What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA – Week of August 8, 2011

Posted on August 8, 2011 by

What's Happening at Atlanta REIAWe have another great week of networking at educational opportunities at Atlanta REIA this week! We have an investor round table on Wednesday a the Creative Financing Group. On Thursday, we have a Haves & Wants deal making meeting, a Small Business Group meeting on internet privacy and the Atlanta REIA South Meeting on determining property values. Come join us!

Wednesday, August 10th @ 6:30 PM
Creative Financing Group Meeting
Investor Round Table Discussion

Creative Financing Group (CFG)For our August meeting we’re going to have a round table discussion about what is and what isn’t working in today’s local market.Come to network, mastermind, share your stories, ideas, strategies, contacts, concerns, etc. with other like-minded investors.Your business can only be GREATLY IMPROVED by networking and masterminding with other investors!

If you’re a newbie, what a great opportunity to get ideas from those who have been there and done that! If you haven’t done a deal this year, or ever, you don’t want to miss this meeting! There hasn’t been, and may never again be a better time to buy houses than right now! Let’s use every resource we have to take advantage of this market while we can!

If you have something to sell, lease, or give away bring it to the table and let’s discuss it. If you have a need, money, tenants, property, too much money, a partnership, a problem property, etc. let’s talk about it. Someone may be able to help you out. Come and join us, listen, learn, take notes, ask questions, then get out there and take action!

Mark DurhamThe Creative Financing Group 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 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. This meeting is open to everyone and is FREE for Atlanta REIA Members with a valid Atlanta REIA Membership Card. There is a $5.00 cash fee for non-members and guests. The restaurant provides us with a private meeting room with the understanding that we will purchase food and beverages. We also ask that you tip the wait staff generously for good service.

Thursday, August 11th @ 1:30 PM
Haves & Wants Meeting

Haves and Wants Weekly Meeting for Real Estate Deal MakersHaves and Wants is a weekly investor’s networking, 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. If you are a real estate player or want to be, this is one meeting you don’t want to miss! Read more→

Thursday, August 11th @ 3:30 PM
Small Business Group Meeting
on “Social Networking & Identity Theft”

Small Business GroupSocial networking sites have exploded in popularity in recent years, as it provides a fun, convenient way to remain connected with friends and family, and also provides a novel avenue for corporations to connect with consumers. However, organizations must be well-versed in the underlying risks of this form of communication, and should proactively approach management of these sites from both a security and employee usage standpoint. Do you know the 5 different types of Identity Theft? Do you know who’s plugging into your business? Learn more at the Small Business Group on Thursday, August 11th at 3:30 PM at the 5 Seasons Brewing at 5600 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA (map). The Small Business Group is a educational subgroup, hosted by Karen Bershad, that is designed to help real estate entrepreneurs and other small business owners run their business more efficiently, profitably and this month, more safely!

Thursday, August 11th @ 6:30 PM
Atlanta REIA South Meeting
on “Determining Property Values in Today’s Market” with Gordon Catts

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

At this month’s Atlanta REIA South Meeting, Gordon Catts will be discussing what constitutes a comp, how to quickly determine a property’s value as well as providing valuable resources to help you find comparables. We will be discussing…

  • What is a comp?
  • Where can I find Comparable sales information?
  • What Resources can I find online?
  • What free information is available?
  • What Public information is available from Public Records?
  • What subscription services are available?
  • What other resources should I be familiar with?

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. We hope you will come out and eat, network, learn and have fun with us!

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