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Looking for meetups in Arlington/Grand Prairie, TX and Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Lauren Lockett
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Posted Aug 23 2023, 00:51

Morning! 

In almost every Bigger Pockets podcast and inside this community, I've learned a recurring theme of how important it is to network and build community. I feel like I've literally forgot how to meet people, but I definitely want to take a leap of faith in connecting with investors here locally. Are there any good meetups you've attended that you'd recommend? My goal is to attend a meetup weekly and make new 3 connections. Thanks so much in advance! 

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Replied Aug 23 2023, 08:41

I found this list of REI groups that operate out of the greater Dallas area: https://www.meetup.com/topics/real-estate-investing-meetings...

There are also plenty of great groups in other large metropolitan areas in Texas, like Austin and Houston, if you're looking to expand your connection and optimize your time. 

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Replied Aug 23 2023, 09:33
Quote from @Lauren Lockett:

Morning! 

if you search on DFW meetups in bigger pockets you will find probably several times where Ive posted some notes about meetups.  After seeing your info about impact I probably need to update that with all or more of their locations.

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Replied Aug 24 2023, 10:52
Quote from @Abbey Humphreys:

I found this list of REI groups that operate out of the greater Dallas area: https://www.meetup.com/topics/real-estate-investing-meetings...

There are also plenty of great groups in other large metropolitan areas in Texas, like Austin and Houston, if you're looking to expand your connection and optimize your time. 


 Abbey, thank you thank you thank youuu!!!! This is beyond helpful! I've almost finished calendaring out my weekly networking from your post ALONE. So so helpful! I travel to Austin and Houston once or twice a year so I'll definitely plug in to an event when I'm there! 🎉

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Replied Aug 24 2023, 10:57
Quote from @Bruce Lynn:
Quote from @Lauren Lockett:

Morning! 

if you search on DFW meetups in bigger pockets you will find probably several times where Ive posted some notes about meetups.  After seeing your info about impact I probably need to update that with all or more of their locations.


 OK. I may need to try searching again because I haven't found anything each time I search meetups here on BP. I've found them online and someone listed the rest of the IMPACT events in my new member introduction post as well. Thanks so much! 

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Ashley Henderson
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Replied Feb 1 2024, 13:10

Hi Lauren! I'm looking as well. I'm in Arlington. Have you found anything? 

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Replied Feb 1 2024, 17:58

DFW Investor Groups

Please note I am not affiliated in any way with any of the groups other than that I have attended some of their meetings/presentations. Many groups during Covid have switched to online only or a combination of online/in person events. Many now getting back to live events. These groups are often in flux about where they meet, when they meet, how often they meet, so this is meant to be a general resource.

NTAREI- https://ntarei.com/ Normally meets about 2x a month in North Dallas at the Holiday Inn at Preston and LBJ NE corner. Some vendors present. Probably 20-120 in attendance depending on the topic. Meeting is normally on Thursday nights, occasionally on Tuesdays, and some full day Saturday seminars. Could be in person or online. Organizer is Roger.

Texas Tuesday DFW Real Estate Mastermind- https://ttdfwrem.com/ Has met 1st or 2nd Tuesday of the month Venue has changed cities and locations several times, but seems to be currently meeting in Ft. Worth. Great energy with this group. Tends to attract a younger /trendy crowd. Location could change. Used to be on 1st Tuesday of the month, but has occasionally met on different days. Tends to attract a younger /trendy crowd. Sometimes they will record for youtube.

1REClub- http://jimmyvreed.com/network/... Fort Worth based with the organizer Jimmy Reed. Traditionally has met at Best Western Suites, 2000 Beach St., Fort Worth, Texas 76103 on Thursday nights.

DFW REI Club – dfwreiclub.com – Meets about 2x-4x month, normally on Saturday morning from about 9am-12noon at Manhattan Plaza 6850 Manhattan Blvd, Suite 205 Fort Worth, TX 76120. Seems like about 20-50 people present when I have attended. , Organizer is Robin Carriger...super nice and knowledgeable guy.

IMPACT LIVE- www.impactreievents.com Meets about once a month in various places around Grapevine, Denton. Typically on the 4th Monday of the month in the evening about 7pm. Organizer is Sherry Patterson. I’ve been and there was a great group of people there...about 40 or so and a handful of vendors. May have other locations as well.

IMPACT Live Arlington- https://www.meetup.com/impactarlington/ Dennis Henson’s original group in a new form.

Novice Investors Club was Texas Investors Club- https://www.meetup.com/novicereiclub - Meets several times a month in Carrollton or Grapevine. Organizer is Michelle Landry.

Dallas and Ft. Worth REIG- https://www.dallasreig.com Organizer is Joe Boston. This has been a popular group for a very long time. Mostly meets on Saturday mornings.

Lifestyles Unlimited - https://lifestylesunlimited.co... - a membership only group but certainly adds lots of value for their members. There can be big costs to join this group, but if you follow the system and need a lot of mentorship, it might be worth the investment. Nice way to move up into syndications once you have a nice capital reserve.

Quest - https://www.questtrustcompany.... Meets about 1-2x per month. Often on Wednesdays at 12noon. Specializing in how to use your investment accounts to invest. So get your 401k and HSA and other self directed accounts ready. Plenty of online meetings as well.

MLSIQ- https://realestateiq.co/ meets mostly online right now 1x month. Variety of topics with different experts. Good mix of experienced and new investors and a variety of strategies.

West DFW REI Group- https://www.westdfwreigroup.com/ Check their online calendar for meeting times. Some Tues/Thurs/Saturdays.

REI Connections DFW- https://www.facebook.com/groups/172353131007199 Meets 1st Saturday of the month 8am.

The Dallas Event- https://www.instagram.com/theeventpresents/ Several times a year...normally 5pm-till close. Virgin Hotel. Great speakers..plenty of networking.

Total Wealth Academy- https://totalwealthacademy.com/ Houston based group. Former Lifestyles trainer Steve Davis has started this and has some Dallas trainings and meetings periodically. Full day class was probably one of the best I’ve seen and great value.

Roddy Round Up- https://roddy.com/roddy-event/ Occasionally back in action after a few years of hiatus. Currently meeting in Flower Mound about 2x/year. Organizer is Curtis Roddy.

Richard Helppie-Schmieder Group Saturday mornings 2x month at 8am sometimes in Carrollton, sometimes at projects in progress. See Richards link on BP.

LARGE Multi-family- Look up Brad Sumrok, Kenny Wolfe, Aaron Katz, Emily Courtright, Jorge Abreau. They all have meetups about 1x month in various locations. Saturday is popular, but some lunches and dinners as well. I’ll detail these out at some point.

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Replied Feb 2 2024, 10:05

Thank you Bruce!

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Replied Feb 4 2024, 15:14

Is there anyway I can save this? Thanks for this info @Bruce Lynn

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Replied Feb 8 2024, 07:57

Hey there! I know this post is a few months old but sorry I just saw it. So I got here as quick as I could! I want to invite you guys to IMPACT LIVE! We meet at Dave & Busters Euless the 4th Monday of every month for over 10 years now. FREE food, friends & education. Speed networking starts at 6pm. Would love to meet you!

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Replied Feb 8 2024, 09:13

@Sherry Patterson Thank you! That sounds great!