Archive for September, 2011

Super Smart High Tech Home Buying & Selling WorkshopOn September 6, 2011, Dustin Griffin hosted the 3rd installment of the Super Smart High Tech Home Buying & Selling Workshop Series for 2011 which is being held online and recorded for 24/7 playback for Atlanta REIA Members. In Part 3 of this workshop, Dustin gave an in depth overview of the Super Smart Buy and Sell Websites that prospects see when they visit the public portion of your websites. Anyone can attend this live workshop for FREE by registering here and Atlanta REIA Members can login here and watch the Workshop Replay below. Read More→

What’s Hot in Real Estate Investing Webcast Replay
Why Internet Marketing is HOT!

Internet MarketingOn September 20, 2011, Dustin Griffin conducted another What’s Hot in Real Estate Investing Webcast on why Internet Marketing strategies such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Social Media Marketing (SMM), Electronic Mail Marketing (EMM) and other Web 2.0 techniques are such hot topics these days. If you would like to learn more about how these Internet Marketing Strategies could help totally revolutionize your business, be sure to watch the replay below. Dustin covered all these topics on this hour and a half long webcast. Read More→

Training Opportunity Webcast Replay
“How to Dominate Your Local Competition Online”

Internet MarketingOn September 15, 2011, Dustin Griffin conducted a special Training Opportunity Webcast on how you can use can use powerful Internet Marketing Strategies such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Social Networking, Video Marketing, Email Marketing and more to optimize your online marketing so you can totally dominate your competition online and generate all the Internet leads your business can handle. Dustin also talked about the upcoming Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp for 2011 where he will be teaching you how to implement these Internet Marketing Strategies within your business. If your website can’t easily be found online and/or if you are not getting all the leads your business needs to survive and thrive, be sure to watch this special webcast replay below! Read More→


The BEST Birthday Present EVER!

Posted on September 20, 2011 by

Financial FreedomToday is my beautiful redhead’s birthday.  She just turned something-something.  And you know what?  I love her more today than I have loved her all the other days we’ve been married – combined

A few months back, I racked my brain trying to figure out what to get Kim for her birthday.  Then it hit me…I’d give her the BEST birthday present she’s EVER gotten.  Of course, real estate was the catalyst for making this birthday wish come true. Read More→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAWe have two highly anticipated, educational webcasts this week… one on internet marketing and one on small business strategies. We also have several highly rated educational and/or networking subgroup meetings… Movers & Shakers on Monday, Atlanta REIA North on Wednesday and the Cash Cow Commercial Group and Haves & Wants on Thursday. Come join us for a week of learning, networking and fun! Read More→


What’s a Good First Home?

Posted on September 14, 2011 by

Dorsie BoddifordDorsie Boddiford is a smart, cheerful, inquisitive young lady who just graduated from Georgia Tech.  Instead of following most of the other 2011 graduates who think working for corporate America is the answer, she’s decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a real estate investor. 

Kim and I have been working with Dorsie this summer.  She’s learned a ton and just bought her second property at this month’s foreclosure auction!  Her goal is to own enough paid-for investment properties that she’ll be financially independent by the time she’s in her thirties. 

A couple of weeks ago, Dorsie found a target property in Marietta, Georgia that she considered buying as her primary residence.  It’s an older, bank-owned, single-family home that needs about $15,000 in repairs.  The asking price is around $100,000 and, after fix up, it will be worth about $115,000.  The house is around the corner from her folks. Read More→


Creative Financing Group (CFG)This month at our Creative Financing Group (CFG) meeting on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30 PM at Champps in Alpharetta, mortgage expert Jim Duffy (frequently heard on John Adams real estate investment radio show) will teach you how to get your Lease Purchase/Options sold.

Remember what Mark Durham taught you about SELLING Lease Purchase/Options:

  • If you want to actually get your properties sold, you need to have a good mortgage person qualify you’re tenant/buyer prospects up front so you’ll know if they will be able to get approved for a mortgage in the near future.
  • If you want to actually get your properties sold, you need to have a good mortgage person work with you’re tenant/buyers throughout the lease term to make sure they actually do get approved for a mortgage.

At this month’s Creative Financing Group meeting, Jim will teach you:

  • How to screen tenant/buyers
  • How to work with tenant/buyers to make sure they get approved for a mortgage

Jim says: “Credit scores have become all-important in qualifying buyers to actually purchase a home. It can mean the difference between closing on a successful lease/purchase option, and watching the once enthusiastic tenants move out and leave a home that needs repairs and to be marketed to a new tenant.” Read More→


Russ HinerOn September 13th, 2011, we did a special “training opportunity” webcast with Russ Hiner. Russ talked about many different negotiation tactics and strategies that you can use not only to improve your business dealings, but also your personal life as well. Russ also talked about what he will be teaching at his very affordable, upcoming “Nuclear Negotiations Workshop” that you can attend in person or online via Click here for more information on Nuclear Negotiations Workshop or watch the webcast replay below. Read More→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAMonday is our next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting for at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites. Our special guest speaker will be Bob Massey who will be teaching us how to get and close more short sale deals using the assistance of Realtors along with professional short sale negotiators. We also have two Training Opportunity Webcasts this week, one on negotiating and one on Internet Marketing. The Creative Financing Group and the Havens & Wants Meeting takes place this week as well. Read More→


Russ HinerThis newly scheduled Training Opportunity Webcast with Russ Hiner on “Nuclear Negotiation Tactics” on September 13th at 7PM. This FREE webcast training is especially important for anybody who has ever felt that they’ve left money on the table when negotiating a deal. This webcast training will teach you to improve your negotiation style and skills so you can respond better during critical negotiations. You will benefit from this special webcast training whether you have years of sales experience or are a newbie. You’ll discover how easy it is to effectively persuade and create new opportunities for all parties involved. Register for the Webcast Now!

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Here is some of of the topics Russ will cover on the webcast as time allows: Read More→

Real Estate Agents… Can’t live with them, can’t live without them, can’t get them to work with you?

Real Estate Investors Working with Real Estate AgentsEver had the problem of coming across a great short sale deal but it’s listed with an agent who refuses to work with you because your an “investor”? How about the agent who says he/she does their own short sales? Ever had an agent tell you that flipping short sales is illegal? Would you like to know what to say to those agents to get them to work with you and not against you?

Bob MasseyBob Massey, our guest speaker at this month’s Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on September 12th, is the foremost educator in the country when it comes to teaching both real estate agents and real estate investors to work together for their mutual benefit and profit and has been doing so for years. There are simple ways to overcome the issues that often separate agents and investors. You just need to know what to say, have the right paperwork and have the right process in place. Bob will address all of the common issues we must face when working with agents. Bob is one of the best educators in real estate investing. Come prepared to take lots of notes and “drink from the firehose”! Read More…


Housing BubbleMost folks agree that the real estate bubble popped in June 2006.  Can you believe that was more than five years ago?  Sadly, property values are still falling.  Well, so much for all that “Hope and Change” and “Government is the Answer” nonsense. 

 The way real estate investors do business today looks N-O-T-H-I-N-G like it did back before the real estate market collapsed.  We’ve all learned a lot of life-changing lessons during this downturn.  It’s important that we recognize and remember these lessons. Read More→