Archive for August, 2017

Facebook GroupsHey Atlanta Real Estate Investors, we have created a few new Facebook Groups for our Members, friends and followers to buy, sell and trade real estate or exchange things of value for real estate.

These groups are also for sharing information and resources, asking questions and getting answers about real estate investing.

Please feel free to join any of these groups, post your properties for sale, find deals and encourage your friends to join. Enjoy!

Atlanta Real Estate Investors Network

Georgia Real Estate Investors Network

Let’s Make a Deal Atlanta

Florida Real Estate Investors Network Read More→

Wed, August 23rd @ 7PM on GoToWebinar
Beginning Investors Group ONLINE

How You Can Make $30,000 in 30 Days with the Trifecta of Success System!

with Dwan Twyford on August 23rd
@ 7PM on GoToWebinar

No Charge to Attend for Members or Guests
Who Attend Online via GoToWebinar.com!

Dwan TwyfordPlease be sure to join us at the Beginning Investors Group Online on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:00PM ET Our special guest will be Dwan Bent-Twyford, America’s Most Sought-After Real Estate Investor, who started as a broke, single mom that had been fired from Denny’s. She now heads up “The Investors Edge University”. A company that specializes in training new and seasoned investors in a wide range of real estate investing techniques through live workshops, weekly webinars, a member site, and seminars.

Dwan, having flipped over 2,000 deals herself, she is more than qualified to share her vast knowledge of real estate investing with America.

Dwan is affectionately known as the “Queen of Short Sales” and is considered to be the Nation’s #1 Expert on Short Sales & Foreclosures. She has written three best sellers, “Short Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing”, “How to Sell a House When It’s Worth Less Than the Mortgage” and “SuccessOnomics” which she wrote with Steve Forbes. This month at this BIGO event, Dwan will share her “Make $30,000 in 30 Days with the Trifecta of Success” system. She will walk you through several step-by-step insider secrets and share how some of her
students have made in excess of $50,000 on a single transaction.

What You Will Learn from this Session:

  • How one student closed a deal in under two weeks for a tidy $20,000 profit
  • How to make hundreds of thousands of dollars THIS year
  • How another student made over $50,000 in under 30 days
  • How to find foreclosures
  • How to secure the deals with no money, experience, or real estate license
  • How to close deals
  • How to find deals with equity
  • How to build equity if there is none
  • How to close your deals fast and clean
  • And Much, Much More!
Register Now!

Make plans to attend Dwan’s presentation on Wed. August 23rd at 7PM ET– to discover the golden nuggets she plans to share. She will be joining us from Denver, Colorado to speak to our group. It is an honor and a privilege for us to have a speaker of Dwan’s caliber so please register today, let’s give her a great event full of tons of energy and make her feel welcome.

TO ATTEND ONLINE: 7:00PM Start Time. To attend the Beginning Investors Group Online via your PC, smart phone or tablet, Register Here for the Meeting on GoToWebinar.com and you will be emailed login instructions for the event.

Once you get your Webinar Confirmation Email, you can login on about 5-10 minutes prior to the 7PM start time to reserve a spot using your PC, Mac, Tablet or Smart Phone. You can download the GoToWebinar App here on iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, August 28th @ 6:30PM in Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA West Group
How To Double Your
Rental Income WITHOUT
Tenants or Toilets!

with Duncan Wierman
Monday August 28th @ 6:30PM,
Cherokee Cattle Company,
2710 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA

No Charge for Atlanta REIA Members, Guests $10 at the Door.

Duncan WiermanLet’s start with the bad news: Put simply, if you are renting to long-term tenants, you’re LOSING money! You’re missing out on one of THE greatest investment opportunities that has come to property owners in the last decade.

The good news? Duncan Wierman is coming to Atlanta REIA West on Monday, August 28th to tell you how you can get in on it TODAY!
Have you ever heard the term “short term rental,” Airbnb, or VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner)?

What are Airbnb and VRBO? Simply put, these are two popular global websites for people to list, find, and rent lodging. Airbnb has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries and VRBO over 794,000 listings all over the world. Short term rentals by owners are quickly becoming the popular and preferred way for both business professionals and leisure vacationers alike, to travel.

The Atlanta and Chattanooga markets are perfect for this type of business. Think about all the travelers coming through on their way to or from Florida. Also lots of condos are around which are perfect for business travelers. Take advantage of this special presentation for little or No cost! RSVP on Meetup.com NOW! and come to the Cherokee Cattle Company restaurant on Monday August 28 at 6:30pm and learn just how simple it is to start your own vacation rental business!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Are You “Tired of Tenants and Toilets?” Then you need to attend this 90-minute event!

Here is some of what you will learn:

  • How to control properties with the lowest risk and investment.
  • See how easy it is to double your rental income with less work.
  • Decide whether a Bed and Breakfast or a Whole House Vacation Rental works best for you.
  • How to pick the perfect location for a vacation rental – Hint: the rules have changed! You will be surprised how easy this is now.
  • Learn the formula to calculate for yourself how much money you can really make with vacation rentals.
  • Eliminate all of your worries with the “Trifecta of Safety” which insures your investment and protects you from damages, theft or vandalism.
  • Learn the importance of the difference between “renting to tenants” and “hosting guests”.
  • How to simplify the guest screening process from days to a matter of minutes.

Duncan Wierman with his partner Sue Hoyuela are vacation rental experts and hosts with over 1,000 positive reviews under their belt and counting.
What began as an attempt to make additional income from rental properties, soon became a 6 figure business after just 9 months!
The financial freedom that came along with hosting vacationing guests was so life-changing that Sue and Duncan became passionate about sharing their secret to “financial freedom through vacation rentals” with everyone.

Duncan will share with you their system for success and how to get a fast start to your first check within 7 days. Duncan also shows you how to enter into the vacation rental business by controlling property you do not own. You too can get into this business and make a full time income working only 2 hours a week!

RSVP NOW! and join us for this Atlanta REIA West Real Estate Event at 6:30pm on Monday, August 28th at The Cherokee Cattle Company at 2710 Canton Rd. in Marietta. Come join us for this fun, informative event. See Y’all There!

Atlanta REIA Members can attend for no charge and Not-Yet Members for $10.00. Show up at 6:30 PM to eat and network before the meeting officially starts at 7:00 PM. Buying your own meal is optional but highly recommended and greatly appreciated since the Cherokee Cattle Company allows us to use their event room.

There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your Flyers, your deals, haves, wants and needs to the event.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, Aug 21st @ 6:30 PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
Mon, Aug 21st at 6:30 PM at
Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs

Total Solar Eclipse at 2:30PM
Bill & Dwan Twyford at 6:30PM
On How to Survive & Thrive in Today’s Competitive Market!

Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Bill & Dwan TwyfordWe are very excited to have national real estate experts Bill & Dwan Twyford, The Real Estate Rock Stars, right here in Atlanta. Bill, who started as a paint contractor, turned rehabber, turned flipper, turned Nationwide Real Estate Trainer and his wife Dwan who started as a broke, single mom that had been fired from Denny’s. She now heads up “The Investors Edge University” – A company that specializes in training new and seasoned investors in a wide range of real estate investing techniques through live workshops, weekly webinars, a member site, and seminars. Dwan, herself, has flipped over 2,000 deals so she is more than qualified to share her vast knowledge of real estate investing with us on Monday, August 21st at 6:30PM at the Beginning Investors Group in Sandy Springs.

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Bill and Dwan are going to share how they’ve bought and sold over thousands of properties, Notes, Rehabs, Short Sales, and Wholesales and how you can do it, too! This will be a little taste of Bill’s and his wife Dwan’s upcoming Foreclosure Summit in Atlanta on Saturday & Sunday, August 26th & 27th.

You Will Learn:

  • How to find Real Estate for pennies on the dollar
  • How to turn YES’S into huge cash
  • How to get homeowners to say “yes”
  • How to get past pre-programed no’s in communication
  • How to build long-term wealth
  • How to classify the areas you work
  • And That’s Not All…

Make plans to attend the Twyford’s presentation after the eclipse on Monday, August 21st to discover the golden nuggets of Secrets of Closing the Deal that Bill and Dwan plan to share. They are flying in all the way from Denver, Colorado to be with our group. It is an honor and a privilege for us to have speakers of the Twyford’s caliber so please RSVP today, let’s give them a great group, full of tons of energy, and make them feel welcome at the Beginning Investors Group.

And you can look directly at Bill & Dwan without going blind!

The Beginning Investors Group (BIG) is an educational and networking group for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to get back in the game.

BIG is hosted by Dustin Griffin who will be bringing in local and national real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in our ever changing economy and real estate market.The entire purpose of the group is to help new investors get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal.

This is a “dinner” group and we kindly request that you buy dinner and/or drinks since the Hudson Grille allows us to meet there. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the meeting for discussion.

As always, Atlanta REIA Member can attend the meeting at no charge and not-yet-members can RSVP Online for $15 or pay $20 at the door.

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Tue, Aug 15th @ Noon in Lawrenceville, GA
The Onsite Renovation Group
Hands-On Learning “Onsite” at Real Renovation Projects
Tuesday, Aug 15th at NOON
312 Kings Hill Ct, Lawrenceville, GA
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Please join us on Tuesday, Aug 15th at NOON for the Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), hosted by Don DeRosa and Dustin Griffin, to learn all about finding, funding, fixing, and flipping houses for big profits. This month’s meeting will be held at a property being renovated by Chrissy Griffin and Maggie Groholski located at 312 Kings Hill Ct, Lawrenceville, GA.

This was a run down, vacant house full of junk. Cleanout, demolition and renovations have begun, so come out and see what the house looks like now and how Chrissy and Maggie are going to transform it into a charming modern home.

The Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) is an educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix and flip) of single family residential homes. The purpose of the group is to allow both new and experienced rehabbers and investors to meet, network and share knowledge and experience with “hands on” access to real property.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Onsite Renovation Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday each month at NOON at an active renovation site, build site or rental property which will vary from month to month. As always, there is no charge for Atlanta REIA members to attend. Guests & Non-Members can RSVP Online for Only $15 or pay $20 at the door.

RSVP Now!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Tue, Aug 15th @ 6:00PM – Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta REIA EPIC Group
Do You Want To Buy, Sell or Hold Real Estate with NO Federal Taxation?
with Scott Maurer of Advanta IRA
Aug 15th, 6:00PM, The Loft At Due South
302 Clover Reach, Peachtree City, GA 30290

NEW LOCATION!

Chris & Donna LittletonEPIC is proud to present Scott Maurer of Advanta IRA, who will be showing you what you can do within your self-directed IRA.

If You Want To Know More About…

  • Why Invest in Real Estate in an IRA
  • Private Lending with SDIRA’s
  • Checkbook Control with Your IRA
  • Different ways to structure your purchase in the IRA
  • How you can use other people’s IRA’s to fund your deals

then RSVP NOW! on Meetup then join us this Tuesday, Aug 15th at 6:00PM (3rd Tuesday) at the The Loft At Due South located at 302 Clover Reach, Peachtree City, GA. This is our newest location for our meetings, The Loft at Due South. Come enjoy the Southern Cuisine of this restaurant. There is no charge for Atlanta REIA Members and currently no charge for not-yet members as well.

Come Out on Tuesday, Aug 15th and every 3rd Tuesday of Each Month. You are sure to meet some great individuals and make lasting connections that will help propel your business in the right direction. We look forward to seeing you there!

Meeting Agenda*

  • 6:00PM: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
  • 7:00PM: Information, Upcoming Events & Market Update (Chris & Donna)
  • 7:20PM: Main Presentation with Scott Maurer
  • 8:30PM: Closing Comments & Last Minute Networking

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Atlanta REIA Members & Guests, Please RSVP on Meetup.com

Download The Profit Newsletter for August 2017 (PDF)
The August 2017 Edition of
The Profit is Available for Download!

The Profit Newsletter - August 2017The August 2017 Edition of The Profit Newsletter, the official newsletter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance, is now available for download. There are 54 pages this month full of upcoming meetings, workshops, webcasts, educational articles and other valuable information for your real estate investing pleasure and success. Download it and check it out!

The Profit is Atlanta REIA’s digital, interactive newsletter for serious real estate investors delivered as an Adobe PDF file to read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, iPad or other mobile ready devices. Many of the articles and ads in The Profit contain many hyperlinks you can click to get more information online! The high res version of The Profit is “print ready” for those who want to print the newsletter on their home or business printer.

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Reggie BrooksWhen I began my career as a real estate investor in 1985, I stumbled across a tremendous opportunity that most people still don’t know about to this day. Yet it has given my family and me a lifestyle we never dared dream we’d have.

I’m talking about investing in vacant, distressed, abandoned properties – a highly lucrative, yet little-known, segment of the market.

Vacant/Abandoned properties are just that – vacant. No one lives or works there anymore. Weeds may be collecting and taxes may be accruing, but in many cases the owner has already divorced himself emotionally from the property. And that means you could get an excellent under-market deal.

Where do you find these properties? Just look around. You probably pass right by them on a daily basis – and you could be passing up hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits! These properties have been vacant/abandoned for any number of reasons. Perhaps because of a divorce, an illness, a death in the family, or a job relocation.

A case in point…  Read More→

So what other lists can we use to locate highly motivated sellers? One of my favorite lists is people who are behind on taxes. You can get this list by getting a list of tax certificates available for sale in your county. In most counties this list comes out right before the tax certificate sale takes place. You would then mail them a neutral type of letter saying you are interested in buying properties in their neighborhood or subdivision.

When mailing these letters initially, I suggest that you do not refer to the seller’s specific problem. All you will accomplish is to alienate them so that they will not want to work with you. I personally do a mailing every year to folks whose tax bills have not been paid and I have purchased many properties this way. A lot of these folks are people who have a problem they need to solve, they just don’t know how until they are contacted by you. A lot of these people have inherited properties they neither want nor need and appreciate your offer to purchase it, especially if they have just received another big tax bill to pay. This is an extremely good lead source for really great deals.  Read More→

Building wealth is a bit like dieting, in that everyone has different advice for you. “Cut up the credit cards,” personal finance gurus say, “and don’t buy that morning latte every morning.” Others say that stocks are the one true—and only—way to achieve prosperity. But is there any truth to these ideas, or is an option like a Real Estate IRA just as valid as any other path to wealth?

To figure it out, we’ll have to cut straight through the clutter. Let’s debunk three misconceptions about retirement investment in real estate right off the bat.

Misconception #1: The Real Estate IRA is Unpredictable

True: real estate is an investment that comes with risk. But if you know of any investments that don’t involve risk, please, tell the world—because we’d like to hear it.  Read More→

How To Do More With Less

Posted on August 7, 2017 by

If you’ve been reading my articles then you know that I like to write about philosophy and self-help topics more than the topic of investing and there is a reason for this. Even though I love to talk deals, in my experience I have found no matter what you are investing in, the act of investing is just another piece of the puzzle in the grand scheme.

We spend our days investing in lots of things. Many times, we spend so much time focusing on what we should be doing, how we should be acting and who we should be associating with that we get wrapped up in almost a mindless pattern fixated on material acquisitions.

Again, I go back to the idea that there is no sanctuary that you will arrive at. You won’t wake up and just be a different person that has a bunch of money and lives all the desires that you want. Even if you became a millionaire overnight in stocks, you still had to work for that change.  Read More→

Make Sure You Always Keep ALL Avenues of Communications Open If You Want to Keep Your Name Good In the Real Estate Business.

What an interesting thing to say.  Making sure you always stay in communication with everyone you have any type of financial obligations with. This is a subject that has caused much unneeded anxiety and stress that is totally not necessary if both people involved in every financial situation continually have open communications regardless of the status of the transaction they are involved in.

Over the years having been both a private Lender and a Landlord it has been my experience when life and unforeseen situations arise and the tenant or the borrower find themselves with a shortage of money to pay the obligations they originally agreed to pay, communications often stop. Somehow the tenant or borrower finds the money to pay for personal items such as their cell phone bill, their cable television bill, their car payment and eating out periodically or going out on the town.  Read More→

Mayor Kasim Reed Blowing Smoke

Posted on August 7, 2017 by

Mayor Kasim Reed is a short-sighted politician.  Thank goodness for term limits.

Mayor Kasim Reed says he is concerned about affordable housing. In a recent AJC article, Mayor Reed used terms like “predatory purchasing”. I believe this slanderous name calling only causes separation and stirs up animosity between the sellers and investor buyers. I am upset about this article where Mayor Reed said that investors are using predatory purchases to acquire houses and force the property values to go up, so there is no longer affordable housing in Atlanta.

If the city of Atlanta is going to point fingers they need to look at the predatory purchase of the surrounding land, which now houses the Falcons Stadium. My understanding is the city of Atlanta did threaten eminent domain in order to get that stadium in place. I did like the powers to be forcing that move though. Even if it will displace 30 properties of affordable housing. I think the Atlanta Mayor must have been referring to the investors that buy single family houses as predatory purchasers, not the commercial buyers. But that is another article.  Read More→

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