Atlanta REIA Meeting Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlanta REIA Business Members: Reserve a FREE Vendor Table at Our Sept 12th Main Meeting!

Attention Atlanta REIA Business Members! Atlanta Perimeter Hotel and SuitesWe want personally invite you to attend and participate in our upcoming Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting on September 12th at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites (formerly the W Hotel Perimeter) located at 111 Perimeter Center West. We are giving away ten (10) vendor tables at NO CHARGE if you RSVP by Midnight on Sunday, September 4th. These tables are being given away for FREE this month to Atlanta REIA Business Members on a first come, first serve basis. DON’T WAIT until Sunday to register since these 10 tables will be long gone by then! REGISTER NOW at and use coupon code FREETABLE to RSVP for your vendor table at no charge for the September Main Meeting!

Register Now!
PLEASE NOTE: This FREE Offer is for Atlanta REIA Business Members Only.

Catherine McFarlandTONIGHT, Monday, August 22nd at 6:30 PM at the Altanta REIA West Monthly Meeting taking place at the Cherokee Cattle Company Restaurant in Marietta, Catherine McFarland will share with us easy to use, day-by-day steps to change our way of thinking. As humans, we tend to become what we think about and focus upon on a daily basis. Some of our negative thinking, including overcoming fears, feelings of not being good enough, not deserving the best life has to offer, defeatist attitudes, etc, can really hold us back. Read More→

Who’s Plugging into Your Business?

Social Media and Identity TheftSocial networking sites have exploded in popularity in recent years, as it provides a fun, convenient way to remain connected with friends and family, and also provides a novel avenue for corporations to connect with consumers. However, organizations must be well-versed in the underlying risks of this form of communication, and should proactively approach management of these sites from both a security and employee usage standpoint.

Do you know the 5 different types of Identity Theft?

Learn more at the Small Business Group
August 11th at 3:30 PM
5 Season’s at the Prado

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Cash Cow Commercial Real Estate Group
“How to Find Private Money Lenders” (Part 3)
Get an Appointment with a Lender in Minutes

Steve BrownThis month’s Cash Cow Commercial Group Meeting, on Thursday, July 28th at 11:30 AM, is Part 3 of a 7 part series on “How to Find Private Money” to fund your commercial and residential real estate deals.In Part 1, Steve Brown covered how to discover private lender leads a the courthouse. In Part 2, he covered how to structure your deal before you present it to your potential lender. In Part 3 this month, Steve is going to show you how to talk with people you meet, pre-screen them quickly and how to talk to them for a minute or two to get an appointment with them to talk about your deal and getting the money. Steve is going to give you a script and show you how he used his business cards to generate lender interest and get appointments. If you need private money to fund your deals, this is yet another excellent meeting that you don’t want to miss!

Atlanta REIA Commercial Real Estate GroupThe Cash Cow Commercial Real Estate Group is a new educational and networking subgroup led by Steve Brown for new, intermediate and advanced investors with a serious interest in purchasing commercial real estate. The group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 11:30 AM at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) just prior to the Haves & Wants Meeting. Read more→

Beginning Investors Group (BIG)Have you been a “real estate investor” for several months or even years without doing your first deal? What is holding you back? Fear? Lack of money? Credit Problems? Lack of Focus? Are you afraid you will screw it all up? If so, there is a new investor group for you… “BIG”, the Beginning Investor Group! This group focuses on the defeat of fears, or act in spite of them to do that very important first deal.  We want to help you break through those mental barriers. Inspire you to act. Crystallize your focus.

BIG meets once a month, the fourth Wednesday of each month and our first meeting is on Wednesday, July 27th at 6:30 PM at 5 Seasons Brewing in The Prado in Sandy Springs. We will have experienced local investors speaking on relevant topics to help unlock that mental block. We will also have mentors that can take you by the hand and walk you through that first deal. Read More→

Gordon CattsJust a quick reminder to join us at Cherokee Cattle Company TONIGHT at 6:30 for the West Meeting of Atlanta REIA! We are in for a really special treat with our guest speaker Gordon Catts, who has absolutely a wealth of knowledge about the real estate investing business. He has been investing in Atlanta real estate for many, many years, and is a HUGE part of the strong backbone of our ATLANTA REIA. He will speaking on “How to Determine Property Values In Today’s Market”. Do you count the foreclosures when determining comps? How far back do you go to pull the comps? What services are available out there, both free and paid, that are reliable sources for comps? He’ll be answering these questions and more tonight! Think we can learn something from him? I know I’ll be there with pen and paper, taking all the notes I can! This is not to be missed! Click here for more details. Read More→

“Determining Property Values in Today’s Market” with Gordon Catts

Gordon CattsDo you know how to determine accurate property values in today’s market? If you are getting ready to buy a property, do you know what it’s worth? There seems to be a lot of confusion on what constitutes a “comp” or comparable. With short sales and foreclosed properties making a large impact on current market values, it’s critical to know have to evaluate property values so you can avoid paying too much in this buyers’ market.

At this month’s Atlanta REIA West Meeting on Monday, July 25th at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Road in Marietta, Gordon Catts will be discussing what constitutes a comp, how to quickly determine a property’s value as well as providing valuable resources to help you find comparables. We will be discussing… Read More→

Atlanta REIA Main Meeting,
Vendor Trade Show & 1 Year Anniversary Celebration
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 5:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION to Members & Guests!

Attention Atlanta REIA Members, friends, followers and guests,

The Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance is very excited to announce that on Monday, July 11th at 5:00 PM, we will be having a very special Atlanta REIA Main Meeting & Vendor Trade Show to celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary. We will be meeting at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North located at 7 Concourse Parkway in the Bernstein Ballroom overlooking the hotel pool.

This meeting and celebration is all about YOU, our members, business members, local speakers, trainers and subgroup leaders who have supported us throughout out very successful first year! Their will be plenty of opportunities for you to promote yourself, your deals and your business to our other members and guests. In order to draw out a crowd, we are keeping admission free for members and guests and have a very exciting line up.

Join Atlanta REIA for Only $60 for Your 1st Year & Add a Spouse for Only $25 More!

If you haven’t joined Atlanta REIA as a member yet, now is your chance to join and save big! If you attend our July 11th meeting live and in person, you can join as an Atlanta REIA Silver Member for only $60 (Save $40) and add a spouse for only $25 more (Save $25) for your first year. Again, you must attend our event live and in person to get this special discount.

If you cannot attend our meeting on July 11th, you can Join Atanta REIA as a Silver Member Online now through Monday for $80 (Save $20) and add a spouse for $30 (Save $20) for your first year.

*This special offer is not eligible for Goodwill Ambassador referral fees.

Businesses Join Atlanta REIA for Only $100 for 1st Year & Add a Partner for $25 More!

If you own a business that caters to real estate investors and other real estate professionals and haven’t joined Atlanta REIA as a Business Member yet, now is your chance to join and save big! If you attend our July 11th meeting live and in person, you can join as an Atlanta REIA as a:

  • Silver Business for $100 (Save $50) for 1st yr + partner for $50
  • Gold Business (2 partners) for only $200 (Save $150) for 1st yr

If you cannot attend our meeting on July 11th, you can Join Atanta REIA as a Silver Business Member now through Monday for $125 (Save $25) and add a partner for only $50 more for your first year. You can Join Atlanta REIA as a Gold Business Member now through Monday for $300 (Save $50) for your first year which is good for two business partners.

Click here for more information on Atlanta REIA Business Memberships.

*This special offer is not eligible for Goodwill Ambassador referral fees.

4:00 pm: Vendor & Event Setup
5:00 pm: Doors Open, Trade Show Begins, Networking
6:00 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Investor Round Table with Local REI Experts
Don DeRosa Pete Youngs Andy Heller Steve Brown Russ Hiner
Mark Durham Leslie Mathis Catherine McFarland Karen Bershad Chris Littleton
9:00 pm: Sunset Poolside Networking & Cocktail Party

The Westin Atlanta North At PerimeterIMPORTANT NOTICE: Don’t forget, for Monday, July 11th only, the Atlanta REIA Main Monthly meeting will be held at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North located at 7 Concourse Parkway (map) near I285N and GA400. Free parking is available for members and guests in the parking lot conveniently located behind the hotel.

Just a Few of the Vendors in Attendance
  • The Small Business Advisor
  • NetWorth Realty
  • Simply Amazing Staging
  • SafeGuard Communities
  • National Tenant Network
  • Air Conditioning Experts, Inc
  • Happy HomeOwners Club
  • Georgia Landlord Insurance
  • Commercial Realty Experts
  • Real Pro Energy
  • Young’s Enterprises
  • Roto-Rooter of Atlanta
  • Get Listed Here!
Would you like to be a vendor at our July 11th Atlanta REIA Meeting & Trade Show? Sign up for a Vendor Table Now! Gold Members can reserve a vendor table for $30, Silver Members for $40 and Non-Members and guests for $75. RSVP Now and join us at our July 11th Vendor Trade Show and 1 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Reserve a Vendor Table Now

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Mark DurhamThis month at our Creative Financing Group (CFG) meeting on Wednesday, July 13th at 6:30 PM at Champps at 7955 North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, GA (map), local real estate expert and subgroup leader Mark Durham will teach you how to increase your cash flow and reduce your maintenance and management hassles on your rental houses.

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

At this month’s Creative Financing Group, Mark will teach you: Read More→

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