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Tasha Barnes
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Is joining the local REIA worth it?

Tasha Barnes
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Charlotte, NC
Posted May 22 2022, 20:51

Hello All,

I've been a member of BP since I purchased my first and only rental property in 2016 but have not been active at all. I currently still hold the property; it is a long term leasing investment property. I'm looking to expand my portfolio to rehab and multi-family investing. Understanding the REI is a team sport, I need to connect with like minded individuals so I'm contemplating joining REIA and other real estate investing meet-ups; any recommendations?

Happy Investing :-)

Tasha 

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Justin Windham
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Justin Windham
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Replied May 23 2022, 05:12

@Tasha Barnes

Welcome to the BP!

This is a great forum with very knowledgeable members that will help to guide you in the right direction.

If you are looking to connect with other members near you, or want to learn from people in a specific area you’d like to invest in, or have a desire to find people interested in certain topics, you could use the search feature here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/search/users

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Tasha Barnes
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Replied May 23 2022, 05:15

Thank you Justin! I will certainly use the link to connect with other investors!

Tasha :-)

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Scott E.
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Scott E.
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Replied May 23 2022, 07:16

I can only speak to my experience with my local REIA in Phoenix. They meet monthly, I've been several times. But to be honest, the events put me to sleep. There is great attendance but the room is filled with newbies who are looking to get into real estate investing, and the content is definitely tailored towards beginners.

It doesn't hurt to attend your REIA for a month or two and see what vibe you get. I have always found a lot more value hanging around the BP forums and listening to the BP podcasts than I have at my local REIA.

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Tasha Barnes
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Replied May 23 2022, 07:18

Scott, thank you so much for your feedback!

Tasha 

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Tasha Barnes
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Replied May 24 2022, 17:31
Quote from @Justin Windham:

@Tasha Barnes

Welcome to the BP!

This is a great forum with very knowledgeable members that will help to guide you in the right direction.

If you are looking to connect with other members near you, or want to learn from people in a specific area you’d like to invest in, or have a desire to find people interested in certain topics, you could use the search feature here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/search/users


 Thank you Justin!

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Maranda Tucker
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Maranda Tucker
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Replied May 31 2022, 10:24

To add to Scott's post, you may get more value by asking seasoned local investors to coffee! That way, you make a friend in your market that may be willing to help you navigate those waters. 

We are in CLT, so feel free to consider us a resource!

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Jim Kittridge
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Jim Kittridge
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Replied Jun 6 2022, 09:07

Yes, it's worth joining. You'll meet other investors that you can get to know more outside of events.  

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Tasha Barnes
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Replied Jun 19 2022, 16:17
Quote from @Maranda Tucker:

To add to Scott's post, you may get more value by asking seasoned local investors to coffee! That way, you make a friend in your market that may be willing to help you navigate those waters. 

We are in CLT, so feel free to consider us a resource!


 Maranda, thank you so much! I will certainly consider you as a resource. 

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Tasha Barnes
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Replied Jun 19 2022, 16:17
Quote from @Jim Kittridge:

Yes, it's worth joining. You'll meet other investors that you can get to know more outside of events.  


 Thank you!