Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance Blog

Whether you are an experienced real estate investor or a beginner, there is an available local resource you might want to check out.

Where can you find investor friendly vendors, professionals, funding sources, contractors, other investors, realtors, lenders, as well as affordable education, local information and great networking with people who understand what you are doing and speak a common language?

You can find all of this and more at a well run investor group. They go by various names. They may be called Landlord groups, Investor associations, Investor clubs, etc.

You will find them on the Internet.  Generally the bigger groups will have a Website and may be on Social Networking Sites. You can do a Google search.  Simply put in your city and the name “REIA” (Real Estate Investor Association” or Alliance), you might also look for “Landlord Associations or Groups”.  You may find them by going to other sites, for example National Real Estate Investor Association (National REIA), etc.

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Dyches Boddiford

Posted on October 14, 2010 by

Dyches BoddifordDyches Boddiford (pronounced Dykes) is a full time investor who speaks from experience in a variety of real estate areas. His seminars and conferences are intended for the serious real estate investor, though entrepreneurs in other businesses or investments will find his material helpful as well.

Dyches has written books and teaches seminars on Financial Freedom, Asset Protection, The Corporate Fortress, The Nevada Corporation, Limited Liability Companies & Partnerships, Real Estate Investment Using Self-Directed IRAs, Advanced Strategies, Business Tax Strategies, Estate Planning with Asset Protection, Guerrilla Bankruptcy Tactics for Creditors, The Mobile Home Money Machine, Deals in Dirt, Discount Notes & Mortgages, Private Money Lending as well as other topics. Read More→

We just got notification that Marc Fordham has canceled the Atlanta REIA South Meeting for Tonight, Oct 14th, 2010. Sorry for the inconvenience. Here is the email from Marc:

Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:30 PM
Subject: Cancellation of tomorrow’s SMART group/Atlanta REIA South meeting.

Hey! I hope you are doing well. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause. However, I am canceling this month of October’s meeting which was scheduled for tomorrow evening. I will be contacting everyone shortly to give details of future meetings.

Marc Fordham

Do you old time REIA group members remember back when real estate gurus used to attend their local REIA group meetings on a regular basis? Where have all the local real estate gurus gone? Why don’t the real estate gurus attend their local REIA groups anymore as part of the general membership?

Even though Atlanta, Georgia has many local real estate gurus, the only time I ever seem to see them at local REIA group meetings is when they are occasionally invited to come speak and sell a product or service. There are a few notable exceptions, but this seems to be the norm. As far as national real estate gurus go, your average REIA group will parade a new real estate guru before you each and every month at your main REIA group meeting selling a similar, and often more expensive, product or service. As a result, many of these real estate guru’s sales fall far short of their desired sales mark at such REIA groups and they don’t seem to want to attend or speak at REIA groups as much anymore. Read More→

Webcast on REOs vs Short Sales is Tonight, Tuesday, Oct 12th, 2010 at 7PM ET.

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Kimberlee Frank of Foreclosures Gone WildDid you hear about Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and GMAC putting the brakes on the foreclosure process?   What does all this mean to you as an investor, mortgage broker, realtor or homeowner?  First off, the attorneys who were representing the Mortgage Companies have documentation with wrong information.  As a Homeowner, it will allow you additional time for work a loan modification or a Short Sale.  Just because the Mortgage Companies say stop the foreclosure action for a while, it does not mean the Judge needs to comply.  The Court will not automatically stop the foreclosure action unless the attorneys working for the Mortgage Companies file the necessary paperwork.   Learn the foreclosure process and understand the foreclosure time line.  Check the court docket in your area to keep informed.  You will need to make sure that the mortgage companies’ attorney has filed the necessary Motion to delay the foreclosure process.   Mortgage Companies don’t always know when their attorney has scheduled a sale date.  We had to stop a foreclosure sale on a house we bought and resold many times.

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All Week: Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Drive

Our Atlanta Real Estate Investor Alliance Charter Membership Drive has begun and will last for a limited time only. Now is your chance to join the hottest new real estate investor association in town as a Founding Member! Charter Members will get additional member benefits for life that other regular members who join later will not receive. Right now, Charter Members can become Atlanta REIA Ambassadors and receive up to $150 for every new member referred to Atlanta REIA during our Charter Membership Drive! Read more about Atlanta REIA Charter Individual Memberships or Business Memberships right now!

Tonight, Monday, Oct 11th: The 90 Day Extreme Internet Marketing Makeover Webinar Workshop

90 Day Extreme Makeover - SEO/SEM EditionTonight at 7PM ET is Week 3 of the 90 Day Extreme Internet Marketing Makeover Webinar Workshop, the SEO/SEM Edition. Tonight, Dustin will be covering “On-Site Search Engine Optimization and Marketing” and how to tweak your website for maximum search engine exposure and lead conversion.  If you don’t have an investor website, Atlanta REIA Charter Business Member is offering other Atlanta REIA Members 50% off of the best real estate investor websites on the planet!

Tuesday, Oct 12th: Foreclosures Gone Wild Webcast

Foreclosures Gone Wild WebinarOn the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7PM ET, short sale expert Kimberlee Frank will spend an hour answering your questions and discussing the latest trends and profit potential in the short sale and foreclosure industry. If you’re thinking about investing in short sales or are currently investing in short sales, this is a webcast you don’t want to miss. Register Now for the Foreclosure Gone Wild Webcast!

Thursday, Oct 14th: Haves and Wants Meeting

Joe Thompson's Haves & Wants MeetingEvery Thursday, Joe Thompson hosts the Haves & Wants Meeting from 1:30 to 3:00 PM at 5 Seasons Brewing located at the Prado in Sandy Springs, GA. This is a meeting for serious real estate investors and players looking to buy, sell or swap real deals and not just sit around and talk about it.

Thursday, Oct 14th: Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting

Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingThe Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting, hosted by Marc Fordham, is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at Ryan’s Restaurant located at 5425 North Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, Georgia. There is currently a $5.00 cover charge to attend this event.

Saturday, Oct 16th: Fuller Center Volunteer Workday

Project Lakewood Volunteers WantedIf 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 10 Gould St and lend us a hand. RSVP on Facebook Now!

Get Paid to be an Atlanta REIA Charter Member

Atlanta REIA Main Monthly MeetingTONIGHT, Monday, October 4th is our Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting. At this month’s meeting we will be launching our new Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Plans to begin growing our organization. Our goal to become the biggest and the best real estate investor group in the South over the next year and we need your help to do it. Now is your chance to become an Atlanta REIA Charter Member and get paid up to $150 for every new member you refer to us during our Charter Membership Drive. That’s right, up to One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150) for every new member you refer to us for a limited time only!

All you have to do is join Atlanta REIA as a Silver or Gold Charter Member to receive all the normal benefits of membership.  Additionally, as Charter Members you ‘ll get the opportunity to become an Atlanta REIA Goodwill Ambassador and refer us new members. As a Silver Member Ambassador, you’ll receive up to $50 for Silver and Gold Member referrals. As a Gold Member Ambassador, you’ll receive up to $50 for Silver Membership referrals and up to $150 for Gold Member referrals.  Certain terms and conditions do apply to qualify for commissions. For more details, don’t miss our October Main Atlanta REIA Meeting or your chance to become an Atlanta REIA Charter Member and Goodwill Ambassador! Read More→

Finally… a REIA Membership That Pays… Literally!

Atlanta REIA Main Monthly MeetingOur October 4th Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting will be a very special one. This month we will be launching our Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Drive to begin quickly growing our organization. Our goal is to become the biggest and the best real estate investor group in the South over the next year with your help. Our Charter Membership Drive will not only fund our growth, but it will also help GET YOU PAID RIGHT NOW! How you ask?

The plan is simple…. become a Silver or Gold Atlanta Real Estate Investor Alliance Member and get paid up to $150 for every new member you refer to us who joins  our REIA group during our Charter Membership Drive. Simple right? Is there a catch? No, there is no catch but certain terms and conditions do apply. For more details, don’t miss our October Main Atlanta REIA Meeting or your chance to become a Charter Member and get paid up up to $150 for referring us new members during our Charter Membership Drive! Read More→

Monday, Oct 4th is a Very Special Atlanta REIA Main Meeting On Charter Memberships, Credit Repair and Rehabbing for Profit

Atlanta REIA Main Monthly MeetingWe have a very special agenda planned for our next Atlanta REIA Main Monthly meeting on October 4th at 5:30 PM at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell. Our Charter Membership drive starts Oct 4th! Dustin Griffin will be rolling out our new Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Packages and tell you how you can get paid handsomely to help us grow our Charter Membership. You must be present to participate in this month’s Charter Membership rollout.  Also, our special guest Rick Harper from Summit Credit Group is going to talk about how to repair your credit and your life as well as that of your customers, tenants and buyers. And Atlanta’s very own Pete Youngs, AKA Mr. Rehab, will be talking about how run a profitable home renovation “fix and flip” business.

Pete YoungsMore specifically, Pete is going to talk about:

  • Making an extra $10,000 average profit on every deal
  • Learn to evaluate repairs and estimate costs
  • How to create thousands in profits while rehabbing
  • Where to get low cost labor without losing quality
  • Getting contractor discount savings from 10% to 30% or more
  • Managing rehabs without doing the work yourself
  • Hands on training for “Do it Yourselfers”
  • Rehab 101 techniques to turn ugly houses into $30,000 pay checks
  • Doing minor cosmetic repairs to major renovations
  • Covering your assets using liability and lien waivers
  • Making thousands of dollars extra per deal by being the job boss
  • Being your own general contractor for the big bucks
  • And more!

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Rick Harper

Posted on September 29, 2010 by

Rick Harper of Summit Credit GroupAfter honorably serving several years in the military, Rick Harper became very successful in the art of selling and financing within the automobile industry. He became a corporate financing instructor for a major automobile manufacturer. He was known across the country for his integrity, product knowledge, and willingness to go the extra mile.

While continuing his career in the auto industry, Rick began to transition into the mortgage business. With continued success, and the love and support of his family, he decided to leave the car business for good. As Rick had proven before, by choosing to do business the right way he climbed the corporate latter once again to become the Branch Manager of multiple offices spanning across the country. Read More→

Beware of Contractor ScamsYear after year, home remodeling fraud costs consumers thousands of dollars and considerable stress and aggravation. Another scary thought is that a big part of the people targeted for this type of scam are elderly persons. Contractor fraud is a criminal activity pulled by scam artists on consumers. They tend to prey on senior citizens and singles, taking advantage of their willingness to trust others who sound believable. Sadly, it’s a different world today. It is best to be cautious when seeking workers. Among some fairly obvious tactics, here are some things to watch out for. Read More→

Toxic Terrors That Affect Homes

Posted on September 29, 2010 by


Toxic Black MoldMold in houses has become one of the most popular scares in recent years. Although it has been around since before caveman days, our industry is always out to find something new to charge thousands of dollars to correct. Most molds, even black in color are not the toxic poison type of mold that causes illness in people. The temporary fix is to use a 50/50 mix of bleach and water to clean the surface. This does not kill the mold, it just removes the surface visibility and unless you take away the moisture or cause of the mold it will return. For mold remediation of black mold and mold infestation, please refer to my article on mold in your previous issues of REIP magazine. If you have significant mold in sight, one of the brands of product I recommend is Microban. It is highly effective in handling problems associated with mold, fungi, bacteria, germs and so on. You may find it by calling a janitorial supply company from your yellow pages book. Read More→