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What was your FIRST Post on BiggerPockets?

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ModeratorPosted Jun 21 2023, 13:22

What was your first BP post reaching out for help to get started in investing? Or did you recently just post & are looking for help?

Check out this post from @Craig Curelop who wrote BiggerPockets book The House Hacking Strategy!

We all got started somewhere, and it is extremely important to recognize your growth in this journey! Reply with images of your first post on BiggerPockets below and let's see where we all began.

You'll never know how far you can go, if you don't get started!

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ModeratorReplied Jun 21 2023, 13:28

Here is my first post just a few months ago!

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ModeratorReplied Jun 21 2023, 13:30

Oh boy have we come a long way in just 6 years! I think I posted this my first week on the job at BiggerPockets. 

Not only do I still have that first property I mentioned I was looking for in this post, I have 16 MORE doors with my husband

I'm also still in publishing at BP 😉

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Replied Jun 21 2023, 13:52

Here's mine!

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Replied Jun 21 2023, 13:56

It was a very momentous occasion when I renamed the Marketplace forums

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ModeratorReplied Jun 21 2023, 14:02
Quote from @Aaron Breckenridge:

It was a very momentous occasion when I renamed the Marketplace forums


 Talk about Day 1 impact!🚀

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Replied Jun 21 2023, 14:16

Kind of a strange first post, but boy am I glad I stayed the course!

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Replied Jun 24 2023, 12:56

Cool to rediscover what it was and see so many old names in a 9yr-old thread.  I guess I skipped the introduction or ask a question route. 

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ModeratorReplied Jun 26 2023, 11:54
Quote from @Aaron Breckenridge:

It was a very momentous occasion when I renamed the Marketplace forums


 I love that you were the one that announced this name change Aaron! 

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Replied Jun 29 2023, 09:54

My first post was me sharing my very first deal I had done. I still have it today and it has given me the courage to continue my journey in real estate as I am actively working on the remodel of home #2.

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ModeratorReplied Jun 29 2023, 10:49
Quote from @Mateo Oquendo-Chandler:

My first post was me sharing my very first deal I had done. I still have it today and it has given me the courage to continue my journey in real estate as I am actively working on the remodel of home #2.


 Amazing job Mateo, keep it up!

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Replied Jul 3 2023, 11:16

Here it was!

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Replied Jul 4 2023, 06:50

I can't believe that it's been 2 whole years since I joined this wonderful community: 

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Replied Aug 11 2023, 18:26

Looking for an investor friendly agent in NJ, found one and he got my my first deal 7 years ago!

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Replied Aug 26 2023, 08:52

In my first post, I shared my excitement in getting involved in the Bigger Pockets Community and asked a couple of questions about resources and networking.

I thought to follow that up with a second post, being specific about how my wife & I are setting our sights on our first home where we intend to house hack. Copying those details here, that is a single-family fixer-upper having a basement (or similar) in Garfield County (CO) with a listing price of $400,000 to $600,000. With our down payment savings piling up, we hope to position ourselves to buy in mid to late 2024 with 20% down (or close to it). In the July 4th episode of the Bigger Pockets podcast, listeners were encouraged to identify Profitability (among other criteria for a deal) – this presents some challenges, as I am unsure about assessing a realistic cash flow in a house hack for our area.

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Replied Sep 15 2023, 17:58

Looking for an investor friendly realtor in NJ. I found one and he got me my first 3 properties!

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Replied Sep 25 2023, 10:08

I've had a fantastic introduction to BiggerPockets! I recently shared my thoughts on building valuable relationships, and I'm truly impressed by the supportive and insightful community here. I'm eager to kickstart my journey and make meaningful connections. As I read through everyone's initial posts, I'm feeling increasingly encouraged to dive into the conversation. Don't hesitate to reach out – I'd love to connect with you all! 

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ModeratorReplied Sep 28 2023, 05:11

Oh, the memories. This is from 2010:

I got my answer from my attorney, but BP members gave me enough good advice that I stuck around for a few more posts.

Here's to the next 14 years!

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ModeratorReplied Sep 28 2023, 05:13

@Jay Hinrichs we're looking forward to your first post in cuneiform! LOL!

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Replied Sep 28 2023, 06:59
Quote from @Nathan Gesner:

@Jay Hinrichs we're looking forward to your first post in cuneiform! LOL!


:)  I have no clue and have no clue on how to find it.. I do remember though @engelorumora 
did an introduction.. at the time he was a client of mine. And I had been posting on the australian version of BP.. never knew BP existed until Engelo turned me on to it.  And I do remember going keyboard to keyboard with Joe Gore.. who is long gone as we know.

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ModeratorReplied Sep 28 2023, 08:17

That's one of the most impressive first posts I've seen, Nathan!

Jay, I messaged you a link to a page with your first posts/replies if you want to turn back the clock with us! 

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Replied Sep 28 2023, 09:20
Quote from @Jay Hinrichs:
Quote from @Nathan Gesner:

@Jay Hinrichs we're looking forward to your first post in cuneiform! LOL!


:)  I have no clue and have no clue on how to find it.. I do remember though @engelorumora 
did an introduction.. at the time he was a client of mine. And I had been posting on the australian version of BP.. never knew BP existed until Engelo turned me on to it.  And I do remember going keyboard to keyboard with Joe Gore.. who is long gone as we know.


I'd like to say a big fat "You're welcome" to the BP community for introducing one of the finest gentleman the real estate investment world has seen 🙏👍

Here a you go mate - https://www.biggerpockets.com/forums/55/topics/114811-pleasu...

And yes, 38,000+ thousand posts later I can say "it's working" haha


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ModeratorReplied Sep 28 2023, 09:45

@Engelo Rumora—definitely sending you a big fat "thank you" from over here in the BP HQ! 

How did you find Jay to be your realtor in the first place?

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Replied Sep 28 2023, 12:30
Quote from @Katie Miller:

@Engelo Rumora—definitely sending you a big fat "thank you" from over here in the BP HQ! 

How did you find Jay to be your realtor in the first place?


hehe

My pleasure Katie,

Jay has been a mentor, friend and business partner.

Helped me start and grow my business and has gotten me out of deep trouble.

A very experienced and ethical individual he is.

I believe I owe him an expensive dinner also lol

Just need to strategically catch him while he is jetting around in a cheaper market like Ohio.

Rather than bloody Summerlin, Vegas hehe

Ohhhh the inflation nowadays hehe

Thanks 🙏 

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Replied Sep 28 2023, 12:58
Quote from @Katie Miller:

@Engelo Rumora—definitely sending you a big fat "thank you" from over here in the BP HQ! 

How did you find Jay to be your realtor in the first place?


Engelo was / is famous in Australia  for buying the cheapest home in the entire country back in the day..