BiggerPockets Hits the 25,000 Member Milestone!


I love milestones, and in particular, I really love the milestone that BiggerPockets just accomplished.

A few hours ago, registered its 25,000th Member

When I announced our 20,000th member back in August, I didn’t expect to hit the 25k mark so soon thereafter.

What can I say . . .


This has been quite a year for BiggerPockets! We started ’08 with a brand new social networking engine to add to our forum-based website, and close to a year later we’re growing like a steroid infused muscle! The vast amount of sheer knowledge shared on our site is beyond compare. Couple that with the deals happening here, the marketing and networking opportunities, and it is easy to see why people are really starting to jump on board. Our new front page says it all, “25,014 people are currently networking their way to real estate success… Are you?

As I do each time we hit a landmark, I like to take a minute to point out some key people who make it all happen. Thanks to Julie, Edd & Rob (my saviors), Charles & Joe (my brain trust), NDC (my diligent server team), all the people on the back end of things (the lawyers, accountants, Sparky, etc.), my AWESOME moderation team headed up by Jon Holdman (the man!), my kick ass bloggers (check out all those cool people in the blog’s sidebar), my donors, and to everyone else who’se help to spread the word about BiggerPockets in the media, Twitterverse, and blogosphere! You guys make this place work!

What Now?

Now that we’ve successfully crossed that threshold, we’re on to bigger and better things, as always. We’ve got HUGE plans for 2009 and we’re sure that our membership at this time next year will dwarf the current number. We’ll continue doing what we do and bust our humps bringing you the best site imaginable for real estate networking, knowledge sharing, deal making, and marketing.

I’d love to stay and chat, but I’ve got a site to improve!

About Author

Joshua Dorkin

Joshua Dorkin (@jrdorkin, Google+) founded when he saw a need for free, trustworthy information about real estate investing online. Over the past 12 years, Josh has grown the site from self-funded hobby to full-time job and passion. Today, BiggerPockets brings together over 600,000 members, housing the world’s largest library of real estate content, iTunes’ #1 real estate podcast, and an array of analysis tools, all geared toward helping users succeed.


  1. Congrats, Josh!
    Back in February of ’06, I stumbled upon the BiggerPockets forum board and it didn’t take long to figure out that your board was different from the others. It is really impressive how you have kept the entire site about two things…
    1) Learning
    2) Helping
    There are no spammers present on this site and you haven’t made the site an online commercial.

    I have enjoyed writing articles for the blog for the past 17 months and watching it grow as it has.

    I hope I will still be blogging for BiggerPockets when the ticker hits 50,000.

    You are a pioneer in this business & you deserve the kudos you have coming.

    -Jim “a kick-ass blogger” Watkins

  2. Congratulations Josh. You deserve it. I’ve been on this site for a few months now and I’m impressed with what you are doing here.

    Keep it up man. I will buy you a one hell of a drink when you hit 100,000! I know you can do it.


  3. Mega Kudos Bro!

    I’m glad to be a part of the BP Community. I also want to say I like new look! The site has clean lines, takes the curves well and lots of torque. Ohhh Yeaaa….it’s downloading faster as well!

    To you and all the staff, Keep up the Good Work. You operate a Top Shelf organization!

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