Atlanta REIA Meeting Updates

Mon, Feb 24th @ 6:30 PM in Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA West
Ignite Your Real Estate
Investing Business Tonight!

Presented by New York Times best-Selling Author, International Speaker, Personal Development Life Coach, and Real Estate Entrepreneur Wahid Shakur aka Mr. Tycoon!

Wahid Shakur aka Mr. TycoonJoin us TONIGHT, Monday, February 24th at 6:30PM at the Atlanta REIA Wild Wild West Group as we host very special guest, Mr. Tycoon! Mr. Tycoon is a National Speaker, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Life Coach… one of the sharpest Millionaire Minds in the business. As “THE REAL DEAL”, he is going to motivate and empower you to make 2014 your best year yet! No matter what your goals, you need the MILLIONAIRE MINDSET you want to have to make them happen!

  • Priority vs. Option
  • People in Your Circle (Vision)
  • Entrepreneurism-(understand why you’ll never get TRUE wealth working for “the man”)
  • and other key factors!

We’ll also have the LATEST Market Update with “Money Man” George Beylouny–he’ll show us the news and views and the pulse of Atlanta, like “what’s hot and what’s not”.

  • How do you make your real estate buying and investing decisions?
  • Do you study the market?
  • How much more wealth can you build when you KNOW (via documented stats) what’s trending? Don’t miss this insightful info!

The Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting

  • When: 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 PM till 9:00 PM
  • Where: Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Road, Marietta, GA
  • Why: To Learn, Network, Market, Do Deals and Have Fun!
  • Cost: Free for Atlanta REIA Members. $5.00 for guests and non-members.
  • Link: west.atlantareia.com

But wait, there’s more! Immediately after the Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting, we will reconvene at the Cherokee Cattle Company lounge for Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network, learn and have fun with us!

The Late Nite Networking West Monthly Meetup

  • When: 4th Monday of each month from 9PM until late
  • Where: Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Road, Marietta, GA
  • Why: To Learn More, Network More, Market More and Have Even More Fun!
  • Cost: None, just pay for your own food and beverages

See you Monday night!

Leslie Mathis
678-895-1460

The Beginning Investors Group is Getting BIGGER! We Had 125+ New & Seasoned Investors at Our February Meeting!

Once again the Atlanta REIA Beginning Investors Group (BIG) had a record turnout on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

Beginning Investors Group   Beginning Investors Group

Investors packed the house to hear a informative and entertaining presentation made by Bill Ham about building a massive real estate portfolio without using banks. If that weren’t enough, Don DeRosa also joined us to give us a sample of what he will be teaching upcoming at his Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Workshop on Saturday Feb 22.

Beginning Investors Group   Beginning Investors Group

Russ Hiner and Regina Sitterley joined us for Late Nite Networking and conducted Buyer/Seller Roleplays that lasted late into the evening. We will continue Buyer/Seller Roleplays at future Late Nite Networking events after the BIG meetings.

Beginning Investors Group   Beginning Investors Group

Thank you Bill, Don, Russ and Regina for taking the time to share your experience with us all. We also want to thank our BIG Meeting Sponsors: Sandra Watkins & John Marion of Alpha Dog Investments & ReMax Town & Country, Mike Cherwenka of Goldmine Properties, and to Monte Smith of Advanta IRA. Please check out their websites and take advantage of the services they offer to investors. And thank you everyone who attended the meeting and are helping us grow and improve our group.

Beginning Investors Group Photo AlbumSEE OUR PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK: Be sure to see our photos from the meeting on Facebook in our Beginning Investors Group Photo Album for Feb 17, 2014.

Mark JacksonWhat’s Happening Next Month? Our next BIG Meeting is on St Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17th at 6PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs. Our topic will be on Determining Accurate Property Values with Mark “MJ” Jackson who is a Property Valuation Specialist!

This will be a great meeting for new and seasoned investors… one you don’t wan to miss. There will be lots great food, fun, networking, education, entertainment and giveaways. Don’t forget to wear something GREEN for St Patrick’s day to our March meeting! We hope to see you there!

RSVP Now!

The Onsite Renovation Group
Meets Tuesday, February 18th at NOON
839 Gilbert St SE, Atlanta GA 30316

839 Gilbert St SE, Atlanta GA 30316This month, on Tuesday, February 18th at Noon, the Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group returns to 839 Gilbert St SE, Atlanta GA 30316 in Ormewood Park. This month, on Tuesday, February 18st at Noon, the Onsite Renovation Group returns to 839 Gilbert St SE, 30316. We visited this house last year at our first Onsite Meeting back in April and now the renovation is now 95% done giving us the opportunity to poke fun at how long it took to complete. Park on the street, come insides and enjoy the toasty-warm, functioning HVAC inside!

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Onsite Renovation Group, led by Aaron McGinnis of Craftbuilt Properties, is an new educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix and flip) of single family residential homes inside the I-285 perimeter and the in-town neighborhoods. The purpose of this group is to allow both new and experienced rehabbers and investors to meet, network and share knowledge and experience with “hands on” access to real property. The Onsite Renovation Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at NOON at an active renovation site, build site or rental property which will vary from month to month. There is currently no charge to attend these meeting.

Mon, Feb 17th @ 6:00 PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group – Feb 17
Getting Deals Done Without Banks
with Special Guest, Bill Ham

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!

Bill HamCome join us at BIG on Monday, February 17th at 6:00PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, where former corporate pilot and regular contributor to Atlanta REIA’s Profit Newsletter, Bill Ham, will show you how to get your first deal (and lots more) without having to qualify for a loan from a bank. He will teach you how to build a portfolio of cash flowing properties even if you have bad credit, no credit or you have never even done a deal.

RSVP Now!

Bill has been investing with real estate for eight years now. He started with one duplex and no cash. Bill then created a portfolio of hundreds units from single family deals up to large commercial apartment complexes and everything in between. To this day, Bill has never walked into a bank and qualified for a loan, put money down, and purchased a real estate investment. He has lots of bank loans, but all of them came from refinancing after taking control of the property with some form of creative financing.

“I didn’t start with a ton of cash. I was twenty-eight years old when I quit my career-building job as a corporate pilot. I didn’t have a life savings. I didn’t have lots of connections from the business world. I wasn’t able to go to all of my wealthy investors and have them fund my deals. I survived by perfecting the art of creative financing, by mastering the art of Creative Financing. Now I have seven employees, my own management company, and hundreds of units.I survived because the art of helping people solve their problems is a very lucrative business. This is the core of what I teach. In all my material, that is the one concept I will repeat over and over”!

You will learn:

  • Techniques to create single or multi-family portfolios without using banks
  • Learn what Lease Options and Debt Partners are and how they are used in creative financing.
  • What Master Lease Options are(MLO).
  • How and When to use Seller Financing
  • How To Negotiate Creatively
  • And much, much more…

Atlanta REIA members can attend at NO CHARGE. Non-Members can register online for $15 or if you register online or $20 at the door. RSVP Now and come learn how to buy houses without using banks! Seating is limited.

RSVP Now!


Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Workshop
with Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaDo you have a smartphone, Ipad, or tablet that you just use for phone calls, an internet surfboard or just games? Would you like to learn to save time, money and leverage your mobile devices to supercharge your real estate investing business? If so, come join us and Don will show you why you should sign up and come to his Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Workshop on Feb 22. Don will drop a golden nugget or two of knowledge at this sneak peek, so you do not want to miss this segment at BIG!

Atlanta REIA members can attend at NO CHARGE. Non-Members can register online for $15 or if you register online or $20 at the door. RSVP Now and come learn how to buy houses without using banks! Seating is limited.

Late Nite Networking at the Hudson Grille

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of out BIG Meeting, we will be hanging out in the meeting room at the Hudson Grille for “Late Nite Networking”. Hudson Grille will be offering burger and other meal specials for our members and guests. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with like minded real estate investors and other professionals late into the night!

Participating Vendors & Sponsors

Each and every month, come out and meet our participating business members who help sponsor our meeting. Thanks again sponsors!

Advanta IRA AdministrationAdvanta IRA Administration – 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>>

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>>

Sandra Watkins & Co

BIG Meeting Agenda*
6:00 pm: Check in, Seating, Ordering Food & Networking
7:00 pm: Welcome, Introductions & Announcements
7:15 pm: Real Estate Transaction Case Study
7:20 pm: Meeting Sponsors, Giveaways and Door Prizes
7:30 pm: Main Presentations with Guest Speakers
9:00 pm: Late Nite Networking & Buyer/Seller Role-Playing

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

Click to view Cruise VideoWIN A CRUISE: All participants who attend the BIG Meeting can enter 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.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Alan McDonald & Dustin GriffinThe 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 Alan McDonald and Dustin Griffin, who bring in local and national real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in the current real estate market.

Atlanta REIA members can RSVP to attend at NO CHARGE. Non-Members can RSVP Online for $15 per person or pay $20 per person at the door. Non-Members can Join Atlanta REIA first for as little as $100/year and attend this and all other Atlanta REIA Meetings at no charge. Seating is extremely limited at this meeting, so please take action and RSVP Now!

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, Feb 10th @ 7PM – La Madeleine Perimeter, Atlanta, GA
All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) – Feb 10th
Learn Effective Public Speaking
& Communication Skills
For Business Leaders

with Special Guest, Ariel Ghing
Atlanta REIA Members & Guests Can Attend This Month at No Charge!

Ariel GhingaThe all new Atlanta REIA All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group (formerly the “I Love Marketing” group) meets on Monday, February 10th at 7:00 PM at La Madeleine located at 1165 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta, GA. We are very excited about this meeting and our guest speaker and star maker, Ariel Ghinga, who will be talking about how to use “Public Speaking” to help grow your small business.

You may be thinking that public speaking is not for you and that there is no way anyone could drag you on to any stage to speak. Well, whether you realize it or not, any time you speak in public, regardless of the number of people in the audience, it is public speaking. Your communication skills are perhaps one of the single most significant skills you can acquire that will help you soar to the top of your chosen profession. You can use these skills regardless of whether you are speaking with one person, such as buyers, sellers and customers, or to thousands of people.

Ariel Ghinga is a skilled public speaking coach who has helped many professionals and entrepreneurs grow their businesses through his time-tested and proven public presentation techniques. His breakthrough programs on public speaking and leadership have enabled participants to soar to financial heights using his advanced immersion methodologies on communicating effectively.

Come join us at AIM on Monday, February 10th to learn how you can sharpen your speaking and communication skills. This is a rare opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Late Nite Networking After AIM Meeting

Late Nite NetworkingAfter the conclusion of our All Inclusive Marketing Meeting, we will be meeting at a nearby restaurant for “Late Nite Networking”. We will announce where will be meeting at the AIM Meeting. So come and join us for the AIM Meeting and be prepared to stay late and network and have fun with like minded real estate investors, marketers and other professionals late into the evening!

About the All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group

All Inclusive MarketingThe Atlanta REIA All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group (formerly known as the “I Love Marketing” group) is a new networking and educational meeting led by Rock Shukoor and Dustin Griffin for like-minded real estate investors and small business owners who enjoy marketing and are interested in taking their business to the next level through creative marketing techniques.

Rock Shukoor & Dustin GriffinAIM is for people who want to want to get together, learn and discuss marketing challenges, strategies and opportunities. Although many of the examples we cover at the meetings will be geared towards real estate investors, the techniques and strategies learned can easily be applied to any business. AIM meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at La Madeleine located at 1165 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta, GA.

AIM Meeting Agenda*
7:00 pm: Arrival, Seating, Ordering Food & Networking
7:30 pm: Welcome, Introductions &Announcements
7:45 pm: Marketing Case Studies
8:00 pm: Main Presentation with Guest Speaker
9:00 pm: Meeting Wrap Up
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking for Real Estate Investors & Marketers

*Please Note: AIM Meeting agenda is subject to change.

Click to view Cruise VideoWIN A CRUISE: All participants who attend the AIM Meeting will have the opportunity 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.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, Jan 27th @ 6:30 PM – Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA West Meeting – Jan 27
with Special Mystery Speaker “Mr. E”

Atlanta REIA West MeetingCome join us at the Atlanta REIA Wild Wild West Group on Monday, January 27th at 6:30PM at Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Road in Marietta, just off I-75 where “Mr. E” will be our special guest speaker.

“Mr. E” moved to the Atlanta area just 3 months ago and is already doing 2-3 deals consistently in the Atlanta market right now. He is not a known speaker or superstar. He isn’t in the spotlight. Yet he is quietly cranking out successful deal after deal and making things happen!

Tony Robbins says, “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” This is the guy you want to copy!

We’re pulling back the curtain to have a rare look inside “Mr. E.’s” business and daily life–no fluff, no theory, no pie-in-the-sky promises–just real info form a real-life mover and shaker. He has promised to be candid with us and answer questions like:

Come out and discover what it is you want and need to know to make 2014 your year of prosperity and success! Come early, as seating is limited!

  • What are the biggest keys to his success?
  • What does he know and do differently than most people to produce great results? (isn’t that what we ALL want–results?)
  • What does his daily life and business look like?
  • What kind of deals is he doing to achieve great results?
  • What is his average profit per deal?
  • How does he find and finance his deals?
  • What sets him apart from the crowd?
  • What do you want to ask him?
Late Nite Networking at the Cherokee Cattle Company

Cherokee Cattle CompanyAfter the conclusion of our Wild Wild West Investors Meeting, we will be hanging out in the meeting room at the Cherokee Cattle Company for “Late Nite Networking”. CCC will be offering the best desserts in the area and awesome libations from their full bar for our members and guests. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with like minded real estate investors and other professionals late into the night!

About the Wild West Group

Leslie MathisThe Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting is an Atlanta REIA Subchapter led by Leslie Mathis that is held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company 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. Buying your own meal is optional but highly recommended and greatly appreciated since the Cherokee Cattle Company allows us to use their meeting room. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the event.

Wild West Meeting Agenda*
6:30 pm: Check in, Seating, Ordering Food & Networking
7:00 pm: Welcome, Introductions & Announcements
7:15 pm: Haves & Wants
7:30 pm: Main Presentations with Guest Speaker
8:45 pm: Door Prizes, Questions & Answers, and Wrap Up
9:00 pm: Late Nite Networking for Real Estate Investors

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, Feb 3rd at 5:00 PM @ Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta
The Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
“How to be a Mobile Real Estate Rockstar Investor!”
with Don DeRosa on February 3rd

Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $20 or Pay $25 at the Door.

Don DeRosaJoin us at Atlanta REIA on Monday, February 3rd with mobile real estate expert Don DeRosa who will teach you how to MAKE MONEY ON THE GO using your iPad, Windows or Android Tablet. or smart phone!

Come out of the Dark Ages and into the light of SUCCESS! BE A MOBILE REAL ESTATE ROCKSTAR INVESTOR!

Do you have a an iPad, Windows Tablet, or Android that you’re using for Candy Crush or Words with Friends, maybe email, a research tool and game station for your kids?

This 90 minute event will change your mind about how you manage your real estate investing business.We all have busy, busy lives, other jobs, kids, pets and much more; don’t forget we all want leisure time too. You can save 45 minutes of every hour you spend running your Real Estate investment business by doing it electronically on your iPad, Windows or Android Tablet. or smart phone.

Be the most effective, competitive, profitable investor you can be! In 90 minutes, Don will show you how to…

  • Carry your business with you so you never miss an opportunity!
  • Route calls right from your device to your answering service, Title Company and others.
  • Lose all those paper receipts! Use electronic receipts for your taxes, for your contractor, track your expenses!
  • Send the sale contract to the lawyer for title search while you’re still at the seller’s home.
  • Keep all your data in one place, each deal will have its own file with pictures of the property, offers you’ve made, comments, contact information for the deal and much more.
  • Give the seller your e-card right on the spot!
  • So many tips and tricks you’ll wonder why you have not been doing this all along!

So come join Don and the rest of us at the Atlanta REIA Meeting on Monday, Feb 3rd at 5PM at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel located at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Atlanta, GA and learn how to use mobile technology for fun and profit!

This Month’s Mini-Sessions & Speakers

Dustin GriffinWhat’s Happening at Atlanta REIA. This is a mini-session hosted by Dustin Griffin to update our members and guests on many of the exciting new things that are going on at Atlanta REIA in the upcoming weeks and months such as upcoming workshops, webcasts, special events, members benefits and more!

Deborah HarrisAtlanta Market Update. If you missed Deborah Harris’s detailed analysis and update the Atlanta real estate market at the meeting-before-the-meeting with Gordon Catts, join her at this mini-session where she will give you a quick recap and overview of latest changes going on in the metro area.

Russ HinerWholesaling 101. This educational mini-session is designed to give new real estate investors an exciting glimse into the highly profitable world of quick turning real estate. Local real estate expert, Russ Hiner, will be giving you an overview of how to get involved in wholesaling real estate for fun and profit.

Joe ThompsonHave’s & Wants Speed Marketing. This is a 30 minute marketing session hosted by Joe Thompson that is held to help facilitate deals by giving our members the opportunity to quickly market things they HAVE and no longer want and to find things they WANT but don’t yet have. Be sure to get to bring your flyers and get to the meeting early so you can get on Joe’s list if you want to participate.

Mon, Feb 3rd at 3:00 PM @ La Madeleine Perimeter
Meeting Before the Meeting
Atlanta Real Estate Market Update
with Deborah Harris & Gordon Catts

Deborah HarrisPlease join us for the “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on Monday, Feb 3rd at 3:00 PM at La Madeleine located at 1165 Perimeter Center West (map) in Atlanta, where your host, Gordon Catts, will be joined by long time real estate agent, Deborah Harris, for an Atlanta Real Estate Market Update on the latest changes going on in the metro area. Join us and bring your own questions, concerns, insights and comments. There is NO CHARGE to attend this meeting. Thanks La Madeleine!

Mon, Feb 3rd at 9:30 PM @ Tilted Kilt Perimeter
Late Nite Networking at Tilted Kilt

Tilted KiltAfter the conclusion of the Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter located at 1155-B Mount Vernon Highway in Atlanta for the “Meeting-After-The-Meeting”. The Tilted Kilt will be offering half price appetizers as well as food and drink specials for our members and guests. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night! Thanks Tilted Kilt Perimeter!

*Meeting Agenda
3:00 pm: Meeting Before the Meeting at La Madeleine
5:00 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking
6:00 pm: Announcements & Mini-Sessions
6:30 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Networking Break
7:20 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways
7:30 pm: How to be a Mobile Real Estate Rockstar with Don DeRosa
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter!

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

Participating Vendors & Sponsors

Each and every month, for the duration of our meeting, we have a Vendor Trade Show in which you can come out and meet many of our participating business members who help sponsor our meeting. Thanks again sponsors! Vendors can RSVP here.

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>>

The Small Business AdvisorThe Small Business Advisor – A full service small business consulting firm specializing in QuickBooks with a wide variety of specialized services, trainings and products for small businesses. Read More>>

Advanta IRA AdministrationAdvanta IRA Administration – 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>>

Lima One Capital, LLCLima One Capital, LLC – A fully capitalized, direct lender for residential real estate investors and homebuilders. We are fully capitalized and our team prides itself on closing loans quickly for our clients. Read More>>

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>>

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. 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>>

FirstCall ClaimsFirstCall Claims – Our public adjusters are experts in preparing, documenting, and negotiating claims. With more than 20 years of experience and millions of dollars for our clients, FirstCall has a solid record of improving settlement outcomes. Read More>>

Craftbuilt, Inc.Craftbuilt, Inc. – We are a Metro Atlanta design-build construction firm specializing in whole-structure renovations, restorations, and new construction. No matter what the situation, we are up to the challenge! Read More>>

Pete's Friendly Home InspectionsPete’s Friendly Home Inspections, LLC. – Pete’s provides home inspections, radon monitoring, gas/water/septic tests, checks pools/sprinklers and any other type of inspection needed to get you that next home! Read More>>

American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry.
Read More>>

Atlanta Private LendingAtlanta Private Lending – Atlanta’s premier private real estate lending company. We provide private, hard money loans to professional real estate investors for renovation and investment purposes. Read More>>

Atlanta Capital FundingAtlanta Capital Funding – A privately funded hard money residential and commercial lender specializing in unconventional financing where speed and attention to special circumstances are critical. Read More>>

CRS DataCRS Data – We offer comps from the MLS & FSBO’s, custom searches, property tax records, interactive maps, sales & mortgage info, real estate valuations, mailing lists & more. Read More>>

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. Read More>>

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. Read More>>

  • Air Conditioning Experts
  • Steelworks Designs, LLC
  • ApexTkHomes, LLC
  • Professional Carpentry
  • KVL Enterprises

Also, special thanks to all of our volunteers that help make our meetings and networking events possible!

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
The Beginning Investors Group is Getting BIG! We Had 116+ Investors at Our January Meeting!

Beginning Investors GroupYes, you read that right, 116+ people gathered together at January’s BIG meeting for a record turnout. We listened to an action oriented, powerful presentation made by William Crowley on Credit Restoration. William informed us of a lot of points that many of us did not know about our credit reports and history. He delivered his 4 step system to restore credit and facts about the UCC code. William touched a nerve that a lot of us have… Many of us are slaves to debt and our credit history. William is driven by his passion to help us break those chains of credit slavery.

Bernard Lawson and Ester WalkerWe also expanded our meeting agenda. We have started a “First Deal” segment, where we will highlight members as they do their first deals. Congratulations to Bernard Lawson and his partner Esther Walker of BE Property Investors LLC for taking the “leap of faith” and getting into the game. Congratulations to Jason Baines too who did his first “subject to” deal. If you are a first time investor and a regular attendee of our meeting, we want to hear about your first deal!

Mike Cherwenka of Goldmine PropertiesMike Cherwenka of Goldmine Properties also spoke about the in’s and out’s of Wholesaling during his long real estate investing career. Rock Shukoor also taught us “How to Wholesale Like A Pro” during Late Nite Networking.

Dustin Griffin also spoke on the benefits of having an Atlanta REIA membership and updated us on some of the exciting new subgroups that Atlanta REIA is forming now. He also updated us on how our members can participate in the new DIY Network TV Show called “First Time Flippers”. If you want to know more details, just go to First Time Flippers. The information is free, just place the order to download the information. Read More→

The Onsite Renovation Group
Meets Tuesday, January 21st at NOON
3152 Dodson Dr, East Point GA 30344

3152 Dodson Dr, East Point GA 30344This month, on Tuesday, January 21st at Noon, the Onsite Renovation Group returns to 3152 Dodson Dr, East Point GA 30344. We visited this house back in November when it was undergoing a moderate renovation including some re-framing and a lot of wiring and plumbing work. The renovation is now complete giving us the opportunity to critique the renovation and point fingers to things that may have been done differently. Parking is spacious but the driveway is steep, so you may want to park next door Sykes park.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Onsite Renovation Group, led by Aaron McGinnis of Craftbuilt Properties, is an new educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix and flip) of single family residential homes inside the I-285 perimeter and the in-town neighborhoods. The purpose of this group is to allow both new and experienced rehabbers and investors to meet, network and share knowledge and experience with “hands on” access to real property. The Onsite Renovation Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at NOON at an active renovation site, build site or rental property which will vary from month to month. There is currently no charge to attend these meeting.

Consider Sponsoring the
Beginning Investors Group in 2014!

3rd Monday of each month with
Special Guest Speakers & Sponsors

The Atlanta REIA Beginning Investors Group which takes place on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs has been experiencing tremendous growth and attendance throughout 2013 and will continue to grow in 2014. We’ve been been averaging 75+ attendees per month and have had as many as 95 at the past few meetings.

In an ongoing effort to better serve you, our Business Members, and our regular members whom you serve, we wanted to extend to you the opportunity to Sponsor the BIG Meeting and reach our audience of new investors who are getting into real estate investing for the first time or who are getting back into real estate investing once more. Our attendees are looking for contacts to help start and grow their investment businesses and are eager to hear what your business has to offer.

For each BIG Meeting, participating Sponsors will get:

  1. Your logo and a short description of your business posted on our website and in our promotional emails for the meeting listing you as a sponsor.
  2. A 1024 x 768 PowerPoint banner that will rotate along with other sponsor banners before and after the meeting presentations.
  3. Up to 3 minutes to speak to our group about your product or service before our main presentation.
  4. A spot in our meeting PowerPoint presentation that you may use during your 3 minute presentation.
  5. The ability to pass out flyers, business cards or other handouts to all participants at the meeting during your presentation so that everyone is sure to get one.
  6. The ability to bring a door prize to give away.
Register Now!

Atlanta REIA Gold Business Members can sponsor a BIG Meeting for $49.95 and Silver Business Members for $69.95. Due to the limited time we have available at the meeting, we must limit this to the first three (3) Atlanta REIA Business Members to RSVP for Sponsorship each month.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

Mon, Jan 20th@ 6:30 PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group – Jan 20
How Credit Repair Really Works
with William Crowley (AKA “The Credit Man”)

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!

William CrowleyCome join us at BIG on Monday, January 20th at 6:30PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, where long time credit restoration expert, William Crowley, will be our special guest speaker.

William is an honorably discharged Marine and the owner of Complete Care Financial Services which has specialized in providing Credit Restoration Assistance to real estate investors, agents and other real estate professionals and their clients since 1999.

RSVP Now!

After getting fed up with all the misinformation from the Credit Reporting Agencies and all the hype from so called “Credit Repair Companies”, William created a powerful, yet simple, proven 4-Step Credit Restoration Formula that you can put to use immediately to start removing negative items from your credit reports or those of your clients.

During his presentation, William will teach how to use the Fair Credit Reporting Act to greatly benefit yourself and your customers by deleting negative entries off their credit report in as little as 30 days. Negatives such as bankruptcies, tax liens, student loans, late payments, collections, repossessions, foreclosures, charge offs and much, much more.

You will learn:

  • William’s 4-Step Credit Restoration Formula
  • How to delete negatives off your credit report and dramatically increase your credit score for the cost of a postage stamp.
  • How to get tax liens, student loans, late payments, collections, repossessions, charge-offs and even foreclosures and bankruptcies removed from your credit reports due to the Credit Reporting Agencies’ incompetence.
  • How to use a Cease and Desist Letter to stop harassing calls from Collection Agencies.
  • How to use the Fair Credit Reporting Act to your advantage.
  • How to settle accounts with Collection Agencies the right way.
  • Any much, much more about Credit Restoration…

RSVP Now and come learn about bettering your credit score, your clients and your tenant/buyers to unleash your investing business. Seating is limited!

And An Important Announcement on DIY Network Casting Call…
Are You a 1st Time House Flipper?
Would You Like to See Your 1st Deal On TV?
Join Us at BIG to Learn How You Could Be On DIY
Network’s New TV Show About First Time Flippers!
Watch Video!

Atlanta REIA has been contacted by the casting department for the DIY Network’s new show called “First Time Flippers”. They are looking for first time house flippers in the Atlanta area to feature on the upcoming season of the show. The show is about whether or not two First Time Flippers can turn a disaster house into a dream home. The show will chronicle the highs and lows of finding, fixing and flipping a house as investors take on their very first deal. Will they make a profit or will they break the bank?

People that are featured in an episode of First Time Flippers will receive $5,000 for allowing the show to film their flipping experience. Since the title of the show is “First Time Flippers”, they are looking for people who really are fixing and flipping a house for the first time. They do not want seasoned pros or people who are already flipping houses for a living. Also, they said they prefer people who plan on doing the majority of the physical work themselves – it’s just not as entertaining to watch somebody buy a house and then hire contractors to essentially fix it for them. Plus, this show is going to be airing on the DIY Network, which stands for “Do It Yourself”.

Join us at BIG on Monday, January 20th to Learn
How To Apply for the Casting Process!

And a BIG Bonus Session on…
Wholesaling for Beginners
with Special Guest, Rock Shukoor

Rock ShukoorWe are also excited to local real estate and marketing expert, Rock Shukoor doing a bonus session for us on “Wholesaling for Beginners”! If you have a phone, have access to a computer and the desire to make a dramatic financial change in your life, you need to attend! Rock will give a quick overview of the whole process:

  • How to find your buyers first
  • How to quickly build a buyers list
  • How to find properties for your buyers
  • More on “7 Ways to Find 7 Deals in 7 Days”
  • 5 ways to do a double closing without using your own money
  • Creating a system so you can make money on autopilot

This is wholesaling and guerrilla marketing at lightning fast speed. RSVP Now and don’t miss this exciting session where Rock will inspire and motivate you to take action, stay focused and find a deal a day!

RSVP Now!

Late Nite Networking at the Hudson Grille

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of our BIG Meeting, we will be hanging our in the meeting room at the Hudson Grille for “Late Nite Networking”. Hudson Grille will be offering burger and other meal specials for our members and guests. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with like minded real estate investors and other professionals late into the night!

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Alan McDonald & Dustin GriffinThe 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 Alan McDonald and Dustin Griffin, who bring in local and national real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in the current real estate market.

Atlanta REIA members can RSVP to attend at NO CHARGE. Non-Members can RSVP Online for $15 per person or pay $20 per person at the door. Non-Members can Join Atlanta REIA first for as little as $100/year and attend this and all other Atlanta REIA Meetings at no charge. Seating is extremely limited at this meeting, so please take action and RSVP Now!

BIG Meeting Agenda*

6:30 pm: Check in, Seating, Ordering Food & Networking
7:00 pm: Welcome, Introductions &Announcements
7:15 pm: Meeting Sponsors, Giveaways and Door Prizes
7:30 pm: Main Presentations with Guest Speakers
9:00 pm: Late Nite Networking for Real Estate Investors

*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.

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Mon, Jan 6th at 5:00 PM @ Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta
The Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
Make 2014 Your Best Financial Year Yet!
with Gary Johnston on Jan 6th

Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $20 or Pay $25 at the Door.

Gary JohnstonOn Monday, January 6th financial freedom expert, Gary Johnston, will present “2014 – Your Best Financial Year Yet!” Start the New Year off right by clarifying your financial goals and learning the tools and strategies you need for 2014 to be your best financial year yet. This is the year for you to take major steps towards being financially free!

Gary has been an active investor in real estate and notes for over 20 years. He was with Hewlett-Packard for 16 years as director of research and development in the LaserJet business unit before leaving the rat race at age 38. One of Gary’s early mentors, Norbert Volny, taught him that no one gets rich on a W-2; you have to make your money work harder than you do.

You won’t want to miss Gary’s presentation. Quit making excuses and take responsibility for your financial life. Attend the upcoming meeting and make 2014 your best financial year yet!

Here’s what a few real estate investors have to say about Gary Johnston…

“What a way to kick-off the Year!! Gary was very methodical on goal setting step by step and the thought process behind on what fuels our engines.” “ – Joe L.

“Great actionable information without ANY hype or sales pitches. I have seen Gary speak a couple times now, I will always make time to see him. Definitively be back for more!” “ – George E.

“First meeting…loved it! I am encouraged and excited about the new year!” “ – Eileen

“Gary’s message is straightforward, honest, and if you follow it you will experience positive difference in your life!” “ – Tom B.

“Gary was very interesting and knowledgeable! I enjoyed listening to him and he had good knowledge to share with the group.” “ – Holly M.

Come join Gary and the rest of us at the Atlanta REIA Meeting on Monday, January 6th at 5PM at the at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel located at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Atlanta, GA and make 2014 your best financial year yet!

Mon, Jan 6th at 3:00 PM @Total Wine & More Perimeter
The Meeting Before the Meeting
“How to Profit from Pre-Foreclosures”
with Bob Massey

Bob MasseyOn Monday, January 6th at 3:00 PM at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W (see map), Bob Massey, a local real estate investor, mentor, author and pre-foreclosure expert, is giving a presentation that you don’t want to miss. He’s going to be talking about the various strategies you can use for pre-foreclosure deals. Not only is he going to be discussing short sales, he’s going to be teaching you about how to bypass short sales altogether by buying the defaulted note. This eliminates all of the restrictions of short sales! In fact, you can legally give your seller money if you’re successful!

By buying the note you open up many new ways to make way more money from the deal. If you are currently working short sales or throwing away your short sale leads, Bob is going to show why you might be sitting on a goldmine without even knowing it. If you know anyone that is 90 days behind on their home loan, you NEED to be at this meeting! Bob will show you how the banks have defrauded almost everyone who took out a mortgage in the last 15 years and how YOU may be able to profit from it. There is NO CHARGE to attend this meeting, so come join us to learn more!

Mon, Jan 6th at 9:30 PM @ Tilted Kilt Perimeter
The Meeting After the Meeting
Late Night Networking
For Real Estate Investors

Tilted KiltAfter the conclusion of the Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter located at 1155-B Mount Vernon Highway in Atlanta for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. The Tilted Kilt will be offering half price appetizers as well as food and drink specials for our members and guests. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with like minded real estate investors and other professionals late into the night!

*Meeting Agenda
3:00 pm: Meeting Before the Meeting at Total Wines & More
5:00 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking
6:00 pm: Announcements & Mini-Topics
6:30 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Networking Break
7:20 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways
7:30 pm: Your Best Year Ever with Gary Johnston
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter!

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

Participating Vendors & Sponsors

Each and every month, for the duration of our meeting, we have a Vendor Trade Show in which you can come out and meet many of our participating business members who help sponsor our meeting. Thanks again sponsors!

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>>

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. Read More>>

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>>

The Small Business AdvisorThe Small Business Advisor – A full service small business consulting firm specializing in QuickBooks with a wide variety of specialized services, trainings and products for small businesses. Read More>>

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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Craftbuilt, Inc.Craftbuilt, Inc. – We are a Metro Atlanta design-build construction firm specializing in whole-structure renovations, restorations, and new construction. No matter what the situation, we are up to the challenge! Read More>>

Advanta IRA AdministrationAdvanta IRA Administration – 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>>

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>>

Angel Oak FundingAngel Oak Funding – A direct hard money lender headquartered in Atlanta. We provide renovation/construction loans for investors and or builders to purchase and renovate residential properties. Read More>>

Lima One Capital, LLCLima One Capital, LLC – A fully capitalized, direct lender for residential real estate investors and homebuilders. We are fully capitalized and our team prides itself on closing loans quickly for our clients. Read More>>

Pete's Friendly Home InspectionsPete’s Friendly Home Inspections, LLC. – Pete’s provides home inspections, radon monitoring, gas/water/septic tests, checks pools/sprinklers and any other type of inspection needed to get you that next home! Read More>>

CRS DataCRS Data – We offer comps from the MLS & FSBO’s, custom searches, property tax records, interactive maps, sales & mortgage info, real estate valuations, mailing lists & more. Read More>>

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. Read More>>

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. Read More>>

House4CashBuyers.comHouse4CashBuyers.com – Underwater? Behind on Payments? Repairs Needed? No matter what the issue is we can help! We can buy your house as-is for cash. We can also pay most of the closing costs, and we typically close fast!

  • Bowen’s Specialized Services
  • Platinum Key Management, Inc (Rock Shukoor)
  • RCD Renovations
  • Bradley White

Also, special thanks to all of our volunteers that help make our meetings and networking events possible!

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