December 11, 2015 @ 3:43 PM


Written By: Mark Spera

Sort of like a 'LendingClub for real estate,' RealtyShares has taken the idea of crowdfunding and applied it to the real estate market. 

Looking to explore real estate investments across the country? Sign up for free (and get $25) here

Real estate is a fun asset to navigate. Crowdfunding platforms like RealtyShares give investors full transparency, providing dashboards, background information and funding bars to track investments. 

Have you ever dreamed of owning a piece of property in Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York? Nav Athwal, land use attorney and founder of RealtyShares did. He started RealtyShares to make real estate crowdfunding a reality. Like Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms, real estate crowdfunding works on the premise of pooled funds, allowing investors to own a fraction of a piece of property and reap the financial benefits of that property's appreciation in value. 

Founder and CEO, Athwal says that investments on the platform have paid back over $13 million in capital so far. Q3'15 saw $30 million of investment activity on the platform. We're not allowed to share specific returns because of SEC regulations, but there are some homes and commercial properties with very strong returns. You can investigate further by signing up here

(read to the bottom... there's a way to make $25 courtesy of my sponsor!)

Over $13 million in capital has been paid back to investors so far. 

Nothing can replace great diversification, but crowdfunding platforms like RealtyShares can help take care of the real estate portion of your portfolio. Registration is free. It's worth a look. Plus, if you register today, link a bank account and use my code "markspera" they will transfer you $25 just for signing up.

Funded deal on, 2015

-Says founder, Nav Athwal

RealtyShares founder and CEO, Nav Athwal

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