How to Get Involved in Your Local Real Estate Community [Video Interview!]

How to Get Involved in Your Local Real Estate Community [Video Interview!]

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Matt Faircloth

Matt Faircloth, co-founder and president of the DeRosa Group, is a seasoned real estate investor. The DeRosa Group, based in historic Trenton, N.J., is a developer and owner of commercial and residential property with a mission to “transform lives through real estate.” DeRosa creates partnerships to finance select real estate investments and has a proven track record of providing safe, profitable investment opportunities to their clients.

Experience
Matt, along with his wife Liz, started investing in real estate in 2004 with the purchase of a duplex outside of Philadelphia with a $30,000 private loan. They founded DeRosa Group in 2005 and have since grown the company to hundreds of units in residential and commercial assets throughout the East Coast. Under Matt’s leadership, DeRosa has completed tens of millions in real estate transactions involving private capital, including fix and flips, single family home rentals, mixed-use buildings, apartment buildings, and office buildings.

Matt is an active contributor to the BiggerPockets Blog and has been featured on the BiggerPockets Podcast three times (show #88, #203, and #289). He also regularly contributes to BiggerPockets’ Facebook Live sessions and teaches free educational webinars for the BiggerPockets Community.

Matt authored the Amazon Best Seller Raising Private Capital: Building Your Real Estate Empire Using Other People’s Money. The book is a comprehensive roadmap for investors looking to inject more private capital into their real estate investing business and is a must-read for anyone looking to grow their business by using private lenders and equity investors. Kirkus, the No. 1 trade review publication for books, had this to say about Raising Private Capital: “In this impressively accessible introduction to a complex subject, Faircloth covers every aspect of private funding, presuming little knowledge on the part of the reader.”

Matt and his wife Liz live in New Hope, Penn., with their two children.

Education
Matt earned a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Business from Virginia Tech. (Go, Hokies!)

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In today’s video, I have the pleasure of interviewing a colleague of mine, Roland Pott from Trenton Makes, Inc. We discuss the importance of becoming a leader in your local real estate community. Not only do we discuss the benefits of becoming involved, but also how you get involved and stay involved.

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Roland is a seasoned real estate investor, broker, and developer with tremendous experience and success. He has been extremely active in Trenton, NJ for over 15 years. I hope you enjoy this interview and pick up some ideas to become more involved with your local real estate community.

As always, I would love to get some discussion going. How have you become involved in your local community? What benefits have you experienced?

Be sure to leave your comments below!