Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance Blog

The Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance has 3 meetings each month that you need to know about and attend… the MAIN monthly meeting and the two subgroup meetings called Atlanta REIA North and South.

  1. The Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting (Roswell – Fulton County) is held on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 PM at the Doubletree Hotel located at 1075 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell, Georgia. This is our MAIN meeting for the month.

  2. The Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting (Stockbridge – Henry County) is held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM at Ryan’s Steakhouse at 5425 N Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, Georgia. This meeting is a subgroup of our main monthly meeting above. The cost is $5.00 at the door.

  3. The Atlanta REIA North Monthly Meeting (Buford – Gwinnett County) is held on the third Tuesday of the month at at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA 30518. This meeting is a subgroup of our main monthly meeting above. The cost is $5.00 at the door.

The cover charges and/or membership fees for these meetings and our REIA are subject to change at any time at our sole discretion.

AtlantaREIA.com WordPress SitePerhaps you’ve heard, that as a modern day real estate investor, you need to have a strong Internet presence and the ability to convert online traffic into leads and leads into deeds in order to survive and thrive in this new economy and real estate market in which we now live and operate. Just a few short years ago, if you had a real estate investor website and could be easily found on Google, you were far ahead of  most investors and likely got your fair share of the online leads. These days, a good website alone is no longer enough to adequately compete for leads online.

In order to compete for the coveted top 5 listings on any Google search, we must now use a variety of other Internet websites, pages and profiles such as blogs, social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and others, videos sites, photos sites, RSS feeds, squeeze pages, classified ad sites, article sites, press releases, social bookmarking and other sites too numerous to mention. You’re probably bombarded with emails on a daily basis about search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing, Internet marketing, social networking, Web 2.0, and gurus claiming to have systems to do it all for you with no effort on your part. With so many choices and so many gurus telling you what to do and how and where to spend your hard earned money, perhaps you’re confused and just don’t know where to start. If you are, you’re definitely not alone. Read More→

Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance - Atlanta REIAI want to personally thank all those folks who came out to participate in our 2nd Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance Monthly Meeting for Atlanta real estate investors, Realtors and other real estate professionals and entrepreneurs held at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell, GA from 5:30 PM to Midnight. We truly appreciate all of you who are helping support our new Atlanta real estate investing group and are committed to supporting you in return.

As you now know, Atlanta REIA’s mission is your real estate success! In order to achieve this mission, it is our goal to provide you with Read More→

Robert Locke of Crown Realty & Management of Atlanta GeorgiaAt our second Atlanta Real Estate Investor Alliance Monthly Meeting in August 2010, Gordon Catts brought in his old friend and Atlanta property management expert, Robert Locke. Robert’s company, Crown Realty & Management of Atlanta Georgia, manages over 700 houses, maintains a staff of 24, has managed over 7,000 tenants and provide a full range of services for private investors, banks, builders, lenders, REIT’s, government agencies, and other brokers. Robert gave us a brilliant overview of the current state of the Atlanta rental market and offered us these 4 tips to survive and thrive in the current Atlanta rental market: Read More→

Robert Locke

Posted on August 3, 2010 by

Robert Locke of Crown Realty & Management of Atlanta GeorgiaRobert Locke and his wife Betty moved to Atlanta in 1978 and started buying houses as a sideline business working out of their home. When they ran out of money they started selling houses to investors. Without fail investors wanted Robert to manage them, forcing Robert to start a management company. After 20 years Robert has bought over 200 houses for his own account and has sold over 500 houses to investor clients. Crown Management Corporation manages properties for private individuals, banks, investors, government institutions, real estate investments trusts, builders, and other Realtors. Robert’s real love is locating and acquiring homes in the North Atlanta Area. Read More→

Barry Bramlett

Posted on August 3, 2010 by

Barry Bramett of the Equity DepotAn Atlanta native, Mr. Barry Bramlett is President and CEO of Equity Depot LLC, a private company based in Kennesaw, GA. Equity Depot aggregates and provides research data from a broad range of public notice, courthouse records, property data and owner information. From this data custom applications are created for the real estate, lending, legal and default servicing communities. Read More→

Dustin GriffinPerhaps you’ve heard, that as a modern day real estate investor, you need to have a strong internet presence and the ability to convert online traffic into leads and leads into deeds in order to survive and thrive in the new economy and real estate market in which we now live and operate. But with so many choices and so many gurus telling you what to do and how and where to spend your hard earned money, perhaps you are confused and just don’t know where to start. Read More→

Gordon Catts

Posted on August 1, 2010 by

Gordon Catts, Founding Board Member of the National Real Estate Investors AssociationGordon Catts has a widely diversified real estate background. He has been involved in building, appraisal, title work, and brokerage, as well as training, mentoring and consulting. Gordon has trained thousands of real estate investors nationally, as well as locally in the Greater Atlanta area. He actively participates in the Creative Real Estate Movement and is a Past President of Georgia Real Estate Investors Association (GaREIA) as well as being a Founding Board Member of the National Real Estate Investors Association (NaREIA). Read More→

The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater AtlantaThe Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta, faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals, organizations, corporations, and religious groups of all faiths in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need in the Greater Atlanta area. Read More→

22 Questions to Ask a Realtor When No One is LookingOne of the challenges of working with Realtors is making sure that we are on the same page. Most Realtors are in the business of selling homes to retail end user buyers. This type of Realtor generally is not experienced in working with investors and may have been told by other agents or their broker not to bother with investors as we are to much trouble. Other agents are investor friendly and generate a large percent of their business through investors. These folks can be an asset to our business. Read More→

Family Painting at 10 Gould StDespite the 100 degree heat in Atlanta, many volunteers from the Atlanta Fuller Center, the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA), local churches and the Lakewood Heights neighborhood showed up today at 10 Gould Street to help paint homes as part of the Fuller Center’s Project Lakewood. Volunteers helped paint the Kinson’s home in Lakewood Heights which is being fully renovated by the Fuller Center of Atlanta. Volunteers also painted Stanley’s front porch across the street as he cooked his famous BBQ chicken for volunteers. Read More→

The Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA) and the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta are looking for volunteers who can help us build, renovate and repair more homes for needy families in the metro Atlanta area. Volunteers can assist us in a variety of ways: Read More→