Archive for February, 2019

Mon, February 11th from 5PM-9PM in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
& Vendor Trade Show
Mon, February 11th, 2018
3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
The Power of
Partnerships

with Ramon Tookes

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Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend for no charge.
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $15 or Pay $20 at the Door.

Ramon TookesJoin us at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Monday, February 11th from 5PM-9PM at 3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA where Ramon Tookes will be discussing the The Power of Partnerships.

For investors with or without the cash and time to do real estate investing, going it alone or with a partner can be very appealing. However there are definitely some “pros” than “cons” with creating partnerships. Creating a partnership or teams are big steps, but there are proven reasons of effectiveness that are associated with why even the biggest and wealthiest family offices, funds, and individual billionaires choose to partner up in one way or another.

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Ramon will teach on some real-life examples of successful partnership strategies, how teams can successfully work together, and offer sound advice on how to avoid problems. Ultimately, partnerships are no-brainers as they afford you leverage and allow you to scale your business!

  • Partnering with lenders for leverage and purchasing power
  • Partnering with other investors on a joint venture – everyone brings something to the table
  • Partnering with a REALTOR who understands investor needs
  • Partnering with various vendors for deep discounts on supplies, etc
  • Answers to your questions and much more!

It’s often tough to succeed in this business alone! Come join us on Monday, February 11th at Atlanta REIA with Ramon Tookes and learn how partnerships change your business! RSVP NOW & DON’T MISS IT!

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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
7:15 pm: Networking Break
7:30 pm: Main Event on Partnerships with Ramon Tookes
9:05 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways (LED Flat Screen TV & More!)

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

As always, Atlanta REIA Members can attend our Main Meeting event at no charge and Non-Members can Register Online for $20 or pay $25 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 on Monday, February 11th! See you there!

5:00 PM in Main Meeting Room
The High Tech Home Buyers Creative Deal Makers Subgroup
Feb 11th Meeting Before the Meeting
20 MAGIC Questions to Ask the Seller
with Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaJoin Don DeRosa this month at the High Tech Home Buying Creative Deal Structuring Subgroup (AKA the “Meeting Before the Meeting”) as he discusses how to talk to sellers and get the information you need to make win-win offers.

If you are new, or even old for that matter, have you ever wondered what is the best way to approach a seller? Talking to sellers can be the single most intimidating task you can do when learning how to be a real estate investor. Believe me, I’ve been there, but If you want to be a creative real estate investor then you must master the art of asking “The 20 Questions.”

To make the right offer for your motivated seller it starts with understanding their problem first. Understanding their problem allows you to then craft a perfect solution for them. A perfect solution that gets them to say “Yes” almost every time.

So where do we start? We start by asking the RIGHT questions. We call these the MAGIC 20 questions. These questions will dig deep at the root of the seller’s problems and provide you with proper accurate information so you can formulate the ideal offer for your seller.

At this month’s meeting before the meeting I will cover all the questions you need to ask.
We will cover:

  • What questions are important
  • What questions are vital
  • What are the 6 absolute question you must get answered on every deal
  • What script to follow to ask these question
  • How to get the seller to answer even the most personal questions with ease
  • And then most importantly, what do we do with the answers…

After you are finished with this session you will be armed and ready to tackle any seller in any situation. You will be armed and dangerous and ready to formulate killer offers to your sellers. You don’t want to miss this session.

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Don DeRosa is a part time real estate trainer and mentor and full-time real estate investor who actively buys, sells, hold, fixes and flips properties for huge profits now and long term cash flow later.

5:00 PM in the Vendor Room
Monthly Vendor Trade Show

Auction.comAt 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 6:00 PM, Dustin Griffin kicks off the Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Event 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.

9:05 PM @ Door Prizes & Giveaways

Door Prizes and GiveawaysDoor Prizes & Giveaways for Atlanta REIA Members!*
All Atlanta REIA Members who check in and attend the Atlanta REIA Meeting will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Flat Screen LED TV, a variety of Gift Cards (such as Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, Amazon, etc), Flashlights, Phone Chargers and all sorts of other miscellaneous items that vary from meeting to meeting each month. *You must be present and in the room during the drawing to win. Door prizes and giveaways can change at any time for any reason. Non-Members and Vendors are not eligible to win.

Food for the NeedyHelp Feed the Homeless & Needy Here in Atlanta*
Atlanta REIA Members who bring in 5 canned goods will get an extra ticket for the drawing. Bring in 10 canned goods and get 2 tickets, etc. The current limit is 5 additional tickets for 25 canned goods. Please do not bring in any canned goods that are expired or expiring soon. We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of the giveaways at any time for any reason.

9:30 PM @ Three Dollar Cafe
Late Nite Networking After Meeting at
Three Dollar Cafe

Three Dollar CafeAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at 9:30 PM at Three Dollar Cafe located at the 3537 Chamblee Tucker Rd in Atlanta, 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.

Participating Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Atlanta REIA Diamond Sponsors

American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry.
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Secured Investment Lending CorporationSecured 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>>

FynancFynanc – Learn “Financial Shortcuts” and create “Financial Happiness”. Create a lifestyle where your personal finance system supports the experiences, relationships, and impact that make you happy. 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>>

Atlanta REIA Platinum Sponsor

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>>

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>>

Goldmine Properties, Inc.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>>

Trade Show Vendors
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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>>

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Mon, Feb 18th @ 6:30 PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA

Beginning Investors Group

The Beginning Investors Group
Mon, February 18th at 6:30 PM at
Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs

The Secret to Real Estate Privacy & Financial Security… Land Trusts

with with Mr. Land Trust,
Randy Hughes
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Randy HughesJoin us at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on Monday, February 18th at 6:30PM at the Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs with “Mr. Land Trust”, Randy Hughes on how and why you should be using Land Trusts to purchase and control your real estate deals to financial privacy and asset protection.

Perhaps you’ve heard other seasoned investors talking about buying houses in trust but didn’t know what they were talking about. Now is your chance to find out more about why Land Trusts are so important for your real estate business and your family’s financial security.

Randy will explain to you how you can:

  • Make bigger profits when selling on an installment contract
  • Eliminate the risk of selling on a note or contract
  • Make more money when selling on a lease-option
  • Eliminate confrontations with tenants
  • Combine this one essential step with LLC’s for dy-no-mite asset protection
  • Avoid due-on-sale, transfer taxes, re-assessment upon sale and seasoning issues
  • Obtain privacy of ownership and avoid frivolous lawsuits
  • Answers to your questions on Land Trusts and more!

This is an event is a RARE Opportunity to learn all about Land Trust that you certainly DO NOT want to MISS! RSVP NOW!

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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.

Beginning Investors Group Diamond Sponsors
BIG Diamond Sponsors

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

Secured Investment Lending CorporationSecured 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>>

FynancFynanc – We study the giants of finance, the history of money, the financial system, and the inner workings of financial institutions. We look for the 1% of the strategies that pass our tests and work for you. We then document them for you to use.

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>>

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Randy Hughes

Posted on February 1, 2019 by

Randy HughesRandy Hughes, aka Mr. Land Trust, started life out on the wrong side of the railroad tracks. His father was an alcoholic and his mother was left to raise four children on a clerk’s wages. None of his relatives owned their own business … everyone worked for wages.

His father charged the weekly groceries so that the family would have food on the table. There was no stable income for any future education much less the current needs of the family.

No intellectual or financial direction was taught in his schools or church.  No blood relative had anything to offer other than “working for the man” at an hourly wage. Bank savings and financial security was what only the rich had. He was doomed for financial failure and unhappiness for the rest of his life.

Randy knew that there MUST be a better way to live. He decided to break the cycle of poverty in his family genes. Education came first. Randy graduated from Eastern Illinois University and began buying single family homes for rental while in college. After college, the Randy tried many different types of businesses, but always came back to the Single Family Home as the IDEAL investment. Since purchasing his first rental house in 1969, Randy hasn’t looked back!  Read More→

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Tue, February 19th @ NOON in Atlanta, GA

Onsite Renovation Group

The Onsite Renovation Group
Come See Maria’s Newly Completed Rehab Project
in Atlanta, GA!

Tues, February 19th at NOON
498 Oak Dr SE, Atlanta, GA
Hands-On Learning “Onsite” at Real
Atlanta Area Renovation Projects
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, February 19th at NOON for the Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) to learn all about finding, funding, fixing and flipping houses for big profits right here in the metro Atlanta area.

This month’s meeting will be held at newly completed rehab project located at 498 Oak Dr SE, Atlanta, GA being managed by Maria Rosenswike who is an active rehabber and frequent attendee at our Onsite Renovation Group.

Onsite PropertyThis was 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,242 sqft home that was built in 1962. The house was in pretty good shape and had been updated, but not to today’s standards. And the floor plan was not laid out very well and the ceiling was popcorn. It had a tiny front porch, no deck and a chain link fence.

Needless to say, Maria didn’t like any of this, so she renovated the entire house. She revised the floor plan in the master and added high ceilings. She refinished the existing hardwoods. She updated the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, lighting and appliances. She updated the exterior, added a new front porch, deck, fencing and driveway. Come join us and see the finished project and see how she did it!

Here Maria’s agents description of the home… “Gorgeous renovated bunglalow! This stunning corner property has top-notch upgrades throughout and tons of character. Lemonade front porch with quaint swing, open concept living, dining and kitchen w/ hardwood floors. Chef’s kitchen with large center island, wine fridge, stainless appliances, beautiful granite and backsplash, perfect for entertaining! The master wing features walk-in closet & en suite bathroom with dual vanity, jacuzzi tub and amazing shower. Alarm system already installed. Enormous private fenced backyard, with deck and fire pit. This home has it all. Perfect addition to investors portfolio.”

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) is an educational and networking group led by Dustin Griffin and Don DeRosa 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.

  • Wholesalers, bring your deals! We could be your next buyer!

  • Lenders, bring your money! We could be your next borrower!

  • Agents, Contractors and Other Real Estate Pros, come join us! We could be your next client!

The Onsite Renovation Group meets TWICE A MONTH on the 1st and 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. Come join us and RSVP Now!

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