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Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance - Atlanta REIAAtlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA) is an Atlanta Georgia Real Estate Investors Association for real estate investors, real estate entrepreneurs and other real estate professionals who invest in Atlanta real estate for fun and profit and are dedicated to the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

Atlanta REIA’s mission is to help ensure our members real estate success by providing affordable, quality real estate investing education, frequent, fun real estate networking opportunities and community outreach programs to build, renovate and repair homes for needy Atlanta families and improve our local community.

If you are an Atlanta real estate investor or want to learn more about real estate investing, read more about our Silver and Gold Charter Membership Packages and be sure to attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings, networking events, webcasts, and workshops on our Atlanta REIA Calendar below. Also, be sure to read our 12 Tips on How to Get Involved with Atlanta REIA.

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The Profit Newsletter - August 2017The August 2017 Edition of The Profit Newsletter, the official newsletter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance, is now available for download. There are 54 pages this month full of upcoming meetings, workshops, webcasts, educational articles and other valuable information for your real estate investing pleasure and success. Download it and check it out!

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Sat, Aug. 19th at 9AM – Atlanta, GA
Smart Home
Technology Workshop
Learn How You Can Prepare Today’s Rehab with Tomorrow’s Technology
A Full Day Workshop with Don DeRosa
Sat, August 19th 9AM-6PM
286 Lancelot Way, Lawrenceville, GA

Don DeRosaAre you flipping houses? Why not make them “Smart” like a High Tech Rehabber?!?

Smart home technology is not a passing trend. As we rely more on mobile devices, different industries are creating ways to communicate with them. Imagine a home experience where the only remote you need is your smart phone. Turn lights on and off, monitor home security cameras, close or open window shades, or know what’s in the fridge, all from your phone.

Logistically this next step makes sense. The homeowner is the user in this case, and the user experience should be seamless and easy to use. Integrating existing tech, smart home components give the user faster access. In some cases, smart home technology eliminates the anxiety around leaving for long periods of time. A property may be unoccupied, but it takes no time out of your own schedule to create the illusion of a presence at that location.

Come see Don on August 19th at 286 Lancelot Way, Lawrenceville, GA and Don will share with you these techniques and more! Few companies offer a complete smart home system. There has been more user familiarity around individual components like Alexa by Amazon and the Ring System for home security. Don will teach you what the pros and cons are and what the estimated cost of it all can be.

Come To This Workshop and You Will Learn:

  • What Devices to Buy, Guide and Review
  • How to Setup and Install Step by Step
  • The Best Smart TV and Lighting Systems Guide and Review
  • Apps for Apple and Android Users that work with these Products

Don will go through comprehensive reviews, examining the pros and cons, of the following Smart Home applications::

  • Arlo Camera System Setup and Installation Tutorial
  • Harmony TV Guide
  • Ring Doorbell System Guide
  • Alexa by Amazon
  • August Home Smart Lock System Review and Installation Guide
  • Nest Thermostat Guide
  • Introduction to Samsung Smart Products
  • Smart Garage Door Tech Ideas
  • Voice Controlled Light Switch Technology
  • Bluetooth Light Bulb Technology for color therapy and audio

It’s the small things in an average day made easier. These minor changes can improve your chances of selling faster. The best part is that many of these smart home options don’t need to be hard wired.

Don will give you practical tips with real life examples. Prepare to be fascinated and blown away by what today’s technology offers, and what tomorrow can bring! REGISTER NOW!!

Register Now!

PLEASE NOTE: Location and schedule subject to change. Pricing is per person. No refunds 5 days prior to event. Register before early registration expires to save big time!

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Sat & Sun, August 26th & 27th @ 9AM in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta REIA Presents…
Cash In A Flash
Foreclosure Summit
2 Day Workshop with the Nation’s Top Foreclosure Experts, Bill & Dwan Twyford
Sat & Sun, August 26th & 27th, 9AM – 5PM
3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
2-for-1 Early Registration Special is Going on NOW for a Limited Time Only!

Bill & Dwan TwyfordRegister Today for the Two-Day Cash In A Flash Foreclosure Summit on Saturday & Sunday, August 26th & 27th in Atlanta being taught by Bill and Dwan Twyford – the Nation’s leading foreclosure experts. In fact, Bill and Dwan are considered the Nation’s #1 experts in Short Sales, Foreclosures, Flipping, and Negotiating!

They have personally bought and sold over 2,000 properties, bought millions of dollars in commercial property, coached 1,000’s of students through successful real estate deals, and have been making millionaires all over North America for almost twenty years.

If you don’t know them, that’s okay – You will get to know them very soon. They come from a place of ethics, hold themselves to the highest standards, and they make millionaires! They are the real deal!

They have written FOUR BEST SELLERS! Most recently, Bill co-wrote a book with Dan Kennedy and Dwan co-wrote a book with Steve Forbes. Why did these two mega-stars choose Bill and Dwan to co-write a book with – BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BEST IN THEIR FIELD!

At the Cash In A Flash Foreclosure Summit they will show you how to run an ethical, fair, and PROFITABLE real estate investing business that WILL make you a multimillionaire, too!

Here is a small sample of some of the topics that will be taught at this two-day Summit:

  • No-Equity Foreclosure Strategies
  • Wholesaling REO’s and Notes
  • Area Classifications
  • Finding Off-Grid Properties
  • “Live” Field Training Techniques
  • Get Your Customers To Say “YES”
  • How To Work With Banks
  • Our Proven 3 Offer Short Sale System
  • Buy Properties for 50% off Asking Price
  • Creating-Performing Notes
  • Millionaire Marketing Techniques
  • The Fed-Up Package H/O Options
  • Buying Bank Owned Properties
  • Building a 500k Per Year Business
  • Buying on Auction Sites
  • Working a Market No One Else is Working!
  • All This, Answers to Your Questions & Much More!

As you can see this will be a knowledge packed 2 full days of excitement and education. We look forward to seeing you at this great event on Saturday and Sunday, August 26th & 27th!

Register Now!

*PLEASE NOTE: The 2-for-1 Early Registration Special is for Atlanta REIA Members Only and is limited to spouses, adult children and corporate partners. Tuition price will increase and will be per person after Early Registration Expires. Register now and save! PPG Members can attend this summit at NO CHARGE. Non-Members who join Atlanta REIA between July 10th – July 31st, 2017 can attend the workshop for NO CHARGE. Also, Atlanta REIA Members who renew their membership for an additional year between July 10th – July 31st, 2017 can attend the workshop for NO CHARGE as well. When joining Atlanta REIA or renewing your membership, you must let us know that you want to attend the workshop at no charge. You can join Atlanta REIA at membership.atlantareia.com.

Mon, Aug 21st @ 6:30 PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Mon, Aug 21st at 6:30 PM at
Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs

Total Solar Eclipse at 2:30PM

Bill & Dwan Twyford at 6:30PM
On How to Survive & Thrive in Today’s Competitive Market!

Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Bill & Dwan TwyfordWe are very excited to have national real estate experts Bill & Dwan Twyford, The Real Estate Rock Stars, right here in Atlanta. Bill, who started as a paint contractor, turned rehabber, turned flipper, turned Nationwide Real Estate Trainer and his wife Dwan who started as a broke, single mom that had been fired from Denny’s. She now heads up “The Investors Edge University” – A company that specializes in training new and seasoned investors in a wide range of real estate investing techniques through live workshops, weekly webinars, a member site, and seminars. Dwan, herself, has flipped over 2,000 deals so she is more than qualified to share her vast knowledge of real estate investing with us on Monday, August 21st at 6:30PM at the Beginning Investors Group in Sandy Springs.

Bill and Dwan are going to share how they’ve bought and sold over thousands of properties, Notes, Rehabs, Short Sales, and Wholesales and how you can do it, too! This will be a little taste of Bill’s and his wife Dwan’s upcoming Foreclosure Summit in Atlanta on Saturday & Sunday, August 26th & 27th.

You Will Learn:

  • How to find Real Estate for pennies on the dollar
  • How to turn YES’S into huge cash
  • How to get homeowners to say “yes”
  • How to get past pre-programed no’s in communication
  • How to build long-term wealth
  • How to classify the areas you work
  • And That’s Not All…

Make plans to attend the Twyford’s presentation after the eclipse on Monday, August 21st to discover the golden nuggets of Secrets of Closing the Deal that Bill and Dwan plan to share. They are flying in all the way from Denver, Colorado to be with our group. It is an honor and a privilege for us to have speakers of the Twyford’s caliber so please RSVP today, let’s give them a great group, full of tons of energy, and make them feel welcome at the Beginning Investors Group.

And you can look directly at Bill & Dwan without going blind!

The Beginning Investors Group (BIG) is an educational and networking group for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to get back in the game.

BIG is hosted by Dustin Griffin who will be bringing in local and national real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in our ever changing economy and real estate market.The entire purpose of the group is to help new investors get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal.

This is a “dinner” group and we kindly request that you buy dinner and/or drinks since the Hudson Grille allows us to meet there. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the meeting for discussion.

As always, Atlanta REIA Member can attend the meeting at no charge and not-yet-members can RSVP Online for $15 or pay $20 at the door.

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

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Tue, Aug 15th @ Noon in Lawrenceville, GA
The Onsite Renovation Group
Hands-On Learning “Onsite” at Real Renovation Projects
Tuesday, Aug 15th at NOON
312 Kings Hill Ct, Lawrenceville, GA
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Please join us on Tuesday, Aug 15th at NOON for the Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), hosted by Don DeRosa and Dustin Griffin, to learn all about finding, funding, fixing, and flipping houses for big profits. This month’s meeting will be held at a property being renovated by Chrissy Griffin and Maggie Groholski located at 312 Kings Hill Ct, Lawrenceville, GA.

This was a run down, vacant house full of junk. Cleanout, demolition and renovations have begun, so come out and see what the house looks like now and how Chrissy and Maggie are going to transform it into a charming modern home.

The Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) is an educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix and flip) of single family residential homes. The purpose of the group is to allow both new and experienced rehabbers and investors to meet, network and share knowledge and experience with “hands on” access to real property.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Onsite Renovation Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday each month at NOON at an active renovation site, build site or rental property which will vary from month to month. As always, there is no charge for Atlanta REIA members to attend. Guests & Non-Members can RSVP Online for Only $15 or pay $20 at the door.

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Tue, Aug 15th @ 6:00PM – Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta REIA EPIC Group
Do You Want To Buy, Sell or Hold Real Estate with NO Federal Taxation?
with Scott Maurer of Advanta IRA
Aug 15th, 6:00PM, The Loft At Due South
302 Clover Reach, Peachtree City, GA 30290

NEW LOCATION!

Chris & Donna LittletonEPIC is proud to present Scott Maurer of Advanta IRA, who will be showing you what you can do within your self-directed IRA.

If You Want To Know More About…

  • Why Invest in Real Estate in an IRA
  • Private Lending with SDIRA’s
  • Checkbook Control with Your IRA
  • Different ways to structure your purchase in the IRA
  • How you can use other people’s IRA’s to fund your deals

then RSVP NOW! on Meetup then join us this Tuesday, Aug 15th at 6:00PM (3rd Tuesday) at the The Loft At Due South located at 302 Clover Reach, Peachtree City, GA. This is our newest location for our meetings, The Loft at Due South. Come enjoy the Southern Cuisine of this restaurant. There is no charge for Atlanta REIA Members and currently no charge for not-yet members as well.

Come Out on Tuesday, Aug 15th and every 3rd Tuesday of Each Month. You are sure to meet some great individuals and make lasting connections that will help propel your business in the right direction. We look forward to seeing you there!

Meeting Agenda*

  • 6:00PM: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
  • 7:00PM: Information, Upcoming Events & Market Update (Chris & Donna)
  • 7:20PM: Main Presentation with Scott Maurer
  • 8:30PM: Closing Comments & Last Minute Networking

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members & Guests, Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Reggie BrooksWhen I began my career as a real estate investor in 1985, I stumbled across a tremendous opportunity that most people still don’t know about to this day. Yet it has given my family and me a lifestyle we never dared dream we’d have.

I’m talking about investing in vacant, distressed, abandoned properties – a highly lucrative, yet little-known, segment of the market.

Vacant/Abandoned properties are just that – vacant. No one lives or works there anymore. Weeds may be collecting and taxes may be accruing, but in many cases the owner has already divorced himself emotionally from the property. And that means you could get an excellent under-market deal.

Where do you find these properties? Just look around. You probably pass right by them on a daily basis – and you could be passing up hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits! These properties have been vacant/abandoned for any number of reasons. Perhaps because of a divorce, an illness, a death in the family, or a job relocation.

A case in point…  Read More→

So what other lists can we use to locate highly motivated sellers? One of my favorite lists is people who are behind on taxes. You can get this list by getting a list of tax certificates available for sale in your county. In most counties this list comes out right before the tax certificate sale takes place. You would then mail them a neutral type of letter saying you are interested in buying properties in their neighborhood or subdivision.

When mailing these letters initially, I suggest that you do not refer to the seller’s specific problem. All you will accomplish is to alienate them so that they will not want to work with you. I personally do a mailing every year to folks whose tax bills have not been paid and I have purchased many properties this way. A lot of these folks are people who have a problem they need to solve, they just don’t know how until they are contacted by you. A lot of these people have inherited properties they neither want nor need and appreciate your offer to purchase it, especially if they have just received another big tax bill to pay. This is an extremely good lead source for really great deals.  Read More→

Building wealth is a bit like dieting, in that everyone has different advice for you. “Cut up the credit cards,” personal finance gurus say, “and don’t buy that morning latte every morning.” Others say that stocks are the one true—and only—way to achieve prosperity. But is there any truth to these ideas, or is an option like a Real Estate IRA just as valid as any other path to wealth?

To figure it out, we’ll have to cut straight through the clutter. Let’s debunk three misconceptions about retirement investment in real estate right off the bat.

Misconception #1: The Real Estate IRA is Unpredictable

True: real estate is an investment that comes with risk. But if you know of any investments that don’t involve risk, please, tell the world—because we’d like to hear it.  Read More→

How To Do More With Less

Posted on August 7, 2017 by

If you’ve been reading my articles then you know that I like to write about philosophy and self-help topics more than the topic of investing and there is a reason for this. Even though I love to talk deals, in my experience I have found no matter what you are investing in, the act of investing is just another piece of the puzzle in the grand scheme.

We spend our days investing in lots of things. Many times, we spend so much time focusing on what we should be doing, how we should be acting and who we should be associating with that we get wrapped up in almost a mindless pattern fixated on material acquisitions.

Again, I go back to the idea that there is no sanctuary that you will arrive at. You won’t wake up and just be a different person that has a bunch of money and lives all the desires that you want. Even if you became a millionaire overnight in stocks, you still had to work for that change.  Read More→

Make Sure You Always Keep ALL Avenues of Communications Open If You Want to Keep Your Name Good In the Real Estate Business.

What an interesting thing to say.  Making sure you always stay in communication with everyone you have any type of financial obligations with. This is a subject that has caused much unneeded anxiety and stress that is totally not necessary if both people involved in every financial situation continually have open communications regardless of the status of the transaction they are involved in.

Over the years having been both a private Lender and a Landlord it has been my experience when life and unforeseen situations arise and the tenant or the borrower find themselves with a shortage of money to pay the obligations they originally agreed to pay, communications often stop. Somehow the tenant or borrower finds the money to pay for personal items such as their cell phone bill, their cable television bill, their car payment and eating out periodically or going out on the town.  Read More→

Mayor Kasim Reed Blowing Smoke

Posted on August 7, 2017 by

Mayor Kasim Reed is a short-sighted politician.  Thank goodness for term limits.

Mayor Kasim Reed says he is concerned about affordable housing. In a recent AJC article, Mayor Reed used terms like “predatory purchasing”. I believe this slanderous name calling only causes separation and stirs up animosity between the sellers and investor buyers. I am upset about this article where Mayor Reed said that investors are using predatory purchases to acquire houses and force the property values to go up, so there is no longer affordable housing in Atlanta.

If the city of Atlanta is going to point fingers they need to look at the predatory purchase of the surrounding land, which now houses the Falcons Stadium. My understanding is the city of Atlanta did threaten eminent domain in order to get that stadium in place. I did like the powers to be forcing that move though. Even if it will displace 30 properties of affordable housing. I think the Atlanta Mayor must have been referring to the investors that buy single family houses as predatory purchasers, not the commercial buyers. But that is another article.  Read More→

You work hard to make sure your QuickBooks data is accurate. Make sure it’s safe, too.

Your QuickBooks company file contains some of the most sensitive information on your computer. You may have customers’ credit card numbers and employees’ Social Security numbers. An intruder who captured all that data could create tremendous problems for you and a lot of other people.

That’s probably the worst-case scenario. But other situations could also spell disaster for your business, which  involve losing your company data through fraud, hacking, or simple technical failures.

We can’t overstate the vital importance of protecting your QuickBooks company file, especially your customer and payroll information. Whether someone steals it or it’s inaccessible for another reason, it’s gone. Keeping your business going after such a loss would be very difficult – maybe even impossible.

Here’s what we suggest to prevent that.  Read More→

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Atlanta Georgia Real Estate Investors Association (Atlanta Ga REIA) is a local group of real estate investors and other real estate professionals who meet on a regular basis to stay informed, educated, network, share resources, exchange information, and buy, sell, rent, manage, renovate and trade real estate.

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