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Are you drawn to the profit potential in real estate investing, or eager to start realizing the tax advantages of investing in real estate with your IRA, but don’t have any investment opportunities?
How do you break into the potentially lucrative investment property business, especially in highly competitive markets? If you’re wondering, how do I find real estate sales in my area? Here are a few go-to sources seasoned real estate investors use to find their next potential flip, rental, buy-and-hold, or other investment property.
Ways to find real estate opportunities
Real estate networking groups
By networking with other real estate investors, you have a built-in pipeline of potential investment property leads. You may also meet investors who have a property prospect but need an investor partner to make it happen.
How do you find other real estate investors to network with? There are several virtual and in-person possibilities:
- National Real Estate Investors Association (National REIA) Meetings – There are REIA groups around the country that meet regularly for education and networking. Chances are, there’s a chapter near you.
- BiggerPockets – The site provides education and tools, as well as a robust online community for real estate investors. Forums are organized by topic and include nearly any investment strategy you can think of, such as landlording/rental properties, starting out, rehabbing, multifamily/apartment, wholesaling, and more.
- Meetup groups – There are meetup groups for virtually any shared interest; real estate investing is no exception. Find groups that appeal to you at meetup.com and learn when and where the groups meet in-person.
- Social media groups – There are virtual real estate investor networking groups on social media channels including Facebook and LinkedIn.
Local real estate professionals
Inquire with real estate agents in your area that specialize in investment properties and tell them what interests you; sign up for their email lists. You’ll have another set of trained eyes out there, helping you look for the best opportunities.