What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA – Week of July 25, 2011Posted on July 25, 2011 by
Atlanta REIA Members and Guests like to get together often to eat, drink, learn, network and have fun and this week is no exception! This week we have many educational and networking special interest groups that take place at lunch or dinner time. Come out and join us and let us help you take you real estate investing to the next level and beyond!
Do 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 West 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?
The Atlanta REIA West monthly meeting is an Atlanta REIA Subchapter led by Leslie Mathis that is held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company restaurant located at 2710 Canton Road in Marietta, GA. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE and guests for $5.00. Show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. Buying your own meal is optional but highly recommended and greatly appreciated since the Cherokee Cattle Company allows us to use their meeting room. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the event. Read more→
The Note Buyers Group an Atlanta REIA educational and networking subgroup led by Tom Boyer that is designed to teach real estate investors how to buy and sell the mortgage notes that secure a property rather than buying the property itself. The group’s goal is to transact deals within the group and increase our professionalism through education in a changing credit market. The agenda for this month’s meeting is (1) Haves/Wants, (2) Notes for Sale – Bring yours for analysis, (3) Smaller investment amount opportunities and (4) Strategies using seller financing to buy/sell properties.
The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Olive Garden located at 2467 Cobb Parkway SE in Smyrna about 1/2 mile from I-285. If you are a new investor, this is a great opportunity to pick up pointers on what to do and what not to do when investing in notes. Atlanta REIA Members can attend at no charge. Read more→
The Atlanta REIA Beginning Investors Group (BIG) is a new educational and networking special interest group for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again. BIG will be hosted by Alan McDonald, who will be bringing in local real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in our ever changing economy and real estate market. The entire purpose of this group is to help new investors get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal.
At our first BIG Meeting on July 27th at 6:30 PM at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, one of our favorite local and national real estate experts, Don DeRosa, will be talking about goal setting and what you need to be doing to get your first profitable real estate deal.
BIG is a “dinner” group and we kindly request that you buy dinner since 5 Seasons allows us to use their meeting room at no charge. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the meeting for discussion. Read more→
“How to Find Private Money Lenders” (Part 3)
Get an Appointment with a Lender in Minutes
This month’s Cash Cow Commercial Group Meeting, on Thursday, July 28th at 11:30 AM, is Part 3 of a 7 part series on “How to Find Private Money” to fund your commercial and residential real estate deals.In Part 1, Steve Brown covered how to discover private lender leads a the courthouse. In Part 2, he covered how to structure your deal before you present it to your potential lender. In Part 3 this month, Steve is going to show you how to talk with people you meet, pre-screen them quickly and how to talk to them for a minute or two to get an appointment with them to talk about your deal and getting the money. Steve is going to give you a script and show you how he used his business cards to generate lender interest and get appointments. If you need private money to fund your deals, this is yet another excellent meeting that you don’t want to miss!
The Cash Cow Commercial Real Estate Group is a new educational and networking subgroup led by Steve Brown for new, intermediate and advanced investors with a serious interest in purchasing commercial real estate. The group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 11:30 AM at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) just prior to the Haves & Wants Meeting. Read more→
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→
Local Investor and mentor, Russ Hiner, will be teaching his “Nuclear Negotiation Tactics” at our next Main Atlanta REIA Monthly Meeting on August 1st at 5:30 PM. Russ recently did a similar presentation at our Atlanta REIA West Meeting and the response and feedback was so overwhelming, we decided to have Russ come teach our entire membership at the Main Meeting. Join us on Monday and you will learn powerful tools, tips and techniques to negotiate your way to success in your business and personal life.
We negotiate every day of our lives whether you realize it or not. In fact, Russ will teach you many of the powerful, persuasive techniques that OTHERS have used on YOU to get YOU to pay to much for products and services in the past. Come join us and you will learn…
- Stop leaving money on the table when you negotiate
- Real life strategies for today’s fast track negotiations
- Understand why you might hate to negotiate
- Learn subtle yet powerful persuasion techniques
- STOP living in fear when you could negotiate your way to your dreams
- Realize your full potential by unleashing your negotiation power
- Learn where your power in negotiation comes from
- What should you concede in the first round of negotiations
- Get a taste of what your life could be when you become an expert negotiator
- and much more!
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting – August 1st
The Atlanta REIA Main Meeting will be held at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites (formerly the W Hotel Perimeter) located at 111 Perimeter Center West (map) in Atlanta across the street from Perimeter Mall. Because of the summer heat, the dress code this month will be “beach casual”, so put on your Hawaiian shirt, shorts and flip flops and come join us! This is our Main Atlanta REIA Meeting for the month of August, so don’t miss it! Members can attend for FREE and guests only $10.
Members and guests can arrive early at 5:00 PM and mingle in the hotel lobby and lounge with other members and vendors. The Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session which will begin at 6:00 PM. Free parking is available for members and guests in the parking lot conveniently located behind the hotel. Be sure to bring a pen and paper to take lots of notes, plenty of business cards for networking and flyers for marketing your investment properties for sale.
Vendors Attending August Meeting
Halperin Lyman, LLC – Halperin Lyman is 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 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 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→
We will be meeting at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter located at 1155-B Mount Vernon Highway in Atlanta at 9:30 PM for the “meeting-after-the-meeting” and some Late Nite Networking. Lee Budden has made arrangements with the Titled Kilt this month to accommodate up to 50 of our members and guests and offer us some special discounts on select menu items. We hope you will come eat, drink and network with us until late into the nite!