In the current economic climate the real estate investor needs to be more than savvy on just finding good real estate investments, he needs to be savvy on finding good networking contacts. This has never been more important than it is now. Few years ago during the height of the real estate surge. You could walk into a local real estate investment group. Maybe sit down at one of their meetings, and basically walk away with potential good solid leads on real estate investments. That’s because at the time the focus was on the property and not on procuring the funding.