Archive for November, 2017

Tue, Nov 21st @ Noon in Atlanta, GA
The Onsite Renovation Group
Hands-On Learning “Onsite” at Real Renovation Projects
Tuesday, Nov 21st at NOON
7 Rockmart Dr SW, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Onsite PropertyPlease join us on Tuesday, Nov 21st at NOON for the Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), hosted by Don DeRosa and Dustin Griffin, to learn all about finding, funding, fixing, and flipping houses for big profits. This month’s gathering will be held at a $95K renovation project by Mike Cherwenka located at 7 Rockmart Dr SW, Atlanta, GA. This project is what Mike likes to call, “Sexy Renovations”.

Onsite Renovation GroupThis house was a shell when purchased. Mike opened the floor plan, vaulted the ceilings and extended the front porch. The house is now a 3 bed 2 bath, 1834 sq ft Cherwenka “Sexy Renovation”. Come see it for yourself at Onsite!

The Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) 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.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe 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.

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Mon, November 27th @ 6:30PM in Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA West Group
How To Find, Fund, Fix & Flip Your Way to Massive Profits
with Don DeRosa
Monday November 27th @ 6:30PM,
Cherokee Cattle Company,
2710 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA

No Charge for Atlanta REIA Members, Guests $10 at the Door.

Don DeRosaThe real estate market is on fire right now. There are so many money-making opportunities right around every corner. Do you know this but don’t know where to get started to claim your profits? Have you already gotten started but need an extra bump to kick things into higher gear? Don’t sit back and watch all your friends get rich flipping houses. Get in on the action and get your house flipping business making the money that you deserve.

Don’t miss the Atlanta REIA West event on Monday November 27th at 6:30PM, where our special guest speaker, Don DeRosa, will be teaching all about rehabbing houses for massive profits. During this presentation, Don will teach you all about.

Here is some of what you will learn:

  • Where to get started
  • How to get the biggest “bang for your buck”
  • How to evaluate deals based on repair costs
  • How much rehab you should do to a house
  • How to evaluate what repairs to be done
  • How to find and manage good contractors
  • How to protect yourself from being taken advantage of
  • And Much, Much More…

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Come in at 6PM so you may order a delicious dinner from Cherokee Cattle Steakhouse Restaurant

Don is a part time real estate trainer and mentor and full-time real estate investor who actively buys, sells and holds properties each month for huge profits and long-term cash flow. Join us on November 27th and Don will share with you, many of his Real Estate Insider Secrets and the state-of-the-art tools he uses to evaluate deals and make them work – for him and for the seller.

RSVP NOW! and join us for this Atlanta REIA West Real Estate Event at 6:30pm on Monday, November 27th at The Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Rd. in Marietta. Come join us for this fun, informative event. See Y’all There!

Atlanta REIA Members can attend for no charge and Not-Yet Members for $10.00. 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 event room.

There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your Flyers, your deals, haves, wants and needs to the event.

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Wed, November 15th at 7PM-11PM in Buford, GA
The Property Protégé Group
Nov 15th at 7PM-11PM
1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Ste D, Buford, GA

Attend Your 1st Meeting at No Charge
Would You Like to Learn How to Invest in Real Estate with a Team of Like Minded Investors?

Don DeRosaAre you wanting to learn how to invest in real estate but don’t know where to begin, how to really crank things up or don’t want to do it alone?

If so, please join us Wednesday at 7PM at the Property Protege Group Open House hosted by Don DeRosa and Dustin Griffin at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND this Open House, but seating is extremely limited if you don’t arrive on time.

The Property Protege Group (PPG) is a private coaching group led by Don and Dustin that meets in-person in Buford, GA or Online via GoToWebinar.com or Facebook Live for PPG Members that cannot attend in-person. The first part of the meeting is educational and the second part is where we evaluate your deals and decide if they are a deal or no deal.

Dustin GriffinIf you are interested in becoming a better, more profitable investor, those of us in PPG are here to help! PPG was created for new investors or existing investors who want to take their investing to the next level and beyond with the help of others!

If you are interested in joining the PPG program or learning more about the group, we invite you to attend your 1st meeting at no charge as our guest at our office in Buford at 7PM so you can check us out. We look forward to seeing you there!

At PPG, we will be coving topics such as:

  • How to locate properties and motivated sellers
  • How to pre-screen sellers and properties
  • How to analyze deals
  • How to determine repair costs
  • How to determine property value before and after repair
  • How to construct multiple offers
  • How to present and negotiate your offers
  • How to put properties under contract and complete the paperwork
  • Where to find the money to fund your deals
  • How to find buyers and sell houses fast
  • Wholesaling and how it works
  • Buying & selling pretty houses with creative terms
  • Finding deals with the most profit potential
  • How to avoid pitfalls and minimize risk
  • How to find leads on your mobile device
  • How to automate and systematize your business using mobile technology
  • And much more!

If you would like to take your investing business to the next level, don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the Property Protégé Group!

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Wed, November 15th @ 1PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Let’s Make a Deal Lunch
Bring Your Deals, Property Flyers, Biz Cards, Contracts &
Let’s Make a Deal!
with Don DeRosa, Barry Beers & Guest Panelists on November 16th @ 1PM at Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs, GA

No Charge to Attend for Members or Guests

Let's Make A DealThe Let’s Make A Deal (LMAD) group is back with an ALL NEW format that is all about making deals happen!  Let’s Make a Deal is subgroup of the Atlanta REIA that will meet on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 1:00PM and the 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 6:30PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA (map). This group is all about making deals happen at the meeting which means Buying, Selling and Trading Wholesale Deals and Creative Real Estate Deals before, during and after the meeting!

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Each month we will have a 3-4 person panel who will quickly pre-screen your deals and decide if they want to buy them from you on the spot. If someone on the panel wants your deal, you can have it under contract before you leave the meeting. If everyone on the panel passes on your deal, you can make it available to the entire audience. If we don’t have time to present your deal to the panel and the audience, after the meeting is over there will be plenty of time to network with other buyers and sellers and share your deals.

Your Property Flyers – In order to analyze your deals quickly, please put as much the following information on your Property Flyers as possible:

  • High, Average and Low After Repair Value (ARV)
  • Asking Price
  • How Much is Owed on the Property?
  • Amount of Monthly Mortgage Payments on the Property and the Interest Rate
  • If Behind on Payments, How Much?
  • Repairs Needed and Estimated Cost of Repairs
  • Annual Taxes
  • Annual Insurance Amount
  • Property Details such as Bedrooms, Baths, Square Feet, Year Built, Construction etc
  • Seller Situation and Reason for Selling
  • Photos of Property

Here is our schedule which is subject to change from time to time, especially around the holidays. Be sure to check our calendar for the most update dates and times.

If you are a new or experienced investor looking looking to buy or sell houses, this group is for YOU! Be sure to bring your deals, property flyers, business cards, contracts and Let’s Make a Deal!

You can also join our Let’s Make a Deal Facebook Group and post your deals here:

Let's Make A Deal Facebook Group

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Thur, November 16th @ 1:30 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Haves & Wants Meeting
Thurs, November 16th at 1:30PM
5 Seasons Brewing, 5600 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs
Hosted by Joe Thompson

Joe ThompsonHaves 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 12 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 Brewing5 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!

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Thu, November 16th @ 6:30PM – Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Intown Investors Club
Buy, Sell, Trade, Network, Q&A
This Group is All About Doing Deals!
November 16th, 6:30PM at Wrecking Bar Brewpub
Bring Your Deals, Biz Cards & Flyers
Atlanta REIA Members & Non-Members Welcome!

Maggie GroholskiThe Atlanta Intown Investors Club is an Atlanta REIA Subgroup led by Maggie Groholski that meets on Thursday, September 21st at 6:30PM 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.

Atlanta Intown Investors ClubThis 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.

Wrecking Bar BrewpubMeetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30PM – 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

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Mon, Nov 20th @ 6:30 PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Mon, Nov 20th at 6:30 PM at
Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs
An Investor’s Blueprint To Real Estate Investing Success
with Peter Pasternack
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Peter PasternackPlease join us on Monday, November 20th at 6:30PM at the Beginning Investors Group at the Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs where our special guest speaker will be Peter Pasternack who will be teaching you his “Investor’s Blueprint To Success” in real estate investing.

Peter Pasternack, star of A&E’s “Flip This House”, is a CPA, an entrepreneur, investor, rehabber, networker and trainer. Peter co-founded Foundations Design, LLC, the award-winning company that designs, builds and renovates residential properties in the Greater Atlanta area. Peter also runs Real Estate Connections and The Investor’s Blueprint which educates and inspires new and seasoned realestate investors.

Some of the things Peter will talk about at BIG are:

  • Different types of investment strategies
  • Types of houses to look at depending on your strategy
  • Simple Repairs vs. Costly Repairs
  • Investment worksheet to determine if a potential deal meets your criteria
  • Answers to your questions and much more!

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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.

BIG is hosted by Dustin Griffin who will be bringing 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 the group is to help new investors get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal.

This is a “dinner” group and we kindly request that you buy dinner and/or drinks since the Hudson Grille allows us to meet there. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the meeting for discussion.

As always, Atlanta REIA Member can attend the meeting at no charge and not-yet-members can RSVP Online for $15 or pay $20 at the door.

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Sat & Sun, December 9th & 10th at 9AM – Atlanta, GA
2-for-1 Registration Special Members Only!
Gold Members Only $29 for 2 People for 2 Days!
Silver Members Only $49 for 2 People for 2 Days!
How To Jump-Start Your Real Estate Investing Business
2 Day Bootcamp with Don DeRosa
Sat & Sun, Dec 9 & 10, 9AM-7PM
3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
Bring Your iPad, Tablet or Smart Phone

Don DeRosaDon DeRosa is teaching this 2-Day Jump-Start Boot Camp to help get his Coaching Students, Property Protégé Group Members, our REIA Members’ real estate investing business up and running and growing quickly. If you are a new investor or a “new again” investor and really want to get a “Jump Start” your real estate investing career in 2018, this is a 2-day training boot camp you don’t want to miss! (Registration starts at 8:30AM) Workshop starts at 9AM at 3125 Presidential Pkwy, Doraville, GA. This Workshop will show you about Wholesaling (Ugly Houses) and how to utilize apps and high tech to your investing business to make you more productive and efficient.

Day 1 Wholesaling

Wholesaling houses is one of the quickest ways to start cashing checks in real estate without using any of your own money or cred. There is no one better to teach you how to get started in wholesaling than Don DeRosa. Whether you want to be a full-time investor or are just getting started part-time, let Don show you how to start wholesaling profitably today.

You Will Learn:

  • Wholesaling – What it is and how it works
  • How to find the deals with the most profit potential
  • How to determine the wholesale value of a property
  • How to negotiate the deal
  • The Closing process – Step by Step directions
  • All the paperwork involved from start to finish
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • All this and so much more!

Day 2 High Tech Homebuying

Most people only use their smartphones and tablets to talk, text, play games, and watch videos. But did you know that you can also use your mobile devices to successfully operate and automate most of your real estate investing business so you can work less and earn much more?

At this full day training, Don DeRosa will teach you about all the tip, tools and technology you need to take your business to the next level and beyond! He will teach you about…

  • How to find leads on your tablet or smart phone
  • How to easily run your business from the palm of your hand
  • How to carry your business with you so you never miss an important opportunity
  • How to find comps without ever stepping out of your car
  • How to automate all the parts of your business that suck up your time
  • Selling Houses
  • How to complete your paperwork on the fly
  • Don’s favorite hardware, software, gadgets and apps to make your much more productive and efficient
  • And much more!

If you want to learn how to use the latest technology such as PCs, Smart Phones, Tablets and other hardware, software, apps and gadgets to operate, systematize and automate your real estate investing business to be leaps and bounds ahead of your competition, don’t miss this event… REGISTER NOW!!

SEATING IS LIMITED: If you want to gain the cutting egde yu need to succeed and bypass your competition.

Don will give you practical tips with real life examples. Prepare to be fascinated and blown away by what today’s technology offers, and what tomorrow can bring! REGISTER NOW!!

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*PLEASE NOTE: The 2-for-1 Early Registration Special is for Atlanta REIA Members Only. Non-Members who join Atlanta REIA between November 6th through December 6th, 2017 can attend the workshop for NO CHARGE. Also, Atlanta REIA Members who renew their membership for an additional year on or before November 6th through Dec 6th, 2017 can attend the workshop for NO CHARGE as well. When joining Atlanta REIA or renewing your membership, please indicate that you want to attend the workshop at no charge. You can join Atlanta REIA at http://atlantareia.com/membership.

REGISTER NOW WHILE SEATS ARE AVAILABLE for the workshop and bring your iPad, tablet or smartphone and join us at the event.

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Download The Profit Newsletter for November 2017 (PDF)
The November 2017 Edition of
The Profit is Available for Download!

The Profit Newsletter - November 2017The November 2017 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.

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Peter Pasternack

Posted on November 2, 2017 by

Peter PasternackGrowing up in Connecticut, Peter Pasternack came by his entrepreneurial spirit very early on. Peter’s parents owned and operated a Dunkin’ Donuts location as well as a fast food restaurant in the West Hartford area. From an early age Peter had a knack for numbers as he assisted his father with payroll for both businesses, even processing payroll checks himself starting at age 5 when his parents were away for vacations.

Peter’s love of numbers lead him to the University of Georgia where he earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting. Upon graduation he began his career at Price Waterhouse in Atlanta before transitioning to the banking industry where he gained over 20 years of experience. From this He financed over 500 businesses and saw firsthand why some ventures succeed and many fail.

In 2005, Peter co-founded Foundations Design, LLC with his best friend and business partner, Brian Trow. The award winning company designs, builds, and renovates residential properties in the Greater Atlanta area. Peter is responsible for the operational and financial aspects of Foundations Design as well as the long term growth of the company.  Read More→

Ramon Tookes

Posted on November 2, 2017 by

Ramon TookesRamon Tookes is a real estate investor, coach, author, wealth builder, public speaker, radio celebrity and developer with 20+ years of experience in the industry. Ramon currently oversees the daily operations of The Tookes Group, a firm that he founded in 2005, specializing in real estate investment consulting.

Ramon has been surrounded by entrepreneurs for his entire life. He watched his grandfather build many successful businesses, his father amassed a respectable real estate portfolio and his uncles had a lucrative contractor business. Ramon began his entrepreneurial career as a teenager when he started his own lawn care service and car wash. He inked his first real estate deal as a freshman in college and financed his college career with the proceeds from his real estate investments.  Read More→