Archive for November, 2011

Rock ShukoorOur November 15, 2011, we did a What’s Hot in Real Estate Investing Webcast with real estate investor and marketing expert, Rock Shukoor, on “How to Double Your Business in the Next 6 moths Using Videos”. As you know, videos have become easier and easier to shoot, edit and upload to popular video sites like YouTube. Online videos have been hot with consumers for years and now many businesses are trying to figure out how to take advantage of the viral video craze. On this webcast, Rock talked about why video marketing for business is HOT, the benefits of video marketing, the ease of video marketing, how we can use video to help promote our real estate investing business or any of our other businesses and much more! Read More→


Is Fear of the Unknown Holding You Back?

Posted on November 27, 2011 by

Don't Fear the UnknownAre you working at a dead-end j-o-b? Have you given any thought to getting into real estate investing?  When you watch those TV infomercials, does it stir something deep in your soul?  Are you satisfied working 40 hours a week, or do you seek more…more independence, more financial freedom and more quality time spent with your family?

What prevents most people from becoming successful real estate investors?  It’s a simple, little, four-letter word: Fear.  Fear is the anchor that keeps too many folks stuck in the muck and mire of mediocrity!  The sad part is, we’re not talking about a real fear; rather, it’s a fear of the unknown. Read More→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAThe last week of November 2011 is another great week of continuing education and networking at Atlanta REIA. Monday is the Atlanta REIA West Meeting in Marietta on “Lease Options” and the Beginning Investors Group Meeting in Duluth on “Due Diligence”. Tuesday is Workshop #8 of our Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp on “Marketing Your Business with Videos”. Thursday is another Haves & Wants Meeting for Deal Makers. Come learn, network and have fun with us! Read More→

Mon, Dec 5th at 5:30 PM @ Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites
Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, Vendor Trade Show & Christmas Celebration
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge
Guests Can Attend for $20 at the Door or
RSVP Online Now for $10
Panel Discussion on Real Estate Technology & Internet Marketing
with Panelists, Don DeRosa, Jens Beatty & Dustin Griffin

Atlanta REIA Main Monthly MeetingTechnology and the Internet have become more pervasive in the real estate investing than ever before for sure… and both are changing constantly, seemingly at the speed of light. As a result, many investors and small businesses don’t know where to start while others struggle to keep up with all the ongoing changes. What they don’t know often hurts them or puts them out of business.

At Atlanta REIA, we don’t want you to go out of business or fall behind the times. In fact, your real estate investing success is our mission and big part of the continuing education we offer. In case you haven’t noticed, Atlanta REIA is a high-tech real estate investing club dedicated to helping you become more a more tech savvy so that you generate more leads and buy and sell more real estate easier than ever before.

To help achieve this goal, on December 5th at 5:30 PM at our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting located at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites (map), we are having a very special panel discussion on “Real Estate Technology & Internet Marketing”. Whether you’re a new or seasoned investor, this is going to be a meeting you don’t want to miss. Three real estate technology experts are going to share their secrets on how they use technology to improve and automate their businesses and that of their customers, as well as answering your technology related questions.

Don DeRosaDon DeRosa is a seasoned real estate investor and a national real estate trainer and specializes in using his proprietary buying and selling strategies along with the iPad to automate his entire real estate investing business and that of his students.

Jens BeattyJens Beatty is not a real estate investor, but he is a seasoned graphic artist, website developer, WordPress expert and internet marketer who has been doing branding, marketing and website development for aggressive real estate investors for over a decade.

Dustin GriffinDustin Griffin is a seasoned real estate investor, internet marketer and long time website developer who specializes in building, dynamic, web-based business management systems for serious real estate investors wanting to automate and run their business on remote control from virtually anywhere while generating leads 24/7.

Christmas Party at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter (FREE FOOD!)

Tilted KiltAfter the conclusion of the Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at the Tilted Kilt Permimeter located at 1155-B Mount Vernon Highway in Atlanta for our 2011 Christmas Party at 9 PM! Atlanta REIA and our sponsors will providing FREE Appetizers. The Tilted Kilt will also be offering half price appetizers as well as food and drink specials. Come celebrate Christmas and the Holidays with us as we wrap up 2011 and prepare for a prosperous New Year in 2012. There will be plenty of food, networking and FUN!

PLEASE NOTE: Atlanta REIA Members can attend at no charge with a valid membership card. Guests can attend the Main Meeting and Christmas Party this month for $20. Guests can RSVP Online Now for $10 and Save $10! Read More→


Leslie MathisThis month at our Atlanta REIA West Meeting on Monday, November 28th at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company, local subgroup leader and real estate expert Leslie Mathis will teach you “How to Use Lease Options to Control and/or Buy Real Estate with Little to No Money Down”, as well as how to rent and sell your properties quickly using this powerful technique.  She’ll share with you how to quickly maximize your cash flow, significantly reduce your maintenance costs and headaches, and reduce the time you spend with management issues on your rental properties.

Atlanta REIA West MeetingYou’ll definitely want to attend this meeting if you want to hold rental properties long term while increasing your monthly cash flow and reducing all of the maintenance responsibilities and management hassles of a typical landlord. This is possible using a very powerful technique known as a Lease Option, which is a form of creative financing where you and/or the tenant/buyer leases the house and also has an option to buy it.

At this month’s West Subgroup, Leslie will share with you how you can use the Lease Option technique both to buy and sell real estate.  She’ll cover the following: Read More→


Dollar or a QuarterWe bought a house at November’s foreclosure auction in Bartow County, Georgia.  It needed a shave and haircut – by this I mean it needed paint, carpet, landscaping and some minor repairs.

We partnered with a new investor on this deal.  We found the deal and put up the know-how.  The new investor put up the purchase money and agreed to oversee the rehab.  We placed the new investor in charge of the rehab so she could gain experience.

As the rehab began, the new investor found herself on the horns of a dilemma.  This is a dilemma most new investors experience.  Do you do the rehab yourself and save money, or do you hire a contractor to do the rehab and pay more?  Read More→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAAll Atlanta REIA Meetings and Networking events are POSTPONED this week due to the Thanksgiving Holidays. All meetings will resume after the holiday at their regularly scheduled times. We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing at our Christmas Party on December 5th, if not sooner!

The following meetings are POSTPONED due to the Thanksgiving Holiday:

  • Movers & Shakers Meeting
  • Notebuyers Group
  • Cash Cow Commercial Group
  • Haves & Wants
  • Evening with an Expert Webcast

Internet Marketing Online Boot CampOn November 17, 2011, Dustin Griffin taught the seventh 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 #7 on Marketing with Online Articles and Ads, Dustin taught attendees how to use popular, high PR article and ad sites to post keyword rich articles to improve search engine results and drive more traffic back to their websites and blogs for better lead conversion and improved SEO. Read More→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAThis week is another great week of training and networking at Atlanta REIA. Tuesday is our What’s Hot in Real Estate Investing Webcast with Rock Shukoor on Video Marketing for Businesses. Wednesday is our Atlanta REIA North Meeting with Jens Beatty on Marketing & Branding Your Business Online and Off. Wednesday we also have our first Spanish Real Estate Investing Group with Michael Vazquez in Spanish! Thursday is the Haves & Wants Meeting followed later that evening by an online Workshop on Search Engine Optimization. Read More→


Rateb Rock Shukoor

Posted on November 13, 2011 by

Rateb Rock ShukoorRateb “Rock” Shukoor has worked as an investor, consultant, mentor and coach in the field of marketing and real estate for more than 10 years. He frequently speaks at investment conferences and has been interviewed and consulted by other real estate investors and promoters. The secretes to his success has been his deep knowledge and understanding of marketing. He has been using and teaching investors and entrepreneurs the secretes of video, mobile and direct response marketing. Read More→


Internet Marketing Online Boot CampOn November 10, 2011, Dustin Griffin taught the sixth 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 #6 on Using Social Networking for Business, Dustin taught attendees how to use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and others to generate more leads and help your site rank higher and faster on the major search engines. Read More→


Can You Make Money Buying Foreclosures?

Posted on November 11, 2011 by

Making Money Buying Foreclosures at AuctionThis is a delicate topic to write about.  On one hand, as a real estate investor and teacher, I want folks interested in real estate investing to know what’s possible at foreclosure auctions.  On the other hand, I’m concerned about looking like a pudknocker who’s profiting from someone’s misfortune.  In the end, you get to decide whether I’m a teacher or a pudknocker.

Last week’s column was about how we prepare for a foreclosure auction.  This week, we’ll look at whether there’s money to be made at foreclosure auctions by reviewing our last three deals. Read More→