Hello BP! I'm new to the community, and have already gotten so much from joining BiggerPockets. I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.
My name is Josiah. I currently work as a Personal Banker at a regional bank branch in a small rural town surrounding the Dayton, OH area. For as long as I can remember, I've known I wanted to work for myself, but have never been able to settle on what I wanted to do. After working at the bank for some time, and being involved in the right conversations, I stumbled into the world of real estate investing. An exciting observation I made while working at the bank was that my happiest customers always seemed to be those involved in real estate investing in some way. In my newfound thirst for knowledge, I began making connections with people who were doing it, working with mentors to develop my knowledge, and seeking out information anywhere I could find it. Naturally, I found BP, and I haven't been able to peel my eyes off the screen since.
Already, BiggerPockets has provided me with more information than all other sources I've found combined, and the community here has volunteered answers to questions I wouldn't know who else to ask. I'm starting to feel like I need to earn my keep around here, so I want to take the opportunity to offer any knowledge or resources I have back to the community. I have a fairly well rounded knowledge about retail banking, and I'm happy to offer what advice I can to anyone with questions about navigating the world of bank lending; and I'll always be happy to help in any other ways I can. After all, what's the sense in joining a community without giving something back, right?
I look forward to meeting and working with more of the great people here on BP and in the greater world of RE investing. One of the most important lessons I've learned here is that if we're not adding value, we're never really going to get anywhere meaningful in the world. I'll strive to keep that in mind as I work toward my first deal, and all the deals to follow.
@Josiah Stacy congrats on finding BP and networking with others. U have some great investors and Real estate agent/brokers there!
@Josiah Stacy -Welcome to BP. Tons of information and great people to meet here.
Welcome to BP. There is a lot of information on this site. If you want to network with other Investors in the Dayton area there are two groups that meet monthly. There is GDREIA and a local investor meetup group run by @Darrin Carey. Look forward to seeing you out here. I'm in Dayton as well.
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.
@Paul Amegatcher , interesting to see that you're from Brookville. I live there as well. Maybe I'll see you around sometime. I'll even take you out to lunch if you want to take me up on it. I have heard from Christina Carey already, and am working to get in touch with her about the REIA meetings in the area. I don't suppose you have links to any info about the GDREIA? I'd love to check that one out as well.
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