What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA – April 11, 2011

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Atlanta REIA is going very strong thanks to the new energy, creativity and excitement our founding members, new members and guests have brought our group. We are so blessed and thankful to have such active and loyal members, volunteers and guests supporting our group each and every month making it what it is today.

Attendance is up at all of our many monthly meetings and networking events, quality and quantity is up at all of our workshops and webcasts, while cost is low for our membership dues and training events.

Atlanta REIA Membership starts as low as $100 per year. All of our meetings are free for members and some are free for guests while others are only $5 to $10 per meeting for guests. Our business members only pay $50 extra per year for all the marketing and advertising benefits we offer them over and above their regular member benefits.

We’ve kept our price low and the quality and quantity of our benefits high to encourage your participation and support.

We hope you will check us out and attend one of the meetings, workshops or webinars below and make Atlanta REIA your new real estate club. Click here for more information on Joining Atlanta REIA.

What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA

TONIGHT, Tuesday, April 12th @ 7:00 PM

Real Estate Junkie Webcast
Are Land Trusts Dead? Have You Given Up on Short Sales?
Is Your Business Affected by MARS Disclosures?

The Real Estate Junkie Webcast with Kimberlee FrankIf you are counting on the past real estate trends and regulations to help you close deals today, that is enough to put you out of business. The short sale industry is changing and if you don’t change, your short sales deals will fall apart. NO CLOSINGS = NO CA$H. What worked in the past is not working now. What worked in January 2011 is not working now. The only guarantee we have is that change will always continue. It’s scary and often we want to bury our head in the sand and wait until it passes, but that’s not a choice here. We must arm ourselves with education and turn change from our enemy into our friend. Join us Tuesday at 7 PM ET for the Real Estate Junkie Webcast to find out how!

Real Estate Junkie Webcast on Tuesday at 7PM ET
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Webcast is FREE!


Tuesday, April 12th @ 7:00 PM

East Point Subgroup Meeting

East Point Monthly MeetingThe East Point Subgroup takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Giovanna’s Italian Kitchen located at 1375 Virginia Ave in East Point, GA. The meetings will cover many areas of real estate investing and offers many opportunities of participation by all attendees. Atlanta REIA members can attend at no charge.


Wednesday, April 13th @ 6:30 PM

Creative Financing Group Meeting

Creative Financing Group (CFG)The Creative Financing Group (CFG) is a new Atlanta REIA educational and networking subgroup led by Mark Durham that is designed to teach real estate investors Creative Financing Strategies for buying, selling and leasing real estate. The group will cover Creative Financing Strategies such as Owner Financing, Subject-To, Lease Options, Lease Purchase, Partnerships, Self-Directed IRA’s and much more! The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Champps Americana located at 7955 North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, GA. Atlanta REIA Members can attend at no charge and guests for $5.00.


Thursday, April 14th @ 1:30 PM

Haves & Wants Meeting

Haves and Wants Weekly Meeting for Real Estate Deal MakersThis meeting is a weekly investor’s brainstorming and deal making jam session hosted by Joe Thompson and held at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) inside the Perimeter at the “Prado” in Sandy Springs from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. This group is all about doing deals and making money right now.


Thursday, April 14th @ 3:30 PM

Small Business Group Meeting

Small Business GroupThe Small Business Group is a new educational subgroup, hosted by Karen Bershad, that is designed to help real estate entrepreneurs and other small business owners run their business more efficiently and profitably. The group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the 5 Seasons Brewing at the “Prado” located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, GA inside the Perimeter. Our next meeting is on “How to be Organized” in spite of yourself! We will be discussing a more defined time management. Time and space management that works with your personal style. We will cover developing systems and a specialized filing systems for REI’s and time management. Having systems in place is directly related to time management.


Thursday, April 14th @ 6:30 PM

Atlanta REIA South Meeting

Search Engine Optimization & MarketingDustin Griffin, Executive Director of Atlanta REIA, will be attending our South meeting and talking about how you can you can easily establish a strong Internet presence for your business, get your websites, pages and profiles to the top of the major search engines quickly and to generate all the leads you can handle using the power of the Internet. Dustin is going to talk about how to use search engine optimization, search engine marketing, websites, blogging, social networking, social media marketing, social bookmarking, online videos, RSS Feeds and more to totally dominate your local competition online. Come learn what only a select few investors know and are able to pull of so you can become one of them.

Reginald JacksonReggie Jackson, subgroup leader of the Atlanta REIA South, who has been a real estate broker and investor in the metro Atlanta area for 30 years, will give an overview of buying and selling active bank owned properties (real estate owned or REOs) and discuss how you can safely and effectively invest your money in today’s soft real estate market. Reggie will be showing you examples of real deals that can be purchased, held or resold right now in the Atlanta area market. If you’re interested in learning more about profiting from bank owned homes, please attend and ask Reggie how you can too!

Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingThe Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting, run by Reggie Jackson, is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at Ryan’s Restaurant located at 5425 North Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, GA (Map). Please show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. Atlanta REIA Members may attend at no charge. Guests may attend for $5.00. Immediately after the meeting, we will reconvene at the Stockbridge Taco Mac (Map) for Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network, learn and have fun with us!


Saturday, April 16th, 2011 @ 9 AM

Fuller Center Volunteer Workday

The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater AtlantaIt is starting to warm up again outside and Atlanta REIA and the Fuller Center of Atlanta are cranking back up our Saturday Volunteer Workdays on Project Lakewood. We’re looking for volunteers this Saturday and every other Saturday to come out and help us eliminate sub-standard housing for local area residents. We meet at 9:00 AM at 1125 Oak Knoll Terrace SE in Lakewood (Atlanta, GA) and usually work until 3:30 PM. Snacks and beverages are provided and you can bring your own as well. Join us and you will get hands-on experience as we renovate and repair homes for some of Atlanta’s neediest families.


Saturday, April 16th, 2011 @ 10 AM

Determining Property Values Workshop
1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA

Gordon Catts“What is the property worth?” This workshop with Gordon Catts is all about determining accurate property values before you buy so you don’t end up paying to much for an investment property. Sources of “comparable” information will be identified. “As-is Value” will be discussed. We will examine methodology for determining what an investor should pay for a property so you never pay too much! Read More or Register Now…

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Sunday, April 17th @ 6:30 PM

Cashflow Game Night in Suwanee

Atlanta REIA Cash Flow Players GroupCashflow Game Night is a meetup where individuals can learn to take control of their financial future by playing Robert Kiyosaki’s educational Cashflow 101 and Cashflow 202 board games. The Cashflow Players Group meets again on Sunday, April 17th at 6:30 PM at the Suwanee Taco Mac located at 3443 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road in Suwanee, GA (map). Atlanta REIA Members play for FREE. Come eat, drink, play and network with us!


Monday, April 18th @ 11:00 AM

Movers & Shakers Lunch Meeting

Movers & Shakers Monthly Lunch MeetingOn Monday, April 18th, Hurdis Broach with The Barrington Financial Group will be visiting with our group to speak on “Building Business Credit”. Hurdis has been working in the credit industry for over 20 years and has worked with many major lenders, from Bank of America to Well Fargo, in assisting customers who are trying to purchase a home. With over 2500 completed cases in the past 19 years, The Barrington Financial Group has become a leader in the credit consulting industry. They have always been known for their high integrity standards.

Although, Hurdis does not offer building business credit through his company, he has agreed to meet with us for a special meeting to show us the little tricks of the trade that most people are not aware of in building their credit for business. Hurdis has a vast knowledge in the business credit industry. He will be showing us how to start from scratch, and within 12 months or less, be able to build a solid D&B report, allowing the small business owner to have between $75,000 and $100,000 in business retail credit. This information will be extremely valuable in your real estate investing. It could ultimately make the difference in your success or failure of your business. We look forward to seeing you there.

Movers and Shakers is a new educational and networking subgroup led by Gordon Catts for intermediate and advanced investors rather than new investors. The group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at the 5 Seasons Brewing located at 3655 Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta, GA (Map). The doors open at 11:00 AM to order food and network and the program officially starts at 11:30 AM. Atlanta REIA members can attend at no charge and non-members for $5.00.

See our Atlanta REIA Event Calendar for more upcoming events too numerous to mention here.

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