Archive for August, 2012

Mike Barnes

Posted on August 13, 2012 by

Mike BarnesMike Barnes, founder of SEO Alien, and co-founder of Mobile Ready Marketing has become recognized through his innovations in Social Media Optimization using Social Media. Mike has also been invited to speak nationally, sharing his knowledge and expertise on several subjects such as Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Management and Mobile Marketing.

He is dedicated to help his customers reach the highest in optimization. With over 16 years of online marketing experience, Mike has the expertise and the sales knowledge to help his customers succeed.

Always taking advantage of the Internet marketing possibilities, Mike’s sales career flourished when he became one of the top sales people in the USA for one of the most recognized car brands in the world. His online techniques helped him rise to the top. Today, Mike uses Mobile marketing in combination with Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter and many others.

Mike has trained in sales, motivation, and positive thinking. His professional sports career, sales achievements and passion have showed him how to be competitive in this ever-changing Internet world.


Larry HarboltOn Tuesday, August 14th at 7PM we have an exciting and informative webcast scheduled with creative real estate expert, Larry Harbolt, on how and why you should be using Land Trusts to purchase and control your real estate deals.

Register now for FREE and Larry will teach you things like…

  • What is a Land Trust
  • Why you should be using a Land Trust
  • Advantages of Using Land Trusts
  • Disadvantages of Land Trusts & what to do about it
  • How to create a Land Trust in minutes
  • and much more!

Register Now!

Larry will also be giving us a preview of what he will be teaching at his full day workshop with Robyn Thompson called The Wealth Blue Print to a Millionaire Mind in Atlanta on August 18th. Register for Webcast Now→


What's Happening at Atlanta REIAThis week at Atlanta REIA, on Monday we have the Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group with Don DeRosa as well as the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting for August with Robyn Thompson. Tuesday is Mountain REIA with Gordon Catts in Cumming, GA. On Wednesday we have the Spanish Investors Group (SING) and the I Love Marketing Group (ILM) on Wednesday. Thursday is the Haves & Wants Meeting with Joe Thompson in Sandy Springs as well as the Atlanta REIA South Meeting in Eastpoint with Reggie Jackson and Gordon Catts. Also, be sure to check out the August Edition of The Profit, Atlanta REIA’s new interactive, digital newsletter in case you missed it! Read More→


Electrolux VacuumWe’ve built a successful real estate investing business by constantly knocking on seller’s doors and asking Pete Fortunato’s famous question: Why are you selling such a nice house like this?

Remember: The BEST way to find great deals is to meet face to face with sellers and help them solve their real estate problems.

We knock on seller’s doors because it’s – BY FAR – the most effective, affordable and quickest way to get face to face with a seller. Read More→


Duncan WiermanOn August 30th at 7:00 PM, Duncan Wierman will be joining us for another Training Opportunity Webcast where he will be teaching us about “Real Estate Joint Ventures & Wealth Without Risk”. Below is just a taste of what Duncan Wierman will be teaching on the webinar.

Register now for FREE and Duncan will show you how to…

  • Locate property owners who NEED to sell FAST
  • Pick up great properties below market value without doing any of the leg work
  • Automate your entire real estate business with a few clicks of your mouse
  • Put wholesale deals together by using joint ventures
  • Build your BUYERS list in 20 minutes of investors who are ready to snap up your deals
  • Email your buyers list about the properties you get under contract and get them SOLD FAST
  • Get paid on your deals within 3 to 4 weeks.

Register Now!


Alan Cowgill

Posted on August 3, 2012 by

Alan CowgillAlan Cowgill is the owner of Colby Properties, LLC. and President of Integrity Home Buyers, Inc. Alan is a full-time Real Estate Investor, investing in single family and small multi-family properties in Springfield, Ohio.

Since 1995, Alan has bought and sold over 150 investment properties. He uses Private Lenders, not banks, to fund his real estate purchases. By doing this, he has created his own private bank of more than $2,000,000 to fund his deals. Alan looks for “Win–Win–Win” situations, where the seller, the lender, and the eventual homeowner can all “Win”. He is not a Realtor, but a Private Investor. Read More→


For Sale By Owner SignFor real estate investors, the magic happens at the seller’s kitchen table!  Three Big Questions: How do you get to the seller’s kitchen table?  Once there, what do you say?  Finally, how do you “convince” the seller to sell you his/her home?

Austin Boston Berry recently graduated from Georgia Tech.  There were two career paths from which he could choose: Either get a J-O-B with a big company working in a cubical and becoming a wage slave, or go to work for himself without the “security” (or constraints) of working for someone else.  Austin Boston chose the brave – and much harder, hungrier and riskier – path of going to work for himself.  He decided to become a real estate investor – in the worst real estate market this country has ever seen!

Before making his decision, Austin and I spent a good bit of time together.  It was critical that he understand what it takes to be a successful, full-time real estate investor…especially starting out.  Simply put: You gotta meet face-to-face with a minimum of 15 sellers each and every week.  There is no shortcut to this primary directive.  Meet with any less and you will fail.  Period. Read More→


I Am My Beat-up, Old Diesel Truck

Posted on August 1, 2012 by

1998 Dodge DuallyI couldn’t stop myself from watching a real estate investing TV infomercial last night.  You know the one, the guy promises big bags of cash if you’ll just buy his special, super-secret “system.”  In the infomercial, you can’t help but notice that the “millionaire” guru is driving a new Mercedes-Benz.  Sadly, a lot of folks tell themselves, “I gotta get me some of that!” and then pick up their phone and dial the number.

The next morning I got in my vehicle, fired up the engine, and headed out to do property inspections at some rentals.  While driving, I thought again about the guru’s Mercedes.  No successful investor we know drives an expensive luxury car.  Can you imagine pulling into a tenant’s driveway in a $75,000 land yacht?  Talk about going over like the proverbial lead balloon!

After lovingly patting the cracked dashboard of my 1998 Dodge dually, diesel, 4×4, pick-em-up truck that has nearly 300,000 miles on it, I realized that I am my truck…and not some fancy-dancy, new Mercedes! Read More→


Roaches and Prolific Barkers

Posted on August 1, 2012 by

Roach InfestationLast month, because of a job transfer, one of our long-term tenants moved out.  They’d been in our single-family rental for six years.  The home was returned in great shape, but we decided it was time to paint the property and replace the ten-year-old carpet.  The shave-and-haircut rehab came out great, and the home looked wonderful!

As soon as we put For Rent signs in the yard, the phone began ringing like crazy.  Folks love to rent nice looking, well-maintained homes that are located in solid neighborhoods and rent for below-market rates.

One of the first applications faxed to us was a landlord’s dream!  It was neat and complete.  The applicant had been on their job for seven years, had the security deposit and rental payment in hand, and wanted to move in immediately.  I was so happy…someone get me a bib just in case I start slobbering all over myself!

If you’ve been reading our weekly newspaper column (Bill’s Articles / Kim’s Articles) for any length of time, then you know there’s one more – very important – thing I must do before signing a lease with this “perfect” tenant.  I must first do a surprise inspection – both inside and out – of their current residence.  Remember, wherever they live now looks exactly like how they’ll have your investment property looking one week after they move in.

Thank God I follow this rule! Read More→