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

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

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

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

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

You will learn:

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

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

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

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

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

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

The Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting is an Atlanta REIA Subchapter led by Leslie Mathis that is held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company restaurant located at 2710 Canton Road in Marietta, GA. Show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. Buying your own meal is optional but highly recommended and greatly appreciated since the Cherokee Cattle Company allows us to use their meeting room. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the event. Leslie is also one of the leading coaches for the Atlanta Homebuyers Society.

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

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

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

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

Gordon will cover…

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

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

Taco MacLate Nite Networking: After the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA North Meeting (after 9:30 PM), we will be reconvening at the Mall of Georgia located at 3250 Woodward Crossing Blvd in Buford, GA for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. We may arrive late if the Atlanta REIA Meeting runs late. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!

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Mon, July 21st @ 6:00 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Beginning Investors Group
Learn the Secrets to Getting
Started in Real Estate Investing

with Russ Hiner

All Members & Guests Must RSVP Online to Attend
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!

Russ HinerIf your goal is to become a successful real estate investor, you need a diverse set of tools in your toolbox that will help ensure your success. To learn about the investors tools you need to succeed, be sure to join us on Monday, July 21st at 6:00PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs with real estate expert Russ Hiner.

Russ Hiner has spent 30 years reaching his goals and becoming an expert. He has worked with Rich Dad and Russ Whitney as a mentor for 13 years. Russ actively plays the real estate game including working every day doing wholesales, buy & fix sells, lease options, rentals, notes and deeds, and loaning private and commercial money. Russ is an absolute expert at making YOU an expert! He also is the leader of Atlanta REIA’s Creative Deal Structuring Group and has an article in Atlanta REIA’s monthly newsletter, “The Profit”.

RSVP Now!

Russ will be revealing the tools he uses in his real estate investing business as well as his system called P.L.A.N.S. where you will learn:

  • P. Property Acquisition
  • L. Liquidate The Property
  • A. Accelerate Your Business Through Automation
  • N. Next Step Using Tools To Help In Your Investing
  • S. Success

Russ knows what action to take. He can lead you in the right direction to achieve success in the real estate business. How do you know that Russ can help YOU? Because he has helped others. Russ uses proven methods to help you evolve, change, and build your skill set. He will show you at BIG on July 21st, the essentials you need to advance your investing business. If you want to learn how to get started in real estate investing the right way, join us at Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs at 6PM.

*Event Agenda
6:00 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Welcome and Upcoming Events
7:25 pm: Prizes & Giveaways
7:35 pm: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speaker, Russ Hiner
9:05 pm: Closing Comments &amp Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

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If you become an Atlanta REIA member before 11:59PM, July 20th, you may attend this dynamic meeting for free, plus great discounts on other Atlanta REIA meetings and Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

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.

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Mon, July 14th @ 7PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group
Is Direct Mail Marketing Dead???
with Rock Shukoor on July 14th
at Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
Atlanta REIA Members & Guests Can Attend This Month at No Charge!

Rock ShukoorIs Direct Mail Marketing Dead? To find out more and find out the truth about direct mail and why it is not working for many people, join us at the All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group on Monday, July 14th at 7:00 PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

Rock says “In this meeting I will be sharing my experience with Direct Mail and I will show you some examples of what you can do to get a very high response rate. I have had up to 13% response rate from my pre-foreclosure campaigns and some other campaigns I have put together. The market is changing and it is almost a sellers market now. You, as a real estate investor must know how to find deals. In a buyers market that skill is not that important as deals are everywhere. When you are in a sellers market, you must have this skill, otherwise you will always be at the mercy of other investors like myself who can find deals. I will explain the whole process, the small but vital details, bring samples of some of my most successful campaigns, and most of all, how to automate it.”

Rock will teach you…

  • What to do to get your mail open
  • How to cut trough the clutter
  • How to stand out and beat your competition
  • How to get up to 13% response rate
  • What bonuses to offer
  • What to do to make your phone ring after the mail is opened
  • What market to choose
  • How many pieces of mail to send out per person
  • What is the magic number in direct mail
  • Where to get the list from
  • And much, much more

We will also hanging out after the meeting to socialize and build stronger bond. Come join us!

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

Late Nite Networking After AIM Meeting

Late Nite NetworkingAfter the conclusion of our All Inclusive Marketing Meeting, we will be hanging out a the Hudson Grill for “Late Nite Networking” to socialize and build stronger bond. So come and join us for the AIM Meeting and be prepared to stay late and network and have fun with like minded real estate investors, marketers and other professionals late into the evening!

About the All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group

All Inclusive MarketingThe Atlanta REIA All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group (formerly known as the “I Love Marketing” group) is a new networking and educational meeting led by Rock Shukoor and Dustin Griffin for like-minded real estate investors and small business owners who enjoy marketing and are interested in taking their business to the next level through creative marketing techniques.

Rock Shukoor & Dustin GriffinAIM is for people who want to want to get together, learn and discuss marketing challenges, strategies and opportunities. Although many of the examples we cover at the meetings will be geared towards real estate investors, the techniques and strategies learned can easily be applied to any business. AIM meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

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

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

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Tue, July 15th @ Noon in Atlanta, GA
The Onsite Renovation Group
Meets Tuesday, July 15th at NOON
233 Kinsey Court NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

233 Kinsey Court NE, Atlanta, GA 30305This month, on Tuesday, July 15th at NOON, the Onsite group will meet at a project that is in a large house that has been divided into apartments located at 233 Kinsey Court NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Units A & C). Craftbuilt has been hired to update two of the apartments. The renovation on Unit A is just getting started this week. Unit C, in the basement, is nearing completion. So join us this week for your chance to see 2 rehabs in different stages of renovations.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Onsite Renovation Group, 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.

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Happy 4th of July!

Posted on July 4, 2014 by
Happy 4th of July from Atlanta REIA!

Happy 4th of July

The 4th of July not only marks our Nation’s Independence Day, but it also serves as Atlanta REIA’s 4 year Anniversary. We started Atlanta REIA four years ago to not only celebrate our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but also the pursuit our Financial Freedom and Independence with other like-minded investors. So we want to extend a big THANK YOU all those who serve in our military and make our dreams and pursuits possible. We also want to thank all those who have joined us over the past four years to make our organization what it is today. Thank you and God Bless America!

Wed, July 2nd @ 6:30 PM in Chamblee, GA
The Creative Deal Structuring Group
How To Explosively Grow
Your IRA TAX FREE!!

with Jim Hitt
Please Note the New Meeting Location Below

Jim HittCome join us at Creative Deal Structuring on Wednesday, July 2nd at 6:30PM at 57th Fighter Group Restaurant located at 3829 Clairmont Rd in Chamblee, right beside Peachtree-DeKalb Airport where Jim Hitt, Founder and CEO of American IRA will be showing you many different ways that you can use your IRA to invest and grow your wealth tax free.

A self directed IRA is an investment tool that allows the account owner to make investment decisions on behalf of the retirement plan. A truly self-directed IRA has a range of investment options that is extremely broad and isn’t limited to stocks, bonds or mutual funds. This makes the self-directed IRA a tremendous tool to build your wealth and fortune. You can also use your or other people’s IRA to invest in your real estate deals. This opens up the floodgates of financing, allowing you to accomplish your real estate investing goals.

Jim will be presenting how he built his own IRA with tremendous growth in a short period of time. If you have, or know someone with an IRA, you do not want to miss this event!

You will learn:

  • What Options You Have In Your IRA
  • How To Explosively Grow Your IRA In A Short Period Of Time
  • How To Use IRA’s As A Source Of Private Funds
  • What Types Of Retirement Accounts Can Be Self Directed
  • And much, much more…

For 30+ years, Jim Hitt has been committed to all aspects of investing, using self -directed IRAs for his own investments since 1982. Jim’s forte is the financing and acquisition of real estate, private offerings, mortgage lending, business’s, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies using creative techniques. He has developed, owned, and managed everything from single family homes to multi-unit commercial properties and million dollar business’s.

Jim is the Chief Executive Officer of American IRA. Allowing their clients to invest in non-traditional assets, such as real estate, partnerships, limited liability companies, private loans and many other investment choices, American IRA teaches you how to use your IRA or 401k plan to earn tax free income.

Door Fees are: Atlanta REIA members $3. Non-Members $5 per person.
Seating is limited! Get there early!

Jim HittCDS is a group about creative deal structuring and how to apply it in your everyday life and business. If you’re looking to obtain tools, get knowledge, and feel better about structuring real estate transactions for profit, then the Creative Deal Structuring Group is the right group for you. CDS is led by Russ Hiner who is currently focusing on the need for his experience in assisting people who face “the people business” issues everyday to get a resolution and “real life” solutions. Russ is also on of the leading coaches for the Atlanta Homebuyers Society. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker and, trainer of sales and communication skills.

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

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Mon, July 7th at 5:00 PM in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta REIA – July 7th
Join us for an Expert Panel Discussion on…
Understanding the Ever-Changing
Atlanta Real Estate Market

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 very excited about our next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting is on Monday, July 7th at the Salvation Army Building located at 2090 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. This month we will be having our monthly vendor tradeshow as usual, but will also be having a Expert Panel Discussion on “Understanding the Ever-Changing Atlanta Real Estate Market”. Gordon Catts will be moderating a panel of real estate experts consisting of Rhonda Duffy of Duffy Realty, John Holman of HomeVestors, Robert Locke of Crown Management and John Mangham with Starker Services.

Power Panel

The Atlanta Metro Area real estate market has changed dramatically since this time last year. Perhaps you’ve heard there is an “Atlanta Inventory Crisis”.

  • Certain areas have 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.
  • Many Realtors are not only struggling to get listings, but also to find suitable properties for their buyers.
  • Some area property values have risen close to 2007 levels. Many home owners who have been “under water” may be close to break even in these areas.
  • REO Brokers are reporting that banks are not releasing foreclosed inventory. Instead, they are reportedly selling off blocks of pre-foreclosed (“bad paper”) and foreclosed homes to large institutional buyers.
  • Shadow inventory is alive and well and some of the foreclosure firms have laid off staff. The number of pre foreclosures is down and yet it is not consistent with delinquencies.
  • Out of state and foreign buyers are active in the market and Atlanta is a favorite destination for real estate gurus once again.

To learn more about the changing market conditions, be sure to join us at Atlanta REIA on July 7th to hear a panel of local real estate experts discuss their opinions on the Atlanta Real Estate Market. This is your opportunity to hear from folks you don’t normally get to hear from who truly have valuable first hand insights into the Atlanta Market. So please bring your questions and do not miss your chance to learn what’s hot and what’s not in the Atlanta market.

RSVP Now!

*Meeting Day Agenda
4:00 pm: Short Sale & Foreclosure Group with Bob Massey – Green Room
5:00 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking – Main Lobby
6:00 pm: Updates & Announcements – Main Meeting Room
6:15 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session – Main Meeting Room
7:00 pm: Networking Break - Meeting Room & Lobby
7:20 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways – Main Meeting Room
7:30 pm: Expert Panel Discussion – Main Meeting Room
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking – Famous Pub

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

4:00 PM in the Green Room
Short Sale & Forclosure Group
How To Buy Homes at 65%
of Current Value Every Time!

Bob MasseyAt 4:00 PM in the Green Room, Bob Massey will kick off the Short Sale & Foreclosure Group as the “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” where he will be covering the latest developments and news in the real estate investing world regarind shorts sales and foreclosures, but that’s not all.

How would you like to know the fool-proof way to buy houses at 65% of current market value?

At this meeting of the Short Sale and Foreclosure subgroup, Bob is going to show you how you can work with virtually any homeowner and buy their home at incredible discounts. We’re not talking about finding some tiny subset of people either! It doesn’t matter which bank their mortgage is with, whether they have equity or are underwater, or if they are current or behind on their payments. The last two people Bob worked with made over $90,000 on their deals!

5:00 PM in the Main Lobby
Monthly Vendor Trade Show

Dylon Ross with XfinityAt 5:00 PM in the Main Lobby, we have a Vendor Trade Show that lasts throughout the meeting where you can come out and meet many of our participating Business Members and Vendor Guests who help sponsor our meeting. See a full list of our vendors and sponsors below as they are added.

Vendor tables are limited, so any vendors wanting to reserve a table for the meeting can RSVP for a Vendor Table here. Vendor tables are reserved and setup on a first-come, first-serve basis.

6:00 PM in the Main Meeting Room
What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA

Dustin GriffinStarting at 6:00 PM, Dustin Griffin kicks off the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting with updates and announcements. Dustin covers what’s happening at Atlanta REIA in the upcoming weeks and months such as upcoming workshops, webcasts, special events, members benefits and much more! Be sure to be in the main meeting room at 6PM for your chance to be one of the first to receive a printed copy of The Profit Newsletter while supplies last.

6:15 PM in the Main Meeting Room
Haves & Wants Marketing Session

Joe ThompsonAt approximately 6:15 PM, Joe Thompson will be hosting the Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session which gives our members the opportunity to quickly market deals they HAVE and to find deals they WANT. We also give our business members the opportunity to get up and say a few words about their businesses. Members who want to participate in the Haves & Wants Marketing Session must bring your flyers and get to the meeting early to get on Joe’s list of participants.

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

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

  • Do you love hanging out with other fun loving, like-minded real estate investors who love to talk about real estate investing and doing deals?
  • Do you want to work with fun, energetic people who are consistently doing deals?
  • Are you always looking for new contacts and resources to build your real estate dream team?
  • Do you ever have trouble putting together profitable deals and need help?
  • Are you constantly looking for new leads sources as well as home buyers and sellers?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you belong at Late Nite Networking! Whether you are brand new to real estate investing or have years of experienced, everyone benefits from Late Nite Networking. Come eat, drink, connect, and have fun with like-minded real estate entrepreneurs as we network late into the night!

There is no charge for Atlanta REIA Members or guests, so bring a friend and head on down to Late Nite Networking! Just be sure you order food and beverages from the pub and tip their wait staff generously.

Participating Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Meeting Vendors & Sponsors

Networth Realty of Atlanta, LLCNetworth Realty of Atlanta, LLC – A licensed, full-service residential wholesale brokerage that specializes in finding quality wholesale properties and making them available to you. Read More>>

American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry.
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The Small Business AdvisorThe Small Business Advisor – A full service small business consulting firm specializing in QuickBooks with a wide variety of specialized services, trainings and products for small businesses. Read More>>

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

Advanta IRA AdministrationAdvanta IRA Administration – With the help of your local Advanta IRA staff, use your IRA to invest in assets you know, understand and control, such as real estate, notes & mortgages, private placements, and much more! Read More>>

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

Solutions Realty NetworkSolutions Realty Network – Providing expert property management and investment services since 2003. You invest and we take care of the rest! We’re the solution to all your real estate needs. Read More>>

Duffy Realty of AtlantaDuffy Realty of Atlanta Real Simple. Real Savings. Real Results. Selling or buying a home has never been easier or cost less! Join other Atlanta sellers and buyers experiencing real estate in the 21st century using technology and methodology that produces results. Read More>>

Halperin Lyman, LLCHalperin Lyman, LLC – A transactional real property law firm devoted to providing the full spectrum of non-litigation related real estate legal and consulting services to its clientele. Read More>>

Goldmine Properties, Inc.Goldmine Properties, Inc. – As Atlanta’s first full service real estate wholesaler, we offer wholesale property at 65% loan to value, with financing available. Purchase price and repairs are 65% of certified after repaired appraisal. Read More>>

CRS DataCRS Data – We offer comps from the MLS & FSBO’s, custom searches, property tax records, interactive maps, sales & mortgage info, real estate valuations, mailing lists & more. Read More>>

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>>

  • ApexTkHomes, LLC
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Download The Profit Newsletter for July 2014 (PDF)
The July 2014 Edition of
The Profit is Available for Download!

The Profit Newsletter - July 2014The July 2014 Edition of The Profit Newsletter is available for download just in time for our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on July 7th. The Profit is an digital, interactive newsletter for new and seasoned real estate investors delivered as an Adobe PDF file to read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, iPad or other mobile ready devices with a PDF reader. Many of the articles and ads in The Profit contain many hyperlinks you can click or tap to visit websites, watch videos, listen to audios, download content, send emails, comment on articles, share socially and much more! The high res version of The Profit is “print ready” for those who want to print the newsletter on their home or business printer. Also, be sure to Subscribe to The Profit Here so you don’t miss a single monthly issue.

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Atlanta REIA Business Members:

I have two important things I wanted to tell you about this month…

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Power Panel

Our next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting is on Monday, July 7th at the Salvation Army Building located at 2090 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 (just off I-85). We will also be doing our monthly vendor tradeshow as usual, but will also be having a Expert Panel Discussion on the ever-changing Atlanta real estate market. Gordon Catts will be moderating a panel of real estate experts consisting of Ronda Duffy of Duffy Realty, John Holman of HomeVestors, Robert Locke of Crown Management and John Mangham with Starker Services.

This meeting will be a great opportunity for you to get to know our members and for our members to get to know you and your business. Having a vendor table at the meeting is a great way to do this. You will also have the opportunity to get up and speak to our audience during the Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session as well as the chance to give away a door prize, pass our flyers, etc. We hope you will join us!

There are 2 Ways Reserve a Vendor Table.
Pick the Appropriate Choice Below…

  1. RSVP for 3 Months & Get 1 Month Free (July – Oct)
    This option is available for a limited time only to the first 10
    Business Members to RSVP.
Register Now!
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    This option is available for the first 20 Business Members to RSVP.
Register Now!

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Thu, June 26th @ 11:30 AM in Sandy Springs, GA
Commercial & Multi-Family Group
Repositioning Multi-Family Properties
with Steve Brown & Bill Ham

Bill Ham & Steve BrownThis month at the Commercial & Multi-Family Real Estate Group, we will be covering how to reposition multi-family properties. Our presentation will include understanding value plays, repositioning and analysis of a reposition deal. We will show you how to build a power team in your area to get the deals done. The Atlanta market is getting hot and being able to fix and flip multi-family properties is a fast way to explode your wealth and cash flow! Bill Ham will cover the multi-family properties and Steve Brown will cover mobile home parks or self storage as time permits.

Commercial & Multi-Family Real Estate GroupThe Atlanta REIA Commercial & Multi-Family Real Estate Group is an educational, networking and call to action subgroup, led by Steve Brown and Bill Ham that is designed to help real estate investors take their investments to the next level by successfully investing in commercial real estate. You will meet the experts and the behind the scenes players in the game of commercial real estate investing. Come join us and learn to invest in commercial real estate for fun and extreme profits.

The group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map). Please note that the Commercial & Multi-Family Real Estate Group meets just prior to the Have’s and Wants Meeting which is from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM. So please come enjoy both of these back to back meetings and get the most out of your day!

Thu, June 26th @ 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!

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Mon, June 23rd @ 6:30 PM in Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA West
Maximizing the “WOW” Factor
to Sell Houses Fast!

with Jim Greeley

Jim GreeleyCome join us at the Atlanta REIA Wild Wild West Group on Monday, June 23rd at 6:30PM at Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta, where Jim Greeley will be showing YOU how to sell your properties in less than a week, and get the highest sales price for them, usually setting a new record in the neighborhood. Atlanta REIA West is also using this occasion to re-boot the group to serve YOU better. Watch this video to learn more about what is in store for you on Monday!

Jim Greeley is a full-time investor who started wholesaling right here in Atlanta in 1998. Since then, Jim has done approximately 300 real estate deals of which about 100 were fix-and-flip houses. Jim’s houses almost always set the new high price record in the neighborhood, and sells them in an average of 1 to 6 days. He has led the largest REIA on the Gulf Coast, recently turning it over to his partner. One of his homes was featured on HGTV’s “Property Virgins” show in September of 2013, and mentored a former Atlanta Braves player on how to invest in real estate. If you want to learn how to get top-dollar for your properties and selling them fast, Jim Greeley is your Go-To guy!

If you want to know how to make a GREAT First Impression, sell your homes fast, and rent them high, you need to be at this event!

You will learn:

  • How To Set The NEW Highest Sale Price In The Neighborhood
  • Sell In An Average Of 1 To 6 Days
  • Rent The Property For The Highest Rent Amount
  • Control Rehab Costs, Getting It Done Right With A Decent Price
  • Why Being A “Mad scientist” Is A Good Thing
  • And much, much more.

Doug BillianAs a Special Bonus, Doug Billian of Catalyst Properties will be sharing and translating valuable information on the Atlanta housing market. Doug will show you what’s selling, where, and at what price. Also, he will be showing you trends that are developing, so you can put your investing activities right into the path!

Jim and Doug will also be staying with us during Late Night Networking, so you may ask him your questions and network with him and the rest of our attendees.

Atlanta REIA members can attend at NO CHARGE. Non Members $5 per person at the door. Come learn how to get Top-Dollar for your properties!

*Meeting Agenda
6:30 pm: Networking,, Food Ordering & Introductions
7:00 pm: Welcome, Announcements & Upcoming Events
7:15 pm: Haves & Wants
7:30 pm: “What, Where and When To Buy in Atlanta” with Doug Billian
7:50 pm: “Maximizing The WOW Factor When Selling” with Jim Greeley
9:00 pm: Drawings for Prizes & Giveaways
9:05 pm: Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

About Atlanta REIA West

Leslie MathisThe 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 $5.00. 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.

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