Just beginning my journey!

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Hello everyone! My name is Chris Beck and I reside in SellersvIlle, a small town located in Bucks County, Pa. I have become fascinated with real estate investing only a short while ago. I have been reading books and listening to the Bigger Pockets podcasts for roughly 8 months now. My interest is in multi family units and I can not wait to get started! I look forward to learning from all of you! Especially if you have knowledge of the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.

@Chris Beck Welcome to BP! 

Some resources that I have enjoyed:

Podcasts

Episode 108 - Grant Cardone... Just listen…

Episode 283 Paul Thompson - Quite a new episode but I would think everyone would agree this is a top episode. Mainly, the systems implemented are fascinating (VA, automated offers, etc.) Plus...escape velocity...

Episode 113Jay Papasan - Very practical slow and steady advice

Episode 221 - Tim Shiner - his concept of equity build up and "shearing the sheep" shows some of the flexibility of real estate vs a 401k

Last but not least, I also recommend all the tax advice given by my fellow CPAs on the BP Podcast.

Amanda Han

Brandon Hall

Tax Reform Update – Brandon Hall and Amanda Han

Linda Weygant

Guides

Ultimate Beginners Guide

Forum Stickies

BP Calculators or spreadsheets uploaded by members

My Favorite Books

I have to say all of the BP books…right? :)

The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

What Every Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow

Hope this information can give you a good start. Feel free to reach out with any questions. 

Hi Chris,

Welcome to BP!  I'm just up the road from you in Perkasie and also just getting started.  I would recommend looking for the BP podcast "Vaccuum the Truck".  It's one of my favorites.

I have listened to that one and it was very motivating.  I have been looking into the Lehigh area recently and feel that is where i would like to start.  Any recommendations on an agent that knows that area and is willing to work with an investor?

Hey Chris, welcome to the community. I recommend you go to some of the meetups in the area. @Justin Brown hosts a great BP meetup, and there are a few more you can find on meetup.com. If you need any more info on which ones to go to, let me know!

@Chris Beck dude you should definetly join us! Every Third Thursday of the month (16th is our next one) at 6:30 at my co-working building in downtown Allentown (40 S 5th St.) All are welcome to join and we do a lot of multi-family deal analysis so that would be right up your ally! 

@Julie Miller I would heartily agree that 276 is a rocking episode! Bryce Stewart actually sometimes joins us for our meet-ups so you might meet the man, the myth, the legendary truck vacuumer, if you join us!  

@Account Closed good list, I would have to add Richest Man in Babylon, and Think and Grow Rich to the list of books to read! And of course anything by Grant Cardone! 

Hello! @Chris Beck

Welcome to BP, and congratulations on making the decision to invest in your future via real estate.

I have written a few blog posts that may help you get started here on BP, and with your investing. Please click on the links, give them a read, and share your thoughts in the comments.

First is a post that I feel will help not get overwhelmed with the amount of info that is here on BP:

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52761-the-simple-guide-to-getting-started-on-bp

The second is a post that will help get you focused with your real estate investing goals:

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52743-im-new-to-bp-any-advice-would-be-appriciated

The last one is a post that will help you choose an “investor friendly” real estate agent.

There are many agents out there, but it’s important to choose the right one.

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52724-im-new-to-investing-how-do-i-find-an-investor-friendly-agent

I love answering questions if you have any! Good Luck :)

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