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BiggerPockets.com Turns 7 – Happy Birthday!

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On October 22, 2004, while teaching high school in Los Angeles and worrying about my own personal real estate investments, I created BiggerPockets. The seven years that have passed since then, have seen what was intended to be a resource for my own personal needs, turn into the greatest platform online for real estate investors and other professionals!

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With millions and millions of visitors from 191 countries and 77,000+ members, BiggerPockets has truly become the Premier real estate investing community.

Here’s a brief video with some personal thoughts:

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the BiggerPockets family!

And stick around . . . we’ve got some exciting things to come for you in the future!

Joshua Dorkin is a serial entrepreneur, investor, podcaster, publisher, educator, and co-author of How to Invest in Real Estate. He started BiggerPockets to help democratize the real estate investing landscape for himself and others, aiming to make it accessible for everyone, regardless of income or education. Today, BiggerPockets is the premier real estate investing website online with over one million members and reaching over 70 million people with the message of financial freedom through real estate investing. Joshua, along with his wife and three daughters, make their home in Denver, Colorado, and spend any time they can traveling, exploring, and adventuring. Read more about Joshua’s story in 5280 and Inc.com.

    Meredith McKenzie
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday Bigger Pockets, and Congratulations, Josh!
    Joey Wang
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Josh, congrats and keep up the great work!
    Susan Zanzonico
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Hey Josh, Congratulations, you got it right that time!
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Meredith – Thanks as always for the support. I appreciate it. Joey – Good looking out and again, welcome to the BP fam. Susan – I just kept rambling on and on, over and over. Thanks for the message!
    Sharon Vornholt
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Way to go Josh! What an incredible site you’ve built. There is no better place to learn.
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thanks a million, Sharon!
    Kevin Kaczmarek
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Josh, Happy Birthday to BiggerPockets!!! A great site that is helping change lives for the better.
    Leo Kingston
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Good job, Josh. You are providing a really important service for professionals who really need it right now.
    Leo Kingston
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Good job, Josh. You are providing a really important service for professionals who really need it right now.
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thanks Leo. I really appreciate it.
    Jon
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday BP! And congrats Josh!
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thanks Jon – I appreciate the message.
    Lokesh
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday BP!! Congratulations Josh! Everytime, I think of asking a real estate question/ concern, I research BP before posting my questions because almost all the times, this topic has already discussed! Thanks for the great website!!!
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thank you for your engagement and for the message, Lokesh. BP is a pretty incredible knowledgebase to learn from.
    Joshua Dorkin
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Thank you for your engagement and for the message, Lokesh. BP is a pretty incredible knowledgebase to learn from.
    Anthony
    Replied about 8 years ago
    Joshua, I’ve learned a ton and met some wonderful people since stumbling upon BiggerPockets, two years ago. Well done, Josh.;-) Happy Birthday, BP!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anthony Russell