Archive for July, 2011

Pete YoungsAtlanta REIA invites you to attend a full day learning how to rehab houses for huge profits with “Mr. Rehab” himself, local and national real estate expert, Pete Youngs. You probably know many investors that are making $25,000, $50,000 or even $100,000 per deal by buying properties dirt cheap, fixing them up and selling them for a big profit a few months later. But to make the big money like the pros, you need to have the knowledge and secrets of the pros.

At the Rehabbing 101 Workshop on July 23rd, Pete will teach you all of his tips, tricks and systems in a day crammed full of 20+ years of rehab and renovation experience. He will show you how to buy distressed properties dirt cheap as well as valuable contractor techniques you need to know to lower your fix up or maintenance costs by 50% or even 75% and get the absolute best quote from your contractors! Come spend a full day with Pete where you’ll learn everything from minor cosmetic procedures to enhance the value of a home, to major renovation techniques that will add THOUSANDS to your equity position and net worth.

Atlanta REIA Gold Members can register now for ONLY $10, Silver Members for $15 and Guests for $20.

Rehabbing 101 Workshop
July 23rd at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Ste D, Buford, GA

Register Now!

Here’s just a few topics you’ll learn during the jam-packed Rehabbing 101 Workshop… Read More→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAThis week the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA) is celebrating our 1 Year Anniversary our Main Meeting and Vendor Trade Show on Monday, July 11th. We also have several exciting subgroup meetings this week such as the Creative Financing Group on Wednesday as well as Haves & Wants, the Small Business Group and Atlanta REIA South on Thursday. Read More→

Atlanta REIA Main Meeting,
Vendor Trade Show & 1 Year Anniversary Celebration
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 5:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION to Members & Guests!

Attention Atlanta REIA Members, friends, followers and guests,

The Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance is very excited to announce that on Monday, July 11th at 5:00 PM, we will be having a very special Atlanta REIA Main Meeting & Vendor Trade Show to celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary. We will be meeting at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North located at 7 Concourse Parkway in the Bernstein Ballroom overlooking the hotel pool.

This meeting and celebration is all about YOU, our members, business members, local speakers, trainers and subgroup leaders who have supported us throughout out very successful first year! Their will be plenty of opportunities for you to promote yourself, your deals and your business to our other members and guests. In order to draw out a crowd, we are keeping admission free for members and guests and have a very exciting line up.

Join Atlanta REIA for Only $60 for Your 1st Year & Add a Spouse for Only $25 More!

If you haven’t joined Atlanta REIA as a member yet, now is your chance to join and save big! If you attend our July 11th meeting live and in person, you can join as an Atlanta REIA Silver Member for only $60 (Save $40) and add a spouse for only $25 more (Save $25) for your first year. Again, you must attend our event live and in person to get this special discount.

If you cannot attend our meeting on July 11th, you can Join Atanta REIA as a Silver Member Online now through Monday for $80 (Save $20) and add a spouse for $30 (Save $20) for your first year.

*This special offer is not eligible for Goodwill Ambassador referral fees.

Businesses Join Atlanta REIA for Only $100 for 1st Year & Add a Partner for $25 More!

If you own a business that caters to real estate investors and other real estate professionals and haven’t joined Atlanta REIA as a Business Member yet, now is your chance to join and save big! If you attend our July 11th meeting live and in person, you can join as an Atlanta REIA as a:

  • Silver Business for $100 (Save $50) for 1st yr + partner for $50
  • Gold Business (2 partners) for only $200 (Save $150) for 1st yr

If you cannot attend our meeting on July 11th, you can Join Atanta REIA as a Silver Business Member now through Monday for $125 (Save $25) and add a partner for only $50 more for your first year. You can Join Atlanta REIA as a Gold Business Member now through Monday for $300 (Save $50) for your first year which is good for two business partners.

Click here for more information on Atlanta REIA Business Memberships.

*This special offer is not eligible for Goodwill Ambassador referral fees.

4:00 pm: Vendor & Event Setup
5:00 pm: Doors Open, Trade Show Begins, Networking
6:00 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Investor Round Table with Local REI Experts
Don DeRosa Pete Youngs Andy Heller Steve Brown Russ Hiner
Mark Durham Leslie Mathis Catherine McFarland Karen Bershad Chris Littleton
9:00 pm: Sunset Poolside Networking & Cocktail Party

The Westin Atlanta North At PerimeterIMPORTANT NOTICE: Don’t forget, for Monday, July 11th only, the Atlanta REIA Main Monthly meeting will be held at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North located at 7 Concourse Parkway (map) near I285N and GA400. Free parking is available for members and guests in the parking lot conveniently located behind the hotel.

Just a Few of the Vendors in Attendance
  • The Small Business Advisor
  • NetWorth Realty
  • Simply Amazing Staging
  • SafeGuard Communities
  • National Tenant Network
  • Air Conditioning Experts, Inc
  • Happy HomeOwners Club
  • Georgia Landlord Insurance
  • Commercial Realty Experts
  • Real Pro Energy
  • Young’s Enterprises
  • Roto-Rooter of Atlanta
  • Get Listed Here!
Would you like to be a vendor at our July 11th Atlanta REIA Meeting & Trade Show? Sign up for a Vendor Table Now! Gold Members can reserve a vendor table for $30, Silver Members for $40 and Non-Members and guests for $75. RSVP Now and join us at our July 11th Vendor Trade Show and 1 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Reserve a Vendor Table Now

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iPad Workshop Replay (Part 2)

Posted on July 9, 2011 by

iPad Workshop with Don DeRosaEveryone has probably heard about the hot new iPad 2 by now. You’ve probably also heard Don DeRosa talk about how its not just a cool new toy, but an integral tool he uses to run his real estate investing business. You’ve probably already seen many investors actively using their iPad at our Atlanta REIA Meetings and Networking Events to take notes, take pictures, play music, videos and webcasts, send and receive emails and keep track of all our upcoming events and more.

Don DeRosaPerhaps you’ve recently purchased an iPad yourself and, like the rest of us, want a lesson on how to not only use it more effectively for personal use, but more importantly, use it to run your investing business from virtually anywhere, on-the-fly. If you want to learn how to the iPad to revolutionize your business, be sure to watch the Workshop Replay of Part 1 & 2 of the iPad Workshopfor Real Estate Investors with Don DeRosa that we recorded on June 22 and July 6th at our Atlanta REIA North Office.

If you missed the workshop and would like to watch the Workshop Replay (Part 1 & 2), Gold Members can register for $15 and Silver Members for $25. Click here to Register for the Workshop Replays Now! Read More→


Super Smart High Tech Home Buying & Selling WorkshopOn July 5th, 2011, Dustin Griffin kicked off the Super Smart High Tech Home Buying & Selling Workshop Series for 2011 which is being held online on the 1st Tuesday of each month on for the next few months in place of the regularly scheduled Super Smart Technology Webcast. Anyone can attend this live workshop for FREE by registering here. Atlanta REIA Members can login and watch the Workshop Replay below.

The purpose of this Workshop & Webcast Series is to teach you everything you need to know about your Super Smart Websites so you can become a more successful real estate investor by leveraging the latest technology and techniques. During this webcast training series, Dustin is going to show you how we use our Super Smart Websites, voice mail systems, live operators, virtual assistants, netbooks, notebooks, smart phones, iPads and other technologies, combined with online and offline marketing strategies to totally automate our real estate investing business so we can work less while earning much more! Read More→


Haves & Wants Speed MarketingThis was the Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session that we recorded live at our June 6, 2011 Atlanta REIA Meeting. This is a new 30 minute session at our Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting that starts at 6:00 PM on the 1st Monday of the month and is hosted by Joe Thompson. The purpose of this marketing session is to help facilitate deals by giving our members the opportunity to quickly market things they HAVE and no longer want and to find things they WANT but don’t yet have. Thanks to all those of you who participated. And special thanks to Joe for hosting the session and to Alan McDonald for recording the session and improving the quality of this video each and every month. Read More→


Chris & Donna Littleton

Posted on July 8, 2011 by

Chris and Donna LittletonChris & Donna Littleton, co-owners of Solutions Realty Network, Inc. (SRN) share a passion for seeking out sound real estate investment opportunities. Their commitment to making them profitable is realized through standardized renovations, reliable property management, and consistent maintenance. The team at Solutions Realty Network prides itself on being experts in their field and proves it by successfully managing over 400 single & multifamily homes in 17 metro Atlanta counties.

The Littleton’s have been active real estate investors and property managers since 2003. Their franchise, The Real Market Experts® of Atlanta, assisted investors nationwide in acquiring $60 Million of Investment Property in just a few years. They are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), and among the first in Georgia to earn the “Real Estate Property Management” REPM designation. Read More→


Mark DurhamThis month at our Creative Financing Group (CFG) meeting on Wednesday, July 13th at 6:30 PM at Champps at 7955 North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, GA (map), local real estate expert and subgroup leader Mark Durham will teach you how to increase your cash flow and reduce your maintenance and management hassles on your rental houses.

You should definitely attend this meeting if you want to hold rental properties long term while increasing your monthly cash flow while reducing all of the maintenance responsibilities and management hassles of a typical landlord. This is possible using a very powerful technique known as a Lease Option, which is a form of creative financing where the tenant/buyer leases the house and also has an option to buy it.

At this month’s Creative Financing Group, Mark will teach you: Read More→


Landlords, Learn How to Boost Rents, Retain Tenants and Minimize Liability

John AdamsAtlanta’s real estate radio host, columnist, author, and investor John Adams will be our speaker for the Movers and Shakers Meeting on July 18th starting at 11:30 AM at the 5 Seasons Brewery  in Alpharetta. John Adams is a full-time investor, broker, and author of multiple books about real estate. He also writes a weekly column for the Sunday real estate section of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and has a weekly call-in radio program on News-Talk Radio 920am WGKA. John will be speaking on his “Top 10 Tips for Georgia Landlords” and how to boost rents, retain tenants and minimize liability.

If you plan on attending this exciting and informative lunch meeting, please be sure to RSVP on Facebook so that we know you are coming so that we can plan accordingly.

RSVP on Facebook

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John Adams

Posted on July 7, 2011 by

John AdamsDescribed as “Atlanta’s most trusted voice in real estate,” John Adams is a leading expert and consultant on issues of home ownership in the southeast United States.

Since 1973, he has bought, sold, brokered, leased, or managed residential real estate valued at well over fifty million dollars.

His investment seminars at Emory University in Atlanta have attracted overflow crowds every quarter, and his call-in radio program on News-Talk Radio 920am WGKA is listened to by thousands of Atlantans every week. The program received the 1990 Excellence in Media Award from the Atlanta Board of Realtors. Read More→


Selling or Renting Your Home Fast!

Posted on July 6, 2011 by

Sell or Rent Your Home Fast!As real estate investors, Kim and I have bought, sold and rented a lot of homes over the years.  One of the most important lessons we’ve learned is to pay attention to price.  Price, especially in this market, determines the “if” and “when” your property sells or rents.  If your price is just 2% or 3% too high, it can cause your home to sit on the market for months or even years.

I know, you’ve always heard that the three most important factors to consider in regard to real estate are location, location, location.  That may be true when real estate values are rising, but in this economy, the three most important factors are price, price, price!

Right now, we have two homes on the market – one is for sale, the other is for rent.  Let’s look at how we market each home. Read More→


We have a lot of exciting things happening this week at Atlanta REIA. Tuesday we have the official kick off of the Super Smart High Tech Home Buying and Selling Basics Workshop and Webcast. On Wednesday, we have the iPad Investing Workshop Part 2 with Don DeRosa. On Thursday, we have the Haves & Wants Meeting followed by the 5 Seasons Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting. Come out and join us! Don’t forget, next Monday, July 11th is our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting and Vendor Trade Show. Don’t miss it! Read More→