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Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting will take place on April 1st at 6:00pm at Club E Atlanta located at 3707 Main Street, College Park, GA (map). Our guest presenter this month will be Russ Hiner. The meeting will be on “Finding Off Market Commercial Properties For Sale”. This Meeting is being co-hosted by Atlanta REIA South and The Multi-Family Investing Group and will be on locating commercial and multi-family properties and marketing to their owners.
Russ Hiner has spent 30 years reaching his goals and becoming a real estate expert. He has worked with Rich Dad and Russ Whitney as a mentor for 13 years. He has actively played the real estate game including working every day doing wholesale deals, rehabs, lease options, rentals, notes and private lending on commercial properties.
At the meeting, Russ Hiner will be discussing:
- How to find great opportunities to buy Apartment Buildings.
- Easy methods to finding deals in the Commercial Market.
- Creative ways to get owners to call you.
- Finding low cost, higher value properties.
- How to get started by focusing on great deals and avoiding losers.
- And much, much more!
Here is what you will achieve by the end of this meeting … You will walk out with 7 ways to locate sellers and a solid plan on how to find great opportunities to purchase “off market” commercial properties. This will be a great opportunity for our Single Family Investors to get a glimpse at the exciting world of Multi-Family and Commercial Investing.
The Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting, led by Reggie Jackson and Gordon Catts, is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM at Club E Atlanta located at 3707 Main Street, College Park, GA.
The Multi Family Investing Focus Group Meeting, led by Carla Gamper and Gordon Catts has NEW Date, Time and Meeting location. The group will be meeting on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM at Club E Atlanta located at 3707 Main Street, College Park, GA.
There is currently a $10 cover charge for everyone who attends which includes a light meal. Show up at 6:00 PM to eat and network before the meeting begins. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the event.
with Special Guest, Tom DiAgostino
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com if you have a meetup account.
Join us at the meeting and you will learn…
- Why Tax Sales the best real estate investment vehicle available
- Tax Sales vs other types of real estate investing strategies and their challenges
- Why auctions are not the answer to buying houses at deep discounts
- How to make easy 18-36% returns without owning real estate, but enjoying its security
- Where to tap into the most motivated sellers on the planet with the least amount of competition
- Examine case studies of real life Tax Sale deals we’ve completed and made thousands of dollars with and how you can too
- Discover Tax Sale strategies we use every day to close deals fast and make unbelievable profits
- Learn about tools you can use to easily navigate the tens of thousands of tax liens/deeds available nationwide and find the ones that are perfect for you
- How to do it ALL within your IRA
- How we make our staff available to DO IT FOR YOU if you want
- And much, much more!
Regardless of your experience or location, you can earn unbelievable interest, or find unbelievable deals to wholesale, flip, or partner on. Anyone can do this. Tom means deals at 10-30% of repaired value!
Tom has been investing for over two decades and done it all. Tom’s training will change your financial life, forever. Tom and his team are not just trainers… they’re your investment partners. Come spend some time with Tom at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) Meeting on April 20th where he will explain the best deal source on the planet for every type of investor.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com if you have a meetup account.
You Need To Bring:
- Pen & Paper To Take Notes
- Smartphone With Camera To Take Screen Shots
- Business Cards
- Flyers of your properties for sale
After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00 PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stay around, have some dessert, a drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!
*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.
If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, April 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.
& Vendor Trade Show
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 Jon Iannotti will be our special guest trainer this month at Atlanta REIA on Monday, April 6th at 5PM at Atlanta Unity located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Norcross, GA. Jon will be teaching us about how his CATS can help YOU do more deals by giving you the tools needed to structure profitable transactions that others would normally pass on.
CATS?!?!… No, we are not referring to his kitty cats… Jon and his wife Stephanie have created a real estate system they call CATS (Complete Agreeable Terms System). The CATS system is currently helping ordinary, everyday investors become extraordinary investors by giving them the tools they need to do deals that 99% of other investors don’t even realize are deals. Deals that are upside down. Deals where the seller wants full price and all cash. Deals where the seller is behind on payments. All types of deals you might normally throw in the trash.
Knowledge is the key and what you don’t know about how to structure creative transactions can definitely hurt your wallet. Imagine knowing how to take a lead most other investors would toss away and turn it into a profitable deal that could make you thousands in a very, very short period of time!
During his 90 minute presentation, Jon will teach you how to…
- Make money without using your own credit, money or contractors
- Turn a dud of a deal into a profitable deal
- What do do when a seller wants full retail and all cash
- Profit from houses that are upside down
- Do as many deals per month as you desire
- Make a minimum of $5,000 per deal
- Get the benefits of ownership without actually owning the house
- Put your entire business on “Cruise Control”
- All this and much, much more!
Jon and his wife Stephanie have over 30 years combined Real Estate investing and teaching experience. They have over 2000 creative deals under their belt and are considered one of the best in the industry. Jon and Stephanie created ACTS (Agreeable Contract Terms System) for when the seller says “Yes” to terms. They created REACT (Reverse Engineered Agreeable Contract Terms) when the seller says “No” to terms and wants full retail value and all cash. They have now combined these two systems into CATS (the Complete Agreeable Terms System) to have best of both worlds. Now they can make offers that have a high likelihood of being accepted on any of the leads that come across their desk and you can too!
Come spend 90 minutes with Jon at the Atlanta REIA Meeting on Monday, April 6th at 5PM where he will explain how to turn seemingly dead property leads into profitable deals. You certainly will not want to miss out on this career changing information! We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.
Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group
with Don DeRosa
Please join us for the Mobile Real Estate Rockstar Group (Rockstars) hosted by Don DeRosa at our “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on Monday, March 2nd at 5:00 PM at Atlanta Unity in the Main Meeting Room.
The Rockstars is an educational and networking group for investors who want to leverage mobile technology to become more competitive, profitable investors. You’ll learn how to use the latest apps, tips and techniques to use the information they need, right now, at their fingertips, from anywhere.
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 6:15 PM for your chance to be one of the first to receive a printed copy of The Profit Newsletter while supplies last.
At approximately 6:30 PM, Joe Thompson will be hosting the Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session which gives our members the opportunity to quickly market deals they HAVE and to find deals they WANT. We also give our business members the opportunity to get up and say a few words about their businesses. Members who want to participate in the Haves & Wants Marketing Session must bring your flyers and get to the meeting early to get on Joe’s list of participants.
After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at Three Dollar Cafe located at 6050 Peachtree Pkwy #100 in Norcross, GA at 9:30 PM for the Late Nite Networking and the “Meeting-After-The-Meeting”!
There is no charge for Atlanta REIA Members or guests to attend Late Nite Networking at the Three Dollar Cafe, so bring a friend and head on down to Late Nite Networking! Just be sure you order food and beverages from the cafe and please tip their wait staff generously.
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>>
DirectBuy 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>>
Century 21 Results Realty Service (Scott Swanson) – Century 21 Results Realty Services is like no other real estate company and that is our promise to clients and customers. Our associates are the experts in the Atlanta area.
Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. – For all your air conditioning services throughout Atlanta, contact Air Conditioning Experts. We have all the training and experience necessary to ensure the success of your home cooling system.
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 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>>
Farmers Insurance The Derrick Agency (Jim Derrick)
Caged N LLC
Elite Tax Sale Training
A Full Day Workshop with Tom DiAgostino
Saturday, April 25th from 9AM-5PM
at Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta
315 W. Ponce De Leon Ave, #100, Decatur, GA
Early 2-for-1 Registration Special Ends
April 20th at Midnight!
Join Real Estate Investor and Tax Sale Expert Tom DiAgostino at the Elite Tax Sale Training Workshop on Saturday, April 25th at Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta located at 315 W. Ponce De Leon Ave, #100, Decatur, GA, where he will teach you how to create generational wealth for you and your family with Tax Liens & Deeds so you can get out of the rat race forever!
At this Full Day Training Event, Tom will teach you…
- How to CONSISTENTLY buy properties at 10-30% of Repaired Value so you make more money EACH Deal
- Where to get great liens at the maximum rate allowed by the state and double your money in half the time
- How to get Valuable properties for FREE with simple mail done for you
- How to use your IRA to keep 100% of the profits, compounding your wealth building
- What kind of diligence is necessary for the property and for title work to avoid mistakes
- Strategies for wholesaling, retailing, rehabbing, and landlording for maximum profit
- How to get the same savings on material as Tom’s 20yr relationships – for more money in your pocket!
- And much, much more!
PLEASE NOTE: The 2 for 1 Early Registration Special is for Altanta REIA Members and is limited to spouses, adult children and corporate partners. This 2-for-1 special expires April 20th, 2015. Non-Members who join Atlanta REIA between April 13th – 24th, 2015 can attend the workshop for FREE. Also, Atlanta REIA Members who renew their membership for an additional year between April 13th – 24th, 2015 can attend the workshop for FREE as well. When joining Atlanta REIA or renewing your membership, please indicate that you want to attend the workshop at no charge. You can join Atlanta REIA at http://membership.atlantareia.com. *Meeting facilities provied by Maggie Groholski of Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta. Thanks Maggie!!!
– And Learn the Secrets of –
How to Buy & Sell Houses With Nothing But an iPad & a Cell Phone!
A Full Day Workshop with Don DeRosa
Sat, April 18th, 9AM-5PM
1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA
EVENT SOLD OUT. CALL 678-701-7160 to see if any seats become available.
The real estate investing game can be confusing. There’s so much to learn, and things always seem to change very quickly. By the time you’ve found a possible deal, analyzed the comps, estimated the repairs, crunched the numbers, written up your offer and presented it to the seller, someone else has already come in and bought it while you were still moving in slow motion!
That’s exactly what was happening to Don. So he decided to do something about it! By combining his love of technology along with his knowledge & experience in real estate, Don began putting together something new and amazing. The result?
The World’s First Paperless, Wireless, Mobile, Lightning-Fast Real Estate Investing System!
Imagine This: You’ve found a deal. You’re at the seller’s house, and everything seems to look good… but you suspect the sellers might have an appointment with your competition later. You need to lock this deal down NOW so you don’t lose it. NO problem! You smile as you pull out your iPad, tap a few apps, run a few numbers, and… BAM!
In just a few moments, you’ve run the comps, estimated the repairs, made your offer to the seller, gotten them to sign the contract, then submitted that contract to your title company, your attorney, and the seller… All BEFORE leaving their house!
Best of all, it was not only easy but FUN to do it all that way!
- Do you think that might help you to buy a few more houses this year?
- Do you think that might help you stand apart from your competitors?
- Can you see how having that power might help make your life easier?
What You’ll Learn…
- How to find leads on your cell phone/iPad
- How to easily run your business from the palm of your hand!
- How to Buy & Sell Houses from Anywhere by Using Technology
- How to Automate all the parts of the business that suck up your time (you hate these anyway)
- Killer negotiation tactics that will put more cash in your pocket on almost every deal.
- And a LOT More!!
Be sure to bring your tablet, smartphone or notebook!
Click here to register. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT so register right now!!!
Jon & Stephanie Iannotti have been business leaders since 2000. With over 30 years combined experience in Real Estate Investing/Teaching, and Mentoring and over 1900 creative deals under their belts, they are considered one of the best in the industry. They have also come up with some amazing ways to structure deals that are cutting edge. They have done many deals with their student partners using these state of the art techniques which are now being taught across the country and internationally. They are the creators of ACT (Agreeable Contract Terms). This program and has totally changed many investors’ lives with the teachings and techniques. Then in 2012, due to even more changes in the Real Estate Market, the Iannotti’s came up with another System called REACT (Reverse Engineered Assignment of Contract Terms). REACT is now taking the Real Estate Investing world by storm as well as their most recent program CATS (Complete Agreeable Terms System), which was just released in October of 2014.
Jon and Stephanie have trained with and worked with some of the biggest names in Real Estate Investing. To name a few, Ron LeGrand, Robin Thompson, Lee Phillips, Al Aiello, Ted Thomas, and many others. Not only have they mentored hundreds of their own students, they have also mentored hundreds of Ron LeGrand’s real estate students.
Seeing a great need for another Real Estate Investing Association in the Southwest Florida Region to help educate and train Real Estate Investors, Jon & Stephanie approached some of their associates and decided to form the Florida Gulf Coast Real Estate Investing Alliance. They are looking forward to continuing to bring knowledge and training to as many Investors as possible and are always continuing to keep their skills fine-tuned and cutting edge so that their knowledge can be passed to those that they associate with. Their motto for Real Estate Investing….”Knowledge is key, Timing is crucial, Location is important and having a Mentor or Coach will keep you on the path to Success!” Read More→
Meets Tuesday, March 17th at 7PM
Hudson Grille, 6317 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA
Leveraging Virtual Assistants to
Grow Your Wholesaling Business!
So often spoken about…
So often misunderstood…
So often they just don’t work out as well as we’ve heard they would…
Life on the beach with your VAs doing it all… If it was only that simple!
We are talking the wholesaling process from A-Z and how VAs fit in to that plan. And one hint… they CAN do more than you think so you can quit trying to do everything yourself all the time. I am amazed at how many investors still do too many “minimum wage activities” in their business. VAs can be a powerful asset to your business if you use them the right way.
My name is Frank Iglesias. Come join us on Tuesday, March 17th at 7PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs as we network, do what is now our standard deal analysis at every meeting and then we will dive into this often talked about and usually misunderstood subject!
This Atlanta Area Wholesalers group is primarily for wholesalers who are serious about the business and not just “trying” Real Estate out. Frank started this group to work with other wholesalers who are serious about building their business using the utmost of honesty and integrity. We are looking forward to exploring how we can grow together in our local market. We hope you will join us!
So You Want To Be A Wholesaler?
Bring Your Deals!!!
& Join Frank Iglesias on March 18th
If you want to be a Wholesaler, you need to come to the Atlanta REIA North Meeting on Wednesday, March 18th from 6:30PM to 9:00PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia as Frank Iglesias, an experienced Wholesaler, will be showing how to analyze wholesale deals and determine if you have a deal or a dud. Frank will take us through the process of deciding if a deal makes dollars and sense. If you bring bad deals to cash buyers more than a time or two, they are not likely to take you seriously nor consider your deals in the future.
Frank leads the Atlanta Area Wholesalers Group that meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and often will spend an entire evening analyzing potential wholesale deals. This month at the Atlanta REIA North meeting we’re going to do the same thing, so BRING YOUR DEALS!!!
Last month at the North Group, Frank spoke about running your business as a business. This month we have invited him back to help you learn how to accurately analyze potential wholesale deals. We are excited to have him cover this important topic which you are sure to enjoy and benefit from.
You will learn…
- Is there enough money in the deal to wholesale it?
- How do I analyze a deal so that it meets my cash buyer’s purchase criteria?
- What should I say about repair costs?
- Is this property in location where investors are willing to buy and hold or fix and flip?
- Can I sell this to a rehabber?
- Is this a property for a buy and hold investor?
- And much, much more!
Frank Iglesias will be analyzing actual deals at the Atlanta REIA North Meeting on Wednesday, March 18th from 6:30PM to 9:00PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia, so BRING YOUR DEALS and COME JOIN US!
After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA North Meeting (around 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!
Make Me An Offer I Can’t Refuse!
March 23rd with Bill Cook
A common mistake made by real estate investors is to forget why they knock on a seller’s door. By “forget,” I don’t mean the seller answers the door and the investor stands there with a stupid, lost look on his face. I mean the investor doesn’t understand the basic objective of why he’s there at the seller’s home.
Do you know the ultimate objective of meeting with sellers? I mean, why are you there? What’s the purpose? Is it to be given a tour of the seller’s house? The reason an investor knocks on a seller’s door is to get to the kitchen table. You want to get to the kitchen table so you can ask Pete Fortunato’s famous question: “Why are you selling such a nice house like this?” The answer Pete’s question allows you to get a better understanding of what the seller wants and why he wants it. Having this information allows you to structure an offer around the seller’s unique wants and needs.
Come join us at the Atlanta REIA Wild Wild West Group on Monday, March 23rd at 6:30PM at Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta, where Bill Cook will show YOU how to take the “what” and “why” you get from the seller at the kitchen table, and construct a win-win offer that helps the seller get from the uncomfortable situation they’re in, to a situation where they’re more comfortable and willing to do business with you.
Remember: If your offers don’t help your sellers to improve their current situation, they’ll turn your offer down flat! So remember the ultimate objective of why you meet with sellers: To make them a written offer!
If you want to know how to make offers that can’t be refused, you need to be at this event!
Join us and you will learn:
- When Should You Make An Offer?
- How Do You Make An Offer?
- What Is The Difference Between A Contract And An Offer?
- What Is The Best Kind Of Offer Paperwork To Use?
- How You Can Make 5 Written Offers A Day.
- And much, much more.
Bill and Kim Cook are a husband and wife real estate investing team. They live on a horse ranch in Adairsville GA, and have been investing in real estate since 1995. Their investment portfolio is made up of single-family rental homes, mobile homes, a small mobile home park, plus notes and options. They built their business simply by knocking on sellers doors and making offers the seller can’t refuse.
After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA Wild Wild West Meeting (after 9:00 PM), we will be hanging out in the same room 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.
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. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE and guests for $10.00. 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.
Meets Tuesday, March 17th at NOON
576 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Atlanta 30312
This Month on Tuesday, March 17th at NOON at 576 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, the Onsite group will meet at a property where we are doing a new construction. We have seen this project at previous meetings when the house was in different phases of the construction. It is now very close to being finished. Sheetrock is done, doors, tile and trim are being installed. Join us Tuesday to see the amazing progress since we last met there two months ago. The project is in the Old Fourth Ward, which is a neighborhood that has suddenly become hot because of the proximity to the Beltline and the Ponce City Market development in the historic Sears building. Don’t miss this meeting that should prove to be very informative on some new topics we haven’t addressed before!
The 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.
Frank Iglesias is one of the Founders and Managing Partners of Working With Houses, LLC, an Atlanta area Real Estate Investment Company that primarily works in the residential renovation industry, repairing and updating properties to bring value back to neighborhoods that have been devalued by the recent housing crisis. Frank has been involved in this industry for the last four years in which tremendous change has brought much volatility. He has been able to adapt with the times and to grow his business despite the ongoing changes. He looks forward to helping you along your path to real estate investing success as so many others have already helped him along his way.
In addition to renovating properties, Frank has also had much success in the wholesale and landlord aspects of Real Estate providing him and his team a broad spectrum of expertise as they encounter an endless variety of situations to assist with. With a background in Education and Information Technology, Frank helping other real estate investors with their investing needs and continues to do so daily.
Frank is happily married to his wife Jenni and they have two children who have enjoyed the benefits Real Estate brings to the opportunistic individuals who seek freedom with their time. As a result, he has also created a product called the 80/20 VA Office to bring the 80/20 rule to be a reality in one’s life.