Atlanta REIA Meeting Updates

Big Bucks in Bankruptcy

Posted on June 27, 2012 by

Are you tired of searching the MLS for REOs and then getting into a bidding war with other investors or having the properties sold before you can even get your offer submitted? “Stupid money” is back in the market. Are you tired of seeing properties going for 20+% over listed price because of multiple offers? Tired of no/low equity deals where you have to wrestle with the bank to do a short sale?  Tired of watching the lender sell the same property at the courthouse steps for less than your short sale offer? If so, you might want to consider other purchase options.

Mathew LettichAtlanta REIA is pleased to announce that Attorney Matthew Lettich will join us at the new Active Investors Group on July 2nd at 3:00 PM at the “meeting-before-the-meeting” to share his insider secrets of investing in bankruptcy properties. We will discuss the different types of bankruptcy as well as the various opportunities and pitfalls.  We will discuss how to locate prospects and create opportunities in this little known area of investing.

Matthew Lettich is a practicing Attorney whose area of practice is primarily involved in bankruptcy representing both debtors and creditors. Mathew is affiliated with John J. McManus & Associates, PC. Their main office is located in Tucker, however Matthew is fairly well known in Gwinnett County since he has spent most of the last three and a half years practicing in the field of bankruptcy in Lawrenceville, where they currently have a satellite office. 

 The Active Investors Group is a new educational and networking group, led by Gordon Catts, that meets once per quarter at 3:00 PM in the private meeting room at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W in Atlanta, GA before the Main Atlanta REIA Meeting. Gordon will be showcasing various, lesser known real estate investing niches so you locate profitable deals that have not been picked over by the hoard of investors entering or re-entering the market.

Total Wine & MoreAt 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.

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Atlanta REIA 2nd Annual Vendor Trade Show & 2 Year Anniversary Celebration
Monday, July 2, 2012@ 5:00 PM
Members are FREE! Guests Can RSVP Online for $10 or $20 at the Door

Attention Atlanta REIA Members, friends, followers and guests,

2nd Annual Atlanta REIA Vendor Trade ShowThe Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance is very excited to announce that on Monday, July 2nd at 5:00 PM, we will be having our 2nd Annual Atlanta REIA Vendor Trade Show to celebrate our 2 Year Anniversary. We will be meeting at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites located at 111 Perimeter Center West in Dunwoody, GA.

This trade show and celebration is all about YOU, our members, business members, local speakers, trainers and subgroup leaders who have supported us throughout out very successful second year! There 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 can RSVP Online for $10 (or pay $20 at the door) and have a very exciting line up.

THIS MONTH’S GUEST SPEAKERS

Dustin GriffinDustin Griffin will be updating 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, member’s benefits and more!

Joe ThompsonJoe Thompson will be hosting a 60 minute Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session 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.

Don DeRosaDon DeRosa is going to show you how to simplify the rehab process by using the iPad and show you exactly what apps he uses to get the best prices and to ensure you don’t get taken advantage of by your contractor. Whether you are wholesaling or holding a property, identifying the rehab cost can be one of the most difficult tasks a new investor can face. Even a small miscalculation could mean the difference between making a profit or doing real estate as a hobby. Don will walk you through a complete inspection so you won’t miss a thing. Don’t miss this exciting display of today’s latest technology.

Bob MasseyBob Massey is going to be talking about how to legally flip PRETTY houses with 25% profit margins by taking advantage of widespread banker fraud throughout the process. He will be covering how the United States financial system is set up and how they take advantage of homeowners. Their shenanigans have opened up an awesome but little known opportunity for investors to help out a huge number of underwater homeowners AND make some serious money. He will be explaining it all and taking your questions.

Robert WoodruffRobert Woodruff, President of the Charleston REIA, retired at 32 years of age with $6,000 dollars in monthly passive income. Robert now spends his time traveling the world with his family, speaking nationally, and filming videos on financial freedom and quality of life. Robert will be sharing his specialized knowledge on low-risk cash flowing investments and how to control property without the need for ownership. Learn how to retire early and control property without ownership with Robert’s specialized knowledge.

Russ HinerRuss Hiner is going to talk about three different marketing methods you can use in order to get high quality leads consistently coming to you. You will then be able to cherry pick the properties to make deals. Join Russ on July 2 and pick up just another couple of tools so that you feel better about where you’re going in today’s real estate market. You’ll receive practical tools that are going to allow you to get much better at marketing and understanding what marketing is all about.

Chris LittletonChris Littleton will be discussing the option of hiring a property manager vs. do-it-yourself property management. He will address common landlord issues, how to stay out of court and take questions from the audience. Chris is a licensed Realtor; his team currently manage 560+ homes in 18 metro Atlanta counties. If you’re buying property to hold – you won’t want to miss this valuable information.

MEETING AGENDA FOR JULY 2, 2012
3:00 pm: Active Investors Group at Total Wine & More
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: Q & A Sessions with Local REI Experts
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking at Tilted Kilt Perimeter
Just a Few of the Vendors in Attendance
  • Robert Woodruff Investing
  • Goldmine Properties, Inc.
  • Air Conditioning Experts, Inc.
  • Scott Bowen’s Specialized Services
  • C. Brown Property Management
  • Advanta IRA Administration, LLC
  • Simply Amazing Staging
  • AquaGuard Foundation Solutions
  • Allgood Pest Solutions
  • More to be posted soon!
  • Get Listed Here!
*NEW MEMBER SPECIAL!
Individuals Can Join Atlanta REIA for Only $75 for 1st Year & Add a Partner for $25 More!

You can Join Atanta REIA as a Silver Member on July 2nd only for $75 (Save $25) for your 1st year. You can also add a spouse, partner, significant other or adult child for only $25 extra (Save another $25).

You can Join Atlanta REIA as a Gold Member on July 2nd only for $250 (Save $50) for your 1st year which is good for two people (spouse, partner, significant other or adult child).

Click here for more information on Atlanta REIA Individual & Couples Memberships.

*NEW BUSINESS MEMBER SPECIAL!
Businesses Can Join Atlanta REIA for Only $125 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 yet, now is your chance to join as a Business Member and save big!

You can Join Atanta REIA as a Silver Business Member now through July 2nd for only $125 (Save $25) for your 1st year. You can also add a partner for only $25 extra (Save another $25).

You can Join Atlanta REIA as a Gold Business Member now through June 2nd for $300 (Save $50) for your 1st year which is good for two business partners.

Click here for more information on Atlanta REIA Business Memberships.

Would you like to be a vendor at our July 2nd Atlanta REIA Meeting & Trade Show? Sign up for a Vendor Table Now! Gold Members can reserve a vendor table for $50, Silver Members for $60 and Non-Members and guests for $85. RSVP Now and join us at our July 2nd Vendor Trade Show and 2 Year Anniversary Celebration!
Register Now!

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

Monday, July 2nd @ 3:00 PM in Atlanta, GA
The Meeting-Before-The-Meeting
Big Bucks in Bankruptcy
with Attorney Matthew Lettich

Mathew LettichAtlanta REIA is pleased to announce that Attorney Matthew Lettich will join us at the new Active Investors Group on July 2nd at 3:00 PM at the “meeting-before-the-meeting” to share his insider secrets of investing in bankruptcy properties. We will discuss the different types of bankruptcy as well as the various opportunities and pitfalls. We will discuss how to locate prospects and create opportunities in this little known area of investing.

The Active Investors Group is a new educational and networking group, led by Gordon Catts, that meets once per quarter at 3:00 PM in the private meeting room at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W in Atlanta, GA before the Main Atlanta REIA Meeting. Gordon will be showcasing various, lesser known real estate investing niches so you locate profitable deals that have not been picked over by the hoard of investors entering or re-entering the market.

Total Wine & MoreAt 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.

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Most savvy real estate investors and business owners agree that the bulk of their business relies on effective marketing to produce a steady flow of leads. But what happens when you learn to market well and your phone starts ringing at all hours, day or night? What’s next?

The next step is to capture information from those callers so that you can follow-up with them and convert them from “suspects” into real “prospects”. When a potential customer calls, you can have a pre-recorded message that informs them about your business and urges them to leave a brief voice mail message. You can also allow them to press “0” to speak to a live person 24/7 who can capture more useful information rather than just a name, number and brief message.

Eric ShurkeEric Shurke, of Voice Nation, will be our special guest speaker at the Atlanta REIA North Meeting on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, in Buford, GA. Eric will be talking about how successful real estate investors leverage automated voice mail systems and live answering specialists to capture leads 24/7 effortlessly so they can work smarter and not harder to earn more money.

Eric will discuss: Read More→

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Dear Atlanta REIA Business Members:

On July 2nd, Atlanta REIA will be celebrating our 2 Year Anniversary with our 2nd Annual Vendor Trade Show. We have rented all 3 ballrooms at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites for the event. This event will be similar to the mini trade show we do each month, it will just be BIGGER and we will have a lot more time dedicated to networking with vendors. More details are coming soon.

We are offering vendor tables this week only for $40 for Gold Business Members, $50 for Silver Business Members and $75 for Guests. Next week these prices will go up by $20 or more depending on your membership type. Please reserve a table ASAP to not only get the best rate, but to get listed in all of our forthcoming emails for the event.

Register Now!

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Mon, June 4th @ 5:30 PM – Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on June 4, 2012
Members are FREE! Guests Can RSVP Online for $15 or $20 at the Door
Never Step Into a Bank Again!
And Buy All the Houses You Will Ever Need to Become Independently Wealthy!
with Special Guest, Larry Harbolt

Are You A New Investor Who Doesn’t Know Where To Start? Or, An Old Salt Who Can’t Find Deals – Or You Can’t Find Cheap Enough Money to Buy Properties?

Larry HarboltThe Truth is many investors only know one way to buy property… with Cash. And now that banks are not lending to just anyone, where do investors turn? The investor today is likely dead in the water unless they know how to Buy with Creative Owner Financing and learn how to Sell with Creative Owner Financing. Larry Harbolt has over 30-plus years of experience doing just that. That is why he has been called the Master at teaching how to buy houses with No Money and No Credit using Creative Owner Financing.

Larry will be with us at our Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting on June 4th and again for a full-day Saturday Training Workshop on June 9th for what could prove to be a career changing and life altering event for you, your family and your business.

How would you like to be able to buy 3 to 6 properties a month without using your own credit or any real money? What would that do for your lifestyle if you could churn out 5, 10 to 25 houses a year making money – helping others get started? All it takes is the proper training and the dedication to get the job done. That is exactly what Larry will do for you. Larry is going to show you how to:

  • Learn How to Wholesale at Lightning Speed = Pay off Debts & Stable Cash Flow!
  • Learn How to Buy Properties Without Banks! = No Credit and No Money
  • Learn How to Become Wealthy Owning Properties That Are Paid Off in 8.3 Years!
  • Learn How to Create Non Recourse Financing and Never Gamble Again!
  • Learn How to Sell at Lightning Speed! Don’t Be a Puppet to a Bankers Whim!
  • Learn How to Become Wealthy and Be Done in 3-5 Years!
This Month’s Mini-Session Topics & Guest Speakers

Karen Bershad“New Member Orientation” is a mini-session hosted by Karen Bershad that is designed to introduce our new members (and guests interested in become a member) to our organization and show them multiple ways they can get involved, get connected and get educated. Come learn more about our website, meetings, networking events, workshops, webcasts, replays and more!

Dustin Griffin“What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA” is a mini-session hosted by Atlanta REIA Executive Director, 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, member’s benefits and more!

Don DeRosa“There’s an App for That” is a fun new mini-session dedicated to updating you on some of the latest and greatest applications or “apps” for your iPad, iphone or Droid smartphones and tablets for both business and personal use. We want to help you become a high-tech, mobile real estate entrepreneur and this month, Don DeRosa is going to help you do just that!

Joe Thompson“Have’s & Wants Speed Marketing” is 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 the meeting early and get on the speed marketing list if you want to participate.

Meeting-Before-The-Meeting at Total Wine & More Perimeter
The Foreclosure & Short Sale Group

Bob MasseyThe Short Sale & Foreclosure Group (SSF), hosted by Bob Massey, will have it’s quarterly meeting on Monday, June 4th at 3 PM in a private meeting room at Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W (see map). The Short Sale & Foreclosure Group is a educational and networking group that meets once per quarter to discuss how to invest in houses that are behind on payments, in foreclosure, are going to auction soon or have already been foreclosed upon. Atlanta REIA Members and first time guests can attend this meeting at NO Charge. Read more→

Late Night Networking at Tilted Kilt Perimeter

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!

*Meeting Agenda for June 4, 2012
3:00 pm: Foreclosure & Short Sale Subgroup at Total Wines & More
5:00 pm: Vendor & Event Setup for Main Meeting
5:30 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking in the Lobby
5:30 pm: New Member Orientation, Updates & There’s an App for That
6:30 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Networking Break
7:30 pm: Main Topic with Larry Harbolt
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 Tradeshow in which you can come out and meet many of our participating business members who help sponsor our meeting. It’s not to late to sponsor this meeting. Thanks again sponsors!

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→

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→

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

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→

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→

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→

Scott Bowen’s Specialized Services

C. Brown Property Management & Investments LLC

Angel Oak Funding

Goldmine Properties, Inc.

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

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Beginning Investors Group (BIG)How can you sell a house before you’ve ever purchased it? Well technically you can’t since you don’t own or control it yet, but the point is the property can be as “good as sold” before you ever buy it by having a ready, willing and able buyer already lined up and ready to go. Perhaps you’ve been hearing a lot of buzz lately about “reverse wholesaling” lately. It is really nothing new… it just means finding the buyer first and then finding the buyer a house rather than finding a house first, putting it under contract and then finding a buyer. Basically your buyer(s) tell you what the type of property they are looking for and you go find it for them. This makes sense right?

Rock ShukoorA big part of having the house “sold” before you buy is having an active buyers list of ready, willing and able buyers such as wholesalers, rehabbers, landlords, tenant/buyers, first time home buyers, etc. This month at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG), Rock Shukoor, leader of the I Love Marketing Group is going to share the online and offline tips and tricks that he uses to build his various buyers lists and keep them current.

Rock will teach you…

  • How To build a buyers list using social media such as Facebook
  • Why social media is important to an investor
  • How to set up an automated system for your social media marketing
  • The ins and outs of mobile media marketing

Register Now for the Beginning Investors Group

Social media is something 2 out of 3 people use today. Register to attend BIG on Wednesday May 23, to know how to put this powerful media to work for you. People with tickets will receive Rock’s E-book “Go Mobile Now or Die”. This is definitely a BIG meeting you don’t want to miss!

I look forward to seeing you at BIG on Wednesday May 23, 6:30pm at Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe at 5920 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

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Russ HinerOprah Winfrey knows about a $40 Billion Dollar niche, and Russ Hiner has the Insider’s Secrets on how you can get your piece of the pie! Ever wondered what happens to the all of the money at a foreclosure sale when there’s a bid over the amount of the mortgage? What about when there’s an over bid at the tax sale-where do those funds go? Russ will show us where there’s money that’s FREE for the customer, and abundant for you.

Russ is speaking at Atlanta REIA West on coming Monday, April 21st. Here’s what you’ll learn at this very special evening:

  • Where to find this $40 Billion Dollar niche that the Government is not entitled to.
  • These funds are called “surplus funds”, “overages”, “excess funds”, even “unclaimed tax sale funds”.
  • Why the Government calls it “escheating” when they take this money into their accounts!
  • Gain an understanding of how this simple process works
  • Where to find your share of this specialty niche
  • Where and how to find who this money rightfully belongs to.
  • How to talk to the prospects who are entitled to receive funds—so you can convert them into your customers
  • Learn how to counsel your customers to give them their money, so you can get paid
  • Learn how to build credibility for yourself… quickly
  • Where to find the resources to get this done for you, so you can cash checks over and over again!

There are 12 only competitors in the USA. It is not just here in Georgia — It’s in ALL 50 states! If you could use some money flowing in on a consistent basis, you don’t want to miss this. Mark your calendars NOW to join us on Monday, May 21st at The Cherokee Cattle Company in Marietta. Dinner and networking, at 6:30 PM, program starts at 7 PM. See you there!

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Mountain REIAMountain REIA is a new REIA being formed by Gordon Catts and Richard Benthal that will be meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM at the Golden Corral located at 2025 Market Place Blvd in Cumming, Georgia. This group is an educational and networking group that brings in local, active investors and to provide information and education in a low or no-sales environment. This group is open to everyone.  

Jim HittThe speaker for the first Mountain REIA Meeting on June 5th will be Jim Hitt, President of American IRA, LLC. Self Directed IRA’s allow an individual to manage their own retirement accounts and receive favorable treatment under the US Tax Code. Self Directed IRA’s allow individuals to fund certain real estate endeavors and make Private Mortgage Loans. Come join local real estate investors to network, share information, and interact with local and regional experts. Please be prepared to patron the restaurant, enjoy the networking, and the outstanding information!

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Joe ThompsonJoe Thompson will be speaking on the current chaos in the mortgage market as well as quiet title at the Small Business Group on May 10th, 2012 at 3:30 PM at 5 Seasons Brewing at 5600 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA (map). Joe will discuss…

  • Quiet Title – What is it?
  • Banking & Mortgages – What Happened?
  • Opportunity for Underwater Home Owners
  • What’s in it for me?

The Atlanta REIA Small Business Group (SBG) is an educational and networking designed to help real estate entrepreneurs and other small business owners run their business more efficiently and profitably so they can survive and thrive in today’s ever changing economy. This group meets once per quarter on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 3:30 PM.

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Mon, May 7th @ 3:00 PM – Total Wine & More Atlanta
The Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group
Is the “Meeting-Before-the-Meeting”

This Month with Don DeRosa
(with FREE WINE TASTING!)

Don DeRosaPlease join us at our very first “Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group” (Rockstars) hosted by Don DeRosa at our “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on May 7th at 3:00 PM in a private meeting room 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 (think: iPad, smartphone, Tablet and other mobile devices) to become more competitive, profitable investors. Instead of playing Angry Birds, this group shares the latest apps, tips and techniques to use the information they need, right now, at their fingertips, from anywhere.

At the inaugural meeting of the Rockstars, Don will cover the basics of the iPad and iPhone and how he uses them in his investing business, from taking a lead to evaluating the deal, he’ll show the apps he uses to see if it’s a deal worth looking at, so he doesn’t waste his time driving out to a deal he’ll never buy. Then he’ll ask the group to share their favorite apps for doing business, or ones they just can’t live without. With over 11.8 million iPads and 35.1 million iPhones, plus millions of smart phones and other devices like the Amazon Kindle taking ‘fire,’ you’d better know how to use mobile devices in your business, or you’ll be left behind.

Total Wine & MoreAt 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 7th @ 5:30 PM – Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on May 7, 2012
Members are FREE! Guests Can RSVP Online for $15
Or pay $20 at the Door
“Discover Powerful Internet Marketing Strategies Specifically Designed for Real Estate Investors to Generate More Leads, More Deeds, More Cash & Equity!”
with Special Guest, Duncan Wierman

Duncan WiermanDuncan Wierman is an Atlanta REIA Business Member, a full time investor in Greenville, SC and a Internet Marketing Wizard. His business revolves around using automated systems so he can do less work and make more money buying, selling and holding real estate more efficiently. He uses Internet Marketing and automated Internet systems for attracting buyers, sellers, and investors that have allowed him to do as many as 300 deals a year without leaving his desk! Duncan is going to teach you his secret methods on how you can Buy 1, 2, 5 or even 10+ houses or more per month, snatching houses up fast and selling them for huge profits within hours, without risk and without leaving your home! If this sounds too good to be true, there is even more… Join us at the meeting and Duncan is going to teach you how to…

  • Attract dozens of desperate, motivated sellers so you can cherry pick the hottest deals
  • Uncover hidden bargain deals on the Internet at record breaking speed
  • Buy properties below 65 cents on the dollar and then sell them within 1 hour
  • Turn your business into a system that makes you over $32,756.32 a month, each and every month
  • Set up a system that can “sniff out” hidden properties that virtually no one knows even exist
  • Use automatic “bots” to work for you day and night, bringing you qualified customers and hot deals
  • Get your phone ringing off the hook with people begging you to use their money to fund your deals
  • Get insane real estate profits even if you’re holding down a day job and have no time to yourself
  • Boost your credibility with sellers, even if you’re new to real estate investing
  • Create a HUGE list of investors who want to be notified FIRST and will be begging to buy your houses
  • Market, buy, sell, and/or assign property online, to make MILLIONS in cash and equity from home

This Month’s Mini-Session Topics & Guest Speakers

Karen Bershad“New Member Orientation” is a mini-session hosted by Karen Bershad that is designed to introduce our new members (and guests interested in become a member) to our organization and show them multiple ways they can get involved, get connected and get educated. Come learn more about our website, meetings, networking events, workshops, webcasts, replays and more!

Dustin Griffin“What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA” is a mini-session hosted by Atlanta REIA Executive Director, 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, member’s benefits and more!

Don DeRosa“There’s an App for That” is a fun new mini-session dedicated to updating you on some of the latest and greatest applications or “apps” for your iPad, iphone or Droid smartphones and tablets for both business and personal use. We want to help you become a high-tech, mobile real estate entrepreneur and this month, Don DeRosa is going to help you do just that!

Ben RaoNew Benefits & Discounts for MembersBen Rao, President of the Community Buying Group will be showing Atlanta REIA Members how to take full advantage of many new member benefits and discounts from companies such as Lowes, Sears, Sherwin Williams, Office Max, Sunbelt Rentals, Spring and more!

Joe Thompson“Have’s & Wants Speed Marketing” is 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 the meeting early and get on the speed marketing list if you want to participate.

Late Night Networking at Tilted Kilt Perimeter (FOOD SPECIALS!)

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!

*Meeting Agenda for May 7, 2012
3:00 pm: Mobile Real Estate Investor Subgroup at Total Wines & More
5:00 pm: Vendor & Event Setup for Main Meeting
5:30 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking in the Lobby
5:30 pm: New Member Orientation, Updates & There’s an App for That
6:00 pm: New Discounts & Benefits for Members with Ben Rao
6:30 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Networking Break
7:20 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways
7:30 pm: Main Topic with Duncan Wierman
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 Tradeshow in which you can come out and meet many of our participating business members who help sponsor our meeting. It’s not to late to sponsor this 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→

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→

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 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→

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→

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→

Commercial Realty ExpertsCommercial Realty Experts – Our Team utilizes the latest information technologies, market research, and business strategies to move real estate quickly, or satisfy your particular buying needs. Read More→

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Real Estate Works 4 UIt’s that time of year again, when all the property tax bills are mailed out, we receive and open them, and are absolutely shocked to find that the “values” the tax appraiser has on them are way, way higher than what we know we can sell the properties for.  Then we look at the amount owed for the year for property taxes and groan, knowing we need to check to see if our rental rates will cover that amount for the year.  At the very least we know its money out of our pockets and into the government’s, when we did all the work to buy and rehab the property, then locate a (hopefully) decent tenant who will pay the rent payment on time.  It doesn’t seem quite fair to be overtaxed on property that the assessor values too high for today’s market, does it?  What can we do about this though?  I believe we all want to keep as much of our hard-earned money on our property investments as we possibly can, without the government getting more than their fare share, right?

LaGaylia ApplebyWe’ve all heard “You can’t fight City Hall”.  Well, this isn’t exactly all true.  Please join us Monday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Road, Marietta, GA (map), where we are pleased to host our very special guest speaker, LaGaylia Appleby of Real Estate Works 4 U!  LaGaylia works diligently to lower property taxes for both homeowners and real estate investors across Atlanta.  She’s got many tips and techniques to share with us on how we can go about lowering our property taxes legally, ethically, and honestly.  By working within the laws and guidelines of our government agencies, she’s been able to save me well over $1,000 on just two properties!  I think I’ll go to the beach with that money (I can already hear the waves)!  What will you do with the money you save by joining us Monday evening at the West Meeting of Atlanta REIA?  Read More→

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Ben RaoAre you running your business or it is running you?  Are you doing everything you can to build a brand, leveraging technology, network effectively and save money? On Monday, May 7th at the Main Atlanta REIA Meeting for May 2012, Ben Rao, President of the Community Buying Group, will be discussing many of the new Member Benefits available to Atlanta REIA Members through our new relationship with the Community Buying Group. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up new ideas on doing business better and how to save money on products and services you may already be using.

There are no programs to buy since these benefits are already included in your paid Atlanta REIA Membership. Join Ben at the meeting and learn…

  • See how other Real Estate Investors and Landlords are putting more money in to their deals by saving money on materials, services and products they use everyday
  • Tools and Tips to expand your sphere of influence and network more effectively with other RE Investors locally and nationwide
  • Showcase your business or services to other RE investors in your Community
  • Learn how to use technology to do business better
  • Learn the importance of building your brand and see tools to build your own brand.

Come hear about these incredible benefits that are now included in your Atlanta REIA Membership.  You now have access to more tools to help you save you both time and money.  We also will show you how you can get bigger discounts at Lowe’s, Sun Belt Tool Rentals, Sherwin Williams, Sears Commercial, Sprint /Nextel, Rent Fast, Build a Sign and another dozen suppliers.

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