I am looking to get business cards to handout at networking events, but I am not sure what to put on them.
I am a new investor and I do not have a company or anything established. I was thinking of just putting my name, email, phone number and what I currently do for a living on the card.
Is there any other information I can add to the card? I feel like the card will be mostly blank since I do not have much information to put on it.
Thanks for the help!
I think you are on the right track. Keep it simple for now until you found your niche. Your conversation/ demeanor will be much more important than what is on the card.
I made a bunch of cards a while back and wish I would have kept them simple.
You need to communicate what TYPE of real estate investor you are.
Development,land, residential,retail, office, warehouse, multifamily, etc.
Within each asset type there is a subset.
So for residential ( SFR ) there is a wholesaler just trying to assign contracts for a fee, a flipper who rehabs properties and sells to an end buyer to own, and a buy and hold investor who purchases for cash flow.
You might do one or all of these things. As a new investor you need to find one path that interests you and make that highly successful. Then move on if you want to adding a second asset class or strategy ONLY after you have mastered the first.
Don't do a little of this or that. When you do that you gain very little traction and are not a specialist in anything. You want when people think of a particular investment strategy to think of (insert name) and give you a call.
@Andrew Hypnarowski I would keep it simple! Anyway you can be contacted. When your starting its about getting your name out there and networking.
@Andrew Hypnarowski why do you want biz cards?
The answer to that question will direct you to what should be on the cards.
@Andrew Hypnarowski your business card is going to be received a s a reflection of what you do and who you are - this is how people are going to look at you. You have discovered the real issue. Getting the card printed is the easy part. Developing all the ideas and then making them reality is a bit of work, but it's part of your development process. Take the time that is necessary to develop the substance before you attempt printing cards.
A poorly developed business concept shows in your card: no real business name, no "what I do" statement, no legal entity, no fax number, no company web site and just a random gmail address. - All that shows you are a rooky.
Until you have established and developed all these things I would go with less is more and just do name, phone number and email.
Good question and actually, below is a blog which gives you some additional tips to the ones already stated by BPers.
Good luck on your REI journey!
Thank you for all the replies. I will take all ideas into consideration.
I am in the same position. I do not work for a company but require a business card as I am regularly attending networking events. Any suggestions of how I should go about this? I have never done a real estate deal before but flipping/investing interests me.
What specifically would you recommend that a wholesaler put on their business card as their title? I know that most wholesalers call themselves investors and some call themselves consultants. I even know of one wholesaler that calls himself "Managing Member" Please advise...Thanks so much!
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