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Tue, August 19th @ Noon in Decatur, GA
The Onsite Renovation Group
Meets Tuesday, August 19th at NOON
2010 Delphine Drive, Decatur, GA 30032

2010 Delphine Drive, Decatur, GA 30032This month, on Tuesday, August 19th at NOON, the Onsite group will meet at 2010 Delphine Drive, Decatur, GA 30032 which a property that Craftbuilt has just purchased and is preparing to start work. We will see the house before any work has been done to it and hear about the plans to bring it back to life. It has been vacant for many years and is in need of a total renovation. The East Lake Terrace community is in unincorporated Dekalb County on the outskirts of Kirkwood, Oakhurst and Avondale Estates. While these nearby areas have thrived in the past years, East Lake Terrace is just starting to be an area of revival. It is still a mixture of vacant properties, new construction, longtime residents and renovated houses. Join us and hear what exit strategies will work in the neighborhood and what level of renovation will make sense as related to the after repaired value.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Onsite Renovation Group, led by Aaron McGinnis of Craftbuilt Properties, is an educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix and flip) of single family residential homes inside the I-285 perimeter and the in-town neighborhoods. The purpose of this group is to allow both new and experienced rehabbers and investors to meet, network and share knowledge and experience with “hands on” access to real property. The Onsite Renovation Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at NOON at an active renovation site, build site or rental property which will vary from month to month. There is currently no charge to attend these meeting.

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Wed, Aug 20th @ 6:30 PM in Buford, GA
Atlanta REIA North Meeting
The Safest Way to Sell with Owner Financing – How to be Dodd-Frank Compliant with Rick Girgis

Rick GirgisWe are pleased to announce that Rick Girgis, a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator and funding manager, will be the presenter at the Atlanta REIA North Meeting on Wednesday, August 20th 6:30PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia in North Gwinnett County just a few miles from the Mall of Georgia. There is no charge to attend this meeting for Atlanta REIA members and the cost is $5.00 at the door for non-members. Rick is going to address real estate investor’s concerns about staying in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act when it comes to providing their owner-occupant buyers with owner financed loans.

Rick says… “I have been a Principle licensed Mortgage professional since 1997 and currently hold the title of Funding Manager for Good Friend Mortgage, Inc. As funding manager I prepare our closing documents, in compliance with all rules, laws, state specific regulations and produce a report illustrating compliance by an impartial 3rd party system and verified by myself a licensed seasoned professional. I am the principal consultant to the board of directors and liaison to FHA, HUD, Georgia and Florida banking regulatory departments.”

“With owner financing investors have several risks since they are essentially acting as the bank in the transaction. These risks include: (1) the risk of default and borrower bankruptcy resulting in a squatter situation, (2) reclaiming a damaged property, and (3) legal liability and civil tort cases from not using a licensed MLO during the application process or complying with current regulations. Investors operating under licensing exemptions (almost all investors who offer owner financing) are being held to the same standards as licensed lending institutions and must calculate and meet numerous requirements, most importantly ‘ability to repay’.”

“We use cutting edge software such as “Doc Magic and Ecompass”- an Ellie Mae operating and compliance system, from which we produce an impartial third party report illustrating that the lender or ‘individual’ operating under the exemption has done their due diligence and complied with licensing requirements during the application process.”

At the meeting, Rick will share:

  • A brief summary of the industry changes, and a recap of where we are now.
  • Risk #1– Default – how to protect yourself
  • Risk #2 – Property Damages – and how to protect yourself
  • Risk #3 – Legal Liability – and how to protect yourself
  • The consulting process
  • The application process
  • The closing process
  • Current legal regulations and Dodd/Frank Compliance – question and answers with legal council who will be present.
  • And much more!

Rick concludes “Utilizing our consulting, application processing, and closing documents preparation system is inexpensive and convenient way to offset the risk of owner financing in this overly regulated and litigious arena.”

To learn more, come out and join us on Wednesday, August 20th you will hear the unabridged, safest way to sell a property with owner financing.

Taco MacLate 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!

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Mon, Aug 18th @ 6:00 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Beginning Investors Group
Give Your Investing the Edge You Need to Succeed with Handheld Technology
with Don DeRosa

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!

Don DeRosaWhether you’re a novice or an experienced user of hand held devices such as smart phones and tablets, chances are your device will do a lot more than you know. If you would like to learn to leverage the power of your handheld technology, Don DeRosa has some tips and tricks that he would like to share with you that will make your real estate investing business a lot more easier and lot more profitable.

Using an iPad or smartphone effectively isn’t always intuitive as we would like it to be. They often require training, patience, and practice. But mastering these digital devices requires willingness – the willingness to ask lots of questions even if you think they’re really dumb. The fact is, changes in technology have given us productivity potential that was unimaginable 20 years ago. And like it or not, smart devices are here to stay and are likely to only increase in their complexity. And whether you keep up with this technology or fall behind, your competitors are embracing these devices and are raising the bar for you as well.

If you want to gain the cutting edge you need to succeed, RSVP for BIG, bring your smart phone and/or tablet and join us at the Hudson Grille on Monday, Aug 18th at 6:00PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs and let national speaker, mentor and active real estate investor Don DeRosa show you how to better leverage your smart devices.

RSVP Now!

At the meeting, you will learn:

  • Don’s favorite apps to research properties and put them under contract
  • How to automate your investing as much as possible
  • Evaluate properties with a few taps
  • And Much, Much More!

Don says, “What a difference my iPad and iPhone have made on my personal life and my real estate investing business. They have allowed me to load my entire life into one small device. My iPad can communicate with my staff, manage my expenses, and give me directions to the next house. It can find neighborhood comps, and take high-quality pictures and video. It can “park” pictures or contracts or handwritten notes in the cloud, so my staff and I can both get to them easily. It can keep my calendar and tell me when I need to be at my son’s hockey game. And most importantly, it can save me enough time to be at that game.”

Whether you are just starting out or you’re a seasoned pro, if you want to take your investing to the next level, RSVP NOW and DO NOT MISS this event!

*Event Agenda
6:00 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Welcome and Announcements
7:30 pm: Main Presentation Don DeRosa
9:00 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

Click to view Cruise VideoWIN A CRUISE: All participants who attend the BIG Meeting can enter into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 2 Day Cruise to the Bahamas with Caribbean Cruise Line! *You must be present at the meeting to win. The 2 day Cruise does not include port fees, transportation and taxes.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before August 18th, you may attend this meeting and other Atlanta REIA Meetings at no charge, plus receive great discounts on other Atlanta REIA meetings and Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

BIG is an educational and networking special interest 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 start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and to 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, August 23rd at 9:00 AM @ Doubletree Roswell
Atlanta REIA Presents:
Making a Fortune Buying Houses with No Money and No Credit
The Ultimate “How To” Workshop on Buying Houses “Subject To”
A Full Day Workshop with Don DeRosa

Saturday, August 23rd from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Doubletree Hotel Roswell

Bring Your iPad, Tablet or Smart Phone

Don DeRosaOn Saturday, August 23rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Registration starts at 8:30 AM) at the DoubleTree Roswell located at 1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd in Roswell, GA, Don DeRosa will be conducting a special full day workshop with Atlanta REIA on “How To Do The New Subject To”. This class is all about how to buy and own real estate and make lots of money with little or no money down.

Learn how to buy houses…

  • Without using your own credit
  • Without having to sign personally on a note
  • Without having to qualify for a mortgage
  • Without having much money

Beginner or experienced real estate investors can find immediate success using Don’s simple formula. There are six easy steps to follow when buying “Subject To.”

  1. Locating Sellers
  2. Prescreening Sellers
  3. Constructing Offers
  4. Presenting Offers
  5. Finding the Money
  6. Selling Houses

Once you learn to follow these steps you can do this over and over again for an average profit of over $20,000 per property.

There are many ways to make money in real estate and there will be something for everyone at the event. Don will be teaching you his trade secrets, including little-known buying techniques that have made him a very successful investor.

PLEASE NOTE: If you want to gain the cutting edge you need to succeed and bypass your competition, register now for the workshop and bring your iPad, tablet or smart phone and join us at the event!

Register Now!

This event will show you from start to finish how to buy “subject to” properties… from raising capital, to finding leads, to meeting with the seller and closing the deal.

This workshop is jam packed with very important topics that Don will cover such as:

  • How to focus on what matters most in the beginning
  • Creating a business plan that fits your budget
  • Setting meaningful goals and prioritize your time and how to track your progress
  • Learn the five ways to profit in real estate
  • How to buy houses with little or no money up front
  • Finding the easiest ways to attract motivated sellers
  • Top five advertising techniques that work every time
  • How to evaluate any lead and decide whether this is a winner for you.
  • Twenty questions you should always ask a potential seller
  • Know how much money you’ll make before you make an offer
  • How to structure a deal in less than 10 minutes, so that you make a minimum of $20,000, choosing from multiple strategies!
  • How to use Don’s Green means ‘GO’, Red means ‘NO’ tools to negotiate for you, so you never let your emotions talk you into making a bad deal
  • Determine comps and rents from anywhere!
  • How to meet with the seller and make them feel comfortable with your offer, and how to avoid getting shut out of a deal
  • How to become a “mindreader,” to find exactly what the seller’s hot buttons are so you
    can craft a deal the seller is dying to take
  • How to prepare paperwork as if you were an attorney
  • How to walk away with a signed offer the same day and put it in your lawyers hands while you’re with the seller.
  • Learn the top five negotiating tactics to get sellers to say “yes”!
  • Find all the private money you need without putting loans in your name
  • Convince private investors to lend you the money you need to do your deals
  • How to combine buying strategies and exit strategies – that work right now, in 2014 – to effortlessly make a deal work you
  • Exit strategies that will not only make you lots of money today, but make you wealthy long term
  • The Secret to creating passive income deals of $350 + per month without any of your own money and with NO management on your part.
  • And much, much more including your questions!
Mon, August 11th @ 7PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group
How to Automatically Capture Leads 24/7/365 with Websites, Live Operators & Voice Mail Systems
with Eric Eric Schurke on August 11th
at Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
Atlanta REIA Members & Guests Can Attend This Month at No Charge!

Eric ShurkeEric Schurke, of Voice Nation, will be our special guest speaker at the All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group on Monday, August 11th at 7:00 PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs. Eric will be talking about how successful real estate investors leverage automated voice mail systems and live answering specialists to capture leads 24/7 effortlessly so they can work smarter and not harder to earn more money. Eric will discuss:

  • Various ways to automate your business with voice mail systems and live operators
  • Why you should offer your potential customers a 24 hour recorded message
  • When to use Google Voice vs a more robust voice mail system
  • What to do when a voice mail system is not enough
  • How to supplement your voice mail system with a live answering service
  • How to get your calls professionally answered 24/7 for as little as $30 a month
  • Q & A with Dustin & Eric
  • All this and much more…

Rock's BookBONUSES FOR ATTENDING: Rock has some special bonuses for all those who show up early or on time: (1) a digital copy of his book, “Extraordinary Results by Ordinary Investors”, (2) a digital copy of his book, “Go Mobile Now Or Die!” and (3) a 30 point marketing audit of your business ($250 value).

Late Nite Networking After AIM Meeting

Late Nite NetworkingAfter 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!

About the All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group

All Inclusive MarketingThe 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.

Rock Shukoor & Dustin GriffinAIM 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.

AIM Meeting Agenda*
7:00 pm: Arrival, Seating, Ordering Food & Networking
7:30 pm: Welcome, Introductions &Announcements
8:00 pm: Main Presentation with Guest Speaker
9:00 pm: Meeting Wrap Up
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking for Real Estate Investors & Marketers

*Please Note: AIM Meeting agenda is subject to change.

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Joe ThompsonJoe Thompson, leader of the Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting and the Haves & Wants Thursday Meetings, put these flyers together from last night’s Atlanta REIA meeting. They are from our members and vendors.Thanks Joe!  

Download Haves & Wants Flyers – August 4, 2014

Wed, August 6th @ 6:30 PM in Chamblee, GA
Creative Deal Structuring Group
Developing Creative Strategies
So You Don’t Need A Bank!

with Russ Hiner
Atlanta REIA Members, FREE! Guests $20 At The Door

Russ HinerDo you want to become a perfect deal structurer? Then you must practice, practice, practice every chance possible. The more you practice, the better you become. Come join us on Wednesday, August 6th at 6:30PM at 57th Fighter Group Restaurant located at 3829 Clairmont Rd in Chamblee, right beside Peachtree-DeKalb Airport where Russ Hiner, will be showing you several different ways that you can creatively structure real estate deals, so you do not ever need to loan money from a bank!

Creative Deal Structuring happens when you find someone with a real estate problem that normal solutions can’t resolve. A lot of investors only think of wholesaling a property, when there are many other solutions available.

Russ will showing you 3 different ways to make 3 different offers on each property using real life deals that he has accomplished recently. Some without money. If you don’t feel that you can be creative, then come and cultivate it. You can do this with the right guidance. Rub elbows with some of the most creative minds in Atlanta. Bring some of your own deals so we can gain more practice. Realize that practice makes perfect!

You will learn:

  • How To Create 3 Offers Per Property
  • How To Structure The Deals For Maximum Profit
  • How To Do A Deal On An Upside Down House
  • How To Stop Thinking There Is A Box
  • And much, much more…

$25 Dollar Gift Card Prize Drawing!

Russ Hiner is an active real estate investor, coach and mentor. Russ is also currently the leader of the Atlanta REIA Creative Deal Structuring Group. Russ also teaches several Atlanta REIA Workshops throughout the year on a variety of real estate investing topics such as Negotiations, Wholesaling 101, Wholesaling 401, Real Estate 101, Property Management and more.

Russ is passionate about what he does. He is constantly learning. Over the years Russ has used education, mentors and surrounded himself with people who have help further his career. Russ has been consistently reaching goals in real estate for 30 years. He worked with Rich Dad and Russ Whitney as a mentor for 13 years. Keeping a great sense of humor has also helped.

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. Russ is also on of the leading coaches for the Atlanta Homebuyers Society. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker and, trainer of sales and communication skills.

Please join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 57th Fighter Group Restaurant located at 3829 Clairmont Rd, in Chamblee, right beside Peachtree-DeKalb Airport

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Mon, August 4th at 5:00 PM in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta REIA – August 4th
Buying Houses “Subject-To”
In Today’s Real Estate Market

with Don DeRosa

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

Don DeRosaDon DeRosa 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. Today Don is working furiously at buying properties “Subject-To” using the existing financing on the seller’s home instead of having to go to a bank or a hard money lender for funding. This allows Don to buy multiple properties fast, without coming up with all the purchase funds on the front end. This is the perfect strategy in today’s market where easy funding is not readily available for investors to buy pretty houses.

Join us on Monday, August 4th at 5:00PM at the Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting at the Salvation Army Building located at 2090 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 and Don will share with you, many of the subject-to strategies, tools and techniques he uses every day to create winning deals for himself as well as his buyers and sellers.

Don will walk you through real world, actual deals, step-by-step to demonstrate how to apply these strategies, tools and techniques. In fact, you can bring your deals, and he’ll show you exactly how to evaluate the lead, determine your exit strategy, structure the deal, negotiate with the seller and get the paperwork done almost instantly and without any of the hard work you normally do to get your deals done.

By the end of the presentation, you’ll know…

  • How to recognize a “Subject To” opportunity and buy with little or no money!
  • How to evaluate any lead and decide whether this is a winner for you and how much money you’ll make before you make your offer
  • How to combine buying strategies and exit strategies – that work right now, in 2014
  • How to structure a deal in less than 10 minutes, so that you make a minimum of $20,000 on it, choosing from multiple purchase and exist strategies
  • How to determine the seller’s hot buttons so you can craft a deal the seller can’t refuse
  • How to use Don’s proprietary tools to negotiate for you, so you never let your emotions talk you into making a bad deal!

And if this is not enough, Don will be back with us on August 23rd for a one day workshop called “Making a Fortune Buying Houses with No Money and No Credit” to really drive these points home and give you all the subject-to details you need to succeed in real estate investing. Once you are armed with Don’s training and the tools, you will be able to do deals you never thought possible!

RSVP Now!

*Meeting Day Agenda
4:00 pm: Active Investors Group with Gordon Catts – Green Room
5:00 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking – Main Lobby
6:10 pm: Updates & Announcements – Main Meeting Room
6:20 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session – Main Meeting Room
7:00 pm: Networking Break - Meeting Room & Lobby
7:20 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways – Main Meeting Room
7:30 pm: Buying Houses Sub2 with Don DeRosa – Main Meeting Room
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking – Famous Pub

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

4:00 PM in the Green Room
Active Investors Group
Online Tools for Real Estate Investors
with Gordon Catts

Gordon CattsAt 4:00 PM in the Green Room, Gordon Catts will kick off the Active Investors Group as the “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” where he will show you how to analyze deals, do your due diligence and pull comps. He will be demonstrating various online assets that every real estate Investor should have and use in his tool box.

Gordon will walk you through the process of getting the legal description used in writing a contract and on the deed. He will demonstrate how to approximate what the seller owes. He will take you on a virtual tour of a neighborhood so you don’t even have to crank up your car. Gordon will cover…

  • Many resources that are available online
  • Where to find the deed to a property
  • Where to find the security deed
  • What is a PT61 and why you should care
  • What a seller owes on their mortgage
  • What information you can only get from a Realtor
  • And much more!
5:00 PM in the Main Lobby
Monthly Vendor Trade Show

Dylon Ross with XfinityAt 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.

6:10 PM in the Main Meeting Room
What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA

Dustin GriffinStarting at 6:10 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.

6:20 PM in the Main Meeting Room
Haves & Wants Marketing Session

Joe ThompsonAt 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.

9:30 PM @ The Famous Pub, 2947 N Druid Hills Rd, Atlanta
Late Nite Networking at Famous Pub

Famous PubAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at the Famous Pub located at 2947 N Druid Hills Road NE in Atlanta, GA (in the Toco Hills Shopping Center) at 9:30 PM for the All New Late Nite Networking and the “Meeting-After-The-Meeting”! The Famous Pub will be extending our members and guests food and beverage specials throughout the evening.

  • 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 pub and tip their wait staff generously.

Participating Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Meeting Vendors & Sponsors

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>>

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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The Small Business AdvisorThe 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>>

Lima One Capital, LLCLima One Capital, LLC – A fully capitalized, direct lender for residential real estate investors and homebuilders. We are fully capitalized and our team prides itself on closing loans quickly for our clients. 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>>

Craftbuilt, Inc.Craftbuilt, Inc. – We are a Metro Atlanta design-build construction firm specializing in whole-structure renovations, restorations, and new construction. No matter what the situation, we are up to the challenge! 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>>

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>>

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>>

DirectBuy of AtlantaDirectBuy of Atlanta – 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>>

Atlanta Carpet ServicesAtlanta 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>>

Precise Carpet CleanersPrecise Carpet Cleaners – Don’t replace your carpet, clean it and save money. We just don’t clean your carpet, we precise clean it! Call 678-242-8800 or visit our website for more information. Read More>>

Fuller Center for Housing of Greater AtlantaFuller 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>>

  • Max Shirley Inspection Service
  • ApexTkHomes, LLC
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Download The Profit Newsletter for August 2014 (PDF)
The August 2014 Edition of
The Profit is Available for Download!

The Profit Newsletter - August 2014The August 2014 Edition of The Profit Newsletter is available for download just in time for our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on August 4th. 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.

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Sat, August 9th, 9am-5pm – Sandy Springs, GA
Real Estate Investing 101
A Full Day Workshop
with Russ Hiner & Rock Shukoor

August 9th, 9am-5pm – *Keller Williams
200 Glenridge Point Pkwy, STE 100, Sandy Springs
SOLD OUT. NO MORE SEATS.
It’s a proven fact that real estate has created more millionaires than any other investment in history, so what’s stopping you from being the next real estate multi-millionaire?
  • No Cash?
  • No Credit?
  • No Training?
  • No Experience?
  • No Mentor?
  • No Resources?
  • No Deals?
  • No Confidence?
  • Fear of Risk?
  • Fear of Rejection?
  • Don’t Know How to Negotiate?
  • Don’t Want Tenants?
  • Don’t Know Where to Start?
  • Don’t Have the Legal Docs?
  • Don’t Have Any Buyer or Seller Leads?
  • Any Other Reasons Not Mentioned Here?

Rock ShukoorIf any of the reasons above fit you, don’t feel bad since you aren’t alone. These are valid reasons and they stop 90% of investors from taking action or taking the next step once they have found a nice deal. On on Saturday, August 9th from 9AM to 5PM at the Keller Williams Office* located at 200 Glenridge Point Pkwy NE, Suite 100 in Sandy Springs, GA, Russ Hiner and Rock Shukoor will share information you would not find anywhere else on how to overcome these issues so you can become successful in real estate investing. They will share:

  • 7 Ways To Find 7 Deals In 7 Days
  • New Tools And Techniques That Work In Today’s Market
  • How To Structure Deals Creatively
  • How To Protect Yourself And Minimize Risk When Investing
  • How To Make Your Phone Ring Non-Stop Using Direct Mail Marketing
  • How To Build A Buyers List Of Cash Investors
  • Knowing If An Opportunity Is A Deal Or A Dud
  • Screening And Prescreening The Deals
  • How To Sell Houses At Lightning Speed
  • How To Get To Payday Quickly
  • How To Follow Up On Your Deals And Closings
  • How To Say Good Bye To Fears And Act In Spite Of Them Knowing That You Have 2 Investors With 50 Years Of Experience On Your Side.
  • And Much, Much, More…
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Rock Shukoor is the president of Platinum Key Management Inc. He has been A fulltime real estate investor for over a decade. He is one of the top marketing and business consultants in the country for real estate investors as well as business owners. He is a graduated and master in real estate investing, a leading expert in creative financing, a coach to hundreds of successful investors around the country, a sought after speaker and presenter in the areas of real estate investing and an active investor himself. He is the leader of a Marketing and education group called AIM, short for All Inclusive Marketing. Rock is also the author of 5 books on real estate investing and marketing.

Russ Hiner has spent 30 years on reaching his goals and becoming an expert. He has worked with Rich Dad and Russ Whitney as a mentor for 13 years. Russ has actively Played the real estate game including working everyday doing wholesales, buy, fix & sells, lease options, rentals, creating notes and buying and selling on Contract For Deeds. Russ has played the roles of being a buyer, a seller a rehabber and a lender in real life situations and has became an expert at all those areas. Now you too can benefit from his knowledge and experience by working with him. Russ is also the leader of the Creative Deal Structuring (CDS) Group.

*Meeting facilities provided by Deborah Harris of Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta. Contact Deborah for all your commercial or residential real estate needs at 404-272-9827 or AtlantaRealty@KW.com. Thanks Deborah!

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Mon, July 28th @ 6:30 PM near Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA West
Is Fear Stopping You From Talking to Buyers, Sellers & Making Offers?
Learn to Tame the Fear Monster!
with Leslie Mathis

Leslie MathisIs the fear of talking to sellers stopping you from making offers? Are you afraid that your good deal is not really a good deal? Are you afraid of rejection? Are you worried that you don’t have the money to close or won’t be able to find a buyer? Are you afraid you will screw up a deal and get sued? Are any of these fears or others stopping you dead in your real estate investing tracks?

Having fear is normal, it is built into your DNA. Fear is designed to keep us from unnecessary harm. However, some fears can keeps us from doing the tasks we need to do in order to become successful. Would you like to know the ways to tame these crippling fears?

If so, be sure to join us at Atlanta REIA West on Monday, July 28th at 6:30PM at Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta, where Leslie Mathis, will be presenting to you several different ways to tame the fears you have when it comes to real estate investing.

Leslie will be showing you techniques that you can use right away to tame your fears. The difference here is tame, not eliminate. Take action, learn to achieve your dreams, and DO NOT MISS this event!

You will learn:

  • How Fear Stops Investors Dead In Their Tracks
  • How To See Yourself As A Success
  • To Rid Yourself Of Self-Doubts
  • How To Stay Focused And Overcome Your Fears
  • And Much, Much More…

Leslie Mathis is a published author, teacher, trainer, and mentor. For the better part of thirty years, Leslie has studied wealth creation and harnessing the power of the subconscious mind to obtain goals not only in real estate, but in every area of life. She combines her success in real estate with her designation as a Licensed Professional Counselor and background in teaching, training, and counseling to provide a unique interactive mentoring experience that ensures success for her students.

If you have the strains of fear tugging at you right now, if your fears are holding you back from achieving success in the field of your choice, then this is unquestionably the right event for you!

Atlanta REIA members this meeting is FREE. Non-Members $10 per person.

*Event Agenda
6:30 pm: Networking, Ordering & Introductions
7:00 pm: Welcome and Upcoming Events
7:20 pm: Haves and Wants Session
7:35 pm: Main Presentation, Taming The Fear Monster with Leslie Mathis
9:00 pm: Prizes & Giveaways plus Closing Comments

*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. Leslie is also one of the leading coaches for the Atlanta Homebuyers Society.

Please join us on the 4th Monday of each month at Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd, in Marietta.

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Wed, July 16th @ 6:30 PM in Buford, GA
Atlanta REIA North Meeting
Show & Tell: Online Assets
For Real Estate Investors
with Gordon Catts

Gordon CatttsWe are pleased to announce that Gordon Catts will be the presenter at the Atlanta REIA North is a of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance that meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia in North Gwinnett County just a few miles from the Mall of Georgia. There is no charge to attend this meeting for Atlanta REIA members and the cost is $5.00 at the door for non-members.

On Wednesday, July 16th at 6:30PM, Gordon will show you how to analyze deals, do your due diligence and pull comps. He will be demonstrating various online assets that every real estate Investor should have and use in his tool box. He will walk you through the process of getting the legal description used in writing a contract and on the deed. Gordon will demonstrate how to approximate what the seller owes. He will take you on a virtual tour of a neighborhood so you don’t even have to crank up your car.

Gordon will cover…

  • Many resources that are available online
  • Where to find the deed to a property
  • Where to find the security deed
  • What is a PT61 and why you should care
  • What a seller owes on their mortgage
  • What information you can only get from a Realtor
  • And much more!

Come join us on Wednesday night and learn how do your due diligence when buying from a 40+ year seasoned investors. Also, be sure to bring your deals, business cards and flyers for Show & Tell! We hope to see you at the meeting!

Taco MacLate 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!

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