Hello BP members! Can't wait to get started.

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I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to the community. I'm a 37y/o career firefighter in Meriden, CT. I live in New London, CT, and am originally from Windsor, CT. I've been researching real estate investing for too long and am looking to buy my first rental by the end of this year. I'd love to meet other like minded individuals across the state (RI as well). I love the podcasts and resources available on this site and hope to be able to contribute at some point.

Hello Matthew,

Welcome to BP. You've found the right to find motivation and technical support! I am based in RI but also actively looking to invest in New London. There is a monthly REI meet up in Groton hosted by @Mat O'Grady with a great group of people. Very casual atmosphere.

Welcome to the site @Matthew Avery

I know a few Meriden Firefighters. 

My advice to you and every other newbie to the industry... Continuously educate yourself, continuously search for deals, and don't be afraid to seize the moment when an opportunity presents itself!! 

I look forward to seeing you around the site.

@Matthew Avery welcome aboard and good to see a fellow firefighter jumping into the game. I've been in the fire service for 17 years and just took a year leave to take my real estate investing to the next level. Let me know if I can help, it would be great to jump on a call.

Hello! @Matthew Avery

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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