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The Importance of Networking

Connecting with other professionals is crucial if you want to expand your real estate business quickly. Regardless of how much time and money you invest in training, advertising, and other business-related activities, networking will always yield the greatest results. Networking is a fast track to success and a foundation for lasting friendships and partnerships. You can't succeed in business without these connections. One area where investors know they should be investing more time and energy is networking. If you make networking a top priority, you'll increase your number of contacts and business opportunities. You'll have a considerably better shot of actually closing the deals you do land. It is important to keep real estate networking in mind at all stages of your career. Some of the results of networking are shown below, along with suggestions for how to get started.

Positive Effects of Making New Connections

Cooperation and networking. To be successful in real estate investing, you need a group of individuals to help you. You can't accomplish everything by yourself, even if you're your own boss. Making new connections is a great first benefit of networking. Everyone you meet in the industry is likely to have at least a small network of personal connections. If you meet just one person, you can end up with instant access to their entire network. It will take time, but it is possible to reach this point. Your company will thrive if you can get in touch with a contractor or real estate agent quickly if you have any questions.

Deals

 The more people you know, the more business opportunities you'll have access to. As with any other industry, success in real estate may be measured in figures. It's possible that you'll have to look through twenty different offers before you locate one that suits your needs. Your network expands the number of people who might introduce you to business opportunities. Someone you meet may be an investor who has a surplus of properties they'd like to unload. It's possible that a lawyer you get along with has connections to investors searching for business partners. More business opportunities may present themselves if you have more contacts.

Education

 The real estate industry is highly individualistic. You can learn a lot by spending a lot of time researching things online, but there's no substitute for actual life experience. Everyone you talk to has something to teach you, so make the most of it by actively listening. You can develop your own point of view by listening to the folks in your social network. You could learn something about investing that you didn't know before. If you discover that a particular market is struggling, you may decide to avoid it. You can learn a great deal just by putting yourself in contact with as many people as possible.

Pro Tip:

 A pro tip from our team at The Pocket Network is to utilize our platform for further networking.  We are living in an age where social media and digital networking is vital to one’s survival within any industry.  We recommend that you take advantage of our platform to network as much as possible with other real estate professionals.                At The Pocket Network, we believe in the power of community. Our free membership is ideal for testing the waters or for those who simply want to build their network in the real estate industry without committing to anything. You’ll find that our free membership comes with plenty of benefits, too.

You’re free to post, view, and interact with others within our industry forums. It’s a great way to learn from other real estate agents but also to connect with lenders, escrow and title officers, insurance agents, and home inspectors. Free members can also follow other members and build their professional network. We also provide free members with access to our podcasts, enabling you to follow along and learn from industry professionals as they discuss hot topics in the industry, common challenges, and so much more. You can also sign up to join our available webinars, which offer deep dives into critical topics. In addition to full access to all the tools and capabilities above, you also gain limited access to:

Guides: We publish a range of in-depth industry guides each year. Free members have limited access to download our professional guides.

Blogs: We regularly create informative blog posts that offer a lot of value to our members. Free members have limited access to these resources.

Video Library: Our video library includes market analyses, industry updates, and other critical information. Free members have limited access to our library.

For a fee, our paid membership offers all the benefits of the free membership but comes with many exclusive perks only available to paid members.

You get full access to post and view our off-market Pocket Listings (not available on the MLS).

Gain full access to our in-depth library for professional development.

You have full access to our guides and blog posts.

You are free to post job listings to locate new talent for your business.

Become a webinar host (with admin approval) and help educate others while building your reputation.

Build your team and create private groups to spur business growth and profitability.

Why Join?

Why become part of The Pocket Network? Whether you’re a real estate agent, a mortgage broker, escrow officer, insurance agent, home inspector, or title rep, you will find many benefits. One of the most important advantages, particularly for real estate agents, is the ability to connect with others outside your brokerage or local area. We empower agents to connect across cities, townships, rural communities, and more. Refer clients seamlessly with connections in multiple cities and states. Our platform provides other real estate industry professionals with the ability to provide meaningful value within the wider community and help others achieve success. Of course, mortgage brokers, escrow and title officers, and insurance agents also can boost sales with local members with whom they’ve connected.

Sign up today and start your way to networking with the industries best professionals.