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We want your feedback about what additional features you'd like to see in our BiggerPockets PRO accounts.

We're working on a few things for the future, but we want to know what YOU would get excited about.

Thanks!
Josh :cool:

Medium fbprofileJoshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets | http://www.biggerpockets.com

I don't know if this will work or not but why not have a secret or a special forum designed for PRO account users to make deals,discuss things,etc.

And only PRO account members will have access to this forum.

Hate to be a contrarian here,,,,,but. I looked through the list of benefits when pro came out and didn't see any of the benefits that would change what I do on BP. I'm not pumping a business, I accept colleagues as they apply and never have more than 25 at a time. I'm almost at 200 requests, but I seriously don't know the benefits other than to PM them. If they have their e-mail in their post, I don't even need to PM them
If you think I'm missing something, please reply on here for everyone. I'm sure there are others that question why also. What are the changes? Maybe that will make a difference.
It is not the monthly fee, just I don't see the value to me. I've also questioned pro members and their replies have been mixed as to benefits. I think you need to add some changes to keep who are already members and add new ones, since that is the purpose.
Am I missing something? Rich with the new avatar.

James - Thanks for the suggestion. What do you see the forum's focus being?

Rich - This topic wasn't designed to be a critique of the current PRO accounts. I'm looking for IDEAS as to how to improve the accounts as they currently exist.

Originally posted by Rich Weese:
I think you need to add some changes to keep who are already members and add new ones, since that is the purpose.
Am I missing something? Rich with the new avatar.

Rich - Please read the original post:

Originally posted by Joshua Dorkin:
We want your feedback about what additional features you'd like to see in our BiggerPockets PRO accounts.

We're working on a few things for the future, but we want to know what YOU would get excited about.

So . . . I'll ask everyone again:

What features would YOU like to see added to the PRO account?

As for the features that currently exist on the Upgraded accounts, here's a summary of How a BiggerPockets PRO Account Can Explode Your Real Estate Marketing

Medium fbprofileJoshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets | http://www.biggerpockets.com

Josh- Didn't mean it as a critique of the pro program. Sorry. I did re-read your post and also the benefits again.

I also re-read the original purpose for which pro was started;

"In an effort to better serve our most active members and those who have come to rely on BiggerPockets for marketing both themselves and their businesses, we've launched BiggerPockets Pro!"
When I read that , I think the benefits of pro do exactly that. I guess what I'm saying, is not all the 37K members are trying to market themselves and their businesses. With that in mind, here are my suggestions.
1. Have some pluses or perks for those that just come for information.
2. Maybe integrate some ideas or guidlines for education, step by step.
I think the active members market is pretty well taken care of as evidenced by the posts and activity of those. BP is a great site. The programs and members make it that.
It does seem like the attrition rate is high of the newbies that come and go. That is why I feel some education , step by step or perks for the newbies staying around long enuff to feel the vision of BP would be helpful. I try to make my posts and blogs oriented toward the education end of things. Maybe that is why I suggested these items.
Again, didn't intend to be critical. I'm not a pro member and don't have the experience to speak on it. Just mentioning things that I think would help the attrition rate improve. Great site. I only understand about 5% of it but certainly enjoy the parts I use. Have a great weekend. Rich

Originally posted by Joshua Dorkin:
We want your feedback about what additional features you'd like to see in our BiggerPockets PRO accounts.

We're working on a few things for the future, but we want to know what YOU would get excited about.

Thanks!
Josh :cool:


Josh,
How about a small, templated web site that is attached tot he BP dot com site. A couple of pages we can use to pump what we do, list our properties, have a blog, let people search our posts, maybe it tracks our 20 most recent posts, it might have a wall... like face book does allowing others to post on our wall, and we can reply.
Anyone that sells products, can post them in their 'web site' and it will link to the BP store, letting the products sell through your system. It smaller, personalized sites within the community. You might look into how to keyword the personal sites so they search well with Google, yahoo etc...

Jim Johnson, MHP Holdings, LLC | http://www.mobilehomeparkbuyers.com

Originally posted by Joshua Dorkin:
James - Thanks for the suggestion. What do you see the forum's focus being?

Rich - This topic wasn't designed to be a critique of the current PRO accounts. I'm looking for IDEAS as to how to improve the accounts as they currently exist.

Originally posted by Rich Weese:
I think you need to add some changes to keep who are already members and add new ones, since that is the purpose.
Am I missing something? Rich with the new avatar.

Rich - Please read the original post:

Originally posted by Joshua Dorkin:
We want your feedback about what additional features you'd like to see in our BiggerPockets PRO accounts.

We're working on a few things for the future, but we want to know what YOU would get excited about.


So . . . I'll ask everyone again:

What features would YOU like to see added to the PRO account?

As for the features that currently exist on the Upgraded accounts, here's a summary of How a BiggerPockets PRO Account Can Explode Your Real Estate Marketing


Well it could be used for private discussions,private deal making and even post special people that you don't want anyone else to know about like personal private lenders,buyers,etc.

I',m thinking lifting the cap on the number of colleague requests you can have out at any given time.

Whats up guys? First off, I am new to this site and I absolutly love the idea and what iv seen so far. While I am still learning how to get the most out of the site and havent even herd of a pro account until now, I agree that it would be nice to have a way to only deal with people who are already in the know and can discuss topics on a higher level of sophistication... more importantly, discuss business opportunities with people who are actually capable of doing business. Its great that people can get on here and educate themselves; however, many of us have spent years educating ourselves and are looking for people to make money with.

Regardless, the site is awsome and I look forward to helping it become even better!

Sean

Sounds like some folks have suggested a private forum for dealmaking as a benefit to upgrading to a PRO account .... I think the beauty of BP is being able to read all the forums/discussions for free which expedites the learning curve for all readers at every level of investing so offering something like this would take away from that. I fear some of the best posts from our most veteran cast would end up being shielded from those who most need it (including me). :mrgreen:

What attracted me to this site is the amount of info that was easily available. What has kept me here is the frank and honest answers without any sales pitch I, or anyone else, get when a question is asked, not to mention the friendly banter back and forth. Now, what would induce me to be a Pro member? Probably access to more organized educational oriented material. Maybe, video interviews of certain members discussing a successful deal?

While I don't anticipate going Pro anytime soon, I do plan on making a Donation to the site as soon as I can close on a potential deal next month (I know, you'll believe it when you see it). I've recieved a lot of useful information on this site and will be glad to give a little back, kind of like public television...

Sorry for bumping such an old thread, but couldn't find anywhere else to post this.

I'd love for there to be an award 'tracker' that shows where you are in relation to receiving the reward. I.e. 230/500 posts, 159/200 votes, etc.

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@Kevin Fox , so funny that you suggest this today. Someone else has also suggested it, we were having a meeting anyway so I brought it up, and we loved it - unanimously I believe!

We are discussing with the development team the best way to implement it. 

Thanks for your suggestion!

Medium fbprofileMindy Jensen, BiggerPockets | [email protected] | http://www.biggerpockets.com | CO Agent # FA100049656 | Podcast Guest on Show #129

Originally posted by @Mindy Jensen :

@Kevin Fox, so funny that you suggest this today. Someone else has also suggested it, we were having a meeting anyway so I brought it up, and we loved it - unanimously I believe!

We are discussing with the development team the best way to implement it. 

Thanks for your suggestion!

That's too funny. It's actually been on my mind for a while now, but I just had no idea where to direct suggestions.

Glad (but not surprised) to hear you guys are already on it.

Thanks for your response!

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How about some prizes for getting awards. BP hats and t-shirts anyone? Speaking of, what about a BP store you can buy BP items and where all the books are in one place?

Live Chat section? otherwise I don't know, this site is great! Or maybe a tab on the side that you can type notes into or save urls when you find an awesome blog on BP. 

I signed up a month ago and love it so I will be upgrading! Awesome site @Joshua Dorkin thanks for making it possible!

Cody Barrett, R.C Property Solutions, LLC | 2626762990

A flipping REI niche competition/challenge between pro members. For example, who can earn the most money flipping in 12 months with limited starting funds of $200,000. These are random numbers. Flippers competing would deposit funds into an escrow and play for the winning prize. Contestants would have follow a diary guideline where they would provide information about their specific strategies.

Create tabs in the pulldown for start a discussion.  - Just noticed that you can write in a topic and it takes me to suggested topics!

How about a way fro Pro members to save links in BP. I see market place posts all the time that I want to save for later. 

@Joshua Dorkin

Better formatting for responding to posts.  Be able to change font type (more than one!) and size. Spell check!  Strive to achieve format capabilities like google docs. 

Develop a BiggerPockets e-transaction, similar to ressio, for members to use both internally in Biggerpockets and externally in the real world.

more on forum posting/replies:

autosave

I seem to have a formatting problem when I copy and paste.  The font is larger and I can't seem to reformat back to normal text.

If I've missed this feature somewhere, forgive me, but it would nice to see a "news feed" of our colleagues' posts, questions, answers, etc, like other social media platforms. I'd like a quick look at what others in my network/area are doing and talking about. 

Thank you for asking us for our input. You guys are awesome!

I would love to see a podcast categories drop down like there is for the blog categories.

I think PDF downloads for property analysis would entice me to upgrade to pro. 

I noticed that the download limit is weird because most of the download documents only give you a document file name and no description of what you're downloading. I've wasted a few downloads on things I didn't quite need. I don't know if there's a way to require a description or offer a preview of what you're about to 

Also, I'm still exploring the vastness of BP, but perhaps a packet-creator to give to potential hard money lenders. Where you could fill in the blanks from a deal you found and it spits out a Cover Letter, Executive Summary, Properties details, Financing numbers, About me, ect. with graphs, ability to add pictures, and attach documents. Perhaps a scope of work page with prices of rehabbing. 

I love BP and all it is helping me to learn. Thanks for doing a great job at building a great community.

Hey @Mindy Jensen

I was curious about the status of the award "tracker" we discussed above a few months back. Has any progress been made with that?

Thanks!

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