Flipping Pad - Bigger Pockets has Company

I was checking out new real estate investing blog/community site
Flipping Pad and realized it was the second in the RE investing genre after the first -  Bigger Pockets (with kudos to its fine architect Josh Dorkin). That led me onto a tangent which resulted in my writing about the Second Mover Advantage, a companion article to this one.

The sites are somewhat complementary and I recommend both... here's a quick comparison...

Bigger Pockets Flipping Pad
User generated listings
Simple listings database could use Web 2.0 user interactivity features
"Pads" - investment properties receive comments and ratings
Web 1.0 "kitchen sink" home page lists all resources up front (note: I don't consider the cluttered look bad design, the resource links are well organized)
Blog-like, more spacious Web 2.0 design emphasizing property listings and community over resource links
ForumsBP's best community resource - great participation
Will try to re-create the success of BP's forums
Guest contributionBeyond forums,
requesting guest article contributions for the blog
Should continue to add more community features
ResourcesBigger Pockets covers all the bases. Josh tries to include every kind of directory - for example, a listing form for real estate investment clubs. In fact, it may be too much data, BP dropped its investing wiki product earlier this month.
Does FP need to have the same comprehensive resources sections that BP has already built? Maybe not... FP may try to position itself complementary to BP as a community play for real estate investors

FYI, here are some other Real Estate Investing blog resources:

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