerPockets is not that place and today is not that time. Members at BiggerPockets believe in openly sharing advice and information without a hidden agenda. Please do not jump on the forums and talk about your website or product. If you want to post an ad, please do so in the BiggerPockets Marketplace, keeping our question and answer forums pitch-free.
2) Your Past Failures or Successes Don't Determine Your Future
You may have failed in the past or been wildly successful, but the only thing that matters as you move forward is your next action. BiggerPockets members, whether newbies or seasoned pros, are continually learning, growing, and sharing to redefine their futures.
3) There Are No Secrets to Success
Most real estate gurus pitch a "secret" to success and will only share that secret after three monthly payments of some ridiculous amount. At BiggerPockets we believe that the only secret is that there are no secrets. All the information you need to become a successful investor is out there to find. BiggerPockets is designed to bring that information together -- in one place -- and create a community to discuss that information in a pitch-free, safe environment.
4) "Get Rich Quick" is Not a Reality
Yes, people have made money quickly in real estate. However, the overnight successes are simply the exception, not the rule. BiggerPockets' members believe that true wealth is made from solid education, a strategic plan, proper implementation, and time.
5) No Question is a Bad Question
You've heard the cliche before: There are no dumb questions. At BiggerPockets we encourage open discussion about any topics relating to real estate investing. If you can't find the answer through our search tool on the site, then simply ask it in the forums. The answers to your question will not only help you, but countless others who come behind you to read them.
6) What You Put In, You'll Get Out
The most successful users on BiggerPockets are ones who have fully committed to jumping in with both feet. By engaging daily with other investors, asking and answering questions, reading blogs, and in any other way participating, you will get results. You will receive back what you put in.
7) Investors Should Add Value
BiggerPockets' members believe that investors should be respectful to the community they work in, seeking to better the areas around them, and provide valuable services to their local community.
8) There Are Many Paths to Real Estate Success
There is no "one single way" to invest in real estate. Real estate investing methods are as diverse as the investors who use them. That said, there are definitely many ill-advised and incorrect ways to invest in real estate, which we have no qualms about discussing.
9) We Help Each Other Succeed
BiggerPockets is here for you. Our community exists to build each other up towards success and add a voice of reason and responsibility to the investing community. Our members deeply and honestly care about the success of other members and work hard to build our industry as a whole.
If you want to be part of a movement of movers and shakers that’s starting to make an impact in the real estate investing world, join us. If you want to be part of a group of entrepreneurs dedicated and committed to building real and serious wealth through real estate, join us. If you want to engage in a community of likeminded real estate enthusiasts without being pitched to buy a $997 product in exchange for knowledge, join us. Membership to BiggerPockets is free.
If this sounds like too much work and you’re unwilling to make changes in order to live a better life, no worries. Thanks for your time, feel free to read some content around the site, and we wish you the best of luck in the future. We’ll be here when you are ready.
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What to do First As a New Investor:
We believe that we’ve got some pretty great places for beginners to start learning about Real Estate Investing - here are three free and easy ways to get started today:
Listen to The BiggerPockets Podcast - Just download a couple of episodes and conveniently start learning about Real Estate Investing on the way to and from work, the gym, or anywhere! We’ve got stories of successes and failures, flippers and landlords, and our guests range from first time investing newbies to moguls with Real Estate empires worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Read The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing - The name says it all. This guide will give you a great grasp on the basics and prepare you to begin interacting with the community on BiggerPockets.
Create an account and engage with the community - Something like 95% of those folks that set out to invest in Real Estate quit, fail, or are unable to maintain focus on their goals. The best way to prevent that and become successful is to begin networking. We strive to keep our forums among the most welcoming and informative you’ll find online - there are no dumb questions and there is no problem too small to talk about. Go introduce yourself today! There are thousands of investors that want to see you grow and succeed.
What to do First As a an Experienced Professional:
Visit www.biggerpockets.com/biz - Home to hundreds of thousands of investors, BiggerPockets offers you powerful ways to establish authority, build trust, and ultimately grow your business through our network. We offer paid, premium memberships that allow you to scour our network for opportunities to demonstrate expertise in your area and to network (within our rules) with potential clients and business partners. Just be sure to follow our rules and be a valuable contributor to the community and you’ll be amazed at the business that you generate through BiggerPockets.
Visit the Forums - Our forums are a powerful way to ask questions about how to grow your business or solve problems specific to your type of property, neighborhood, or style of investing. Ask a Question right now and watch as dozens of investors jump to your aid and help you solve your problem! And of course, feel free to join the thousands of investors that freely give high quality advice and feedback to new investors all day, every day.
Check out the Blog - Our blog has thousands of articles that discuss countless methods of investing, best practices for real estate businesses, and offer specific information relevant to all aspects of Real Estate. We produce dozens of high quality articles per week for investors large and small and conveniently organize these posts in our regular newsletter.