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Wed, Nov 19th @ 6:30 PM in Buford, GA
Atlanta REIA North Meeting
Is Dealing In Ugly Houses More Profitable Than Pretty Houses?
with Russ Hiner on Nov 19th

Russ HinerJoin us Wednesday, November 19th at the Atlanta REIA North Meeting on located at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia with Russ Hiner who will discuss “Investing in Pretty Houses vs Ugly Houses” and which is right for you. This will be a study of why your business model should be centered around the ugly house model or the pretty house model. Or should you split it and invest in both pretty houses and the ugly houses? Get you your questions answered in this exciting analysis of the pretty and ugly houses real estate business.

Here’s a little of what you will learn at the meeting:

  • Learn the advantages of both the ugly and pretty house business models
  • Learn the pros and cons of the pretty and ugly house business
  • Can you really control real-estate with little or no money of your own?
  • What are the best exit strategies for the ugly house and pretty house business?
  • How do you find motivated sellers of pretty houses and ugly houses?
  • Learn how to buy and sell a house without having a bank involved
  • Learn a little known technique to look at deals in a whole new profitable way
  • Learn how to get paid 3 times on every deal!
  • Learn how to reduce your risk and maximize your profit using two simple techniques!
  • Come to closing without using your own cash or credit
  • Learn how to negotiate to get more sellers saying yes to your offer!
  • Learn how simple it is to put a house under contract without using any of your own money!
  • And much, much more!

The purpose of this meeting and Russ’s reason for coming is to make you wealthy and to get you over the fear of buying houses with little or no money! If you are down with that, please join us at the meeting. We hope to see you there!

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A 4 NIGHT STAY IN CANCUN: All participants who attend the North Meeting will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 5 Day, 4 Night Stay in Cancun! *You must be present at the meeting to win. Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

Late Nite Networking After North Meeting

Tannery Row Ale HouseAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA North Meeting (after 9:30 PM), we will be reconvening at the Tannery Row Ale House located at 554 W Main St in historic downtown Buford, GA for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. We may arrive late if the Atlanta REIA North Meeting runs late. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!

Tidal Wave Warning: Real Estate Investors Know the
Real Estate Market is Swelling with Opportunity!

Grab those Real Estate Investment Opportunities and
Get that Cash Flowing!

Cash Flow Real Estate in Your IRA? You Betcha!

The folks on TV talk a lot about the importance of funding your IRA – and they’re always on about investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Some of the more conservative pundits also mention annuities and CDs. But what if you’re not thrilled with the prospects for return in any of these assets?

After all, interest rates are still near record lows all along the length of the yield curve, and bonds may well not even keep up with inflation. Stocks, as an asset class, are limited by a slow outlook for growth – and stock dividends are nowhere near what they were a generation ago. Mutual funds? Well, you can’t get blood out of a stone. Fund returns are limited by the opportunities in the asset classes from which they come.

One option that is less well-known is this: Investing in real estate within your IRA. The tax code doesn’t restrict you to stocks, bonds, annuities and CDs in your IRA or any other retirement fund. In fact, with just a few restrictions on investing in life insurance, jewelry, gemstones, collectibles and certain forms of precious metals, you can take advantage of tax deferral in an IRA to invest in almost anything you can imagine. Read More→


Leslie MathisWhat’s holding you back from your first deal? Afraid you will mess up the deal? Mess up your life? How do you work through your fears so you can succeed? Our special guest speaker for August is Leslie Mathis. Leslie is a published author, teacher, trainer, and mentor. For the better part of thirty years, Leslie has studied wealth creation and harnessing the power of the subconscious mind to obtain goals not only in real estate, but in every area of life. She will be discussing how to overcome fear. If some fear is holding you back from succeeding, you need to be at this meeting. Read More→


Housing Market Ups & Downs“Down” and “depressed” – according to the news, that’s the real estate market these days. And thanks to continuing tight credit and sluggish job growth, the United States isn’t likely to see anything like a booming real estate market for many years. But although reports about today’s real estate market sound grim, here’s something you probably haven’t heard: there’s no such thing as a “bad” real estate market. Let’s take a look at some of the patterns the real estate market can fall into, who is hurt by them and who stands to benefit. Read More→


Russ HinerWholesaling is a great strategy for making quick cash, low risk, without the use of your credit, income, or money when done correctly. Wholesaling real estate is among the most popular investment strategies because anyone can do it — you don’t need a real estate license or a lot of money to start. And once you start, it’s nearly impossible to keep the money from pouring into your bank account.

This is the Atlanta REIA Wholesale 401 Workshop taught by Russ Hiner. We will teach you the 2011 wholesale strategies you need to succeed. There is no need for you to have money out of your pocket or credit, you do no repairs or work yourself and they are usually done in a few days or weeks.

We will take you step by step through the entire process of how to Wholesale real estate. All applicable forms and agreements with filled out examples are included.

The best part about wholesaling properties is that you don’t get bogged down with tenants, toilets, or holding costs. It’s all about finding a motivated seller, then selling them to motivated buyers for instant profit and moving on to the next big score. Find out how to get in on the action before it’s too late… register today!

Wholesaling 401 Workshop
June 11th & 12th

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Doug ShaddixAtlanta REIA is pleased to announce that Attorney Doug Shaddix will be our special guest speaker at our Atlanta REIA West Meeting on Monday, May23rd at 6:30 PM at the Marietta Fish Market located at 3185 Canton Road in Marietta, GA. Many of you recall that Doug was on our Attorney Panel at our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting. Doug is back this month to talk all about asset protection, estate planning and buying with entities such as trusts, LLCs, corporations and more!

If you have significant assets of any type, you are a target for a lawsuit!  You need to know more about asset protection.  Enjoy greater privacy, limits on your personal liability, as well as tax benefits through the use of entities such as LLC’s, corporations and trusts.

In today’s litigious society, you need only one person unhappy with your business, one injured tenant, one disgruntled individual to ruin all that you have worked for by going to a plaintiff’s lawyer to see how they can get to everything you own.  If you are sued, you could lose your business, its equipment and vehicles, your personal automobiles, your home, your rental properties . . . anything that you own in your own name. Read More→


Kimberlee Frank, the Real Estate JunkieIf you are counting on the past real estate trends and regulations to help you close deals today, that is enough to put you out of business. The short sale industry is changing and if you don’t change, your short sales deals will fall apart. NO CLOSINGS = NO CA$H. What worked in January 2011 is not working now for Investors or Realtors. In order to allow your business to grow and be successful, you must also invest the time to “sharpen the saw” and renew the “mind” of your business for the sake of your business. The only guarantee we have is that change will always continue. The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out all on your own… Kimberlee Frank is here to help. Watch or listen to the webcast replay below for updated information on the most current and evolving industry changes and how they affect your business with Licensed Broker, Investor and Short Sale Expert, Kimberlee Frank! Read More→


“Getting Rich in Today’s Market with Bank-Owned Foreclosures and ‘Rent-Smart’ Lease Options”

with Andy Heller of Regular Riches: Real Estate Riches for Regular People

Andy HellerFortune Magazine is dedicated to teaching people how to make money. Come and find out why Fortune Magazine recommended Andy Heller’s Buy Low, Rent Smart, Sell High Strategy as being one of the top five strategies for building wealth through real estate. Andy will explain why his proven and diversified program for real estate investing offers investors an unprecedented opportunity for building wealth and taking control of their financial futures in today’s real estate market. Give us just 2-3 hours per week, and we will show you how easy it is to make hundreds of thousands of dollars in real estate investing.Andy Heller's Buy Even Lower

Atlanta REIA Gold Members may attend this special event for only $10! Atlanta REIA Silver Members for $20 and Guests for $30. These are the “Early bird” pre-registration prices which will expire soon! All those who pre-register for this full day workshop will receive a FREE,  signed copy of Andy’s best selling book with Scott Frank, “Buy Even Lower”. Click here to Register Now!

REO 101 Workshop with Andy Heller
Saturday, April 30th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
DoubleTree Northlake, 4156 LaVista Rd, Atlanta, GA 30084
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Register Now before the early bird special prices and FREE Book offer expire!

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Did You Give Up on Short Sales?

Posted on April 11, 2011 by

Webcast with Kimberlee Frank on changes in the short sale industry“When you are through changing, you are through.” ~Bruce Barton

If you are counting on the past real estate trends and regulations to help you close deals today, that is enough to put you out of business. The short sale industry is changing and if you don’t change, your short sales deals will fall apart. NO CLOSINGS = NO CA$H. For the past couple years, I have watched the short sale industry change on a monthly basis for Investors and Realtors. What worked in the past is not working now; what worked in January 2011 is not working now. Since I am a Real Estate Broker and an Investor, I have had to watch with a keen eye in order to adapt quickly and successfully to the changes.

In order to allow your business to grow and be successful, you must also invest the time to “sharpen the saw” and renew the “mind” of your business………for the sake of your business. The only guarantee we have is that change will always continue. It’s scary and often we want to bury our head in the sand and wait until it passes, but that’s not a choice here. We must arm ourselves with education and turn change from our enemy into our friend. Join us Tuesday evening at 7 PM ET on the Real Estate Junkie Webcast to find out how!

Real Estate Junkie Webcast
Tuesday at 7 PM ET
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Webcast is FREE!

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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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What to do at the Seller’s Door?

Posted on April 10, 2011 by

What to do at the Seller’s Door?My last two real estate investing columns (“The Key is Finding MOTIVATED Sellers” & “Where to Find Motivated Sellers”) were about why and how to find motivated sellers.  Last week, I said that the most effective thing I do is to simply knock on sellers’ doors.  This week, let’s talk about what to do when you knock on a seller’s door.

When I’m working my area and see a “For Sale” or “For Rent” sign in the yard (NOTE: We’ve bought a lot of properties from don’t-want-to-be landlords), I stop.  It doesn’t matter whether the sign is a FSBO (For Sale by Owner) or a realtor’s sign.

One thing: We don’t cut the legs out from under realtors.  If we find a deal because of the realtor’s sign, the realtor deserves to get paid!

At the door, I ring and/or knock and then back out into the yard about 20 feet.  I back away because I don’t want to crowd the door. Read More→


Where to Find Motivated Sellers

Posted on March 28, 2011 by

Where to Find Motivated SellersLast week’s column, entitled “The Key is Finding MOTIVATED Sellers”, brought in a lot of calls and emails.  The main thing I heard was, “Bill, you ignorant boob, of course the key is to find motivated sellers.  But the hundred-dollar question is: HOW do you find motivated sellers?”

Easy answer: Work your tail off!  But I’m pretty sure this answer will get me labeled as a smart alec, so let’s dig into this question a bit.

Here’s the big picture: You must let everyone know who you are and what you do.  The goal is to have all the folks in your area call you if they are considering selling their property.  Your next task is to separate the folks who WANT to sell from the folks who NEED to sell.  And finally, when you find a motivated seller, you must be able to creatively structure a win-win deal, as well as be willing to pull the trigger quickly – ‘cause great deals don’t hang around long! Read More→