New investor from New Jersey

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Hi my name is Gerla from New Jersey and im a New investor in town seeking to learn more and to work on my very first deal as a newbie. I have very little experience and willing to learn ANYTHING I can. As of today im looking into different properties in the North and Central Jersey area. And if anyone knows of a REI club particularly in the Essex county area please feel free to share. Thanks and I look forward to this experience on BP.

Welcome Gerla! 

Check out NJ Flippers and Funders on Meetup.com ran by Kyle Jasey (www.meetup.com). There's a monthly meetup right in your neighborhood in South Orange. Just came back from one last night and it happens monthly. 

Hope that helps.

Originally posted by @Cedric Stout :

Welcome Gerla! 

Check out NJ Flippers and Funders on Meetup.com ran by Kyle Jasey (www.meetup.com). There's a monthly meetup right in your neighborhood in South Orange. Just came back from one last night and it happens monthly. 

Hope that helps.

 @Cedric Strout Thanks so much for the information ill be there for the next meeting. 

Welcome to BP @Gerla Sterling ! Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. I think a great way to begin using BP is to read the Bigger Pockets Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing as Josh and Brandon did a great job with it. And now that you're here we'd love to see you be an active member of the BP community so be sure to set up Keywords Alerts for your local area such as "Maplewood" or "South Orange" if you're looking to find potential opportunities for investing, education in a subject, or other members in your area.

Use the Find Members area to network with other members who are local to you or are in an area you're wanting to invest in. Podcasts come out weekly and are great way to learn on the move. I find there's always a gold nuggets of information in each one and I go back to listen to a number of them multiple times.

If you want to find events that are going on in your area be sure to check out the Real Estate Events and Happenings area of BiggerPockets. Here you can find meet ups of local BP members or other groups that get together, network, and have education about real estate investing. Some of these events they might try to sell you into a mentoring program or try to sell you something else. In most cases you'll find everything you need here on BP so don't spend any extra money elsewhere. There are many great members here on BP who are tremendous resources of information and will help you greatly. And there are some who are just here to try to sell you something so don't be naive to it. Their true intentions come out eventually.

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Again welcome to Bigger Pockets! 

@Darren Sager Wow Wow thank you so much for this HOST of information. I'm so so so glad to be a part of this community hopefully I get to meet you one day soon. Thanks again for the knowledge and I will definitely upgrade soon on here and utilize this site to its fullest capacity. Again im open to learning so whatever you can share please feel free to message or post it on here. Thanks again

Originally posted by @Gerla Sterling :

Hi my name is Gerla from New Jersey and im a New investor in town seeking to learn more and to work on my very first deal as a newbie. I have very little experience and willing to learn ANYTHING I can. As of today im looking into different properties in the North and Central Jersey area. And if anyone knows of a REI club particularly in the Essex county area please feel free to share. Thanks and I look forward to this experience on BP.

 There is a good meet up called Flippers and Funders.  I've been to one in Jersey City and met people working in Essex County.  I've also been to one in Asbury Park for Central and South Jersey.  They had have one on East Orange but I haven't attended that one.  Great contacts.

Hi Gerla,

My name is Darryl and Welcome!to BP! I am very close to your vicinity and would be more than willing to discuss planning and executing investing in Real Estate. Let me know of your availability.

Hi Gerla,

Welcome to BiggerPockets!

SJREIA (South Jersey Real Estate Investors Association) is a 500+ member real estate networking and education group. We have 2 main meetings each month – one in Cherry Hill and the other in Princeton. Plus we have 7 monthly subgroup meetings at different locations throughout south jersey. Our meetings cater to all levels of investors - new thru seasoned and we also have a member's only on-line chat forum where members network with each other as well.

I just wanted to let you know about us. On our website calendar we will have our 2016 meetings posted shortly (with all details). Hopefully you can attend one of our meetings to see if SJREIA is a good fit for your investing/networking needs.

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