What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA – Week of July 17, 2012

Posted on July 16, 2012 by

What's Happening at Atlanta REIAWe have another exciting week of meetings and webcasts for real estate investors this week at Atlanta REIA. Monday is the Movers and Shakers Meeting with John Holman of HomeVestors, the “We Buy Ugly Houses” people. Tuesday the Fish Club Meeting in Gwinnett County. Wednesday is the Atlanta REIA North Meeting with special guest, Aaron McGinnis on Rehabbing Houses. Thursday is the Haves & Wants Meeting as well as a Training Opportunity Webcast on Marketing with Robert Woodruff of Charleston REIA.

Monday, July 16th @ 11:00 AM in Alpharetta, GA
Movers & Shakers Lunch Meeting
with John Holman of HomeVestors in Atlanta

John HolmanThe Atlanta Real Estate Market is changing rapidly and if you are not in tune with the current changing market conditions, you are going to be left behind or in a bind. There are substantial players entering the local real estate market and we are rapidly going from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market. This is a time when serious investors are reading the tea leaves and looking for answers. Atlanta REIA is pleased to announce that we have John Holman as our speaker for the July Movers and Shakers Meeting.

HomeVestors - We Buy Ugly HousesJohn Holman, of HomeVestors (the good folks behind the “We Buy Ugly Houses” ads and billboards), will be discussing his read on the Atlanta real estate market. John is a survivor of the recent housing market collapse and has has been buying and selling houses for over 11 years in the Atlanta area. We are very pleased to have John share his interpretation of the current market conditions and his view of all the opportunities and challenges the future real estate market may hold. At our July Meeting, John will be discussing:

  • Buying Houses Below Retail: The ups and downs of buying ugly houses
  • Selling Wholesale: The challenges in building and maintaining a viable list of investor buyers
  • Selling Retail: The critical steps necessary in order to retail houses in today’s market
  • Financing: The challenges in getting retail buyers financed
  • 5 Year Outlook: John’s perspective on buying, selling, wholesale prices, government regulations and more!

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 Monday, July 16th at 11:00 AM and 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.

Tuesday, July 17th @ 7 PM in Duluth, GA
Gwinnett County Subgroup
aka “The Fish Club”

Gwinnett Investors Group (The Fish Club)The Gwinnett County Subgroup (aka “The Fish Club”), led by Aaron McGinnis, meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant located at 2055 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth just off I-85. This group is an educational and networking group that brings in local, active investors and service providers to provide information and education in a low or no-sales environment. This group is open to everyone for $2 per person. Please be prepared to patron the restaurant, enjoy the networking, and the outstanding information!

Wednesday, July 18th @ 6:30 PM in Buford, GA
Atlanta REIA North Meeting
with Aaron McGinnis

Aaron McGinnisWouldn’t it be nice if you could spend an evening with a hands-on builder/rehabber/investor? And wouldn’t it be even better if he would open up and share the opportunities and pitfalls he faces every day in this challenging market? The good news is, this Wednesday, July 18th at 6:30 PM in Buford, GA, Aaron McGinnis will be the speaker at the Atlanta REIA North Group.

Aaron will discuss many of his past and current projects, highlighting the challenges of the design/build process from a speculative builder’s point of view. He will draw poignant lessons from his own mistakes and successes and illustrate from those lessons pitfalls for new investors to avoid, and mental gymnastics for experienced investors to use to challenge themselves to tighten their business practices, their outlook, and their outcomes.

Atlanta REIA NorthAtlanta REIA North meets on on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia in North Gwinnett County just a few miles from the Mall of Georgia. Atlanta REIA North is led by Dustin Griffin and will focus on a wide variety of cutting edge real estate investing strategies with a special emphasis on Internet Marketing and Technology for the modern day “High Tech Investor”. The cost is $5.00 at the door for non-members.

Tilted KiltImmediately after the Atlanta REIA North Monthly Meeting at approximately 9 PM, we will reconvene at the Mall of Georgia Tilted Kilt located at 3480 Financial Center Pkwy in Buford, GA for the meeting-after-the-meeting, AKA Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network, learn and have fun with us and keep the investing conversations going late into the evening! If the North Meeting is running a little late, be sure to save us a seat.

Thursday, July 19th @ 7 PM on GoToWebinar.com
Do You Want Killer Real Estate Deals?
Deals as Low as 10 Cents on the Dollar?

Robert WoodruffIf so, join us on Thursday, July 19th at 7PM for our next Training Opportunity Webcast with real estate expert and President of Charleston REIA, Robert Woodruff, who is going to going to teach you 5 of The Best, Easiest, Cheapest and Safest Ways to market your real estate investing business.

Some marketing strategies work for some businesses, some strategies work for ALL businesses. Some strategies cost $5,000 to $10,000 every month and provide little results. Knowing which strategies work and which strategies waste your small business’s limited resources is extremely valuable knowledge. This specialized knowledge is vital to the success of your marketing efforts as an investor and small business owner and the lack thereof can be detrimental to acquiring massive wealth in real estate.

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On this special Training Opportunity Webcast, Robert will teach you…

  • The Best Ways – Strategies to get response rates so high from your marketing that professional marketers simply won’t believe you.
  • The Easiest Ways – Strategies so easy, a kid can do it… literally. How to use middle and high school kids to do some of your most profitable marketing strategies.
  • The Cheapest Ways – Strategies that cost less than a dollar and will make your phone ring off the hook.
  • The Safest Ways – Strategies to keep your marketing legal, compliant and make your business invisible to code enforcement.
Thursday, July 19th @ 1:30 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Haves & Wants Weekly Meeting
Hosted by Joe Thompson

Haves & Wants Meeting with Joe ThompsonHaves and Wants is a weekly investor’s networking, brainstorming and deal making jam session hosted by Joe Thompson and held every Thursday at 5 Seasons Brewing at the Prado from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. This group has been meeting for over 6 years and is all about networking, sharing information, 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!

5 Seasons Brewing5 Seasons Brewing is located at 5600 Roswell Rd (map) inside the Perimeter at the “Prado” in Sandy Springs. The all natural, organic food at the 5 Seasons is excellent and the hand-crafted beer is even better! Come out and eat, drink, network and do some deals with us! There is no charge to attend this meeting for Atlanta REIA Members or guests. Please come early and stay late.


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