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Bill & Kim CookLeslie Mathis, myself and the rest of the attendees wanted to thank Bill and Kim Cook for speaking last night (3/28/11) at the Atlanta REIA West Meeting at the Cherokee Cattle Company on the fascinating topic of how to buy houses at the courthouse foreclosure auction. Bill did an excellent presentation for both new and seasoned investors. This meeting was very well attended and Bill and Kim were asked many excellent questions by the audience. Any time you see Bill and/or Kim speaking, we highly recommend you attend. They have years of experience buying and selling real estate and both specialize buying and the courthouse steps and doing short sales. Thanks again Bill and Kim!

Click here to read Bill’s articles on AtlantaREIA.com

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Bill & Kim CookI don’t know if you’ve noticed or not yet, but Bill Cook, real estate expert and leader of the North GaREIA, has been allowing us to publish his weekly articles on AtlantaREIA.com.  Bill writes on a wide variety of topics such as finding motivated sellers, buying properties at auction, lowering your property taxes, and more… Click here for a Full List of Bill’s Articles.

Not only is Bill buying and selling foreclosures, writing articles and running his REIA group, but he and Kim will be speaking at our Atlanta REIA West Meeting on Monday, March 28, 2011, from 6:30 to 9 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Road, Marietta, GA (map). Bill and Kim will be speaking about…

How to Make Money at Foreclosure Auctions!

These days, with so many BIG-PROFIT deals popping up at each month’s foreclosure auction, lots of real estate investors – both new and experienced alike – are asking how to successfully buy at the foreclosure auction. Now is your chance to learn from a couple who buys at the courthouse steps every month! Read More→

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Bill & Kim Cook

Posted on March 1, 2011 by

Bill & Kim CookBill and Kim are a husband and wife real estate investing team.  Bill creatively constructed his first deal in 1990, and he’s been helping other investors do the same since 1997.

Their investment portfolio consists of single-family rental homes, mobile homes, a small mobile home park, plus notes and options.

They built their business square on the back of knocking on homeowner’s doors.  Why?  Because it’s the fastest, cheapest and most effective way to get face-to-face with homeowners and make written offers.

Their core belief is that real estate investing is not about buying, selling or renting houses.  It’s about helping people solve their real estate problems.  Read More→

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Mon, September 10th from 5PM-9PM in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
& Vendor Trade Show
Mon, September 10th, 2018
3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
How to Make Impossible Deals Possible & Profitable
with Bill Cook

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

Bill CookIf you’d like to turn all your “impossible” leads into “possible” and “profitable” deals, make sure that you don’t miss the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Monday, September 10th from 5PM-9PM at 3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA with local real estate investing expert, Bill Cook!

We’re continually told that to reach our full potential as real estate investors, we must work outside the box. At the beginning of Bill’s discussion, he’ll explain why this advice is wrong. It’s not about working outside some box that counts. To reach our full potential, we must realize there is no box!

To be a successful real estate investor, consider this: The job of a real estate investor is not to buy, sell or rent houses. Our job is to solve people’s real estate problems.

Do you want to achieve financial freedom? Then don’t go out looking for “deals”. Instead, go out looking for problems to solve and people to help. In other words, look for peoples’ uncomfortable circumstances. This one shift in your thinking can completely alter your life’s financial outcome.

Think of it this way: When you go out, are you looking to do FOR people or TO people? You already know that “FOR” attracts and “TO” repels. Each day, are you attracting or repelling business?

To make all deals possible, you only need to do five things:

  1. Get face-to-face with sellers
  2. Be curious and ask questions – a LOT of questions!
  3. Draw up a T-bar
  4. Understand a teeter-totter offer
  5. Put your offer in writing

At the Atlanta REIA meeting, as we talk about creative deal structuring, you’ll walk away with a clearer understanding of these five most-important things.

You’ll also see examples of a number of our creatively constructed and funded real-world deals. In addition, we‘ll answer these four deal-making questions:

  1. How was it found?
  2. How was it structured?
  3. How was it funded?
  4. And once bought, what did we do with it?

Finally, here are a number of questions we promise to answer:

  • What’s the fastest, cheapest, most effective way to get face-to-face with homeowners and sellers?
  • What is the best way to learn how to creatively construct and fund a deal?
  • What type of deal is the safest to do, and still offers the highest yields?
  • What is the best way to get owner financing or find private money lenders?
  • When a seller calls, what two questions should you ask?
  • What’s the best way to determine a property’s value?
  • What’s the most you should pay for a property? (This answer will floor you!)
  • When an investor is sinking, what two questions do I ask to determine the cause?
  • Is it possible to make five written offers each day?
  • What needs to be your daily goal?
  • What does it really take to succeed at real estate investing?

If you’ve been wanting to turn all your impossible trash leads into profitable cash deals, join us at Atlanta REIA on Monday, September 10th to find out more! Take Action and RSVP Now! We look forward to seeing you at this month’s main meeting!

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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 with Bill Cook
9:05 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways (LED Flat Screen TV & More!)

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

5:00 PM in Main Meeting Room
The High Tech Home Buyers Creative Deal Makers Subgroup
Sept 10th Meeting Before the Meeting
How to Analyze & Structure Deals for More Profit!
with Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaJoin Don DeRosa every month at our High Tech Home Buying Creative Deal Structuring Subgroup that meets one hour BEFORE the Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Event at City Of Light. 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.

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 plan right… Learn to Make More and Work Less, Right Now!

Please RSVP on Meetup.com

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 – 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.

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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WeBuyYourHouse.DirectWeBuyYourHouse.Direct – Lead Generation Experts… The most reliable, efficient and trustworthy source of leads for real estate buyers and sellers! Read More>>

Advanta IRA AdministrationAdvanta 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>>

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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Sat, September 29th in Atlanta, GA
SOLD OUT – SOLD OUT – SOLD OUT
Door Knocking Field Trip
A Full Day Field Trip with Bill Cook
Saturday, Sept 29th from 8:30AM-6PM
CHANGE OF VENUE
Meet at Dunkin Donuts, 5558 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Chamblee, GA

Bill CookWhen it comes to learning about real estate investing, we can all agree that getting face-to-face with sellers is where the rubber meets the road. No classroom training or roll playing takes the place of sitting at a seller’s kitchen table, asking the hard questions, creatively structuring a win-win deal, and memorializing that agreement in a written offer. NOTHING!

If you want to SEE the fastest, cheapest, most effective way to get face-to-face with motivated sellers, then join me, Bill Cook, for a day full of door knocking with real sellers on Saturday, September 29th from 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM at Dunkin Donuts, 5558 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Chamblee, GA. We’ll spend the day out talking to sellers and constructing win-win deals at their kitchen tables.

Door Knocking Field TripWhat’s the fastest, cheapest, most effective way to get face-to-face with motivated sellers? When you see a For Sale sign in a seller’s yard, get out of your car and knock on the seller’s door. It’s as simple as that!

I know what you’re thinking: The seller will slam the door in my face; the seller will yell at me; the seller will tell me to get lost or call the cops!

I know something else, too: You say this having never spent a single day out knocking on homeowners’ doors – especially out knocking doors with someone who has done it for nearly 40 years!

Some of the Questions I’ll Answer While We’re Out Door Knocking:

  • Which homes should you go to?
  • How and where should you stand when at the seller’s door?
  • What should you carry with you?
  • What do you say when the seller answers the door?
  • What do you do if no one is home?
  • Why will 8 out of 10 sellers invite you in?
  • What are the best types of neighborhoods to work?
  • What do you do after the seller invites you in?
  • How do you get to the seller’s kitchen table and why it’s THE place to be?
  • What are the MOST important questions to ask a seller?
  • How do you construct a win-win offer?
  • What do you do if the house is vacant or bank owned?

Door Knocking Field TripOn Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 8:30 AM, I’ll be taking a select group of real estate investors out door knocking. We’ll be meeting in at McDonald’s, 5493 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Chamblee, GA at 8:30 AM SHARP for check in and breakfast.

Just think, you have the opportunity to spend the day out meeting with sellers in the real world with someone who has made his living knocking on homeowners’ doors for more nearly 40 years!

I promise you’ll come away with some really great stories, plus a couple of big Ah-Hah moments that can dramatically change the course of your real estate investing life! Register Now!

Register Now!
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Mon, May 18th @ 6:30PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Getting Started (or Started Again) in Real Estate Investing
with Special Guest, Bill Cook

Members Attend for FREE and Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

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Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com if you have a meetup account.

Bill CookThis month at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG), we are excited to have our good friend and local real estate investing expert, Bill Cook, as our special guest speaker. Bill is going to share with us the fundamentals of how to get started in real estate. The meeting will take place on Monday, May 18th at 6:30PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

Are you just starting out in real estate and don’t know what to do first? Have you done real estate deals before but maybe took a break for a while and are just stepping back into the game? Has your head been spinning with trying to figure out where to get started? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you NEED to be at this month’s BIG meeting to learn from an expert how to get started.

Bill will be teaching…

  • What to do first to get started investing
  • What to focus on when starting up your business
  • How to find sellers
  • How to put houses under contract
  • How to get contracted houses sold or rented
  • And much, much, more!

Door Knocking Field Trip with Bill CookBill Cook is regarded as one of the most experienced real estate investors in the country. Bill and his wife, Kim, have been investing in real estate since 1995. Together, they have accumulated a portfolio that includes many single-family homes, mobile homes, and a small mobile home park. Since 1997, Bill and Kim have taught people how to successfully invest in real estate and continue doing so each and every day.

This will be a great meeting for learning where to get started with your real estate investing career. Come check it out for lots of learning and networking to meet other like-minded individuals. It will be a great time. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

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Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter 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!

Event Agenda*
6:30 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Information & Upcoming Events
7:30 pm: Prizes and Giveaways
7:35 pm: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speaker, Bill Cook
9:05 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, May 17th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Dustin Griffin 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 start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

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Sat, June 28 @ 8:15 AM – Smyrna, GA
Join us on June 28th for a REAL, LIVE, HANDS-ON…
Door Knocking Field Trip
With Bill Cook

Do you want to SEE the fastest, cheapest, most effective way to get face-to-face with motivated sellers?

Bill CookThen join me, Bill Cook, for a day full of door knocking with real sellers on Saturday, June 28th from 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM. We’ll spend the day out talking to sellers and constructing win-win deals at their kitchen tables.

What’s the fastest, cheapest, most effective way to get face-to-face with motivated sellers? When you see a For Sale sign in a seller’s yard, get out of your car and knock on the seller’s door. It’s as simple as that!

I know what you’re thinking: The seller will slam the door in my face; the seller will yell at me; the seller will tell me to get lost.

I know something else, too: You say this having never spent a single day out knocking on homeowners’ doors – especially out knocking doors with someone who has done it for more than 35 years!

Register Now!

Some of the Questions I’ll Answer While We’re Out Door Knocking:

  • Which homes should you go to?
  • How and where should you stand when at the seller’s door?
  • What should you carry with you?
  • What do you say when the seller answers the door?
  • What do you do if no one is home?
  • Why will 8 out of 10 sellers invite you in?
  • What are the best types of neighborhoods to work?
  • What do you do after the seller invites you in?
  • How do you get to the seller’s kitchen table and why it’s THE place to be?
  • What are the MOST important questions to ask a seller?
  • How do you construct a win-win offer?
  • What do you do if the house is vacant or bank owned?

On Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at 8:15 AM, I’ll be taking a select group of real estate investors out door knocking. We’ll be meeting in at the Home Depot parking lot located at 1200 East-West Connector, Austell GA beside the Garden Section facing Floyd Rd at 8:15 AM SHARP.

Just think, you have the opportunity to spend the day out meeting with sellers in the real world with someone who has made his living knocking on homeowners’ doors for more than 35 years!

Register Now!

I promise you’ll come away with some really great stories, plus a couple of big Ah-Hah moments that can dramatically change the course of your real estate investing life!

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Thurs, June 19th @ 5:00 PM at Azalea Park, Roswell, GA
Atlanta REIA BIG Cookout
With Peter Fortunato & Bill Cook
June 19 @ 5PM Azalea Park Roswell

All Members & Guests Must RSVP Online to Attend

The Atlanta REIA and Beginning Investors Group (BIG) are hosting our 2nd Annual Atlanta REIA BIG Cookout on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 from 5:00PM to 10:00PM at Azalea Park located at 475 Azalea Dr, Roswell, GA in Pavilion #1. In addition to lots of food, folks and fun, we will also have vendors and giveaways and two very special guest speakers. Registration is $15 for Atlanta REIA Members and $25 for Guests.

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Bill-CookWe are very, very excited to announce that we will have the “Ultimate” Creative Deal Structurer, Mr. Peter Fortunato speaking on his favorite topic, Creative Deal Structuring, along with our very own local real estate investing expert, Bill Cook!

Bill, who is also the President of North Georgia REIA and a contributor to The Profit Newsletter, will be discussing door-knocking for real estate leads, making offers, and his upcoming Atlanta REIA Door Knocking Event to be held on Saturday, June 28th, 2014.

Whatever plans you may have for Thursday evening, change them! This is fun, festive educational even that you do not want to miss. Rarely do we get to learn from not one, but two extraordinary creative real estate deal structurers. Not only will Bill and Pete be doing a presentation, but they will also be hanging out late, networking with our attendees and answering as many good questions as you can bring.

BBQCome on down for this very special occasion! Fox Brothers BBQ will be cooking up some delicious BBQ Beef Brisket, Chicken and Chicken Wings with side dishes. This event is NOT TO MISS! We’ll have great food, along with some terrific information that you can use immediately on your road to success.

PLEASE NOTE: All Atlanta REIA Members and Guests must RSVP to attend. Please RSVP ASAP so we know how much food and beverages to order. Registration price is $15 for Atlanta REIA Members and $25 for Guests. This price does includes food and beverages, but feel free to bring your own as well. Also, you might want to bring lawn chairs since seating is limited under the pavilion.

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For those of you that don’t know Peter, he is one of the greatest creative real estate investing minds in the country. Peter teaches creative real estate investing ideas, techniques and strategies that are truly unlike all other real estate trainers. What he teaches will allow anyone to quickly build an income stream from real estate assets and allow them to become financially independent by purchasing well selected real estate that will bring the income for many years to come.

While in Atlanta, Peter will be hosting his Real Estate Acquisition Techniques Class on June 21st & 22nd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

*Event Agenda
5:00 pm: Networking & Introductions
5:30 pm: Dinner Is Served
5:50 pm: Vendor Speakers +Prizes & Giveaways
6:35 pm: Our Very Special Guest Speaker, Mr Peter Fortunato
8:15 pm: Door-Knocking with Bill Cook
9:05 pm: Closing Comments from Dustin Griffin

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

Come meet our participating business members who help sponsor this celebration. Please stop by their tables during the cookout. Thank you very much 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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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>>

Duffy Realty of AtlantaDuffy Realty of Atlanta Real Simple. Real Savings. Real Results. Selling or buying a home has never been easier or cost less! Join other Atlanta sellers and buyers experiencing real estate in the 21st century using technology and methodology that produces results. Read More>>

Solutions Realty 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>>

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>>

We have openings available for only a few more sponsors. If you are interested, you can click here to Sponsor the Cookout. Thanks!

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How Kim Spent Her Summer Vacation

Posted on October 15, 2013 by

“Bill, you have a pretty big spot on your lung.  We’re not sure what it is,” said the doctor. If he wanted to get my attention, he succeeded!

I’ve never smoked, I compete in five triathlons and do several 100-mile bike races each year, plus I go to the gym twice a week – yet there I was, wondering whether I had lung cancer.

The good news is that it wasn’t lung cancer! It turns out that the spot on my lung is a result of me having had tuberculosis when I was growing up in Thailand.  No matter, the thought of dying caused me to look at many parts of my life – including our rental properties.

For most couples who own single-family rentals, one spouse is primarily responsible for taking care of the properties and tenants.  In our family, it’s me.

My health scare raised some all-important questions: What would happen to our rental properties if I suddenly died?  Would Kim know what to do?   Could she maintain our capital assets or would she be forced to liquidate all of our investment properties? 

I decided we needed to find out the answer to these questions. Read More→

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Peter Fortunato, Dyches Boddiford, & Bill Cook present

Seats are limited. REGISTER NOW!

Pete Fortunato, Dyches Boddiford and Bill CookPete Fortunato, Dyches Boddiford and Bill Cook, who combined have nearly 100 years of Creative Real Estate Investing experience, will present their full-day, one-of-a-kind What Box? – The Seminar

THE STORY:

This nothing-like-it-before seminar was brought to life with a phone call. Bill called Pete with a question about a complicated deal he was working on. A few days later, after getting it closed, Bill sent Pete a nice letter thanking him for his terrific thinking-outside-the-box advice. Pete replied with a simple, two-word email. It read: What Box? It was classic Pete!

THE LESSON:

All deals are possible There Is No Box!

As an investor, what is your most valuable tool? Imagination! And imagination will die if kept in a box – if you’ve been in a government building, then you know what we mean. To thrive, your imagination must be allowed to run free so it can create new ways of structuring win-win deals.

A lesson to remember: Deals aren’t found. Opportunities are found; deals are structured!

One of the biggest problems investors face is trying to put together a deal using boilerplate thinking and boilerplate documents. Sadly – for most investors – if the square peg doesn’t fit in the round hole, they give up on the deal. Their inside-the-box thinking keeps them from achieving the huge level of success that’s right at their fingertips…if only they would…..

What Box? – The Seminar is about helping you see different ways a deal can be creatively constructed without using institutional financing. It’s about you realizing that there is no box!

Why attend this seminar? Combined, Pete, Dyches and Bill, have been investing in real estate for nearly 100 years – that’s a ton of real-world experience! If you want to learn how to do your deals better, if you want to be able to make the impossible deals possible, then this is your gotta-be-there-event!

We’re looking for serious real estate investors who are ready to move to the next level – who want to see what’s behind the curtain. Is this YOU? We only have 80 seats. When they’re gone, they’re gone…and they’ll be gone quickly! Read More→

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“Do As I Say and NOT as I DID!”
with Bill Cook at BIG

Bill Cook of North Georgia REIAThis ain’t your mama talking this time.  We investors are always looking for information and what to do. This month at BIG, we’re going in a different direction. The topic is going to be on what NOT to do as an investor.

Our special guest speaker is none other than Bill Cook. Bill is regarded as one of the most experienced investors in the country. Bill will be talking about the mistakes he made as he was investing, and what not to do as a first time investor. It will certainly be a VERY informative and if you know Bill, humorous topic.

Beginning Investors Group (BIG)BIG, the Beginning Investors Group, meets on Wednesday, February 22, at Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe at 5920 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.  The meeting begins at 6:30 pm with networking and at 7pm we start with a short presentation by the group’s founder and leader Alan McDonald. If you are a member of Foursquare, or Twitter, please remember to check in! February’s BIG meeting will be jammed packed.  Come early to get a seat!  Come ready to learn! Come ready to participate!  Come with pad and pen! Read More→

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Kim is Getting Her Investor Calluses Back

Posted on October 18, 2011 by

Short Sales & ForeclosuresFor the last four years, I have sat at my desk every day coordinating Short Sale transactions for realtors.  With no risk involved, Retail Short Sales have been great for the pocketbook, but terrible for the “investor” side of me.  It has caused me to lose my investor calluses and be fearful of the homeowner behind the door.

Bill said that it’s OK to be scared, but I should be more afraid of failure.  “If you want to be an investor, then you need to get your calluses back,” he advised.   Read More→

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