Archive for January, 2016

The Addiction of Success!

Posted on January 31, 2016 by

Over the holidays I had a few great learning lessons. I volunteer for several different causes. The one I chose, was a half-way house for recovering addicts. I have learned from that experience that it takes on average 6 times or 6 attempts to become clean. Now this is an average. There are some individuals who will get clean in a much shorter time because they have super “WHY” and have the right relationships which will support them in their life’s journey. So I started to look at my own life and the struggles I have learning and implementing new systems in my own business. Why do I go to the seminars and training which I buy, spending thousands of dollars on my education? The day after the seminar I do nothing. I never implement the great knowledge and systems the gurus has provided. I don’t even open the book ever again. Does this sound familiar? Read More→

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Yet another calendar? Yes. It’s a good idea to use QuickBooks’ calendar to stay on top of your financial transactions.

These days, some of us find ourselves updating multiple calendars. There’s the Outlook calendar or other web-based solution for scheduling and task management. Maybe a smartphone app to track to-do’s on the road, and a paper calendar as backup.

But where do you keep track of your everyday financial tasks? Including these in your scheduling calendars and/or task lists will make for very crowded screens, not to mention how inconvenient it can be to keep switching between applications.

So consider adding one more tracking tool: the QuickBooks calendar. This graphical screen isn’t designed for data entry (except for to-do’s). Rather, it’s designed to give you a quick overview of your financial activity, both historically and in the future. Read More→

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New Year, New Market

Posted on January 31, 2016 by

If you are a smart investor you read and stay up to date with the market. But as you read, you find that different people have different opinions as to why the real estate market has shifted, which range from the presidential election, the stock market, the price of a barrel of oil, employment reports, changing interest rates, etc. The fact is, all these are intertwined and they all have a chain reaction effect on real estate. While you cannot make a huge immediate impact on the direction of any of these factors, you can make changes in your game plan for investing in real estate in the New Year.

As we all know, the real estate market is cyclical. The majority of last year the market was at the height of its cycle. At the end of the year to present the market has begun to cool down or at least level off. Investors are no longer purchasing houses expecting one sales price and selling it for a much higher price because it “appreciated” while it was being renovated. Today investors are selling their investment properties for the original after repair value they had projected or a bit less if the renovation was not up to par. This has become the new norm. With that said, there are still a few sub markets in each of our markets that continue to sell fast and for record prices. However, those too will eventually cool down. I have mentioned many times that it is best to purchase investment real estate based on today’s values not anticipated appreciation one cannot control.

Here are a few items I would recommend when investing in real estate in today’s market. Read More→

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Goodbye. We’ll See Y’all Later!

Posted on January 31, 2016 by

Kim and I want to thank you for reading our weekly real estate investing newspaper column for the past 13 years. With this last article, we say: Goodbye, y’all!

In 2003, when we started this feature, we were still fairly new to real estate investing. As we gained knowledge and experience, we shared the creative deal-structuring techniques we learned that allowed the impossible deals to become not only possible, but also probable.

We also shared most every mistake we made along the way. We did this because more great lessons are learned from failure than from success!

And, we wrote a ton of articles about what it takes to succeed. No matter what field you’re in, the attributes it takes to succeed can be boiled down to these ten: love, accomplishment, discipline, persistence, belief, integrity, associations, a yearning to learn, sacrifice and giving back.

The story about how our weekly column first got in the paper demonstrates these attributes at work. Read More→

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It seems that nobody today learning how to be a real estate investor wants to start at the bottom anymore. What I mean is, most beginning real estate investors want to start at the top making money like those who have spent many years learning how to buy real estate and make money every time they buy. Having been a licensed building contractor in a previous life I can tell you that I never built a house starting with the roof and then built downward to the foundation. Investors today must realize it just doesn’t work trying to get rich quick without a solid foundation of basic investor knowledge. Unless you want to build a house of cards that will easily tumble down you must forget trying to start at the top of the learning curve and understand that the only way you will ever be truly successful is if you start learning real estate investing with sound techniques and strategies that will allow you to make the very best buying decisions every time. Read More→

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Mon, February 1st at 5:00 PM in Norcross, GA
Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting
& Vendor Trade Show
Feb 1st @ Atlanta Unity, Norcross, GA
How To Go From ZERO to HERO
In Real Estate Investing
How To Get Your 1st Deal or Your 12th Deal Fast!
with Special Guest, Don DeRosa

Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge. This month,
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $20 or Pay $25 at the Door.

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Don DeRosaPlease stop what you’re doing and join us at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting TODAY, Monday, February 1st at 5PM. The meeting will take place at Atlanta Unity located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Norcross, GA. At this meeting, Atlanta REIA will have special guest speaker, Don DeRosa, who will talk about how you can get your real estate investing business up and running like a well oiled machine. Don will show you how to go from ZERO deals to your 12th deal in no time. Join us at the meeting and learn how to become a Real Estate Super Hero in less time than you ever thought possible!

At this meeting, you will learn:

  • Different types of deals that can get you paid fast versus ones that will cause you unnecessary pain and suffering if you are not properly trained
  • Setting yourself up for success before you ever geneate your first lead
  • What you need to do first, second, third… a simple real estate investing plan anyone can follow
  • The top 8 questions you must ask every single seller to determine if you have a deal or a dud
  • Understanding Profit, Return on Investment and Loan to Value Ratio and the importance of hitting these numbers on every single deal
  • And much more!

You won’t want to miss hearing Don teach you how to survive and thrive in today’s ever changing real estate environment. All this is happening at the Atlanta REIA main meeting on Monday, February 1st at 5PM at Atlanta Unity located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Norcross, GA.

As always, Atlanta REIA Members can attend the event at no charge and Non-Members can Register Online for $20 or pay $25.00 at the door. Be sure to bring your business cards and flyers and join us for an evening of real estate deals, vendors, networking, education and fun! See you there!

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*Meeting Day Agenda
5:00 pm: Meeting-Before-the-Meeting with Don DeRosa
5:00 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking
6:15 pm: Updates & Announcements
6:30 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Networking Break
7:20 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways
7:30 pm: Main Presentation with Don DeRosa
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking at Three Dollar Cafe

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A 4 NIGHT STAY IN CANCUN: All participants who attend the Atlanta REIA Meeting will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 5 Day, 4 Night Stay in Cancun! *You must be present at the meeting to win. Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

5:00 PM in Main Meeting Room
The High Tech Home Buyers Creative Deal Makers Subgroup
Feb 1st Meeting Before the Meeting
Online & Offline Lead Generation Tips, Tactics & Secrets That Work!
with Don DeRosa, Rock Shukoor & Dustin Griffin

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Rock ShukoorAre you spending money on marketing and not getting any deals? Are you able to take any lead and make a deal out of it? Do you know how to make multiple offers that actually get accepted? Are you using technology to your advantage? If the answer is “NO” to these questions then you MUST attend this subgroup meeting.

Would you like to learn how to structure deals so you can buy houses with little or none of your own cash and none of your own cred? 15 hours a week… That’s all you need! Imagine… taking any seller lead and being able to create a winning deal out of it… Making thousands of dollars where you thought there were none. No more wasted marketing dollars. No more wasted phone calls. No more wasted time.

Join Don DeRosa at the High Tech Home Buying Creative Deal Structuring Subgroup on Monday, February 1st from 5PM to 6PM at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting at Atlanta Unity where he will be teaching about a wide variety of topics each month. Don will teach you about the state-of-the-art tools and techniques you’ll use to evaluate deals and figure out how to make them work – so you can work less and spend more time where you want, when you want and with whom you want.

Some topics Don will be teaching about include:

  • Using Apps on your iPad or other mobile device to evaluate deals on the go
  • Creative Techniques such as Wrap Around Mortgages, Sandwich Lease Options, Subject-To, Seller Financing, and more
  • How to be a transaction engineer.
  • How to be a problem solver.
  • And so much more…

Bring your deals and Don will walk through them step-by-step and he’ll show you how to easily evaluate the lead, determine your exit strategy, structure the deal, negotiate with the seller, and get the paperwork done in a snap.

Its an amazing time to be a real estate investor. Don’t look back 5 years from now and wish you had acted. Learn how to buy right… Learn to Make More and Work Less, Right Now!

5:00 PM in the Main Lobby
Monthly Vendor Trade Show

Dylon Ross with XfinityAt 5:00 PM in the Main Lobby, we have a Vendor Trade Show that lasts throughout the meeting where you can come out and meet many of our participating Business Members and Vendor Guests who help sponsor our meeting. See a full list of our vendors and sponsors below as they are added.

Vendor tables are limited, so any vendors wanting to reserve a table for the meeting can RSVP for a Vendor Table here. Vendor tables are reserved and setup on a first-come, first-serve basis.

6:15 PM in the Main Meeting Room
What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA

Dustin GriffinStarting at 6:15 PM, Dustin Griffin kicks off the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting with updates and announcements. Dustin covers what’s happening at Atlanta REIA in the upcoming weeks and months such as upcoming workshops, webcasts, special events, members benefits and much more! Be sure to be in the main meeting room at 6:15 PM for your chance to be one of the first to receive a printed copy of The Profit Newsletter while supplies last.

6:30 PM in the Main Meeting Room
Haves & Wants Marketing Session

Joe ThompsonAt approximately 6:30 PM, Joe Thompson will be hosting the Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session which gives our members the opportunity to quickly market deals they HAVE and to find deals they WANT. We also give our business members the opportunity to get up and say a few words about their businesses. Members who want to participate in the Haves & Wants Marketing Session must bring your flyers and get to the meeting early to get on Joe’s list of participants.

9:30 PM @ Three Dollar Cafe, 6050 Peachtree Pkwy, Norcross
Late Nite Networking at Three Dollar Cafe

Three Dollar CafeAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at Three Dollar Cafe located at 6050 Peachtree Pkwy #100 in Norcross, GA at 9:30 PM for the Late Nite Networking and the “Meeting-After-The-Meeting”!

There is no charge for Atlanta REIA Members or guests to attend Late Nite Networking at the Three Dollar Cafe, so bring a friend and head on down to Late Nite Networking! Just be sure you order food and beverages from the cafe and please tip their wait staff generously.

Participating Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Reserve a Vendor Table Here

Air Conditioning Experts, Inc.Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. – For all your air conditioning services throughout Atlanta, contact Air Conditioning Experts. We have all the training and experience necessary to ensure the success of your home cooling system.

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>>

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>>

New Western AcquisitionsNew Western Acquisitions – A full service Real Estate Brokerage that specializes in helping investors in acquiring inventory, securing contractors and lenders, as well as aiding in the liquidation of these assets. Read More>>

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>>

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>>

Auction.comAuction.com – The nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, having sold over $34 billion in real estate assets. Auction.com’s mission is to provide the most trusted online real estate marketplace, making transactions easier and more transparent. Read More >>

Angel Oak Prime BridgeAngel Oak Prime Bridge – A direct hard money lender headquartered in Atlanta. We provide renovation/construction loans for investors and builders to purchase and renovate residential properties. Read More>>

Lima One Capital, LLCLima One Capital, LLC – A fully capitalized, direct lender for residential real estate investors and homebuilders. We are fully capitalized and our team prides itself on closing loans quickly for our clients. Read More>>

CRS DataCRS Data – We offer comps from the MLS & FSBO’s, custom searches, property tax records, interactive maps, sales & mortgage info, real estate valuations, mailing lists & more. 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>>

Secured Investment Lending

Keller Williams Commercial (Deborah Harris)

Atlanta REIA West Group

Atlanta REIA South, Multi-Family & Landlord Group

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Tue, February 2nd @ 6:30PM – Golden Corral, Cumming, GA
Mountain REIA
7 Ways to Find
7 Great Deals in 7 Days

with Special Guest, Rock Shukoor
February 2nd, 6:30PM, Golden Corral, Cumming, GA

Rock ShukoorWould you like to become a marketing machine and the “go to person” in your market?

Do you want to learn how to find deals others are looking for and cannot find?

Then join us at our Mountain REIA monthly meeting to learn how to find one deal a day. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:30PM at the Golden Corral located at 2025 Market Place Blvd, Cumming, GA.

Do you have all the leads you can need?

Marketing has been one of my strong suites and I am very proud of the results I have produced over the years from most of my campaigns. It is time to showcase my guerrilla marketing skills and show you how to find at least one deal a day. Yes, I said, ONE DEAL A DAY. I will show you 7 ways to find 7 deals in 7 days, find all the deals you need at will. I will be sharing everything you need to know on how to find deals quickly without using any money, very little if any. If you have a phone and have access to a computer, you are in business.

I will explain the whole process: the small but vital details, where to find deals, how to find the sellers and how to stay focused to find one deal a day.

At the meeting I will share with you:

  • Where to find deals
  • How to sell them in a flash
  • What market to choose
  • Where to get the list of prospects
  • What kind of properties to focus on
  • How to partner with me to use a list of over 6,000 cash buyers
  • And much, much more

EARLY BIRD BONUS: I believe in rewarding action takers and entrepreneurs that are willing to do what it takes in order to change their lives or have the desire to get better at what they are already doing. Therefore, I will offer some bonuses. I am offering the following:

Rock's Book

  1. A digital copy of my book, “Extraordinary Results by Ordinary Investors”
  2. A trip from 2
  3. One hour consulting, personal time to assist you to “Find your money direction now”, $250 value

You definitely do not want to miss this meeting and learn from Rock, a marketing genius. There will be a lot of learning and great networking. Make sure to bring your business cards and deals to discuss.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

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About Mountain REIA

Mountain REIAMountain REIA is a real estate investors association formed by Gordon Catts that meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM at the Golden Corral located at 2025 Market Place Blvd in Cumming, Georgia. This group is an educational and networking group that brings in local, active investors and to provide information and education in a low or no-sales environment. This group is open to everyone, so please come join local real estate investors to network, share information, and interact with local and regional experts. There is a $2 meeting fee payable at the door. Also, please be prepared to patron the restaurant, enjoy the networking, and the outstanding information! Please remember to tip the wait staff generously as well for their support of our group. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

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Wed, February 3rd @ 6PM – College Park, GA
Atlanta REIA South & The Multi-Family Investing Group
If You Fail to Plan, Then Plan to Fail
with Special Guest, Joe Thompson
February 3rd, 6PM, Club E Atlanta
3707 Main Street, College Park, GA

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Joe ThompsonWe are pleased to announce that Joe Thompson will be our special guest speaker this month at the Atlanta REIA South / Multi-Family Commercial Investing Group on Wednesday, February 3rd at 6PM at Club E Atlanta located at 3707 Main Street in College Park, GA. Joe will be talking about setting goals and developing a plan to follow through and accomplish those goals.

Would you ever build your own house without a detailed set of plans? Why then would you try to build your business without a great plan? Do you know that only 7% of Americans retire financially secure or wealthy? Their secret? Planning! Would you like to be part of that 7%? Joe Thompson will show you a step-by-step process to shift your strategies and create a 2016 Action Plan that will create massive RESULTS in your business. Take control, get organized and learn proven profit strategies that will guarantee that 2016 will be your best year yet!

At the meeting, you will learn…

  • The first place you should start when it comes to planning
  • The 3 shifts that separate the top 5% of business owners
  • How to implement your goals and plans
  • How to ensure your motivation continues all year long
  • And much, much more!

Joe is going to educate you about the most important steps you can take that will greatly impact your successes and failures, literally. The information he is going to give us is so powerful that it doesn’t matter whether or not you spend a gazillion dollars on going to trainings to learn real estate, then give it everything you’ve got–if you miss these key things, you might as well just give it up now! So, do not only plan to be at this event, BE THERE no matter what!

Joe Thompson is an experienced business and financial consultant with over 28 years in the financial arena and business ownership experience dating back to 1973. Joe entered the financial consulting field in 1982 and has been awarded numerous awards for his achievements and quality of work. Joe focuses his practice on working with Real Estate Investors, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, all of whom have unique challenges and opportunities, which require experience and additional skills not commonly found in the advisement industry.

The Atlanta REIA South monthly meeting, led by Reggie Jackson and Gordon Catts, is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6PM at Club E Atlanta located at 3707 Main Street, College Park, GA.

The Multi Family Investing Focus Group Meeting, led by Carla Gamper and Gordon Catts now meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6PM at Club E Atlanta located at 3707 Main Street, College Park, GA.

There is currently a $15 cover charge for everyone who attends the meeting which is payable at the door and includes a light meal. Get there at 6PM to eat and network before the meeting begins. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Make sure to bring your deals and your haves, wants, and needs to the meeting. See you there!

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Mon, January 25th @ 6:30PM – Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA Wild Wild West
Insider Millionaire Secrets Revealed!
with Leslie Mathis & Catherine McFarland
January 25th, 6:30PM, Cherokee Cattle Company
2710 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA

Atlanta REIA Members Attend for FREE. Guests pay $10 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

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Leslie MathisCatherine McFarlandCome out this month to the Wild West Event, where you will learn how to make 2016 your best year yet! Leslie and Catherine are going to share with you Insider Millionaire Secrets. They will give you a Personal Roadmap to Success in 2016 and show you What Winners Do and how to duplicate it for YOUR Success NOW! The meeting will take place on Monday, January 25th at 6:30PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta.

You will learn:

  • HOW to personally define success for yourself in 2016
  • WHAT to do to SET and ACHIEVE your goals for 2016
  • WHEN and how to beat overwhelm, depression, and lack of motivation
  • WHY you need to make achieving success seem effortless
  • WHERE to go to get REAL help and support when you need it
  • And so much more!

This will be a great evening. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces. Please bring family and friends. And remember: We LOVE questions and input – questions and input make us all better, smarter, wiser real estate investors!

Atlanta REIA Members get in FREE, and guests are just $10 at the door.

Join us Monday, October 26 at 6:30pm at The Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Rd. in Marietta. Bring your business cards and your haves and wants-and be ready to have a great time! See you there, pardner!

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A FREE CARIBBEAN VACATION FOR TWO!: All participants who attend the Atlanta REIA West Meeting will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *FREE Caribbean Vacation for TWO and other great door prizes! *You must be present at the meeting to win. The Caribbean vacation does not include transportation, taxes, upgrades, etc.

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West Meeting Agenda*
6:30PM: Networking, Food Ordering & introductions
7:00PM: Welcome, Announcements & Upcoming Events
7:25PM: Haves & Wants
7:45PM: Feature Presentation with Leslie Mathis & Catherine McFarland
9:00PM: Drawings for Prizes & Giveaways
9:05PM: Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: West Meeting agenda is subject to change.

About the Atlanta REIA Wild West Group

Leslie MathisThe 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 located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta. The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 25th at 6:30PM. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE and guests for $10. 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.

See you at the meeting on Monday, January 25th at 6:30PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta!

Late Nite Networking After West Meeting

Late Nite NetworkingAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA West meeting (after 9PM), you are encouraged to hang around and join us for Late Nite Networking also held at Cherokee Cattle Company. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

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Tue, January 26th @ 6:30PM — Tyrone, GA
Peachtree City EPIC Group
Buying, Selling & Holding Real Estate Tax Free! The Power of Self-Directed IRAs
with Scott Maurer
January 26th, 6:30PM, Solutions Realty Network
100 Glendalough Ct, Suite D2, Tyrone, GA 30290

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Scott MaurerWe are excited to kick off the new year this month at the EPIC Group with our special guest speaker, Scott Maurer. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26th at 6:30PM at the Solutions Realty Network Headquarters located at 100 Glendalough Ct, Suite D2 in Tyrone, GA. Scott will be talking about how to grow your business tax free using your self-directed IRA.

Many investors don’t know that it’s even possible to use retirement funds when investing in real estate. Most IRA accounts are invested with banks and brokerage firms who do not allow for this type of investment within their portfolios, but IRS regulations certainly allow for many types of alternative investments. Self-directed IRAs allow individuals to use their IRA funds to purchase rental property, rehabs/flips, private mortgages, tax liens, and much, much more. By using a self-direct IRA, an investor can utilize this “new” bucket of cash to acquire assets that they can better control and thus drive better returns to their IRA. Best of all, the gains from these investments go back to the IRA without any tax implications.

At the meeting you will learn:

  • What types of accounts are eligible to be self-directed
  • How you can move money from current IRA custodians without worrying about tax implications
  • What the rules are pertaining to prohibited transactions and disqualified persons
    (In short, what you can’t do with your self-directed IRA)
  • How the process works from contract to closing, and how the earnings come back to the IRA on a tax-deferred or tax-free basis
  • How to obtain “checkbook control” over your IRA for the purpose of real estate investing
  • And Much, Much More!

Scott has worked for Advanta since 2006, and is a frequent speaker on the topic of self-directed IRAs and using retirement funds to invest in real estate and other alternative assets. Scott is also an attorney and a member of The Florida Bar.

Come on out on Tuesday, January 26th. You are sure to meet some great individuals and make lasting connections that will help propel your business in the right direction. We look forward to seeing you there!

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About the Atlanta REIA EPIC Group

Atlanta REIA EPIC GroupThe EPIC Group, which stands for “Education, Properties, Income and Community”, is a Real Estate Investing Group that is all about buy and hold real estate investing, long term income and building your net worth. The meeting takes place at the Solutions Realty Network Headquarters located at 100 Glendalough Ct, Suite D2 in Tyrone, GA. The hosts for this event are Donna Littleton, Broker & CEO of Solutions Realty Network, and her husband Chris Littleton. There is no charge for Atlanta REIA Members and currently no charge for non-members as well.

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Wed, January 27th @ 6:30PM – Buford, GA
Atlanta REIA North Meeting
7 Ways to Find
7 Great Deals in 7 Days

with Special Guest, Rock Shukoor
January 27th, 6:30PM
1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA

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Rock ShukoorWould you like to become a marketing machine and the “go to person” in your market?

Do you want to learn how to find deals others are looking for and cannot find?

Then join us at our Atlanta REIA North monthly meeting to learn how to find one deal a day. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30PM located at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA.

Do you have all the leads you can need?

Marketing has been one of my strong suites and I am very proud of the results I have produced over the years from most of my campaigns. It is time to showcase my guerrilla marketing skills and show you how to find at least one deal a day. Yes, I said, ONE DEAL A DAY. I will show you 7 ways to find 7 deals in 7 days, find all the deals you need at will. I will be sharing everything you need to know on how to find deals quickly without using any money, very little if any. If you have a phone and have access to a computer, you are in business.

I will explain the whole process: the small but vital details, where to find deals, how to find the sellers and how to stay focused to find one deal a day.

At the meeting I will share with you:

  • Where to find deals
  • How to sell them in a flash
  • What market to choose
  • Where to get the list of prospects
  • What kind of properties to focus on
  • How to partner with me to use a list of over 6,000 cash buyers
  • And much, much more

EARLY BIRD BONUS: I believe in rewarding action takers and entrepreneurs that are willing to do what it takes in order to change their lives or have the desire to get better at what they are already doing. Therefore, I will offer some bonuses. I am offering the following:

Rock's Book

  1. A digital copy of my book, “Extraordinary Results by Ordinary Investors”
  2. A trip from 2
  3. One hour consulting, personal time to assist you to “Find your money direction now”, $250 value

You definitely do not want to miss this meeting and learn from Rock, a marketing genius. There will be a lot of learning and great networking. Make sure to bring your business cards and deals to discuss.

The Atlanta REIA North meeting is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA.. Atlanta REIA members can attend this meeting for FREE and guests and non-members can pay just $10 at the door OR pre-register online for only $5! Plan to get there early at 6PM to network before the meeting begins. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the event.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

RSVP Now!

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Late Nite Networking After North Meeting

Late Nite NetworkingAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA North Meeting (after 9:30PM), we will be reconvening at the Tannery Row Ale House located at 554 W Main St in historic downtown Buford, GA for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. We may arrive late if the Atlanta REIA North Meeting runs late. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!

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Thu, January 28th @ 11:30 AM in Sandy Springs, GA
Commercial & Multi-Family Group
Setting Goals & Planning Your New Year
With Joe Thompson

Atlanta REIA Members Attend for FREE and Guests for Only $5 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

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Joe Thompson This month on Thursday, January 28th at 11:30AM at the 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd, Joe Thompson will be talking about getting your year started off the right way with setting goals and making a plan to execute. Join us on Thursday, January 28th at 11:30AM!

The First Step Every Plan Needs to take a step. Did we really just say a plan needs to take a step? It does not even have legs! Well, the plan needs to take the step – the question that you should be asking is “in what direction?” It is not surprising to hear that most new business fail in the first year. Why is that? With any endeavor if you do not know where you are going, how can you get there? You must establish a destination and your plan needs to move in that direction.

If you stop and think about a destination and take the time to print out a map and chart a course, your chances of success are going to be far greater. You just need a good map and someone who knows the roads – like Atlanta REIA. Before we get to the map, let’s discuss destinations: If you are going to start a real estate business, what is your revenue goal for year one? What is your five year plan? What is your projected gross margin? What does it take to make a profit in your business?

If you are going to become a full time Real Estate Investor, which of the vast number of strategies, techniques and systems are you going to be using? How many deals do you plan to close each month? What are your exit strategies?

If you, like the rest of us here are going to profit from this current real estate market, what are you going to focus your attention on? Short sales, foreclosures, flips, rehab’s, rentals, lease purchase, notes, mobile homes, multi family, commercial, etc, etc? Do you have sufficient funds to do the type of deals you are going to target? If rental property is your goal, how many rentals do you plan to acquire and over what period of time?

Whatever you destination, a plan of attack and a step by step, turn by turn map of how to get there is what you need. You need to make sure your route is sound and that you take the best roads – that you use the best vehicle to minimize costs, save on taxes and protect yourself from the others out there.

Commercial & Multi-Family Real Estate GroupThe 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!

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