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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.

Mon, Feb 20th @ 6:30 PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Let’s Get This Party Started!
with Roger Blankenship on Mon, Feb 20th at Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Roger BlankenshipChoose your Strategy, Find the Money, Find a Deal, Get it Done, Repeat.

With hundreds of real estate investors in the Atlanta market, solid investment properties are getting harder and harder to find. But they are there — you just have know where, when, and how often to look for them.

Join us at the Beginning Investors Group on Monday, February 20th at 6:30PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, GA, where Roger Blankenship is going to tell you how you can prosper even in a challenging situation that is the current Atlanta market.

In this talk he is going to reveal secrets he usually only shares with his students and consulting clients. Whatever your situation — whether you have money, a little money, or no money, whether you have training or not, there is an opportunity waiting for you. Everyone’s circumstances are different. There’s no shame in admitting concerns or fears that have been holding you back.

Roger is going to address them and show you how to conquer them. You’ll hear on TV infomercials or radio ads about someone’s training or proven system or step by step method. Roger is going to show you that while systems and methods can certainly help you out, they are NOT the key. The key is YOU. The magic is not in the system. The magic is in YOU. And he’s going to give YOU both the strategy and the nudge you need.

This is why Roger is going to break it down for you. You’ll learn:

  • How to Select a Strategy that works for you
  • How to know when the best time is to find great deals on properties.
  • How to understand the different avenues available to you for real estate investment
  • Where to go to find the best properties
  • Steps to start marking money in the next 30 days
  • And answers to your questions and much more!

You will leave this event knowing what your next step(s) should be. Stop reading, studying, analyzing, and thinking — Get the Party Started!

RSVP Now!

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

Event Agenda*
6:30 PM: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 PM: Information & Upcoming Events
7:30 PM: Prizes and Giveaways
7:35 PM: Main Presentation with Roger Blankenship
9:05 PM: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupThe 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.

Each month we bring 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 this group is to help new investors get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal.

Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stick around, have some dessert, a drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Tue, Feb 21st @ Noon in Kennesaw, GA
The Onsite Renovation Group
Hands-On Learning “Onsite” at Real Renovation Projects
Tuesday, February 21st at NOON
5990 Due West Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA

Onsite Property

Please join us on Tuesday, February 21st at NOON for the Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) to learn all about finding, funding, fixing, and flipping houses for big profits. This month’s meeting will be held at one of Don DeRosa’s renovation projects located at 5990 Due West Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA which is a very large estate that needs lots of work and updating. Come join us onsite this month, see how the how Don will large home and turn it into a profitable deal.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe 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.

The 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!

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Tue, Feb 21st @ 6:30PM – Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta REIA EPIC Group
Surviving the Tenant Landlord Act in 2017! Don’t Let the Judge Throw the Book at You!
with Attorney James Clifton
February 21st, 6:30PM, Flat Creek Country Club
100 Flat Creek Rd, Peachtree City, GA 30290

Come Join Us for COMPLIMENTARY Appetizers!

Chris & Donna LittletonThe mission of the EPIC Group is to provide a platform for success in Real Estate Investing through Education, Properties, Income and a Community (EPIC) of like minded investors. EPIC is held on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30PM (3rd Tuesday) at the Flat Creek Country Club located at 100 Flat Creek Rd, Peachtree City, GA.The EPIC Group is hosted by successful real estate entreprenuers Donna Littleton, Broker & Co-Owner of Solutions Realty Network, and her husband Chris Littleton. There is no charge for Atlanta REIA Members and currently no charge for non-members as well.

James CliftonThis month’s speaker is James Clifton, the founding member of The Clifton Law Firm, LLC. His areas of focus are real estate, landlord/tenant, foreclosure, probate, wills, trusts, and estates. In addition to his various state licenses in GA, FL, CA & TX, Mr. Clifton is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.

He will be covering:

  • Reviewing the law & changes.
  • How the laws affect you.
  • Law requirements for the property.
  • Compliance issues for you.
  • Surviving move-in and move out of tenants.
  • And more including answers to all your questions!

“As an Attorney, I look forward to sharing my past experiences, which will help you work through major problems and issues with regards to landlords and tenants. I hope to see you there!” ~ James Clifton

EPIC groupYou 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*

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

Come Out on Tuesday, February 21st 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!

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

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Download The Profit Newsletter for February 2017 (PDF)
The February 2017 Edition of
The Profit is Available for Download!

The Profit Newsletter - February 2017The February 2017 Edition of The Profit Newsletter, the official newsletter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance, is now available for download. There are 48 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!

The Profit is Atlanta REIA’s digital, interactive newsletter for serious real estate investors delivered as an Adobe PDF file to read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, iPad or other mobile ready devices. Many of the articles and ads in The Profit contain many hyperlinks you can click to get more information online! The high res version of The Profit is “print ready” for those who want to print the newsletter on their home or business printer.

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How To Jump-Start Your
Real Estate Investing Business in 2017!
3-Day Boot Camp with Don DeRosa
February 24th – 26th from 9AM-7PM at
1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Ste D, Buford, GA

Don DeRosaDon DeRosa is teaching this 3-Day Jump-Start Boot Camp to help get his Coaching Students, Property Protégé Group Members, our REIA Members’ real estate investing business up and running and growing quickly. If you are a new investor or a “new again” investor and really want to make the most of your real estate investing career in 2017, this is a 3-day training boot camp you don’t want to miss!

Day #1 is How to Jump-Start Your Wholesaling Business. On Day #1, Don will teach you how to find distressed, ugly properties and to wholesale them to other “fix and flip” and “buy and hold” investors for nice chunks of fast cash, often in 30 days or less. Read More>>

Day #2 is How to Jump-Start Your Creative Real Estate Investing Business. On Day #2, Don will teach you the “Pretty House” side of the business and how to buy nice houses, in nice neighborhoods with none of your own cash or credit for fast cash up front, monthly cash flow and often huge backend profits. Read More>>

Day #3 is How to Jump-Start Your High Tech Homebuying Business. On Day #3, Don will teach you how to use the latest technology such as PCs, Smart Phones, Tablets and other hardware, software, apps and gadgets to operate, systematize and automate your real estate investing business so you will be leaps and bounds ahead of your competition. Read More>>

Don’t miss this great opportunity to Jump-Start Your Real Estate Investing Business and learn how to buy pretty houses without your own money or credit, how to wholesale distressed properties for fast cash and how to operate and automate your real estate investing business using technology! This exciting and cutting edge training is designed to get your real estate investing business up and running and profitable fast. Register Now and don’t miss out!

Register Now!

You can also purchase any of these 3 events separately or get more detailed information about each event using the links below.

Sign up for all 3 Days of the Jump-Start Your Real Estate Investing Business Boot Camp!

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Wed, Feb 15th at 7PM in Buford, GA
The Property Protégé Group
Starts TONITE, Feb 15 at 7PM at
1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Ste D, Buford, GA
& On Facebook Live
Learn How to Invest in Real Estate with a Team of Like Minded Investors at PPG

Don DeRosaPPG Members, join Don DeRosa on TONITE, Wed, Feb 15h at 7PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA as we kick off our next Property Protégé Group (PPG) training series to jump start your real estate investing business in 2017. If you are unable to attend the meeting tonite in person, we are also streaming the meeting via Facebook Live for PPG Members only at our new PPG Facebook Group.

If you are NOT a PPG Member and are interested in becoming a better, more profitable investor, those of us in PPG are here to help. PPG was created for new investors or existing investors who want to take their investing to the next level. PPG is an annual paid private group coaching program that meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7PM. The first part of the meeting is educational and the second part is where we evaluate your deals and decide if they are a deal or no deal.

If NOT a PPG member and are interested in joining the PPG program, we invite you to attend our first meeting as our guest at no charge so you can check it out. NON-PPG Members, Please RSVP here to attend at no charge. We look forward to seeing you there!

At PPG, we will be coving topics such as:

  • How to locate properties and motivated sellers
  • How to pre-screen sellers and properties
  • How to analyze deals
  • How to determine repair costs
  • How to determine property value before and after repair
  • How to construct multiple offers
  • How to present and negotiate your offers
  • How to put properties under contract and complete the paperwork
  • Where to find the money to fund your deals
  • How to find buyers and sell houses fast
  • Wholesaling and how it works
  • Buying & selling pretty houses with creative terms
  • Finding deals with the most profit potential
  • How to avoid pitfalls and minimize risk
  • How to find leads on your mobile device
  • How to automate and systematize your business using mobile technology
  • And much more!

If you would like to take your investing business to the next level this year, don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the Property Protégé Group!

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!

Roger Blankenship

Posted on February 15, 2017 by

Roger BlankenshipRoger Blankenship devoted the fist twenty five years of his career to the non-profit sector. He rose to national leadership roles with a multi-national non-profit and eventually served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for U.S Operations. His original role was to provide consulting leadership to form educational non-profit centers across the country. Roger consulted with hundreds of communities nationwide and saw the establishment of more than 200 local centers. When he became CFO Roger guided the company through cost-cutting and revenue enhancement measures, bringing the organization back from years of cash flow struggles to positive cash flow in just eighteen months.

Roger’s real estate career began part time in 2002 and he went full-time in 2006. Since then he has personally rehabbed and flipped hundreds of homes across Georgia and into South Carolina. He now provides real estate training and consultation and provides private money loans to other real estate investors. Roger is married to Dianna who he refers to as “the best investment I’ve ever made.” They have five grown children.

I have heard it 100 times over…

That wholesaler, fill in the name, totally ripped me off.  False rehab costs, false appraisals, false inspection reports, false ARV…and on and on.

Last month we talked about experienced wholesalers.  This month, let’s flip it over to the new Buyers.  They are new, excited and hungry.  And they are prime targets to get taken advantage of by some wholesalers.  Unfortunate as it is, there are wholesalers that are less than credible.  I have seen quite a bit of less than ideal advertisements.  Some examples:  Read More→

One of the Questions I am frequently asked by students wanting to implement a direct mail campaign is where to get the lists of sellers to mail to. While there are several resources available, I find they vary greatly in price and in quality of the lists. It is important for you to find a good, reliable source for your lists. When doing direct mail campaigns, their success is going to be based 70% on the list and 30% on the direct mail piece you are using to contact these motivated sellers.

There are a couple of resources for lists that I find to be especially reasonable in price and the quality of the lists is excellent for your use. One of those resources is very easy to find and simple to use use. Just go to your property appraiser, auditor, or assessors’ office and ask them to put the lists together for you. You will need to target specific types of sellers you want to do deals with. If your county is online preparing this list is usually pretty simple for them to do. I will suggest to you that you go down to their office and ask them for their help in person to customize these lists for you. If you just call them, you may get “blown off” by someone who doesn’t want to do the extra work, or you may get someone on the phone who doesn’t understand what it is that you need. I know all of this from personal experience with counties I have worked with. In addition, if you live in a particularly large county, they have plat maps you can look at to subdivide your lists by specific areas you want to mail to. This is just another way for you to hone in on the area and type of seller you want to work with.  Read More→

The Key to Your Profit

Posted on February 6, 2017 by

People from all over the world have a common trait. No matter what the product, the word SALE always draws our attention.

When it comes to real estate, that same line of thinking stands.  The phrase “you make money when you buy, you realize that money when you sell” continues to ring true. The challenge is being able to spot that awesome deal amongst many poor or inadequate deals.  I cannot stress enough proper real estate investing education should be your goal. Using REIA comps to analyze every new deal you do is the avenue that will help you make such a distinction.

There are many people venturing out and searching for additional ways to make additional income.   Investing requires knowledge of different techniques which can be used when trying to buy, sell, negotiate or repair a house.  Having proper investing education to stand on can mean the difference between success and failure.  Read More→

After beefing up its film incentive program in 2008, Georgia has emerged among the top places in the world for film production.  In less than a decade, Georgia has quickly become the “Hollywood of the South” with more movies and TV shows filming in the Peach state than most places around the world. A recent study has put Georgia as the third largest film industry in the world only behind the United Kingdom. However, with the recent BREXIT issues, Georgia’s film industry is expected to exponentially grow and possibly become the number #1 filmmaking location in the world.

For those that don’t know, Georgia gives film, television and digital entertainment a tax credit of up to 30 percent. Georgia’s Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a 20 percent tax credit for companies that spend $500,000 or more on production and post-production in Georgia, either in a single production or on multiple projects with no caps on amount spent. Then, the state grants an additional 10 percent tax credit if the finished project includes a promotional logo provided by the state. If a company has little or no Georgia tax liability, it can transfer or sell its tax credits as well. These credits create significant cost savings for the production companies producing feature films, television series, music videos and commercials, as well as interactive games and animation.  Read More→

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