Hello all. My name is Matt and I've been a professional poker player since 2004 after I graduated from IU. I now play pretty large PLO games in Cincinnati and other areas after previously playing tourneys til black Friday. I first got into real estate a few years ago after reading a massive thread on a poker forum. The user spec x was a buy and hold investor who did value add and mostly bought properties that weren't listed on MLS. He gave a ton of good insight. I looked at properties around then but never jumped in.
I'm married with 2 kids now so I'm always thinking about the future and I want an exit strategy from poker if need be so I thought real estate would be a great option. I started reading that thread again, found a link to biggerpockets and listened to tons of podcasts and read the articles/forums. I've looked at a few properties and hopefully can find a good deal soon.
Welcome to the BP family!
Best of luck on your new adventure.
Welcome to BP! There is a ton of information here so you came to the right place. Good luck.
Welcome to BP! You will find more information than you can probably consume at first. Anytime you get stuck on a topic, just ask. Set your goals and take massive action! Good luck!
Originally posted by @Matt Sterling :
I first got into real estate a few years ago after reading a massive thread on a poker forum. The user spec x was a buy and hold investor who did value add and mostly bought properties that weren't listed on MLS.
That was a good thread. I contributed on it for a while (AcesUp)...
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I read your stuff on 2p2 as well, good stuff
Welcome to Bigger Pockets. BP is full of resources. You will find resources here from blogs to pod casts and forums. You can also send messages to members which is my favorite part of the website.
Welcome from a fellow Hoosier! Good luck
Welcome @Matt Sterling it’s a pleasure to have you here!
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