New Investor from West Palm Beach, Florida!

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Greetings all! 

I wanted to take a moment to say hello to the rest of my NEW FAMILY!!! But really--I do, even now as a newbie to these forums and real estate investing, feel like this Bigger Pockets community is a truly a family. So many dedicated and active members here contributing, educating, helping, and MAKING DEALS HAPPEN!! It's amazing and I feel both thrilled and privileged to be coming on board. @Brandon Turner and @Joshua Dorkin and all of the amazing guests/contributors, the podcast is amazing and I listen every day on my commute to work. I admire you all who work so passionately to make all of this the special place that it is! 

A little about me--my name is Brian Ton and I am from the beautiful (and HOT) sandy shores of West Palm Beach, Florida! I have a degree in Chemical Engineering and I currently work full time as a senior manager for a corporation down here, and I love what I do. I have had various avenues of exposure to the stock market, and I continue to manage three portfolios right at this point. However, like many of the rest of you, I stumbled on this little book called Rich Dad, Poor Dad and my entire outlook on life changed, and that was all it took to spark inspiration for me to take steps into the world of real estate--building the asset column, am I right? AM I RIGHT!??...lol...

On a more serious note, I am a serious investor entering the market in South Florida, and I am currently taking actions to prepare for making a first deal! My initial strategy for a period of 1-3 years will be primarily centered on growing cash through flips and rental properties on small SFH or multifamily. Safe to say that it is an extremely competitive market down here. Nonetheless, the strategies that I am picking up on finding and MAKING deals thanks to all of you guys is guiding me along the way nicely. 

I have learned a tremendous amount in a small period of time thanks to this amazing community and I hope to network with any and all you as I embark on this journey. It is sure to be an amazing ride. 

Cheers, fam!

@Brian Ton

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Originally posted by @Brian Ton :

Greetings all! 

I wanted to take a moment to say hello to the rest of my NEW FAMILY!!! But really--I do, even now as a newbie to these forums and real estate investing, feel like this Bigger Pockets community is a truly a family. So many dedicated and active members here contributing, educating, helping, and MAKING DEALS HAPPEN!! It's amazing and I feel both thrilled and privileged to be coming on board. @Brandon Turner and @Joshua Dorkin and all of the amazing guests/contributors, the podcast is amazing and I listen every day on my commute to work. I admire you all who work so passionately to make all of this the special place that it is! 

A little about me--my name is Brian Ton and I am from the beautiful (and HOT) sandy shores of West Palm Beach, Florida! I have a degree in Chemical Engineering and I currently work full time as a senior manager for a corporation down here, and I love what I do. I have had various avenues of exposure to the stock market, and I continue to manage three portfolios right at this point. However, like many of the rest of you, I stumbled on this little book called Rich Dad, Poor Dad and my entire outlook on life changed, and that was all it took to spark inspiration for me to take steps into the world of real estate--building the asset column, am I right? AM I RIGHT!??...lol...

On a more serious note, I am a serious investor entering the market in South Florida, and I am currently taking actions to prepare for making a first deal! My initial strategy for a period of 1-3 years will be primarily centered on growing cash through flips and rental properties on small SFH or multifamily. Safe to say that it is an extremely competitive market down here. Nonetheless, the strategies that I am picking up on finding and MAKING deals thanks to all of you guys is guiding me along the way nicely. 

I have learned a tremendous amount in a small period of time thanks to this amazing community and I hope to network with any and all you as I embark on this journey. It is sure to be an amazing ride. 

Cheers, fam!

 Hi Brian, great to have you on BP. Amazing place to network and great for education. The south Florida market is hot and continuing to grow. I am very excited about the multifamily market in the area and see a lot of room for further growth based on the macroeconomics and job growth resulting in 140 multifamily transactions in South Florida during the first quarter alone! 

Welcome @Brian Ton ! Best of luck in your REI journey! Fairly new to the biz myself. Like you, I stumbled into Rich Dad, Poor Dad, tried to quiet down the "adventurer" in me thinking, "Hey, if ain't broke why fix it" (referring to my 9-5 day job). But there's no unlearning what you already know. Especially if the upside is too hard ignore. There is always a better way! It ain't going to be a walk in the park but there's no better feeling than pursuing something passionately in hopes of finding greener pastures.

If you're looking to network with like-minded and hungry for success people, you're in the right place. 

My folks live where you live and I don't live too far away.  Message me if you want connect!

@Leo Jurado Thanks!

Seems like Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a common theme here on BP! I also saw that you have attended some events and that you're also a fan of Mr. Robbins--amazing individual, that dude. I'm all for networking and sharing thoughts/ideas, especially with my fellow locals. I'm trying to make the next Tropical REIA in August, maybe I'll see you there.

Best of luck with starting a new and exciting chapter!

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