Dec. 14, 2021

#RealEstateClub/AssociationSpotlight: Joplin, Chris Forsythe

Chris Forsythe is the Vice President of Joplin Area REIA – a newly-revived REIA in Missouri, U.S. that came back this year after its initial group dissolved during the first few months of COVID. Chris is deeply passionate about creating relationships wit...


Chris Forsythe is the Vice President of Joplin Area REIA – a newly-revived REIA in Missouri, U.S. that came back this year after its initial group dissolved during the first few months of COVID. Chris is deeply passionate about creating relationships with people that last for a lifetime through real estate investing. For him, real estate is people’s common ground that connects everyone regardless of what one can bring to the table.

 

In this episode, Chris shares how Joplin Area REIA reached its downfall when COVID hit the world and eventually came to a point of existence again after more than a year.  Here, he reminds people that regardless of the industry you’re in, as long as you have the passion to connect with people, joining a REIA is indeed possible. Chris also talks about how being open allows members to be of more help to each other especially in this hard time.

 

What you’ll learn in just 16 minutes from today’s episode:

 

  • The importance of opening up and volunteering in terms of building relationships in real estate investing
  • Why real estate is a good place to create connections that can last for a lifetime
  • Why people who wants to join a REIA doesn’t necessarily need to be a real estate investor

 

 

Resources:

 

Website: https://www.joplinareareia.com/default.aspx

 

Topics Covered:

 

01:01 – The first group of investors, that group’s shut down, and how Joplin Area REIA came back early this year

 

02:09 – Demographics and current population of Joplin Area REIA in Facebook and the state

 

04:18 – What inspired him and the members to keep the REIA going

 

05:51 – Being connected to people of different expertise because of REIA and learning from people’s failures

 

07:25 – You don’t necessarily have to be an investor. You just need to have passion for connecting with people

 

09:44 – Getting the most out of your REIA experience

 

13:38 – Talking about the events/meetings they’ve been doing this pandemic

 

14:56 – Get to know more about Joplin Area REIA through this link and number

 

 

Key Takeaways:

 

“Cool thing about real estate is you can connect with people and put deals/relationships together that last for a lifetime.” – Chris Forsythe

 

“Sometimes, it’s not only what their successes have been. Sometimes, it’s really where they failed in. Not only are there a lot of successes, but there can be a lot of failures too. Sometimes, I learn from watching other people’s failures.” – Chris Forsythe

 

“You don’t necessarily have to be an investor to start a group. You can [just] have a passion for connecting with people. Real estate is kind of a common ground for people. It’s truly a great way to connect no matter what you bring to the table.” – Chris Forsythe

 

“There’s something to give no matter what you bring into the room. Bring value first.” – Chris Forsythe

 

“When you open up and start sharing, it’s gonna come back.” – Chris Forsythe

 

 

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