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Thu, August 13th @ 11:30AM – Sandy Springs, GA
Small Business Group (SBG)
Learn All About Asset Protection
with Russ Hiner
August 13th, 11:30AM
5 Seasons Brewing, Sandy Springs, GA

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Russ HinerCome be part of the Small Business Group on Thursday, August 13th at 11:30AM at the 5 Seasons Brewing at the Prado located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs where Russ Hiner will be sharing with us all about how to protect your assets.

Russ will be teaching us all about…

  • Understanding the different types of asset protection vehicles
  • When do you need asset protection?
  • Unconventional asset protection vehicles.
  • How should I set up my corporation?
  • Know what questions to ask your accountant and/or attorney
  • How to determine what is the best vehicle for you.
  • How to make changes to the protection as you grow in wealth
  • Understand how the wealthy use these tools to protect themselves
  • And much, much, more…

This training will allow you to learn more about the different types of asset protection that are available to you and how to start using them. You won’t want to miss this invaluable information!

See you at the meeting!

Haves and Wants Meeting After SBG

Late Nite NetworkingAfter the conclusion of our Small Business Group Meeting, plan to stick around for Joe Thompson’s Haves and Wants Meeting. The Haves and Wants Meeting, led by Joe Thompson, is a weekly real estate investor brainstorming and deal making jam session. They meet EVERY Thursday (except major holidays) from 1:30PM till approximately 3:30PM.

About the Small Business Group (SBG)

Small Business Group (SBG)The Atlanta REIA Small Business Group (SBG) is an educational and networking group for real estate entrepreneurs and small business owners, led by Karen Bershad, that meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, once per quarter, at 11:30AM at the 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

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Mon, August 17th @ 6:30PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Buying Houses “Subject-To”
In Today’s Real Estate Market

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!


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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 17th at 6:30PM at the Atlanta REIA Beginning Investors Group Meeting at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs 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 2015
  • 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!

Don’t miss out on learning about this great investing strategy you can use to get your real estate business up and going!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!


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Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stick around, have some dessert, a drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

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

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, August 16th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Dustin Griffin for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

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Tue, August 18th @ Noon in Chamblee, GA
The Onsite Renovation Group
Credit Solutions for Future Home Owners and Investors
with Jill Halbreich
Tuesday, August 18th at NOON
3724 Loveland Terrace, Chamblee, GA

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Onsite Renovation GroupThis month, on Tuesday, August 18th at NOON, the Onsite Renovation Group will be meeting at a rehab property located at 3724 Loveland Terrace in Chamblee, GA. While at the property, Jill Halbreich from Financial Education Services, will be speaking briefly about credit solutions for Investors and their Buyers. We will also be taking a look at this property and discussing many of the challenges we have been facing with pulling the permits in order to get the rehab underway. This will be a fun and informational meeting. Don’t miss out!

Lynn OverallThe Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), hosted by Lynn Overall, is an educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix and flip) of single family residential homes. 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 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 this meeting.

For our meeting next month, we are looking for YOUR rehab deals. We want to take our group of investors and visit 3 of your rehab projects. If you have a project that is underway, please let Lynn know as soon as possible. We would love to learn together and discuss YOUR real life renovations!

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Tue, August 18th @ 7:00PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Atlanta Wholesalers Group
Marketing for 2015 – Part 2 –
The Landscape is Shifting

with Frank Iglesias
August 18th, 7PM, Hudson Grille
6317 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA

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Frank IglesiasIf you have been sending out tons of mailers and maybe not getting as much nice feedback as you have in the past, welcome to the club. The market is hot and response rates are not…IF you have been doing the same thing as you were even just six months ago.

That being said, there are still a ton of deals out there. You just have to start looking in different places in addition to changing your approach. Or perhaps, simply do larger volume. And let’s not forget, your mindset can have a significant impact on the process as well.

In this session, we will revisit our roundtable discussion to find out what is working, what is not, and ideas you can implement to start finding the wholesale gems that are out there in your area.

And I assure you they are out there! Join us as we dig into this all too important topic of marketing as a wholesaler this month. You are in the marketing business whether you realize it or not.

Bring your ideas, your recent results, and your deals so everyone can learn together. People in the group are doing deals today so make sure to bring yours!

See you there!

My name is Frank Iglesias. Come join us on Tuesday, August 18th 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 our topic for the evening!

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About Atlanta Wholesalers

Atlanta Wholesalers GroupThis Atlanta 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!

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Wed, August 19th @ 6:30PM – Buford, GA
Atlanta REIA North Meeting
Never Leave Your Phone Unanswered, Money May Be Calling with Corky Nesbitt
August 19th, 6:30PM
1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA


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Corky NesbittConsumer Reports stated that 63% of people who call someone and get a voicemail do not actually leave a voicemail, but just hang up. If a motivated seller calls your number and gets a voicemail, the chances are high that they will just hang up and call the number from the next letter in the pile. Don’t miss the Atlanta REIA North meeting this month where our special guest speaker, Corky Nesbitt from Communication Business Services, Inc (CBSI), will be sharing all the services his company can provide to make sure that your phone never goes unanswered so you won’t lose out on that potential deal. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 19th at 6:30PM located at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA.

Being a successful investor is dependent upon being a successful marketer. There has to be a continuous flow of leads coming across your desk and your phone should always be ringing. There is no way possible that you can make yourself available 24/7 to always be answering those phone calls, along with analyzing the deals, going to the properties, meeting with sellers, etc. It would also be a waste of money sending out letters to motivated sellers, only for them to call you back and you not be available to answer and they getting your voicemail. CBSI can help with that.

CBSI is a Veteran-Owned, American-Operated, Certified Small Business, located right here in Marietta, GA. They have been successfully answering other people’s phone for over 30 years. They currently manage over 1200 accounts, 500 of which are for Real Estate Professionals. Their operators are extremely knowledgeable and well trained to handle your phone calls in an upbeat and professional manner. You receive an email notification every time the phone rings so you can keep up with your messages in real time and call back those hot leads right away and seal the deal. You definitely won’t want to miss out on learning how to ensure the success of this critical part of your business.

The Atlanta REIA North meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA.. Atlanta REIA members can attend this meeting for FREE and guests and non-members can pay just $10 at the door OR pre-register online for only $5! Plan to get there early at 6PM 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.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!


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Late Nite Networking After North Meeting

Late Nite NetworkingAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA North Meeting (after 9:30PM), 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!

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Thur, August 20th @ 6PM – Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Intown Investors Club
Buy, Sell, Trade, Network, Q&A
This Group is All About Doing Deals!
August 20th, 6PM at Wrecking Bar Brewpub
Bring Your Deals, Biz Cards & Flyers
Atlanta REIA Members & Non-Members Welcome!

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Atlanta Intown Investors ClubThe Atlanta Intown Investors Club is a new Atlanta REIA Subgroup led by Dustin Griffin and Maggie Groholski that meets on Thursday, August 20th at 6PM at the Wrecking Bar BrewPub in Atlanta, GA. Our mission and focus is to provide an open forum for real estate investors and industry professionals to network and have direct access to hot real estate deals. The format for this meeting is totally member-centric. It’s content and value is derived from our members and guests actively participating and networking with each other during the meeting.

Wrecking Bar BrewpubThis meting is all about transacting and doing deals. You will have the opportunity to pitch your properties, products, and services; voice your real estate haves and wants; and participate in open discussions of real estate questions and concerns. We will not be pitching products from the front of the room. We will strive to remain a forum for investors to do deals and learn and seek advice from your peers and trusted industry professionals. The more you attend and participate, the more deals you’ll do and, the smarter we all become.

Wrecking Bar BrewpubMeetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6PM – 9PM in the Biergarten Room of the Wrecking Bar BrewPub located at 292 Moreland Ave NE in Atlanta, GA. Dinner will be available to order as well as a wide variety of beers and cocktails. Join us for the meeting as well as dinner to support the brewpub. Stop by the valet station for COMPLEMENTARY Valet Parking or COMPLEMENTARY Parking Passes to park across the street.

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A 4 NIGHT STAY IN CANCUN: All participants who attend the Intown Meeting will have a chance to win a *Complimentary 5 Day, 4 Night Stay in Cancun! *You must be present at the meeting to win. The Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, airfare, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

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Late Nite Networking After Intown Meeting

Late Nite NetworkingAfter the conclusion of our Atlanta Intown Investors Club Meeting, we will be hanging out a the at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub for “Late Nite Networking” to socialize and build stronger relationships. So come and join us for the Atlanta Intown 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!

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Advanced Wholesaling & Marketing Workshop with Vena Jones-Cox

Vena Jones-CoxOur Monday night speaker, Vena Jones-Cox, made an important point about all the misinformation out there about wholesaling houses.

The truth is, it’s a 5 step process. You can’t skip any steps, and there’s no need to add any. And if you’ll just do them over and over again, those 5 steps will end with a check for $5,000-$10,000 check in your pocket, over and over again.

If you missed Vena’s presentation or just want a refresher, this video will fill you in on what you need to do to make deal and make money…

And she’s back with even more this Saturday… In her all-day workshop, she’ll take you to the next level, and show you:

  • How to do MORE deals by getting motivated sellers calling YOU
  • How to wholesale bank owned and other “non-assignable” contracts
  • How to hire cheap help to do the rote, boring, or time-consuming tasks in your business
  • How to build a business that does deals every week, does them in other areas, and more

The 2-for-1 Early Registration Special for her Advanced Wholesaling & Marketing Workshop Expires TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT. So Register Now and Save! Gold Members only pay $24.95 and Silver Members $39.95. We are almost sold out so Register Now and Save! I’ll see you on Saturday!

Sat, August 8th at 9AM @ Doubletree Hotel, Tucker, GA
Advanced Wholesaling & Marketing Concepts to Make You More Money
A Full Day Workshop with Vena Jones-Cox
Sat, August 8th, 9AM-5PM
DoubleTree Hotel Atlanta – Northlake
4156 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA
Advanced Wholesaling: How to Sell a Deal a Week and Build Passive Wholesale Income

Vena Jones-CoxTo truly get out of “the rat race,” you need a plan that goes beyond learning the strategies, and takes you to the point where your real estate business, more or less, runs without you.

For wholesalers, this means two things: using advanced strategies to do more deals and create passive income, and systematizing your business so that others can easily do deals FOR you.

In the morning workshop you’ll discover:

  • How to wholesale all those “non-assignable” bank-owned properties on the market today, WITHOUT coming up with the cash to close, and double the number of deals you do
  • How to use creative finance concepts to wholesale properties and add passive income to your business
  • How to systematize everything your wholesale business does, and easily delegate it to others
  • How to hire help when you can’t afford help
Advanced Marketing: How to Find More Motivated Sellers, Buyers, Renters and Lenders

Once you learn the basics of any real estate strategy, every problem you have is a marketing problem.

Not enough deals? That’s because not enough motivated sellers know that you buy properties. Properties staying vacant too long? That’s because not enough qualified renters or buyers know about your great deal.

Great marketing gives you incredible leverage, making your phone ring off the hook with customers who want to give you money or give you properties. But do you REALLY know how to make your marketing as effective as possible for as little money as possible?

In this afternoon workshop you’ll find out:

  • How to create messages that your prospects can’t resist, and get 5-20% response rates to your very first mailing, and make lots of money without spending lots of money
  • How to get lists of motivated sellers, buyers, lenders, and more
  • How to make absolutely sure your mail gets opened and read
Register Now!

PLEASE NOTE: Atlanta REIA Gold & Silver Members can bring a spouse, adult child or parent at no extra charge. Non-Members who join Atlanta REIA between July 27th and August 3rd can attend this full day workshop for FREE and bring a qualified guest such as a spouse, adult child or parent. Atlanta REIA Members who renew their membership between July 27th and August 3rd for 1 additional year can attend for FREE as well. When joining or renewing your membership, please let us know that you want to attend this event at no additional charge. You can join Atlanta REIA at

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Download The Profit Newsletter for August 2015 (PDF)
The August 2015 Edition of
The Profit is Available for Download!

The Profit Newsletter - August 2015The August 2015 Edition of The Profit Newsletter is available for download just in time for our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on August 3rd with Vena Jones-Cox. There are 52 pages of valuable information this month for your real estate investing success. Download it and check it out! The Profit is Atlanta REIA’s digital, interactive newsletter for serious real estate investors delivered as an Adobe PDF file to read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, iPad or other mobile ready devices. Many of the articles and ads in The Profit contain many hyperlinks you can click to get more information online! The high res version of The Profit is “print ready” for those who want to print the newsletter on their home or business printer. Be sure to Subscribe to The Profit by Email or Subscribe to The Profit by Text so you don’t miss a single issue.

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Have you ever heard the expression, “you make all your money in real estate the day you buy?” Well, guess what: at Monday’s meeting, you’ll learn that…

When You Wholesale Real Estate,
You Make Your Money—In Cash—BEFORE You Buy!

Vena Jones-CoxSounds too good to be true, but our guest speaker, Vena Jones-Cox, does it about 40 times a year. Join us, and you’ll learn:

Well, it’s absolutely true, and it means that finding bargain properties is probably THE most important skill any real estate investor ever learns.

If you can consistently find sellers who NEED—not want, NEED– to sell their homes, even if it means that they take pennies on the dollar, you’ll have a life full of great deals and the money that they make. If you can’t find these sellers, you literally can’t make money investing in real estate.

  • How to identify the right properties right in your own back yard that you can wholesale for a $5,000-$10,000 profit in the next 30 days
  • What to offer for these properties, so they sell fast and get you cash BEFORE the closing
  • How to find and groom buyers for your deals      
  • And lots more!

It’s a great topic, a great meeting, and a great presenter, so mark your calendar and plan to attend! We’ll see you there.

BTW, Don’t forget Vena’s Saturday August 8th workshop on Advanced Wholesaling & Marketing Strategies. You can get more information or register at!

Vena Jones-CoxOur mission here at Atlanta REIA is to bring you the very best in down-to-earth, usable, money-making real estate information in the country at each and every meeting. And at our August 3rd meeting, we’ve outdone ourselves!

 See, we’ve arranged for Vena Jones-Cox to come all the way from Cincinnati, Ohio to share the wholesaling strategies that will make you $5,000-$10,000 per deal, in today’s market, with no cash or credit.

We’re thrilled to have Vena—she’s one of the most in-demand experts in the country. In addition to investing in real estate full-time since 1989, she’s been featured in Smart Money Magazine, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Money, and dozens of other books and publications, and has taught literally thousands of regular folks all over the country how to achieve their financial goals through real estate investing.

Best of all, Vena is a real-life investor who explains exactly, step-by-step, how to make money in real estate. At our August meeting, she’s going to tell us how she puts a property under contract each week and then sells the CONTRACT for a $5-$10K profit without ever buying the property—and how you can, too.

The meeting is at the usual location, Atlanta Unity located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Norcross, GA at 5:00 pm. We’ll see you there!

BTW, Vena is also joining us for an all-day workshop on Saturday, August 8th where she’ll teach us all about Wholesaling Business & Marketing. It’s just $29.95 for Gold Members and $39.95 for Silver Members to attend; space will run out fast! Register right now by calling (678) 701-7160 or online at

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