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BiggerPockets is a community of over 150,000 like-minded real estate enthusiasts seeking to become better real estate investors.

Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been investing in real estate for years, BiggerPockets is your free source of real estate investor education, networking, and dealmaking.

This page is designed to give you a brief overview of what you can expect at BiggerPockets. Below, you'll find:

  • The BiggerPockets Mindset: Nine Core Beliefs of BiggerPockets Members
  • Why Join BiggerPockets: 12 Benefits for You and Your Business
  • What To Do First on BiggerPockets
  • The Best of BiggerPockets... So Far


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 hold 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 newbie or seasoned pro, are continually learning, growing, and sharing to redefine their future.

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 it.

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 make no qualms about discussing.

9) We Help Each Other Succeed

BiggerPockets is here for you. Our community exists to build each other up in 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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Why Join BiggerPockets: 12 Benefits for You and Your Business

BiggerPockets is here to make you a better real estate investor. Here's how:

  1. Knowledge: You can grow your knowledge on topics like Flipping, Wholesaling, Buy and Hold, Commercial, Notes, and hundreds of other topics.
  2. New Strategies: You can build your arsenal of strategies to skyrocket your real estate business.
  3. Mentors: You can meet and interact with other investors who are doing what you are doing (or want to do) and gain knowledge from their experiences.
  4. Networking: You can find local investors to connect with in the real world and make deals happen.
  5. Make Deals Happen: You can find buyers for properties you are trying to sell, sellers for properties you are trying to buy, or partners for deals you are trying to acquire in the BiggerPockets Marketplace.
  6. Find Funding: You can find hard money, private money, or institutional lenders to help fund your deals (solicitations only allowed in the Marketplace.)
  7. News Updates: You can keep up-to-date on the most pressing Real Estate News that affects your bottom line.
  8. Build Your Brand: You can start a real estate Member Blog to share your knowledge and experiences and build your personal brand.
  9. Share Your Knowledge: You can become the "go to" person for certain topics by answering questions in the forums.
  10. Grow Your Business: You can build your business brand and bring your business name in front of hundreds of thousands of eyes.
  11. Consume Content: You can read hundreds of amazing blog posts per month from dozens of amazing real estate writers on the BiggerPockets Blog.
  12. Unbiased Reviews: You can find reviews of the best (and worse) products, courses, and software for real estate investors.



What to Do First at BiggerPockets

The vast amount of information can be overwhelming at BiggerPockets. The following is a list of your first steps to take to get you up and running immediately.

  1. Step One: Sign Up For an Account
    A Basic membership is free at BiggerPockets and will allow you to set up a profile, begin networking, and jump into the BiggerPockets Forums. You can also sign up for a ProBasic or a Pro Account if you'd like increased exposure for your brand and other benefits. To see the benefits of a Pro or Pro Basic Membership, click here.
  2. Step Two: Add a Photo and Fill in Your Profile
    As mentioned many times, BiggerPockets is a community. In any community - personality is key in building relationships. It is important that you have a photo and fully filled in profile so people can see who you are, what you are all about, and what you are looking for.
  3. Step Three: Introduce Yourself
    Take three minutes and introduce yourself in the BiggerPockets Forums, in the New Member Introduction area. This is a place for you to let us know who you are, where you are from, and what kind of investing you want to do. Keep this brief, honest, and pitch-free!
  4. Step Four: Set Up Keyword Alerts
    The Keyword Alert System is a feature on BiggerPockets that lets you jump into the discussions that you want to be a part of. When you set up certain keywords for topics of interest to you, such as "Flipping," "Wholesaling," "Apartments," "San Diego," "Japan," or any other topic, BiggerPockets will instantly notify you via email about that topic - letting you jump in, read, and leave a comment.
  5. Step Five: Start Engaging
    As you read above in the core beliefs of BiggerPockets members, what you put in, you get out. This means it's time for you to jump in and start engaging. Start asking questions, reading blog posts, answering threads, connecting with some colleagues, following investors, and in any other way - start engaging.
  6. Step Six: Upgrade to PRO
    A PRO Membership allows you to post ads in the MarketPlace (for any of your haves or wants,) track profile and blog visits, the ability to include your logo in your forum signature, and much, much more. For a list of all the great benefits for PRO users, click here.

Important Tutorials

The vast amount of information can be overwhelming at BiggerPockets. The following is a list of your first steps to take to get you up and running immediately.

  1. Effectively Using the BiggerPockets Real Estate Social Network to Build Your Business
  2. How to Use BiggerPockets to Grow Your Real Estate Business (PDF)
  3. Getting the Most Out of BiggerPockets: A Tutorial
  4. The BiggerPockets Keyword Alert System Tutorial
  5. BiggerPockets Social Company Profiles: Features & Tutorial


The Best of BiggerPockets... So Far

The following is a list of some of the best articles, forum threads, and other great content from BiggerPockets.com. It is organized by several different categories, to get you started. This list is far from exhaustive, and we encourage you to check out all the great blog posts and forum threads across BiggerPockets.

Getting Started

Wholesaling

Flipping

Buy & Hold, Landlording