New RE Investor looking for mentor on the CT shoreline/New Haven area.

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Hi, I'm a Graphic Designer that is new to BiggerPockets. I'm looking for a mentor in New Haven CT or the CT shoreline area. Anyone out there interested in helping a newbie gain knowledge? I've got extensive experience in DR marketing and web designing. Could be informative for both of us.

Welcome, @Kim Handelman ! I'm in SECT and it's always great to see other CT residents here on BP.

You've got the right idea, offering something in return. I don't consider myself mentor material (yet!), but you can find a ton of info reading articles/blogs here as well as listening to the podcasts. You might also consider joining CTREIA, which has a lot of networking opportunities.

Good luck!

@Kim Handelman

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Locate and attend 3 different local REIA club meetings great place to meet people gather resources and info. Here you will meet wholesalers who provide deals and rehabbers. This is also a place with a potential mentor.

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Thanks so much Karin and Paul, great info here. I'm going to the Hartford REIA in a few weeks and have read the BiggerPockets Ultimate Beginner's Guide. I'm starting my business plan although not as easy as I thought it would be because RE Investing isn't a traditional business model. I'll download the newest BP book and dive right in!

@Kim Handelman ,

Welcome to the Best Real Estate Site on the Net.

It is always nice to see another Ct., resident in the forums.

Click on the "learn tab" at the top of this page and you could be spending many hours with the Information that is available.


Hi Kim,

Welcome, I am a seasoned investor and happen to have a design project I need help with. Perhaps we can coach each other? If interested, please feel free to review my profile on LinkedIn

Mark Zippo

Hi Mark, thanks for reaching out. You too can check out my LinkedIn profile or go to my website at If you think my design abilities would be a good fit with your needs maybe we could meet for coffee to discuss REI and design.

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