Networking can happen on holidays too. Right? If you didn’t network this memorial day weekend, did you miss out on excellent networking opportunities?
I networked yesterday and I didn’t even plan on it! Yesterday, Kathy and I were invited out boating with poker friends. We thought it would just be us and our poker friends, but turns out our poker friends brought some of their other friends. So a bunch of new people we didn’t know.
We had a lot of good potential people to network with, obviously, I didn’t know this when I first met them. After talking to folks or hearing folks talk it turns out we had in our presence:
* a real estate agent who sells million dollar properties
* a director of operations for a big medical equipment company
* a homicide detective
* a couple who own their own lucrative business
and other folks. Can you see some opportunity above? I did. So I started my networking. I spoke with the real estate agent the most. I talked to him about multi-family investing and partnering. He was interested! His significant other is the Dir. of Operations for the medical equipment company…..so I’m thinking that these 2 gentlemen have some money for investing. And they already own sfh rentals, so they understand the basics.
The couple who own the lucrative business are our poker friends from Arizona. I spoke to our one friend about it and she said she would be interested and then her partner overheard us and asked me what we were talking about. So I told her and she said “yes, they’d be interested in something like that definitely.”
Now as far as the homicide detective…well I don’t know how much they really make? But I do know that she’s got a pretty nice house right on the water (we threw out the anchor out back of her house to swim) and she’s got a boat and a lot of doo-dads, if you will. I haven’t talked to her about investing with us, but I’m thinking if we could get a great deal going with either of the gentlemen or ladies above that she’d express some interest as long as she has some money to invest.
So the next time you have a holiday weekend or are spending time with some friends you haven’t seen in a while, don’t forget to take the opportunity to NETWORK. Because you never know who you will meet.