REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS are great resources for people interested in making money in real estate. Whether you’re new to real estate or a seasoned investor, a local, regional or national real estate club or association can help you:
Network with real estate investors, lenders, brokers and other professionals
- Better understand your local real estate market and how to profit from it
Find deals on commercial, residential and rental income properties
Join with others to buy properties you can’t buy alone
- Find potential clients
Attend free and low-cost lectures, seminars, and trade shows
Learn about laws, regulations, and helpful publications
WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY IN REAL ESTATE, you need to take simple action steps to move toward your goals. Attending a club meeting is an easy step that says “I’m investing in my success in real estate today.”
REAL ESTATE CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS CAN BE FOUND throughout the United States, Canada and worldwide. Types of clubs and associations include local groups; state groups; national groups; general real estate investment groups; and groups specializing in commercial, multifamily or residential properties. Nearly every major city has its own real estate investment group.
IT’S EASY TO FIND CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS on the Web. Just use your favorite search engine to find “real estate investment clubs” and “real estate investment associations.” To narrow your search down to groups in your area, include your state, city or zip code in your search.
CHECK OUT GROUPS BEFORE JOINING. Some groups are free to join and some charge membership fees. Some are designed to sell products or opportunities. Ask the club’s contact person about the club’s purpose, members, activities and fees. You’ll have a better idea of what to expect and you’ll spend your money more wisely.
MANY GROUPS have general phone numbers but no permanent headquarters. A club’s contact person might take calls at their home or business, and the group might meet at a local library, restaurant or hotel. While some clubs have been around for many years, new clubs are being formed all the time, and others come and go.
YOU CAN START YOUR OWN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT GROUP. This can be a great way to get support and encouragement from people like yourself, to provide a community service, to socialize, and to meet influential people. Once you establish your group, you can list it in the directories listed below. The National Real Estate Investors Association has a page on “How to Start A REIA” at nationalreia.org/how-to-start-a-reia.
BELOW YOU’LL FIND SOURCES of real estate investment groups and information on how to use them to build your real estate wealth. Use them to find a club near you today.
NATIONAL REAL ESTATE INVESTORS ASSOCIATION
7265 Kenwood Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Websites: www.nationalreia.org, www.nationalreia.org/find-a-reia
The National Real Estate Investors Association is a national, nonprofit trade association of investment clubs and associations, property owner associations, apartment associations, and landlord associations. Lists groups for all 50 states, representing 40,000 members.
402A W. Palm Valley Blvd. #192
Round Rock, TX 78664
Tel: (800) 634-2899
Lists more than 200 real estate investment clubs in the U.S. and Canada. REIClub is a real estate information website and directory that offers club listings, articles, case studies and training programs.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CLUB DIRECTORY
Lists clubs for all 50 states.
1900 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Tel: 888-796-3896 or 925-280-2830
RealWealth Network is a membership organization that provides education, references and investment opportunities.
DIRECTORY OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CLUBS
Bigger Pockets Inc.
PO Box 100662
Denver, CO 80250
Tel: (877) 831-4704
BiggerPockets.com is a real estate networking and information website created to educate people in all aspects of real estate and real estate investing,
CREATIVE REAL ESTATE INVESTOR ONLINE
CRE Online, Inc.
6440 Sky Pointe Dr., Ste. 140-187
Las Vegas, NV 89131
Tel: (810) 793-0261
Lists state and local clubs and associations for all 50 states.
MEETUP.COM REAL ESTATE GROUPS
632 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Websites: meetup.com or www.meetup.com/topics/real-estate-investing
Meetup.com is a website for “neighbors getting together.” Simply type in “real estate” and your location in the search box to find clubs and associations in your area or around the country.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT ASSOCIATION
Provides “networking, information sharing and resources for private real estate investors, lenders and real estate developers.”
EASY LANDLORD FORMS
740 Marne Highway
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Lists real estate clubs and organizations in all 50 states.
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