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  1. Neil
    May 03, 2016

    Wow, I’ve had similar meetup experiences to you (I’m in the Bay Area)! I try to reach out to the “out-of-state investors” to talk to but sometimes get pulled over by others. Mostly local realtors looking for investors or other bay area only investors. Bay Area local investors also have very big heads. Not too much out-of-state folks though. My wife said to me that those meetups are for novices trying to meet professionals and that I need to meet real professionals meaning I need to switch my job in a high-tech company to a real estate investment company (I’m in financial analysis). So I might consider doing that and no more meetups. The local REI is $350 membership per year and I thought that was really high but I may check it out if this is where the experienced folks are (you get what you pay for). I think networking through bigger pockets (investors or locals on the ground) interested in the same regions is a better use of my time. I’ve spent hundreds of hours on the midwest (flying out and on the phone with 20+ teams) so if I can help others with the same mindset and save them a few hours of their time then even better!

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    1. Lane
      May 03, 2016

      There are a lot of old real estate people who cannot understand how you buy properties out of state (lol they can’t even relinquish management in their rental in the next town). Unfortunately these folk have been doing this a couple decades and they have a couple million dollars so I guess they know everything and I am just a kiddo compare to them. Alls I know is that when I am their age I don’t plan to be hitting up the local REIA.

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