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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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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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