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Gordon CattsThis workshop examines the relationship between a properties rental income and its value. This class examines the principle of substitution and explains the use of this principle in valuing single family and small income producing properties. Sources of “comparable” information will be identified. “As-is Value” will be discussed. We will examine methodology for determining what an investor should pay for a property. Selling price strategies will be covered as well as determining the target market for the property. We will discuss what to do when a property does not appraise. We will examine what constitutes a “real” comp. With the large foreclosure inventory and properties selling for considerably less than they did several years ago, it is critical to be able to look at pricing objectively and avoid overpaying for a property.

At this workshop you will hear from an appraiser who is in the trenches valuing property for banks, mortgage lenders, asset managers, investors as well as doing appraisals and review appraisals for federal institutions. His insights into the lender point of view will be of great benefit for you.

Listen to a Real Estate Agent actively involved with short sales and and his investor clients. He brings an agent’s insights into the evaluation process and how he helps determine an investors “buy price” vs their “sell price”.

Charlie Stroul, with Haines Information Services, will show us the power of the Criss Cross Plus Real Estate System, a paid service for pulling comps, as well as how to use the system for marketing to sellers.

Additionally Gordon will share a number of free sites as well as showing you how to utilize public and near public information. He will share a new information tool that few people even know exists.

Determining Property Values Workshop on April 16th, 2011

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Gordon CattsMost seasoned real estate investors and other real estate professionals are pulling comps entirely different than they did a few short years ago. One of the main reasons many investors are sitting on the sidelines is because they are not comfortable determining home values in this market. Find out why on this webcast where Gordon Catts talks about resources available through public records, the Internet as well as subscription services and explain why it is critical to have a better understanding of the valuation process. In this market the difference between making a big profit and making a big loss rests on the investor’s ability to understand and apply the valuation process to investment properties. Read More→

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Dustin Griffin & Gordon Catts talked about all of the different meetings, webcasts and workshops that are coming up between Feb 17th and March 7th and there were quite a few. Watch or listen to this webcast and find out why Atlanta REIA members and guests are calling the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance the hottest new real estate investor club in Georgia. Read More→

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Gordon Catts was our special guest on the February 15th, 2011 What’s Hot in Real Investing Webcast. Gordon talked about why it is so important to build a strong buyers list in today’s ever changing economy and competitive buyer’s market. Watch the webcast replay to see how you can easily build a strong buyers list and have your investment properties sold or occupied before you ever even buy them. Doing so will allow you to buy with confidence and make 2011 your best your for investing in real estate ever! Read More→

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Dustin GriffinGordon CattsOn February 19th, 2011 from 10 AM to 5 PM, Gordon Catts and Dustin Griffin, will be teaching our first Atlanta REIA “How to Build a Buyers List Workshop” at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, in Buford, GA.

In the highly competitive real estate market we operate in today, it is foolish to wait until you have a property and then try to generate a buyer specific for that property. There has to be a better way!

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Generate a list of buyers that you can plug into properties as they become available. If you are in the business of being an investor, it makes sense to create and manage a strong buyers list. It’s much more efficient and will help you make wiser and more profitable real estate investment decisions.

Building a Buyers List Workshop

  • When? Saturday, February 19th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Where? 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GA (map)
  • Why? To learn how to build a strong buyers list
  • Cost? $49 for Gold Members, $79 for Silver Members & $99 for guests
  • Class size? Workshop limited to 30 people. Reserve your seat now!

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Gordon CattsLearn insider secrets of locating property, lenders and other investors, as well as how to research ownership and mortgage information, sales prices, liens and judgments, etc. We will take an actual tour of the courthouse! Courthouse records are easily accessible and offer a variety of opportunities. We will find property owners of vacant properties. Locate legal descriptions of properties. Find out sales prices before making an offer. Find out about private lenders. See what liens and judgments are outstanding against the property before making an offer. Find out what else the seller/buyer owns. We will go into the Deed Record room, examine the books as well as go into the tax assessors domain to determine how to track down ownership of vacant properties.

“Courthouse Field Trip”
with Gordon Catts on March 25th, 2011
Meet at the Station House in Cumming at 9AM

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Movers & Shakers Monthly Lunch MeetingMovers and Shakers is an brand new Atlanta REIA educational and networking group led by Gordon Catts that is designed to meet the interests  and needs of intermediate and advanced investors. Our first meeting is on Monday, January 17th at 11:00 AM at the 5 Seasons Brewing located at 3655 Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta, GA (map). 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. This meeting will take place each month at the same location on the 3rd Monday of each month, so update your calendar and be sure to attend!

Dyches BoddifordOur special guest at this month’s Movers & Shakers Meeting will be Dyches Boddiford, a 30 Year veteran of the Atlanta Real Estate Market. Dyches will will be sharing his thoughts on:

  • What will the real estate market be like in 2011?
  • What should you do to hedge your position to take advantage of opportunities and avoid the pitfalls?
  • What are the market trends and why?
  • How will you adjust your business plan for these changes in the market?

Come hear Dyches discuss his take on these topics based on his 30 years of experience investing in the Atlanta real estate market. Bring your questions for discussion as well. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Movers and Shakers Monthly Lunch Meeting

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Atlanta REIA News for Jan 10th, 2011

Posted on January 10, 2011 by

What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA
This Week and Next…

We Have a Lot Going on This Week & Next for the Active Investor… Workshops, Meetings, Webcasts & More!

Mon, Jan 10th: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Replay is Online!

This is our very first Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session that we recorded live at our January 3, 2011 New Year Atlanta REIA Meeting. This is a new 30 minute session at our Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting that starts at 6:00 PM on the 1st Monday of the month and is hosted by Joe Thompson. Join us at our next Atlanta REIA Meeting on Feb 7th at W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter and you too can take part in the Speed Marketing Session. Thanks Joe and Alan for making this possible. Watch Now!

Tue, Jan 11 @ NOON: Pre-Workshop Call with Ron LeGrand

If you already registered for Ron LeGrand’s Fast Track to Wealth Seminar on Jan 15th, you are invited to the Pre-Event Call at 12:00 PM Noon on January 11th to prepare you for the upcoming training event. You must register for the workshop to get the call in number and password. This is a VERY IMPORTANT CALL and may result in getting you a deal. We will talk about hot to collect leads and what to expect. Ron will be calling many of these leads at the training event. If you haven’t signed up, Register Now so you can be on this important call.

Tue, Jan 11 @ 7:00 PM: The Real Estate Junkie Webcast (New!)

On the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7PM ET, Kimberlee Frank is going to teach you real world investing strategies and techniques that work in today’s troubled economy and real estate market. Register for the Webcast Now!

Thu, Jan 13 @ 1:30 PM: Haves & Wants Meeting

The Haves and Wants Meeting, run by Joe Thompson, is a weekly investor’s brainstorming and deal making jam session held at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs (Map) at the “Prado”. They meet EVERY Thursday (except major holidays) from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM.

Thu, Jan 13 @ 6:30 PM: Atlanta REIA South Meeting

The Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting, run by Reggie Jackson, 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, GA (Map). Please show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. Atlanta REIA Members may attend at no charge. Guests may attend for $5.00.

Thu, Jan 13 @ 9:00 PM: Late Nite Networking South

Immediately after the Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting, we will reconvene at the Stockbridge Taco Mac (Map) for Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network, learn and have fun with us!

Sat, Jan 15 @ 8:00 AM: Ron LeGrand’s Fast Track to Wealth

Ron LeGrandWould you like to spend a day with a real estate investing legend? This is your personal invitation to join Ron LeGrand at his Fast Track to Wealth Seminar on January 15th starting at 8AM (Registration starts at 7AM) at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel located at 2450 Galleria Parkway SE in Atlanta, GA. Click here for more information or to register online.

Mon, Jan 17 @ 11:00 AM: Movers & Shakers with Dyches Boddiford

Movers and Shakers is a new educational and networking subgroup led by Gordon Catts for intermediate and advanced investors rather than new investors. The group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at the 5 Seasons Brewing located at 3655 Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta, GA (Map). 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. Dyches Boddiford will be giving his “State of the Real Estate Market Address” and tell us what is in store for active real estate investors in 2011 so don’t miss out!

Tue, Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM: What’s Hot in REI Webcast with Don Derosa

Don Derosa is this month’s special guest on the What’s Hot in Real Investing Webcast. Everyone has probably heard about the hot new iPad. This month, Don is going to show us how he uses the iPad as an integral TOOL to run his real estate investing business and not just as a TOY. Register for the Webcast Now!

Tue, Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM: Atlanta REIA North

Atlanta REIA North meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA (Map) in North Gwinnett County just a few miles from the Mall of GA. Special guests and topics to be announced soon. Atlanta REIA Members may attend at no charge. Guests may attend for $5.00.

Tue, Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM: Late Nite Networking North

Immediately after the Atlanta REIA North Monthly Meeting, we will reconvene at the Mall of Georgia Taco Mac (Map) for Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network, learn and have fun with us!

Thu, Jan 20 @ 1:30 PM: Haves & Wants Meeting

The Haves and Wants Meeting, run by Joe Thompson, is a weekly investor’s brainstorming and deal making jam session held at 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs (Map) at the “Prado”. They meet EVERY Thursday (except major holidays) from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM.

Tue, Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM: Live Webcast with Dyches Boddiford

On this special webcast, local real estate investor, expert and trainer Dyches Boddiford will be giving his “State of the Real Estate Market Address” and tell us what is in store for active real estate investors in 2011. This is a rare opportunity you don’t want to miss… Register for the Webcast Now!

Sat, Jan 22 @ 9:30 AM: Hidden Profits in Real Estate Research

At this workshop, Gordon Catts will teach you insider secrets of locating property, lenders & other investors, as well as how to research ownership & mortgage information, sale prices, liens & judgments, etc. The Workshop will be on Saturday, Jan 22 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA (Map). Click here for more information.

Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Status Ends January 31st!

Our Charter Membership Drive, which began on October 4th, will end on January 31st, 2011. This does not mean that you can’t still become an Atlanta REIA Member, it just means that you will not forever be classified as a “Charter” or “Founding Member” of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance. Join Atlanta REIA Now for a little as $100/year! Again we thank you for your support!

W Hotel Atlanta PerimeterIMPORTANT NOTICE: Atlanta REIA will be moving to an upscale new venue at the W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter located at 111 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta, GA (map) just across the street from Perimeter Mall. Members and guests can arrive early at 5:00 PM and mingle in the hotel lobby and lounge. We will begin setting up the meeting room at 5:30PM and getting ready for the Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session which will begin at 6:00 PM sharp. Free parking is available for members and guests in the parking lot conveniently located behind the hotel.

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Happy New Year Everyone! Wow, what a great New Year Meeting and VIP Party we had on Monday. It was definitely our BIGGEST & BEST meeting yet!

Our first Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session was a huge success! Guests and members alike really enjoyed taking the stage and telling our group all about their deals for sales, their businesses and any other haves and wants they had. Thank you Joe Thompson for hosting the session and all of those of you who participated. We will be posting the video of the Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session on the website later this week.

We were also blessed to have real investing master, Ron LeGrand, spend nearly 2 1/2 hours teaching us “The 7 Top Requirements For You To Prosper As A Real Estate Investor”, answering questions from the audience and networking with members and guest during the New Year VIP Party. Ron gave away some really great bonus training material for all those who attended and especially to those who signed up for his Fast Track to Wealth Training that takes place in Atlanta on January 15th. If you have not signed up for the Fast Track training, register here now!

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If You Don’t Play, You Can’t Win

Posted on December 14, 2010 by

If you don't play, you can't winRecently I attended another Real estate Seminar. It was held at an upscale hotel. There  were the usual cast of characters in the room… a cross section of beginners to experienced investors. I saw a number of familiar faces. Folks from the local REIAs were in attendance.  The instructor was upbeat confident and appeared a knowledgeable doer.  He asked the audience 2 telling questions:

  1. How many of you are making 10 offers a week?
  2. How many of you have a buyers list?

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Atlanta REIA Main MeetingWow, our November 1st Atlanta REIA Meeting was our biggest and best yet! A lot of new friends and old ones turned out last night to hear Dyches Boddiford speak on creative financing techniques for many your potential real estate investment deals. Including Dyches, there were five Georgia Real Estate Investors Association (GaREIA) past Presidents in attendance including Debby Henning, Steve Jordan, Jeff Nix and Don Derosa. If Gordan Catts had been in attendance, there would have been six! Atlanta REIA truly appreciates all of the support that GaREIA leaders and members, past and present, have been showing our new REIA group. Thank you everyone who attended our November Atlanta REIA Main Meeting and became Atlanta REIA Charter Members!

I must admit, hearing Dyches speak last night was like drinking water from a fire hose. Though what he teaches is more advanced and caters more to seasoned investors, he offered exactly what our group needed to hear in our troubled economic times. Simple investing and financing techniques for the  new investor and much more creative, outside-of-the-box, investing and financing strategies for the seasoned investor that are capable of generating large sums of equity and cash flow today and in the near future. Not only did I learn a few new things from Dyches, but he also reminded me of a few techniques that I had long forgotten that are totally applicable to today’s economy and real estate market. Read More→

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Whether you are an experienced real estate investor or a beginner, there is an available local resource you might want to check out.

Where can you find investor friendly vendors, professionals, funding sources, contractors, other investors, realtors, lenders, as well as affordable education, local information and great networking with people who understand what you are doing and speak a common language?

You can find all of this and more at a well run investor group. They go by various names. They may be called Landlord groups, Investor associations, Investor clubs, etc.

You will find them on the Internet.  Generally the bigger groups will have a Website and may be on Social Networking Sites. You can do a Google search.  Simply put in your city and the name “REIA” (Real Estate Investor Association” or Alliance), you might also look for “Landlord Associations or Groups”.  You may find them by going to other sites, for example National Real Estate Investor Association (National REIA), etc.

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