WHAT IS TRIG?
“TRIG” is an acronym for Tidewater Real-Estate Investors Group, founded in January 1979, TRIG was formally incorporated with a non-profit 501C6 membership benefit corporation formed to promote education in the fields of real estate investment and management throughout the Tidewater Virginia area including Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Gloucester, York, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Eastern North Carolina..
Tidewater Real Estate Investors Group Vision/Mission and Goals Statement
“TRIG” is a membership based (volunteer) non-profit 501C6 corporation of individual real estate investors, real estate brokers/agents, “note”/mortgage creators, lenders, contractors and other professional individuals associated with real estate and real estate investing. Our individual goals as well as the TRIG “Vision/Mission” are basically the same and are noted as follows:
To (individually) become better real estate, mobile home and “note” investors while (collectively) maintaining a high standard of professional ethics.
To provide a common meeting location and forum that allows investors to meet, buy, sell and learn more about real estate opportunities in the region (Note – new members/visitors are expected to have already read a real estate investing book(s) and/or have already taken a real estate investing course(s) before coming to TRIG, as TRIG is not formatted as a beginners school about real estate investing.
To foster those meeting situations as well as provide technological connections (i.e., Web Site, electronic e-mail, etc…) in order to enhance networking opportunities that further allow investors to form their support group(s) around which enhances our investing efforts.
To bring in guest speakers on various real estate investing and related subjects on a regular monthly meeting basis.
To call attention to (and where possible) offer explanations as well as best course of action(s) to be taken on current real estate legislation efforts and/or regulations whether of a national, state or local nature that will affect our individual/collective ability to profitability invest in real estate.
To promote TRIG members individual real estate activities, related businesses, etc… as well as recognize those members of exceptional achievement at our annual December Holiday Party.
TRIG is a dues paying association where members all want to improve their personal (positive) cash flow, take control of their financial lives while using OPM as much as possible. However, please note that TRIG is not a bank and it is not a “collective” buying group such as is found in some stock/equity clubs, although individual members can always “partner up” with another investor in order to buy property if this is mutually agreeable.
Who is TRIG?
Almost certainly, some people like you! The TRIG membership includes people who are lawyers, carpenters, nurses, teachers, retirees, military personnel, writers, corporate presidents, real estate agents, construction workers, shipyard workers, and, of course, full-time investors.. people from all walks of life who are interested in perfecting the skills of the real-estate investor, manager, exchangor, or mortgagor. Some have been in the business for years and own rental properties numbering in the hundreds. Some own mobile homes, residential property or commercial property. Some are Noteholders. Some are people who have never attended a seminar or class, who are only now getting ready to test the real estate investment waters.
Benefits – What does TRIG do?
Above all else, TRIG provides a climate…a climate for making acquaintances with others sharing an interest in real estate, a climate for airing questions and getting answers, for learning. To this end, TRIG’s monthly meetings present guest speakers or panels — some locally prominent, some nationally known–who are expert in some phase of real-estate acquisition or management, each anxious to help. The meetings usually allow time for networking or simply chatting with other members. TRIG also has workshops on such subjects as writing and negotiating a purchase offer, using financial calculators and property management.