Archive for October, 2011

Than Merrill & Jon SteingraberCheck this out… On Wednesday at 7:00 PM ET we are doing a webcast on Wholesaling with Than Merrill & Jon Steingraber from A&E’s “Flip this House” as they are two of the top wholesalers in the country and have wholesaled hundreds of deals. You have to join us! It’s FREE!

On the webcast Than & Jon are going to teach you exactly how to get started wholesaling houses and build your own wholesale operation! As a wholesaler you can earn an average of $5,000 to $40,000+ per deal and on the webcast Than and Jon will show you how!

Register here… this is a GREAT opportunity to learn and profit at the same time…

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More specifically this is what Than & Jon will be discussing: Read More→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAWe have 2 great webcasts this week… one on Tuesday with Dustin Griffin on the Super Smart Back Office Lead Management System and another on Thursday with Than Merrill and Jon Steingraber of the hit real estate investing show, “Flip This House”. Don DeRosa & Duncan Wierman’s 4 Day Breakthrough Real Estate Investing Academy starts this week. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for only $99 and bring a guest for only $50 more. We only have a few tickets left… RSVP below now! Read More→


In Memory of Gene Moss

Posted on October 28, 2011 by

Gene MossYesterday I was notified that my good friend, mentor and associate, Gene Moss, passed away at the age of 71. For those of us who knew Gene we understand that we lost one of the very good ones. Gene was a gentle soul who was always willing to share with those who knew and those he had just met. His kind and giving nature made Gene a true treasure to everyone he touched; he will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pam and all of Gene’s family and friends.

Gene, you will be greatly missed by all your friends at Atlanta REIA.


Don DerosaOn the October 20, 2011 Training Opportunity Webcast, Don DeRosa did step-by-step walk through, how to use the iPad to evaluate and structure real estate deals with the greatest of ease.

Don’s going to walk through two of his recent deals and cover:

  • How he got the lead
  • How he evaluated the deal
  • How he decided whether it was a buy and hold, or a fix and flip
  • How he determined his repairs, and captured them for competitive bids
  • How he determined how much he could offer
  • How he negotiated with the seller
  • How much he’ll make on it
  • and much more!

…all the things you need to know to get a deal done right in this market. Watch the webcast replay now! Read More→


Internet Marketing Online Boot CampOn October 25, 2011, Dustin Griffin taught the fifth installment of the Atlanta REIA Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp, a series of live, online webcast workshops that are designed to teach you how to establish a strong Internet presence, get your websites, pages and profiles to the top of the major search engines quickly and to generate all the leads you can handle using the power of the Internet. In Workshop #5 on Search Engine Optimization, Dustin taught attendees how to optimize their Super Smart Website, WordPress Website and Blog or any other 3rd party website using “On-Site” and “Off-Site” SEO techniques to help their site rank higher and faster on the major search engines. Read More→


Than Merrill & Jon SteingraberIf you are interested in making quick money “Wholesaling” properties you have to join us on our next Training Opportunities Webcast on Thursday, November 3rd at 7 PM ET with Than Merrill & Jon Steingraber from A&E’s “Flip this House” on “How to Make Money Wholesaling Real Estate – A No B.S. Discussion on What Current Opportunities are BEST in Today’s Market.”

Than and Jon wholesale a ton of houses each month and on the webinar they are going to show you exactly how they run their business as well as how you can get started making money wholesaling distressed properties right here in Atlanta. Register here… it is 100% worth your time.

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Also, this is HUGE! On the webcast, Than & Jon are going to go through exactly how they generates all their seller and buyer leads for these wholesale deals. This is the key to the business and exactly what YOU need to know in order to be successful. Read More→


Beginning Investors Group (BIG)Have you made a deal yet? You are looking all over Georgia, the entire Atlanta metro area. You’ve got some knowledge of Rehabbing, Flipping, Subject-To’s, Short Sales, REO’s, Pre-Foreclosures, Multi-Family, Lease Options, Commercial, Notes, Tax Liens, Buying on the Steps, Retail, Ugly Houses, Pretty Houses, Probate, Abandoned Houses. Wow! Armed with all this know-how and getting around you should have several deals under your belt, No?

Perhaps having all that knowledge and being all over the map ain’t as big of a help as you thought.

There is nothing wrong with knowing about all those things mentioned before, but maybe it’s time time to pick out one or two niches and “Be Who You Want to Be.” In other words, FOCUS.

That is the subject of our next BIG Meeting on October 26, 2011 . Learning how to pick some niches of real estate investing that suit you and focus on them to bring you success. Read More→


Jon Steingraber

Posted on October 24, 2011 by

Jon SteingraberJonathan Steingraber bought his first property at 22 years old and by the time he was 25, he was flipping multiple properties each month in his real estate business. Jon also owns and operates a very successful Real Estate brokerage that lists over a 100+ properties a year. He also started the New Jersey Real Estate Social Network which is currently one of New Jersey’s largest Real Estate Investor Associations with over 700 members.

Jon is currently partnered with Than Merrill the star of A&E’s “Flip This House” and has been featured in a few of the episodes. Jon and Than are currently buying between 8 and 10 properties every single month. In the past eight years they have collectively bought and sold a total of over 550+ properties nationwide. Read More→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAThis week we have another jam packed week of meetings, networking events and training for Atlanta REIA Members and guests. Monday is Atlanta REIA West with a Panel Discussion on Funding Sources followed by Late Night Networking. On Tuesday there is the Note Buyers Group as well as Part 5 of the Internet Marketing Webcast Workshop on Search Engine Optimization. Wednesday is the Beginning Investors Group at a new location with Sandra Watkins and John Marion. Thursday is the Cash Cows Commercial Group, Haves & Wants and the Evening with an Expert Webcast with Than Merrill and Jon Steingraber from A&E’s “Flip this House”. This is a great week to get involved with Atlanta REIA! Read More→


Have you heard all those real estate investing success stories about making tens of thousands of dollars on a single deal? About having enough passive income so you don’t have to work anymore? Are you ready to write your own success story!? Are you ready to Break Through in your real estate investing career?

Then you must attend the Breakthrough Real Estate Investing AcademyNovember 3-6at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center located at 501 Lake Hearn Drive in Atlanta, GA! It’s a brand new, one-of-a-kind event that will cover all of the things you need to do to take advantage of this amazing real estate market. Maybe you’re still trying to land your first deal, but just can’t seem to Break Through whatever is keeping you from getting it done? Or perhaps you’re an experienced investor, but want to leverage the latest techniques to step it up a notch while the getting is good (and the getting is really good, when you know what you’re doing!)

Don DeRosa & Duncan WiermanIf this is you, then check out what you’ll learn at the brand new Breakthrough Real Estate Investing Academy – put on by two experienced investors who know Atlanta and the Southeast, and who always put on education-packed events: Don DeRosa and Duncan Wierman.

PLEASE NOTE: This event currently sells for $2500 on Don and Duncan’s websites, but Don and Duncan, whom are both members and active supporters of Atlanta REIA, have very generously given us a few dozen tickets to this training event to resell as a fundraiser and membership drive for or organization. Therefore Atlanta REIA Members can attend this event for ONLY $99 (Save $2401!) and Non-Members for ONLY $199 (Save $2301). If you are a Non-Member, you should Join Atlanta REIA as a Silver Member for Only $100/year first, then purchase this event for only $99 and get a 1 year membership for the same price as the special guest tuition of $199. Thank you Don and Duncan for this special offer!!!

Register Now!

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Jens BeattyOctober 2011’s What’s Hot in Real Estate Investing Webcast was with website designer, graphic artist and internet marketing expert, Jens Beatty, on his FREE WordPress LeadTheme 2.5. As you probably already know, more and more real estate investors and small business owners are starting to use WordPress to power their website and blog because of it’s flexibility, ease of use and its ability to achieve great search engine rankings without a lot of technical know how.

LeadThemeBecause of the ever increasing interest in WordPress, Jens has created an awesome FREE WordPress theme that focuses on SEO, social networking and generating leads. His WordPress theme is called LeadTheme and it was designed specifically to make it really easy to get your WordPress blog generating leads fast. LeadTheme 2.5 is also designed to work with popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google +. Read More→


Basic Housing Economics

Posted on October 18, 2011 by

1.  The Basic Premise of Home Ownership – That Homes Increase in Value Over Time – Is Sound

Basic Housing EconomicsThe housing bubble was created by an irrational, widespread belief that home prices would continue to go up and up — an extreme corruption of a generally valid premise. “It’s a totally sound premise that houses will become worth more over time because the dollar is becoming worth less as the financial landscape worsens.” Read More→