To my DG family,
To understand how the market is, you must be in the market. Meaning if you're home on the computer all the time looking for deals and things are going slow for you, its probably because you're not outside where the deals are.
I understand most of us have responsibilities like kids, jobs, etc but if this is going to work for you, you've got to make the time, even if its once a week or a few hours. Networking events, church(yes, business deals get done in church) andything real estate related where at the end you're not buying a product, though those arent bad either, open houses, fitness centers, etc.
ALWAYS!!!! be in RE mode.
Its coming up to election time and getting an in with local or state politicians never hurt either; go to fundraisers of all parties, drop a donation, mingle amongst the crowd, mention you're a RE investor, hand out your cards, and watch how you get phone calls back. Even offer to help out with campaigns if need be or ask if they're looking for office space. Anything where they will remember you and think of you if something RE related comes up.
Last night I went out(on my normal 2-3 days weekly 'hustle tour') and met a gentleman who works for a company that sounds like Frump and they're looking for distressed properties and lo and behold I just happen to be the expert finder of distressed properties. At the same party, I saw a gentleman who I went to RE school with who has over 25 properties NOT on MLS that needs buyers.
I NEED BUYERS FOR NYC PROPERTIES!!!!!!
Sorry for being long winded but I am very passionate about this, and I want everyone who says they want to be successful to be successful. My point is that wherever you are, there are people who want to buy and have the resources to buy; they just need to find someone to help them. Be that person.
Go to the deals; don't expect the deals to come to you.