Happy Birthday BiggerPockets

Have you ever needed help with something and couldn’t find the answer?

Well, like the rest of you, I experienced this very problem.

And 9 years ago today, I set out to create the solution to that very problem.

I was a buy and hold real estate investor who had purchased a few properties out of state, and I was dealing with lots of problems thanks to poor property management. I didn’t know much about being a landlord, but assumed that as an intelligent college graduate, I could figure it out on my own.

For the most part, I was right.

Unfortunately, there are lots of little things in the real estate investing business that can trip you up, and the only place to really learn about them is through experience. Well, I was getting experience, and it wasn’t good.

A Solution to My Woes?

Realizing that going at it alone wasn’t working, I set out to the bookstore and library and rifled through book after book, hoping to find resolution. I found a ton of great information in these books, but unfortunately, the questions that I had weren’t answered.

I then went online and started searching on Yahoo and Google for answers….

And I found a handful of sites that focused on real estate investing. I was ecstatic! I was finally going to get the information I was looking for, but my mood quickly changed as I began to dig in.

It appeared that there was a catch to these sites.

While there was some solid information, it seemed that there was a sales pitch around every corner.

Growing up in New York, I’m sensitive to someone trying to pull wool over my eyes, and I wanted nothing to do with the guru scene. So, I did what …read more