Over the last several years, social media has become a very big part of the way people communicate. Social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter have connected people like never before, and many other industries are looking to use social media to help increase visibility. With that being said, it looks like the real estate world is taking advantage of its own social media platform. BiggerPockets.com is a website dedicated to all things real estate, and aims to ” educate people in all aspects of real estate and real estate investing and to provide tools, data, and resources to enhance real estate knowledge, networking, dealmaking, marketing, and other day-to-day real estate activities.” Since the website was launched in 2004, millions of people have gone to BiggerPockets with the hopes of educating themselves on investing in real estate.
The site allows user to interact with each other and trade information. No matter how much or how little you know, the site can provide users with quality information, and connect them to other people who may be able to help. One user has even referred to BiggerPockets as “Facebook for real estate investment.” For many, signing up has been a saving grace. Although many people want to invest in real estate, they often have absolutely no idea where to begin, and it can be pretty intimidating to step into a new world. The best part of it all; however, is that BiggerPockets is free, but users do have the option for paid memberships. Aside from the site, BiggerPockets also publishes books on real estate and has a very successful podcast. Although technology has made information more readily available than ever before, BiggerPockets is providing people with a one stop shop for everything they need to know about smart real estate investing.
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