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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 - February 2015The February 2015 Edition of The Profit Newsletter is available for download just in time for our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on February 2nd. 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. Be sure to Subscribe to The Profit by Email or Subscribe to The Profit by Text so you don’t miss a single issue.

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Mon, February 2nd at 5:00 PM in Norcross, GA
Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting
& Vendor Trade Show
Feb 2nd @ Atlanta Unity, Norcross, GA
Make Big Money with Unwanted, Vacant, Distressed Properties
With Special Guest, Reggie Brooks

Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge. This month,
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $20 or Pay $25 at the Door.

Reggie BrooksWe are excited to announce that Reggie Brooks will be our special guest speaker at our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Monday, February 2nd at Atlanta Unity located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Norcross, GA. Reggie is the foremost vacant, abandoned and distressed property specialist in the USA. He is also an international speaker, author and educator, dedicated to inspiring others to achieve personal success through real estate investing.

Having risen above a life of poverty, Reggie has achieved what many people consider to be impossible… making over $40,000 per month in his real estate business. At the meeting, Reggie will teach his personal philosophies and strategies for success.

You’ll learn how to make thousands of dollars over and over again so you can call your own shots and write your own ticket in your own life. He will teach you how you can quickly and easily explode your income with unwanted, vacant and distressed properties, without money, credit, or a job! You will learn how to automate the process of finding the properties, the owners and create a profitable business where you get sellers chasing you, rather than the other way around.

Here’s some of what you will learn at the meeting…

  • How to make $10,000 by next 30 days on an unwanted, vacant property!
  • How to use Government Programs that help other people while you make substantial profits.
  • How to use the Internet to invest in real estate – from the comfort of your own home.
  • Uncover hidden value in properties that even seasoned investors overlook!
  • How to invest with no cash or credit!
  • Insider secrets that the professional investors use to turn $15,000 profits into $50,000 profits and more.
  • Hot new tips and insights into how the professionals find deals in today’s competitive market!
  • Strategies you could be using right now to create bigger profits and increased cash flows!
  • How to profit from properties that most real estate investors consider worthless!
  • And much, much more!

Come join Reggie and the rest of us at the Atlanta REIA Meeting on Monday, February 2nd at 5PM at Atlanta Unity located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Norcross, GA to learn how to profit from investing in unwanted, vacant, distressed properties.

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge. This month,
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $20 or Pay $25 at the Door.

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A 4 NIGHT STAY IN CANCUN: All participants who attend the Atlanta REIA Meeting will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 5 Day, 4 Night Stay in Cancun! *You must be present at the meeting to win. Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

*Meeting Day Agenda
5:00 pm: Meeting-Before-the-Meeting with Rock Shukoor & Russ Hiner
5:00 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking
6:15 pm: Updates & Announcements
6:30 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Networking Break
7:20 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways
7:30 pm: Main Presentations Guest Speakers
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking at Three Dollar Cafe

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

5:00 PM in the Main Lobby
Monthly Vendor Trade Show

Dylon Ross with XfinityAt 5:00 PM in the Main Lobby, we have a Vendor Trade Show that lasts throughout the meeting where you can come out and meet many of our participating Business Members and Vendor Guests who help sponsor our meeting. See a full list of our vendors and sponsors below as they are added.

Vendor tables are limited, so any vendors wanting to reserve a table for the meeting can RSVP for a Vendor Table here. Vendor tables are reserved and setup on a first-come, first-serve basis.

6:15 PM in the Main Meeting Room
What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA

Dustin GriffinStarting at 6:15 PM, Dustin Griffin kicks off the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting with updates and announcements. Dustin covers what’s happening at Atlanta REIA in the upcoming weeks and months such as upcoming workshops, webcasts, special events, members benefits and much more! Be sure to be in the main meeting room at 6:15 PM for your chance to be one of the first to receive a printed copy of The Profit Newsletter while supplies last.

6:30 PM in the Main Meeting Room
Haves & Wants Marketing Session

Joe ThompsonAt approximately 6:30 PM, Joe Thompson will be hosting the Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session which gives our members the opportunity to quickly market deals they HAVE and to find deals they WANT. We also give our business members the opportunity to get up and say a few words about their businesses. Members who want to participate in the Haves & Wants Marketing Session must bring your flyers and get to the meeting early to get on Joe’s list of participants.

9:30 PM @ Three Dollar Cafe, 6050 Peachtree Pkwy, Norcross
Late Nite Networking at Three Dollar Cafe

Three Dollar CafeAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at Three Dollar Cafe located at 6050 Peachtree Pkwy #100 in Norcross, GA at 9:30 PM for the Late Nite Networking and the “Meeting-After-The-Meeting”!

There is no charge for Atlanta REIA Members or guests to attend Late Nite Networking at the Three Dollar Cafe, so bring a friend and head on down to Late Nite Networking! Just be sure you order food and beverages from the cafe and please tip their wait staff generously.

Participating Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Reserve a Vendor Table Here

Networth Realty of Atlanta, LLCNetworth Realty of Atlanta, LLC – A licensed, full-service residential wholesale brokerage that specializes in finding quality wholesale properties and making them available to you. Read More>>

American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry.
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Halperin Lyman, LLCHalperin Lyman, LLC – A transactional real property law firm devoted to providing the full spectrum of non-litigation related real estate legal and consulting services to its clientele. Read More>>

Goldmine Properties, Inc.Goldmine Properties, Inc. – As Atlanta’s first full service real estate wholesaler, we offer wholesale property at 65% loan to value, with financing available. Purchase price and repairs are 65% of certified after repaired appraisal. Read More>>

Advanta IRA AdministrationAdvanta IRA Administration – With the help of your local Advanta IRA staff, use your IRA to invest in assets you know, understand and control, such as real estate, notes & mortgages, private placements, and much more! Read More>>

Lima One Capital, LLCLima One Capital, LLC – A fully capitalized, direct lender for residential real estate investors and homebuilders. We are fully capitalized and our team prides itself on closing loans quickly for our clients. Read More>>

The Small Business AdvisorThe Small Business Advisor – A full service small business consulting firm specializing in QuickBooks with a wide variety of specialized services, trainings and products for small businesses. Read More>>

Craftbuilt, Inc.Craftbuilt, Inc. – We are a Metro Atlanta design-build construction firm specializing in whole-structure renovations, restorations, and new construction. No matter what the situation, we are up to the challenge! Read More>>

CRS DataCRS Data – We offer comps from the MLS & FSBO’s, custom searches, property tax records, interactive maps, sales & mortgage info, real estate valuations, mailing lists & more. Read More>>

DirectBuy of AtlantaDirectBuy of Atlanta – We are a private members-only buying club that gives you huge buying power by eliminating mark-up and the middleman, saving you thousands of dollars and up to 50% or more over retail and online sales prices. Read More>>

Georgia Home DealsGeorgia Home Deals – Jack Kudron of Georgia Home Deals offers professional counseling on buying, selling, renovating and refinancing investment properties. He also offers a wide variety of wholesale and lease/option deals. Read More>>

Century 21 Results Realty ServiceCentury 21 Results Realty Service (Scott Swanson) – Century 21 Results Realty Services is like no other real estate company and that is our promise to clients and customers. Our associates are the experts in the Atlanta area.

Air Conditioning Experts, Inc.Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. – For all your air conditioning services throughout Atlanta, contact Air Conditioning Experts. We have all the training and experience necessary to ensure the success of your home cooling system.

Island REIA Winter RetreatIsland REIA Winter Retreats – Dave Biddison from Dream Trips will be at the Meeting to tell you about our first annual Island REIA Winter Retreat that we just returned from as well as our upcoming Island REIA Summer Retreat which is just around the corner. Read More>>

Atlanta Carpet ServicesAtlanta Carpet Services, Inc. – Providing carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile, ACS is dedicated to every aspect of your floor covering needs from initial consultation to the sale and follow-up services. Read More>>

Fuller Center for Housing of Greater AtlantaFuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta – A faith-driven, Christ-centered, non-profit organization dedicated to providing adequate shelter for people in need in the Greater Atlanta area. Read More>>

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Sat, January 31, 9am-5pm – Buford, GA
Deal Structuring Workshop
A Full Day Workshop with Don DeRosa
January 31, 9AM-5PM
1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA

Attendees Get Don’s Creative Deal Structuring Manual!

Creative Deal Structuring ManualWould you like to learn how to structure deals so you can buy houses with little or none of your own cash and none of your own credit? 15 hours a week. That’s all you need.

Imagine… taking any seller lead and being able to create a winning deal out of it… Making thousands of dollars where you thought there were none. No more wasted marketing dollars. No more wasted phone calls. No more wasted time.

Join Don DeRosa at the Creative Deal Structuring Workshop on Saturday, January 31st from 9AM to 5PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA where he will with you the state-of-the-art tools and techniques you’ll use to evaluate deals and figure out how to make them work – so you can work less and spend more time where you want, when you want and with whom you want.

What you will learn:

  • How to become a “mindreader” to find exactly what the seller’s hot buttons are  (so you can craft a deal the seller “wants” to take!)
  • What your numbers need to be so that you make profit EVERY time
  • How to make multiple offers to increase your chances of creating WIN/WIN deals
  • How to use Don’s patented “Green means ‘GO’, Red means ‘NO’” tools to negotiate for you  (so that you never let your emotions talk you into making a bad deal!) 
  • How you can communicate and explain your entire offer with a person who doesn’t speak your language.  (Even if you barely passed English and have never taken a foreign language class!)
  • When to use “Subject To”, Owner Finance, Wrap Around Mortgages, Options, Lease Options Techniques, etc.

Don will walk through actual deals step-by-step and he’ll show you how to easily evaluate the lead, determine your exit strategy, structure the deal, negotiate with the seller, and get the paperwork done in a snap. 

It’s an amazing time to be a real estate investor.  Don’t look back 5 years from now and wish you had acted.  Learn how to buy right… Learn to Make More and Work Less, Right Now!

Register Now!

PLEASE NOTE: Workshop date, time and location are subject to change. Workshop prices will increase to $59.95/person for Gold Members, $89.95/person for Silver Members and $129.95/person for Non-Members after early registration expires.

Rehabbing For Bigger Profits

Posted on January 30, 2015 by

Roger SalamA thorough inspection of the subject property will serve as a basis from which to begin the rehabilitation. Until you are experienced enough to perform this inspection yourself, it is wise to seek the services of a competent professional. Most contractors will give you a free estimate of repairs when they know they stand a chance of getting the job.

You may consider exercising your option to do the work yourself. In the beginning, it might be worth while to spend your time working on your properties, but as the number of properties you own increases, you’ll be better served to delegate your fix up work to some one else, while you focus on finding more deals. If you are going to do a fair amount of work on your properties, always keep in mind that if you’re not a plumber, electrician, roofer, carpenter or such, don’t try to tackle jobs that are beyond your skill level. Leave those jobs for the professionals.

Another word of caution. Many times you’ll find that a little cosmetic repair will bring a property back to life, thus saving you lots of money. It is important not to over-rehabilitate your project. If the property is in a low to moderate income neighborhood, the amount of money you spend on such items as flooring, plumbing fixtures, door hardware, etc. would probably be lower than that of a property in a high dollar neighborhood. Read More→

The Real Estate “Dance” – Part 2

Posted on January 30, 2015 by

Dancing… and Real Estate? What gives?

What? You still want to know what else dancing & real estate investing have in common?

Ok, lest ye forget what we had talked about in our last article, I’ll give you a quick reminder. After all, it’s been a month already, right? And let’s get all the new kids caught up to speed, too…

When I upgraded my profession from a Ballroom Dance Instructor to a Real Estate Investor many years ago, I noticed that these seemingly different businesses had some things in common, namely:

1. You have to LEAD;

2. You have to deal with OBSTACLES;

3. You’ve gotta have RHYTHM;

4. You need BALANCE; and…

5. You’ve gotta have the right PARTNER!

Remember all those? If not, just go get last month’s issue of this publication… it’s all there!

But guess what? We’re not done yet! Yes, just when you thought it was safe to get back on the dance floor, I have 5 more things to share with you. Ready? Read More→

The Fatal Flaw

Posted on January 30, 2015 by

After spending almost 30 years teaching good folks how to use real estate to take their life back, I’ve learned there’s a very short list of things that stop some from rapid growth. In fact, it even keeps some from developing a life-long career and separates them from financial freedom.

With today’s automation and systemization, there’s only a few things for the real estate business owner to do. Everything else should be done by someone or something else, thus freeing up your time to focus on the business—not be a slave to it.

However, if these few things aren’t set up and put on auto pilot, it’s the kiss of death, and many owners spend years doing stupid, nonproductive stuff or worse, quit and go chase another shiny object.

The ones who get it and actually do what they’re taught excel quickly and start making money without a major interruption to their current job or profession. All my seven figure annual earners clearly understand this basic principal and did what it took to get automated. Read More→

Do YOU Have the Time?

Posted on January 30, 2015 by

We all have 24 hours in a day, right? No one has more or less. And some people are successful investors, right? Is that because they have more time than you do? Do they have 26 hours in a day?

This sounds silly, doesn’t it? Then why do so many people say that they just don’t have enough time to achieve success?

Are you one of these people? Do you say that you don’t have enough time?

Understand that time is a resource. Once it is gone, there is no getting it back. Time is not bigoted, racist, or only for the rich and beautiful. You can’t bank a few minutes. There is no going back. Everyone everywhere has the exact same amount and gets to spend it however they choose.

So how do you choose to spend your time? 8 hours sleeping… 3 hours eating…8 hours working…1 hour commuting. .. 1 hour with family… 1.5 hours getting ready to… that leaves just a short 1.5 hours to change your life. This must change if you are to succeed. Read More→

Did you know that every month, within 5 miles of your home, there’s a $15,000 net-profit deal waiting to be had? The hard part is finding it, and then knowing how to creatively structure it into a big-profit deal. There won’t be a large sign in the yard that reads: Stop Here – $15,000 Deal Inside!

A common mistake made by many would-be real estate investors is to run a We Buy Houses ad, then sit back and wait for the phone to ring. A truth: The phone rarely rings! Because of this, most new investors go out of business long before they find their first deal!

To succeed at real estate investing, you must get face-to-face with sellers on a regular basis. The fastest, cheapest and most effective way to accomplish this all-important task is to simply knock on sellers’ doors and ask why they’re selling.

In addition to door-knocking, you must continually learn creative deal structuring techniques from experienced real estate investors. The best creative deal structurer I know is Pete Fortunato. With nearly 50 years of deal-making experience under his belt, he’s the master!

To show you how to make the impossible deals not only possible, but also very profitable, let’s look at one that Kim and I just completed. Read More→

Not If, But When?

Posted on January 30, 2015 by

“One of the most feared expressions in modern times is ‘The computer is down.’”~ Norman Ralph Augustine

One night I got a panicky call from my cousin Marv. He was about to put the last, finishing touches on a presentation he had been working on for weeks. He powered up the computer, waiting for the usual stuff to flash across the screen. Something flashed, all right: a big, blue, blank screen. Everything was just gone. Marv told me he didn’t think it could happen to him. “I mean, I’m careful! I don’t open links on suspicious emails, and I don’t click on ads unless I’m sure of the source.”

“Well, that’s good,” I told him. “Give me your boot disk and I’ll see what I can do.”

“What?” The look on Cousin Marv’s face was as blank as that awful blue screen.

“Okay, how about backups?” I asked. Maybe we could at least get his presentation back.

Marv smiled. “Oh, I’ve got that! I always keep a spare copy of important documents. On my computer.” His face fell. “Oh.”

For a minute there, I felt a little superior. Really, no backup? But then I had to remind myself that I’ve been sloppy about backups, too, from time to time. I’ve lost documents. I’ve seen the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. What an awful feeling! Read More→

Here we are already in the second month of what I believe is going to be a bumper year for real estate investors. For real estate investors who decide that they need to change the way they are trying to buy houses, many have little success without available affordable financing.

Did you see the movie Groundhog Day? In the movie events kept repeating themselves over and over. Today I am seeing this very same thing happening to real estate investors. Many investors today are still trying to do exactly what they did in the past and it still isn’t working for them. Most of these investors are getting what most of the other investors who lack the ability to borrow money are getting which isn’t very much. Many of these beginning investors are struggling to make little money, most are just going through the motions of what they were taught by some guru.

I just spent 5 days teaching with Robyn Thompson at her Junkers to Millions boot camp and I was amazed to hear her students who are totally unaware of any method of buying houses other than getting institutional financing to buy houses. I discussed this with most of her audience during my time at the boot camp and found that over 75% of those attending were unable to get any type of institutional financing for one reason or another. Does this sound familiar for you too? Read More→

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me in the real estate business is how many investors leave hundreds or thousands of dollars on the table at closing due to errors in the closing documents. This is an area where many investors need to be educated. Many times investors get excited about the bottom line and forget to check the figures on the documents.

It is a mistake to assume that the HUD or closing statement is correct or that the closing documents are correct. The person preparing the closing statement can make mistakes. In addition, the person preparing the closing statement and documents is using figures that they have acquired from other people who could also make mistakes, such as the insurance company, the Realtors, the lender, home inspection service, or the surveyor.

You need to take the time to read all the documents carefully before closing on any deal. I have personally seen errors on the HUD at almost every closing I have ever been part of. Many investors only look at the bottom line and think “yes that’s enough money” but they fail to look at the whole closing statement, and in doing so possibly leave thousands at the table. I just had a closing take place recently where there was a mistake of a thousand dollars on the HUD. They put one of the buyer’s expenses on my side of the closing statement. I don’t know about you, but I think a thousand dollars is a lot of money to leave behind when you are entitled to it. Read More→

In the past several months, Wells Fargo has taken on a new policy wherein they want a copy of all lien releases for any outstanding liens on the property PRIOR to submitting the file to the negotiator for review. They are now pulling their own title work and reviewing it to make sure that all liens are being reported to them. This may cause a huge battle because often the Second Lender will not approve the lien release until they have the written approval from the First.

I have always said that Wells Fargo is one of the strictest Banks that requires a crazy amount of paperwork for them to move forward. We recently had a file wherein the second mortgage, even though they had a second mortgage on the property, took the Sellers to court on the Note and received a Final Judgment against them. The seller was even garnished. However, in Florida, if you are head of household, you can stop the garnishments if you do not agree with the garnishment, so that ended. We have been fighting with a Negotiator that cannot put the second mortgage payoff and the Final Judgment Payoff together as one.

The Bank Negotiator keeps asking for another payoff from Citi Financial which is both the second mortgage and the Final Judgment Plaintiff. She just can’t get it thru her head! We have gone over her head multiple times to a supervisor and she refuses to submit our file. I requested a copy of her title work so we could see what she is seeing, but she just keeps sending us the recorded page number of the Judgment. We have contacted Citi Financial and they said yes this payoff includes the mortgage and the Final Judgment. We have asked Citi Financial to state that in their letter but they complain that this is a standard letter and it will not be tailored to the request of the First Mortgage Company. Read More→

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