Immigrant | Realtor | Investor

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After some time being with bigger pockets forum, actually more than a year, I decided to introduce myself.

Title says a lot but I will say few more words.

I came to NYC two and a half years ago from small but beautiful European country called Montenegro. Just after I completely rehabed my  family apartments in Montenegro, I moved to NYC to share 4 bed/1bath condo with 12 other people, mainly construction guys and with $900 in my pockets.

I went to Union square and for 3$ from street sellers I bought a book Loopholes in real estate. My next one was Brandon Turner's The book on rental property investing. Thats how I found out about bigger pockets. My first "gig" was demolition job at one of Manhattan condos at West side. Landlord of the building where I lived introduced me to BRRRR strategy. He explained to me that he bought 12 unit apartment building, rented it out and refinanced. He was able to pull more money then he invested and with that money he bought another building. That was aha moment for me. I worked my *** off as a moving contractor, helped people to move in and out and visited 1400 different properties in NYC and along East coast. I saved some capital, moved to Miami beach less than year ago and immediately got real estate licence with KW. I partnered with people looking to invest in Florida and out of state.

I can say that I am punctual, persistent, determined and willing to help as much as I can. Will be happy if I can give back to bigger pockets community in any way.

Warm regards from sunshine state,


@Nikola Magdelinic What a great story!  With your construction background, you'll have a leg up on other Realtors in your area. Glad to see you made your first post on BP.  I have made many great connections here, just by being active in the forums and contributing to others' posts and answering questions. Good luck in Miami!

Awesome story man, and welcome to life on the forums! Godspeed in your investing! 

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