As you know, we're always working hard to improve how you interact with and use BiggerPockets, to improve the way you network, learn, do business, and make deals in real estate.
In an effort to make it even easier to grow your business, to learn about topics that you're interested in, an connect and network, and to learn via our forums, we just launched a revolutionary tool, our Keyword Alert System!
We've put together a complete tutorial for the system in the link below, including a brief video that will walk you through how to use it and why you want to:
In brief: The system will send users an email or SMS message (SMS for PRO members only) whenever someone posts something on the forum that includes your keyword or keyword phrase. So, if you're an investor that focuses on NNN or mobile homes, you can set up alerts so you know anytime someone is talking about that on BP.
This is an extremely powerful tool for users who want to share their expertise on specific topics or those that want to learn.
It is a great tool for users whose businesses revolve around real estate as well. Say your company provides direct mail services. By setting up alerts for keywords like "direct mail," "mail," "yellow letters" or various other related terms, you can quickly jump on the thread and provide helpful responses to those people talking about the topic. By demonstrating your expertise, people will come to know and trust you and your company and will be far more likely to want to do business with you. If you have your company's link in your signature (even better if you have your company logo -- that comes with a PRO account)
Just in case you missed it, do take a few minutes to watch the tutorial and see how this new system will change the way you connect here on BiggerPockets:
We look forward to your feedback, and to seeing you benefit from this great new feature.
Joshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets