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Buying REO Properties at Auction
What to Expect & How to Buy

Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingSo many properties have been foreclosed on and repossessed by the banks which are using “ballroom auctions” to liquidate the extreme excess of properties they have in inventory right now. Many times these REO’s sell for 40-50-60 cents on the dollar! There are some incredible deals to be had at these auctions, but you MUST know what you are doing to play in this game. The deals are plentiful if you know what to look for and what to avoid.

Leslie MathisCome join us on Thursday, March 10that 6:30 PM at the Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting at Ryan’s Restaurant located at 5425 North Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, GA (Map) where Leslie Mathis will take you step-by-step through what you can expect, and more importantly, what you need to know, to successfully buy REO Properties at these ballroom auctions. She will even cover a couple of strategies that will allow you to make quick cash without long-term ownership, simply by putting these properties under contract, then finding investor-buyers for them. Get paid thousands of dollars in just 30 to 45 days!


Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingThe Atlanta REIA South Meetings are resuming once more starting tonight at 6:30 PM at Ryan’s Restaurant located at 5425 North Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, Georgia. Atlanta REIA members can attend for free. Guests can attend for $5.00. Show up at 6:30 PM if you wish to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. There will be Late Nite Networking afterwards around 9:00 PM at the Taco Mac in Stockbridge.

Reginald JacksonAtlanta REIA had originally teamed up with the SMART Group led by Marc Fordham to host Atlanta REIA South, but Marc canceled the past 3 meetings and all future meetings indefinitely due to personal time constraints. Because of this, Atlanta REIA South has found a new leader, by the name of Reggie Jackson, and will start meeting once more on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Ryan’s Restaurant in Stockbridge. We hope you will attend and show your support as re-launch this group!


Reginald “Reggie” Jackson

Posted on December 9, 2010 by

Reginald JacksonReginald “Reggie” Jackson has been a licensed real estate broker and investor in the state of Georgia for the past 30 years. He has invested in single-family and multifamily properties throughout metro Atlanta in areas where he has worked endlessly  to revitalize low income communities. Reginald believes in buying low and building high, where both property and community members grow together to raise property standards, ownership pride and unity.

Reggie is also the new leader of the Atlanta REIA South Group.


Update November 15, 2010: Atlanta REIA South Meetings will resume in Stockbrige on December 13th under new leadership. Late Nite Networking will follow the Atlanta REIA South Meeting. See Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting for more information.

Hello everyone. We sincerely regret to inform you that Marc Fordham has canceled the SMART Group AKA Atlanta REIA South for November. Additionally he is canceling all future meetings as well. See Marc’s email below for his reasons.

Atlanta REIA will be attempting to make other arrangements to form a new Atlanta REIA South group in the near future. If you would like to help us start such a South, East or West group, please let us know. In the meantime, please check out our Atlanta REIA Calendar for other meetings we have throughout the month or in the Atanta area.

Again, we are very sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this has caused you. Read More→


We just got notification that Marc Fordham has canceled the Atlanta REIA South Meeting for Tonight, Oct 14th, 2010. Sorry for the inconvenience. Here is the email from Marc:

Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:30 PM
Subject: Cancellation of tomorrow’s SMART group/Atlanta REIA South meeting.

Hey! I hope you are doing well. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause. However, I am canceling this month of October’s meeting which was scheduled for tomorrow evening. I will be contacting everyone shortly to give details of future meetings.

Marc Fordham


All Week: Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Drive

Our Atlanta Real Estate Investor Alliance Charter Membership Drive has begun and will last for a limited time only. Now is your chance to join the hottest new real estate investor association in town as a Founding Member! Charter Members will get additional member benefits for life that other regular members who join later will not receive. Right now, Charter Members can become Atlanta REIA Ambassadors and receive up to $150 for every new member referred to Atlanta REIA during our Charter Membership Drive! Read more about Atlanta REIA Charter Individual Memberships or Business Memberships right now!

Tonight, Monday, Oct 11th: The 90 Day Extreme Internet Marketing Makeover Webinar Workshop

90 Day Extreme Makeover - SEO/SEM EditionTonight at 7PM ET is Week 3 of the 90 Day Extreme Internet Marketing Makeover Webinar Workshop, the SEO/SEM Edition. Tonight, Dustin will be covering “On-Site Search Engine Optimization and Marketing” and how to tweak your website for maximum search engine exposure and lead conversion.  If you don’t have an investor website, Atlanta REIA Charter Business Member is offering other Atlanta REIA Members 50% off of the best real estate investor websites on the planet!

Tuesday, Oct 12th: Foreclosures Gone Wild Webcast

Foreclosures Gone Wild WebinarOn the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7PM ET, short sale expert Kimberlee Frank will spend an hour answering your questions and discussing the latest trends and profit potential in the short sale and foreclosure industry. If you’re thinking about investing in short sales or are currently investing in short sales, this is a webcast you don’t want to miss. Register Now for the Foreclosure Gone Wild Webcast!

Thursday, Oct 14th: Haves and Wants Meeting

Joe Thompson's Haves & Wants MeetingEvery Thursday, Joe Thompson hosts the Haves & Wants Meeting from 1:30 to 3:00 PM at 5 Seasons Brewing located at the Prado in Sandy Springs, GA. This is a meeting for serious real estate investors and players looking to buy, sell or swap real deals and not just sit around and talk about it.

Thursday, Oct 14th: Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting

Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingThe Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting, hosted by Marc Fordham, 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, Georgia. There is currently a $5.00 cover charge to attend this event.

Saturday, Oct 16th: Fuller Center Volunteer Workday

Project Lakewood Volunteers WantedIf you haven’t yet come out and joined Atlanta REIA and the Fuller Center of Atlanta on Project Lakewood yet, now is the perfect opportunity for you to get involved and help us build, renovate and repair more homes for needy Atlanta families than ever before. We need your help, so please come to 10 Gould St and lend us a hand. RSVP on Facebook Now!


We had a great turnout at last night’s Atlanta REIA South Meeting in Stockbridge, GA. Special guests, Mark Galey, President of the Fuller Center of Atlanta, and Shane Persaud, President of the Fuller Center of Henry County, both residents of McDonough attended last night’s meeting. Mark talked about the Fuller Center of Atlanta’s relationship with Atlanta REIA and our recent work on Project Lakewood and how members can get involved and help us rebuild, renovate and repair homes for some of Atlanta’s most needy citizens. Shane talked about the brand new Fuller Center of Henry County that he just started and some of their recent accomplishments on Project McDonough. Atlanta REIA and Atlanta REIA North & South look forward to working with the Fuller Center on both Project Lakewood and Project McDonough. We hope you will get involved and lend a hand too! For more info, see the Fuller Center of Atlanta Website or the Fuller Center of Henry County Website.

Our main guest speaker this month was Dustin Griffin (Local Investor, Trainer, Website Developer, Internet Marketer and President of Atlanta REIA) who spoke on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for real estate professionals and “How to Establish a Strong Internet Presence Quickly, So You Can Dominate Your Competition Online in Weeks, Not Years!” Read More→


The Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance has 3 meetings each month that you need to know about and attend… the MAIN monthly meeting and the two subgroup meetings called Atlanta REIA North and South.

  1. The Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting (Roswell – Fulton County) is held on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 PM at the Doubletree Hotel located at 1075 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell, Georgia. This is our MAIN meeting for the month.

  2. The Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting (Stockbridge – Henry County) is held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM at Ryan’s Steakhouse at 5425 N Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, Georgia. This meeting is a subgroup of our main monthly meeting above. The cost is $5.00 at the door.

  3. The Atlanta REIA North Monthly Meeting (Buford – Gwinnett County) is held on the third Tuesday of the month at at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA 30518. This meeting is a subgroup of our main monthly meeting above. The cost is $5.00 at the door.

The cover charges and/or membership fees for these meetings and our REIA are subject to change at any time at our sole discretion.