What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA – Week of July 11, 2011Posted on July 10, 2011 by
This week the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA) is celebrating our 1 Year Anniversary our Main Meeting and Vendor Trade Show on Monday, July 11th. We also have several exciting subgroup meetings this week such as the Creative Financing Group on Wednesday as well as Haves & Wants, the Small Business Group and Atlanta REIA South on Thursday.
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The Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance is very excited to announce that on Monday, July 11th at 5:00 PM, we will be having a very special Atlanta REIA Main Meeting & Vendor Trade Show to celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary. We will be meeting at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North located at 7 Concourse Parkway in the Bernstein Ballroom overlooking the hotel pool and patio.
This meeting and celebration is all about YOU, our members, business members, local speakers, trainers and subgroup leaders who have supported us throughout out very successful first year! There will be plenty of opportunities for you to promote yourself, your deals and your business to our other members and guests.
Read More about the July 11th Vendor Trade Show.
This month at our Creative Financing Group (CFG) meeting on Wednesday, July 13th at 6:30 PM at Champps at 7955 North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, GA (map), local real estate expert and subgroup leader Mark Durham will teach you how to increase your cash flow and reduce your maintenance and management hassles on your rental houses using a very powerful technique known as a Lease Option. You’ll learn:
- What a Lease Option is and is not
- Why you should consider using it for your rental properties
- The difference(s) between a Lease Option and a Lease Purchase
- The advantages and disadvantages of using a Lease Option instead of doing a straight rental
- How to get higher than market rent to increase your cash flow
- How to drastically reduce maintenance and management hassles
- How to fill your properties quickly
- How to negotiate with the tenant/buyer
- What to do to avoid future problems
- How to do a Lease Option transaction and the right forms to use
- How to avoid losing money if you go to court
- And much, much more!
The Creative Financing Group is an 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. Atlanta REIA Members can attend at no charge and guests for $5.00.
Haves 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→
Learn about the Do’s & Don’ts for your business in the social media age, specifically for real estate investors, at the Atlanta REIA Small Business Group on July 14th at 3:30 PM at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) in Sandy Springs.
- Some tools make more sense than others, let Jeff Sheehan show you the one’s that make the most sense
- An integrated marketing approach is the most effective way to market your business
- Social media is just one component of an overall marketing strategy
- Social media is not a cure all for your business
- Social media does not always work in producing quantifiable results
- Social media can be a time waster if you let it
- FTF networking is a vital component of whatever marketing you do
- The current profitable customer and/or client is still king!
The 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. Come visit us at the Small Business Group on May 12th at 3:30 pm at the 5 Seasons Brewing at the “Prado” located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, GA inside the Perimeter.
The 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!
Cashflow 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, July 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!
Atlanta’s real estate radio host, columnist, author, and investor John Adams will be our speaker for the Movers and Shakers Meeting on July 18th starting at 11:30 AM at the 5 Seasons Brewery in Alpharetta. John Adams is a full-time investor, broker, and author of multiple books about real estate. He also writes a weekly column for the Sunday real estate section of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and has a weekly call-in radio program on News-Talk Radio 920am WGKA. John will be speaking on his “Top 10 Tips for Georgia Landlords” and how to boost rents, retain tenants and minimize liability.
If you plan on attending this exciting and informative lunch meeting, please be sure to RSVP on Facebook so that we know you are coming so that we can plan accordingly.
Movers and Shakers is an educational and networking group led by Gordon Catts that is designed to meet the interests of 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. The doors open at 11:00 AM and the program officially starts at 11:30 AM. Atlanta REIA members can attend at no charge and non-members for $5.00.