Atlanta REIA Meeting Updates

Mon, June 3rd at 5:00 PM @ Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
June 3rd at 5PM at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia
A Panel Discussion on…
“Changing Strategies for a
Changing Real Estate Market”

with Don DeRosa, Russ Hiner, Bill Cook,
Kim Cook and Dorsie Boddiford
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $15 or Pay $20 at the Door.

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Don DeRosa Russ Hiner Bill Cook Kim Cook Dorsie Boddiford

If you haven’t noticed, the real estate market in the Atlanta Metro Area has been changing dramatically in the last 6 months. It has gone from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market due to the inventory shortage of available homes for sale at auction or on the MLS.

  • Hedge Funds are stepping all over each other purchasing REOs and foreclosures and are running up the prices.
  • Those who frequently buy at the courthouse auctions are now being routinely out bid by kids with cell phones and iPads who are receiving their bidding instructions from people we never see, who are sitting in front of multiple computer screens hundreds or thousands of miles away from the action.
  • With a massive increase in the number of investors bidding on the courthouse steps, along with a significant decrease in the number of properties being cried, real estate values have soared while investors’ profit margins have plummeted.
  • Listed houses are often put under contract for well above the list price within 24 hours of hitting the MLS with multiple backup offers in place.

With all these rapid changes going on, our June Meeting is the perfect time and place to get together and examine alternative investment strategies and marketing strategies to find deals. At the June Meeting, we’ll have a Panel Discussion with Don DeRosa, Russ Hiner, Bill Cook, Kim Cook and Dorsie Boddiford, 5 active real estate investors, about this sudden shift and how we can best capitalize on what’s working now.

Bill Cooks says “It’s obvious the Cheese Has Moved. The question is: Where did the cheese go? The best way to find the answer to this all-important question is to go to the frontlines. Our efforts have shown us where the cheese is TODAY – and which deal structures are working best NOW! Do you want to be the first investor in your area to learn this secret? Join us at June’s meeting!”

So come out and join us at the Atlanta REIA Meeting on Monday, June 3rd at 5PM at the Crown Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta to learn more about the changing real estate market and how to change your investing strategies and tactics to adapt to these rapidly changing times. We hope to see you there!

Mon, June 3rd at 3:00 PM @Total Wine & More 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, June 3rd at 3:00 PM at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W (see map), 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. At 5:00 PM, Total Wine & More will be offering a complimentary wine tasting to all those who attend our meeting and wish to participate. There is NO CHARGE to attend this meeting or the wine tasting for Atlanta REIA Members and guests. Thanks Total Wines!

Mon, June 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
5:00 pm: Vendor Vendor Trade Show & Networking Begins
6:00 pm: Have & Wants, There’s an App for That & Announcements
7:10 pm: Networking Break
7:25 pm: Giveaways & Door Prizes
7:30 pm: Panel Discussion on the Changing Real Estate Market
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. Vendors can Reserve a Table Here. Thanks again sponsors!

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Real Estate Works 4 UReal Estate Works 4 U – Stop paying too much and get your property tax bill lowered! Our team will manage the entire property tax appeal process from start to finish. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

CRS DataCRS Data – Comps from MLS and FSBO’s. Our PowerTools are made of custom searches, property tax records, interactive maps, sales and mortgage info, real estate valuations, mailing lists and more.

Simply Amazing Staging AtlantaSimply Amazing Staging Atlanta – We have a proven record of converting those “For Sale” signs into “Sold” signs. We use 5 proven and time tested steps to sell your home in record time.

  • Bowen’s Specialized Services
  • Sign Mafia
  • Georgia Home Deals
  • Mary Bryant & Associates Insurance
  • Sparkle Property Cleaning LLC
See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
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Handling Seller Calls Like a PRO
at the Atlanta REIA West Meeting on May 29th

Leslie MathisWhat if there was a way to stop endlessly looking at houses that you don’t even have a chance of buying because you and your sellers don’t see eye to eye?  Would that cut down on wasted time and increase your productivity?  Of course it would!  Come join us Wednesday* May 29th at the Wild Wild West Meeting as we covers the art of handling seller calls!

  • What to say when you get your sellers on the phone
  • Getting sellers to their bottom line quickly
  • How to position yourself for contract signing when you go out to see the property

We’ll do live seller calls—so put on your boots and cowboys hat, and bring your leads to the meeting!

Led by Cowgirl Leslie Mathis, the WILD WILD WEST Subgroup meets on Wednesday* May 29 at 6:30pm at the Cherokee Cattle Company in Marietta, just off I-75.   Leslie can reached at 678-895-1460 or Leslie MathisMentor@gmail.com

Admission is FREE for all AtlantaREIA Members, Guests are just $5 cash

 DOOR PRIZES-GIVEAWAYS-Y’All Come!

*PLEASE NOTE: The Meeting day changed for this month only due to the Memorial Day holiday. We will be back on our regular schedule in June.

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1338 DeKalb Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307On Tuesday, May 21st at Noon, the Onsite Renovation Group meets at 1338 DeKalb Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307. This is a true Candler Park renovation that should resell in the upper-300s or lower-400s. The project was funded by Lima One Capital, and a Lima One executive will be on site during the meeting to answer questions about the numbers, funding and the hard money process. Come on by for a great afternoon of networking, education, and gawking at what a few hundred thousand will buy in Candler Park!

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), 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.

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Gordon Catts & Steve BrownThe real estate market in the Atlanta Metro Area has changed dramatically in the last 6 months. It has gone from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market due to the inventory shortage.

  • Hedge Funds are stepping all over each other purchasing foreclosures and are running up the prices.
  • The “courthouse gang” is now being routinely out bid by kids with cell phones and iPads who are receiving their bidding instructions from people we never see, who are sitting in front of multiple computer screens hundreds or thousands of miles away from the fray.
  • Listed REO’s are often selling well above the list price. When a new listing hits the market, within 24 hours there are multiple offers and the house is put under contract.

With all this excitement going on, it’s the perfect time to get together and examine other possible investment strategies and that is exactly what we are going to do at our next Atlanta REIA North Meeting. Please join us on Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, in Buford, GA where Gordon Catts will be joined by Steve Brown to discuss this important topic. Together Steve and Gordon bring decades of valuable insight to this topic. Bring your questions, concerns, answers and insights for discussion with the group. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE and non-members can attend this month only for FREE as well. Read More→

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JUST ANNOUNCED: The Beginning Investors Group (BIG) is going back to a monthly meeting format starting Monday, May 20th at 6:30 PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE in Sandy Springs, GA. This meeting is FREE for Atlanta REIA Members. Guests and Non-Members can pay $20.00 at the door or RSVP Online for $10.00.

Russ HinerThis month at BIG, local real estate expert and mentor, Russ Hiner, will be teaching new investors how to negotiate win-win real estate transactions with buyers and sellers. As you know, having the right negotiating skills is essential for putting together real estate deals that are not only profitable for you, but meet the needs of your buyers and sellers. If you want to learn how to start negotiating like a pro, this is a BIG Meeting you don’t want to miss! Join us and Russ will teach you:

  • The number one reason why most people will not negotiate
  • How to break negotiation deadlocks
  • How to spot and stop negotiation tactics that will put you on the defensive
  • How to “read” people so you can be a better negotiator by giving them what they want and getting what you want
  • Tips and tactics for face-to-face negotiations
  • All this and much more!

After his “Negotiating for Newbies” presentation, Russ will be calling for volunteers to join him in the “hot seat” for some live, face-to-face role playing negotiations. Read More→

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Mon, May 6th at 5:00 PM @ Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
with Mark Jackson on
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
About Market Analysis & Deal Evaluation

May 6th at 5PM at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $15 or Pay $20 at the Door.

Mark JacksonAtlanta REIA is excited to announce that real estate appraiser and founder of Investor Comps Online, Mark Jackson, will be our special guest speaker at our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Monday, May 6th. In his presentation, Mark will be answering the first two questions EVERY real estate investor should be asking when evaluating a potential deal:

  1. “How much can I acquire this house for?”
  2. and more importantly… “How much can I sell it for?”

As an investor, having accurate comparable sales data AND KNOWING WHAT TO DO WITH IT is going to affect nearly EVERY aspect of EVERY single deal you ever do. It’s one thing to have access to comps, but if you don’t know how to use that information, it’s not going to do you any good. So Mark is going to show us how to use this data to analyze potential deals the right way.

Mark will also introduce you to Atlanta REIA’s new “REIAComps.com” evaluation system which provides valuation analysis for most homes in the U.S., as well as ongoing training that will help you become a valuation EXPERT in no time.

Mark will show you how to access the BEST comparable sales date in Atlanta and for ALL the major markets across the country WHEREVER you are, all from REIAComps.com!

So come out an join us on Monday, May 6th at 5PM at the Crown Plaza Ravinia where Mark will be sharing his timely message to help Atlanta REIA’s members, friends and followers discover “what you don’t know about comparable data in your market area” so you can evaluate real estate deals more effectively and maximize your profits while minimizing your losses. Get ready for a game changing evening! We hope to see you there!

Mon, May 6th at 3:00 PM @Total Wine & More Perimeter
Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group
with Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaPlease join us for the “Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group” (Rockstars) hosted by Don DeRosa at our “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on Monday, May 6th at 3:00 PM at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W (see map). The Mobile Real Estate Rockstar Group is an educational and networking group for investors who want to leverage mobile technology to become more competitive, profitable investors. You’ll learn how to use the latest apps, tips and techniques to use the information they need, right now, at their fingertips, from anywhere. At 5:00 PM, Total Wine & More will be offering a complimentary wine tasting to all those who attend our meeting and wish to participate. There is NO CHARGE to attend this meeting or the wine tasting for Atlanta REIA Members and guests. Thanks Total Wine & More!

Mon, May 6th 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 with Don DeRosa
5:00 pm: Vendor Vendor Trade Show & Networking Begins
6:00 pm: Have & Wants, There’s an App for That & Announcements
7:10 pm: Networking Break
7:25 pm: Giveaways & Door Prizes
7:30 pm: Market Analysis & Deal Evaluation with Mark Jackson
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. Vendors can Reserve a Table Here. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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

WGC Commercial LendingWGC Commercial Lending – A national full service commercial real estate and business financing company. We provide conventional, bridge, SBA, refinancing/cash-out refinancing, credit lines and construction loans. 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>>

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>>

Simply Amazing Staging AtlantaSimply Amazing Staging Atlanta – We have a proven record of converting those “For Sale” signs into “Sold” signs. We use 5 proven and time tested steps to sell your home in record time.

  • Scott Bowen’s Specialized Services
  • Invest Atlanta
  • Georgia Home Deals
  • Mary Bryant and Associates, Insurance Agency
  • American Family, Robin Mitchell Agency
See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
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Deal or Dud? PLUS…Guest Speaker LaGaylia Applebee shows you where to easily find FREE money!

Come join us this month as Subgroup Leader Leslie Mathis shares with you how to sift and sort your leads so you’ll know whether to pass or play, balk or buy.

  • Real deals and what Leslie did
  • Quick and easy ways to prescreen your deals
  • Bring your leads to the meeting and we’ll structure deals for you!

Last year LaGaylia Applebee saved her clients an average of 40% on their property tax bills!  This month she’ll be showing you how she works her magic.

  • Reduce property taxes on your home, rental properties, vacation home
  • Simple step-by-step method you can use to reduce property taxes yourself
  • Push button services to save you time and money

Led by Cowgirl Leslie Mathis, the WILD WILD WEST Subgroup meets on Monday April 22 at 6:30pm at the Cherokee Cattle Company in Marietta.  Just $5 cash at the door, AtlantaREIA Members attend for free.  Leslie can reached at 678-895-1460 or LeslieMathisMentor@gmail.com.

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Mon, April 1st at 5:00 PM @ Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
with Jay Connner on
Learn to Work Smarter, Not Harder
By Automating Your Real Estate Investment Business

at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia on April 1st
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $15 or Pay $20 at the Door.

Jay ConnerAtlanta REIA is excited to announce that real estate expert and mentor, Jay Conner, will be our keynote speaker at our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Monday, April 1st. Jay has been a full-time Real-Estate Entrepreneur for 10 years in a town with a population of only 40,000 and is still able to produce a seven figure income each year.

At the meeting, Jay will share his secrets on “How to Run a 7-Figure Automated Business in Less Than 10 Hours per Week!” Yes, we are meeting on April Fool’s Day, but this is no joke! Jay will show you how he has built and automated his business for success and how you can too!

Jay Conner is a proven real estate investment leader and private money expert. Without using his own money or credit, Jay maximizes creative methods to buy and sell properties with profits averaging over $50,000 per deal – with little to no risk.

Jay will be sharing some of his “Automated Business” secrets such as:

  • The support team he has in place and the duties they perform which allow him to run his business on automatic without being there.
  • How he uses virtual assistants, the tasks they perform and how they are paid.
  • How he generates over 200 buyer leads per month in his small town.
  • The marketing strategies he uses to get the phone to ring off the hook.
  • How he follows up and keeps track of all his buyers and sellers at any time.
  • How he rehabs houses on automatic
  • All this and so much more!

This is a great opportunity for you to learn from a serious, high volume real estate investor who has managed to create and maintain an annual 7-figure income working only a few hours a week. We hope to see you there!

Mon, April 1st at 3:00 PM @Total Wine & More Perimeter
Meeting Before the Meeting
with Bob Massey

Bob MasseyOn April 1st, I am giving a presentation that you don’t want to miss. We’re going to be talking about the various strategies you can use for pre-foreclosure deals. Not only are we going to be discussing short sales, we’re going to be talking about how to bypass short sales altogether and going straight after buying the note. I’m also going to show why you might be sitting on a goldmine. If you know of anyone or know how to find people with Chase loans that are in default more than 90 days, you NEED to be at this meeting!

Please join us for the “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on Monday, April 1st at 3:00 PM at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W (see map), where your host Bob Massey will discuss these important topics. Join us and bring your own questions, concerns, answers and insights. At 5:00 PM, Total Wine & More will be offering a complimentary wine tasting to all those who attend our meeting and wish to participate. There is NO CHARGE to attend this meeting or the wine tasting for Atlanta REIA Members and guests. Thanks Total Wine & More!

Mon, April 1st 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 with Bob Massey
5:00 pm: Vendor Vendor Trade Show & Networking Begins
6:00 pm: Have & Wants Speed Marketing Session & Announcements
7:25 pm: Giveaways & Door Prizes
7:30 pm: How to Automate Your REI Business with Jay Conner
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. Vendors can Reserve a Table Here. 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>>

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>>

Law Office of Fred P. KrossLaw Office of Fred P. Kross – A law firm specializing residential and commercial real estate closings, short sales, foreclosures, REOs, owner financing, contracts, probate and bankruptcy. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Paces FundingPaces Funding – A direct hard money lender based in Atlanta. We specialize in quickly closing investor rehab loans. Low hassles lead to quicker profits. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Simply Amazing Staging AtlantaSimply Amazing Staging Atlanta – We have a proven record of converting those “For Sale” signs into “Sold” signs. We use 5 proven and time tested steps to sell your home in record time.

  • Scott Bowen’s Specialized Services
  • VIP Protection Inc.
  • Billy’s Steelworks
  • Invest Atlanta
  • American Family Insurance
  • Georgia Home Deals
  • Rock Shukoor
See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
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Who’s Your Coach?

Posted on March 25, 2013 by
Atlanta REIA West Meeting
with Leslie Mathis on March 25th

Leslie MathisHowdy Partners!  Here’s a quick reminder about the Wild Wild West Meeting at 7pm TONIGHT, Monday March 25th, at the Cherokee Cattle Company on Canton Road in Marietta.  Tonight we’re covering some pretty important info that you need to know to catapult your success in your real estate business.  I’m going to let you in on something so obvious that its way too often overlooked.  Being in this business for many years, I am often amused by people that come into real estate excited as can be, only to fizzle out and quit before they even do one deal because they suddenly realize they aren’t going to become wealthy overnight.  Can you name any business or career that you can get involved in that doesn’t require at least some amount of training to be good at it?  Everyone knows you can’t become a doctor without medical school, internships, licensure, etc., right?  Real estate offers opportunities for wealth, lifestyle, and freedom way above that of the average doctor.  So why do so many people mistakenly believe that they can be successful in real estate without training and effort?  Doesn’t that seem absurd when you really stop and think about it?

Now, its definitely true that real estate is the business that most millionaires are made in.  However, just like with any business, trade, craft, or skill, you need to learn the tools, techniques, and systems that will lead you to success.  Then you have to go out and actually apply what you’ve learned to make things happen and create wealth.  It’s not going to happen simply because you’ve decided to get into real estate investing, any more than picking up a basketball will make you play like Michael Jordan.  Speaking of Michael Jordan, he doesn’t just rely on what he knows about basketball and go on that alone—HE HAS A COACH.  His coach guides and directs him and pushes him to be a better player.  His coach sees things about his playing that he can’t see on his own.  His coach helps him to excel and be one of the best.  Is real estate investing any different?  No its not.  The fastest way to success in anything, including real estate, is to work closely with someone that has documented success in that particular area and have them coach and mentor you.  Sounds simple, right?  Well, there’s a bit more to it than that, and that’s what we’re going to discuss in detail tonight.  We’ll cover things like:

  • Do you really need a mentor or coach?
  • How does a mentoring/coaching relationship work?
  • What should you expect from a mentor?
  • What’s the best kind of mentor or coach for you?
  • What are the benefits of working with a coach?
  • What qualities do you need to possess to be successful in working with a coach?

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Wed, Mar 20th @ 6:30 PM – Buford, GA
Atlanta REIA North Meeting Mar 20th
“800 Pound Guerilla Marketing Strategies & Techniques”
with Dustin Griffin
Members can attend at NO CHARGE and Guests for Only $10 at the Door.

Dustin GriffinAre you generating enough motivated buyer and seller leads each month to survive and thrive in today’s competitive real estate market? Are you generating at least 30-50 leads per month from your marketing efforts? If you’re not generating this many leads or more, you should join us for our next Atlanta REIA North Meeting to learn how to generate all the motivated buyer and seller leads you can handle.

Dustin Griffin will be speaking on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:30PM at the Atlanta REIA North Office located at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia on many of the “800 Pound Guerilla Marketing Strategies and Techniques”that  he and other successful real estate investors use to generate a steady flow of leads for their real estate investing businesses. You will learn…

  • What is Marketing?
  • What is Guerilla Marketing?
  • How can one dominate their local market online and offline on a budget?
  • Marketing in 7 Easy Steps
  • Multiple ways to consistently market your business
  • 12 Tips for Search Engine Domination
  • And much more…

Come join us and learn how you too can totally dominate your local competition online and offline with little effort and a relatively low budget using new and traditional marketing techniques, a little creativity and the power of the Internet. And if you want even more marketing training, Dustin will be back on Saturday, April 20th for a full day workshop on “101 Plus Ways to Generate Buyer & Seller Leads”.

Click to view Cruise VideoWIN A CRUISE: All participants who attend the Atlanta REIA North Meeting on March 14th 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.

Late Night Networking at Taco Mac Buford

Taco MacAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA North Meeting (after 9:30 PM), we will be reconvening at the Mall of Georgia located at 3250 Woodward Crossing Blvd in Buford, GA for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. We may arrive late if the Atlanta REIA Meeting runs late. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!

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Mon, March 4th at 5:30 PM @ Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting
with Don DeRosa on
The “New Subject-To” Strategies That Work in Today’s Real Estate Market
at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia on March 4th
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $15 or Pay $20 at the Door.

Don DeRosaJoin us on Monday, March 4th at 5:30PM at the Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting where real estate expert Don DeRosa will share with you, many of the “New Subject-To” strategies, tools and techniques he uses every day to create winning deals for himself as well as his buyers and sellers. Don 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 feverishly 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 for buying and holding pretty houses in today’s market where easy funding is not readily available for real estate investors.

Don will walk you through real deals, step-by-step to demonstrate 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 2013
  • 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 are 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!

And is this is not enough, Don will be back with us on March 23rd & 24th for a two day boot camp called “Making a Fortune Buying Houses with No Money and No Credit” to really drive these points home and give you all the subject-to details you need to succeed in real estate investing. Once you are armed with Don’s training and the tools, you will be able to make this your best year ever!

Mon, March 4th at 3:00 PM @Total Wine & More Perimeter
Meeting Before the Meeting
Real Estate Strategies for a Changing Market
with Gordon Catts & Jim Hitt

Gordon CattsThe Atlanta Metro Area has gone from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market. The market has changed substantially in the last 6-12 months. Hedge Funds are stepping all over each other purchasing foreclosures and are running up the prices. The “courthouse gang” is now being routinely out bid by kids with a cell phone and an iPad who are receiving their bidding instructions from people we never see, who are sitting in front of multiple computer screens hundreds or thousands of miles away from the fray. Listed REO’s are selling above list price. When a new listing hits the market, within 24 hours there are multiple offers and the house is put under contract. With all this excitement going on it’s time to examine other strategies.

Jim HittPlease join us for the “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on Monday, March 4th at 3:00 PM at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W (see map), where your host Gordon Catts will be joined by Jim Hitt to discuss this important topic. Together Jim and Gordon bring years of valuable insight to this topic. Join us and bring your own questions, concerns, answers and insights. At 5:00 PM, Total Wine & More will be offering a complimentary wine tasting to all those who attend our meeting and wish to participate. There is NO CHARGE to attend this meeting or the wine tasting for Atlanta REIA Members and guests. Thanks Total Wine & More!

Mon, March 4th 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 Total Wines & More
5:00 pm: Vendor & Event Setup
5:30 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking
6:00 pm: Announcements, Wholesaling 101 + Haves & Wants
7:15 pm: Networking Break
7:30 pm: “The New Subject-To” 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. Vendors can Reserve a Table Here. 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.
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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Law Office of Fred P. KrossLaw Office of Fred P. Kross – A law firm specializing residential and commercial real estate closings, short sales, foreclosures, REOs, owner financing, contracts, probate and bankruptcy. 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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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Platinum Real EstatePlatinum Real Estate– A full service real estate brokerage that provides a wide range of real estate services including full service property management. We assist our clients in buying residential, commercial and investment properties throughout metro Atlanta. Read More>>

WGC Commercial LendingWGC Commercial Lending – A national full service commercial real estate and business financing company. We provide conventional, bridge, SBA, refinancing/cash-out refinancing, credit lines and construction loans. 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>>

Simply Amazing Staging AtlantaSimply Amazing Staging Atlanta – We have a proven record of converting those “For Sale” signs into “Sold” signs. We use 5 proven and time tested steps to sell your home in record time.

  • Rock Shukoor
  • Air Conditioning Experts, Inc
  • American Family Insurance
  • Invest Atlanta
  • Alexandra Spollen
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Rock ShukoorHi there, Partners!  Yee-haw, I just have to share with you an absolutely fabulous opportunity we have coming up for you next Monday at Wild Wild West subgroup of Atlanta REIA.  Our guest speaker has over ten years experience as a real estate investor, consultant, mentor, and coach.  He has done phenomenally well in the business, has a servants heart, and a winning attitude.  I call him “The King of Marketing”, because he has extraordinary talents in marketing, which he uses very effectively to build and run his real estate business (can you say “Empire”?!!).  

Come join us on Monday, February 25th at 6:30 pm at the The Cherokee Cattle Company as Rock Shukoor shares with us how he finds CA$H buyers for his real estate deals.  Rock wholesales a lot of properties consistently, and in order for him to do this, he has to have the cash buyers to wholesale them to, right?  Come get a rare inside peek at Rock’s business, one of the most successful real estate investing businesses I know of.  Rock will show us just how he goes about getting these cash buyers to come out of the woodwork and raise their hands to say, “Yes, I want those houses!”  Duplicate his methods and get cash rolling in to your bank account ASAP!  

If you want more CA$H coming to you in 2013, it just makes great good common cowboy sense to be there Monday night, doesn’t it?  Mark your calendar now—Giddy-up on over and join the posse Monday night, February 25 at 6:30pm at the Cherokee Cattle Company in Marietta. See you there!  Until then, Happy Trails!

Admission to Wild Wild West is FREE for all AtlantaREIA Members, and just $5 per Guest.  In order to keep our meeting space free, we request that you order food and drink to support the restaurant.  And don’t forget-Late Night Networking immediately follows the meeting-stay with us, order you up a drink, and chat with Rock and other investors.  This is a great time to really connect with people that will help your business to grow – don’t miss out! Read More→

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