Archive for September, 2011

Haves & Wants Speed MarketingThis video is the Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session that we recorded live at our September 12, 2011 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. Read More→

Internet Marketing Online Boot CampOn September 29, 2011, in Workshop #2 of the Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp for 2011, Dustin Griffin shows you how to setup all of the internet profiles and accounts you will be using to implement your new internet marketing strategies (SEO, SEM, SMM & EMM) to get your web sites, pages and profiles to the top of major search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing fast! In Workshop #2, Dustin covered the following material… Read More→

Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Oct 3rd

Posted on September 28, 2011 by
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
Monday, October 3, 2011 @ 5:30 PM
Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites
111 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GA

Members Can Bring a Guest at No Charge this Month!
Unaccompanied Guests Can Attend for Only $10
New Member Special: Join Atlanta REIA TONIGHT ONLY at our Main Meeting as a Silver Member for only $75 for your 1st year (Save $25). Add a spouse for only $25 more (Save another $25)!
“Real-World Creative Deal Structuring”
with Dyches Boddiford & Bill Cook
Two Masters of Creative Deal Structuring

Dyches Boddiford & Bill Cook at Atlanta REIAOur next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on October 3rd is like no other! There’s no hype, no bla-bla-bla and no sales! Come participate as two of the best and most experienced investors in the country, Dyches Boddiford and Bill Cook, use their real-world examples to show how they make the impossible deals possible. Dyches and Bill will give you the following information about the seller and the seller’s property. Next, YOU and the group structure the deal. After there is agreement about how the group would structure the deal, Dyches and Bill reveal how THEY structured the deal and explain why they structured it the way they did. Wouldn’t you agree that this meeting is an INCREDIBLE opportunity to climb into the minds of two experienced real estate investors and see how their brains work as they construct win-win deals? How they not only make the impossible deals possible – but make them PROFITABLE?!!! Read More→

Internet Marketing Online Boot CampOn September 27, 2011, Dustin Griffin kicked off the Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp for 2011, aka “The Extreme 90 Day Internet Marketing Makeover” on GoToWebinar to teach you how to establish a strong Internet presence, get your websites, pages and profiles to the top of the major search engines quickly and to generate all the leads you can handle using the power of the Internet. In Workshop #1, Dustin covered the following material… Read More→

Controlling Real Estate through Option AgreementsMost investors have heard the phrase Lease Option.  A few have even used a Lease Option when trying to rent a property to a tenant/buyer.  But practically no one understands what the Option part of a Lease Option is, or realizes that Options are the safest way to create HUGE bundles of real estate profits!

I learned about the power of Options from Jack Miller (God rest his wise soul!) starting back in 1999.  Jack was the King of Options.  His knowledge was nothing short of amazing!!!

For the first time, I’m going to share a few of the things I’ve learned from Jack over the years.  The Option techniques he taught were gamechangers for Kim and me and have allowed us to rake in solid real estate profits during this down market. Read More→

“Real-World Creative Deal Structuring”
with Dyches Boddiford & Bill Cook
Two Masters at Creative Deal Structuring
at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Oct 3rd

You meet with a seller.  The seller is VERY motivated and DESPERATE to sell. You’ve been looking for a deal just like this one! Five Questions: Are you sure it’s a good deal? What’s your exit strategy?  What’s the best way to structure the deal?  How are you going to pay for it? Do you know how to use creative deal structuring to make the IMPOSSIBLE deals POSSIBLE?

Dyches Boddiford & Bill Cook at Atlanta REIAOur next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on October 3rd is like no other!  There’s no hype and no bla-bla-bla!  Come participate as two of the best and most experienced investors in the country, Dyches Boddiford and Bill Cook, use their real-world examples to show how they make the impossible deals possible.

WARNING: This is NOT a sit-on-your-fanny-and-watch-the-show meeting.  We want you to be part of the meeting and help us find the best ways a deal can be structured! Read More→

What's Happening at Atlanta REIAAtlanta REIA has a lot going on this last week of September 2011. We have two highly anticipated, educational workshops this week… one is the Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp and the other is the FREE Back to Basics Workshop for Entrepreneurs. We also have several highly rated educational and/or networking subgroup meetings… Atlanta REIA West Meeting on Monday, the Note Buyers Group on Tuesday, the Beginning Investors Group on Wednesday and Haves & Wants on Thursday. We also have the final Saturday in the Park Networking Event of the Summer on Saturday. Come join us for a week of learning, networking and fun! Read More→

Beginning Investors Group (BIG)You’ve set goals, you’re working through your fears, you’ve joined a local REIA, you’ve bought several real estate investing programs, you’re networking… What else would you possibly need as a successful real estate investor? Do you still feel like you are in the middle of the ocean at midnight with no sense of direction or belonging?

What is your plan? Plan? What plan? Yes, you need a plan. Winston Churchill stated during World War 2, that “if you fail to plan, you can plan to fail”. How do you make a plan? That is our September topic at BIG, the Beginning Investors Group.

Joe ThompsonJoe Thompson, a professional financial advisor, who also leads our Haves and Wants sub-group will be discussing planning, how to create a plan and why you need one. Come out and join us at the Beginning Investors Group at 5 Seasons Brewing at the Prado in Sandy Springs, Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 PM. There is no cover charge, but please buy dinner, drinks or appetizers. Even better, bring a friend.

Atlanta REIA West MeetingWhere are you with your business today?  What are you doing to revitalize your business in today’s market? If what you did to make your business successful and grow to a certain point is not working in today’s market, what are you going to do to change that? Do you know when you need to make a change? Do you know how to fix that?

Going back to basics is necessary when your business is slowing down, the market place changes or you have become complacent.  Learning and using the basic from the start will save you tons of frustration, money, and time.

Karen BershadWhether you are a new business owner or have been around for many years there is always a time to “Get Back to Basics”. On Monday, September 26th at the Atlanta REIA West Meeting, Karen Bershad, The Small Business Advisor, will discuss what it means for a business to “Get Back to Basics” and make the changes needed to grow your business and prosper in today’s market. Read More→

Karen BershadOn September 22, 2011, we held “An Evening with an Expert Webcast” with Karen Bershad, the Small Business Advisor and leader of the Atlanta REIA Small Business Group. We spent an hour with Karen talking about setting up and managing a small business in today’s troubled economy, why most businesses fail, the importance of having a plan, systems and more. We also talked to Karen about her upcoming, FREE Back to Basics Workshop for Entrepreneurs on October 1, 2011 as well has her monthly Atlanta REIA Small Business Group. Watch the replay below for more information. Read More→

FREE Back to Basics Workshop for EntrepreneursWhen a new small business is started, it is always with the idea it will succeed. But within the first 5 years, over 80% of these new start-ups will fail. With all the economic uncertainty out there, looming tax increases, mandated healthcare and increasing government bureaucracy and regulations, this makes it even tougher for small businesses to survive and thrive. Many new business quickly fail for the following reasons:

  • Poor financial review and planning
  • Inadequate capitalization
  • Inadequate tax planning
  • Poor marketing
  • Lack of management systems/controls 
  • Inability to adapt to changing market conditions

These are just a few common obstacles that an entrepreneur must know and overcome to successfully run any small business.

Karen BershadOn Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 9 AM, Karen Bershad, the Small Business Advisor and leader of the Atlanta REIA Small Business Group is conducting a FREE “Back to Basics Workshop for Entrepreneurs”. This workshop is FREE for Atlanta REIA Members. Non-Members and Guests can attend this workshop for only $10.

This small business workshop is designed to give you a detailed overview of setting up a business, different types of business entities, what your business looks like by department, accounting issues, putting systems in place, team building and much more! Join us at the FREE Back to the Basics for Entrepreneurs Workshop on October 1st to get more detailed information on setting up a new small business or getting your business back on track so you can survive and thrive in 2011 and beyond!

PLEASE NOTE: Atlanta REIA Members MUST RSVP to attend this event for FREE. Those who fail to RSVP will be charged $20 at the door if seating is still available.

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Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp 2011

Posted on September 22, 2011 by
Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp Starts Sept 27th on GoToWebinar

Internet Marketing Online Boot CampStarting on September 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM we will kicking off the Atlanta REIA Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp, being taught by Dustin Griffin, as a series of live, online webcast workshops that are designed to teach you how to establish a strong Internet presence, get your websites, pages and profiles to the top of the major search engines quickly and to generate all the leads you can handle using the power of the Internet. These workshops cover search engine optimization, search engine marketing, websites, blogging, social networking, social bookmarking, online videos, RSS Feeds and much, much more. Reserve your seat now or read more!

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