Aspiring investor living in Atlanta, GA

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Hey everyone! I've been using Bigger Pockets for several months now, so I thought I should finally go ahead and introduce myself on the forums. I'm an aspiring investor from Nashville, TN, who's been living in Atlanta, GA since early 2015. I graduated from The University of Tennessee, and currently work for Home Depot as a senior analyst in international logistics. Some of my hobbies include:

  • Learning about real estate
  • Speaking/Learning Portuguese
  • Playing guitar/drums
  • Traveling (visiting Iceland in August)
  • Reading
  • Soccer/Basketball/Hiking/Snowboarding
  • Building websites/learning code

I know it’s cliché, but I originally became interested in real estate while reading Rich Dad Poor Dad. The concept of passive income really piqued my interest, and since then, I’ve been reading as much as possible about real estate investing, and listening to the BiggerPockets podcasts each day to and from work. My goal is to buy my first property (preferably multi-family) by January 2017 and “house hack.”

If anyone in the Atlanta area would like to connect, please feel free to reach out to me! I’m pretty computer savvy, and could help build you a website, or assist with online marketing in exchange for knowledge. I’m also looking for an investor-friendly real-estate agent if anyone has references.

Cheers,

Ben Williams

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welcome to the forums. It might be cliche, but the majority of us are here as a result of rich dad poor dad.

The podcasts are amazing, keep listening and read all of the recommended books at the end of each episode. 

Most importantly don't just listen to the podcasts or read the books-apply the knowledge! Real estate doesn't pay you for what you know, it pays you for what you do. Keep that in mind on your journey to success 

@Ben Williams

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Thanks,

Vijay

Ben, welcome to BP.  My name is Bill and I am a real estate investor and business owner in the Atlanta area. Good luck and let me know if I can be of assistance. 

Bill 

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