Become a GRID Leader
Building wealth through relationships, one connection at a time.
We welcome real estate entrepreneurs of all experience levels to join us in the endeavor to build and expand your reach, knowledge-base, business, and potential.
Tap into PowerGRID and leverage best practices for leading a local GRID Chapter (from the pros!). Learn how to organize, manage, engage, and expand your group.
Meet the people where they are—on a proven platform with a proven brand. Utilize the best technology to help you manage events, expand your reach, and communicate with your group.
Once you possess a firm grasp of GRID and our approach and are ready to move forward, we will ask you to complete a no-obligation application. Each individual requesting affiliation must provide an application.
We will review your application in detail. If your experience meets our requirements and you appear to be a potential fit for leadership (your location must be eligible for a new Chapter), we will schedule a virtual interview with you and GRID Expansion leadership. All potential leaders must be present on the call.
If all parties agree we’re a good fit, we will prepare a GRID Leader Agreement for you to complete along with a billing authorization link and requested items. Once your information is your initiation fee + first month dues are processed, you will immediately begin on-boarding as a new GRID Leader in our network (which includes immediate access to training, resources, and planning assistance for your launch event).
As a facilitator, your focus is on building community, inviting local experts to speak on each topic, moderating the conversation, and developing relationships. You serve as a connector for investors, vendors, and members.
Why participate as a facilitator?
Perhaps you’re an agent looking to grow your listing business and learn more about investing along the way. Perhaps you’re an owner of a title company looking to close more transactions. Not only will you be able to learn about investing from the best in your area and grow your own portfolio, you grow your network in the process—which leads to more opportunities for your primary business.
Our facilitators use this as a tool to connect with successful local players in their marketplace. As a facilitator, you MUST have an expert available to speak each meeting.
As an experienced investor, you may lead your events without a speaker. You are “the expert.” However, you may invite experts to any meeting (or all of them!) and if are not already an expert on the niche topic you’re presenting that month, we highly recommend you invite someone who can speak knowledgeably about that topic.
We look at several important criteria in qualifying GRID Leader. Individuals seeking application should meet at least one of the following criteria:
Be substantially engaged in providing real estate services as an agent/broker with a minimum of 25% of your client-base being real estate investors
Have at least 3 years of proven, successful experience in any aspect of real estate investing, including: rehabbing, hard money lending, lending, wholesaling, or landlording
Have completed 5 or more investment-related deals in the past 24 months. *Must present proof of closed transactions.
Other requirements include:
Possess a track record of integrity-driven behavior in business ventures
A reputable presence on social media channels to demonstrate the ability to engage virtually with your members
Be a power networker or willing to rapidly expand your connections
Ability to adhere to a culture focused on high quality training and inclusive networking
Be team-oriented and focused on contribution
Have a strong desire to become a thought leader in your local market
If you are unsure you meet our requirements, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRID is a trust-based organization and your commitments as a Leader are straightforward.
Our Leaders commit to a one-year, renewable affiliation with GRID. Affiliation and entry begins when you receive approval and return your signed GRID Leadership Agreement and billing authorization form, covering the initiation fee and first month’s dues.
Your launch event must be no sooner than 30 days from and no later than 60 beyond that date.
A GRID Leader may terminate membership in GRID after the first full year of commitment, upon giving a written 90 day notice to GRID HQ.
You must do business (and preferably be headquartered) in the city for which you’re applying to lead a GRID Chapter.
A GRID affiliation is one location per application. Additional Chapters require additional agreements and fees.
GRID expects the affiliated Leader(s) to the primary organizer of GRID meetings. If this is found not to be the case, GRID reserves the right to revoke or not renew a license.
GRID requires facilitators to invite experts to present and share at all meetings. If this is found not to be the case, GRID reserves the right to revoke or now renew a license.
GRID licenses are non-transferable (without direct approval from GRID HQ)—you cannot transfer your GRID license to another individual. If you would like to relinquish your license to allow another organizer to run your group, you’ll need to seek approval of GRID HQ. The new Leader will need to fill out his/her own application.
One-time set up fee: $1,000
Monthly Dues: $500
Launching, running, and nurturing a GRID Chapter can be an incredibly rewarding endeavor (both personally and financially). However, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Leading a group requires sustained effort, focus, and energy. We always recommend you consider you BIG WHY. We are not a “get rick quick” network. While we are certainly interested in helping you achieve short term goals, we are invested MOST in your long-term success.
While you’re not limited to how much profit share, sponsorship fees, and business opportunities you can create through our network, the success of each Chapter is dependent upon YOU, the leader.
We don’t believe in get rich schemes. Only in creating powerful connections that leads to wealth and legacy building over time.
GRID is a network of hyperlocal real estate entrepreneurs focused on networking, education and inspiration for the real estate investor. We aim to bring together the resources to help our fellow investors grow their businesses. We believe in getting through giving and in the power of a mastermind environment where we share our experience and help one another succeed.
There is power in the network and the network is you.
We firmly believe the business adage that Your Net Worth is Determined by Your Network.
It’s been proven that success in business is accelerated through associating with other successful individuals. By regularly meeting new people and keeping in touch with other motivated colleagues, we’ve been able to do more deals, make more money and have more fun than if we were going it alone. We help folks buy and sell real estate, joint-venture and lend money on deals, wholesale our excess inventory and find new partners through our network. You can, too.
Our networking events are managed and promoted on Meetup.com – the world’s greatest website for finding and meeting with people who share common interests. Click here to see our current locations and to RSVP for an upcoming networking event near you.
At least once a month, we host a networking event at each location. The meetings are typically kept small-ish so we can all introduce ourselves to the room; this lets members get to know who is in the room and who they may want to follow-up with during the networking time. We usually have an educational topic that we discuss and we share a strategy or process that we use in our real estate investing. It is an open forum where we actively engage our fellow investors to get other opinions, fresh ideas and best practices. After an hour discussion of that night’s topic, we break into open networking. That’s when the real magic happens and members can interact with one another and the GRID member-host to share deals, opportunities, contact info and continue the discussion.
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