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Leslie MathisThis month at our Atlanta REIA West Meeting on Monday, November 28th at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company, local subgroup leader and real estate expert Leslie Mathis will teach you “How to Use Lease Options to Control and/or Buy Real Estate with Little to No Money Down”, as well as how to rent and sell your properties quickly using this powerful technique.  She’ll share with you how to quickly maximize your cash flow, significantly reduce your maintenance costs and headaches, and reduce the time you spend with management issues on your rental properties.

Atlanta REIA West MeetingYou’ll definitely want to attend this meeting if you want to hold rental properties long term while increasing your monthly cash flow and reducing all of the maintenance responsibilities and management hassles of a typical landlord. This is possible using a very powerful technique known as a Lease Option, which is a form of creative financing where you and/or the tenant/buyer leases the house and also has an option to buy it.

At this month’s West Subgroup, Leslie will share with you how you can use the Lease Option technique both to buy and sell real estate.  She’ll cover the following: Read More→

Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
& Vendor Trade Show
Monday, November 7, 2011 @ 5:30 PM
Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites @ 111 Perimeter Center W
Members Can Bring a Guest at No Charge this Month!
Unaccompanied Guests Can Attend for Only $10
“How to Wholesale Real Estate & Make $10,000 to $45,000+ in the Next Few Months”
with Special Guest, Jon Steingraber

Than Merrill & Jon SteingraberJon Steingraber, one of Than Merrill’s partners who is the star of A&E’s hit TV show “Flip This House”, will be our special guest speaker at our Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting on Monday, November 7, 2011. Jon and Than have worked together for five years and during that time frame they have bought and sold over 550+ properties in the past 8 years and is currently buying and selling between 8 and 10 properties every month.

At the meeting, Jon is going to teach you how to get your first wholesale deal done within a 90 day time frame, even if you are new to the business. Jon is also going to teach you how he and Than are Wholesaling over a 100 properties a year, the systems they use to automate their entire business and more importantly he will teach you how you get can started wholesaling real estate and bring in between $10,000 to $45,000+ per deal with just a few hours of your time each week.

PLEASE NOTE: Jon and Than are giving everyone who attends the meeting a FREE copy of their Audio Training CD on “Building a 6 Figure Real Estate Business”.

Than Merrill & Jon Steingraber Video

Jon is going to break down every aspect of his current business from:

  • How to find the most profitable Real Estate deals
  • What marketing strategies bring in the most profitable deals and give you the largest ROI
  • How to actually get REO offers accepted by the banks at the prices you want
  • How to analyze deals and structure contracts properly so you minimize your risk and maximize your upside as an investor
  • What paperwork you need to use to protect yourself in wholesale transactions
  • How to build a dominant online presence for your real estate business in the next few months
  • How to build a massive buyers list using social media
  • How to find all the cash buyers in your area who are actively buying deals from wholesalers
  • How to structure contracts when you sell so you are protected
  • How to finance your wholesale and rehab deals using private lenders
  • How to manage your whole business with just a few hours committed each week
  • How to build a business that will literally run itself.
  • And more!
5:00 pm: Vendor & Event Setup
5:30 pm: Doors Open, Trade Show Begins, Networking
6:15 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Updates & Announcements
7:30 pm: Guest Speaker, Jon Steingrabber on Wholesaling
9:15 pm: Late Nite Networking @ Perimeter Tilted Kilt
Just a Few of the Vendors in Attendance

Solutions Realty NetworkSolutions Realty Network – Providing expert property management and investment services since 2003. You invest and we take care of the rest! We’re the solution to all your real estate needs.
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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.
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Atlanta Carpet ServicesAtlanta Carpet Services, Inc. – Providing carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile, ACS is dedicated to every aspect of your floor covering needs from initial consultation to the sale and follow-up services.
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SafeGuard CommunitiesSafeGuard Communities – A real estate investment company providing turn key real estate solutions for individuals who want to invest in quality, cash flowing, single family homes.
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Halperin Lyman, LLCHalperin Lyman, LLC – A transactional real property law firm devoted to providing the full spectrum of non-litigation related real estate legal and consulting services to its clientele.
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Fuller Center for Housing of Greater AtlantaFuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta – A faith-driven, Christ-centered, non-profit organization dedicated to providing adequate shelter for people in need in the Greater Atlanta area.
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Alpha Dog InvestmentsAlpha Dog Investments – We are a private investment group with 14 years experience who buys houses regardless of price, condition or location and help solve your real estate problem. Read More→

  • Air Conditioning Experts, Inc
  • Vacant Investment Protection
  • Simply Amazing Staging Atlanta
  • Met Life

Beginning Investors Group (BIG)Have you made a deal yet? You are looking all over Georgia, the entire Atlanta metro area. You’ve got some knowledge of Rehabbing, Flipping, Subject-To’s, Short Sales, REO’s, Pre-Foreclosures, Multi-Family, Lease Options, Commercial, Notes, Tax Liens, Buying on the Steps, Retail, Ugly Houses, Pretty Houses, Probate, Abandoned Houses. Wow! Armed with all this know-how and getting around you should have several deals under your belt, No?

Perhaps having all that knowledge and being all over the map ain’t as big of a help as you thought.

There is nothing wrong with knowing about all those things mentioned before, but maybe it’s time time to pick out one or two niches and “Be Who You Want to Be.” In other words, FOCUS.

That is the subject of our next BIG Meeting on October 26, 2011 . Learning how to pick some niches of real estate investing that suit you and focus on them to bring you success. Read More→


Atlanta REIA West MeetingYou really want to take advantage of this hot Buyer’s market, you know it’s a great time to be involved in real estate, but there’s something stopping you—something BIG.  You just don’t know where to get the money to do your deals!  Well we’re about to fix that-come join us at Atlanta REIA West on Monday, October 24th at 6:30 PM and discover various ways to get access to CASH to do your deals.  We’ll expose you to some pretty creative and non-conventional methods to fund your deals.  This is one you definitely don’t want to miss, because its common knowledge that the one with the cash gets the best deals!

We have assembled a panel of REAL money sources for you.  This group of lenders and experts has never before been brought together like this!  Meet Jim Hitt with American IRA, a real source of a wealth of information on private money lending.  Meet David Dick, a Hard Money Lender right here in the Atlanta area.  Meet Tim Gibson, a Senior Loan Officer with the #1 Ranked Independent Mortgage Lender for Purchases in the U.S. Meet Jim Gibson, a Reverse Mortgage Specialist hand-picked from the masses to represent this very unique product.  Attend Atlanta REIA West and meet them all, live and in person.   These four people have access to millions of dollars to lend to people just like you.  Read More→


Monte SmithThis month at the Creative Financing Group (CFG) meeting on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30 PM at Champps in Alpharetta, Self-Directed IRA expert, Monte Smith of Entrust Georgia, will teach you how to use IRA’s to invest in real estate.

At this month’s Creative Financing Group meeting, Monte will teach you:

  • How to use your IRA to buy real estate
  • How to use your IRA to buy rental houses
  • How to use your IRA to lend money on real estate deals
  • How to use your IRA to buy real estate Options for HUGE PROFITS
  • And much, much more… Read More→

Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Oct 3rd

Posted on September 28, 2011 by
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
Monday, October 3, 2011 @ 5:30 PM
Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites
111 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GA

Members Can Bring a Guest at No Charge this Month!
Unaccompanied Guests Can Attend for Only $10
New Member Special: Join Atlanta REIA TONIGHT ONLY at our Main Meeting as a Silver Member for only $75 for your 1st year (Save $25). Add a spouse for only $25 more (Save another $25)!
“Real-World Creative Deal Structuring”
with Dyches Boddiford & Bill Cook
Two Masters of Creative Deal Structuring

Dyches Boddiford & Bill Cook at Atlanta REIAOur next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on October 3rd is like no other! There’s no hype, no bla-bla-bla and no sales! Come participate as two of the best and most experienced investors in the country, Dyches Boddiford and Bill Cook, use their real-world examples to show how they make the impossible deals possible. Dyches and Bill will give you the following information about the seller and the seller’s property. Next, YOU and the group structure the deal. After there is agreement about how the group would structure the deal, Dyches and Bill reveal how THEY structured the deal and explain why they structured it the way they did. Wouldn’t you agree that this meeting is an INCREDIBLE opportunity to climb into the minds of two experienced real estate investors and see how their brains work as they construct win-win deals? How they not only make the impossible deals possible – but make them PROFITABLE?!!! Read More→

“Real-World Creative Deal Structuring”
with Dyches Boddiford & Bill Cook
Two Masters at Creative Deal Structuring
at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Oct 3rd

You meet with a seller.  The seller is VERY motivated and DESPERATE to sell. You’ve been looking for a deal just like this one! Five Questions: Are you sure it’s a good deal? What’s your exit strategy?  What’s the best way to structure the deal?  How are you going to pay for it? Do you know how to use creative deal structuring to make the IMPOSSIBLE deals POSSIBLE?

Dyches Boddiford & Bill Cook at Atlanta REIAOur next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on October 3rd is like no other!  There’s no hype and no bla-bla-bla!  Come participate as two of the best and most experienced investors in the country, Dyches Boddiford and Bill Cook, use their real-world examples to show how they make the impossible deals possible.

WARNING: This is NOT a sit-on-your-fanny-and-watch-the-show meeting.  We want you to be part of the meeting and help us find the best ways a deal can be structured! Read More→


Beginning Investors Group (BIG)You’ve set goals, you’re working through your fears, you’ve joined a local REIA, you’ve bought several real estate investing programs, you’re networking… What else would you possibly need as a successful real estate investor? Do you still feel like you are in the middle of the ocean at midnight with no sense of direction or belonging?

What is your plan? Plan? What plan? Yes, you need a plan. Winston Churchill stated during World War 2, that “if you fail to plan, you can plan to fail”. How do you make a plan? That is our September topic at BIG, the Beginning Investors Group.

Joe ThompsonJoe Thompson, a professional financial advisor, who also leads our Haves and Wants sub-group will be discussing planning, how to create a plan and why you need one. Come out and join us at the Beginning Investors Group at 5 Seasons Brewing at the Prado in Sandy Springs, Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 PM. There is no cover charge, but please buy dinner, drinks or appetizers. Even better, bring a friend.


Atlanta REIA West MeetingWhere are you with your business today?  What are you doing to revitalize your business in today’s market? If what you did to make your business successful and grow to a certain point is not working in today’s market, what are you going to do to change that? Do you know when you need to make a change? Do you know how to fix that?

Going back to basics is necessary when your business is slowing down, the market place changes or you have become complacent.  Learning and using the basic from the start will save you tons of frustration, money, and time.

Karen BershadWhether you are a new business owner or have been around for many years there is always a time to “Get Back to Basics”. On Monday, September 26th at the Atlanta REIA West Meeting, Karen Bershad, The Small Business Advisor, will discuss what it means for a business to “Get Back to Basics” and make the changes needed to grow your business and prosper in today’s market. Read More→


Creative Financing Group (CFG)This month at our Creative Financing Group (CFG) meeting on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30 PM at Champps in Alpharetta, mortgage expert Jim Duffy (frequently heard on John Adams real estate investment radio show) will teach you how to get your Lease Purchase/Options sold.

Remember what Mark Durham taught you about SELLING Lease Purchase/Options:

  • If you want to actually get your properties sold, you need to have a good mortgage person qualify you’re tenant/buyer prospects up front so you’ll know if they will be able to get approved for a mortgage in the near future.
  • If you want to actually get your properties sold, you need to have a good mortgage person work with you’re tenant/buyers throughout the lease term to make sure they actually do get approved for a mortgage.

At this month’s Creative Financing Group meeting, Jim will teach you:

  • How to screen tenant/buyers
  • How to work with tenant/buyers to make sure they get approved for a mortgage

Jim says: “Credit scores have become all-important in qualifying buyers to actually purchase a home. It can mean the difference between closing on a successful lease/purchase option, and watching the once enthusiastic tenants move out and leave a home that needs repairs and to be marketed to a new tenant.” Read More→

Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
& Vendor Trade Show
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 5:30 PM
Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites @ 111 Perimeter Center W
Members Can Bring a Guest at No Charge this Month!
Unaccompanied Guests Can Attend for Only $10
“How to Make Big Profits in Short Sales with a Real Estate Agents Help!”
with Special Guest, Bob Massey

Bob MasseyYou’ve all heard that Short Sales can be a goldmine, right? Absolutely! But, like all goldmines there can be pitfalls and obstacles along the way. Two major hurdles you must overcome when dealing with short sales is 1) the negotiation process and 2) the real estate agents involved in the sale. Would you like to know how to get over the short sale hurdles that get in most people’s way and prevent them from making huge profits?

If you said YES, please join us on September 12th and Georgia real estate expert, Bob Massey, will spend 90 minutes teaching you how to jump over the hurdles so you can get to the profits you deserve. This will change your investing career and enable you to take advantage of all the short sales that are currently flooding the Atlanta real estate market. Once you learn the secrets, you’ll have the keys to short sale success. It’s not rocket science and really does work. Read More→


Atlanta REIA Small Business GroupIt is not what is used to be… Business today is not what it was years ago in any shape, fashion or form.

When I first started in the business world some years ago – not only did we not have cell phones we did not have faxes, internet, or I shudder to say, an electric typewriter. Everything was done by hand or typewritten on a “standard” typewriter, on “paper”. It was time consuming and a lot of work.

Today we not only have cell phones, but apps; we have faxes and e-mails; internet advertising, social media and instant communication like never before and I believe it is only the beginning. Read More→