New Member Baltimore Area

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Good day, my name is Gavin Watson. I live in Ellicott City, MD (just outside Baltimore). I've recently retired from a fun, challenging executive position in a large corporation. While I have some experience in real estate; I'm certainly new to the idea of taking a focused approach in RE investing. My initial goals are to flip several SF's while learning about opportunities for BRRRR including multi-family. I'm open to active & passive roles. I'm motivated to help other people, teach my kids new things and give back through the process. Super impressed with the BP site & community!

@Gavin Watson

Welcome to Bigger Pockets!

You'll find plenty of friendly, knowledgeable people willing to respond to your posts. A lot of forum members are experts in their respective fields related to real estate investing, whether that is real estate sales, wholesaling, flipping, buy and hold investing, lending, self-directed IRA and Solo 401k investing, or tax and legal guidance.

There are some pretty nice discounts on many products and services offered as Perks to BP members that you might want to check out:

If you haven’t been to it already, the Bigger Pockets blog features links to their fantastic podcast and many great articles:

The site has quite a few tools that can be helpful for new members. For example, if you are looking to connect with other members near you, want to learn from people in a specific area you’d like to invest in, or have a desire to find people interested in certain topics, you could use the search feature here:

I really like the alerts feature that can quickly guide you to current topics that may be of interest:

There are a few self-contained guides that you can access here:

Thanks Justin. I've listened to a number of the podcasts, reading articles etc. but there is definitely more for me to take advantage of. I'll follow up. All the best. 

Hello! Welcome to BP this is a wonderful place to educate yourself, already on my 3rd BP book in a month after finding it. I'm about 40 minutes from Ellicott City and I'm a beginner as well.

@Gavin Watson Welcome to BP. You have taken the first important step by supporting BP and becoming a PRO Member.  Join meetups and attend - may you always succeed -remember it's always a time to do what's right - take care.

@Gavin Watson

Welcome to BP. I would focus on one specific strategy starting off and be a master at it. If you want to get into multifamily investing, flipping houses can certainly provide cash flow to "move up" but most of the knowledge doesn't help you in commercial real estate.

Best wishes,


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