Originally built for gamers, Discord is a group-chatting platform that has since become a general use platform for all sorts of communities. Discord is divided into what are known as servers, each of which has its own members, topics, rules, and channels. So how is the real estate investing community using Discord?
More on Discord
Discord was launched in 2015 as a community platform for gamers. Since then, the platform has branched out to include communities from all over the internet, including real estate. For those familiar with Slack (NYSE: WORK), the two platforms have many similarities. Discord is just a much less formal version.
There are thousands of different Discord servers out there, each with a different topic. Within each server, there are multiple channels for more specific subtopics. Servers include text and voice channels to communicate with people, while folks can also share videos, images, links, music, and more.
To search for a topic of interest, just Google the name of the topic you’d like to learn more about, followed by “Discord server.” For example, if you’d like to find a server about travel, just Google “travel Discord server.”
As of this writing, when you Google “real estate Discord,” you’re directed to 21 servers. For context, there are well over 100,000 servers with an “anime” tag, so this is still very much fertile ground for real estate.
The real estate dedicated servers are generally broken down into two categories.
Mentorship, learning, and general interest
This is the profile of most of the servers on Discord. For example, there's a server specifically dedicated to helping people pass their real estate exam. There’s another server called “Real Estate Minds” that focuses on mentorship and has a pretty active community, with over 300 members.
There are also quite a few wealth creation and “hustler” groups. These groups are generally for people interested in entrepreneurship and investing, with real estate as a subcategory.
While there is only one location-specific group now, I’d expect more of these to pop up over time. The only location-specific server on Discord now is dedicated to Boston. This group talks about different aspects of the Boston market, along with channels dedicated to finding apartments, roommates, and general advice. It would probably make sense to check out this type of group if you’re a real estate agent, landlord, or property manager in a region.
The Millionacres bottom line
The real estate community is still very new to Discord. While there's a lot of noise out there, there are clearly people who want to learn and share resources, stories, and learnings. If you’re new to real estate or want to share your knowledge, it might be worth checking out.