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Hello All,

My name is Pragati Soni and I am currently a Senior Financial Analyst in the Atlanta area. I recently joined BiggerPockets in the hopes of learning more about real estate investing. I have been listening to the podcasts during my commute and they are so full of great information. Honestly, I was surprised that all of this information is free and grateful that I had found a community that I could learn from. 

My current focus is to continue to increase my real estate knowledge through BiggerPockets forums and podcasts. I also would like to grow my network within the real estate community and have a mentor guide me.  I know there are a number of real estate events in Atlanta so if anyone has suggestions I would really appreciate it. 

I am excited to have joined this forum and I am looking forward to building relationships with many wonderful people on this site! 

Originally posted by @Antoine Martel :

Welcome to BiggerPockets.

I hope that you can learn enough to where you can do your first deal this year!

Thank you! That is the goal. I am currently looking at properties near Athens, GA.  Properties are priced quite low there and the presence of University of Georgia has created a high demand for students looking for housing. I am thinking that would be a good starter property for me but I am doing more research to understand some of the risks. 

Originally posted by @Pragati Soni :
Originally posted by @Antoine Martel:

Welcome to BiggerPockets.

I hope that you can learn enough to where you can do your first deal this year!

Thank you! That is the goal. I am currently looking at properties near Athens, GA.  Properties are priced quite low there and the presence of University of Georgia has created a high demand for students looking for housing. I am thinking that would be a good starter property for me but I am doing more research to understand some of the risks. 

 That sounds great. Good luck and let me know if you need any help analyzing markets.

Hello! @Pragati Soni

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 :)

Originally posted by @Brandon L. :

Hello! @Pragati Soni

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 :)

Thank you so much for sharing Brandon. I am going through these posts and will provide feedback/questions I have!

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