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Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association

 Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association ("SREIA"), a not for profit organization run by

 volunteers, is recognized as the premier Tampa Bay real estate investors association

 SREIA is dedicated to assisting in the success of experienced and beginning real estate

 investors in Tampa Bay by promoting top notch education and superior networking opportunities.  In addition, SREIA has many Tampa Bay "Business Vendors" that are eager to assist in  acquisition, financing, rehabilitation, sales, rental management and/or financial planning needs.


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Suncoast REIA
General Meeting

Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Networking starts at 6 pm
Featured Presentation: 7:30 pm

"Speed Networking"

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Presented by: SREIA

Surely you've heard of Speed Dating.

How about applying the same technique to:

  • Find partners for deals
  • Generate leads
  • Find people who have resources you need
  • Talk to people who know the people that you want to meet
  • Get the word out about what or whom you are looking for
  • Find properties / buyers / money / contractors

What do you want or need?

Chances are someone else knows how to help you find or get it. Even if you know how and where to find or get it, someone else may have an even better solution.

The only question is: How are they going to know that they can help you?


We've done this before. Speed Networking puts you in touch with many other people in the room on a one-to-one basis for a very short interval. This can result in your getting what you want while helping others get what they need. It can turn into joint venture deals and new friends.

These events have proven to be a fun, high-energy, and effective way to make a lot of connections in a very different environment from standard business networking meetings.

How to get the most out of this event:

Before the meeting

  • Decide what questions you might ask someone else to find out what they need.
  • Determine what you want to tell others: what you need, what you are looking for, what you want.
  • If possible, be specific in what you are asking for (it is easier to help someone if you know they are looking for a reliable air conditioning repairperson than if they tell you they are trying to "build their team").
  • Practice what you will say. While you will probably be asked questions that you haven't prepared for, you will communicate what you most need more clearly if you practice asking for it.
  • Keep your most important communication to no more than about 10-15 seconds at most. You will have approximately 30 seconds and you need to leave time for them to ask you questions about what you are looking for or to provide you an answer or contact info to follow up with them.
  • Bring business cards so people can follow up with you.
  • Bring paper and pen so you can take notes and/or contact info when someone can help you or when you can help someone else.

While you are at the meeting

  • Relax. Have fun and enjoy the time.
  • Focus on understanding what the other person needs while they are talking. Ask questions if you need to better understand what they are looking for.
  • Be willing to share any helpful information, contacts, or resources to help others.
  • Keep your communication short and to the point.
  • Tell them how they can help you. (E.g., by providing the name of someone who [performs a service or has something you need], by sharing any ideas they have as to where you might find what you need, etc.)
  • Relax. Have fun and enjoy the time. Yes, I know I said this already, so take it to heart :)

You might be surprised what you can learn from others and tell about yourself in such a short time. This is quality packed. Bring a pen and paper and come join in on networking with a twist.

Meeting Location:

The Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn and Conference Center

1200 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607

(West side of Westshore, between Cypress and International Mall)

Free to SREIA members.
Guests are welcome - $20 guest fee.

Arrive promptly at 6:00 pm and participate in the Brainstorming Sessions led by Expert Investors and Experienced Speakers.  

Some topics at the Brainstorming Sessions will include:

Evictions * Marketing * Appraising * Rehabbing * Wholesaling * Landlording

Asset protection * Property insurance * Title Insurance * Eliminating Taxes

Social networking * Commercial property * Property acquisition

A realtor’s perspective * Property management REO properties

Organizing Your Business * Hard money loans

Real Estate Investing with IRAs * Curbside appeal & the Wow Factor

Proper structuring your business * Mortgages for wholesale & retail

Buying or selling with owner financing * Litigation avoidance


Suncoast REIA
Luncheon Meeting

Will Resume in January


SREIA events are relaxed and casual, and guests are always welcome to attend.  Attend a meeting and increase your real estate I.Q. while you meet like-minded people who want to share ideas and real estate investing strategies. 

Interested in speaking at a SREIA meeting? Call the SREIA office and share your ideas for presenting at Suncoast REIA meetings. Suncoast REIA members and guests are a proven demographic of qualified real estate investors and professionals who desire to learn more about real estate investing. Get active in Suncoast REIA!

SREIA is a 30-plus year established not-for-profit members association dedicated to promoting practical knowledge and ethical acquisition of real estate through education, discussion and networking. Be sure to visit the SREIA Business Vendor page and find out about SREIA vendors and how they can help you reach your real estate goals.



Membership Benefits

Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association Individual Membership Benefits

Being a member of Suncoast REIA is all about education and learning from each other and the experts. Suncoast REIA is dedicated to bring in only the best national and local educational speakers in order to keep us informed on up-to-date real estate investing innovations, laws and techniques.

All Applications are subject to approval.

Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association Business Vendor Membership Benefits 

Being a Business Vendor of Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association is a cost-effective way to get your product or service to the main stream of active Real Estate Investors, Estate Builders and others.  Read More

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