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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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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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Happy New Year! You’re Invited to Our
January 3rd, 2011 Atlanta REIA New Year
Meeting & VIP Party with Ron LeGrand

Ron LeGrandIf you haven’t heard by now, Atlanta REIA’s New Year Meeting and VIP Party is starting at 5:30PM on January 3rd, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell with our very special guest, Ron LeGrand! This is sure to be our BIGGEST and BEST monthly event so far and you are invited!

Guests and members of other local REIA groups can attend at NO CHARGE this month. Come check us out, network, have fun and celebrate the New Year with us and see what all the buzz is about first hand!

Be sure to dress sharp (business attire), bring plenty of business cards and your camera for networking. There will be speed marketing, training and plenty of VIPs and networking with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Here’s our tentative agenda for the evening…

Starting at 5:30PM: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session

Joe ThompsonThis month, Joe Thompson will host Atlanta REIA’s new Haves and Wants Speed Marketing Session starting at 5:30 PM sharp. The purpose of this session is to make deals happen by giving our members the opportunity to quickly market things they HAVE and no longer want and to find things they WANT but don’t yet have. We will be video recording the session and putting it on AtlantaREIA.com for 24/7 playback to help you market your Haves & Wants throughout the month.

Here’s what you need to know to participate: (1) Members and guests are welcome to participate this month. (2) Show up early (5:15PM) to get on our participant list since spots are limited due to time constraints. (3) Bring a single flyer with big, bold letters including your Name, Phone & Email as well as your have’s and wants. We will digitally project your flyer up on the big screen, so avoid fine print that will be difficult for the audience to read. (4) You need to be prepared to address your haves, wants and contact information quickly since you will only have 30 seconds to one minute depending on the number of participants. (5) Remember, you can bring business cards additional flyers with more detailed information for discussion during the networking session and VIP Party.

At 6:00PM: Atlanta REIA Announcements & Upcoming Events

We’re going to take a few minute to tell you what’s new with Atlanta REIA, what events and workshops are coming soon and how to become an official Atlanta REIA Member while “Charter” memberships are still available. Click here for more information on how to Join Atlanta REIA Online while Charter Member and Goodwill Ambassador status is still available.

At 6:30PM: Ron LeGrand on How to Prosper This New Year

Ron LeGrandRon LeGrand be delivering a special, never heard before presentation called “The 7 Top Requirements For You To Prosper As A Real Estate Investor.” Ron has bought over 2000 houses personally over 29 years and trained over a half million people on his simple system and his tell it like it is, humorous delivery by the most qualified man alive may be a turning point in your life as it has been for so many others. He’ll come bearing gifts and do a Q & A after his talk and networking at our VIP Party, so don’t plan on leaving early. Come see, meet and greet the “Godfather of Real Estate Investing” Monday night! BTW, Ron will be back in Atlanta on January 15th for a one day Fast Track to Wealth Workshop, so clear your calendar now!

At 8:15PM: New Year 2011 Late Nite Networking VIP Party

Atlanta REIA / Late Nite Networking 2011 New Year VIP PartyThere will be a very special Late Nite Networking VIP Party after the Atlanta REIA Meeting starting around 8:15 PM. There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Dress code is business attire. All local speakers, vendors, business associates are welcome to attend at no charge as well as members of other local REIA groups. Come out network, have fun and celebrate the New Year with us! Please RSVP for this event by contacting Chrissy at 770-904-2508 ext 1 or chrissy@atlantareia.com.

Also be sure to bring your camera and/or video camera to take lots of pictures and videos for posting online and sharing with Atlanta REIA, your friends and/or customers. Not only do we like to network in person at our Atlanta REIA and Late Nite Networking Meetups, but we like to socialize via social networking online too! Follow us and we’ll follow you back so you can expand your social network, post comments, photos and videos on our social networking sites and more! You can be a friend and follow us online at the following sites and network with us 24/7!

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I went to 2 GREAT networking events for real estate investors and other real estate professionals yesterday (Sept 9, 2010) that I wanted to share with you so can attend next month and continue to build your network connections.

The first was the “Haves and Wants Meeting” which is a weekly investor’s brainstorming and deal making jam session held at the 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd inside the Perimeter at the “Prado”. They meet EVERY Thursday (except major holidays) from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. Joe Thompson is a professional financial adviser who has been leading the group for over 5 years and says “This group is not about real estate education and training. We’ll leave the training to REIA groups like yours. This group is all about doing deals and making money!” This may not be an exact quote from Joe, but it is close enough. His point was that his group is for players who are doing deals now. So if you’re looking to do deals with real players doing real deals right now, this is the group for you. And did I mention they meet in a brewery?!?! How sweet is that?!? Click here to read more about Joe’s excellent Haves and Wants Meeting for deal makers.

The second networking event I went to was Peter Pasternack’s “Real Estate Connections” networking event for real estate PROFESSIONALS. Notice the emphasis I put on professionals? This was an awesome, upscale and very professional networking event for real estate pros. The event was held at the MF Room, a trendy sushi bar and lounge at the base of Terminus Tower in Buckhead. The people in attendance were not the same old tired, burnt out investors and agents you run into over and over again at other real estate groups and networking events that get you depressed when you talk to them. The folks at Peter’s event where dressed to the nines,  full of positive energy and enthusiasm,  eager to stick out a hand and meet new friends and contacts, and ready to do business and make deals happen right now. Click here to read more about Peter’s prestigious Real Estate Connections Atlanta Event.

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Yesterday (Sept 9, 2010) I attended Joe Thompson’s weekly “Haves and Wants” Meeting for the first time at the suggestion of Gordon Catts and “Cash Flow” Tom Boyer. They had both told me what a great group this was for meeting players who are actively investing in real estate and doing deals and that is exactly what I found there.

The “Haves and Wants Meeting” is a weekly investor’s brainstorming and deal making jam session held at the 5 Seasons Brewing located at 5600 Roswell Rd inside the Perimeter at the “Prado” and it rocks! They meet EVERY Thursday (except major holidays) from 1:30 PM till approximately 3:00 PM. Joe Thompson is a professional financial adviser who has been leading the group for over 5 years and says “This group is not about real estate education and training. We’ll leave the training to REIA groups like yours. This group is all about doing deals and making money!” This may not be an exact quote from John, but it is close enough. His point was that his group is for players who are doing deals now.  So, if you’re looking to do deals with real players doing real deals right now, this is the group for you. And did I mention they meet in a brewery?!?! How sweet is that?!? The food and beer is great!

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Peter Pasternack & Dustin Griffin at Real Estate Connections AtlantaLast night at 6:00 PM, Peter Pasternack, a very nice gentleman I met on Facebook recently who happens to be Atlanta’s very own “Flip This House” guy, hosted a very prestigious, upscale networking event called “Real Estate Connections” for Atlanta real estate professionals. The event took place at a trendy sushi bar and lounge called the MF Room located at the base of Terminus Tower in Buckhead.

The cost of this networking event was $20 at the door or in advance. Earlier in the day I overheard a few other investors muttering “I’m not going to pay $20 for a networking event… that’s crazy!” Well, needless to say, these gentlemen did not attend Peter’s most excellent event and boy did they miss out. I didn’t do a head count, but there were at least 100+ serious real estate investors and professionals there who were dressed to the  nines in business attire, looking sharp and ready to make connections and talk business. The $20 at the door not only helped pay for the space, the free hors d’ oeuvres being circulated throughout the evening and the complimentary valet parking, but it also seemed to attract a higher energy, more positive, success driven crowd who was not afraid to stick out their hand, introduce themselves and offer their friendship and services. Many of the whiner and wannabe investors who aren’t doing deals right now were nowhere to be found.

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