You don’t have to go it alone in your real estate investing business. Real estate networking groups in Philadelphia give you a great opportunity to connect with investors who have flipped more houses than you have in more neighborhoods. There’s lots you can learn from them. But you can also connect with buy-and-hold investors, home inspectors, real estate agents, and private money lenders—the kinds of professionals you need to know to take your real estate investing business to the next level.
All that might sound great, but what if you’re an introvert?
What if you’re too shy to just start showing up at real estate networking groups in Philadelphia? The truth is, many flippers just like you are working hard to take their businesses to the next level, but they haven’t connected with enough people to help them get there. Whether it’s being an introvert, being shy or just so busy running the business, many investors are not making the connections they need to advance. Here are a few tips to help you with networking.
1. Find the best real estate networking groups in Philadelphia
We have some really good real estate networking groups in Philadelphia and in the greater area too. Check out a couple of our previous blog posts on the how and why of networking group:
● “How To Find The Best Real Estate Networking Groups In Philadelphia”
● “Are You Plugged In To Real Estate Networking Groups in Philadelphia? (You Should Be)”
2. Ask people you already know about Philly real estate networking groups
Do you get deal from a wholesaler? Ask your wholesaler if they go to any of the real estate networking groups in Philadelphia. If yes, ask when the next meeting is and if you could meet them there as you don’t know anyone in the group. I’m sure they would be happy to help you meet some people. You can also check with your contractor, your private money lender, and other rehabbers you already know.
3. Email members of real estate networking groups
If you email people you know about real estate networking groups in Philadelphia or you get people in online forums recommending groups to you, email them back to see when they’re attending and if you could meet them there. These events are about networking so I’m sure they would be happy to introduce you to a few people.
Even if you’re shy you can do this online and by email… Identify real estate investors who attend a group, reach out to them by email and let them know you know about their business (website, etc.) and that you’d like to meet them at the group. Most investors will be receptive if you put in the effort to reach out to them.
Being shy or being an introvert doesn’t have to stand in the way of you connecting with professionals that can help you advance your business. It’s worth the added effort to involve yourself in real estate networking groups in Philadelphia.