Archive for April, 2012

What's Happening at Atlanta REIAIf you like hearing local investor and real estate expert, Don DeRosa talk about mobile technology and creative deal structuring, then you are in for a real treat. Wednesday, Don will be at the Creative Deal Structuring Meeting with Russ Hiner and will be back again next Monday for his very first Mobile Real Estate Rockstar Group! This Thursday is the Haves & Wants Meeting and next Monday is our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting for May with Duncan Wierman on “Internet Marketing Strategies for Real Estate Investors” and Ben Rao on many of the new Atlanta REIA Member Benefits & Discounts. Read More→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAWe have another great week of meetings, webcasts and workshops for our Atlanta REIA Members and Guests. Monday is Atlanta REIA West in Marietta with LaGaylia Appleby. Tuesday is the Note Buyers Group with Tom Boyer as well as the start of a new Prosperity Webcast Series with Dr. Stefan Kasian. Wednesday is the Beginning Investors Group with Dorsie Boddiford. The Cash Cows Commercial Group is on Thursday with Steve Brown on investing in Strip Shopping Centers followed by Haves & Wants with Joe Thompson. Saturday is the Courthouse 101 Workshop with Gordon Catts. Read More→


Stefan KasianOn our first installment of the new Insider Secrets to Upgrade Your Prosperity Webcast Series, hosted by Dr. Stefan Kasian, on Tuesday, April 24th at 7 PM ET, he and a credit repair expert will discuss how to get negatives deleted off your credit report.

You will never reach your full prosperity and investment potential if you have any credit issues. And you won’t cash a big fat check from your buyer unless (s)he has decent enough credit to get a loan.

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You may think you know all there is to fixing your credit, but think again. You might do all the right things to try to fix your credit, but even if you miss 1% of the final steps, one subtle thing you miss and you will get ZERO or poor results.

This is a unique step-by-step webcast with a consultant to got fed up with all the misinformation from the credit bureaus, all the hype from other companies, and figured out a powerful formula that you can put to use immediately to start removing stuff from your credit bureaus.

He will show you, in webinar format, plain and simple before and after examples of his own, his wife’s and his clients’ credit reports, and you will be amazed and the negatives that slip away, thanks to his bulletproof tactics.

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Stefan Kasian

Posted on April 23, 2012 by

Stefan KasianAfter a brief Wall Street stint in 1996, Kasian set sail on a journey into prosperity he never looked back from. He bought his first home for only $100.00 down, took over a non-qualifying loan, and the owner wrote him a thank you letter! Nationally renowned real estate “gurus” personally handpicked him to teach seminars featuring hundreds at a time. He co-authored the book Auction Fever: Winning Strategies to Buy, Sell, and Rent Real Estate with New York Times bestselling author and international real estate mogul Dr. Dolf de Roos. He has personally participated in and assisted his students with hundreds of profitable transactions. Drawing upon his world-class insider contacts, he actively writes, host teleseminars, and mentors others with proven, profitable strategies you can put to use immediately during these changing times. Read More→


Real Estate Works 4 UIt’s that time of year again, when all the property tax bills are mailed out, we receive and open them, and are absolutely shocked to find that the “values” the tax appraiser has on them are way, way higher than what we know we can sell the properties for.  Then we look at the amount owed for the year for property taxes and groan, knowing we need to check to see if our rental rates will cover that amount for the year.  At the very least we know its money out of our pockets and into the government’s, when we did all the work to buy and rehab the property, then locate a (hopefully) decent tenant who will pay the rent payment on time.  It doesn’t seem quite fair to be overtaxed on property that the assessor values too high for today’s market, does it?  What can we do about this though?  I believe we all want to keep as much of our hard-earned money on our property investments as we possibly can, without the government getting more than their fare share, right?

LaGaylia ApplebyWe’ve all heard “You can’t fight City Hall”.  Well, this isn’t exactly all true.  Please join us Monday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Road, Marietta, GA (map), where we are pleased to host our very special guest speaker, LaGaylia Appleby of Real Estate Works 4 U!  LaGaylia works diligently to lower property taxes for both homeowners and real estate investors across Atlanta.  She’s got many tips and techniques to share with us on how we can go about lowering our property taxes legally, ethically, and honestly.  By working within the laws and guidelines of our government agencies, she’s been able to save me well over $1,000 on just two properties!  I think I’ll go to the beach with that money (I can already hear the waves)!  What will you do with the money you save by joining us Monday evening at the West Meeting of Atlanta REIA?  Read More→


Russ HinerWholesaling Houses for fast cash is HOT because anyone can do it with little or no cash, credit, experience or risk. Because of this, wholesaling houses is one the fastest and easiest ways to get involved in real estate investing. On this What’s Hot in Real Estate Investing webcast replay, Russ Hiner, a local real estate expert with over 30+ years experience, talked about how to quick turn houses for huge profits in today’s marketplace. Russ has consistently been reaching his goals in real estate for over 30 years and he shows you how to do the same thing by wholesaling houses so you too can get some $5,000 paydays coming in fast. Read More→


Super Smart High Tech Home Buying & Selling WorkshopOn March 6, 2012, Dustin Griffin hosted the 8th installment of the Super Smart High Tech Home Buying & Selling Workshop Series for 2012 which is being held online and recorded for 24/7 playback for Atlanta REIA Members. In Part 8 of this workshop, Dustin picked up where he left off last month and showed you how to post your for sale/rent properties on sites such as WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and the new website. Dustin also talked about building your buyers list, managing your tenant/buyer leads and more. Anyone can attend this live workshop series for FREE by registering here and Atlanta REIA Members can login here and watch the Workshop Replay below. Read More→


Ben RaoAre you running your business or it is running you?  Are you doing everything you can to build a brand, leveraging technology, network effectively and save money? On Monday, May 7th at the Main Atlanta REIA Meeting for May 2012, Ben Rao, President of the Community Buying Group, will be discussing many of the new Member Benefits available to Atlanta REIA Members through our new relationship with the Community Buying Group. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up new ideas on doing business better and how to save money on products and services you may already be using.

There are no programs to buy since these benefits are already included in your paid Atlanta REIA Membership. Join Ben at the meeting and learn…

  • See how other Real Estate Investors and Landlords are putting more money in to their deals by saving money on materials, services and products they use everyday
  • Tools and Tips to expand your sphere of influence and network more effectively with other RE Investors locally and nationwide
  • Showcase your business or services to other RE investors in your Community
  • Learn how to use technology to do business better
  • Learn the importance of building your brand and see tools to build your own brand.

Come hear about these incredible benefits that are now included in your Atlanta REIA Membership.  You now have access to more tools to help you save you both time and money.  We also will show you how you can get bigger discounts at Lowe’s, Sun Belt Tool Rentals, Sherwin Williams, Sears Commercial, Sprint /Nextel, Rent Fast, Build a Sign and another dozen suppliers.


Ben Rao

Posted on April 17, 2012 by

Ben RaoBen Rao is the President of Community Buying Group, a company that provides Atlanta REIA Members many additional Membership Benefits such as discounts on products and services with local and national vendors.  Ben spent fifteen years partnered with companies like Lanier, Cisco, and IBM to provide Small to Medium Business (SMB) and Enterprise accounts with Information Technology solutions to solve business problems.  After that, Community Buying Group & Rent Fast Community’s founder began a second career as a Real Estate Investor and Landlord.

As a small “Investor-Landlord”, he gained the hands-on entrepreneurial experience that comes with rehabbing properties to either immediately resell (“flip”) or to rent and manage. Currently Ben owns and manages over 40 rental properties in the Kansas City market and helps Real Estate Investment Groups across the United States grow their membership by delivering membership benefits and education at no additional charge to their members through and Read More→


No More Short Sales Needed?!?!

Posted on April 17, 2012 by

We’ve been hearing more and more from people that they are burnt out on foreclosures and short sales. If you are feeling this way, we have good news!

Bob MasseyOn Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd in Atlanta, Bob Massey is going to teach you the most amazing new strategy we have seen in a long time!  You can pick up pretty houses at 65% of current market value. NO SHORT SALE, no deed in lieu, no foreclosure, no making hundreds of offers on REOs just to get rejected every time…

Not only are you going to get an incredible education that will teach you step by step how to use very specific strategies to get houses at 65%, but were able to negotiate a great deal for Atlanta REIA Members!

Just go to and use the promo code “areia1295” and you’re going to get $300 off the price of admission!

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This is not some run of the mill real estate boot camp.  This is an absolutely content-packed weekend that is going to blow your mind.  This is NOT some sell-athon.  There is so much information packed into these 3 days that it has even been approved for Continued Legal Education credit for attorneys from Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

If you’re maybe a little tired of Short Sales… You NEED to be in Atlanta to with Bob Massey April 20-22.

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Some days, things go all wrong.  Other days, things happen that are so funny you can’t help but to blow milk out of your nose!  Really interesting days are when both of these things happen at the same time!

At April’s foreclosure auction, we bought a property on Autumn Place in White, Georgia.  It’s a very nice 3-bedroom, 2-bath home built in 2005.  It just needs a shave and a haircut (paint and carpet) before we can list it with our realtor.

Kim and I have been buying foreclosure properties since 1995.   The first mystery we had to solve was how to bid on a property at the foreclosure auction.  The second was what to do if we were the high bidder. Read More→


Imagine taking any sales lead you get and creating a winning deal out of it. Making thousands of dollars where you thought there were none. No more wasted marketing dollars. No more wasted phone calls. That used to be just a dream. But not anymore.

Don DeRosaJoin Don DeRosa at the Creative Deal Structuring Group meeting on May 2nd at 7PM at the Whitehall Tavern (formerly the Cheyenne Grill) located at 2391 Peachtree Rd NE in Atlanta, GA as he shares with you his Real Estate Insider Secrets and the state-of-the-art tools he uses to evaluate deals and make them work – for him and for the seller.

As Don unveils his Insider Secrets, he’ll share with you the buying and selling strategies that are working for him right now, in 2012. Yes, he’ll show you the secret tools he uses to create profitable deals, even when there appears to be nothing there to work with. You’ll have abundance of deals to choose from! Plus he’ll show you how he gets the information to evaluate a deal, wherever is he, so you’ll never waste time with leads you shouldn’t spend time on and beat other investors to the most profitable deals.

Don will walk through real world examples, actual deals, to demonstrate step-by-step how to apply these “secrets” and tools. In fact, bring your deals, and he’ll show you exactly how to evaluate the lead, determine your exit strategy, structure the deal, negotiate with the seller, and get the paperwork done almost instantly and without any of the hard work you normally do to get your deals done.

By the end of the presentation, you’ll know… Read More→

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