The SWFL REIA hosts the premier SWFL real estate investing networking events.
We pride ourselves on having content rich meetings. Unlike many REIA clubs, we do not engage in “guru” or platform sales type products. We have a database of members who are activity buying and selling Real Estate at our SWFL real estate investing networking events.
What is the key to getting what you want out of a SWFL real estate investing networking events? Below is some great information we found.
- Go into a networking situation with a happy and energetic attitude. Even if you don’t feel it, fake it until you make it, and get an attitude adjustment from a professional such as a hypnotherapist.
- Prepare your introduction. What you say about yourself should be clear, interesting and well delivered.
- People enjoy talking about themselves. Ask them questions to help get them started. Notice common interests hence creating a rapport between you and the person you are talking to.
- Risk rejection; it is not the end of the world. Some people, no matter what you do,you can’t get in rapport with them. Move on to the next person; maybe that new person will end up being your best referrer.
- Remember that networking is about being genuine and authentic. Build trust and relationships and see how you can help others.
- Think about what you want to portray. Drinking at a networking group may seem like fun, but the image your portraying is, “I want to party,” instead of, “I’m serious about getting to know you.
- Go to as many networking groups as possible. Remember, the more visible you are, the better.
- Create a networking bulletin board or networking folder for other people’s cards and/or brochures at your office. Then invite people you meet to hang their cards and take other people’s cards
- Call back and email within three days after you receive business cards at a networking event. Set up a meeting for coffee to get to know each other better so that you can refer customers/clients to each other. Some people communicate more by email and some communicate more by phone.
- Always give out two cards per person at a networking meeting. One to keep and one for them to pass to someone that can use your services or products.
- Create a special coupon or special offer to give out to the people that you network with. Encourage them to use it personally or pass it to someone that can use your services or products.
- Be a good referrer. If you know someone who can use a person’s help, take the time to pass a referral to them.
- When you do get a referral, a thank you is always appreciated. If you can give a gift for a referral, so much the better.
The SWFL REIA is the premier source for Real Estate Investing education and networking.
The SWFL REIA is different in the Real Estate Investing world in that we do not do information product sales. Our content rich meetings focus on Real Estate Investing via collaboration with like-minded Real Estate Investors sharing their own experiences.
The SWFL REIA is on the cutting edge of data gathering and analysis of the housing market and foreclosures. Our Analysis and Trend reporting has made the SWFL REIA an expert source for the media and set standards by which the housing market is analyzed and trended within the industry.
Our members are Real Estate Investors, Real Estate Agents, Title Agents, Insurance Agents, Landlords, Property Managers, Wholesalers, Rehabbers, Note Buyers, Hedge Fund Managers, Bulk Asset Purchasers, Foreclosure and Probate Investors. Come and network!
Our Motto: Knowledge withheld is Knowledge wasted.
The number one key to being successful in real estate investing is?
To understand what you are there to do!
From our experience, this is the most critical phase. If you have a clear plan it is easier to deploy capital while still operating within a margin of safety.
The SWFL REIA is the premier place to understand what you are here to do, in relation to real estate investing! We look forward to meeting you at a meeting soon!