Women’s REIA of Dallas’ primary goal is to help women in real estate learn more, and build better relationships while increasing their assets. We offer women investors and potential partners the opportunity to network, make authentic connections, and receive meaningful mentorship in a fun and energetic environment.

We offer our members the following benefits:

– Knowledge from local real estate experts
– Impart the confidence you need to become a successful REI
– Coaching through every step of the investing process
– Educational workshops


Q. Do I need to have great credit to be a REI?
A. No. Creative financing strategies make it possible for women from various backgrounds to be able to invest in real estate.

Q. Do I personally need to have a large amount of capital to be a REI?
A. No. Due to creative financing most of our investors use none of their own money.

Q. I am new to the area, can you help me to learn about the local Dallas real estate market?
A. Yes.

Q. I am curious about real estate investing but am not sure if it is right for me yet, can you help me to explore the opportunity?
A. Yes. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive mentoring by one of our friendly, more experienced investors.

Q. What kind of commitment is required if I join?
A.You can commit as little or as much as you desire. REI can be a part time or a full time job.

Meet Dallas WREIA Founder Tresa Lugten

Tresa Lugten

Tresa was mentored by 3 of the highest producing real estate investors in Dallas TX who just so happen to be her very own sons. She watched as they completed over 100 transactions in their first 2 years into the business. Being the action taker that she is she didn’t sit on the sidelines for long as they eventually convinced her to walk away from her 25 year career in the medical industry to also become a full time real estate investor herself. Only a couple of years later she had become one of the top female investor and mentors in the industry. Tresa knows exactly what it takes both mentally and financially to make that leap of faith. Tresa started out exactly like her sons had, with zero real estate knowledge and zero financial investment. She also got her very first deal just like they had by door knocking on pre- foreclosure homes. To this day this is one of her favorite strategies to both teach and lead by example as she continues to hold door knocking trainings and personally buy discounted homes by door knocking with her REIA members.

Her excitement to help other women transform their lives is what inspired her to launch an all women’s REIA in Dallas Texas. Tresa’s believes that if she can do it, you can too. After only a few short years of being an entrepreneur and real estate investor she has already had the honor of sharing the stage with business authorities like Bethany Frankel and Christy Brinkley. Tresa is known for “being brave” which you will soon learn is one of her greatest attributes. It is this mindset and personality that people love about Tresa. It is also the same mindset that she has continued to use to work her way to being one of the best in the industry which recently earned her the opportunity to interview Mel Gibson. Aka Brave Heart on what it takes to be brave in both life and in business. Though her life has changed significantly over the last couple of years her passions have not. In addition to hosting the Women’s Dallas REIA Tresa also happens to be a very energetic and passionate inspirational speaker and author as well as a certified life coach.

Follow Tresa’s lead and “Be Brave” by taking your life and your career into your own hands and reserve your spot to her next… WREIA meeting.