Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance Blog

Tue, June 20th @ Noon in Lawrenceville, GA
The Onsite Renovation Group
Hands-On Learning “Onsite” at Real Renovation Projects
Tuesday, June 20th at NOON
286 Lancelot Way, Lawrenceville, GA
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Onsite PropertyPlease join us on Tuesday, June 20th at NOON for the Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), hosted by Don DeRosa and Dustin Griffin, to learn all about finding, funding, fixing, and flipping houses for big profits. This month’s meeting will be held at Teresa Willis’s property located at 286 Lancelot Way, Lawrenceville, GA.

Join us at 12 Noon on June 20th, to see how we are transforming this overgrown, run down house into a beautiful home once more!

The Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) 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 the 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.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe 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. As always, there is no charge for Atlanta REIA members to attend. Guests & Non-Members can RSVP Online for Only $15 or pay $20 at the door.

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Tue, June 20th @ 6:00PM – Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta REIA EPIC Group
Invest & Grow Rich
by Structuring Your
Real Estate Legacy

with James Clifton
June 20th, 6:00PM, Flat Creek Country Club
100 Flat Creek Rd, Peachtree City, GA 30290

Come Join Us for COMPLIMENTARY Appetizers!

James CliftonEPIC is proud to present Attorney James Clifton, founding member of the Clifton Law Firm LLC, to present to you, how to structure your real estate legacy. Join us this Tuesday, June 20th at 6:00PM (3rd Tuesday) at the Flat Creek Country Club located at 100 Flat Creek Rd, Peachtree City, GA, where James will show you how to keep legal, tax and insurance threats from disturbing what you have strived to build. There is no charge for Atlanta REIA Members and currently no charge for not-yet members as well.

Some of what James will share with you:

  • How to Plan For Ownership
  • What are Legal Entities, Trusts, Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships
  • How to Use Them and Choose Them
  • What are Law and Tax Requirements for Properties
  • How to Comply with Issues for Protection
  • And more including answers to all your questions!

Come Out on Tuesday, June 20th and every 3rd Tuesday of Each Month. You are sure to meet some great individuals and make lasting connections that will help propel your business in the right direction. We look forward to seeing you there!

Meeting Agenda*

  • 6:00PM: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
  • 7:00PM: Information, Upcoming Events & Market Update (Chris & Donna)
  • 7:20PM: Main Presentation with James Clifton
  • 8:30PM: Closing Comments & Last Minute Networking

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members & Guests, Please RSVP on Meetup.com

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Wed, June 14th @ 6:30PM in Sandy Springs, GA
ALL NEW Let’s Make a Deal
Bring Your Deals, Property Flyers, Biz Cards, Contracts &
Let’s Make a Deal!
with Don DeRosa, Barry Beers & Guest Panelists on June 14th @ 6:30PM at Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs, GA

No Charge to Attend for Members or Guests

Let's Make A DealThe Let’s Make A Deal (LMAD) group is all about making deals happen!  Let’s Make a Deal is subgroup of the Atlanta REIA that will meet on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 1:00PM and the 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 6:30PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA (map). This group is all about making deals happen at the meeting which means Buying, Selling and Trading Wholesale Deals and Creative Real Estate Deals before, during and after the meeting!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Each month we will have a 3-4 person panel who will quickly pre-screen your deals and decide if they want to buy them from you on the spot. If someone on the panel wants your deal, you can have it under contract before you leave the meeting. If everyone on the panel passes on your deal, you can make it available to the entire audience. If we don’t have time to present your deal to the panel and the audience, after the meeting is over there will be plenty of time to network with other buyers and sellers and share your deals.

Your Property Flyers – In order to analyze your deals quickly, please put as much the following information on your Property Flyers as possible:

  • High, Average and Low After Repair Value (ARV)
  • Asking Price
  • How Much is Owed on the Property?
  • Amount of Monthly Mortgage Payments on the Property and the Interest Rate
  • If Behind on Payments, How Much?
  • Repairs Needed and Estimated Cost of Repairs
  • Annual Taxes
  • Annual Insurance Amount
  • Property Details such as Bedrooms, Baths, Square Feet, Year Built, Construction etc
  • Seller Situation and Reason for Selling
  • Photos of Property

Here is our schedule which is subject to change from time to time, especially around the holidays. Be sure to check our calendar for the most update dates and times.

If you are a new or experienced investor looking looking to buy or sell houses, this group is for YOU! Be sure to bring your deals, property flyers, business cards, contracts and Let’s Make a Deal!

You can also join our Let’s Make a Deal Facebook Group and post your deals here:

Let's Make A Deal Facebook Group

Thu, June 15th @ 6:30PM – Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Intown Investors Club
Buy, Sell, Trade, Network, Q&A
This Group is All About Doing Deals!
June 15th, 6:30PM at Wrecking Bar Brewpub
Bring Your Deals, Biz Cards & Flyers
Atlanta REIA Members & Non-Members Welcome!

Maggie GroholskiThe Atlanta Intown Investors Club is an Atlanta REIA Subgroup led by Maggie Groholski that meets on Thursday, June 15th at 6:30PM 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.

Atlanta Intown Investors ClubThis meeting 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 6:30PM – 9PM in the Cellar 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

Atlanta REIA Members & Guests Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Atlanta REIA Members & Guests, Please RSVP on Meetup.com

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Sat, June 24th at 9AM – Atlanta, GA
SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT!
Guerilla Marketing 1.0
Low Tech, Low Cost Marketing Tactics to Generate Motivated Buyer & Seller Leads
A Full Day Workshop with
Dustin Griffin & Don DeRosa
Saturday, June 24th from 9AM – 6PM at
3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
Discover Low Tech, Low Cost Strategies & Techniques to Generate All the Motivated Buyer & Seller Leads You Can Handle to Explode Your Real Estate Investing Business!

Dustin GriffinWhen it comes to making money as a real estate investor, nothing is more important than the ability to generate high-quality buyer and seller leads. After all, if you have no buyers and sellers to talk to, your skills as a savvy real estate investor never even come into play.

If you are going to be a successful investor, you must be a successful marketer! The good news is, generating motivated buyer and seller leads is pretty easy with a little time, effort, creativity and a reasonable monthly marketing budget.

Don DeRosaIn this special one-of-a-kind workshop, Dustin Griffin and Don DeRosa will show you those proven, effective, affordable methods you can use for little to no cost to generate waves of valuable leads day after day and month after month to achieve your financial goals.

Learn Low Cost, Low Tech Marketing Tactics to Generate Leads such as:

  • Developing Your Marketing Plan on a Limited Budget
  • Branding Your Business
  • Prospecting for Leads vs. Advertising for Leads
  • Many Different Low Tech, Low Cost Lead Generation Strategies & Techniques
  • Using the Internet, Websites & Online Resources
  • Using Voice Mail Systems
  • Using Live Operators & Virtual Assistants
  • High Tech Marketing Examples
Register Now!

You will also learn:

  • Which traditional marketing methods really work and which are a complete waste of time and money!
  • How to generate all the motivated buyer and seller leads you need to run a successful home buying business without spending a fortune!
  • How to determine exactly how many seller leads you need to achieve your short term cash flow needs and meet your long term financial goals… and then go out and get them!
  • How to tap into the power of the Internet to generate tons of new leads… plus, how to turn any website into a lead-generating machine!
  • How to triple your current seller response rate by using a proven 2-Step Marketing Technique!
  • The most affordable and most effective direct and mass marketing techniques to reach motivated sellers who need to sell and tenant/buyers who want to buy or rent, regardless of their credit!
  • How to gain instant credibility and establish your company as trusted experts who can solve problems and help prospects buy, rent or sell their home quickly!
  • How to market to the widest possible audience of buyers and sellers even on a shoestring budget!
  • And Much, Much More!

If you’re at all disappointed with the amount of money you’ve been earning in your investing business and are fed up with all the time you’ve been spending trying to figure out how to get more leads and do more deals… then come Join us at the Guerilla Marketing Workshop Training Series. Here we will teach you how to dominate your local real estate market both offline and online to generate all the motivated buyer and seller leads you need to run a successful home buying business using many free or affordable marketing techniques.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the marketing skills you need to know to start generating an endless stream of real estate buyer and seller leads for little effort and little expense. Register now before this event sells out!

Guerilla Marketing 1.0 takes place on Saturday, June 24th from 9AM to 6PM at 3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA. We would love to help you take your Real Estate Investing to the next level by generating all the motivated buyer and seller leads you can handle! Read More→

Tues, June 6th @ 6:30PM in Cumming, GA
Mountain REIA
One of the BIGGEST Surprises in Real Estate Investing
with Beth Fasnacht
June 6th @ 6:30PM, Golden Corral Cumming,
2025 Market Pl Blvd, Cumming, GA

$2 Charge for ALL Attendees.

Beth FasnachtWhere can you get the BIGGEST yields as real estate investors? And by biggest yields, we’re talking 80% per year and higher! Would you believe – and I’m a bit embarrassed to say this – it’s with mobile home deals. That’s right, we’re talking trailers in trailer parks! Don’t believe this? Come to Mountain REIA on Tues June 6th and let mobile home expert Beth Fasnacht show you the unbelievable returns you can get for your money!

Beth will share with you:

  • How to find the right mobile home to buy
  • Which mobile home deals should you avoid
  • How to work with park owners
  • How to find sellers
  • How to buy a “trailer”
  • How to sell a “mobile home”
  • What to do if the buyer doesn’t pay you
  • Answers to Your Questions and much more!

RSVP Now and join us for Mountain REIA at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 6th at The Golden Corral in Cumming at 2025 Market Place Blvd. in Cumming. Come join us for this fun, informative event. See Y’all There!

Everyone can attend for $2.00. 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 Golden Corral allows us to use their meeting room.

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring
your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the event.

Wed, June 7th @ 1PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Let’s Make a Deal Lunch
Bring Your Deals, Property Flyers, Biz Cards, Contracts &
Let’s Make a Deal!
with Don DeRosa, Barry Beers & Guest Panelists on June 7th @ 1PM at Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs, GA

No Charge to Attend for Members or Guests

Let's Make A DealThe Let’s Make A Deal (LMAD) group is back with an ALL NEW format that is all about making deals happen!  Let’s Make a Deal is subgroup of the Atlanta REIA that will meet on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 1:00PM and the 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 6:30PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA (map). This group is all about making deals happen at the meeting which means Buying, Selling and Trading Wholesale Deals and Creative Real Estate Deals before, during and after the meeting!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Each month we will have a 3-4 person panel who will quickly pre-screen your deals and decide if they want to buy them from you on the spot. If someone on the panel wants your deal, you can have it under contract before you leave the meeting. If everyone on the panel passes on your deal, you can make it available to the entire audience. If we don’t have time to present your deal to the panel and the audience, after the meeting is over there will be plenty of time to network with other buyers and sellers and share your deals.

Your Property Flyers – In order to analyze your deals quickly, please put as much the following information on your Property Flyers as possible:

  • High, Average and Low After Repair Value (ARV)
  • Asking Price
  • How Much is Owed on the Property?
  • Amount of Monthly Mortgage Payments on the Property and the Interest Rate
  • If Behind on Payments, How Much?
  • Repairs Needed and Estimated Cost of Repairs
  • Annual Taxes
  • Annual Insurance Amount
  • Property Details such as Bedrooms, Baths, Square Feet, Year Built, Construction etc
  • Seller Situation and Reason for Selling
  • Photos of Property

Here is our schedule which is subject to change from time to time, especially around the holidays. Be sure to check our calendar for the most update dates and times.

If you are a new or experienced investor looking looking to buy or sell houses, this group is for YOU! Be sure to bring your deals, property flyers, business cards, contracts and Let’s Make a Deal!

You can also join our Let’s Make a Deal Facebook Group and post your deals here:

Let's Make A Deal Facebook Group

Wed, June 7th @ 6PM in College Park, GA
Atlanta REIA South/Multifamily/Commercial
Finding The Best Renters
with Pam Storm
June 7th @ 6PM, Club E,
3707 Main Street, College Park, GA

$15 CASH cover charge for everyone who attends
which includes a light meal

Pam StormOne of the ways to wealth in real estate is to purchase properties and then allow renters to move in and pay for the property instead of you. However, there can be some headaches if you allow the wrong renter to move in. If you want a step by step process to find the best renters, then come to Atlanta REIA South on Wednesday June 7th. Pam Storm of Rent Marketplace will share with you some expert tips to screen and move in the best renters.

Pam will cover crafting rental acceptance criteria, mitigating risk and staying compliant. Pam has over 15 years of experience tenant screening, software and analytics. She has helped facilitate over 16 million screening tenant transactions. She also invests and manages a few of her own rental properties. If you want to know how to have to have the best tenants, come let Pam show you on Wednesday June 7th.

RSVP Now and join us for this Atlanta REIA South/Multi-Family Real Estate Meeting at 6PM on Wed, June 7th at The Club E at 3707 Main St. in College Park. Come join us for this fun, informative event.

There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring
your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the event.

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

The Atlanta REIA South monthly meeting, led by Reggie Jackson and Gordon Catts, is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6PM 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 now meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6PM at Club E Atlanta located at 3707 Main Street, College Park, GA.

Download The Profit Newsletter for June 2017 (PDF)
The June 2017 Edition of
The Profit is Available for Download!

The Profit Newsletter - June 2017The June 2017 Edition of The Profit Newsletter, the official newsletter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance, is now available for download. There are 50 pages this month full of upcoming meetings, workshops, webcasts, educational articles and other valuable information for your real estate investing pleasure and 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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David TilneyIf you’d like to invest in real estate, but you can’t afford to buy property – don’t despair! Think about renting from owners who are saddled with ‘inconvenient property’ and negotiating the right to sub-lease their property to others. This is Master Leasing – the leasing of a property from an owner and then sub-leasing that same property to a tenant. I believe Master Leasing is the most economical way to get started in the real estate business today. It is a way to produce an immediate income stream without large amounts of capital.

Master leasing is an incredible tool, which can benefit both owners and investors.

It will lose an owner less than he is losing with a vacant property and it will insulate him or her from dealing with sub-tenant occupants. Master tenants are not agents of the owners, but rather entrepreneurs who are professional landlords. This gives a master tenant the flexibility to tailor a lease to the specific needs of each owner. They do not offer a ‘one size fits all’ solution, as do most property management companies. Since they are not agents working for the owner, the owners cannot be held vicariously liable for any of the actions master tenants take with their sub-tenants. This alone can reduce the owner’s liability dramatically.  Read More→

I also like to use my personal Credibility Kit to find more private lenders for my Real Estate Investing Business. You already have all the information about yourself and your company and deals you have done in one place to show your potential lenders.

Looking through your Credibility Kit leaves no doubt in a lender’s mind that they will be making a good investment in you and your properties. Plus, you have references available if they would like to see them and follow up with any of them. I also give my potential lenders an abridged copy of my Credibility Kit in case they know of someone else interested in loaning me money for my deals. This is a great way to build this part of your real estate investing business!  Read More→

Buying at the Foreclosure Auction

Posted on June 5, 2017 by

From 2013 through 2016, Kim and I have rarely been the high bidders on a property at the foreclosure auction.  Why the dry spell?  Because the cheese has moved!  For example, from 2007 through 2009, the best deals were found buying short sales.  From 2010 through 2012, the best deals were found buying at the foreclosure auction.  From 2013 through 2016, the best deals have been found by buying pre-foreclosures.  Remember, the cheese is always moving.  To be successful, you can’t keep going back to where the cheese was – you must go to where it is today!

Here are the basic steps Kim and I follow when bidding at the foreclosure auction.  (NOTE: Be aware that each state’s foreclosure laws are different.)  First, in Georgia, before a property can be auctioned for foreclosure, it must be advertised in the county’s paper of record for four consecutive weeks before the auction.  Call your county’s Clerk of Court’s office and they will tell you in which paper and on which day(s) the “legals” (including foreclosure notices) run. 

On the day the foreclose notices first run for next month’s auction, we buy that paper and transfer the foreclosure info in the paper – which is difficult to read – onto our Foreclosure Sheet – which make it much easier to readRead More→

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