Alisha Spence is an Associate Broker with Duffy Realty who has been specializing in the valuation, sales, and marketing of investment real estate in the Metro Atlanta suburbs since 2005. Alisha is experienced in many aspects of real estate including residential and commercial property management, managing operations, acquisitions and sales for one of the largest and most productive real estate investment companies in Atlanta – HomeVestors® of America, and traditional client representation for both retail and wholesale transactions. She worked with Private Equity and Commercial Investment Firm – Euram, Inc., and she has an extensive research background which has been extremely beneficial to her clients. She has worked with investors having been a member several Atlanta Real Estate Investor Associations and has taught valuation classes for many groups. She sat on an Ethics committee in 2007 and cares very much about Ethics in Real Estate for her clients.
& Build a Huge Buyers List
with Greg Cesar on October 13
at Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
We are very excited to announce that Greg Cesar, a great marketer, successful active coach, mentor and speaker in the area of marketing, will be our special guest speaker at the All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs. It won’t take long before you realize that Greg is an expert marketer and can help your business grow. If you need more laser targeted traffic to your website, then Greg Cesar is your man.
Greg will discuss how to make your phone ring off the hook with hungry buyers and sell any investment property fast without a real estate agent or paying huge commissions.
During this meeting you will learn the 4 part system he uses to go from zero responses to an unstoppable avalanche of leads in only 3 short days. You’ll learn exactly why even his real estate agent begged him to teach her what he did.
Here’s a little of what you will learn at the meeting:
- Why you don’t need an agent and don’t to pay commissions if you don’t have to
- The real reason your agent does an open house and why it doesn’t help you
- How to reach prospects your agent don’t know exist
- How to make your phone start ringing with hungry buyers in just a few days
- Where you should market your property to get sales fast
- How to get out of state buyers with deep pockets calling you
- How to create demand for your property before it’s even listed
- The one thing you can do today that will have leads coming in forever
- The one tool that automatically sends buyers without having to lift a finger
- The one thing you have to ask every prospect that will sell your properties faster than anyone else on the market
- All this and much, much more…
Greg Cesar is an international expert in creative internet marketing strategies. Greg has helped thousands of students to drive more laser targeted traffic to their websites. Greg is a creative thinker and uses out of the box strategies to dominate niche markets. In his courses and training, you will learn how to use MindSet Marketing and find hidden entry points in your mark. You’ll learn the emotional triggers that get more people to click on your ads and buy from you. You’ll even learn how to go after large competitive markets and get your clicks for pennies while others spend dollars.
BONUSES FOR ATTENDING: Rock has some special bonuses for all those who show up early or on time: (1) a Complimentary 90 minute “Find Your Money Direction Now” consulting session with Rock Shukoor ($375 value), (2) a digital copy of his book, “The Dynamic 6!” and (3) a 30 point marketing audit of your business ($250 value). Just ask Rock for your bonuses.
After the conclusion of our All Inclusive Marketing Meeting, we will be hanging out a the Hudson Grill for “Late Nite Networking” to socialize and build stronger bond. So come and join us for the AIM Meeting and be prepared to stay late and network and have fun with like minded real estate investors, marketers and other professionals late into the evening!
The Atlanta REIA All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group (formerly known as the “I Love Marketing” group) is a new networking and educational meeting led by Rock Shukoor and Dustin Griffin for like-minded real estate investors and small business owners who enjoy marketing and are interested in taking their business to the next level through creative marketing techniques.
AIM is for people who want to want to get together, learn and discuss marketing challenges, strategies and opportunities. Although many of the examples we cover at the meetings will be geared towards real estate investors, the techniques and strategies learned can easily be applied to any business. AIM meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.
*Please Note: AIM Meeting agenda is subject to change.
Taking the Mystery Out of Closing
& Understanding the Hud-1 Settlement Statement
with Attorney Fred Kross on Oct 15th
On Wednesday, October 15th 6:30PM at the the Atlanta REIA North Meeting located at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia, Attorney Fred Kross will discuss the typical real estate closing process and will dissect the Hud-1 Settlement Statement and explain how to read this important document used in almost all traditional real estate transactions.
The HUD-1 (closing or settlement statement) is a form used by a settlement or closing agent that itemizes all charges imposed on a borrower and seller in a real estate transaction. This form gives a picture of the closing transaction, and provides each party with a complete list of incoming and outgoing funds. “Buyers” are referred to as “borrowers” on this form even if no loan is involved. The HUD-1 is the road map used to document where the funds in a purchase and sale are applied.
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) requires the HUD-1 form be used as the standard real estate settlement form in all transactions in the U.S. involving federally related mortgage loans. RESPA states borrowers should be given a copy of the HUD-1 at least one day prior to settlement, although entries may still be coming in a few hours before closing. Although borrowers are supposed to get a copy of the closing statement the day before closing, it is rare that this occurs. Most buyers and sellers study the form on with their real-estate agent and the settlement agent. The more people who review it, the greater the likelihood of detecting any errors.
Attorney Fred Kross is an experienced Real Estate and Bankruptcy Attorney who has closed over 1,000 transactions and has been a practicing Attorney for over 25 years. Prior to becoming an attorney, Fred received a degree in Real Estate and worked as an appraiser. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a million dollar producer as a real estate agent.
Come join us on Wednesday, October 15th at 6:30PM, as Attorney Kross takes the mystery out of this important topic.
After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA North Meeting (after 9:30 PM), we will be reconvening at the Tannery Row Ale House located at 554 W Main St in historic downtown Buford, GA for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. We may arrive late if the Atlanta REIA North Meeting runs late. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!
with Alisha Spence
You may have heard that investors and realtors don’t always work well together. This is true in many cases. The smart realtors are the ones who do work with investors for a mutually beneficial, long lasting working relationship. There are many things to know when it comes to creating a successful working relationship with a realtor as an investor.
Join us at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on Monday, October 20th, at 6:00PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs where dynamic, investor-friendly real estate agent, Alisha Spence of Duffy Realty, will show you the insider secrets on making a working relationship with a realtor really work.
You will learn:
- What To Look For In An Investor-Friendly Realtor
- What Language Realtors Speak, (It Isn’t What You Think)
- How To Cultivate A Great Realtor/Investor Relationship
- What Realtors Look For In Investors
- And Much, Much more!
Congratulations Anthony Boston, a new investor, Atlanta REIA Member and frequent BIG attendee, who did his first two deals recently! Anthony will tell us all about how he found a seller with two properties for sale, got them under contract and sold them for a tidy profit. One of them he purchased for $9,000 and re-sold via a double closing for $25,000!
In anticipation of his upcoming new book on his many years in the wholesaling and renovations business, Mike Cherwenka of Goldmine Properties, fondly known as the “Godfather of Wholesaling” will be doing a special short presentation on “Overcoming Fear When Fixing and Flipping” that will be ideally suited for new investors.
We will also have a Creative Deal Structuring interactive session with Russ Hiner and he and Rock Shukoor will be telling you about their upcoming “Ugly House Boot Camp – Part 1: Wholesaling” 3 Day Intensive Training on Nov 21st – 23rd at the Atlanta REIA Office in Buford, GA!
After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00 PM), we will be reconvening hanging out at the Hudson Grill for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!
*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.
If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, October 19th, 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.
BIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Alan McDonald, and 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.
Due Diligence Workshop
Home Inspection Tour
With the scarcity of listed properties, tight inventory of investor type deals, and the changing market, it’s critical to be able to look at purchase and re-sale prices objectively, know your rehab/repair expenses, and avoid overpaying for a property. With the intensely competitive market, it is imperative that you know how to determine if an opportunity is a “Deal” or “No Deal”, be able to “pull the trigger” quickly and beat your competition.
At our Due Diligence Workshop on Saturday, November 1st at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA, you will learn from three dynamic real estate investor professionals… Professional Investor Gordon Catts, Certified Housing Inspector Catherine McFarland, and Realtor/Investor, Alisha Spence as they show you how to determine accurate property values, repair estimates, property inspection and methods to determine what an investor should pay for the property and much more!
Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- How to know the differences with a property’s rental income and it’s value
- Reliable sources of “comparable” information
- What an investor should pay for the property
- Identifying the target market for the property
- How to utilize public and near public information
- How to inspect the property
- What is a deal or not a deal
- Pitfalls to avoid
- And much more!
But that’s not all. You will actually go out into the field to inspect and value a real property, hands-on.
You will have THREE real estate professionals teaching you some very critical lessons when it comes to being a successful real estate investor. Take advantage of this rare opportunity and sign up NOW! Seating is limited, so the longer you wait to register, the more likely your space will not be there.
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The October 2014 Edition of The Profit Newsletter is available for download just in time for our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on October 6th. The Profit is an digital, interactive newsletter for new and seasoned real estate investors delivered as an Adobe PDF file to read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, iPad or other mobile ready devices with a PDF reader. Many of the articles and ads in The Profit contain many hyperlinks you can click or tap to visit websites, watch videos, listen to audios, download content, send emails, comment on articles, share socially and much more! The high res version of The Profit is “print ready” for those who want to print the newsletter on their home or business printer. Also, be sure to Subscribe to The Profit Here so you don’t miss a single monthly issue.
with Stacy Rowles
New Location: Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs
Atlanta REIA Members FREE – Guests $20 At The Door
Have you ever wondered how to succeed in rehabbing a house? There are many different working parts and it can get confusing and tedious at times. As you well know, the better way to approach solving problems is to have a system in place. We have as our special guest speaker, Stacy Rowles of Diamond In The Rough Solutions Inc. who has enjoyed success through systematizing her approach to rehabbing. Come join us on Wednesday, October 1st at 6:30PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, same location as where BIG and AIM meet.
Before our main presentation, bring us your deals and let’s see how we can make several creative structures for maximum profit!
Stacy Rowles has been investing in real estate since 2011. She has experience in many different types of real estate transactions, including wholesaling and rehabbing properties in the South Atlanta area. She is usually doing 3-5 rehabs at a time and is also getting her feet wet with new construction projects. Connecting with homeowners and offering a complete turn around package is her main priority for Diamond in the Rough Solutions, Inc.
You will learn:
- Step By Step Of A Rehab Project
- How To Find The House
- How To Systematize The Rehab
- How To Find The Money To Make It All Happen
- And much, much more…
Atlanta REIA members FREE. Non-Members $20 per person.
Seating is limited! Get there early!
CDS is a group about creative deal structuring and how to apply it in your everyday life and business. If you’re looking to obtain tools, get knowledge, and feel better about structuring real estate transactions for profit, then the Creative Deal Structuring Group is the right group for you. CDS is led by Russ Hiner who is currently focusing on the need for his experience in assisting people who face “the people business” issues everyday to get a resolution and “real life” solutions. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker and, trainer of sales and communication skills.
Saturday, October 11th from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA
Bring Your iPad, Tablet or Smart Phone
There’s never been a better time to build income through wholesaling, and there’s no one better to show you how than Don DeRosa. Whether you want to be a full-time wholesaler or just add it to your set of investment tools, let Don show you how to start wholesaling profitably today in this lively six hour workshop.
Don, a full-time investor, trainer, and mentor, is well known to the Atlanta REIA community and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top real estate investors. Now Don brings his considerable expertise to the subject of wholesaling.
Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- Wholesaling – What is it, and how does it work?
- The advantages of wholesaling
- Buying houses with no cash and no credit
- Finding the most profitable properties
- Determining a property’s wholesale value
- Negotiating the purchase
- The closing – step-by-step directions
- Smart exit strategies
- Finding a buyer and closing the sale
- Making your way through the paperwork – with forms included!
- Pitfalls to avoid
But that’s not all. Like all of Don’s workshops, this one is designed to inspire as well as instruct. So in addition to the nuts and bolts of wholesaling, you’ll learn about:
- The three big reasons businesses fail
- Identifying your goals
- Translating your goals into income: Starting down the path to success
- And much more!
Don’s methods have been proven effective time and time again by his students, and now you have the opportunity to learn them too. Don’t miss this essential live workshop on real estate wholesaling!
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at DoubleTree Roswell
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge. This month,
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $20 or Pay $25 at the Door.
We are excited to announce that the “Professor of Real Estate Investing”, Dyches Boddiford, will be our special guest speaker at Atlanta REIA on Monday, October 6th at 5:00PM at the DoubleTree Roswell located at 1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd in Roswell, GA on the topic of using Land Trusts and Personal Property Trusts when buying real estate. The casual use of the Land Trust has come back to bite more than a few Real Estate Investors… simply because they were not educated on their proper use. Don’t let that be you!
What is and when should you use a Land Trust? How about Personal Property Trusts? Is the Land Trust the be-all and end-all entity for asset protection? Dyches will discuss what they really do for you and what they will not do. For some this may well be a reality check. Even if you have been using Land Trusts for years, this presentation will be valuable to you.
Dyches will cover…
- Trust Basics
- Advantages and Disadvantages
- Structure of a Trust
- Relationship of Players
- How to form a Land Trust and pass Title
- Can you trust a Trustee
- Using Land Trusts for out-of-state property
- Trust Stacking strategies
- Maintaining Privacy
- Deeds into Land Trust
- Picking a Trustee
- Funding the Land Trust properly
- How to avoid revealing the Trust documents
- And much, much more!
Dyches will also be teaching a Trust Concepts & Strategies Class on October 25 & 26 in Atlanta where he will be covering more advanced issues for Land Trusts and Personal Property Trusts.
*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.
“How to Make Huge Profits from Pre-Foreclosures”
with Bob Massey
“I’ve got it! Finally! We have discovered a deep, dark secret the American banking industry doesn’t want us to know… virtually every mortgage written in the US since 1980 contains at least 4 violations of federal law! We have forced the banks to negotiate at least a 35% discount on every deal we have submitted. Using this strategy we just closed a deal last week where the investor made over $150,000! We have 4 other closes scheduled that all have profits in excess of $80,000. One of our students has back to back deals that will make her over $300k. We are batting a thousand on approvals. All of my approvals have resulted in a 35% discount or more off of the current market value. You NEED to see this. Join me, Bob Massey at the foreclosure subgroup meeting on October 6 at 5:00 PM to learn exactly how we did these deals and how you can do them yourself.”
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 6PM for your chance to be one of the first to receive a printed copy of The Profit Newsletter while supplies last.
At approximately 6:20 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.
After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at Coldbrews Sports Bar and Grill, 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd in Roswell, GA at 9:30 PM for the Late Nite Networking and the “Meeting-After-The-Meeting”!
- Do you love hanging out with other fun loving, like-minded real estate investors who love to talk about real estate investing and doing deals?
- Do you want to work with fun, energetic people who are consistently doing deals?
- Are you always looking for new contacts and resources to build your real estate dream team?
- Do you ever have trouble putting together profitable deals and need help?
- Are you constantly looking for new leads sources as well as home buyers and sellers?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you belong at Late Nite Networking! Whether you are brand new to real estate investing or have years of experienced, everyone benefits from Late Nite Networking. Come eat, drink, connect, and have fun with like-minded real estate entrepreneurs as we network late into the night!
There is no charge for Atlanta REIA Members or guests, so bring a friend and head on down to Late Nite Networking! Just be sure you order food and beverages from the grill and tip their wait staff generously.
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>>
DirectBuy of Atlanta, Inc. – We are a private members-only buying club that gives you huge buying power by eliminating mark-up and the middleman, saving you thousands of dollars and up to 50% or more over retail and online sales prices. 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>>
Angel Oak Prime Bridge – A direct hard money lender headquartered in Atlanta. We provide renovation/construction loans for investors and builders to purchase and renovate residential properties. Read More>>
Solutions 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>>
Atlanta Carpet Services, Inc. – Providing carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile, ACS is dedicated to every aspect of your floor covering needs from initial consultation to the sale and follow-up services. Read More>>
Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta – A faith-driven, Christ-centered, non-profit organization dedicated to providing adequate shelter for people in need in the Greater Atlanta area. Read More>>
- World Ventures Travel
- Georgia Home Deals
- FundSource Financial
4-6 Figures In Real Estate
with Brian Vinson
Investing in real estate can be tough. There is no “one way” to success in our business. It does help to model yourself and your investing business with successful people that have already reached success and are continuing to do more.
Brian Vinson is one of these successful people. He started out just 2 years ago using creative methods to build his real estate empire. These methods allowed him to purchase over 100 homes in the past 12 months, start several companies and become a representative of the true American Dream. Brian has become a true transactional engineer. His experience ranges from remodeling mobile homes for big profits to the acquisition of large commercial projects for his personal portfolio.
If you want Brian to share with you his amazing secret to his success, then be sure to join us at Atlanta REIA West on Monday, September 22nd at 6:30PM at Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta, and Brian Vinson, will show you how you can duplicate his success!
Brian will show you how he uses his self-developed strategies to:
- Generate 5 Figure Checks On Projects He Never Touches
- Buy Enough Cash Flow Properties With Other People’s Money To Retire On In As Little As 1 Year
- How To Have Private Investors Begging You To Take Their Money To Use
- How To Nearly Double The Profit On The Same Deals You Already Do!
- And Much, Much More…
Brian has combined his corporate experience, education and relentless drive to experience tremendous success as a real estate investor. If you are looking to succeed with real estate investing, DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!
Atlanta REIA members this meeting is FREE. Non-Members $10 per person.
*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.
The Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting is an Atlanta REIA Subchapter led by Leslie Mathis that is held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company restaurant located at 2710 Canton Road in Marietta, GA. Show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. Buying your own meal is optional but highly recommended and greatly appreciated since the Cherokee Cattle Company allows us to use their meeting room. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the event.
Working with Contractors
& Overcoming Conflicts
with Barry Beers
Problems occurring with investors and their contractors often seems to be an everyday occurrence. Even the most experienced real estate investors run into these problems daily. At the Atlanta REIA North Meeting on Wednesday, September 17th 6:30PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia, Barry Beers will discuss many of these problems and any problems attendees may have had or are having now. From the smallest repairs to the largest remodeling job, conflict is an inherent part of the construction industry that must be overcome.
Barry says… “If you are a homeowner or real estate investor, sooner or later you will need a contractor or repair person. At least 3 out of 4 people who use a contractor will run into a problem. At this meeting you will learn how to prevent 80% of the common problems that occur and of the remaining 20% of the problems you will be better prepared to handle and take legal action if needed.”
Barry has been a real estate investor for over 30+ years and once led a large REIA group back in the 1990′s. He has been a General Business Consultant for over 30+ years and is currently completing his Masters Degree in Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University.
To learn more, come out and join us on Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30PM where you will learn how to work with contractors and how to overcome conflicts as they arise.
Late Nite Networking: After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA North Meeting (after 9:30 PM), we will be reconvening at the Mall of Georgia located at 3250 Woodward Crossing Blvd in Buford, GA for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. We may arrive late if the Atlanta REIA Meeting runs late. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!