Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance Blog

“I am thankful to all the souls, I meet in the journey of life.” ~ Lailah Gifty Akita

Touchnote App is a familiar app to many. It’s commonly used to create eCards for birthdays and holidays, as well as printing applications like greeting cards and framed photos. I have found a way to use this for my own needs that are unique to my business.

Using this app has freed up some of my time. How to gently and politely notify a homeowner that I have an interest in their home without knocking on the door and intruding on their routine. I’ve utilized the Touchnote App to reach out to these potential clients. I usually drive looking for vacant homes in particular. I just take a photo of the house and look up the homeowner’s address in the public tax records. I write a simple message explaining that I’m interested in buying the property. It’s so fast and takes the time and thought out of trying to reach out to these homeowners by phone or physically printing and paying postage on a postcard. The cost is $1.99, which is very reasonable. You can also reduce this price even more by buying in bulk, making the cost $1.50.  Read More→

In this article, I want to discuss a simple way to develop peace within, while in the midst of the chaos that many of us live.

We spend our lives thinking that there is some end goal, some place where we can be that will finally bring total happiness. Then to get there we set crazy goals that consume most if not all our time.

You know the saying, “live like no one else today, so you can live like no one else tomorrow” a popular Dave Ramsey quote that is interesting to ponder. There is nothing wrong with dreams, setting goals, and hard work but the illusion that there is some destination, or some sanctuary that will save you is what I’m addressing here.  Read More→

Implementing the right list and using the right letter when creating your direct mail campaigns to locate motivated sellers is crucial to your success as a Real Estate Investor. There are lots of different ways to find these lists and lots of different types of lists to choose from.

The easiest way I suggest to locate a list to use for mailings is to simply go to your property appraiser’s office or auditor’s office and have them create it for you. There are many different parameters you can use to create these lists.

Some of the lists you could create might be directed at out of town owners, deed transfers, zip codes ranges, sale dates, estates, evictions, delinquent taxes or pre-foreclosures. These can all be good lead sources for you to use to find motivated sellers and these are lists that I use in my business on a daily basis in addition to several others.  Read More→

Making money investing in real estate begins with determining the actual value of the property. This is the most important out of the many factors in real estate. The price of the property is determined with real estate comparables or comps.  Being that this is the maximum amount a seller could expect to receive for a given property, it becomes the starting point for negotiations. This is where you, as a real estate investor, make your profit when you buy the property.  Mess up here and it could become difficult to make money on the deal or at the very least the ideal profit you had hoped for.

When researching a property, you begin by comparing your target property with those in the surrounding area.   Be sure you know the details of your property.  The square footage, beds/baths, year built and location of your property are important criteria for determining how closely these other properties match or compare to your subject property.  Read More→

Wholesaling is probably one of the easiest, yet most deceiving aspects of Real Estate out there.  There is no shortage of people sharing how to be a wholesaler from online courses to packages to free videos.  When looking at all the information available on the subject, how does one know which information is correct (including this article)?

As someone who has run a wholesale group in our market now for over four years, I am going to share with you the qualities required to be in my opinion a successful wholesaler.  Our team has the privilege of being well connected and knowing most of them in our market.  Having wholesaled tons of properties and observed others doing the same, here are the qualities you will want to have to be a successful wholesaler. Read More→

Over the years I have heard every excuse you can think of why real estate investors today aren’t busy buying houses. One thing I know for sure is that the biggest reasons why most real estate investors are struggling to buy real estate are:

  • Fear
  • Lack of Knowledge
  • Lack of Money
  • Less Than Good Credit

Let’s talk about “Fear” first. Fear is probably the biggest reason many inexperienced real estate investors don’t have more success doing deals and why many walk away and give up and look for other ways to make money. I know for myself, when I started learning to buy real estate, I had no money and poor credit, plus I had no training. This caused me to be afraid to make any kind of offer to buy real estate.  Read More→

Avoid the Certainty of Poverty

Posted on July 10, 2017 by

Had a good conversation with an investor friend about the financial collapse of Greece.  The country is so broke that not only can it not repay its loans, it can’t make its note payments either.  What’s Greece’s solution to this financial meltdown?  They want to borrow even MORE money!

It’s crazy for anyone – including a country – to believe that the way to get yourself out of a financial hole is to dig it even deeper!  Yet that’s exactly what Greece – and way too many American families…and America herself – is doing.

Jack Miller, my long-time teacher until he joined the other angels in heaven, taught us how to avoid the certainty of poverty.  He also shared what he had learned from Warren Hardin: It’s inconvenient to be physically alive but financially dead!  Read More→

Sat & Sun, August 26th & 27th @ 9AM in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta REIA Presents…
Cash In A Flash
Foreclosure Summit
2 Day Workshop with the Nation’s Top Foreclosure Experts, Bill & Dwan Twyford
Sat & Sun, August 26th & 27th, 9AM – 5PM
3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
2-for-1 Early Registration Special is Going on NOW for a Limited Time Only!

Bill & Dwan TwyfordRegister Today for the Two-Day Cash In A Flash Foreclosure Summit on Saturday & Sunday, August 26th & 27th in Atlanta being taught by Bill and Dwan Twyford – the Nation’s leading foreclosure experts. In fact, Bill and Dwan are considered the Nation’s #1 experts in Short Sales, Foreclosures, Flipping, and Negotiating!

They have personally bought and sold over 2,000 properties, bought millions of dollars in commercial property, coached 1,000’s of students through successful real estate deals, and have been making millionaires all over North America for almost twenty years.

If you don’t know them, that’s okay – You will get to know them very soon. They come from a place of ethics, hold themselves to the highest standards, and they make millionaires! They are the real deal!

They have written FOUR BEST SELLERS! Most recently, Bill co-wrote a book with Dan Kennedy and Dwan co-wrote a book with Steve Forbes. Why did these two mega-stars choose Bill and Dwan to co-write a book with – BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BEST IN THEIR FIELD!

At the Cash In A Flash Foreclosure Summit they will show you how to run an ethical, fair, and PROFITABLE real estate investing business that WILL make you a multimillionaire, too!

Here is a small sample of some of the topics that will be taught at this two-day Summit:

  • No-Equity Foreclosure Strategies
  • Wholesaling REO’s and Notes
  • Area Classifications
  • Finding Off-Grid Properties
  • “Live” Field Training Techniques
  • Get Your Customers To Say “YES”
  • How To Work With Banks
  • Our Proven 3 Offer Short Sale System
  • Buy Properties for 50% off Asking Price
  • Creating-Performing Notes
  • Millionaire Marketing Techniques
  • The Fed-Up Package H/O Options
  • Buying Bank Owned Properties
  • Building a 500k Per Year Business
  • Buying on Auction Sites
  • Working a Market No One Else is Working!
  • All This, Answers to Your Questions & Much More!

As you can see this will be a knowledge packed 2 full days of excitement and education. We look forward to seeing you at this great event on Saturday and Sunday, August 26th & 27th!

Register Now!

*PLEASE NOTE: The 2-for-1 Early Registration Special is for Atlanta REIA Members Only and is limited to spouses, adult children and corporate partners. Tuition price will increase and will be per person after Early Registration Expires. Register now and save! PPG Members can attend this summit at NO CHARGE. Non-Members who join Atlanta REIA between July 10th – July 31st, 2017 can attend the workshop for NO CHARGE. Also, Atlanta REIA Members who renew their membership for an additional year between July 10th – July 31st, 2017 can attend the workshop for NO CHARGE as well. When joining Atlanta REIA or renewing your membership, you must let us know that you want to attend the workshop at no charge. You can join Atlanta REIA at membership.atlantareia.com.

Larry Goins

Posted on June 27, 2017 by

Larry Goins Larry Goins has been investing in real estate for over 30 years. Previously, Larry served as president of the Real Estate Investors Association in Charlotte NC, a not-for-profit organization that has over 350 members and is the local chapter of the National Real Estate Investors Association.

Larry is an active real estate investor and travels throughout the United States speaking and training audiences at conventions, expos, and Real Estate Investment Associations on his strategies for buying and selling houses.

Larry has also written several books on real estate investing that are available wherever books are sold.  Read More→

Mon, July 10th at 5PM at Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Dunwoody
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
& Vendor Trade Show
Special Meeting Date Due to 4th of July
July 10th @ Crowne Plaza Ravinia Dunwoody
Getting Down & Dirty with Filthy Riches Homes
With Special Guest, Larry Goins

Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge. This month,
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $20 or Pay $25 at the Door.

Larry GoinsDid you know that there are $5,000 houses out there that you can literally sell for 3-6 times that amount? When we first heard how Larry Goins was buying dirt cheap houses that no one else wants for $5,000 or less and selling them for $30,000 without a buyers list, cash or credit, we just had to get him here to teach you how he does it.

Come join us at Atlanta REIA on Monday, July 10th at 5PM (Special Meeting Date) at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia located at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA where Larry Goins is going to teach us a strategy to buy houses for $5,000 that nobody else wants and make more money from them than most investors make from a $100,000 properties.

In fact, with his strategy, Larry has discovered that most properties in the $100k range will NEVER create the margin of profit like you can from a $5k house. And hey, can everyone afford a $5,000 house?

The great thing about Larry is he only focuses on tactics that require little cash or credit and that require no previous real estate experience. Not just that, but his strategy can be done completely from the comfort of your home office, aka “virtual investing”.

He calls it his “Filthy Riches” strategy and at the meeting he will share how these types of deals work and how much you can really make. Everything will be revealed at our upcoming meeting, so members and guests, please RSVP NOW!

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

RSVP Now!

BTW, even if you do not have any $5,000 houses where you live, its ok, Larry will show you exactly how to take advantage of this limited opportunity no matter where you live! So RSVP Now and come find out how!

As always, Atlanta REIA Members can attend the event at no charge and Non-Members can Register Online for $20 or pay $25.00 at the door. Be sure to bring your business cards and flyers and join us for an evening of real estate deals, vendors, networking, education and fun! See you there! RSVP Now!

*Meeting Day Agenda
5:00 pm: Meeting-Before-the-Meeting with Don DeRosa
5:00 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking
6:15 pm: Updates & Announcements
6:30 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Networking Break
7:20 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways
7:30 pm: Feature Presentation with Larry Goins
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking at Taco Mac Perimeter

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A VIP EXPERIENCE JUST FOR YOU: All participants who attend the Atlanta REIA Meeting will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 6 Day, 5 Night Stay for You and a Guest at One of 6 Incredible Mexico Destinations! *You must be present at the meeting to win. Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

5:00 PM in Main Meeting Room
The High Tech Home Buyers Creative Deal Makers Subgroup
July 10th Meeting Before the Meeting
with Don DeRosa

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

Don DeRosaAre you spending money on marketing and not getting any deals? Are you able to take any lead and make a deal out of it? Do you know how to make multiple offers that actually get accepted? Are you using technology to your advantage? If the answer is “NO” to these questions then you MUST attend this subgroup meeting.

Would you like to learn how to structure deals so you can buy houses with little or none of your own cash and none of your own cred? 15 hours a week… That’s all you need! Imagine… taking any seller lead and being able to create a winning deal out of it… Making thousands of dollars where you thought there were none. No more wasted marketing dollars. No more wasted phone calls. No more wasted time.

Join Don DeRosa at the High Tech Home Buying Creative Deal Structuring Subgroup on Monday, July 10th from 5PM to 6PM at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting at Crown Plaza Ravinia where he will be teaching about a wide variety of topics each month. Don will teach you about the state-of-the-art tools and techniques you’ll use to evaluate deals and figure out how to make them work – so you can work less and spend more time where you want, when you want and with whom you want.

Some topics Don will be teaching about include:

  • Using Apps on your iPad or other mobile device to evaluate deals on the go
  • Creative Techniques such as Wrap Around Mortgages, Sandwich Lease Options, Subject-To, Seller Financing, and more
  • How to be a transaction engineer.
  • How to be a problem solver.
  • And so much more…

Bring your deals and Don will walk through them step-by-step and he’ll show you how to easily evaluate the lead, determine your exit strategy, structure the deal, negotiate with the seller, and get the paperwork done in a snap.

Its an amazing time to be a real estate investor. Don’t look back 5 years from now and wish you had acted. Learn how to buy right… Learn to Make More and Work Less, Right Now!

5:00 PM in the Vendor Room
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.

6:15 PM in the Main Meeting Room
What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA

Dustin GriffinStarting 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.

6:30 PM in the Main Meeting Room
Haves & Wants Marketing Session

Joe ThompsonAt 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.

9:30 PM @ Taco Mac Perimeter
Late Nite Networking After Meeting at
Taco Mac Perimeter

Taco Mac PerimeterAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at 9:30 PM at Taco Mac Perimeter located at the Perimeter Place, 1211 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta, GA 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, so bring a friend and head on down to Late Nite Networking and have a cold brew with us! Just be sure you order food and beverages from the restaurant and please tip their wait staff generously.

Participating Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Atlanta REIA Diamond Sponsor

American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry.
Read More>>

Trade Show Vendors
Reserve a Vendor Table Here

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Auction.comAuction.com – The nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, having sold over $34 billion in real estate assets. Auction.com’s mission is to provide the most trusted online real estate marketplace, making transactions easier and more transparent. Read More>>

Visio LendingVisio LendingSimply put, we thrive on real estate. Dedicated to serving the landlord investor space, we crafted our loan products with three words in mind: fast, simple and dependable. Our suite of 30-year fully amortizing loans starts as low as 5.99%. Read More>>

Secured Investment Lending CorporationSecured Investment Lending – A licensed direct mortgage lender specializing in non-traditional hard money loans for non-owner occupied buy/fix sell properties or rental properties throughout the GA and FL. 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>>

Legal Shield

National College Funding Solutions, Inc

Real Estate Investment Scout

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, June 26th @ 6:30PM in Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA Wild Wild West Group
How To Cover Your ASSets!
with Doug Shaddix
June 26th @ 6:30PM, Cherokee Cattle Company,
2710 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA

No Charge for Atlanta REIA Members, Guests $10 at the Door.

Doug ShaddixJoin us on Monday June 26th at 6:30PM at Atlanta REIA West and welcome Attorney Doug Shaddix. Doug will be showing us about asset protection and estate planning.

Unfortunately for those doing business today, it’s probably not a matter of IF you will be sued, it’s WHEN.
In today’s litigious society, you need only one person unhappy with your business, one injured tenant, one disgruntled individual to ruin all that you have worked for by going to a plaintiff’s lawyer to see how they can get to everything you own. If you are sued, you could lose your business, its equipment and vehicles, your personal automobiles, your home, your rental properties . . .anything that you own in your own name.

If you have significant assets of any type, you are a target for a lawsuit! You need to know more about asset protection. Enjoy greater privacy, limits on your personal liability, as well as tax benefits through the use of entities such as LLC’s, corporations and trusts.

BENEFITS OF USING ENTITIES:

  • Maximize your privacy, keep your name off of the public records
  • Minimize your tax burden
  • Protection from probate – a great help to your heirs
  • Protection from lawsuits – Shield from lawsuits what you’ve worked hard for

To learn more about asset protection and estate planning for personal and business purposes, please come meet Attorney Doug Shaddix at our Atlanta REIA West Meeting on Monday, June 26th.

RSVP Now and join us for this Atlanta REIA West Real Estate Meeting at 6:30pm on Monday, June 26th at The Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Rd. in Marietta. Come join us for this fun, informative event. See Y’all There!

Atlanta REIA Members can attend for no charge 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.

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

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Wed, June 28th @ 7PM on GoToWebinar
Beginning Investors Group ONLINE
A Beginner’s Guide to Notebuying
The Fastest, Easiest & Safest Way To Make Huge Profits In Real Estate!
with Donna Bauer on June 28th
@ 7PM on GoToWebinar

No Charge to Attend for Members or Guests
Who Attend Online via GoToWebinar.com!

Donna BauerPlease be sure to join us at the Beginning Investors Group Online on Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00PM ET with Donna Bauer who will be teaching our members and guests about the fastest, easiest and safest way to make huge profits in real estate using notes.

Donna Bauer, nationally known as The Original NoteBuyer®, is one of the nation’s most recognized subject matter experts on Discounted Notes, Seller Financing, and Distressed Mortgages. For over two decades, Donna’s exclusive strategies have produced stunning results regardless of economic conditions.

As thousands of successful investors have discovered, Donna’s approach to real estate investing is brilliantly suited to today’s unique market and the shift toward alternative forms of financing.

Whether you are a conservative investor or a risk taker, buying notes puts you in control of your real estate transactions and your personal wealth planning.

Donna will teach you how to:

  • Create quick cash and long term cash flow with 3 Basic Note Buying Strategies—WITHOUT your own cash or credit
  • Evaluate 4 critical areas before buying a note
  • Create an ‘ultra safe’ deal, even in a down market
  • Buy and sell properties WITHOUT ever needing a bank
  • And Much, Much More!
Register Now!

Donna began her note buying career over 25 years ago in search of a vehicle that would offer her financial security without sacrificing cherished time with her four children. Working from her dining room table, as she began closing discounted note deals across the country, she realized that she had found a gold mine! Now, with well over a thousand deals under her belt, her peers consider her to be the foremost subject matter expert on note buying, while her students acclaim her as being a gifted, inspiring mentor.

Join us on Wednesday June 28th and get this knowledge from Donna Bauer! We look forward to seeing you at this event!

TO ATTEND ONLINE: 7:00PM Start Time. To attend the Beginning Investors Group Online via your PC, smart phone or tablet, Register Here for the Meeting on GoToWebinar.com and you will be emailed login instructions for the event.

Once you get your Webinar Confirmation Email, you can login on about 5-10 minutes prior to the 7PM start time to reserve a spot using your PC, Mac, Tablet or Smart Phone. You can download the GoToWebinar App here on iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.

Register Now!
About the Beginning Investors Group Online (BIG O)

Beginning Investors Group Online (The BIG O)The Beginning Investors Group Online (The “Big O” or BIGO) is an new online educational group that currently meets on the 4th Wednesday 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 get back in the game.

Each month, we will be bringing in local and national real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in our ever changing economy and real estate market. The entire purpose of this group is to help new investors get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
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