How to Build a Million-Dollar Network of Private Money Investors

How to Build a Million-Dollar Network of Private Money Investors

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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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“Your network is your net worth.” —Tim Sanders

As real estate investors, we all know the importance of building our networks. But is our network really connected to our net worth?! From my experience, the answer to this question is yes! When building a million-dollar network of private money investors, there are three levels that you want to reach.

In the video below, I go over each step showing you the way to build an enormous private money network. We’ll cover the basic to advanced stages of this process. It all begins with people who trust, like, and respect you. Then you expand beyond this group. But a strong private money network always begins with people who already trust and like you.

Related: 4 Essential Steps to Take BEFORE Seeking Private Money

How to Build a Million-Dollar Network of Private Money Investors

Rome was not built in a day. Strengthening your network of private money investors takes time, energy, commitment, and focus. Remember, private money is a marathon, not a sprint.

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What has worked for you when building your network of private money investors?

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