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What's Happening at Atlanta REIAMonday is the Beginning Investors Group with Dustin Griffin who will be teaching you multiple ways to generate leads for your real estate investing business. Tuesday is the Onsite Renovation Group which is a networking and educational group for new and seasoned rehabbers that meets this month at a property located at 651 Holderness St SW in Atlanta, GA. Wednesday is the Atlanta REIA North Meeting which will be discussing making offers and turning leads into deeds. Thursday is by Joe Thompson’s Haves & Wants Meeting at 5 Seasons Brewing in Sandy Springs, GA. Read More→

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Mon, July 15th @ 6:30 PM – Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Generating Leads with Guerilla Marketing Strategies & Techniques
with Dustin Griffin
Non-Members RSVP Online for $10.00 or $20 at the door.
Atlanta REIA Members are always FREE!

Dustin GriffinAs a new or “new again” investor, are you generating enough motivated buyer and seller leads each month to survive and thrive in today’s competitive real estate market? Are you generating at least 25-50 leads per month from your marketing efforts? If you’re not generating this many leads or more, you should join us for our next BIG Meeting to learn how to generate all the motivated buyer and seller leads you can handle.

Dustin Griffin will be speaking at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on Monday, July 15th at 6:30 PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE in Sandy Springs, GA on many of the Guerilla Marketing Strategies and Techniques that he and other successful real estate investors use to generate a steady flow of leads for their real estate investing businesses. You will learn…

  • What is Marketing?
  • What is Guerilla Marketing?
  • How can one dominate their local market online and offline on a budget?
  • Marketing in 7 Easy Steps
  • Multiple ways to consistently market your business
  • 12 Tips for Search Engine Domination
  • And much more…
What to Bring: Please bring examples of your marketing materials such as your business cards, flyers, signs and any other marketing material you would like to share with and/or show the group.

Come join us and learn how you too can totally dominate your local competition online and offline with little effort and a relatively low budget using new and traditional marketing techniques, a little creativity and the power of the Internet. This meeting is FREE for Atlanta REIA Members. Guests and Non-Members can pay $20.00 at the door or RSVP Online for $10.00. If you Join Atlanta REIA before attending or at the door, you can attend at no charge.

Click to view Cruise VideoWIN A CRUISE: All participants who attend the BIG Meeting on July 15th will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 2 Day Cruise to the Bahamas with Caribbean Cruise Line! *You must be present at the meeting to win. The 2 day Cruise does not include port fees, transportation and taxes.

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The Profit - July 2013 - High Quality PDFThe July 2013 edition of The Profit Newsletter has arrived just in time for our 3rd Annual Vendor Trade Show and 3 Year Anniversary Celebration. The Profit Newsletter is now ready for download as a High Quality PDF or Low Res PDF (for slower devices) format. The Profit is the official newsletter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA) and is a digitally delivered, interactive newsletter for new and seasoned real estate investors delivered as an Adobe PDF file to read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, iPad or other mobile ready devices with a PDF reader. Many of the articles and ads in The Profit contain many hyperlinks you can click or tap to visit websites, watch videos, listen to audios, download content, send emails, comment on articles, share socially and much more! And yes, The Profit is “print ready” for those who still like a paper newsletter. Be sure to Subscribe to The Profit Here so you don’t miss a single monthly issue.

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Choosing a Good Domain NameChoosing a great domain name (aka “web address” or “URL”) for your business and company website can be just as important as choosing your company name. In fact, when I am thinking about starting a new company or online venture, I often choose my domain name first since finding an excellent domain name that is not taken is often more difficult than choosing a good company name. Additionally, a well-chosen domain name is often more recognizable and memorable than my company names which may not be the same as my domain names.

If you plan on putting your domain name on all of your online and offline marketing material as I suggest, your domain name will often be the first thing people see and remember when viewing your marketing material and visiting your website. Therefore, your domain name is a crucial part of your business’s unique brand and identity online. So choosing the right domain name for your business is very important, so choose wisely.

For the purposes of this article, you need to choose a domain name you can use to establish your business’s unique identity and allow your prospects and customers to easily find you online. Read More→

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The Gag Reflex

Posted on June 27, 2013 by

Last month, Kim and I were part of a panel discussion at Dustin Griffin’s Atlanta REIA monthly meeting.  The topic was about how we’re structuring our deals in the current real estate market.  A lot of time was spent answering questions about hedge funds and how they’re driving up home prices.

Because hedge funds are gobbling up an ungodly number of properties – and are willing to pay at or above a property’s CONSERVATIVE fair market value – many “investors” are no longer able to be high bidders at the foreclosure auction.  And because many of these so-called investors know of no other way to buy property, they simply quit showing up – or worse yet, pay WAY too much for a property.

Frankly, Kim and I don’t give hedge funds much thought – other than thinking they’re making one giant mistake that’s gonna bite them in the butt one day soon!  Sure, these days we’re rarely the high bidders on the steps, but that doesn’t mean we’re not doing deals.  Just the opposite is true! Read More→

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Wed, June 26th @ 6:00 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
1st Annual BIG Summer Cookout!
with Special Guests, Bill Cook & Dorsie Boddiford
We Have Over 200 Reservations and are having to close down FREE reservations.

PLEASE NOTE: We had over 200 reservations for this event and had to shut down the FREE reservations due to the overwhelming demand. Anyone who wishes to attend that has not RSVP’d yes can still do so for only $5.00 per person to help cover food and beverage costs. Food and beverages will be limited to those people who RSVP and bring their ticket/receipt. We also encourage everyone to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages just in case we run out.

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The Beginning Investors Group 1st Annual BIG Summer Cookout

The Atlanta REIA Beginning Investors Group (BIG) is having our 1st Annual BIG Summer Cookout on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the Hammond Park Pavilion located at 705 Hammond Dr NE in Sandy Springs, GA.

Come listen to Dorsie Boddiford and Bill Cook talk about how they invest real estate, why they do it, and what keeps them motivated when the going gets tough. If you are a new or “new again” investor, you do not want to miss this fun and information packed event.

We are expecting over 100 people along with experienced investors as well as our sponsors who have products and services that every investor needs for success. This event will be a great way to network, build new friendships and partnerships. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and lots of food. You can even bring your own food and beverages if you want. We will have 3 grills going. There is a playground very close by with adult supervision.

1st Annual BIG Summer Cookout Sponsors

Halperin Lyman, LLCHalperin Lyman, LLC – 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.
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Solutions Realty NetworkSolutions Realty Network – Providing expert property management and investment services since 2003. You invest and we take care of the rest! We’re the solution to all your real estate needs. Read More>>

American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry. Contact us to learn how to invest in real estate with your IRA. Read More>>

Goldmine Properties, Inc.Goldmine Properties, Inc. – As Atlanta’s first full service real estate wholesaler, we offer wholesale property at 65% loan to value, with financing available. Purchase price and repairs are 65% of certified after repaired appraisal. Read More>>

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Mon, June 17th @ 6:30 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
“Selling & Filling Your Houses Fast”
with Special Guest, Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaThe Beginning Investors Group (BIG) meets this month on Monday, June 17th at 6:30 PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE in Sandy Springs, GA. This meeting is FREE for Atlanta REIA Members. Guests and Non-Members can pay $20.00 at the door or RSVP Online for $10.00. If you Join Atlanta REIA before attending or at the door, you can attend at no charge.

As a new or “new again” investor, have you ever asked yourself what you’ll do with your first or next property once you buy it? Will you quick turn it? Fix and flip it? Rent it? Lease-option it? Sell it with owner financing? How long will it take you to sell or fill your new investment property? These are common questions many new investors face when considering their first purchase.

Not having a clear “exit strategy” is an obstacle that often prevents many new investors from doing their first deal. If you would like to get a better understanding of how to quickly sell or fill your investment properties once you buy them, be sure to join us on Monday, June 17th at BIG where real estate expert and trainer, Don DeRosa, will be teaching our new investors how to market for tenants and buyers and how to choose thei right exit strategies for maximum profits and minimal out of pocket expenses.

Don will teach you:

  • How to choose the correct Exit Strategy so you can buy the house right
  • Marketing the property for a quick sale
  • Numerous proven methods of Don’s to put more dollars in YOUR pocket
  • Questions & Answers with the audience
  • All this and much more…

Don will use his 17 years of real estate investing experience to help you overcome many of the challenges you may be facing as a new investor. After his presentation, we will do some buyer and seller role playing to give you a chance to practice your negotiation skills. So come out and join us. Come early and stay late for Late Night Networking after the meeting.

Tues, June 18th @ NOON in East Point
The Onsite Renovation Group
Meets Tuesday, June 18th at NOON at
1010 Brookdale Dr, East Point, GA 30344

1010 Brookdale Dr, East Point, GA 30344On Tuesday, June 18th at Noon, the Onsite Renovation Group meets at 1010 Brookdale Dr, East Point, GA 30344. Come out to Onsite Renovation Group as we explore the changing market of East Point, GA. Forces have been changing the face of the Atlanta Real Estate Market and East Point has not escaped the tidal wave of rising sales. Join us and see what a sub-$200k resale and a moderate renovation looks like in the new market.

This is a project that was sourced to the investor by New Western Acquisitions and is being renovated by Craftbuilt. We should be deep into framing and rough mechanical installations at the time of the meeting.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), led by Aaron McGinnis of Craftbuilt Properties, is an new educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix and flip) of single family residential homes inside the I-285 perimeter and the in-town neighborhoods. The purpose of this group is to allow both new and experienced rehabbers and investors to meet, network and share knowledge and experience with “hands on” access to real property. The Onsite Renovation Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at NOON at an active renovation site, build site or rental property which will vary from month to month. There is currently no charge to attend these meeting.

Wed, June 19th @ 6:30 PM in Buford, GA
Atlanta REIA North Meeting
An Evening with a
Real Estate Attorney

with Special Guest Attorney Fred Kross

Attorney Fred KrossAttorney Fred Kross will be our special guest speaker on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 PM at the Atlanta REIA North Meeting located at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, Georgia. Fred is a real estate closing attorney, a bankruptcy attorney as well as a short sale negotiation specialist. Fred will be joining us at the meeting to discuss the closing process, closing “gotchas”, legal and title issues, and much more. He will also do his best to answer any burning legal questions you may have. So come out and join us for a rare opportunity to spend an evening with a real estate attorney!

Fred will answer your questions such as…

  • How much are typical closing costs?
  • How do I calculate/estimate closing costs before I buy?
  • Do you do back-to-back/simultaneous “dry” closings?
  • Do you do “subject-to” closings and what are the risks?
  • Do you close transactions into “land trusts”?
  • Which is a better form of owner financing… a “Agreement for Deed” or “Wrap Around Mortgage”?
  • Do do you short sale negotiations for your clients and if so, how much does it cost?
  • What are the title risks of buying REOs or houses at Auction? Can you get clear title?
  • What are the most common issues that cause a closing to “blow up”?
  • Do new laws and regulations prevent us from providing “owner financing” to new owner occupants of our investment properties?
  • Are there legal ways to flip and/or assign REOs without waiting 90 days?
  • How will a tenant/buyer’s bankruptcy affect my investment properties?

Atlanta REIA North Monthly MeetingAtlanta REIA North is a of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance that meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 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. Like the Main Atlanta REIA Monthly Meeting, this subchapter will be 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.

Taco MacAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA North Meeting (after 9:30 PM), we will be reconvening at the Mall of Georgia located at 3250 Woodward Crossing Blvd in Buford, GA for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. We may arrive late if the Atlanta REIA Meeting runs late. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!

Thu, June 20th @ 1:30 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Haves & Wants Weekly Meeting
Hosted by Joe Thompson

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. Be sure to bring lots of your business cards and flyers and be prepared to promote your business and/or your haves, wants and deals with our group. 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 share your deals with us! There is no charge to attend this meeting for Atlanta REIA Members or guests. Please come early and stay late. We would love to have you!

Mon, June 24th @ 6:30 PM in Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA West Meeting
Property Management Pros Share Tips & Techniques of Tenant Screening
Hosted by Leslie Mathis

Leslie MathisIndustry studies have found that the true cost of an eviction is over $5000! This situation can frequently be avoided by carefully checking out the applicants for your rental property before you hand over the keys.

Join us at Atlanta REIA West on Monday, June 24th, where the National Tenant Network will share:

  • 5 Secrets every landlord should know
  • 8 steps to screening a potential resident
  • Laws and regulations affecting resident screening

PLUS…

What’s Happening in the Cobb Real Estate Market?

A Market Update with George Beylouny of Silverton Mortgage.

Atlanta REIA West MeetingThe Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting is held on the 4th Monday of each month the Cherokee Cattle Company restaurant located at 2710 Canton Road in Marietta, GA. There is currently a $5.00 cover charge for non-members to attend this event. Show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. There will be Door Prizes, Bonuses, Great Networking and Great Feed. Please come hungry, put on your cowboy boots and hats, bring your business cards and be there on time! Read More→

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The Profit - June 2013 - High Quality PDFThe June 2013 edition of The Profit Newsletter is now ready for download as a High Quality PDF or Low Res PDF format. The Profit is the official newsletter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA) and is a digitally delivered, interactive newsletter for new and seasoned real estate investors delivered as an Adobe PDF file to read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, iPad or other mobile ready devices with a PDF reader. Many of the articles and ads in The Profit contain many hyperlinks you can click or tap to visit websites, watch videos, listen to audios, download content, send emails, comment on articles, share socially and much more! And yes, The Profit is “print ready” for those who still like a paper newsletter. Be sure to Subscribe to The Profit Here so you don’t miss a single monthly issue.

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Do you have a business card? Do you keep them with you at all times since you never know when or where you’re going to meet someone important such as a potential buyer, seller, joint venture partner or private money lender?

It never ceases to amaze me how many investors I meet at seminars, conventions or local REIA meetings that I ask for a card only to be told that they don’t have one, haven’t had them printed yet, or forgot them at home!

What’s almost as bad, is when investors hand me crummy business cards with perforated edges that they printed at home or the ones they were too cheap to pay for that say “Business cards are FREE at Vista Print” on the back.

Many investors don’t realize how important business cards can be. They think business cards are made for one reason only… to give people the ability to contact you at some later date.

Most investors overlook the importance of having a professional business card that accurately reflects their brand. After all, business cards are often the first item prospects receive from you and are your first opportunity to make a strong first impression on them – positive OR negative.

Your image, reputation and credibility are everything in this business!

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The Profit - May 2013 - High Quality PDFThe May 2013 edition of The Profit Newsletter is now ready for download as a High Quality PDF or Low Res PDF format. The Profit is the official newsletter of Atlanta REIA ( the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance) and is a digitally delivered, interactive newsletter for new and seasoned real estate investors delivered as an Adobe PDF file to read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, iPad or other mobile ready devices with a PDF reader. Many of the articles and ads in The Profit contain many hyperlinks you can click or tap to visit websites, watch videos, listen to audios, download content, send emails, comment on articles, share socially and much more! And yes, The Profit is “print ready” for those who still like a paper newsletter. Be sure to Subscribe to The Profit Here so you don’t miss a single monthly issue.

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Branding is the marketing practice of creating a name, symbol or design that identifies and differentiates your business, product or service from any and all other competitors. Put another way… your brand is your business’s promise to your customer.

Your brand tells your customer what they can expect from your company, products and services. Your brand should uniquely differentiate your business and what you are offering from that of all your competitors. Your brand is derived from who you are, who you want to be and who you’re your prospects and customers perceive you to be.

Homevestors Bug & One Hour Homebuyers HummerIn the real estate investing industry, Homevestors® is the number one home buying brand in America. They have embraced the “ugly home buyer” concept and made “We Buy Ugly Houses®” their registered trademark, identity and brand. Their mascot is “Ug” the ugly little caveman that helps owners of “ugly houses” out of “ugly situations”. Homevestors® is a great example of the power of branding for any real estate investing company, large or small.

Like Homevestors, I too appreciate the power of branding and have attempted to do some branding of my own at a local level with my real estate investment company, One Hour Homebuyers. We have embraced the “pretty home buyer” concept and have made “We Buy Pretty Houses®”, “Sell Your Houses in One Hour®” and “We Can Buy Your House in One Hour or Less, Guaranteed™” part of our trademarks, identity and brand. Our mascot is the “One Hour Man”, a handsome “super homebuyer” hero who “rescues” home owners from “unwanted houses” and “unwanted situations” fast, one hour fast. Read More→

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Sat, April 20th @ 8:30 AM – Buford, GA
101 Plus Ways to Generate Motivated Buyer & Seller Leads Workshop
A Full Day Workshop with Dustin Griffin on April 20th
From 8:30AM – 5PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Buford, GA

This Event Sold Out. We are out of seats.
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Discover How to Generate All the Buyer & Seller Leads You Need to EXPLODE Your Real Estate Investing Profits & DOMINATE the Competition!
Over 101+ Proven Effective Lead Generation Methods REVEALED!
Find Out How to Create All the Leads You Can Handle With Little Effort & a Low Budget!

Dustin GriffinWhen it comes to making money as a real estate investor few things are as important as the ability to generate high-quality buyer and seller leads – and it turns out generating those leads is easy with a little effort and the right methods.

In this special one-of-a-kind workshop, respected real estate investor Dustin Griffin will show you those proven effective methods you can use for little to no cost to generate waves of valuable leads day after day and month after month to achieve your financial goals.

You’ll learn:

  • Which traditional marketing methods really work and which are a complete waste of time and money!
  • How to generate all the motivated buyer and seller leads you need to run a successful home buying business without spending a fortune!
  • How to determine exactly how many seller leads you need to achieve your short term cash flow needs and meet your long term financial goals… and then go out and get them!
  • How to tap into the power of the Internet and social media to generate tons of new leads… plus, how to turn any website into a lead-generating machine!
  • The most affordable and most effective direct and mass marketing techniques to reach motivated sellers who need to sell and tenant/buyers who want to buy or rent, regardless of their credit!
  • How to triple your current seller response rate by using a proven 2-Step Marketing Approach that will educate your buyers and sellers about your services in a non-threatening manner!
  • How to use little known marketing secrets to flood ANY business with leads!
  • How to gain instant credibility and establish your company as trusted experts who can solve problems and help prospects buy, rent or sell their home quickly!
  • How to market to the widest possible audience of buyers and sellers even on a shoestring budget!
  • And much more…
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