• Build a REALTOR referral network
  • School/University connections – connect with agents and prospective clients that attended the same school(s) as you
  • Surname-  Search for people in your area that share the same last name
  • Hometown – Find connections from your hometown
  • Your Previous Career– Connect with people who you worked with in the past.
  • Demographic (Who – Military, Seniors, First Time Home Buyers, Investors….)
  • Hobby/Skills/Niche

Your Network and Degrees of Connection

On LinkedIn, people in your network are called connections. Your network is made up of your 1st-degree, 2nd-degree, 3rd-degree connections, and fellow members of your LinkedIn groups.

1st-degree – People you’re directly connected to because you’ve accepted their invitation to connect, or they’ve accepted your invitation. You’ll see a 1st-degree icon next to their name in search results and on their profile. You can contact them by sending a message on LinkedIn.

2nd-degree – People who are connected to your 1st-degree connections. You’ll see a 2nd-degree icon next to their name in search results and on their profile. You can send them an invitation by clicking Connect or contact them through an InMai

3rd-degree – People who are connected to your 2nd-degree connections. You’ll see a 3rd-degree icon next to their name in search results and on their profile.

  • If their full first and last names are displayed, you can send them an invitation by clicking Connect.
  • If only the first letter of their last name is displayed, clicking Connect isn’t an option but you can contact them through an InMail.

Note: InMails are only available in Premium accounts. You are given a certain amount of InMails to use every month based on your subscription type with the opportunity to purchase more.

Fellow members of your LinkedIn Groups – These people are considered part of your network because you are members of the same group. You’ll see a Group icon next to their name in search results and on their profile. You can contact them by sending a message on LinkedIn or through the group.

Out of Network – LinkedIn members who fall outside the categories listed above. You can contact them through an InMail.


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