I love doing these evaluations, and getting to know how a group is built. However they do take time and often I need to do them immediately after the meeting to make sure I don’t forget attendees.
The first meeting I went to in Santa Jose was huge, probably 50-60 people, and there was no way I was going to be able to break them down. Well. I could, and probably will next time, but I wasn’t thinking about it that night.
Nov 19th Meeting — The Santa Cruz Real Estate Investors Association
An interesting group of people. Older, much less risk averse. A couple of them had properties during the boom times and then they got out (probably too late). And a stat I hadn’t had to deal with, two of the members owned serial interest in larger properties.
Biggerpockets San Francisco Meeting:
I Love BP Meetups! They are people who are less guarded and already feel at ease with each other. We had a resounding conversations about whether you should be using the 50% rule as a guiding light in the Bay Area.