If you are a beginner investor, do yourself a favor and get into a real estate social network. So, here is our guide on how investors network in 2018!
For so many years, we all believed that in order to succeed in real estate investing, you had to know “the secret.” However, you can rest assured as there is no longer a secret to success. With the advanced technology nowadays, there is no doubt that in order to succeed, you need access. But, access to what exactly? Simply, to a combination of the best real estate websites as well as a good real estate investment network!
Now, I’m pretty sure you are wondering 1) Why in the world do you need a real estate social network? 2) How is that relevant to success? and 3) How do you get into a real estate social network?
We promise you one thing: once you are done reading this article, socializing won’t be a challenge anymore. So, let’s start with telling you WHY you should join a real estate social network:
Why should you join a real estate social network?
Regardless of any business you try to get into, socializing is key. It is not only a key to success but also a key to a better education. Fortunately, real estate investing is no exception here. In fact, a real estate social network has been a great source of knowledge for so many successful real estate investors. As a beginner, your number one goal is to surround yourself with seasoned real estate investors. One thing we can promise you, it is a whole different experience when you have like-minded people around you.
Another door that opens for you when you join a real estate social network is when you are buying or selling an investment property. Amongst the many real estate investors we have worked with, the questions we had to deal with the most are:
2) How to find houses for sale near me?
Of course, anyone would answer “marketing is key.” However, what if we tell you that a real estate social network will save you the hassle and costs of such marketing. When you know the right people, all you have to do is to pop the question: “I am interested in buying an investment property, do you have any suggestions?”, for example.
You get the point here: A real estate social network is one of the best real estate marketing strategies there is. To top it off, most successful investors would tell you that the best investment opportunities came to them through referrals. Besides, when it comes to things like off-market properties, it is an ideal way to find a buyer or a seller.
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How to develop your networking skills
Did you know that it’s believed that businesswomen are more successful than businessmen even though there are more businessmen in the world? Why? Because of their socializing skills!
It is indeed shocking, I know. But, it is the truth at its best. The secret to this is that women tend to socialize starting with the other person’s personal life. They get to know the other party on a personal level first, and then they talk business with them. As for men, they do the opposite every time it comes to interacting with other people in the field. Men tend to be more business-oriented and they get straight to the point. We understand the importance of time and business. We also understand that in business, there is no space for emotions. However, we are not talking about emotions. Rather, we are talking about letting the other party get more comfortable with you. And, yes, it is a lesson in psychology.
The friendlier you are, the more people want to work with you. Sure enough, we are not saying that you should let others take advantage of you. We are not saying that you should get too personal either. All we are saying is to start by breaking the ice as it is the best way to get into a real estate social network.
Where to find a real estate social network
Joining a real estate social network is not so hard to do. Instead, there are many ways you can get into or create one:
Real estate investment clubs:
If you look around your area, you’ll find a few real estate investment clubs around you. But, why is an investment club a good real estate social network?
There are so many advantages that come with an investment club. An investment club for real estate investors is a great way to get into a real estate partnership. Through access to other investors, you can always find a business partner that shares the same goals. Also, you are more likely to find a partner who has something you don’t. Other advantages include education, discounts, seminars and of course, marketing.
Go ahead and start looking in your area. See if you can find any real estate investment club that shares the same ideas and goals as you. If you can’t find one, no worries. Click here to learn how to start a real estate investment club of your own!
Social media for real estate investors:
Let’s be honest here, a real estate social network is not really possible if you are not on social media. I mean, instead of spending time liking other peoples’ photos and posts, use this platform to connect with other investors. Make sure whenever you meet another successful investor to get their social media contact. Believe us, you will need them someday. As the saying goes, it is always best to be prepared and not have the opportunity than have the opportunity and not be prepared!
Now that you’ve learned a bit about a real estate social network and how to get into one, we hope you start taking action right now. We told you that succeeding in real estate is a combination of social networking and the best real estate websites. As a matter of fact, why don’t you sign up to Mashvisor and start your real estate investing experience with us? We guarantee, when it comes to property investing, we are “the source”!