BP Newbie from NYC / New Jersey

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Hi Everyone, My name is Josh and I'm new to BP and REI as a whole. After years of "thinking" about getting into REI I've finally decided to face my fears and immerse myself in this world. Though I don't plan on leaving my current role any time soon which is a Manager at Equinox I do want to get into REI and supplement our income for the time being. For me REI is an opportunity to build wealth & remove some of the barriers that come with the corporate world has such as having to work Holidays and being away from family for long periods on the weekend.

Lack of knowledge is one thing that has held me back for years and I’m changing that daily. The other thing is networking and putting myself in social situations where I can be forced to grow. I look forward to building relationships with folks on here as well. From what I’ve already experienced it’s a welcoming community of like minded people. I love that!

If you're in the NYC / North Jersey area let me know what groups & Meet-Up's you're a part of. My goal is go to 2-3 meetings a month. I just want to make sure it's a meeting worth my time. Quality over quantity. 

We hold a meeting once a month where we cover specific topics that people attending mentioned to us prior to the meet up. We also have a facebook group that gives everyone the agenda for the meet up and notes on previous meet ups. The FB group and the BP meet up name is Value Add Real Estate Investing Association. @Josh Brown

@Josh Brown Hey Josh welcome to BP and congrats on making your first step for a better future!

There are a bunch of RE meetups every week. There is one in Hasbrouck Heights tonight if you are interested in Fix and Flips. That’s where you should start to network! Pm me if you’d like info to that!

Thank you @Ronny Tiburcio .  I'll definitely check this out! Look forward to attending one of you meetings soon. 


Originally posted by @Ronny Tiburcio:

We hold a meeting once a month where we cover specific topics that people attending mentioned to us prior to the meet up. We also have a facebook group that gives everyone the agenda for the meet up and notes on previous meet ups. The FB group and the BP meet up name is Value Add Real Estate Investing Association. @Josh Brown

 

Thank you for the invite @Neil Pradhanang . Unfortunately I was unable to make it tonight but will be on the lookout for others. Are there any that take place closer to the city? 

Originally posted by @Neil Pradhanang:

@Josh Brown Hey Josh welcome to BP and congrats on making your first step for a better future!

There are a bunch of RE meetups every week. There is one in Hasbrouck Heights tonight if you are interested in Fix and Flips. That’s where you should start to network! Pm me if you’d like info to that!

 

Originally posted by @Judy P.:

@Josh Brown Welcome to Bigger Pockets!

Thank you @Judy P! Loving this platform and all the wonderful people on it.  

Originally posted by @Bobby Nittinger :

Hi @Josh Brown, my partner @Blake Brinson and I are also new to the Bigger Pockets network and are based in NYC. It would be great to connect as we begin our journey as well.

Love it @Bobby Nittinger. I work down in Tribeca but can always meet up elsewhere. Are you guys a part of any Meet-Ups or REIA's in NYC?