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

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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!

About Author

Matt Faircloth

Matt Faircloth, Co-founder & President of the DeRosa Group, is a seasoned real estate investor. The DeRosa Group, based in historic Trenton, New Jersey, is a developer and owner of commercial and residential property with a mission to “transform lives through real estate." 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 owning and managing over 370 units of residential and commercial assets throughout the east coast. DeRosa has completed over $30 million in real estate transactions involving private capital including fix and flips, single family home rentals, mixed use buildings, apartment buildings, office buildings, and tax lien investments. Matt Faircloth is the author of Raising Private Capital, has been featured on the BiggerPockets Podcast, and regularly contributes to BiggerPockets’s Facebook Live sessions and educational webinars.


  1. Chris Bingham

    Hey Matt, Great video with some awesome ideas! Thanks for putting it out there. You and Roland share some great thoughts. I especially liked the idea of volunteering for a local non-profit. Great way to benefit a cause that you are interested in!

  2. Aleksandar P.

    Great video Matt. Volunteering at the state’s professional association has helped me a lot in my engineering career. I have met some awesome people and picked up a lot about marketing and book-keeping along the way. I am yet to do that when it comes to Real Estate club though.
    Keep doing a great work.

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