Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is a real estate investment association?

A real estate investment association, or REIA, is a gathering of individuals with a shared interest in investing in real estate. These associations offer a platform for investors to connect, exchange information, and learn from each other. Services and resources provided by REIAs may include workshops, educational events, mentorship programs, and access to investment opportunities. In addition, REIAs provide their members with tools to help them analyze deals, manage properties, and stay informed about industry trends. REIAs are inclusive of both novice and experienced investors and serve as a valuable means of networking, sharing knowledge, and gaining industry insights.

Q. What are the benefits of joining a real estate investment association?

Some potential benefits of joining a REIA include:

  • Networking opportunities: REIAs provide a forum for investors to connect with each other, build relationships, and form partnerships. Networking can help investors find new investment opportunities, partners, and mentors.
  • Education and training: Many REIAs offer educational events, workshops, and seminars that provide investors with valuable insights into real estate investing strategies, market trends, legal and tax issues, and property management.
  • Access to resources: REIAs often provide members with access to tools and resources, such as property analysis software, vendor lists, and market data, that can help investors make informed decisions and manage their properties more efficiently.
  • Deal-sharing opportunities: REIAs can be a great source of investment deals, with members sharing information about properties that are available for purchase, rent, or partnership opportunities.
  • Advocacy and representation: Some REIAs advocate for real estate investors’ interests at the local, state, and national levels, working to protect investors’ rights and promote favorable policies and regulations.
  • Community and support: Real estate investing can be a solitary pursuit, but REIAs provide a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for real estate investing and can offer support, encouragement, and guidance. Overall, joining a real estate investment association can provide investors with a wealth of resources and opportunities that can help them achieve their real estate investment goals.
Q. What kind of events and activities does Greater LA REIA offer?

The Greater LA REIA offers various events and activities designed to provide members with education, networking opportunities, and access to investment deals. Here are some examples of events and activities:

  • Monthly meetings: We hold regular monthly meetings where members can network with each other, hear from guest speakers on a variety of real estate investing topics, and discuss the latest market trends and investment strategies.
  • Workshops and seminars: We also offer workshops and seminars on a range of topics related to real estate investing, such as property analysis, financing options, legal and tax issues, and property management.
  • Access to investment opportunities: We may also provide members with access to investment opportunities, such as off-market deals, joint venture partnerships, and syndication opportunities.
Q. Can non-investors attend the Greater LA REIA events?

Yes, non-investors can attend the Greater LA REIA events. The Greater LA REIA welcomes anyone interested in learning more about real estate, regardless of whether they are current investors or not. Attending the Great LA REIA events as a non-investor can be a great way to learn about the basics of real estate investing, network with other investors, and get a feel for the local real estate market.

Q. What types of real estate investments are discussed and presented at the Greater LA REIA?

We cover a wide range of real estate investments, depending on the interests and focus of the group. However, some common types of real estate investments that are often discussed and presented at the Greater LA REIA include:

  • Residential real estate: This includes single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums that are purchased for wholesaling, rental income, or for fix-and-flip opportunities.
  • Commercial real estate: This includes office buildings, retail space, warehouses, and other commercial properties that are purchased for rental income or to be resold at a profit.
  • Multi-family real estate: This includes apartment buildings, duplexes, and other multi-family properties that are purchased for rental income.
  • Land development: This involves purchasing raw land and developing it into residential or commercial properties for resale or rental income.
  • Real estate syndications: This is a form of real estate investment where investors pool their money together to invest in larger real estate projects that they may not be able to afford individually.
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs): REITs are a type of investment that allows investors to own shares in a portfolio of income-producing real estate properties.
Q. Are there any mentorship or coaching programs available through the association?

As the parent company to the Greater LA REIA, Sam’s Real Estate Club has VIP membership/mentorship available for those who are serious about succeeding in real estate. See this link for more details and to join.

Some of our speakers may also offer their own mentorship or coaching programs.

Q. How much does it cost to join a real estate investment association?

Attendance at the Greater LA REIA is currently free. All you have to do is register and show up.