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Dustin GriffinWe have scheduled our first Atlanta REIA Internet Marketing 101 Workshop for April 2nd, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA. This workshop, taught by Dustin Griffin, is designed to give attendees a general overview of how to use search engine optimization, search engine marketing, websites, blogging, social networking, social bookmarking, online videos, RSS Feeds and much more to market their business and generate leads online. Atlanta REIA Gold Members can attend for FREE*!

Internet Marketing 101 Workshop

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*PLEASE NOTE: Because seating is limited at this workshop, Atlanta REIA Gold Members must pay a $20 RSVP fee that is fully refundable if they attend this workshop and non-refundable if they do not attend.

Leslie Mathis

Posted on January 30, 2011 by

Leslie MathisLeslie Mathis is a full-time, well-documented, proven real estate investment professional. Leslie buys and sells real estate by maximizing creative techniques to produce substantial profits with little to no risk. She invests by taking the approach that her main focus is on helping her buyers and sellers first, with the income following as a result. It is imperative for her that she creates win-win solutions for all parties involved in her transactions. She has mastered the art of and is a true transaction engineer, buying and selling hundreds of single family residences since her investing career began. Read More→

Karen Bershad

Posted on January 29, 2011 by

Karen BershadKaren Bershad has owned and operated several businesses during her career including a printing company and a remodeling business with her late husband. Having over thirty years of hands on business ownership experience, she learned many things about owning and operating a business and always felt “there has to be a better way”. This was the basis of developing The Small Business Advisor.

All the downsizing and our current economy has encouraged many who have been employees to change hats and become entrepreneurs. What has come to light is, most entrepreneurs know a product or service really well and decide to go into business for themselves, but they don’t know what they don’t know about running a business. Read More→

Andy Heller

Posted on January 26, 2011 by

Andy HellerNeither Andy Heller nor his real estate partner Scott Frank, ever intended to become full time real estate investors. However, in their approximately 40 years of combined real estate investing, they have developed a long term real estate investing strategy that has allowed them to make loads of money while minimizing their time, effort and headaches.

On a part-time basis, while involved in successful non-real estate careers and putting their families first, Scott and Andy have bought, rented and sold approximately 100 homes. Additionally, in many years, they have made more money in their 2-5 hour a week “side real estate investing job” than in their 40+ hour per week day job. Read More→

Mastermind GroupHave you ever sat down with a small group like-minded people with whom you felt like you were mentally connected, that you could think more clearly and that ideas came to you more naturally when you were in their presence. This feeling of mental connectedness is an excellent example of what the late, great Napoleon Hill spoke about in his famous book “Think and Grow Rich”.

Hill said “The mastermind group is a coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony. No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.”

A good mastermind has a synergy of energy, purpose, commitment and excitement that each member brings to the group. Participants constantly raise the bar by challenging each other to brainstorm new ideas, create and implement new goals, stay focused, and provide each other with the ongoing support they need. Working with a group of like-minded, motivated and enthusiastic individuals will definitely help you expand your mind and achieve more than you have ever thought possible.

If you are looking to participate in a mastermind, be sure to check out Atlanta REIA’s new Mastermind Group for Real Estate Investors.

Russ Hiner

Posted on January 26, 2011 by

Russ HinerRuss Hiner is an active real estate investor, coach and mentor. Russ is currently the leader of the Atlanta REIA Creative Deal Structuring Group and co-leader of the Atlanta REIA Mastermind Group. Russ also teaches several Atlanta REIA Workshops throughout the year on a variety of real estate investing topics such as Negotiations, Wholesaling 101, Wholesaling 401, Real Estate 101, Property Management and more.

Russ got started by working as a medical technologist in hospital and manufacturing setting before becoming involved in real estate. One year later the company shut down that department. RUSS lost HIS job! The life lesson was, he needed to work for himself and started the entrepreneurial adventure. Read More→

Scott Scheel

Posted on January 25, 2011 by

Scott ScheelScott Scheel is the nation’s leading authority on creative commercial real estate investment. His unique strategies for investing in apartments, office buildings and retail shopping centers of any size have forever changed the world of successful real estate investing.

Scott is a self educated multi-millionaire entrepreneur and 2 time Congressional Businessman of the year (2004 & 2005) as recognized in the Wall Street Journal. Read More→

Kathy Kennebrook

Posted on January 25, 2011 by

Kathy KennebrookKathy Kennebrook is the ultimate success story. She spent twelve years in the banking industry and another ten in sales logging thousands of miles each year in order to make a living before discovering the world of real estate investing. After attending several real estate investing seminars and real estate investor association meetings, this 4 foot 11 mother of two got really excited and before you know it she’d bought and sold hundreds of properties using none of her own money or credit. Read More→

Beth Fasnacht

Posted on January 25, 2011 by

Beth FasnachtBeth Fasnacht is currently the co-leader of the Atlanta REIA Mastermind Group for Real Estate Investors with Russ Hiner, her mentor/teacher from another real estate educational organization. Beth, the mother of two teen age boys eager to learn more about real estate investing so they can do more to help run the family investing business,  is also creating a new Atlanta REIA training program designed to teach teenagers about real estate investing at an early age. The Teen Real Estate Boot Camp will be starting in the summer of 2011. Read More→

Atlanta REIA News for Jan 24th, 2011

Posted on January 24, 2011 by

Atlanta REIA Updates for Jan 24, 2011

Click on any of the links below to read more about an upcoming event or announcement. Because we can’t possibly list all that is happening at Atlanta REIA here, but sure to see our Event Calendar for all of our upcoming events!

What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA This Week…

Thu, Jan 27 @ 1:30 PM: Haves & Wants Meeting

Haves and Wants Weekly Meeting for Real Estate Deal MakersThis meeting is a weekly investor’s brainstorming and deal making jam session held at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) inside the Perimeter at the “Prado” in Sandy Springs from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. This group is all about doing deals and making money right now.

Thu, Jan 27 @ 6:30 PM: Cashflow Game Night in Alpharetta

Atlanta REIA Cash Flow Players GroupThis week, in honor of Robert Kiosaki’s group being in town, Alan McDonald is hosting a special Cashflow Players Group at Miller’s Ale House located at 10750 Davis Drive in Alpharetta (map). Atlanta REIA Members play for FREE and guests for $7. Come eat, drink, play and network with us!

Jan 29 & 30: Dyches Boddiford’s Advanced Strategies Conference

Dyches BoddifordDyches Boddiford is having is 17th Annual Advanced Strategies Conference for active, experienced investors this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, January 29th and 30th at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. Atlanta REIA Members get a discount off of the normal tuition. Click here for more info on the Advanced Strategies Conference.

Thu, Jan 30 @ 6:30 PM: Cashflow Game Night in Stockbridge

Atlanta REIA Cash Flow Players GroupCash Flow Players Group Stockbridge meets on the 4th Sunday of the month at Taco Mac located at 3682 Highway 138 SE in Stockbridge, GA (map). Atlanta REIA Members play for FREE and guests for $7. Come eat, drink, play and network with us!

Mon, Jan 31 @ 8 AM: Atlanta REIA Master Mind Meeting

Atlanta REIA Mastermind GroupRuss Hiner and Beth Fasnacht are teaming up with the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance to form a brand new Real Estate Investor Master Mind Group on January 31st, 2011. They will be meeting held at 8AM at La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe located at 1165 Perimeter Center W (map) in Sandy Springs. Come join us and help shape the future of this new group!

Tue, Feb 1 @ 7 PM: Evening with an Expert Webcast with Scott Scheel

Atlanta REIA Webcast Training SeriesTuesday’s Evening with a Real Estate Expert Webcast will be with Commercial Real Estate Expert, Scott Scheel who will also be our guest speaker at our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Feb 7th at the W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter. Register for the Webcast Now!

Tue, Feb 3 @ 7 PM: Webcast with Andy Heller on Realty Join

Andy HellerLocal real estate expert Andy Heller will be our special guest on Thursday’s Webcast. Andy will be discussing the launch of RealtyJoin 2.0, the new and improved Social Networking Site for Real Estate Investors, Agents, Brokers and Tradespeople. It’s a site specifically designed for real estate investors matchmaking, and will help you make more MONEY. Register for the Webcast Now!

Mon, Feb 7 @ 5:30 PM: Atlanta REIA Main Meeting with Scott Scheel

Scott ScheelScott Scheel is going to be our guest speaker at our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on February 7, 2011 at the W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter located at 111 Perimeter Center West in Atlanta across the street from Perimeter Mall. Members and guests can arrive early at 5:00 PM and mingle in the hotel lobby and lounge. The Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session will begin at 6:00 PM.

Sat, Feb 19 @ 10 AM: Building a Buyers List Workshop

Dustin GriffinGordon CattsThis workshop, taught by Gordon Catts and Dustin Griffin, is designed to teach attendees how to create and manage a strong buyers list so that they can sell or occupy their investment properties quickly and have buyers and/or renters lined up before the investor ever even purchase a property. Read more about this event →

Sun: Feb 20 @ 1 PM: Social Networking 101 Workshop

Dustin GriffinThis workshop, taught by Dustin Griffin, is designed to teach attendees how to network with other people and businesses online in order to promote themselves, their businesses and Atlanta REIA using various online social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Meetup, Linked In, Realty Join, Skype and much more. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE! Read more about this event →

Atlanta REIA Announcements

New Marietta Monthly Meeting: Atlanta REIA West

Atlanta REIA West MeetingThe Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting is our newest group that will be led by Leslie Mathis that is held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company restaurant located at 2710 Canton Road in Marietta, GA. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE and guests for $5.00. Show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM.

Sync Your Outlook or Google Calendar with the Atlanta REIA Calendar

Outlook & Google Calendar SyncYou can now sync your Microsoft Outlook or Google Calendar with our Atlanta REIA Calendar so you can stay in sync and updated on all of our upcoming events. Click here for easy instructions on How to Sync Outlook or Google Calendar with the Atlanta REIA Calendar.

Atlanta REIA’s Top 12 Action Items for Serious Real Estate Investors

Atlanta REIA Action ItemsAtlanta REIA Executive Director, Dustin Griffin, outlined 12 easy ways that active investors can get involved and get in sync with Atlanta REIA and all we do. Click here to Plug In and Get Connected with Atlanta REIA.

Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Status Ends January 31st!

Our Charter Membership Drive, which began on October 4th, will end on January 31st, 2011. This does not mean that you can’t still become an Atlanta REIA Member, it just means that you will not forever be classified as a “Charter” or “Founding Member” of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance. Join Atlanta REIA Now for a little as $100/year! Again we thank you for your support!

Three Webcast Replays Are Now Online

Atlanta REIA Action ItemsIf you are serious about getting involved with Atlanta REIA, we strongly suggest you perform our Top Action Items below:

Outlook & Google Calendar SyncDid you know that you can now sync your Microsoft Outlook Calendar or Google Calendar with our Atlanta REIA Calendar? That right, you can now subscribe to our calendar with Outlook or Google Calendar so you can easily keep track of all of our upcoming events, meetings, workshops and webcasts! Now, every time we add, update or cancel a calendar event, your Google or Outlook Calendar will be updated as well. Subscribing to our Atlanta REIA Calendar with Outlook or Google Calendar is really easy and takes only a minute. Click here for detailed instructions on how to Subscribe to Our Atlanta REIA Calendar with Outlook or Google Calendar.