Archive for June, 2014
Atlanta REIA Business Members:
I have two important things I wanted to tell you about this month…
- Vendor Table Special: I am extending the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Vendor Table Special since many of you said you somehow missed it last month. See details below or Order Now!
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Our next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting is on Monday, July 7th at the Salvation Army Building located at 2090 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 (just off I-85). We will also be doing our monthly vendor tradeshow as usual, but will also be having a Expert Panel Discussion on the ever-changing Atlanta real estate market. Gordon Catts will be moderating a panel of real estate experts consisting of Ronda Duffy of Duffy Realty, John Holman of HomeVestors, Robert Locke of Crown Management and John Mangham with Starker Services.
This meeting will be a great opportunity for you to get to know our members and for our members to get to know you and your business. Having a vendor table at the meeting is a great way to do this. You will also have the opportunity to get up and speak to our audience during the Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session as well as the chance to give away a door prize, pass our flyers, etc. We hope you will join us!
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This month at the Commercial & Multi-Family Real Estate Group, we will be covering how to reposition multi-family properties. Our presentation will include understanding value plays, repositioning and analysis of a reposition deal. We will show you how to build a power team in your area to get the deals done. The Atlanta market is getting hot and being able to fix and flip multi-family properties is a fast way to explode your wealth and cash flow! Bill Ham will cover the multi-family properties and Steve Brown will cover mobile home parks or self storage as time permits.
The Atlanta REIA Commercial & Multi-Family Real Estate Group is an educational, networking and call to action subgroup, led by Steve Brown and Bill Ham that is designed to help real estate investors take their investments to the next level by successfully investing in commercial real estate. You will meet the experts and the behind the scenes players in the game of commercial real estate investing. Come join us and learn to invest in commercial real estate for fun and extreme profits.
The group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map). Please note that the Commercial & Multi-Family Real Estate Group meets just prior to the Have’s and Wants Meeting which is from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM. So please come enjoy both of these back to back meetings and get the most out of your day!
Hosted by Joe Thompson
Haves and Wants is a weekly investor’s networking, brainstorming and deal making jam session hosted by Joe Thompson and held every Thursday at 5 Seasons Brewing at the Prado from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. This group has been meeting for over 6 years and is all about networking, sharing information, doing deals and making money right now. Be sure to bring lots of your business cards and flyers and be prepared to promote your business and/or your haves, wants and deals with our group. If you are a real estate player or want to be, this is one meeting you don’t want to miss!
5 Seasons Brewing is located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) inside the Perimeter at the “Prado” in Sandy Springs. The all natural, organic food at the 5 Seasons is excellent and the hand-crafted beer is even better! Come out and eat, drink, network and share your deals with us! There is no charge to attend this meeting for Atlanta REIA Members or guests. Please come early and stay late. We would love to have you!
Maximizing the “WOW” Factor
to Sell Houses Fast!
with Jim Greeley
Come join us at the Atlanta REIA Wild Wild West Group on Monday, June 23rd at 6:30PM at Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta, where Jim Greeley will be showing YOU how to sell your properties in less than a week, and get the highest sales price for them, usually setting a new record in the neighborhood. Atlanta REIA West is also using this occasion to re-boot the group to serve YOU better. Watch this video to learn more about what is in store for you on Monday!
Jim Greeley is a full-time investor who started wholesaling right here in Atlanta in 1998. Since then, Jim has done approximately 300 real estate deals of which about 100 were fix-and-flip houses. Jim’s houses almost always set the new high price record in the neighborhood, and sells them in an average of 1 to 6 days. He has led the largest REIA on the Gulf Coast, recently turning it over to his partner. One of his homes was featured on HGTV’s “Property Virgins” show in September of 2013, and mentored a former Atlanta Braves player on how to invest in real estate. If you want to learn how to get top-dollar for your properties and selling them fast, Jim Greeley is your Go-To guy!
If you want to know how to make a GREAT First Impression, sell your homes fast, and rent them high, you need to be at this event!
You will learn:
- How To Set The NEW Highest Sale Price In The Neighborhood
- Sell In An Average Of 1 To 6 Days
- Rent The Property For The Highest Rent Amount
- Control Rehab Costs, Getting It Done Right With A Decent Price
- Why Being A “Mad scientist” Is A Good Thing
- And much, much more.
As a Special Bonus, Doug Billian of Catalyst Properties will be sharing and translating valuable information on the Atlanta housing market. Doug will show you what’s selling, where, and at what price. Also, he will be showing you trends that are developing, so you can put your investing activities right into the path!
Jim and Doug will also be staying with us during Late Night Networking, so you may ask him your questions and network with him and the rest of our attendees.
Atlanta REIA members can attend at NO CHARGE. Non Members $5 per person at the door. Come learn how to get Top-Dollar for your properties!
*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.
The Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting is an Atlanta REIA Subchapter 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. Buying your own meal is optional but highly recommended and greatly appreciated since the Cherokee Cattle Company allows us to use their meeting room. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the event.
With Bill Cook
Do you want to SEE the fastest, cheapest, most effective way to get face-to-face with motivated sellers?
Then join me, Bill Cook, for a day full of door knocking with real sellers on Saturday, June 28th from 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM. We’ll spend the day out talking to sellers and constructing win-win deals at their kitchen tables.
What’s the fastest, cheapest, most effective way to get face-to-face with motivated sellers? When you see a For Sale sign in a seller’s yard, get out of your car and knock on the seller’s door. It’s as simple as that!
I know what you’re thinking: The seller will slam the door in my face; the seller will yell at me; the seller will tell me to get lost.
I know something else, too: You say this having never spent a single day out knocking on homeowners’ doors – especially out knocking doors with someone who has done it for more than 35 years!
Some of the Questions I’ll Answer While We’re Out Door Knocking:
- Which homes should you go to?
- How and where should you stand when at the seller’s door?
- What should you carry with you?
- What do you say when the seller answers the door?
- What do you do if no one is home?
- Why will 8 out of 10 sellers invite you in?
- What are the best types of neighborhoods to work?
- What do you do after the seller invites you in?
- How do you get to the seller’s kitchen table and why it’s THE place to be?
- What are the MOST important questions to ask a seller?
- How do you construct a win-win offer?
- What do you do if the house is vacant or bank owned?
On Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at 8:15 AM, I’ll be taking a select group of real estate investors out door knocking. We’ll be meeting in at the Home Depot parking lot located at 1200 East-West Connector, Austell GA beside the Garden Section facing Floyd Rd at 8:15 AM SHARP.
Just think, you have the opportunity to spend the day out meeting with sellers in the real world with someone who has made his living knocking on homeowners’ doors for more than 35 years!
I promise you’ll come away with some really great stories, plus a couple of big Ah-Hah moments that can dramatically change the course of your real estate investing life!
Jim Greeley is a full-time investor who started wholesaling right here in Atlanta in 1998. Since then, Jim has done approximately 300 real estate deals of which about 100 were fix-and-flip houses. Jim’s houses almost always set the new high price record in the neighborhood, and sells them in an average of 1 to 6 days.
Jim has led the largest REIA on the Gulf Coast, recently turning it over to his partner. One of his homes was featured on HGTV’s “Property Virgins” show in September of 2013, and mentored a former Atlanta Braves player on how to invest in real estate. If you want to learn how to get top-dollar for your properties and selling them fast, Jim Greeley is your Go-To guy!
Sat & Sun, June 21st & 22nd in Atlanta, GA
This Event is Sold Out Over Capacity.
Please Do Not Register. No Seats Left.
Atlanta REIA is very excited to announce the legendary Peter Fortunato will teach his two day Real Estate Acquisition Techniques Class in Atlanta, GA on June 21st and 22nd at the Hilton Garden Inn – Atlanta Airport Millenium Center located at 2031 Sullivan Road, College Park, GA. This will be two full days of deal-structuring discussion and debate, with case studies, on how to become financially secure by using real estate as the catalyst.
Keep reading to find out more about the event and the special discounted price Peter has extended to our Atlanta REIA members, friends and followers who wish to attend this life changing training event.
For those of you that don’t know Peter, he is one of the greatest creative real estate investing minds in the country. Peter teaches creative real estate investing ideas, techniques and strategies that are truly unlike all other real estate trainers. What he teaches will allow anyone to quickly build an income stream from real estate assets and allow them to become financially independent by purchasing well selected real estate that will income for many years to come.
Peter will present two days of lecture and of discussion, with case studies, regarding why and how to acquire benefits using real estate. Questions and debate are highly encouraged!
Peter clearly and patiently describes cases including:
The Real Estate Acquisition Seminar Workbook includes:
Deal Analysis, Due Diligence
& Determining the ARV
with Special Guest, Alisha Spence
We are pleased to announce that Alisha Spence will be the presenter at the Atlanta REIA North is a of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance that meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia in North Gwinnett County just a few miles from the Mall of Georgia. There is no charge to attend this meeting for Atlanta REIA members and the cost is $5.00 at the door for non-members.
This month, on Wednesday, June 18th at 6:30 PM, Alisha will be discussing how to analyze deals, do your due diligence and determine the “After Repair Value” (ARV) as accurately as possible.
One of the frustrations facing new investors is determining what a property is worth and what they can pay for it. In the rapidly changing market we are operating in, it is critical to be able to objectively determine the retail price for a property. In order to determine what to pay for a property, one must know the ARV. It is also important to know how the banks will value your property when you are ready to sell to a retail buyer.
Alisha will discuss…
- Valuation Trends
- Exit Strategies
- AS-IS vs ARV
- Comp Selections
- Sample FNMA BPO Forms
- And much more!
Alisha says “Profit margins are smaller as inventory continues to stay low, and valuation is the key to making sure you aren’t losing money. Accurate valuation is the #1, first and most important factor in the due diligence process – all other numbers are derived from this and therefore you do not want to miss this meeting to learn more about the process.”
Alisha has been doing BPO’s for banks, homeowners, investors as well as asset management companies and hedge funds. Her insights into this important topic are valuable. Alisha is an Associate Broker who has been specializing in the valuation, sales, and marketing of investment real estate in the Metro Atlanta suburbs since 2005. Alisha is experienced in many aspects of real estate including residential and commercial property management, managing operations, acquisitions and sales for one of the largest and most productive real estate investment companies in Atlanta.
After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA North Meeting (after 9:30 PM), we will be reconvening at the Mall of Georgia located at 3250 Woodward Crossing Blvd in Buford, GA for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. We may arrive late if the Atlanta REIA Meeting runs late. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!
This month, on Tuesday, June 17th at NOON, the Onsite group will return to the same brick ranch located at 2726 Eastfield Rd in Smyrna, GA. Two months ago, in April, the demolition phase of the project had just begun. Right after the meeting that day, we tore into the old addition with a bobcat! Click here to see the pictures of that devastation. http://tinyurl.com/ln5rgrb.
The project is now completed. The new addition is a spectacular master suite. Overall, the project is a total renovation: new roof, sheetrock, plumbing, wiring, fixtures, counters, cabinets, paint inside and out. You name it and we are did it here! Join us next Tuesday at noon, to see the finished product, including the beautiful slate patio outside of the kitchen.
The Onsite Renovation Group, led by Aaron McGinnis of Craftbuilt Properties, is an new educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix and flip) of single family residential homes inside the I-285 perimeter and the in-town neighborhoods. The purpose of this group is to allow both new and experienced rehabbers and investors to meet, network and share knowledge and experience with “hands on” access to real property. The Onsite Renovation Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at NOON at an active renovation site, build site or rental property which will vary from month to month. There is currently no charge to attend these meeting.
With Peter Fortunato & Bill Cook
June 19 @ 5PM Azalea Park Roswell
The Atlanta REIA and Beginning Investors Group (BIG) are hosting our 2nd Annual Atlanta REIA BIG Cookout on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 from 5:00PM to 10:00PM at Azalea Park located at 475 Azalea Dr, Roswell, GA in Pavilion #1. In addition to lots of food, folks and fun, we will also have vendors and giveaways and two very special guest speakers. Registration is $15 for Atlanta REIA Members and $25 for Guests.
We are very, very excited to announce that we will have the “Ultimate” Creative Deal Structurer, Mr. Peter Fortunato speaking on his favorite topic, Creative Deal Structuring, along with our very own local real estate investing expert, Bill Cook!
Bill, who is also the President of North Georgia REIA and a contributor to The Profit Newsletter, will be discussing door-knocking for real estate leads, making offers, and his upcoming Atlanta REIA Door Knocking Event to be held on Saturday, June 28th, 2014.
Whatever plans you may have for Thursday evening, change them! This is fun, festive educational even that you do not want to miss. Rarely do we get to learn from not one, but two extraordinary creative real estate deal structurers. Not only will Bill and Pete be doing a presentation, but they will also be hanging out late, networking with our attendees and answering as many good questions as you can bring.
Come on down for this very special occasion! Fox Brothers BBQ will be cooking up some delicious BBQ Beef Brisket, Chicken and Chicken Wings with side dishes. This event is NOT TO MISS! We’ll have great food, along with some terrific information that you can use immediately on your road to success.
For those of you that don’t know Peter, he is one of the greatest creative real estate investing minds in the country. Peter teaches creative real estate investing ideas, techniques and strategies that are truly unlike all other real estate trainers. What he teaches will allow anyone to quickly build an income stream from real estate assets and allow them to become financially independent by purchasing well selected real estate that will bring the income for many years to come.
While in Atlanta, Peter will be hosting his Real Estate Acquisition Techniques Class on June 21st & 22nd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.
Come meet our participating business members who help sponsor this celebration. Please stop by their tables during the cookout. Thank you very much sponsors!
Goldmine Properties, Inc. – As Atlanta’s first full service real estate wholesaler, we offer wholesale property at 65% loan to value, with financing available. Purchase price and repairs are 65% of certified after repaired appraisal. Read More>>
Duffy Realty of Atlanta Real Simple. Real Savings. Real Results. Selling or buying a home has never been easier or cost less! Join other Atlanta sellers and buyers experiencing real estate in the 21st century using technology and methodology that produces results. Read More>>
Solutions 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>>
We have openings available for only a few more sponsors. If you are interested, you can click here to Sponsor the Cookout. Thanks!
In Today’s Marketplace
with Frank Iglesias on June 9th
at Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
The all new Atlanta REIA All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group (formerly the “I Love Marketing” group) meets on Monday, June 9th at 7:00 PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs. Our guest speaker will be our good friend, Frank Iglesias, who is an active real estate investor, wholesaler, coach and a great marketer. Frank will be teaching us “How to Market & Sell Houses Fast in Today’s Marketplace”.
Frank believes in systems and getting most of his work done through his virtual assistants. Frank’s systems and his VAs allow him to make more money by doing less work personally. Frank will talk about
- How to quickly build a cash buyers list
- Networking with active investors at REIAs
- Working with Realtors who have cash buyers
- Bandit signs & knowing your boundaries
- Networking with contractors
- Working with property management companies
- Hedge Funds companies
- Owner occupants
- Online advertising – Craigslist, Postlets also, Zillow
- Direct Mail
- Sign in the yard
- Newspaper ads
- And much, much more
If you have made the decision to get out of your JOB or to supplement your income, then this is the place you need to be on Monday to get solid real life information and investing systems.
BONUSES FOR ATTENDING: Rock has some special bonuses for all those who show up early or on time: (1) a digital copy of his new book, “The Dynamic 6”, (2) a digital copy of his book, “Go Mobile Now Or Die!” and (3) a 30 point marketing audit of your business ($250 value).
After the conclusion of our All Inclusive Marketing Meeting, we will be meeting at the Hudson Grill or a nearby restaurant for “Late Nite Networking”. We will announce where will be meeting for Late Nite Networking at the AIM Meeting. So come and join us for the AIM Meeting and be prepared to stay late and network and have fun with like minded real estate investors, marketers and other professionals late into the evening!
The Atlanta REIA All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group (formerly known as the “I Love Marketing” group) is a new networking and educational meeting led by Rock Shukoor and Dustin Griffin for like-minded real estate investors and small business owners who enjoy marketing and are interested in taking their business to the next level through creative marketing techniques.
AIM is for people who want to want to get together, learn and discuss marketing challenges, strategies and opportunities. Although many of the examples we cover at the meetings will be geared towards real estate investors, the techniques and strategies learned can easily be applied to any business. AIM meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.
*Please Note: AIM Meeting agenda is subject to change.
Determining the ARV
with Special Guest, Alisha Spence
Please Note the New Meeting Location Below
We are pleased to announce that Alisha Spence will be the presenter at the ALL NEW Atlanta REIA South Group which is being held on the first Wednesday of each month starting at 6:00 PM at Club E located at 2707 Main Street in College Park. This month, on Wednesday, June 4th at 6PM, Alicia will be discussing how to determine the “After Repair Value” (ARV) as accurately as possible.
One of the frustrations facing new investors is determining what a property is worth and what they can pay for it. In the rapidly changing market we are operating in, it is critical to be able to objectively determine the retail price for a property. In order to determine what to pay for a property, one must know the ARV.
Alicia has been doing BPO’s for banks, homeowners, investors as well as asset management companies and hedge funds. Her insights into this important topic are valuable. Alisha is an Associate Broker who has been specializing in the valuation, sales, and marketing of investment real estate in the Metro Atlanta suburbs since 2005. Alisha is experienced in many aspects of real estate including residential and commercial property management, managing operations, acquisitions and sales for one of the largest and most productive real estate investment companies in Atlanta.
There is a $10.00 charge for all attendees which includes a light dinner. Networking and dinner take place from 6 to 7pm. At 7pm, we move upstairs and split into two groups… the Multi-Family/Landlord Group and the Single Family Group. Club E is located at 2707 Main Street in College Park. Parking is in the rear as well as an entrance to the Facility. from Main Street, turn at the traffic light on to Princeton Drive. There are 2 parking lots in rear as well as signage pointing to parking. If the first lot is full, you may park in the Bank of America lot.
Putting Your Real Estate Investing Business on AutoPilot
with Special Guest, Frank Iglesias
Please Note the New Meeting Location Below
Come join us at the Creative Deal Structuring Group on Wednesday, June 4th at 6:30PM at Atkins Park Tavern located at 794 N Highland Ave NE in Atlanta where active real estate investor and coach, Frank Iglesias, will be showing you how to automate your real estate investing business. There is a $3.00 cover charge for Atlanta REIA Members and $5.00 for non-members.
Most people get into real estate to make money and to have the freedom to spend their time as they wish. But as your investing business grows, you will soon find there are more tasks that need to be completed than you can handle. If you are not careful, you will find yourself consumed with so much “busy-ness” that you don’t have time to work on your “busi-ness” and to enjoy the freedom you crave.
But there is good news! Many of the mundane, repetitive tasks that need doing can be automated or delegated to others. Frank has discovered a number of methods he uses in his own real estate investing business that will greatly assist you in your business. At the meeting, Frank will teach you:
- How To Put Your Business On AutoPilot
- How To Reduce Your Workload
- How and What To Outsource
- How To Get Your Time Back For The REAL Important Things
- Any much, much more…
Frank is one of the Founders and Managing Partners of Working With Houses, LLC, an Atlanta area Real Estate Investment Company that primarily works in the residential renovation industry, repairing and updating properties to bring value back to neighborhoods that have been devalued by the recent housing crisis. Frank has been involved in this industry for the last four years in which tremendous change has brought much volatility. He has been able to adapt with the times and to grow his business despite the volatility. He looks forward to helping you along your path to real estate investing success as so many others have already helped him along his way.
Door Fees are: Atlanta REIA Members $3 and Non-Members $5 per person. Seating is limited so arrive early to secure your seat.
The Creative Deal Structuring Group (CDS) is a group that is all about creative deal structuring and how to apply it in your everyday life and business. If you’re looking to obtain the proper tools, get knowledge you need, and feel better about structuring real estate transactions for profit, then the Creative Deal Structuring Group is the right group for you. CDS is led by Russ Hiner who is an active investor, coach, mentor and speaker.