Hey, BiggerPockets Nation!
It’s Josh, Founder and CEO of BiggerPockets.
I’ve got some really exciting news to share with folks, as well as some important changes that are happening.
But for those skimmers:
TLDR: We’re restructuring how our membership plans work across BiggerPockets, and new account pricing will be going up—BUT if you are an existing paid member, nothing different will change for you except you get cooler stuff for the same price. You are grandfathered into the old plans and old pricing! And we’re giving you a week’s heads up so you can upgrade before the restructuring.
The past few months, we’ve been hard at work at a few REALLY neat features on BiggerPockets that will help you connect better, learn more, and achieve financial freedom even faster. We’ll be rolling these new features out over the next several months (and some have already been launched, such as the brand-new “Rehab Estimation Calculator,” which is going to help a LOT of people), so keep an eye out.
Good News for YOU (Seriously)
On Wednesday, November 15th, BiggerPockets is doing something we haven’t done in a while: We are changing our prices to better fit the new features.
However, here’s the good news for you:
- If you are an existing Pro or Plus member, you’ll be grandfathered in. This means nothing will change in your price. It’s locked in FOR LIFE! (‘Cause we love you guys!)
- If you are NOT yet an existing Pro or Plus member, we’re giving you a week’s “heads up” notice about it so you can lock in the lower price, FOR LIFE! (‘Cause we love you guys, too.)
Most of our community will be unaffected; anyone who upgrades their account before Wednesday, November 15th OR is currently a Plus or Pro member will be grandfathered into the old prices and will continue to have access to all the features they’ve always had access to.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Pro monthly subscription is currently $29 and changing to $39
- Pro annual subscription is currently $290 and changing to $390
- Plus monthly subscription is currently $9 and changing to $19
- Plus annual subscription is currently $90 and changing to $190
Why Are We Changing Prices?
This year has been busy for BiggerPockets. Not only have we seen huge growth in the usage of the platform, but we also have been busy at work updating the site.
As we have made changes, it has become very clear that our members are on BiggerPockets to learn, to network, and to invest. So, we thought, why not make our subscription options match the intentions of our community? This means changing access to features and providing more tools for investors to use.
Basic Plan Changes
Nothing. Absolutely nothing! We are dedicated to giving access to our best in class content for free. If you have a Basic account, now would be a good time to consider upgrading at a low price, otherwise continue using the plan at no cost to you.
The Basic plan has always been a free way to meet new and experienced investor alike, as it provides the essentials for getting started in real estate. If the purpose of your account is to learn about real estate investing, you have 100% free access to the blog and its thousands of blog posts from experienced investors. If the purpose of your account is to start talking with investors, you can private message and search for members using keywords. You can also dip your toes into investing by accessing the calculators, up to 5 times, to understand how to use them, and attend weekly webinars. All this access is free!
Plus Plan Changes
As you can see in the image above, the Plus plan is undergoing the most changes. We are committed to making this THE plan for those of you who want to primarily network on our site. We will accomplish this by limiting access to the calculators in exchange for more ways to meet other BiggerPockets members through advanced search options such as searching by name, member type, keywords, company, and more. We are cutting back on access to the Marketplace, a location on our site not highly trafficked by members looking to meet other members. In exchange, we will provide profile and blog analytics, previously only available to Pro members.
We will continue to add features to the Plus plan in 2018 as we focus on improving our dashboard and profile creation experience. The goal is to make meeting experienced investors, real estate agents, lenders, inspectors, etc. easier than ever!
Pro Plan Changes
Our Pro plan has always been the plan we encourage active investors to select and use. It’s the best way to find deals in the Marketplace and access the calculators to help prevent real estate investing mishaps. Pro is the only plan that gives you access to all the webinar replays, so you can continue to let Brandon Turner & others make investing mistakes so you don’t have to ;), it’s also the only plan that allows you to highlight your work as an investor through a profile video. The main change? Pro will exclusively offer unlimited access to all our calculators! If you are serious about real estate investing, the Pro plan is your best friend.
In 2018, you can expect new features as we spend more time improving our network and other tools for investors. Our goal is to update the plan so you can network like a Plus member and invest like a Pro!
If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your account, there has never been a better time than now!
You can upgrade at the current prices through Wednesday, November 15th and be grandfathered into the old prices and access to features. An annual subscription will get you 15% off current prices and then save you $100 each subsequent year after the prices increase!
If you have comments, questions, or concerns, please reach out to us at [email protected]. The support team will be able to address and assist any concerns regarding the grandfathering in of plans and pricing through the end of November.
Thank you for being a member of our growing community! We wouldn’t be the best in class real estate education site without you!
Founder and CEO