Archive for January, 2011

Gordon CattsLearn insider secrets of locating property, lenders and other investors, as well as how to research ownership and mortgage information, sales prices, liens and judgments, etc. We will take an actual tour of the courthouse! Courthouse records are easily accessible and offer a variety of opportunities. We will find property owners of vacant properties. Locate legal descriptions of properties. Find out sales prices before making an offer. Find out about private lenders. See what liens and judgments are outstanding against the property before making an offer. Find out what else the seller/buyer owns. We will go into the Deed Record room, examine the books as well as go into the tax assessors domain to determine how to track down ownership of vacant properties.

“Courthouse Field Trip”
with Gordon Catts on March 25th, 2011
Meet at the Station House in Cumming at 9AM

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Atlanta REIA News for Febuary 1, 2011

Posted on January 31, 2011 by

Atlanta REIA “Charter” Membership Ends Forever
On January 31st at Midnight!

Charter Membership Ends January 31st!

Now is your LAST CHANCE to join the hot new real estate investor club in town that everyone is talking about as a CHARTER MEMBER for as little as $100/year! Our Charter Membership Drive, which began on October 4th, will end on January 31st, 2011. This does not mean that you can’t still become an Atlanta REIA Member, it just means that you will NOT forever be classified as a “Charter” or “Founding Member” of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance. Join Atlanta REIA Now! Again we thank you for your overwhelming support!

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What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA This Week…

Mon, Jan 31 @ 8 AM: Atlanta REIA Master Mind Meeting (NEW!)

Atlanta REIA Mastermind Group(UPDATE: The Mastermind has reached capacity and is now a closed group) Russ Hiner and Beth Fasnacht are teaming up with the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance to form a brand new Real Estate Investor Master Mind Group on January 31st, 2011. They will be meeting held at 8AM at La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe located at 1165 Perimeter Center W (map) in Sandy Springs. Come join us and help shape the future of this new group!

Tue, Feb 1 @ 7 PM: Evening with an Expert Webcast with Scott Scheel

Scott ScheelTuesday’s Evening with a Real Estate Expert Webcast will be with Commercial Real Estate Expert, Scott Scheel. Scott will be discussing why now is such a great time to invest in commercial real estate and how to do it without using your own money or credit. Scott will also be talking about his upcoming appearance our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Feb 7th at the W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter. Register for the Webcast Now!

Wed, Feb 2 @ 6:30 PM: Cashflow Game Night in Buckhead

Atlanta REIA Cash Flow Players GroupCash Flow Players Group Buckhead meets on the 1st Monday of the month at the Cheyenne Grill located at 2391 Peachtree Rd NE in Atlanta, GA (map). Atlanta REIA Members play for FREE and guests for $7. Come eat, drink, play and network with us!

Thu, Feb 3 @ 1:30 PM: Haves & Wants Meeting

Haves and Wants Weekly Meeting for Real Estate Deal MakersThis meeting is a weekly investor’s brainstorming and deal making jam session hosted by Joe Thompson and held at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) inside the Perimeter at the “Prado” in Sandy Springs from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. This group is all about doing deals and making money right now.

Thu, Feb 3 @ 7 PM: Webcast with Andy Heller

Andy HellerLocal Atlanta real estate investor and trainer Andy Heller will be our special guest on Thursday’s Atlanta REIA Webcast at 7PM ET. Andy will be discussing what is happening in Georgia with bank-owned properties that make Georgia the #1 state in the nation for investors to snatch up REOs for pennies on the dollar. Andy is one of the nation’s leading experts on purchasing REOs and we very lucky to have him right here in our back yard. Come hear what he has to say… Register for the Webcast Now!

Mon, Feb 7 @ 5:30 PM: Atlanta REIA Main Meeting with Scott Scheel

Scott ScheelScott Scheel is going to be our guest speaker at our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on February 7, 2011 at the W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter located at 111 Perimeter Center West in Atlanta across the street from Perimeter Mall. Members and guests can arrive early at 5:00 PM and mingle in the hotel lobby and lounge. The Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session will begin at 6:00 PM.

Tue, Feb 8 @ 7:00 PM: East Point Subgroup Meeting

East Point Monthly MeetingThe East Point Subgroup takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Giovanna’s Italian Kitchen located at 1375 Virginia Ave in East Point, GA. The meetings will cover many areas of real estate investing and offers many opportunities of participation by all attendees. Atlanta REIA members can guest can attend at no charge.

Tue, Feb 8 @ 7:00 PM: Real Estate Junkie Webcast

The Real Estate Junkie Webcast with Kimberlee FrankOn the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7PM ET, Kimberlee Frank is going to teach you real world investing strategies and techniques that work in today’s troubled economy and real estate market on the Real Estate Junkie Webcast. Don’t miss your change to learn from home. Register for the Webcast!

Thu, Feb 10 @ 1:30 PM: Haves & Wants Meeting

Haves and Wants Weekly Meeting for Real Estate Deal MakersThis meeting is a weekly investor’s brainstorming and deal making jam session hosted by Joe Thompson and held at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) inside the Perimeter at the “Prado” in Sandy Springs from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. This group is all about doing deals and making money right now.

Thu, Feb 10 @ 3:30 PM: Small Business Group Meeting (NEW!)

Small Business GroupThe Small Business Group is a new educational subgroup, hosted by Karen Bershad, that is designed to help real estate entrepreneurs and other small business owners run their business more efficiently and profitably. The group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the 5 Seasons Brewing at the “Prado” located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, GA inside the Perimeter.

Thu, Feb 10 @ 6:30 PM: Atlanta REIA South Meeting

Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingThe Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting, run by Reggie Jackson, is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at Ryan’s Restaurant located at 5425 North Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, GA (Map). Please show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. Atlanta REIA Members may attend at no charge. Guests may attend for $5.00. Immediately after the meeting, we will reconvene at the Stockbridge Taco Mac (Map) for Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network, learn and have fun with us!

Sat, Feb 19 @ 10 AM: Building a Buyers List Workshop

Dustin GriffinGordon CattsThis workshop, taught by Gordon Catts and Dustin Griffin, is designed to teach attendees how to create and manage a strong buyers list so that they can sell or occupy their investment properties quickly and have buyers and/or renters lined up before the investor ever even purchase a property. Read more about this event →

Sun, Feb 20 @ 1 PM: Social Networking 101 Workshop

Dustin GriffinThis workshop, taught by Dustin Griffin, is designed to teach attendees how to network with other people and businesses online in order to promote themselves, their businesses and Atlanta REIA using various online social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Meetup, Linked In, Realty Join, Skype and much more. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE! Read more about this event →

Mon, Feb 21 @11 AM: Movers & Shakers Lunch Meeting (NEW!)

Movers & Shakers Monthly Lunch MeetingMovers and Shakers is a new educational and networking subgroup led by Gordon Catts for intermediate and advanced investors rather than new investors. The group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at the 5 Seasons Brewing located at 3655 Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta, GA (Map). The doors open at 11:00 AM and the program officially starts at 11:30 AM. Atlanta REIA members can attend at no charge and non-members for $5.00. This month’s meeting is on how to reduce the property taxes on your investment properties.

Mon, Feb 28, @6:30 PM: Atlanta REIA West in Marietta (NEW!)

Atlanta REIA West MeetingThe Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting is our newest group that will be led by Leslie Mathis that is held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company restaurant located at 2710 Canton Road in Marietta, GA. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE and guests for $5.00. Show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM.

See all of our upcoming meeting and events on the Atlanta REIA Calendar→

Atlanta REIA Announcements

Sync Your Outlook or Google Calendar with the Atlanta REIA Calendar

Outlook & Google Calendar SyncYou can now sync your Microsoft Outlook or Google Calendar with our Atlanta REIA Calendar so you can stay in sync and updated on all of our upcoming events. Click here for easy instructions on How to Sync Outlook or Google Calendar with the Atlanta REIA Calendar.

Atlanta REIA’s Top 12 Action Items for Serious Real Estate Investors

Atlanta REIA Action ItemsAtlanta REIA Executive Director, Dustin Griffin, outlined 12 easy ways that active investors can get involved and get in sync with Atlanta REIA and all we do. Click here to Plug In and Get Connected with Atlanta REIA.

Three Webcast Replays Are Now Online

Update: This Mastermind Group has reached capacity and is now a closed group. You may contact Russ or Beth to put your name on the waiting list in case any new spots open up.

Atlanta REIA Mastermind GroupRuss Hiner and Beth Fasnacht are teaming up with the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance to form a brand new Real Estate Investor Master Mind Group on January 31st, 2011. They will be meeting held at 8AM at La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe located at 1165 Perimeter Center W (map) in Sandy Springs.  Come join us and help shape the future of this new group!

Mastermind Mission: Support the Business Owner/Operator in a positive, uplifting, and trusting environment for the mutual benefit of the organization.

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Dustin GriffinWe have scheduled our first Atlanta REIA Internet Marketing 101 Workshop for April 2nd, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA. This workshop, taught by Dustin Griffin, is designed to give attendees a general overview of how to use search engine optimization, search engine marketing, websites, blogging, social networking, social bookmarking, online videos, RSS Feeds and much more to market their business and generate leads online. Atlanta REIA Gold Members can attend for FREE*!

Internet Marketing 101 Workshop

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*PLEASE NOTE: Because seating is limited at this workshop, Atlanta REIA Gold Members must pay a $20 RSVP fee that is fully refundable if they attend this workshop and non-refundable if they do not attend.

Leslie Mathis

Posted on January 30, 2011 by

Leslie MathisLeslie Mathis is a full-time, well-documented, proven real estate investment professional. Leslie buys and sells real estate by maximizing creative techniques to produce substantial profits with little to no risk. She invests by taking the approach that her main focus is on helping her buyers and sellers first, with the income following as a result. It is imperative for her that she creates win-win solutions for all parties involved in her transactions. She has mastered the art of and is a true transaction engineer, buying and selling hundreds of single family residences since her investing career began. Read More→

Karen Bershad

Posted on January 29, 2011 by

Karen BershadKaren Bershad has owned and operated several businesses during her career including a printing company and a remodeling business with her late husband. Having over thirty years of hands on business ownership experience, she learned many things about owning and operating a business and always felt “there has to be a better way”. This was the basis of developing The Small Business Advisor.

All the downsizing and our current economy has encouraged many who have been employees to change hats and become entrepreneurs. What has come to light is, most entrepreneurs know a product or service really well and decide to go into business for themselves, but they don’t know what they don’t know about running a business. Read More→

Andy Heller

Posted on January 26, 2011 by

Andy HellerNeither Andy Heller nor his real estate partner Scott Frank, ever intended to become full time real estate investors. However, in their approximately 40 years of combined real estate investing, they have developed a long term real estate investing strategy that has allowed them to make loads of money while minimizing their time, effort and headaches.

On a part-time basis, while involved in successful non-real estate careers and putting their families first, Scott and Andy have bought, rented and sold approximately 100 homes. Additionally, in many years, they have made more money in their 2-5 hour a week “side real estate investing job” than in their 40+ hour per week day job. Read More→

Mastermind GroupHave you ever sat down with a small group like-minded people with whom you felt like you were mentally connected, that you could think more clearly and that ideas came to you more naturally when you were in their presence. This feeling of mental connectedness is an excellent example of what the late, great Napoleon Hill spoke about in his famous book “Think and Grow Rich”.

Hill said “The mastermind group is a coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony. No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.”

A good mastermind has a synergy of energy, purpose, commitment and excitement that each member brings to the group. Participants constantly raise the bar by challenging each other to brainstorm new ideas, create and implement new goals, stay focused, and provide each other with the ongoing support they need. Working with a group of like-minded, motivated and enthusiastic individuals will definitely help you expand your mind and achieve more than you have ever thought possible.

If you are looking to participate in a mastermind, be sure to check out Atlanta REIA’s new Mastermind Group for Real Estate Investors.

Russ Hiner

Posted on January 26, 2011 by

Russ HinerRuss Hiner is an active real estate investor, coach and mentor. Russ is currently the leader of the Atlanta REIA Creative Deal Structuring Group and co-leader of the Atlanta REIA Mastermind Group. Russ also teaches several Atlanta REIA Workshops throughout the year on a variety of real estate investing topics such as Negotiations, Wholesaling 101, Wholesaling 401, Real Estate 101, Property Management and more.

Russ got started by working as a medical technologist in hospital and manufacturing setting before becoming involved in real estate. One year later the company shut down that department. RUSS lost HIS job! The life lesson was, he needed to work for himself and started the entrepreneurial adventure. Read More→

Scott Scheel

Posted on January 25, 2011 by

Scott ScheelScott Scheel is the nation’s leading authority on creative commercial real estate investment. His unique strategies for investing in apartments, office buildings and retail shopping centers of any size have forever changed the world of successful real estate investing.

Scott is a self educated multi-millionaire entrepreneur and 2 time Congressional Businessman of the year (2004 & 2005) as recognized in the Wall Street Journal. Read More→

Kathy Kennebrook

Posted on January 25, 2011 by

Kathy KennebrookKathy Kennebrook is the ultimate success story. She spent twelve years in the banking industry and another ten in sales logging thousands of miles each year in order to make a living before discovering the world of real estate investing. After attending several real estate investing seminars and real estate investor association meetings, this 4 foot 11 mother of two got really excited and before you know it she’d bought and sold hundreds of properties using none of her own money or credit. Read More→

Beth Fasnacht

Posted on January 25, 2011 by

Beth FasnachtBeth Fasnacht is currently the co-leader of the Atlanta REIA Mastermind Group for Real Estate Investors with Russ Hiner, her mentor/teacher from another real estate educational organization. Beth, the mother of two teen age boys eager to learn more about real estate investing so they can do more to help run the family investing business,  is also creating a new Atlanta REIA training program designed to teach teenagers about real estate investing at an early age. The Teen Real Estate Boot Camp will be starting in the summer of 2011. Read More→

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