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Mon, June 17th @ 6:30 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
“Selling & Filling Your Houses Fast”
with Special Guest, Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaThe Beginning Investors Group (BIG) meets this month on Monday, June 17th at 6:30 PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE in Sandy Springs, GA. This meeting is FREE for Atlanta REIA Members. Guests and Non-Members can pay $20.00 at the door or RSVP Online for $10.00. If you Join Atlanta REIA before attending or at the door, you can attend at no charge.

As a new or “new again” investor, have you ever asked yourself what you’ll do with your first or next property once you buy it? Will you quick turn it? Fix and flip it? Rent it? Lease-option it? Sell it with owner financing? How long will it take you to sell or fill your new investment property? These are common questions many new investors face when considering their first purchase.

Not having a clear “exit strategy” is an obstacle that often prevents many new investors from doing their first deal. If you would like to get a better understanding of how to quickly sell or fill your investment properties once you buy them, be sure to join us on Monday, June 17th at BIG where real estate expert and trainer, Don DeRosa, will be teaching our new investors how to market for tenants and buyers and how to choose thei right exit strategies for maximum profits and minimal out of pocket expenses.

Don will teach you:

  • How to choose the correct Exit Strategy so you can buy the house right
  • Marketing the property for a quick sale
  • Numerous proven methods of Don’s to put more dollars in YOUR pocket
  • Questions & Answers with the audience
  • All this and much more…

Don will use his 17 years of real estate investing experience to help you overcome many of the challenges you may be facing as a new investor. After his presentation, we will do some buyer and seller role playing to give you a chance to practice your negotiation skills. So come out and join us. Come early and stay late for Late Night Networking after the meeting.

Tues, June 18th @ NOON in East Point
The Onsite Renovation Group
Meets Tuesday, June 18th at NOON at
1010 Brookdale Dr, East Point, GA 30344

1010 Brookdale Dr, East Point, GA 30344On Tuesday, June 18th at Noon, the Onsite Renovation Group meets at 1010 Brookdale Dr, East Point, GA 30344. Come out to Onsite Renovation Group as we explore the changing market of East Point, GA. Forces have been changing the face of the Atlanta Real Estate Market and East Point has not escaped the tidal wave of rising sales. Join us and see what a sub-$200k resale and a moderate renovation looks like in the new market.

This is a project that was sourced to the investor by New Western Acquisitions and is being renovated by Craftbuilt. We should be deep into framing and rough mechanical installations at the time of the meeting.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), led by Aaron McGinnis of Craftbuilt Properties, is an new 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.

Wed, June 19th @ 6:30 PM in Buford, GA
Atlanta REIA North Meeting
An Evening with a
Real Estate Attorney

with Special Guest Attorney Fred Kross

Attorney Fred KrossAttorney Fred Kross will be our special guest speaker on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 PM at the Atlanta REIA North Meeting located at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, Georgia. Fred is a real estate closing attorney, a bankruptcy attorney as well as a short sale negotiation specialist. Fred will be joining us at the meeting to discuss the closing process, closing “gotchas”, legal and title issues, and much more. He will also do his best to answer any burning legal questions you may have. So come out and join us for a rare opportunity to spend an evening with a real estate attorney!

Fred will answer your questions such as…

  • How much are typical closing costs?
  • How do I calculate/estimate closing costs before I buy?
  • Do you do back-to-back/simultaneous “dry” closings?
  • Do you do “subject-to” closings and what are the risks?
  • Do you close transactions into “land trusts”?
  • Which is a better form of owner financing… a “Agreement for Deed” or “Wrap Around Mortgage”?
  • Do do you short sale negotiations for your clients and if so, how much does it cost?
  • What are the title risks of buying REOs or houses at Auction? Can you get clear title?
  • What are the most common issues that cause a closing to “blow up”?
  • Do new laws and regulations prevent us from providing “owner financing” to new owner occupants of our investment properties?
  • Are there legal ways to flip and/or assign REOs without waiting 90 days?
  • How will a tenant/buyer’s bankruptcy affect my investment properties?

Atlanta REIA North Monthly MeetingAtlanta 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. Like the Main Atlanta REIA Monthly Meeting, this subchapter will be led by Dustin Griffin and will focus on a wide variety of cutting edge real estate investing strategies with a special emphasis on Internet Marketing and Technology for the modern day “High Tech Investor”. The cost is $5.00 at the door for non-members.

Taco MacAfter 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!

Thu, June 20th @ 1:30 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Haves & Wants Weekly Meeting
Hosted by Joe Thompson

Joe ThompsonHaves and Wants is a weekly investor’s networking, brainstorming and deal making jam session hosted by Joe Thompson and held every Thursday at 5 Seasons Brewing at the Prado from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. This group has been meeting for over 6 years and is all about networking, sharing information, doing deals and making money right now. Be sure to bring lots of your business cards and flyers and be prepared to promote your business and/or your haves, wants and deals with our group. If you are a real estate player or want to be, this is one meeting you don’t want to miss!

5 Seasons Brewing5 Seasons Brewing is located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) inside the Perimeter at the “Prado” in Sandy Springs. The all natural, organic food at the 5 Seasons is excellent and the hand-crafted beer is even better! Come out and eat, drink, network and share your deals with us! There is no charge to attend this meeting for Atlanta REIA Members or guests. Please come early and stay late. We would love to have you!

Mon, June 24th @ 6:30 PM in Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA West Meeting
Property Management Pros Share Tips & Techniques of Tenant Screening
Hosted by Leslie Mathis

Leslie MathisIndustry studies have found that the true cost of an eviction is over $5000! This situation can frequently be avoided by carefully checking out the applicants for your rental property before you hand over the keys.

Join us at Atlanta REIA West on Monday, June 24th, where the National Tenant Network will share:

  • 5 Secrets every landlord should know
  • 8 steps to screening a potential resident
  • Laws and regulations affecting resident screening

PLUS…

What’s Happening in the Cobb Real Estate Market?

A Market Update with George Beylouny of Silverton Mortgage.

Atlanta REIA West MeetingThe Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting is held on the 4th Monday of each month the Cherokee Cattle Company restaurant located at 2710 Canton Road in Marietta, GA. There is currently a $5.00 cover charge for non-members to attend this event. Show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. There will be Door Prizes, Bonuses, Great Networking and Great Feed. Please come hungry, put on your cowboy boots and hats, bring your business cards and be there on time! Read More→

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Wed, June 12th @ 7 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The I Love Marketing Group
with Special Guest, Russ Hiner

Russ HinerHow many of you have leads coming to you everyday at a low price and high quality? What is the most effective marketing in today real estate market? How many of you are marketing on line? Do you have a website? Do you have a video? When are you going to get one?

Video is hot. Websites are the way to go. Russ Hiner has plenty of videos out there and will show you how you can too. Russ will be speaking at the I Love Marketing Group on Wednesday, June 12th at 7PM at Ariana Afghan Cuisine located at 5785 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA (map) where he will demonstrate and talk about the benefits of Google AdWords and marketing videos.

Here are a few reasons why you may need to attend this meeting…

  • You Want To Figure This Whole Internet Thing Out.
  • You Will Be Presented With The Latest In Online Marketing.
  • Learn How To Generate An Organic Profile In The Market Place.
  • Get You Name And Website On The First Page On Google.
  • Get More High Quality Leads Coming To You.

Learn marketing from someone who is doing it and using it now!

Thu, June 13th @ 1:30 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Haves & Wants Weekly Meeting
Hosted by Joe Thompson

Joe ThompsonHaves and Wants is a weekly investor’s networking, brainstorming and deal making jam session hosted by Joe Thompson and held every Thursday at 5 Seasons Brewing at the Prado from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. This group has been meeting for over 6 years and is all about networking, sharing information, doing deals and making money right now. Be sure to bring lots of your business cards and flyers and be prepared to promote your business and/or your haves, wants and deals with our group. If you are a real estate player or want to be, this is one meeting you don’t want to miss!

5 Seasons Brewing5 Seasons Brewing is located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) inside the Perimeter at the “Prado” in Sandy Springs. The all natural, organic food at the 5 Seasons is excellent and the hand-crafted beer is even better! Come out and eat, drink, network and share your deals with us! There is no charge to attend this meeting for Atlanta REIA Members or guests. Please come early and stay late. We would love to have you!

Thu, June 13th @ 6:30 PM in East Point, GA
Atlanta REIA South Meeting
Hosted by Reggie Jackson & Gordon Catts

Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingThe Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting, run by Reggie Jackson and Gordon Catts, is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at The Barbecue Kitchen located at 1437 Virginia Avenue in East Point. Please show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. Atlanta REIA Members may attend at no charge. Guests may attend for $5.00. We hope you will come out and eat, network, learn and have fun with us!

Sat, June 15th @ 9 AM in Buford, GA
Negotiations 101 Workshop
On June 15th, 2013 from 9AM – 5PM
1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA

Russ HinerOn Saturday, June 15th from 9 AM to 5 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, in Buford, GA, Russ Hiner will be teaching the Negotiations 101 Workshop to really help you sharpen your negotiation skills. This professional training will be fast-paced, high-energy and is going to get you over the hump in your negotiation techniques. Your life depends on the knowledge that you will learn at this training and will surely improve as a result!

Register Now!

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Mon, June 17th @ 6:30 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
“Selling & Filling Your Houses Fast”
with Special Guest, Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaThe Beginning Investors Group (BIG) meets this month on Monday, June 17th at 6:30 PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE in Sandy Springs, GA. This meeting is FREE for Atlanta REIA Members. Guests and Non-Members can pay $20.00 at the door or RSVP Online for $10.00. If you Join Atlanta REIA before attending or at the door, you can attend at no charge.

As a new or “new again” investor, have you ever asked yourself what you’ll do with your first or next property once you buy it? Will you quick turn it? Fix and flip it? Rent it? Lease-option it? Sell it with owner financing? How long will it take you to sell or fill your new investment property? These are common questions many new investors face when considering their first purchase.

Not having a clear “exit strategy” is an obstacle that often prevents many new investors from doing their first deal. If you would like to get a better understanding of how to quickly sell or fill your investment properties once you buy them, be sure to join us on Monday, June 17th at BIG where real estate expert and trainer, Don DeRosa, will be teaching our new investors how to market for tenants and buyers and how to choose thei right exit strategies for maximum profits and minimal out of pocket expenses.

Don will teach you:

  • How to choose the correct Exit Strategy so you can buy the house right
  • Marketing the property for a quick sale
  • Numberous proven methods of Don’s to put more dollars in YOUR pocket
  • Questions & Answers with the audience
  • All this and much more…

Don will use his 17 years of real estate investing experience to help you overcome many of the challenges you may be facing as a new investor. After his presentation, we will do some buyer and seller role playing to give you a chance to practice your negotiation skills. So come out and join us. Come early and stay late for Late Night Networking after the meeting.

Tues, June 18th @ NOON in East Point (HOT, NEW SUBGROUP!)
The Onsite Renovation Group
Meets Tuesday, June 18th at NOON at
1010 Brookdale Dr, East Point, GA 30344

1010 Brookdale Dr, East Point, GA 30344On Tuesday, June 18th at Noon, the Onsite Renovation Group meets at 1010 Brookdale Dr, East Point, GA 30344. Come out to Onsite Renovation Group as we explore the changing market of East Point, GA. Forces have been changing the face of the Atlanta Real Estate Market and East Point has not escaped the tidal wave of rising sales. Join us and see what a sub-$200k resale and a moderate renovation looks like in the new market.

This is a project that was sourced to the investor by New Western Acquisitions and is being renovated by Craftbuilt. We should be deep into framing and rough mechanical installations at the time of the meeting.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), led by Aaron McGinnis of Craftbuilt Properties, is an new 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.

1010 Brookdale Dr, East Point, GA 30344On Tuesday, June 18th at Noon, the Onsite Renovation Group meets at 1010 Brookdale Dr, East Point, GA 30344. Come out to Onsite Renovation Group as we explore the changing market of East Point, GA. Forces have been changing the face of the Atlanta Real Estate Market and East Point has not escaped the tidal wave of rising sales. Join us and see what a sub-$200k resale and a moderate renovation looks like in the new market.

This is a project that was sourced to the investor by New Western Acquisitions and is being renovated by Craftbuilt. We should be deep into framing and rough mechanical installations at the time of the meeting.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), led by Aaron McGinnis of Craftbuilt Properties, is an new 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.

Download The Profit Newsletter for June 2013 (PDF)
The June 2013 Edition of
The Profit is Ready for Download!

The Profit - June 2013 - High Quality PDFThe June 2013 edition of The Profit Newsletter is now ready for download as a High Quality PDF or Low Res PDF format. The Profit is the official newsletter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA) and is a digitally delivered, 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! And yes, The Profit is “print ready” for those who still like a paper newsletter. Be sure to Subscribe to The Profit Here so you don’t miss a single monthly issue.

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Sat & Sun, June 15th & 16th @ 9:00 AM in Tampa, FL
Peter Fortunato’s Real Estate Acquisition Techniques Class
Sat & Sun, June 15th & 16th in Tampa, FL

Peter FortunatoAtlanta REIA is very excited to announce Peter Fortunato’s upcoming, 2 day Real Estate Acquisition Techniques Class in Tampa, FL on June 15th and 16th. Keep reading to find out about the special discounted price Peter has extended to our Atlanta REIA members, friends and followers who wish to attend this life changing training event.

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 income for many years to come.

Peter has made our Atlanta REIA members and friends a very special offer for those who would like to attend his upcoming class at the unbelievable price of $350 per person (regularly $450). All you have to do is fill out the Real Estate Acquisitions Class Registration Form and fax it back to Peter at 978-922-6759 or call him at 727-397-1906 to secure your spot. If you call, be sure to mention the special code “AtlantaREIA > $350” per person found at the bottom right corner of the form to receive your discount.

Peter has generously offered this special price to help those who want to get the real estate investing education they need to be successful. You just can’t beat this great offer! Peter is the “Best of the Best” when it comes to creative real estate investing, so be sure not to miss out on this absolutely life changing opportunity.

If you wish to attend, please fill out the
Real Estate Acquisitions Class Registration
and get it back to Peter ASAP!

Peter will present two days of lecture and of discussion, with case studies, regarding why and how to acquire benefits using real estate. Questions and debate are highly encouraged!

Peter clearly and patiently describes cases including: Read More→

Mon, June 3rd at 5:00 PM @ Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
June 3rd at 5PM at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia
A Panel Discussion on…
“Changing Strategies for a
Changing Real Estate Market”

with Don DeRosa, Russ Hiner, Bill Cook,
Kim Cook and Dorsie Boddiford
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $15 or Pay $20 at the Door.

Register Now!
Click a photo above to read more about our panelists

Don DeRosa Russ Hiner Bill Cook Kim Cook Dorsie Boddiford

If you haven’t noticed, the real estate market in the Atlanta Metro Area has been changing dramatically in the last 6 months. It has gone from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market due to the inventory shortage of available homes for sale at auction or on the MLS.

  • Hedge Funds are stepping all over each other purchasing REOs and foreclosures and are running up the prices.
  • Those who frequently buy at the courthouse auctions are now being routinely out bid by kids with cell phones and iPads who are receiving their bidding instructions from people we never see, who are sitting in front of multiple computer screens hundreds or thousands of miles away from the action.
  • With a massive increase in the number of investors bidding on the courthouse steps, along with a significant decrease in the number of properties being cried, real estate values have soared while investors’ profit margins have plummeted.
  • Listed houses are often put under contract for well above the list price within 24 hours of hitting the MLS with multiple backup offers in place.

With all these rapid changes going on, our June Meeting is the perfect time and place to get together and examine alternative investment strategies and marketing strategies to find deals. At the June Meeting, we’ll have a Panel Discussion with Don DeRosa, Russ Hiner, Bill Cook, Kim Cook and Dorsie Boddiford, 5 active real estate investors, about this sudden shift and how we can best capitalize on what’s working now.

Bill Cooks says “It’s obvious the Cheese Has Moved. The question is: Where did the cheese go? The best way to find the answer to this all-important question is to go to the frontlines. Our efforts have shown us where the cheese is TODAY – and which deal structures are working best NOW! Do you want to be the first investor in your area to learn this secret? Join us at June’s meeting!”

So come out and join us at the Atlanta REIA Meeting on Monday, June 3rd at 5PM at the Crown Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta to learn more about the changing real estate market and how to change your investing strategies and tactics to adapt to these rapidly changing times. We hope to see you there!

Mon, June 3rd at 3:00 PM @Total Wine & More Perimeter
Meeting Before the Meeting
Atlanta Real Estate Market Update
with Deborah Harris & Gordon Catts

Deborah HarrisPlease join us for the “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on Monday, June 3rd at 3:00 PM at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W (see map), where your host, Gordon Catts, will be joined by long time real estate agent, Deborah Harris, for an Atlanta Real Estate Market Update on the latest changes going on in the metro area. Join us and bring your own questions, concerns, insights and comments. At 5:00 PM, Total Wine & More will be offering a complimentary wine tasting to all those who attend our meeting and wish to participate. There is NO CHARGE to attend this meeting or the wine tasting for Atlanta REIA Members and guests. Thanks Total Wines!

Mon, June 3rd at 9:30 PM @ Tilted Kilt Perimeter
Late Nite Networking at Tilted Kilt

Tilted KiltAfter the conclusion of the Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter located at 1155-B Mount Vernon Highway in Atlanta for the “Meeting-After-The-Meeting”. The Tilted Kilt will be offering half price appetizers as well as food and drink specials for our members and guests. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night! Thanks Tilted Kilt Perimeter!

*Meeting Agenda
3:00 pm: Meeting-Before-the-Meeting
5:00 pm: Vendor Vendor Trade Show & Networking Begins
6:00 pm: Have & Wants, There’s an App for That & Announcements
7:10 pm: Networking Break
7:25 pm: Giveaways & Door Prizes
7:30 pm: Panel Discussion on the Changing Real Estate Market
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter!

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

Participating Vendors & Sponsors

Each and every month, for the duration of our meeting, we have a Vendor Trade Show in which you can come out and meet many of our participating business members who help sponsor our meeting. Vendors can Reserve a Table Here. Thanks again sponsors!

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>>

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.
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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>>

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>>

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>>

Real Estate Works 4 UReal Estate Works 4 U – Stop paying too much and get your property tax bill lowered! Our team will manage the entire property tax appeal process from start to finish. 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>>

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>>

Angel Oak FundingAngel Oak Funding – A direct hard money lender headquartered in Atlanta. We provide renovation/construction loans for investors and or builders to purchase and renovate residential properties. 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>>

Atlanta Capital FundingAtlanta Capital Funding – A privately funded hard money residential and commercial lender specializing in unconventional financing where speed and attention to special circumstances are critical. 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>>

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>>

CRS DataCRS Data – Comps from MLS and FSBO’s. Our PowerTools are made of custom searches, property tax records, interactive maps, sales and mortgage info, real estate valuations, mailing lists and more.

Simply Amazing Staging AtlantaSimply Amazing Staging Atlanta – We have a proven record of converting those “For Sale” signs into “Sold” signs. We use 5 proven and time tested steps to sell your home in record time.

  • Bowen’s Specialized Services
  • Sign Mafia
  • Georgia Home Deals
  • Mary Bryant & Associates Insurance
  • Sparkle Property Cleaning LLC
See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!

Online Lead Finder SoftwareI just wanted to let you know that Duncan Wierman just sent me an updated copy of his Online Lead Finder Software Version. As of today, May 22, 2013 he is up to version 2.3.3.8 since he is always working to improve the software.

PLEASE NOTE: If you already installed any previous versions of Online Lead Finder, be sure to UNINSTALL it before installing this new version.

If you are an Atlanta REIA Member you can download the software for free by logging in to the Atlanta REIA Members Only Website and then navigating to the Members Only Downloads & Bonuses page where Duncan’s Online Lead Finder Software is listed 2nd in the list of available member downloads.

If you are a Gold Member, there will be instructions in the ReadMe.txt file in the software download telling you how to activate the Unlimited Gold Edition at NO CHARGE (a $500 value!).

I hope you all enjoy this lead generating software. Duncan, thank you again for this awesome software!

Negotiations 101 Workshop
On June 15th, 2013 from 9AM – 5PM
1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA

Negotiations WorkshopHave you ever done a real estate deal only to later realize you did get what you wanted or expected? Here’s your chance to learn many of the negotiation tools, tips and techniques that professional negotiators use every day to get the best deals. With the correct negotiation skills you can easily and effectively get what you want without having to drive a hard bargain. Your bargaining and negotiation skills are critical to your daily life. They’re absolutely essential if you work, have a family or purchase goods and services.

Russ HinerOn Saturday, June 15th from 9 AM to 5 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, in Buford, GA, Russ Hiner will be teaching the Negotiations 101 Workshop to really help you sharpen your negotiation skills. This professional training will be fast-paced, high-energy and is going to get you over the hump in your negotiation techniques. Your life depends on the knowledge that you will learn at this training and will surely improve as a result!

Register Now!

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What's Happening at Atlanta REIAMonday is the Beginning Investors Group with Russ Hiner who will be teaching “Negotiating Tactics for Newbies”. Tuesday is the Onsite Renovation Group which is a networking and educational group for new and seasoned rehabbers that meets this month at a property located at 1338 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Thursday is the Cash Cows Commercial Group Meeting with Gordon Catts and Steve Brown on “Real Estate Strategies For a Changing Marketplace” which will be followed by Joe Thompson’s Haves & Wants Meeting, both of which take place at 5 Seasons Brewing in Sandy Springs, GA.

Mon, May 20th @ 6:30 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
“Negotiating for Newbies”
with Special Guest, Russ Hiner

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Beginning Investors Group (BIG) is going back to a monthly meeting format starting Monday, May 20th at 6:30 PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE in Sandy Springs, GA. This meeting is FREE for Atlanta REIA Members. Guests and Non-Members can pay $20.00 at the door or RSVP Online for $10.00.

Russ HinerThis month at BIG, local real estate expert and mentor, Russ Hiner, will be teaching new investors how to negotiate win-win real estate transactions with buyers and sellers. As you know, having the right negotiating skills is essential for putting together real estate deals that are not only profitable for you, but meet the needs of your buyers and sellers. If you want to learn how to start negotiating like a pro, this is a BIG Meeting you don’t want to miss! Join us and Russ will teach you:

  • The number one reason why most people will not negotiate
  • How to break negotiation deadlocks
  • How to spot and stop negotiation tactics that will put you on the defensive
  • How to “read” people so you can be a better negotiator by giving them what they want and getting what you want
  • Tips and tactics for face-to-face negotiations
  • All this and much more!

After his “Negotiating for Newbies” presentation, Russ will be calling for volunteers to join him in the “hot seat” for some live, face-to-face role playing negotiations.

After the meeting, there will be Late Night Networking for anyone who wants to hangout, network and have some late night fun. This will be a terrific meeting with powerful information, an interactive crowd and networking with experienced investors who will be in attendance as well so come join us!

Tues, May 21st @ NOON in Atlanta (HOT, NEW SUBGROUP!)
The Onsite Renovation Group
Meets Tuesday, May 21st at NOON at
1338 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Aaron McGinnisThe Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), led by Aaron McGinnis of Craftbuilt Properties, is an new educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix and flip) of single family residential homes in the Atlanta area. 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.

1338 DeKalb Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307On Tuesday, May 21st at Noon, we meet at: 1338 DeKalb Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307. This is a true Candler Park renovation that should resell in the upper-300s or lower-400s. The project was funded by Lima One Capital, and a Lima One executive will be on site during the meeting to answer questions about the numbers, funding and the hard money process. Come on by for a great afternoon of networking, education, and gawking at what a few hundred thousand will buy in Candler Park!

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Onsite Renovation Group will focus on properties 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. There is currently no charge to attend these meeting.

Thu, May 23rd @ 11:30 AM in Sandy Springs, GA
Cash Cows Commercial Group
“Real Estate Strategies For
A Changing Marketplace”

with Gordon Catts & Steve Brown

Gordon Catts & Steve BrownThe real estate market in the Atlanta Metro Area has changed dramatically in the last 6 months. It has gone from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market due to the inventory shortage.

  • Hedge Funds are stepping all over each other purchasing foreclosures and are running up the prices.
  • The “courthouse gang” is now being routinely out bid by kids with cell phones and iPads who are receiving their bidding instructions from people we never see, who are sitting in front of multiple computer screens hundreds or thousands of miles away from the fray.
  • Listed REO’s are often selling well above the list price. When a new listing hits the market, within 24 hours there are multiple offers and the house is put under contract.

With all this excitement going on, it’s the perfect time to get together and examine other possible investment strategies and that is exactly what we are going to do at our next Cash Cows Commercial Group Meeting.

Please join us on Thursday, May 23rd at 11:00 AM at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, GA where Steve Brown will be joined by Gordon Catts to discuss this important topic. Together Steve and Gordon bring decades of valuable insight to this topic. Bring your questions, concerns, answers and insights for discussion with the group. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE and non-members for only $5.00.

Thu, May 23rd @ 1:30 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Haves & Wants Weekly Meeting
Hosted by Joe Thompson

Joe ThompsonHaves and Wants is a weekly investor’s networking, brainstorming and deal making jam session hosted by Joe Thompson and held every Thursday at 5 Seasons Brewing at the Prado from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. This group has been meeting for over 6 years and is all about networking, sharing information, doing deals and making money right now. Be sure to bring lots of your business cards and flyers and be prepared to promote your business and/or your haves, wants and deals with our group. If you are a real estate player or want to be, this is one meeting you don’t want to miss!

5 Seasons Brewing5 Seasons Brewing is located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) inside the Perimeter at the “Prado” in Sandy Springs. The all natural, organic food at the 5 Seasons is excellent and the hand-crafted beer is even better! Come out and eat, drink, network and share your deals with us! There is no charge to attend this meeting for Atlanta REIA Members or guests. Please come early and stay late. We would love to have you!

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!

1338 DeKalb Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307On Tuesday, May 21st at Noon, the Onsite Renovation Group meets at 1338 DeKalb Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307. This is a true Candler Park renovation that should resell in the upper-300s or lower-400s. The project was funded by Lima One Capital, and a Lima One executive will be on site during the meeting to answer questions about the numbers, funding and the hard money process. Come on by for a great afternoon of networking, education, and gawking at what a few hundred thousand will buy in Candler Park!

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), led by Aaron McGinnis of Craftbuilt Properties, is an new 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.

What's Happening at Atlanta REIAWednesday is the Atlanta REIA North Meeting with Gordon Catts and Steve Brown on “Real Estate Strategies For a Changing Marketplace” which will be followed by Late Nite Networking at the Mall of Georgia Taco Mac after the meeting. Thursday is Haves & Wants with Joe Thompson at 5 Seasons Brewing in Sandy Springs, GA. Read More→

Gordon Catts & Steve BrownThe real estate market in the Atlanta Metro Area has changed dramatically in the last 6 months. It has gone from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market due to the inventory shortage.

  • Hedge Funds are stepping all over each other purchasing foreclosures and are running up the prices.
  • The “courthouse gang” is now being routinely out bid by kids with cell phones and iPads who are receiving their bidding instructions from people we never see, who are sitting in front of multiple computer screens hundreds or thousands of miles away from the fray.
  • Listed REO’s are often selling well above the list price. When a new listing hits the market, within 24 hours there are multiple offers and the house is put under contract.

With all this excitement going on, it’s the perfect time to get together and examine other possible investment strategies and that is exactly what we are going to do at our next Atlanta REIA North Meeting. Please join us on Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, in Buford, GA where Gordon Catts will be joined by Steve Brown to discuss this important topic. Together Steve and Gordon bring decades of valuable insight to this topic. Bring your questions, concerns, answers and insights for discussion with the group. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE and non-members can attend this month only for FREE as well. Read More→

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