Archive for May, 2012

What's Happening at Atlanta REIAWe have another great week of meetings for our Atlanta REIA Members and Guests. Tuesday is the Gwinnett Investors Group, AKA “The Fish Club” hosted by Aaron McGinnis. Wednesday is the Atlanta REIA North meeting with special guest, Donn Myers, who will be discussing how real estate investors can accurately determine the market value of houses before they buy. Thursday is the Haves & Wants Meeting with Joe Thompson. See Atlanta REIA’s Event Calendar for more dates. Read More→

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How to Easily Build Your Brand &
Dominate Your Competition Online

Today is Your Last Chance to Signup For A Full Day Workshop with Duncan Wierman on May 12th, 2012
Sat, May 12th @ 9:00 AM – Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites

Duncan WiermanJoin Duncan Wierman, a master of Strategic Internet Marketing, on Saturday, May 12th from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites located at 111 Perimeter Center West for a live 6-hour Internet Marketing Workshop and Strategy Session entitled “Building Your Brand & Dominating Your Niche” to find out how you can easily leverage the power of the Internet to grow your business quicker and more profitably than you ever thought possible. Duncan helps real estate investors grow their businesses by developing online lead generation strategies that will make massive differences to sales revenues in their specific market.

During this 6-Hour Workshop and Strategy Session, Duncan will teach you:

  • Website Design and Must Have Design Elements
  • Building a Consistent Brand Across the Internet
  • Identifying What Your Customer Really Wants (WIIFM)
  • Creating a Custom Avatar. What is an Avatar Anyway?
  • Mapping Our Your Customer Website Navigation & Buying Process
  • Designing a Powerful Home Page to Make Traffic Stick & Click
  • Creating Website Landing Pages to Convert Traffic to Leads
  • Doing a Competitive Analysis So You Can Learn to Beat Your Competition
  • Keyword Research for Maximum Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Performing On-Page & Off-Page Optimization
  • Conducting a Search Engine Optimization Campaign
  • Writing & Promoting Search Engine Optimized Content
  • Using Pay-Per-Click Advertising Without Wasting Money
  • Creating & Promoting Viral Video Content
  • Promoting Your Business with Social Media Marketing
  • Creating & Promoting Your Blog
  • Setting Up Your Site Tracking & Conversion Testing
  • And Much More!

Duncan Wierman's WorkbookJoin Duncan in Atlanta on Saturday, May 12th from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites for this rare appearance and you will receive his workbook on “How to Beat the Competition, Increase ROI & Bost Sales” for attending (only one copy per couple please). This Saturday training is currently limited to 50 participants to make sure Duncan is able fulfill his promise to deliver 3 growth strategies to everyone in the room. Therefore we are limiting the class size to ensure personal attention.

To attend, Reserve Your Seat(s) Now! Gold Members can attend for $24.95, Silver Members for $39.95 and Guests for $49.95. These prices are good for 2 people!

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Rental PropertyWhen Kim and I were in our thirties, we knew we needed to start preparing for our retirement years.  We both had family and friends who were in their mid-sixties and had to keep working because they couldn’t afford to retire.  (Social Security is no substitute for a retirement plan!)

Our big concern was where to invest.  My folks had done well in the stock market.  Kim’s had done well investing in real estate – they owned rental property.  Kim and I decided that real estate was the best way for us to go.

OK, we’ve all heard lots of landlord-tenant horror stories.  Sadly, because of these stories, not many folks view rental property as an excellent retirement vehicle.  But consider this: When you retire, if you own 10 paid-for rental homes that average $800 a month in rental income, would the $8,000 a month these homes provide help you to live better during your golden years? Read More→

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Lease AgreementLandlords – especially new landlords – often wonder (and worry) whether they are using an effective lease agreement.  Truth is, most landlords use terrible agreements.

When we bought our first rental property in 1995, we didn’t know anything about managing rental property or tenants.  Needless to say, we also knew nothing about lease agreements.  The realtor we used gave us a lease written by the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR).  We thought it was the greatest document ever written! Read More→

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Build Your Brand & Dominate Your Niche
A Full Day Workshop & Strategy Session
with Duncan Wierman on May 12th, 2012

Get Duncan’s Workbook on “How to Beat the Competition,
Increase ROI & Boost Sales”
for Attending*

Duncan WiermanJoin Duncan Wierman, a master of Strategic Internet Marketing, on Saturday, May 12th from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites located at 111 Perimeter Center West for a live 6-hour Internet Marketing Workshop and Strategy Session entitled “Building Your Brand & Dominating Your Niche” to find out how you can easily leverage the power of the Internet to grow your business quicker and more profitably than you ever thought possible.

Register Now!

Duncan helps real estate investors grow their businesses by developing online lead generation strategies that will make massive differences to sales revenues in their specific market. During this 6-Hour Workshop and Strategy Session, Duncan will teach you:

  • The 3 key factors that guarantee your web site will be an effective part of your sales process, not just a worthless e-brochure.
  • How to build an effective client nurturing process that builds your brand credibility and gives you an unfair advantage over your competitors.
  • How to determine if social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are an effective channel to market your business, and the 3 key strategies you’ll need to be successful.
  • Overlooked ways to advertise your business online so that you reach more prospects every day than any of your competitors, usually while spending much less.

WARNING! This Saturday training is currently limited to 50 participants to make sure Duncan is able fulfill his promise to deliver 3 growth strategies to everyone in the room. Therefore we are limiting the class size to ensure personal attention. If you wish to attend, Reserve Your Seat(s) Now! Gold Members can attend for $24.95, Silver Members for $39.95 and Guests for $49.95. Read More→

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Super Smart High Tech Home Buying & Selling WorkshopOn April 10, 2012, Dustin Griffin hosted the 9th installment of the Super Smart High Tech Home Buying & Selling Workshop Series for 2012 which is being held online and recorded for 24/7 playback for Atlanta REIA Members. In Part 9 of this workshop, Dustin picked up where he left off last month in Workshop #8 and talked about using the Super Smart Sell Site Back Office to build your buyers list, manage your tenant/buyer leads and more. Anyone can attend this live workshop series for FREE by registering here and Atlanta REIA Members can login here and watch the Workshop Replay below. Read More→

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Don't Play Leapfrog with a UnicornIt’s really frustrating when a real estate investor calls to ask for advice, then argues when he doesn’t like the advice I give – especially when the advice is square dead-on.

Last July, an investor – we’ll call him David – called asking about a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity that he had been told about.  It was a three-bedroom, one-bath home in downtown Atlanta that he could buy for just over $14,000, rehab quickly for $7,000, then sell for $75,000 to pocket a cool $54,000 profit.  Needless to say the investor was hot to trot.

A wholesaler brought David the deal.  A wholesaler is someone who finds a deal, gets it under contract, and then assigns (sells) the contract to an investor.  There are good and bad wholesalers out there… but this was one of the bad ones. Read More→

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Stefan KasianIn our first installment of the new Insider Secrets to Upgrade Your Prosperity Webcast Series, hosted by Dr. Stefan Kasian, on April 24th, 2012, he and a credit repair expert discussed how to get negatives deleted off your credit report. This is a unique step-by-step webcast with a consultant who got fed up with all the misinformation from the credit bureaus, all the hype from other companies, and figured out a powerful formula that you can put to use immediately to start removing stuff from your credit bureaus. He will show you, in webinar format, plain and simple before and after examples of his own, his wife’s and his clients’ credit reports, and you will be amazed and the negatives that slip away, thanks to his bulletproof tactics. Read More→

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What's Happening at Atlanta REIAWe have another great week of meetings, webcasts and workshops for our Atlanta REIA Members and Guests. Monday is Atlanta REIA Main Meeting for May with special guests Duncan Wierman and Ben Rao. Prior to the Main Meeting, we have our very first Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Subgroup Meeting with Don DeRosa at the “Meeting-Before-the-Meeting”. Tuesday is the Super Smart Technology Webcast. Wednesday is the Spanish Investors Networking Group with Michael Vazquez and the I Love Marketing Group with Rock Shukoor. Thursday is the Haves & Wants Meeting, the Small Business Meeting with Joe Thompson on quiet title and the Atlanta REIA South Meeting with LaGaylia Appleby on lowering your property taxes. Saturday is a full day workshop with Duncan Wierman on “Building Your Brand & Dominating Your Niche”. Read More→

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Joe ThompsonJoe Thompson will be speaking on the current chaos in the mortgage market as well as quiet title at the Small Business Group on May 10th, 2012 at 3:30 PM at 5 Seasons Brewing at 5600 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA (map). Joe will discuss…

  • Quiet Title – What is it?
  • Banking & Mortgages – What Happened?
  • Opportunity for Underwater Home Owners
  • What’s in it for me?

The Atlanta REIA Small Business Group (SBG) is an educational and networking designed to help real estate entrepreneurs and other small business owners run their business more efficiently and profitably so they can survive and thrive in today’s ever changing economy. This group meets once per quarter on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 3:30 PM.

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Mon, May 7th @ 3:00 PM – Total Wine & More Atlanta
The Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group
Is the “Meeting-Before-the-Meeting”

This Month with Don DeRosa
(with FREE WINE TASTING!)

Don DeRosaPlease join us at our very first “Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group” (Rockstars) hosted by Don DeRosa at our “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on May 7th at 3:00 PM in a private meeting room at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W (see map). The Mobile Real Estate Rockstar Group is an educational and networking group for investors who want to leverage mobile technology (think: iPad, smartphone, Tablet and other mobile devices) to become more competitive, profitable investors. Instead of playing Angry Birds, this group shares the latest apps, tips and techniques to use the information they need, right now, at their fingertips, from anywhere.

At the inaugural meeting of the Rockstars, Don will cover the basics of the iPad and iPhone and how he uses them in his investing business, from taking a lead to evaluating the deal, he’ll show the apps he uses to see if it’s a deal worth looking at, so he doesn’t waste his time driving out to a deal he’ll never buy. Then he’ll ask the group to share their favorite apps for doing business, or ones they just can’t live without. With over 11.8 million iPads and 35.1 million iPhones, plus millions of smart phones and other devices like the Amazon Kindle taking ‘fire,’ you’d better know how to use mobile devices in your business, or you’ll be left behind.

Total Wine & MoreAt 5:00 PM, Total Wine & More will be offering a complimentary wine tasting to all those who attend our meeting and wish to participate. There is NO CHARGE to attend this meeting or the wine tasting for Atlanta REIA Members and guests. Thanks Total Wine & More!

Mon, May 7th @ 5:30 PM – Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on May 7, 2012
Members are FREE! Guests Can RSVP Online for $15
Or pay $20 at the Door
“Discover Powerful Internet Marketing Strategies Specifically Designed for Real Estate Investors to Generate More Leads, More Deeds, More Cash & Equity!”
with Special Guest, Duncan Wierman

Duncan WiermanDuncan Wierman is an Atlanta REIA Business Member, a full time investor in Greenville, SC and a Internet Marketing Wizard. His business revolves around using automated systems so he can do less work and make more money buying, selling and holding real estate more efficiently. He uses Internet Marketing and automated Internet systems for attracting buyers, sellers, and investors that have allowed him to do as many as 300 deals a year without leaving his desk! Duncan is going to teach you his secret methods on how you can Buy 1, 2, 5 or even 10+ houses or more per month, snatching houses up fast and selling them for huge profits within hours, without risk and without leaving your home! If this sounds too good to be true, there is even more… Join us at the meeting and Duncan is going to teach you how to…

  • Attract dozens of desperate, motivated sellers so you can cherry pick the hottest deals
  • Uncover hidden bargain deals on the Internet at record breaking speed
  • Buy properties below 65 cents on the dollar and then sell them within 1 hour
  • Turn your business into a system that makes you over $32,756.32 a month, each and every month
  • Set up a system that can “sniff out” hidden properties that virtually no one knows even exist
  • Use automatic “bots” to work for you day and night, bringing you qualified customers and hot deals
  • Get your phone ringing off the hook with people begging you to use their money to fund your deals
  • Get insane real estate profits even if you’re holding down a day job and have no time to yourself
  • Boost your credibility with sellers, even if you’re new to real estate investing
  • Create a HUGE list of investors who want to be notified FIRST and will be begging to buy your houses
  • Market, buy, sell, and/or assign property online, to make MILLIONS in cash and equity from home

This Month’s Mini-Session Topics & Guest Speakers

Karen Bershad“New Member Orientation” is a mini-session hosted by Karen Bershad that is designed to introduce our new members (and guests interested in become a member) to our organization and show them multiple ways they can get involved, get connected and get educated. Come learn more about our website, meetings, networking events, workshops, webcasts, replays and more!

Dustin Griffin“What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA” is a mini-session hosted by Atlanta REIA Executive Director, Dustin Griffin, to update our members and guests on many of the exciting new things that are going on at Atlanta REIA in the upcoming weeks and months such as upcoming workshops, webcasts, special events, member’s benefits and more!

Don DeRosa“There’s an App for That” is a fun new mini-session dedicated to updating you on some of the latest and greatest applications or “apps” for your iPad, iphone or Droid smartphones and tablets for both business and personal use. We want to help you become a high-tech, mobile real estate entrepreneur and this month, Don DeRosa is going to help you do just that!

Ben RaoNew Benefits & Discounts for MembersBen Rao, President of the Community Buying Group will be showing Atlanta REIA Members how to take full advantage of many new member benefits and discounts from companies such as Lowes, Sears, Sherwin Williams, Office Max, Sunbelt Rentals, Spring and more!

Joe Thompson“Have’s & Wants Speed Marketing” is 30 minute marketing session hosted by Joe Thompson that is held 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. Be sure to get to the meeting early and get on the speed marketing list if you want to participate.

Late Night Networking at Tilted Kilt Perimeter (FOOD SPECIALS!)

Tilted KiltAfter the conclusion of the Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter located at 1155-B Mount Vernon Highway in Atlanta for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. The Tilted Kilt will be offering half price appetizers as well as food and drink specials for our members and guests. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!

*Meeting Agenda for May 7, 2012
3:00 pm: Mobile Real Estate Investor Subgroup at Total Wines & More
5:00 pm: Vendor & Event Setup for Main Meeting
5:30 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking in the Lobby
5:30 pm: New Member Orientation, Updates & There’s an App for That
6:00 pm: New Discounts & Benefits for Members with Ben Rao
6:30 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Networking Break
7:20 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways
7:30 pm: Main Topic with Duncan Wierman
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter!

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

Participating Vendors & Sponsors

Each and every month, for the duration of our meeting, we have a Vendor Tradeshow in which you can come out and meet many of our participating business members who help sponsor our meeting. It’s not to late to sponsor this meeting. Thanks again sponsors!

Networth Realty of Atlanta, LLCNetworth Realty of Atlanta, LLC – A licensed, full-service residential wholesale brokerage that specializes in finding quality wholesale properties and making them available to you. Read More→

Atlanta Private LendingAtlanta Private Lending – Atlanta’s premier private real estate lending company. We provide private, hard money loans to professional real estate investors for renovation and investment purposes. Read More→

American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry. Read More→

Atlanta Carpet ServicesAtlanta Carpet Services, Inc. – Providing carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile, ACS is dedicated to every aspect of your floor covering needs from initial consultation to the sale and follow-up services. Read More→

Fuller Center for Housing of Greater AtlantaFuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta – A faith-driven, Christ-centered, non-profit organization dedicated to providing adequate shelter for people in need in the Greater Atlanta area. Read More→

Real Estate Works 4 UReal Estate Works 4 U – Stop paying too much and get your property tax bill lowered! Our team will manage the entire property tax appeal process from start to finish. Read More→

Halperin Lyman, LLCHalperin Lyman, LLC – A transactional real property law firm devoted to providing the full spectrum of non-litigation related real estate legal and consulting services to its clientele. Read More→

Solutions Realty NetworkSolutions Realty Network – Providing expert property management and investment services since 2003. You invest and we take care of the rest! We’re the solution to all your real estate needs. Read More→

Commercial Realty ExpertsCommercial Realty Experts – Our Team utilizes the latest information technologies, market research, and business strategies to move real estate quickly, or satisfy your particular buying needs. Read More→

The Small Business AdvisorThe Small Business Advisor – A full service small business consulting firm specializing in QuickBooks with a wide variety of specialized services, trainings and products for small businesses. Read More→

Simply Amazing Staging AtlantaSimply Amazing Staging Atlanta – We have a proven record of converting those “For Sale” signs into “Sold” signs. We use 5 proven and time tested steps to sell your home in record time.

Scott Bowen’s Specialized Services

Angel Oak Funding

Also, special thanks to all of our volunteers that help make our meetings and networking events possible!

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