Welcome to the online home of the Midlands Real Estate Investors Association in Columbia, South Carolina!
More people are looking for ways to provide them with more money and, ultimately, more quality time to spend with their families and friends. Yet, not many people are born financial geniuses and most of us don’t have significant amounts of capital to immediately start truly passive income streams from investing that will give us the time we desire to do what we want, when we want, and with whomever we want. That’s why the Midlands REIA was founded, to make training and resources available to anyone with a strong enough desire to create wealth in their lives.
Working for a company, or for someone else, will rarely make a person wealthy. The fastest and most direct routes to wealth involve creating it independently. There are three main ways to attain wealth on your own:
- Capital Markets (Stocks, Bonds, Commodities)
- Owning A Business
- Real Estate
The capital markets are influenced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world and the economies they’re in, which can make the markets more of a gamble than an investment. Owning a business can be very profitable but is very hard work. Also, about 8 out of 10 start-up businesses fail within their first 18 months of operation as further testament to the difficulties of starting a successful, lasting business.
So why choose real estate investing over other vehicles to wealth?
In contrast to the other two mentioned paths to wealth, the stock market and starting a conventional business, real estate risks can be minimized since, for our purposes, the real estate markets are localized such that we can learn it well and real estate can be less time-consuming and easier than running a conventional business. After technology, real estate investing produced the largest group of self-made Forbes 400 millionaires and billionaires, and many more average lay people can make money in real estate than in the technology sector.
The Midlands REIA holds regular real estate investing events and continuously adds real estate investing strategies and resources that are available to the anyone who is interested or actively involved in real estate. Exclusive real estate investing training and resources are available in the Members Area. We cover real estate investing for beginners and hold focus groups for advanced, established investors. Midlands REIA members can help you develop your own customized real estate investing business plan and help you implement it.
You can become a Midlands REIA member with access to all the benefits that membership offers by clicking below:
Midlands REIA was founded by Robert Kim in November 2015 after serving as a leader in a real estate investing association in the area and instructing members on aspects of real estate investing that are specific to South Carolina. He wanted to start an association that truly caters to its members and that takes personal interest in the successes of its members. He has a portfolio of rental properties and continues to flip houses as well.
To advance each member’s knowledge of the Real Estate Investing business. Helping them to make informed decisions regarding their investments and their business ventures.
- Bring a wide-variety of education opportunities to our members.
- Create a venue for like minded individuals to meet and network.
- Expose our members to various income generating strategies.
- Help our members to achieve success as real estate investors and entrepreneurs.