Success in real estate investing requires knowledge and skill, but often, it also means staying one step ahead of the competition. That’s where building relationships with key players in the real estate industry can give you an advantage. A good rapport with lenders, contractors, and real estate agents can smooth the way for profitable investments.

How Building Relationships Helps You Succeed: Get Access to Quicker Financing

Whether acquiring properties for rental or resale, you’ll need timely financing and favorable rates. Finra says that forming a working relationship with a specific mortgage lender can save you time and money. Lenders must compile information about your personal history, finances, and credit history. A good relationship with a lender can foster confidence for everyone involved in this process. You can trust the lender will offer you the best terms available and alert you to any risk factors. At the same time, the lender learns to trust your professionalism and sincerity as an investor, which may expedite the process.

Finish Your Projects on Time

A newly-acquired property may need repairs or updates before offering it for resale or rental. While you may be able to patch up a few problems on your own, larger restoration projects will need experts with the right tools and experience. Considering this, Classic Home Remodeling says building relationships with contractors leads to higher quality work on your properties. A general contractor can save you time and trouble by managing the project, overseeing your budget, obtaining any required permits, and arranging for subcontractors such as electricians, plumbers, and roofers. Contractors can also advise on ways to inexpensively solve problems while also maintaining the highest quality.

How Building Relationships Helps You Succeed: Insure Your Property

According to Young Alfred, the right insurance for your investment properties can depend on many factors, and that’s why developing a relationship with an insurance agent can save time. The agent can select the best insurance plan for each property and advise on any special or additional coverage needed. In addition to building mutual trust and confidence, working consistently with the same agent can mean reducing paperwork and preparation time.


For the optimal return on real estate investments, properties must be ready for use as quickly as possible, and that’s where building relationships with professionals can be advantageous. Working consistently with financers, contractors, and insurance agents can save time and increase the value of your properties.

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The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agent, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.

We meet twice a month.

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One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that they do not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.

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