Archive for November, 2016
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Wealth and Freedom!
With Ian Robbins
November 28th @ 6:30PM, Cherokee Cattle Company,
2710 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA
No Charge for Members. Guests Pay $10 at the Door.
Want to build long-term wealth through real estate, without the nightmares of managing tenants? Learn how to buy and hold properties without the headaches of evictions, tenants trashing your houses, and the skyrocketing costs of repairs and vacancies.
Join Ian Robbins at our Wild West Real Estate Investing Event, on Monday, November 28th at 7PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company, located at 2710 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA. In just twenty-two months, Ian has purchased 8 properties, all tenant-occupied, with ZERO missed rent payments! He holds an impressive record of being paid 176 rental payments out of 176 payments due.
What you will learn:
- How to choose the best properties for rentals
- How to choose tenants who will pay rent on time (without the stress!)
- How to manage rentals successfully
- How to remain compliant with Landlord Tenant Laws
- Why buy and hold is a great wealth building strategy
- And Much, Much More…
What people are saying about the Wild West Event…
“Leslie always has hot topics and events that have changed my life” – John S.
“Leslie genuinely cares about our success. She focuses on education & value” – Katherine P.
“This is the best networking event Ever! I have put my entire team together with people I met at this meeting!” – Jason S.
“I never miss a meeting of the Wild West Event” – Charles F.
“This is quality education for FREE, not a sales fest” – Rachel L.
Mark your calendar NOW-we’ll see you there! Always FREE for Atlanta REIA Members, and only $10 at the door for non-members and guests. Wear your cowboy boots or hat and get FREE admission for your guest!
We’re taking questions ahead of the event, so email them to Leslie at LeslieMathisMentor@gmail.com from your cell phone right now!
Atlanta REIA Members are No Charge and guests pay $10 at the door.
*Please Note: West Meeting agenda is subject to change.
& Vendor Trade Show
Real Estate Investing for the 21st century!
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge. This month,
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $20 or Pay $25 at the Door.
Forget investing the old fashioned way. Let technology do the heavy lifting! Today, savvy investors are using cell phones and laptops to rake in their fortunes. If you want to learn to do the same, don’t miss the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Monday, December 5th at 5PM, where Duncan Wierman will show you how to make huge profits in today’s real estate market by combining real estate with the power of the internet and mobile devices! The meeting will take place at the Doubletree Hotel Roswell located at 1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA.
Duncan Wierman is The Master of Strategic Marketing using Online Marketing, Social and Mobile Media for Market Domination! Duncan helps real estate investors grow their businesses by developing online lead generation strategies that will make massive differences in your sales revenues in your investing market niche.
With Duncan’s assistance, you too can tap into how to use the Internet to grow your business – more quickly and profitably. Following Duncan’s strategies, you will learn…
- How to have motivated sellers and hungry buyers coming to YOU.
- How to use the Internet as a tool which will do 93% of the work for you.
- How to effortlessly generate massive profits on every transaction.
- How to literally flip deals from seller to buyer in as little as 2 hours.
- How to have hundreds of investor/buyers knocking on your door in as little as 2 weeks.
- How you can negotiate deals at home and in your spare time.
- How you can flip a property ANYWHERE, even if that property is 2000 miles away.
- How you can run your entire business from your home computer VIRTUALLY!
At the meeting, Duncan will reveal…
- The 3 key factors that will sky rocket the amount of leads you get every month.
- How to develop an effective client nurturing process which will build your brand credibility and give you an unfair advantage over your competitors.
- How to use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter correctly – so that they are an effective and powerful channel for marketing your business.
- The overlooked ways to advertise your business online – so that you will reach more prospects every day than any of your competitors, usually while spending much less time, effort and money.
Duncan will guide you to even greater success using his vitally effective marketing approach, based solidly on…
- How to buy and sell real estate using the internet!
- Finding motivated sellers, hungry buyers, private money lenders!
- Automating and using systems in your business!
- How to use Social Media Marketing and Mobile Marketing effectively!
- How to buy and sell REO’s!
- And much, much more!
As always, Atlanta REIA Members cand 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!
*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.
with Don DeRosa
Are 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 credit? 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, December 5th from 5PM to 6PM at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting at the Doubletree 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!
At 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.
Starting 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.
At 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.
Harp Irish Pub in Roswell
After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at 9:30 PM at Harp Irish Pub located at the Plaza at Roswell Shopping Center, 1425 Market Blvd #1330, Roswell, GA 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, so bring a friend and head on down to Late Nite Networking and have a cold brew with us! Just be sure you order food and beverages from the restaurant and please tip their wait staff generously. When you get there, be sure to look for Joe Thompson who will be leading our Late Nite Networking.
Auction.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 >>
Advanta IRA Administration – With the help of your local Advanta IRA staff, use your IRA to invest in assets you know, understand and control, such as real estate, notes & mortgages, private placements, and much more! Read More>>
Secured Investment Lending – A licensed direct mortgage lender specializing in non-traditional hard money loans for non-owner occupied buy/fix sell properties or rental properties throughout the GA and FL. Read More>>
The 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>>
Equitable Consulting – Investors, wether you have a short term or long term plan, “fix & flip” or “buy & hold”, individual units or entire portfolios, Equitable Consulting is your resource at every step. Read More >>
Financial Solutions Trust
CITC, LLC (Preston Stephens)
Modernline, LLC. (Nelya Dubovaya)
FundSource Financial (Eric Barlow)
Workshop for Real Estate Investors
Join Duncan Wierman on Saturday, December 10th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Registration starts at 8:30 AM) at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA for an amazingly incredible, step-by-step real estate training workshop where he will teach you how to Buy 5, 10, 15 houses or more per month, grabbing houses up fast and selling them for huge profits within hours, without risk, and without leaving your home!
You need to attend this training if…
- You want to run your own business from home, and enjoy the freedom of automatic income…
- You want to declare independence from your lousy job and your stupid boss…
- You want the freedom to spend your time any way you wish, with whomever you wish…
- You are burned out with the stress of trying to find motivated sellers and hungry buyers…
This is a breakthrough Marketing Workshop is designed to teach you “How To Create A Constant Stream Of Motivated Sellers and Hungry Buyers That Call You” and may be the most important trainings you’ve attended all year!
The absolutely, positively Most important knowledge you must have to succeed in real estate investing is NOT about buying houses… it’s about “MARKETING YOUR REAL ESTATE ABILITIES” and generating leads!
There are 100’s of ways to do a deal, but if you don’t have LEADS you have NOTHING. It’s time to face reality. You’re not in the real estate business… you’re in the business of marketing your real estate business!
If you want to succeed and prosper as a real estate entrepreneur, you require a totally new set of marketing skills. Now is your chance to acquire those skills and put them to use in 2017!
How would you like to learn a marketing system that teaches you things like:
- 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!
- How to set up a system that can “sniff out” hidden properties that virtually no one is competing for, so the sellers see you as the only game in town.
- The incredible way to have automatic “robots” tirelessly working for you day and night, bringing you qualified customers and hot deals.
- How to get “private money” to finance your deals. No more getting fleeced by banks! Have your phone ringing off the hook with people begging you to take their money!
- How to get insane real estate profits even if you’re holding down a day job and have no time to yourself
- The best way to 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! They will be begging to buy your houses.
- How to market, buy, sell, and/or assign property online, to make MILLIONS from home
We are going to PROVE IT to you live at this full day Extreme Marketing Workshop on Saturday, December 10th from 9AM to 5PM.
Register Now and join us to discover Duncan’s secrets that he will be to sharing with you. These are the strategies that he has perfected throughout his own Real Estate Investing ventures and he will show you step-by-step how YOU can implement them into your business today. Register Now!
*PLEASE NOTE: The 2-for-1 Early Registration Special is only for Atlanta REIA Members and is limited to spouses, adult children and corporate partners. Non-Members who join Atlanta REIA between Nov 28th – Dec 5th, 2016 can attend the workshop for FREE as new members and can bring a qualified guest. Also, Atlanta REIA Members who renew their membership for an additional year between Nov 28th – Dec 5th, 2016 can attend the workshop for FREE as well. When joining Atlanta REIA or renewing your membership, please indicate that you want to attend the workshop at no charge.
Hands-On Learning “Onsite” at Real Renovation Projects
Tuesday, November 15th at NOON
3131 Vandiver Dr, Marietta, GA
Please join us on Tuesday, November 15th at NOON for the Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) to learn all about finding, funding, fixing, and flipping houses for big profits. This month’s meeting will be held at Don DeRosa’s property located at 3131 Vandiver Dr, Marietta, GA. Come join us onsite and learn how we will turn this old run down house into a profitable deal!
The Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), hosted by Don DeRosa and Dustin Griffin, is an educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix and flip) of single family residential homes. The purpose of the 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 each month at NOON at an active renovation site, build site or rental property which will vary from month to month. As always, there is no charge for Atlanta REIA members to attend. Guests & Non-Members can RSVP Online for Only $15 or pay $20 at the door.
with Scott Maurer of Advanta IRA
November 15th, 6PM, Flat Creek Country Club
100 Flat Creek Rd, Peachtree City, GA 30290
Come Join Us for COMPLIMENTARY Appetizers!
The mission of the EPIC group is to provide a platform for success in Real Estate Investing through Education, Properties, Income, and a Community of like-minded investors. To be a place to Network and Learn the pathway to success in real estate investing through different monthly topics presented by experts inside the real estate industry.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15th at 6PM at the Flat Creek Country Club located at 100 Flat Creek Rd, Peachtree City, GA. This will be a great opportunity for you to network with other like-minded investors and to learn about getting your foot in the door to big money with rental units. This month’s speaker will be Scott Maurer of Advanta IRA who will be discussing “How to Use Your IRA to Invest in Rental Properties”. Scott will cover:
Scott will cover:
- Why invest in real estate in an IRA
- How to transfer or rollover an IRA or old 401k plan into a self-directed accounts
- Different ways to structure your purchase in the IRA
- How you can use other people’s IRAs to fund your deals
- And much more!
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!.
- 6:00PM: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
- 7:00PM: Information, Upcoming Events & Market Update (Chris & Donna)
- 7:20PM: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speaker
- 8:30PM: Closing Comments & Last Minute Networking
Come Out on Tuesday, November 15th and every 3rd Tuesday of Each Month. 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!
Thurs, November 17th at 1:30PM
5 Seasons Brewing, 5600 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs
Hosted by Joe Thompson
Haves and Wants is a weekly investor networking and deal making lunch meeting 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 weekly 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!
This Group is All About Doing Deals!
Nov 17th, 6PM at Wrecking Bar Brewpub
Bring Your Deals, Biz Cards & Flyers
Atlanta REIA Members & Non-Members Welcome!
The Atlanta Intown Investors Club is a new Atlanta REIA Subgroup led by Maggie Groholski that meets on Thursday, November 17th at 6PM at the Wrecking Bar BrewPub in Atlanta, GA. Our mission and focus is to provide an open forum for real estate investors and industry professionals to network and have direct access to hot real estate deals. The format for this meeting is totally member-centric. It’s content and value is derived from our members and guests actively participating and networking with each other during the meeting.
This meeting is all about transacting and doing deals. You will have the opportunity to pitch your properties, products, and services; voice your real estate haves and wants; and participate in open discussions of real estate questions and concerns. We will not be pitching products from the front of the room. We will strive to remain a forum for investors to do deals and learn and seek advice from your peers and trusted industry professionals. The more you attend and participate, the more deals you’ll do and, the smarter we all become.
Meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6PM – 9PM in the Cellar Room of the Wrecking Bar BrewPub located at 292 Moreland Ave NE in Atlanta, GA. Dinner will be available to order as well as a wide variety of beers and cocktails. Join us for the meeting as well as dinner to support the brewpub. Stop by the valet station for COMPLEMENTARY Valet Parking or COMPLEMENTARY Parking Passes to park across the street
with Frank Iglesias
on Monday, November 21st
The Beginning Investors Group (BIG) is an educational and networking group for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to get back in the game.
Each month we bring in local and national real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in our ever changing economy and real estate market. The entire purpose of this group is to help new investors get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal.
New investors often have a lot of questions when it comes to evaluating a potential deal and doing their due diligence. Questions like… How do I know if a property is a good deal or a dud? Should I do my due diligence before or after I get a property under contract? How do I determine the property’s likely value before and after repairs are made? How do I determine how much repairs will cost?
If you would like to get the answers to these questions and more, you definitely don’t want to miss our next meeting with Frank Iglesias on Monday, November 21st at 6:30PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, GA. At this meeting, Frank is going to share with you how he evaluates and does his due diligence on all his potential deals.
Frank will cover:
- Determining Values
- Estimating Repairs
- Working with Home Inspectors
- Vetting Contractors
- Inspecting with Contractors
- Assessing comparables
- Working with municipalities
- Handling HOA’s
- And much, much more…
If you want to learn more about how to do your necessary due diligence on each and every deal you pursue, be to RSVP NOW and DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!
This is the one event you can’t afford to miss. Seating is limited!
After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00PM), we will
be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known
as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stick around, have some dessert, a
drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate
professionals as we hang out late into the night!
*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.
The November 2016 Edition of The Profit Newsletter, the official newsletter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance, is now available for download. There are 50 pages this month full of upcoming meetings, workshops, webcasts, educational articles and other valuable information for your real estate investing pleasure and success. Download it and check it out!
The Profit is Atlanta REIA’s digital, interactive newsletter for serious real estate investors delivered as an Adobe PDF file to read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, iPad or other mobile ready devices. Many of the articles and ads in The Profit contain many hyperlinks you can click to get more information online! The high res version of The Profit is “print ready” for those who want to print the newsletter on their home or business printer.
This month is renovation month at Atlanta REIA and I for one am super excited. For the past 19 years I have managed to perform just about every type of real estate transaction there is. Everything from notes, wholesale deals, lease options to subject to deals. I’ve used every buying strategy known to man and every creative technique to sell my properties. But, no technique has made me more money than the good old fashioned “rehab” fix and flip. People often ask me how they can make lots of money in real estate. You would think that answer would be wholesaling because you don’t need a lot of money and it is quick and sometimes painless. Well the truth is, the fastest way to wealth in my opinion is to “Find ‘Em, Fix ‘Em and Flip ‘Em.”
When doing a rehab or renovation successfully it requires tools just like any job well done. If you have the proper tools in any job, the job goes much easier, faster and most efficiently. Rehabbing is no different. There are six steps to successfully performing any renovation of any size or shape.
The first step is PLANNING. Making sure you have the proper tools is essential to your success. Things that you should have with you at all times will make your job easier. These items include, Inspection forms, Camera, Flash Light, tape measure, graph paper, lock box and “”We Buy Houses” sign. These tools allow you to initiate the first step in any rehab. In my opinion you also want to invest in a design program so you can “Mock Up” what you want your rehab to look like. If you have an iPad my recommendation is an app called Tap Glace. It allows you to measure and create that vision on paper before you ever touch anything inside the house. Read More→
Emotion is a tricky thing. We all have them. We experience them every day whether positive, negative or even indifference. I remember when I started investing being taught to never ever, EVER become emotionally attached to a deal. It sounded easy enough and as head knowledge it is.
But then a funny thing happens…people and or money become involved!
Oh yes, emotion can make the smartest of investors make the most let’s just say ‘bone headed of decisions’. I will have to admit, I have fallen prey to the power of emotion on a couple of emotions. Never underestimate this factor when doing deals!
Let’s examine both of these avenues in depth so you can see how powerfully they can work against you, sometimes without even realizing it.
In terms of people… Read More→
I have been asked the same question a few times lately so I decided to answer it in this article. “Where can I get a master lease option (MLO) contract from?” The answer is easy- Google. You can search for MLO docs online. There were dozens of versions from just as many sites. I highly suggest that you have an attorney review any docs you get off line before using them. When I am asked this question I usually respond by telling the person that they aren’t really asking the right question. The real question is not “where do I find a MLO contract?” but “How do I use it?” You can print up the best master lease option document you can find but if you can’t get a seller to sign it…who cares?
Getting a seller on board with any kind of creative financing can be a challenge. You will find it a lot more difficult without the right presentation. Pitching your idea to the seller or realtor is the key to getting the deal done. Here are a few tips to make your next MLO offer a hit! Read More→