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Have I ever told you how I got started in Real Estate Investing? This is a TRUE Story…

I was nervous. I was confused. I didn’t know if real estate investing was going to work for me, but i really wanted it too! It was my first deal and I was doing it with another investor who wanted to use my money. I thought I had everything set.

If it DID work, I was going to get my money back and make a BIG chunk o’ change. If not, I faced embarrassment and shame in front of my friends and family. I had read a few books. I had studied the concepts. I thought I did everything right.

Wrong! Luck was not on my side. Although I did the deal, I ended up getting cheated by the other investor and I lost all of my money. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong! Ever hear of “Murphy’s Law?” Yeah. It was like that but a lesson well learned.

I could feel the pain, anger and confusion boiling in the pit of my stomach like a bad Mexican meal. I was almost ready to quit – even after just ONE deal! But something inside me made me give it another try. I knew it was my fault that I screwed up and allowed myself to get taken advantage of by another investor who knew a lot more than I did.

Being a professional college student for many years, I figured I just needed a little guidance and training. After all, if it worked for so many other people, why couldn’t real estate work for me? So rather than give up, I decided to DO something about it. I had to make myself smarter. I had to learn some more and get the right training like I did in my college days.

But where could I go? Who could teach me? This was before I even knew real estate investor groups like Atlanta REIA even existed.So I began my search. (Read more to see what I discovered!) Read More→

Tues, Dec 21 @ 7PM & 9PM ET: Webcast with Ron LeGrand! Register Now!

Ron LeGrandWe’re having a webcast with the one and only RON LEGRAND!!! This is THE guy who has single-handedly taught an uncountable number of students how to do real estate deals and become millionaires. There’s NO one better qualified to teach you how to make money investing in today’s real estate market than Ron. Make sure you get on this webinar! We can accommodate only 100 people on the live webcast, so reserve your spot now!

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If You Don’t Play, You Can’t Win

Posted on December 14, 2010 by

If you don't play, you can't winRecently I attended another Real estate Seminar. It was held at an upscale hotel. There  were the usual cast of characters in the room… a cross section of beginners to experienced investors. I saw a number of familiar faces. Folks from the local REIAs were in attendance.  The instructor was upbeat confident and appeared a knowledgeable doer.  He asked the audience 2 telling questions:

  1. How many of you are making 10 offers a week?
  2. How many of you have a buyers list?

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Atlanta REIA News for Dec 14th, 2010

Posted on December 14, 2010 by

Wed, Dec 15th at 6PM: Atlanta REIA North Meeting

Atlanta REIA North Monthly MeetingThe Atlanta REIA North Monthly Meeting is our newest Atlanta Real Estate Investor Group that meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, Georgia. There is a $5.00 cover charge for non-members. There will be Late Nite Networking immediately following the Atlanta REIA North Meeting at 8:30 PM at the Mall of Georgia Taco Mac.

Wed, Dec 15th at 8:30PM: Late Nite Networking at Taco Mac Mall of GA

The Late Nite Networking North Meetup is held on third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 PM until late at the Mall of Georgia Taco Mac located at 3250 Woodward Crossing Blvd, Buford, GA 30519. This Late Nite Networking event immediately follows the Atlanta REIA North Monthly Meeting.

Thurs, Dec 16th & 30th at 1:30PM: Have’s & Wants Meeting

Haves & Wants Weekly MeetingThe Haves and Wants Meeting, hosted by Joe Thompson is a weekly real estate investor brainstorming and deal making jam session held at the Lucky Devil Brewery (formerly 5 Seasons Brewing) located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, GA inside the Perimeter at the Prado from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM. The Haves and Wants Meeting meets every Thursday except major holidays.

Tues, Dec 21st: Webcast with Ron LeGrand!!! Register Now!

Ron LeGrandWe’re having a webcast with the one and only RON LEGRAND!!! This is THE guy who has single-handedly taught an uncountable number of students how to do real estate deals so well that they became millionaires. I’m one of those guys he taught, and I can personally tell you that there’s NO one better qualified to share a thing or two with you than Ron. Make sure you get on this webinar! We can accommodate only 100 people on the live webcast, so reserve your spot now! The earlier you register, the better the chance you’ll lock in your spot. Register for the webcast with Ron LeGrand on Tuesday, December 21st at 7PM ET.

Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingThe Atlanta REIA South Meetings are resuming once more starting tonight at 6:30 PM at Ryan’s Restaurant located at 5425 North Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, Georgia. Atlanta REIA members can attend for free. Guests can attend for $5.00. Show up at 6:30 PM if you wish to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. There will be Late Nite Networking afterwards around 9:00 PM at the Taco Mac in Stockbridge.

Reginald JacksonAtlanta REIA had originally teamed up with the SMART Group led by Marc Fordham to host Atlanta REIA South, but Marc canceled the past 3 meetings and all future meetings indefinitely due to personal time constraints. Because of this, Atlanta REIA South has found a new leader, by the name of Reggie Jackson, and will start meeting once more on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Ryan’s Restaurant in Stockbridge. We hope you will attend and show your support as re-launch this group!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Atlanta REIAChristmas is without a doubt the most celebrated holiday of the year by people of many faiths. Christians celebrate Christmas as the birth of Christ along with the other features and benefits of Christmas such as being with loved ones, giving and receiving gifts, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, the Christmas feast, etc. Many people observe these Christmas traditions whether they are Christian or not. Over the past few years, to avoid offending a very select and vocal minority, many businesses have stopped using the word “Christ” or “Christmas” in their advertising. Instead of “Christmas” they say “Xmas” or “Holiday”. Instead of “Merry Christmas” they say “Happy Holidays”. (Read More & Take Our Poll) Read More→

Reginald “Reggie” Jackson

Posted on December 9, 2010 by

Reginald JacksonReginald “Reggie” Jackson has been a licensed real estate broker and investor in the state of Georgia for the past 30 years. He has invested in single-family and multifamily properties throughout metro Atlanta in areas where he has worked endlessly  to revitalize low income communities. Reginald believes in buying low and building high, where both property and community members grow together to raise property standards, ownership pride and unity.

Reggie is also the new leader of the Atlanta REIA South Group.

Scott BowenOn the Nov 16th, 2010 What’s Hot in Real Estate Investing Webcast, Jeff Nix talked with his good friend, local businessman and real estate investor Scott Bowen on some money saving rehab & repair tips and techniques. They discussed mold, surface restoration, roof restoration and tips on all those items. Read More→

David LindahlComing up this weekend on December 11th and 12th, David Lindahl and his team are holding a free event in our back yard. It could prove to be one of the most important training’ you’ll attend for your future financial success. If you’re serious about financial freedom, and you never want to have to worry about money every again, click here to RSVP for this 2 day Wealth Building Event.  But, please keep reading for the rest of the important details.

Today’s new economy has created the greatest opportunity in history for you to become completely financially independent now through the systems multi-millionaire investor Dave Lindahl has spent years perfecting.

There are many reasons you want to follow his systems:

FACT: People who invest in multi-family properties WILL become wealthier faster than people who invest in single family properties.

FACT: People who understand how to locate and invest in EMERGING MARKETS will become wealthier even faster.

FACT: It doesn’t take a bunch of money to get started in this business

Dave Lindahl is literally the world’s #1 authority on making a fortune through investing with multi-family properties. He’s made millions investing in Real Estate over the past 10 years, but he didn’t start out with a trust fund…he was a hard working landscaper.

On December 11 and 12 Dave and his team are going to be holding a free wealth building event and there he is going to share all of his most powerful strategies with you, and will show you step-by-step how you can begin safely making huge money from the current real estate market.

Please join us for this highly informative event at no cost to you. To get the full story, and guarantee your spot for this powerful event, please click here to Register Now for Your VIP Access.

WARNING: Due to the extremely high demand for this event there are limited seats.  So, seats are available on a first-come, first serve basis only. Please click here to Register Now for Your VIP Access.

There is nothing like a good speaker and a party with free food to turn out the crowds! Last night was, without a doubt, our best Atlanta REIA Main Meeting yet.

David LindahlWe want to personally thank David Lindahl for flying in to town and teaching us about commercial real estate as well as giving our members and guests free admission to his 2 Day Wealth Building Conference in Atlanta on December 11th and 12th. If you have not registered for the complimentary 2 day training, click here to Register Now for the Wealth Building Conference.

We also want to thank everyone who attended and joined Atlanta REIA last night as Charter Members. We are off to a great start as the new REIA group in town and really appreciate your ongoing support. If you haven’t joined Atlanta REIA yet, click here for more information on our Membership Plans.

Our Charter Membership Drive ends on January 31st. This doesn’t mean that you can’t still become a member of Atlanta REIA, it just means that you won’t be able to call yourself a Charter, Founding Member of Atlanta REIA… that small group of people and businesses too a chance on us and helped us get started. Thank you to all of our Charter Members. We really appreciate your support.

To help wrap up our Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Drive in January, we’ve asked Ron LeGrand to come speak to our group and focus on helping new investors get started making money in this down economy and trouble real estate market without having to spend a lot of their own money our use their own credit. Guests are welcome at next month’s meeting as well as any members of the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association (GaREIA), North Metro Real Estate Investors Association (North Metro REIA) or any other REIA groups. We hope you will come out and join us next month to see Ron and see what our real estate alliance is all about.

Atlanta REIA News for Dec 7th, 2010

Posted on December 7, 2010 by

Register for David Lindahl Wealth Building Conference
in Atlanta on Dec 11th & 12th at No Charge!

Sat & Sun, Dec 11th & 12th: Dave Lindahl’s Wealth Building Conference in Atlanta

David LindahlAt December’s Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, David Lindahl invited our members and guests to attend his Wealth Building Conference in Atlanta this weekend on December 11th and 12th at the Marriott Buckhead Hotel located at 3405 Lenox Rd NE in Atlanta. If you did not register for the event at the Atlanta REIA Meeting, click this special link to Register Now at No Charge. Attend the event and learn about recession proof investing and attracting all the money you need to finance your deals. See you there!

Ron LeGrand is Coming to Atlanta REIA on January 3rd!

Ron LeGrandAtlanta REIA is very proud to announce that real estate investing legend and millionaire maker, Ron LeGrand, will be speaking at the January Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on how to make money investing in today’s real estate market without using your own cash or credit. If you are new to real estate investing, there is perhaps no one better to learn from than Ron LeGrand! The meeting will be held January 3rd, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell, GA and starts at 5:30 PM. Guests can attend this special meeting at no charge. This includes members of GaREIA, North Metro REIA or any other REIA Group. Come celebrate the New Year and kick it off the right way with Ron LeGrand and Atlanta REIA!

Thurs, Dec 9th, 16th & 30th at 1:30PM: Have’s & Wants Meeting

Haves & Wants Weekly MeetingThe Haves and Wants Meeting, hosted by Joe Thompson is a weekly real estate investor brainstorming and deal making jam session held at the Lucky Devil Brewery (formerly 5 Seasons Brewing) located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, GA inside the Perimeter at the Prado from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM. The Haves and Wants Meeting meets every Thursday except major holidays.

Thurs, Dec 13 at 6:30PM: Atlanta REIA South & Late Nite Networking South

Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingAtlanta REIA South will begin meeting again on December 13th led by Reggie Jackson at Ryan’s Restaurant located at 5425 N Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, GA at 6:30 PM and will continue to meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month thereafter. We will also be having Late Nite Networking following Atlanta REIA South at the Taco Mac in Stockbridge starting at 9:00 PM. We are building this new South Group and networking opportunity for you, so please come out and show your support.

Saturday, Dec 11th: Fuller Center Volunteer Workday

Project Lakewood Volunteers WantedSaturday, Dec 11th is our last volunteer workday of the year, but we will be cranking things back up in the New Year. If you haven’t yet come out and joined Atlanta REIA and the Fuller Center of Atlanta on Project Lakewood yet, now is the perfect opportunity for you to get involved and help us build, renovate and repair more homes for needy Atlanta families than ever before. We need your help, so please come to 1125 Oak Knoll Terrace SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 and lend us a hand. RSVP on Facebook Now!

Ron LeGrand

Posted on December 7, 2010 by

Ron LeGrandRon LeGrand is the world’s leading expert in residential quick turn real estate and a prominent commercial property developer. Ron has bought and sold over 2,000 single family homes over the past 30 years, and currently owns commercial developments in nine states ranging from retail, office, warehouse, residential subdivisions and resorts. The developed value of his current projects tops two billion dollars and many of the profits are shared with student partners.

Ron is an active teacher, author and writer with a best selling book in stores today and a new one recently released. He’s shared the stage with some of the most famous people in the world, including Donald Trump, Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, Jerry Rice, past presidents, corporate CEO’s and movie/TV stars, and spends a great deal of his time conducting real estate training in rooms as small as 100 to as large as 20,000.

Ron is a former mechanic that has helped create millionaires numbering in the thousands and has hundreds of thousands of students all over North America and numerous other countries. He’s famous for his “tell it like it is” style and down to earth, humorous presentation about the real business of investing in real estate with little or no money or credit and building a fortune quickly with time tested and proven techniques, many created and trademarked by him. Read More→