What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA – Week of October 10, 2011

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What's Happening at Atlanta REIAThis week, the Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp resumes with the WordPress Workshop on Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, special guest and Atlanta REIA Business Member, Monte Smith of Entrust Georgia is speaking at the Creative Financing Group. Next Monday, Bob Massey will be speaking at the Movers & Shakers Lunch Meeting.

Tuesday & Thursday, October 11th & 13th @ 7PM ET

WordPress Website & Blogging
Webcast Workshop

October 11th & 13th at 7PM on GoToWebinar.com

WordPressOn Tuesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 13th at 7PM, we are doing our first WordPress Website and Blogging Online Webcast Workshop as part of our Atlanta REIA Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp for 2011. Dustin Griffin will help you setup a WordPress.org Website and Blog in class from start to finish. You will also learn how to use your new WordPress Website and Blog to help manage and automate your Internet Marketing Strategy from any virtually any web-ready device such as a PC, notebook, netbook, iPad, Droid, Smart Phone, etc. Whether you run a real estate investing business or any type of other business, a WordPress Website and Blog will definitely help improve your credibility, marketing efforts, online presence and lead generation. Read more…

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Wednesday, October 12th @ 6:30 PM
Creative Financing Group Meeting
with Monte Smith of Entrust Georgia on
Using an IRA to Invest in Real Estate

Monte SmithThis month at the Creative Financing Group (CFG) meeting on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30 PM at Champps in Alpharetta, Self-Directed IRA expert, Monte Smith of Entrust Georgia, will teach you how to use IRA’s to invest in real estate. Monte will teach you how to use your IRA to buy real estate, how to lend money on real estate deals, how to buy options for huge profits and much, much more. Please join us tonight at CFG to learn more about investing with your IRA!

Creative Financing Group (CFG)The Creative Financing Group is an 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 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, October 13th @ 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…

Monday, October 17 @ 11:30 AM
Movers & Shakers Lunch Meeting
with Bob Massey on Short Sales

Bob MasseyOn Monday, October 17th, Bob Massey, an expert on short sales and working with agents, will be our guest at the Movers and Shakers Lunch Meeting at 11:30 AM at the 5 Seasons Brewery on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta. With a drop in house prices approximately 1/3 to 1/ 2 of 2006 levels, a lot of sellers owe more than then their house is worth. It is for this reason that a large percent of the market is made up of REO’s and short sales. Short sales comprise a great opportunity for the savvy investor to “create equity”. There certainly are a large number of “motivated sellers” in the market. This month 8845 Properties were advertised for foreclosure sale in the Atlanta market. The opportunities are great in the short sale arena, but there is a steep learning curve in order to participate in this arena. We are fortunate to have Bob Massey as our guest this coming Monday October 17th at our Movers & Shakers Lunch meeting. Bob will be discussing the opportunities and pitfalls of this fascinating process. Bob is an expert in this arena having personally been involved in well over 100 short sales as well as providing short sale training for both investors and real estate agents alike.

Movers & Shakers Monthly Lunch MeetingMovers 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 5 Seasons Brewing in Alpharetta. 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.

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