In The Spotlight: Josh Dorkin and

I am not a real estate investor. I managed only to last as a real estate agent for about 3 or months back in 2005. But you do not need to bee a real estate investor or real estate professional to know about BiggerPockets – an online community of real estate investors. All you need is a slight interest in real estate investment and Google. Chances are that if you have ever researched something related to real estate investing, you have stumbled across

I am always fascinated by a good website but more so by its founder(s). Every time I visit one, I immediately start to research who was behind it. So was the case with BiggerPockets a few years back. As soon as I visited the website for the first time I wanted to know who was behind it. It is extremely inspiring to learn from people like Josh Dorkin, the founder of

Josh started the the website in 2004 and today BiggerPockets is an extremely vibrant community of real estate investors with over 60,000 active members.

If you are like me, wondering why did Josh start such a website, watch the video bellow:

In addition to being a great learning place for beginner investors BiggerPockets features hundreds investment properties.

And here is another short video in which Josh tells you how you can benefit from being a part of BiggerPockets- the community of real estate investors:

I am not sure if I ever venture into real estate investing myself. If I do, BiggerPockets will be the first place I will turn to and not the “real-estate-“gurus”-who-sell-their-books-on-TV”. BiggerPockets is a community of real investors many of whom are more experienced and more successful that any given “guru” you see selling their books on TV.

I understand that Josh is planing to make plenty of new videos for BiggerPockets- so I might be posting few of those in the future.

Now go and explore this wonderful resource of real estate investing!

Meet the Author

Vlad Zablotskyy

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  • Joshua Dorkin Nov 20, 2010, 12:51 pm

    Thanks for the writeup, Vlad! I’m happy to make myself available as a resource to you or anyone else seeking information about the real estate investing space and hope that your readers will swing by and join us on BiggerPockets!

    Thanks for your council and sage wisdom whenever I need it.

  • Vlad Zablotskyy Nov 20, 2010, 2:53 pm

    BiggerPockets is a fascinating website. I know you will do great things with it in the future. Thanks for stopping by for publicizing this post, much appreciated!

  • Joshua Dorkin Nov 20, 2010, 2:58 pm

    No problem, Vlad! I’ve learned after 6 years running the business to do my best to take care of people– not only is it the right thing to do, but it can be good for business as well. I’m happy to publicize it!

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