Beginning Investors Group

Beginning Investors Group (BIG)The Atlanta REIA Beginning Investors Group (BIG) is an educational and networking special interest group for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to get back in the game. BIG is hosted by Dustin Griffin, Executive Director of Atlanta REIA, who will be bringing in local and national real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in our ever changing economy and real estate market. The entire purpose of this group is to help new investors get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal.

The Beginning Investors Group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA (map) just outside the Perimeter. BIG is FREE for Atlanta REIA Members. Guests and Non-Members can pay $20.00 at the door or RSVP Online for $15.00. This is a “dinner” group and we kindly request that you buy dinner and/or drinks since the Hudson Grille allows us to meet there. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the meeting for discussion.

Beginning Investors Group (BIG!)

Dustin GriffinDustin Griffin is an entrepreneur, real estate investor, website developer, internet marketing enthusiast and a husband and proud father of two. Dustin is the Executive Director of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA), the Tampa Real Estate Investors Alliance (Tampa REIA), the Charlotte Real Estate Investors Alliance (Charlotte REIA) and enjoys helping others achieve their personal and financial goals through real estate investing.

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Beginning Investors Group Meetings

Mon, August 17th @ 6:30PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Buying Houses “Subject-To”
In Today’s Real Estate Market

with Don DeRosa

Members Attend for FREE and Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Don DeRosaDon DeRosa is a part time real estate trainer and mentor and full-time real estate investor who actively buys, sells and holds properties each month for huge profits and long term cash flow. Today Don is working furiously at buying properties “Subject-To” using the existing financing on the seller’s home instead of having to go to a bank or a hard money lender for funding. This allows Don to buy multiple properties fast, without coming up with all the purchase funds on the front end. This is the perfect strategy in today’s market where easy funding is not readily available for investors to buy pretty houses.

Join us on Monday, August 17th at 6:30PM at the Atlanta REIA Beginning Investors Group Meeting at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs and Don will share with you, many of the subject-to strategies, tools and techniques he uses every day to create winning deals for himself as well as his buyers and sellers.

Don will walk you through real world, actual deals, step-by-step to demonstrate how to apply these strategies, tools and techniques. In fact, you can bring your deals, and he’ll show you exactly how to evaluate the lead, determine your exit strategy, structure the deal, negotiate with the seller and get the paperwork done almost instantly and without any of the hard work you normally do to get your deals done.

By the end of the presentation, you’ll know…

  • How to recognize a “Subject To” opportunity and buy with little or no money!
  • How to evaluate any lead and decide whether this is a winner for you and how much money you’ll make before you make your offer
  • How to combine buying strategies and exit strategies – that work right now, in 2015
  • How to structure a deal in less than 10 minutes, so that you make a minimum of $20,000 on it, choosing from multiple purchase and exist strategies
  • How to determine the seller’s hot buttons so you can craft a deal the seller can’t refuse
  • How to use Don’s proprietary tools to negotiate for you, so you never let your emotions talk you into making a bad deal!

Don’t miss out on learning about this great investing strategy you can use to get your real estate business up and going!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stick around, have some dessert, a drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

Event Agenda*
6:30 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Information & Upcoming Events
7:30 pm: Prizes and Giveaways
7:35 pm: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speaker, Don DeRosa
9:05 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, August 16th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Dustin Griffin for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, July 20th @ 6:30PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Finding Private Money to Fund Your Deals, Made Easy
with Special Guests, Mark & Anne Lackey

Members Attend for FREE and Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Membes Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
if you have a meetup account.

Mark & Anne LackeyAccess to money is a key component in the success of a real estate investor. The more access you have, the more opportunities that will be available to you. Come out this month to the Beginning Investors Group (BIG), where we are excited to have our good friends Mark and Anne Lackey as our special guest speakers. The Lackeys have raised close to a million dollars using a proven method that they will share with us. The meeting will take place on Monday, July 20th at 6:30PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

Finding private money is a huge challenge for many investors. Banks are generally not too helpful to investors, especially full-time investors who don’t have high earning full time J-O-Bs. Many sellers want cash, which leaves you, the investor, stuck trying to make deals work without access to the funds. By implementing the steps that the Lackey’s will teach you, your business will be able to take off to new heights!

Mark and Anne will show you…

  • 5 ways to fund your deals without using your own cash or credit
  • How to find private money lenders
  • A proven strategy to ask for the funds you need for your deals
  • An overview of all the necessary paperwork you will need

Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and start working on your private money pitch. This will be great meeting where you will gain confidence in your ability to find and secure private funds. Don’t miss it!

Mark and Anne Lackey are well known around Atlanta and across the nation as Real Estate Investors, Authors, Speakers and Educators as well as REALTORs. They coach and train hundreds of US and Canadians to a successful real estate career. Mark and Anne have written multiple Best Selling books and developed multiple Educational Programs and systems for many areas of Real Estate Investing.

Today, Mark and Anne control and manage over $3M in passive income producing residential properties, (aka rentals) in their own portfolio, and manage $23M of income producing properties for other investors. Each year they find, fix-up and flip multiple properties for profit and have transacted over $35M in real estate over the past 5 years alone. They operate multiple businesses and they do everything together.

See you at the meeting!

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Membes Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
if you have a meetup account.

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A 4 NIGHT STAY IN CANCUN: All participants who attend the BIG Meeting will have a chance to win a *Complimentary 5 Day, 4 Night Stay in Cancun! *You must be present at the meeting to win. The Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, airfare, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stick around, have some dessert, a drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

Event Agenda*
6:30 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Information & Upcoming Events
7:30 pm: Prizes and Giveaways
7:35 pm: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speakers, Mark and Anne Lackey
9:05 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, July 19th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Dustin Griffin for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, June 15th @ 6:30PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Finding, Funding, Fixing & Flipping Houses for Beginners
with Special Guest, Don DeRosa

Members Attend for FREE and Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Membes Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
if you have a meetup account.

Don DeRosaThis month at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG), we are excited to have our good friend and local real estate investing expert, Don DeRosa, as our special guest speaker. Don will be teaching us the basics of rehabbing houses for big profits. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 15th at 6:30PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

Are you new to real estate and the thought of purchasing an ugly house that needs lots of work terrifies you? Maybe the thought of a rehab is exciting to you, but you haven’t actually followed through with it yet because you fear that you do not have enough knowledge about funding and fixing houses to take that plunge. Rehabbing houses can mean BIG PAYCHECKS, but they can also come with VERY EXPENSIVE LESSONS if you don’t know what you are doing.

Please join us this month at BIG as Don helps to take away the guesswork behind what it takes to quickly and profitably rehab houses.

At the meeting, Don will teach us…

  • What to look for in a rehab property
  • How to evaluate what rehab is needed in a property during your pre-purchase inspection
  • How to determine what you should fix and what you should not
  • Where you can get the biggest “bang for your buck”
  • How to estimate repair costs
  • Should you do the repair yourself or hire someone else to do it for you?
  • How to pick a good contractor
  • And much, much more!

Don DeRosa has successfully completed many of his own rehab projects. He is also an author, teacher, coach, and national speaker. Don has trained thousands of new and experienced investors alike and helped them build their wealth in real estate. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an expert.

And that’s just the beginning….Don will be teaching a 2 Day Rehabbing 101 Workshop in July where he will teach you much more detailed information about rehabbing and even take you out to SHOW you some rehab projects in progress. This is an amazing opportunity to get some practical, HANDS-ON education into how to successfully rehab houses.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Membes Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
if you have a meetup account.

Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stick around, have some dessert, a drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

Event Agenda*
6:30 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Information & Upcoming Events
7:30 pm: Prizes and Giveaways
7:35 pm: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speaker, Don DeRosa
9:05 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, June 14th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Dustin Griffin for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, May 18th @ 6:30PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Getting Started (or Started Again) in Real Estate Investing
with Special Guest, Bill Cook

Members Attend for FREE and Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com if you have a meetup account.

Bill CookThis month at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG), we are excited to have our good friend and local real estate investing expert, Bill Cook, as our special guest speaker. Bill is going to share with us the fundamentals of how to get started in real estate. The meeting will take place on Monday, May 18th at 6:30PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

Are you just starting out in real estate and don’t know what to do first? Have you done real estate deals before but maybe took a break for a while and are just stepping back into the game? Has your head been spinning with trying to figure out where to get started? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you NEED to be at this month’s BIG meeting to learn from an expert how to get started.

Bill will be teaching…

  • What to do first to get started investing
  • What to focus on when starting up your business
  • How to find sellers
  • How to put houses under contract
  • How to get contracted houses sold or rented
  • And much, much, more!

Door Knocking Field Trip with Bill CookBill Cook is regarded as one of the most experienced real estate investors in the country. Bill and his wife, Kim, have been investing in real estate since 1995. Together, they have accumulated a portfolio that includes many single-family homes, mobile homes, and a small mobile home park. Since 1997, Bill and Kim have taught people how to successfully invest in real estate and continue doing so each and every day.

This will be a great meeting for learning where to get started with your real estate investing career. Come check it out for lots of learning and networking to meet other like-minded individuals. It will be a great time. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

RSVP Now!

Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stick around, have some dessert, a drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

Event Agenda*
6:30 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Information & Upcoming Events
7:30 pm: Prizes and Giveaways
7:35 pm: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speaker, Bill Cook
9:05 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, May 17th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Dustin Griffin for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, April 20th @ 6:00 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
How to Buy Real Estate for Pennies on the Dollar with Tax Sales
with Special Guest, Tom DiAgostino

Members Attend for FREE and Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Membes Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com if you have a meetup account.

Tom DiAgostinoWe are excited to announce that Tom DiAgostino will be our special guest speaker this month on Monday, April 20th at 6PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

Tom will be teaching us “How to Buy Property for as Little as 10 Cents on the Dollar with with Tax Sales”, a real estate niche that most investors know nothing about.

Join us at the meeting and you will learn…

  • Why Tax Sales the best real estate investment vehicle available
  • Tax Sales vs other types of real estate investing strategies and their challenges
  • Why auctions are not the answer to buying houses at deep discounts
  • How to make easy 18-36% returns without owning real estate, but enjoying its security
  • Where to tap into the most motivated sellers on the planet with the least amount of competition
  • Examine case studies of real life Tax Sale deals we’ve completed and made thousands of dollars with and how you can too
  • Discover Tax Sale strategies we use every day to close deals fast and make unbelievable profits
  • Learn about tools you can use to easily navigate the tens of thousands of tax liens/deeds available nationwide and find the ones that are perfect for you
  • How to do it ALL within your IRA
  • How we make our staff available to DO IT FOR YOU if you want
  • And much, much more!

Regardless of your experience or location, you can earn unbelievable interest, or find unbelievable deals to wholesale, flip, or partner on. Anyone can do this. Tom means deals at 10-30% of repaired value!

Tom has been investing for over two decades and done it all. Tom’s training will change your financial life, forever. Tom and his team are not just trainers… they’re your investment partners. Come spend some time with Tom at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) Meeting on April 20th where he will explain the best deal source on the planet for every type of investor.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Membes Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com if you have a meetup account.

You Need To Bring:

  • Pen & Paper To Take Notes
  • Smartphone With Camera To Take Screen Shots
  • Business Cards
  • Flyers of your properties for sale
Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00 PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stay around, have some dessert, a drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

Event Agenda*
6:00 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Intro & Announcements
7:30 pm: Prizes and Giveaways
7:35 pm: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speaker, Tom DiAgostino
9:05 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, April 19th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Alan McDonald, and Dustin Griffin for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, March 16th @ 6:00 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Building Strong Relationships
For Your Real Estate Success

with Joe Thompson

RSVP Now!

No Charge for Members. Guests Can Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door.
Join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for No Charge!

Joe ThompsonInvesting in real estate is a business built on relationships, not just numbers. As an investor you need a strong team of great people who are as passionate about what they do as you are. Strong relationships are something that you must have to build a great business! Real estate investors can’t work effectively in isolation… You need to have strong relationships with vendors, managers, real estate agents, and other investors and real estate professionals.

If you are serious about becoming a successful real estate investor, then join us at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on Monday, March 16th, at 6:00PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs and listen to Joe Thompson, an expert in building strong and productive relationships, show you how to build great relationships for your success!

Joe Thompson founded and leads the Haves And Wants Group that meets EVERY Thursday at 5 Season Brewing in The Prado At Sandy Springs. If there is one person that knows about building relationships, Joe is the Go-To Guy!

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You will learn:

  • How Honesty and Generosity Can Go A Long Way
  • How To Improve Your Relationships With Fellow Investors
  • Why Examining Yourself And What To Improve Are Essential To Your Real Estate Success
  • How To Use The “What’s In It For Me” Impulse To Your Advantage
  • And Much, Much more!
Is It A Deal or No Deal? with Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaDo you think that investors find their deals through luck? With St. Patrick’s Day upon us and lots of symbols in the air about luck, there are some that really do believe that finding a deal is all about luck. Let Don DeRosa show you how to create that “luck” any day of the year. We will have time to examine two leads and determine if they are a deal or a dud. Please bring us leads that you are working on, we will randomly choose them, and let Don show you if there is in fact a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow!

Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the BIG event (after 9:00 PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

Event Agenda*
6:00 pm: Check In and Food Ordering
6:30 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Information and Upcoming Events
7:20 pm: Deal Or Dud with Don DeRosa
7:45 pm: Featured Presentation with Joe Thompson
9:05 pm: Prizes and Giveaways then Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, March 15th, you may attend this BIG Event at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops. Read More→

Mon, February 16th @ 6:00 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
45 Low Cost-High Impact Marketing Methods You Can Employ Today to Generate All The Leads You Need!
with Rock Shukoor

All Members & Guests Must RSVP Online to Attend
Members Attend for FREE and Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

Rock ShukoorWhether you know it or not, as real estate investors, we are all in the “marketing” business. Yes, “real estate” is our product and “solutions” is the service we provide, but we are in the marketing business. You must learn how to be a great marketer to be able to find great deals no one else can and be able to attract cash buyers so you can close within days.

On Monday, February 16th, Rock Shukoor is going to show you 45 low or no cost marketing methods that he and other successful investors use to promote their business and generate all the motivated buyer and seller leads they can handle! If you want to get your phone ringing and email box overflowing with business, then join us at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on Monday, February 16th, at 6:00PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

RSVP Now!

You Need To Bring:

  • Working Pen or Pencil
  • Paper To Take Notes
  • Smartphone With Camera To Take Screen Pictures
  • Barcode Scanning App On Your Smartphone

Rateb “Rock” Shukoor has worked as an investor, consultant, mentor and coach in the field of marketing and real estate for more than 10 years. He frequently speaks at investment conferences and has been interviewed and consulted by other real estate investors and promoters. The secrets to his success has been his deep knowledge and understanding of marketing. He has been using and teaching investors and entrepreneurs the secrets of video, mobile and direct response marketing.

Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00 PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stay around, have some dessert, a drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

Event Agenda*
6:00 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Intro & Announcements
7:30 pm: Prizes and Giveaways
7:35 pm: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speaker, Rock Shukoor
9:05 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, February 15th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Alan McDonald, and Dustin Griffin for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, January 19th @ 6:00 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
What You Need To Know About Making Offers!
with Regina Sitterley

All Members & Guests Must RSVP Online to Attend
Members Attend for FREE and Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

Regina SitterleyNew investors have many questions. Questions that could be used as an excuse to not make a move to do the deal. You have found what you believe is a winner. The numbers look good, it’s in a nice neighborhood with great schools. What may happen next is where a lot of new investors choke. How do you make the offer? What is a good offer? What do you say? Is it a contract? What should be in it? Is there a template or “offer form”?

If you want to know how to construct an acceptable offer, then join us at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on Monday, January 19th, at 6:00PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs and let Regina Sitterley, a successful, dynamic local investor, show you how she creates her offers and gets them converted into contracts! RSVP NOW!

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You will learn:

  • What SIX Items You Need For Each Offer
  • How To Listen To A Seller
  • What Questions To Ask To Craft The Best Offers
  • Making An Offer That Works For All Parties
  • And Much, Much more!
New At BIG!

Every month through 2015, BIG will have an interactive segment featuring topics to help new and even some experienced investors get another step closer to closing that first or next deal.
This month (January): Construct Your Offer.

Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00 PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stay around, have some dessert, a drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

Event Agenda*
6:00 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Intro & Announcements
7:25 pm: Interactive Exercise: Construct Your Offer
7:50 pm: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speaker, Regina Sitterley
9:05 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, January 18th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Alan McDonald, and Dustin Griffin for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, Dec 15th at 6:30 PM @ Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs
Atlanta REIA BIG Christmas Party!
Mon, Dec 15th at the Hudson Grille Sandy Springs
with Special Guest Speakers & Sponsors
All Members & Guests MUST RSVP Online to Attend.
*Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages Included!

Atlanta REIA BIG Christmas PartyAtlanta REIA wants to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! On Monday, December 15th at 6:30PM, we’re having a very special Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting & Christmas Party at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE in Sandy Springs, GA. Atlanta REIA Gold Members can attend for $10, Silver Members for $15 and Guests for $30. RSVP Now & Save Your Seats!

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*PLEASE NOTE: Food and non-alcoholic Beverages will be provided for those who register and show up on time. Attendees can also order off the Hudson Grille menu and/or purchase adult beverages at the cash bar at their own expense as if they wish.

We also have a very exciting line up of guest speakers whom all happen to be Atlanta REIA subgroup leaders. We also have ten vendor sponsors who will be in attendance as well. There will be lots of food, fun, networking, education and a cash bar as well. Come and celebrate the Christmas season with your fellow real estate investors and get ready for an exciting New Year full of new opportunities and exciting possibilities. RSVP Now!

Christmas Party 2014 Speakers

Don DeRosa – Apps For Organizing and Planning To Ensure Success In 2015

Russ Hiner – Special Creative Deal Structuring Exercises

Joe Thompson – Taking Advantage of Haves And Wants

Rateb Rock Shukoor – The Real Estate Investors Marketing Mindset for 2015

This Christmas Party will sell out fast, so please RSVP Now to reserve your seats so you can come celebrate the holiday season with us! Again Atlanta REIA Gold Members are $10 per person, Silver Members are $15 and Non Members $30. The small fee is to help cover the food and room rental. RSVP Now and we’ll save you a seat. We hope to see you there!

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Christmas Party Sponsors & Vendor Speakers

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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American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry.
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Goldmine Properties, Inc.Goldmine Properties, Inc. – As Atlanta’s first full service real estate wholesaler, we offer wholesale property at 65% loan to value, with financing available. Purchase price and repairs are 65% of certified after repaired appraisal. Read More>>

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. Read More>>

Advanta IRA Administration, LLC.Advanta IRA Administration, LLC. – With the help of your local Advanta IRA staff, use your IRA to invest in assets you know, understand and control, such as real estate, notes & mortgages, private placements, and much more! Read More>>

DirectBuy of AtlantaDirectBuy of Atlanta – We are a private members-only buying club that gives you huge buying power by eliminating mark-up and the middleman, saving you thousands of dollars and up to 50% or more over retail and online sales prices. Read More>>

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. Read More>>

Renter UpRenterUp – RenterUp is an online platform that simplifies rental management for busy property managers by helping them collect rent, manage maintenance issues, and manage their rental applications.

Century 21 Results Realty ServiceCentury 21 Results Realty Service (Scott Swanson) – Centruy 21 Results Realty Services is like no other real estate company and that is our promise to clients and customers. Our associates are the experts in the Atlanta area from Buckhead to Lake Lanier.

Comcast XfinityComcast Xfinity (Dylon Ross) – Comcast Xfinity provides the fastest In-Home Wifi, home phone service, and a total home security and control solution that simplifies your life.

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Mon, November 17th @ 6:00 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Your Career in
Real Estate Investing

with Kim Cook, Dorsie Boddiford, Leslie Mathis & Regina Sitterley

All Members & Guests Must RSVP Online to Attend
Members Attend for FREE and Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

Dorsie Boddiford, Kim Cook, Regina Sitterley & Leslie Mathis

As a new real estate investor, you might not realize it yet, but you will go through three distinct stages of your real estate investing career if you stick it out to the very end.

There is the beginner stage when you need cash now like you need oxygen to breath. Next is the intermediate stage when you start to build your cash flow and residual income and really start to crank things up. And finally there is the final stage when you become an “Ender” and are able to retire and comfortably live off your investments. Each of these stages require different amounts of time, energy, resources and education to master.

Join us at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on Monday, November 17th, at 6:00PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs where you will hear from four dynamic, successful investors in the different stages of their investing career. Dorsie Boddiford, Kim Cook, Regina Sitterley and Leslie Mathis will share with you their history, their goals, and give you insights on how to be successful during each stage. This is your opportunity to hear from investors you don’t normally get to hear from in this format who truly have valuable first hand insights into the different stages of their investing careers. You will be able to ask them questions about the challenges they have faced and have succeeded.

Many new investors may not realize that over the time of their investing life, they will move through various stages of their career. There is the beginning investor (or newbie), the intermediate, and the mature investor. Each of these stages require different mindsets and goals.

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Creative Deal Structuring Examples

Rock & RussWe will also have a Creative Deal Structuring interactive session with Russ Hiner and he and Rock Shukoor will be telling you about their upcoming “Ugly House Boot Camp – Part 1: Wholesaling” 3 Day Intensive Training on Nov 21st – 23rd at the Atlanta REIA Office in Buford, GA!

Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00 PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grill for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

Event Agenda*
6:00 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Intro & Announcements
7:15 pm: Creative Deal Structuring with Russ Hiner
7:30 pm: Educational Opportunity with Russ Hiner and Rock Shukoor
7:45 pm: Panel Discussion with Dorsie Boddiford, Kim Cook, Regina Sitterley & Leslie Mathis
9:05 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A 4 NIGHT STAY IN CANCUN: All participants who attend the BIG Meeting will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 5 Day, 4 Night Stay in Cancun! *You must be present at the meeting to win. Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, November 16th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Alan McDonald, and Dustin Griffin for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

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Mon, October 20th @ 6:00 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Beginning Investors Group
Insider Info on Building a GREAT Working Relationships with Realtors!
with Alisha Spence

All Members & Guests Must RSVP Online to Attend
Members Attend for FREE and Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

Alisha SpenceYou may have heard that investors and realtors don’t always work well together. This is true in many cases. The smart realtors are the ones who do work with investors for a mutually beneficial, long lasting working relationship. There are many things to know when it comes to creating a successful working relationship with a realtor as an investor.

Join us at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on Monday, October 20th, at 6:00PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs where dynamic, investor-friendly real estate agent, Alisha Spence of Duffy Realty, will show you the insider secrets on making a working relationship with a realtor really work.

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You will learn:

  • What To Look For In An Investor-Friendly Realtor
  • What Language Realtors Speak, (It Isn’t What You Think)
  • How To Cultivate A Great Realtor/Investor Relationship
  • What Realtors Look For In Investors
  • And Much, Much more!
His First Two Deals!

Anthony BostonCongratulations Anthony Boston, a new investor, Atlanta REIA Member and frequent BIG attendee, who did his first two deals recently! Anthony will tell us all about how he found a seller with two properties for sale, got them under contract and sold them for a tidy profit. One of them he purchased for $9,000 and re-sold via a double closing for $25,000!

All About Due Diligence

Gordon Catts, Alisha Spense & Catherine McFarlandAlisha will also give you a “Sneak Peek” of her upcoming full day Due Diligence Workshop on Saturday, November 1st at the Atlanta REIA Office in Buford, GA with Gordon Catts and Catherine McFarland.

Overcoming Common Investor Fears

Mike Cherwenka of Goldmine PropertiesIn anticipation of his upcoming new book on his many years in the wholesaling and renovations business, Mike Cherwenka of Goldmine Properties, fondly known as the “Godfather of Wholesaling” will be doing a special short presentation on “Overcoming Fear When Fixing and Flipping” that will be ideally suited for new investors.

Creative Deal Structuring Examples

Rock & RussWe will also have a Creative Deal Structuring interactive session with Russ Hiner and he and Rock Shukoor will be telling you about their upcoming “Ugly House Boot Camp – Part 1: Wholesaling” 3 Day Intensive Training on Nov 21st – 23rd at the Atlanta REIA Office in Buford, GA!

Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00 PM), we will be reconvening hanging out at the Hudson Grill for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

Event Agenda*
6:00 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
6:30 pm: Intro & Announcements
7:00 pm: Mike Cherwenka: Overcoming Fear When Fixing & Flipping
7:15 pm: Creative Deal Structuring with Russ Hiner
7:30 pm: Educational Opportunity with Russ Hiner and Rock Shukoor
7:45 pm: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speaker, Alisha Spence
9:05 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A 4 NIGHT STAY IN CANCUN: All participants who attend the big Meeting will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 5 Day, 4 Night Stay in Cancun! *You must be present at the meeting to win. Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, October 19th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Alan McDonald, and Dustin Griffin for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, Sept 15th @ 6:00 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Beginning Investors Group
Is It a Deal or No Deal?!?
with Don DeRosa, Russ Hiner, Rock Shukoor, Gordon Catts & Dustin Griffin

Download Lead SheetMany beginning real estate investors are often thwarted by trying to determine if an investment opportunity is a “Deal” or “No Deal”. Some new investors jump on every potential deal that comes along because they are afraid to let one get away. Others can’t seem to “pull the trigger” on a deal because they’re afraid to make a mistake. All new investors face the same challenge: How do you know if you’re looking at a good deal or not?

First of all, what could be a good deal for one investor might not be for another. Establishing your personal buying goals and criteria will help eliminate “No Deals” from your consideration quickly. After that, it’s a matter of knowing how to “size up” a good deal by knowing what to measure and how to calculate your potential profits and expenses.

Don DeRosa, Russ Hiner, Rock Shukoor & Dustin Griffin

On Monday, September 15th at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG), we want you to Bring YOUR LEADS (Download Lead Sheet) where Don DeRosa, Russ Hiner, Rock Shukoor, Gordon Catts & Dustin Griffin will pre-screen and analyze them, construct a few potential offers, and call the Sellers and get you an appointment and/or make deals on the spot (time and noise permitting of course).

Click here to
Download Property Info / Lead Sheet
to Complete and Bring to BIG Meeting on Sept 15th

If you want to learn “The Art of Making a DEAL”, please RSVP for BIG, bring your smart phone, tablet, your leads and join us on Monday, September 15th at 6:00PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd!

RSVP Now!

Members Attend for FREE & Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

*Event Agenda
6:00 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Welcome and Announcements
7:30 pm: Is is a Deal or No Deal? Bring in Your Deals for Evaluation!
9:00 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

Click to view Cruise VideoWIN A CRUISE: All participants who attend the BIG Meeting will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 2 Day Cruise to the Bahamas with Caribbean Cruise Line! *You must be present at the meeting to win. The 2 day Cruise does not include port fees, transportation and taxes.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before September 15th, you may attend this meeting and other Atlanta REIA Meetings at no charge, plus receive great discounts on other Atlanta REIA meetings and Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

BIG is an educational and networking special interest group for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and to help new again investors get their “next deal”.

Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!