Archive for August, 2010

Late Nite Networking for Real Estate ProfessionalsMonday, September 1st is Late Nite Networking at 8:00 PM at the Cheyenne Grill in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center on Peachtree Street in Atlanta just south of Lindberg Dr. I’ve been told that the Management at the Cheyenne Grill (Mike Gross and his partners) have renovated the room we normally meet in since our last meeting, so we are all looking forward to seeing the new changes. We will be giving away several prices this month that you must be present to win. Be sure to bring your business cards to you can get in on the drawing and have plenty of cards for sharing and networking.

Also, we now have 3 Late Nite Networking Events you need to know about and attend: Read More→

Atlanta REIA Main Monthly MeetingHey everyone, our next Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance Meeting is on Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 5:30 PM at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell GA. Yes, this is the Labor Day holiday for all of you with J.O.B.s. But for the rest of us, Labor Day is just another day since every day is a job free holiday. So if you have a job, enjoy the weekend and better part of Monday with your friends and family, and then come out and join us at 5:30 PM and celebrate what may be your Last Labor Day. Then you can spend the rest of the year working with your new real estate investor association to achieve the financial freedom you want and deserve so you can “lose your job” and join the ranks of the “self unemployed”! We are absolutely not suggesting that you quit your job, but that you do indeed start to work toward financial independence through real estate investing. As you know, many investors make more money off a single deal or two than many of their friends and family members make all year and you can too!

At our next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Sept 6th, we will not only be celebrating your last Labor Day, but we will also be announcing our new membership programs, how you can become a charter member and we also want to get your input on our upcoming educational programs for the next year. After all, at Atlanta REIA, your real estate success is our mission and we want to give you what you want and need. So come out and join us on Labor Day!

Stefan Kasian

Posted on August 23, 2010 by

Stefan KasianDr. Stefan Kasian is a Professor of Psychology, published author, and international public speaker.

After a brief stint on Wall Street, he has directed several companies to buy, sell, and manage residential and commercial real estate investments. He has published dozens of articles and several books, including Auction Fever: Winning Strategies to Buy, Sell and Rent Real Estate which he co-authored with New York Times best-selling author Dr. Dolf de Roos, and Dream homes: When dreams seem to predict real estate sales, in which he interviewed ten individuals who experienced prophetic dreams that led to their subsequent acquisition of real estate. Read More→

Dear Real Estate Investor and Respected Client,

Stefan KasianLet’s face facts. Credit repair doesn’t work anymore. I’m sure you have tried or at least heard of Lexington Law Firm. The letter writing paper mill that churns out letter after letter for you. They mail it to the credit bureaus in hopes some minimum wage employee reading it will help remove that late or charge off for you.

That may have worked years ago. But bureaus have tightened up. And wised up. Unfortunately most credit repair programs use that same old outdated technology that doesn’t work. Believe me, I’ve tried them. I have the same clients you do, that need help getting financed, and until they get financed, that’s a $17,000.00 profit check I don’t have in my hands. And it’s usually credit problems holding them back.

So if you have poor credit or know someone who does, this spells bad news for you. It means your situation isn’t about to improve any time soon. Until now. Read More→

Atlanta REIA is an Atlanta Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, but is not the same as the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, Inc. (GAREIA.ORG). Atlanta REIA is a totally separate Atlanta Georgia Real Estate Investors Association from the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, Inc.

Some people ask if we are a Georgia Real Estate Investors Association subgroup or subchapter, but we are NOT. Atlanta REIA is NOT a subgroup or subchapter of the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, Inc. Atlanta REIA is completely independent from Georgia Real Estate Investors Association and always will be.

Others ask if we are a splinter group of Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, but we are not… not really. While it is true that we formed several REIA groups due to our own personal ambitions, we wish to remain close allies with Georgia Real Estate Investors Association and help the organization and its membership while having the flexibility of doing our own thing. Read More→

Atlanta REIA North Monthly MeetingAtlanta REIA North is a new subchapter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance, an Atlanta Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, that meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia in North Gwinnett County just a few miles from the Mall of Georgia. This meeting is strategically located to serve Buford, Dacula, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Sugar Hill, Cumming, Duluth, Flowery Branch, Gainesville and other areas.

Like the Main Atlanta REIA Monthly Meeting, this subchapter will be led by Dustin Griffin and Gordon Catts and will focus on a wide variety of cutting edge real estate investing strategies with a special emphasis on Internet Marketing and Technology for the modern day “High Tech Investor”.

Our first Atlanta REIA North Monthly Meeting, TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 17th at 6:00 PM, Dustin will be teaching you “How to Establish a Strong Search Engine Presence Quickly, So You Can Dominate Your Competition Online in Weeks, Not Years!” Can your customers easily find your business on Google, Yahoo and Bing when they search for you or your services? Are you listed on the first page of the search engines for popular search phrases? If not, come find out how you can be as we kick off our Atlanta REIA North Meeting. There is a $5.00 cover charge at the door to help support our new group.

Late Nite Networking for Real Estate ProfessionalsImmediately after the Atlanta REIA North Monthly Meeting, we will reconvene at 8:30 PM at the Mall of Georgia Taco Mac for the “meeting after the meeting”, also known as Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network and have fun with us! Read More→

The Fuller Center of Atlanta’s President, Mark Galey, and Jeff Nix provides a video tour of the Vacant Property Security (VPS) system that was donated to the Fuller Center’s renovation project at 10 Gould Street in Lakewood Heights. Thanks Mark and Jeff for the demo and thanks Vacant Property Security, Inc. for the use of the system on the project. Read More→

Fuller Center of Henry CountyMark Galey and Shane Persaud attended our Atlanta REIA South Meeting last night in Stockbridge, GA and announced that they have opened a new Fuller Center for Housing in Henry County. As you know, Atlanta REIA is a proud sponsor of the Fuller Center of Atlanta. With the opening of this new Fuller Center in McDonough, we also look forward to working with them to help eliminate substandard housing for needy families by rebuilding, renovating and repairing their homes. We hope you will get involved and lend a hand too! See our Events Calendar for the Fuller Center Saturday Volunteer Workdays. For additional information, see the Fuller Center of Atlanta Website or the Fuller Center of Henry County Website. Read More→

We had a great turnout at last night’s Atlanta REIA South Meeting in Stockbridge, GA. Special guests, Mark Galey, President of the Fuller Center of Atlanta, and Shane Persaud, President of the Fuller Center of Henry County, both residents of McDonough attended last night’s meeting. Mark talked about the Fuller Center of Atlanta’s relationship with Atlanta REIA and our recent work on Project Lakewood and how members can get involved and help us rebuild, renovate and repair homes for some of Atlanta’s most needy citizens. Shane talked about the brand new Fuller Center of Henry County that he just started and some of their recent accomplishments on Project McDonough. Atlanta REIA and Atlanta REIA North & South look forward to working with the Fuller Center on both Project Lakewood and Project McDonough. We hope you will get involved and lend a hand too! For more info, see the Fuller Center of Atlanta Website or the Fuller Center of Henry County Website.

Our main guest speaker this month was Dustin Griffin (Local Investor, Trainer, Website Developer, Internet Marketer and President of Atlanta REIA) who spoke on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for real estate professionals and “How to Establish a Strong Internet Presence Quickly, So You Can Dominate Your Competition Online in Weeks, Not Years!” Read More→

We’ve been busy since starting our new Atlanta REIA group back in mid June 2010. This post is designed to keep you updated on what we’ve been up to lately. Be sure to check to Join Our Email List so we can email you all of our latest updates and event notifications.

We Have 3 New Atlanta REIA Meetings

You now have 3 ways opportunities to stay plugged in to our Atlanta REIA  group for all your real estate information, training, networking and community service needs!

  1. Atlanta REIA Main Meeting is held on the 1st Monday of the month at 5:30 PM at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell, GA.
  2. Atlanta REIA North Meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, in Buford, GA.
  3. Atlanta REIA South Meeting is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM at Ryan’s Restaurant in Stockbridge, GA.

Atlanta REIA South Meets Thurs, Aug 11th @ 6:30PM

Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingAt our August 12th Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting in Stockbridge, Dustin Griffin (a Local Investor, Trainer, Website Developer, Internet Marketer and President of Atlanta REIA) will be teaching you “How to Establish a Strong Internet Presence Quickly, So You Can Dominate Your Competition Online in Weeks, Not Years!”

Atlanta REIA North Meets Tues, Aug 17th @ 6:00PM

Atlanta REIA North Monthly MeetingIn case you could not make our South Meeting, you will get a 2nd opportunity to hear Dustin Griffin talk about how you can easily start to dominate your local competition online in a few short weeks rather than years by using simple, easy-to-implement internet marketing techniques! Come learn how to leverage of the power of the Internet so you can get more leads and more deeds and stay a step ahead of your competition. There will be Late Nite Networking at the Mall of Georgia Taco Mac following the meeting at 8:30 PM.

Come Network with Other Real Estate Professionals!

Late Nite Networking for Real Estate ProfessionalsWe now have 3 opportunities for you to come network with us and other Atlanta area real estate professionals. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with us!

  1. Late Nite Networking Main Meetup is held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 8:00 PM at the Cheyenne Grill located at 2391 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30305.
  2. Late Nite Networking Atlanta REIA Meetup is held on the 1st Monday of the month at 8:30 PM in the lounge of the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell GA following the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting.
  3. Late Nite Networking North Meetup is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8:30 PM at the Mall of Georgia Taco Mac following the Atlanta REIA North Meeting.

Our New AtlantaREIA.com Website is Online

Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance - Atlanta REIAYou might not have noticed since it is so new, but AtlantaREIA.com has been online for almost two weeks now. We’ve been working hard to lay a solid online foundation from which to build our new group. For now, AtlantaREIA.com serves as our official website to see our scheduled meetings, seminars, workshops and networking events as well as our volunteer community service workdays with the Fuller Center of Atlanta. Soon we will be adding our new webinar schedule, podcasts as well as our new, private, Member Only, REIA Manager Membership Site.

Subscribe to Our Atlanta REIA Mailing List

Join Atlanta REIA Email ListWe’ve added an Email Updates subscription box to the upper right-hand corner of most pages on the AtlantaREIA.com website. Here you can join our mailing list to receive our Atlanta REIA Newsletter and email updates and stay connected and update on what’s going on at Atlanta REIA. Join Today so you don’t miss a thing!

Subscribe to Our Atlanta Blog Update Email List

Atlanta REIA Blog Update FeedWe’ve also added a Blog Updates subscription box to the upper right-hand corner of most pages on the AtlantaREIA.com website. Here you can sign up to have Google Feedburner email you an update when we update our Atlanta REIA Blog. FeedBurner also makes it easy to receive content updates in My Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and other news readers in addition to email updates. Click on the RSS Feed icon to the right for more info.

Follow Atlanta REIA Online

Not only do we like to network in person at our Atlanta REIA and Late Nite Networking Meetups, but we like to socialize via social networking online too! Follow us and we’ll follow you back so you can expand your social network. You can be a friend and follow us online at the following sites:

Kimberlee Frank of Foreclosures Gone WildDo you need to get your Short Sales through Faster? Are you unsure why your short sale is taking so long? Have you submitted all the documents and it seems like the mortgage company has put the brakes on your deal? Join Super Smart Power Hour with Kimberlee Frank a licensed Real Estate Broker/Investor who will share the secrets of her success to get the short sale approved faster than before. The mortgage industry has changed and it has caused a delay in getting your files approved. Learn what additional forms are necessary to get them accepted quickly. Kimberlee will be sharing with us all the latest tips and tricks on short sales and answer your questions on this monthly webinar. Join us on the webinar on first Tuesday of every month!

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Dustin GriffinWith the rapid growth of the Internet over the past 10 years and millions and millions of sites competing for the coveted top 10 listings on popular search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and others, a good website alone is no longer adequate to compete for your fair share of Internet leads. If you want to dominate your local competition online by dominating the top 10 search engine listings for your targeted key word searches, you must do MORE than everyone else and do it BETTER! Read More→

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