Archive for August, 2019

Wed, August 28th at 6:30PM-10PM in Atlanta, GA
Property Protégé Group
Group Coaching for Real Estate Investors
How to Do Your Due Diligence on Raw Land & Lots
with Attorney Andrew Gurvey & Your Hosts Don DeRosa & Dustin Griffin
Wed, August 28th from 6:30PM-10PM
3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
Attend Your 1st Meeting at No Charge
Come Join Us to Learn More About PPG!
Would You Like to Learn How to Invest in Real Estate with a Team of Like Minded Investors on a Weekly Basis?

Are you wanting to learn how to invest in real estate but don’t know where to begin, how to really crank things up or don’t want to do it alone?

Dustin GriffinDon DeRosaIf so, please join us Wednesday, August 28th at 6:30PM at the Property Protege Group (PPG) hosted by Don DeRosa and Dustin Griffin at 3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA.

Andrew GurveyOur Special Guest Speaker will be Attorney Andrew Gurvey who will be discussing how to do your due diligence when purchasing raw land and lots which are very different from single family homes. He is going to talk about due diligence periods, surveys, site plans, zoning, rezoning, answer all your questions, etc.

Even though this is a private, coaching group for PPG Members Only, EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND YOUR FIRST MEETING AT NO CHARGE, but please be sure to arrive on time.

Property Protege GroupThe Property Protege Group (PPG) is a private coaching group led by Don and Dustin that meets in-person at alternative location in-person in the Atlanta area or on Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live for PPG Members that cannot attend in-person. The first part of the meeting is educational and the second part is where we evaluate your opportunities and decide if they are a deal or not.

If you are interested in becoming a better, more profitable investor, those of us in PPG are here to help! PPG was created for new investors or existing investors who want to take their investing to the next level and beyond with the help of others! Come check us out!

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Mon, August 26th @ 6PM in Marietta, GA
How To Get 100 or More Deals A MONTH!!
with Roger Blankenship
Monday, August 26th @ 6:00PM
Cherokee Cattle Company
2710 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA

No Charge for Atlanta REIA Members, Guests $10 at the Door.
ALL Attendees can download Roger’s New EBook!

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Roger Blankenship“Hi, my name is Roger Blankenship and I get more than 10,000 deals to review every month. In fact I get more than that most weeks! I’ve been at it awhile and I have a couple of methods that have taken years to develop but I also have a proven system that will also work for you – if you’re willing to work the system. In just a few months you could have 100 or more deals in your inbox every month.”

If you want MORE DEALS flowing through your pipeline, you don’t want to miss Roger’s special presentation at the Atlanta REIA West Real Estate Event at 6:00pm on Monday, August 26th at The Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta.

At the event, Roger will show you:

  • At least three of Roger’s top nine sources for deal flow
  • How to involve your neighbors, friends, your kids, (if you want to) or even enlist total strangers to help you
  • How to build a network of wholesalers that will send you 20 deals a day
  • Roger’s secrets for tapping into the deals on the MLS
  • How to build a strong and productive relationship with a Realtor without wasting their time or yours
  • What websites to review
  • Which deal automations to buy
  • Answers to your questions and so much more…

In addition, you’ll hear how to:

  • Get the deals coming to you
  • Sit at your computer and make offers
  • Estimate your rehab budget without leaving your office
  • Move faster than the competition
  • Make money in other cities

Roger says, “I’m not saying you can sit back and easy money is going to pour in. You’re going to have to lay the groundwork, develop your skills, and work the system. But if you do, it won’t be long before you have more deals coming than you have time to consider.”

Fantastic Deals And Where To Find Them EBookEveryone in attendance will have the opportunity to download Roger’s new eBook: “Fantastic Deals and Where to Find Them.” It’s coming soon to the Kindle Store, but it’s yours at no charge just for showing up!


Come spend the first hour networking with like-minded investors and real estate related businesses and services while enjoying a mouth-watering meal from Cherokee Cattle Company. Bring your Flyers, your deals, haves, wants and needs to this event.


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Atlanta REIA Members can attend for no charge and Not-Yet Members for $10.00. Show up at 6:00 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.

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TUE, August 27th @ 7PM on Zoom Video Webinar
Beginning Investors Group ONLINE
Tues, Aug 27th @ 7PM on Zoom Webinar
From Homeless to Real Estate Mogul in 4 Years
How to Overcome Adversity Through Creative Real Estate Investing
with Vicky Schettini
Anyone Can Register to Attend at No Charge!
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Vicky SchettiniMy name is Vicky Schettini. I am a single mom and in 2014 I was suffering from the empty nest syndrome. Living from paycheck to paycheck with only $25.00 to spare, I decided to build my Legacy and Wealth. I was ready to start investing in buy and hold properties. Desperately wanting and needing the security of passive income, I decided to move across country from California to Jackson, MS to be closer to my only daughter.

Things didn’t go as planned and I ended up homeless in a new town where I didn’t know a single person. I was on a mission to build my wealth and decided to do whatever it takes to succeed. I quickly started networking with anyone and everyone possible. I was laughed at and hung up on many times but failure was not an option, so I pushed on.

I finally found an investor who was willing to sell me one of his houses with owner financing. I had to be very creative in ways to come up with the down payment since I was broke. I was finally able to move into my new home and I only had $500 to my name. I taught myself how to rehab the property and put back on the market and had it rented within 4 hours! I have been creative in acquiring more properties and duplicating what I had done ever since.

In just short 4 years, I have exceeded my own goals. I own over 100 single family properties, 4 apartment complexes plus I am still to this day an active investor with a full team helping me. My portfolio continues to grow monthly. In the beginning, I didn’t have any money or credit, but that didn’t stop me from achieving my goals and dreams.

Today, my mission now is to help 1 million people just like me reach financial independence. I want to teach you what I did and how you can duplicate my system of success.

On the BIG Online Webinar I will teach you…

  • Creative ways to make money right away
  • The Bullet Proof Offer
  • Security
  • Be in the top 1% of wealthy investors
  • The unstoppable mindset
  • Answers to your questions and more!

If you have the drive to build your wealth, then I can easily teach you the rest. Please join me on the Beginning Investors Group Online Webinar on August 27th at 7PM ET to learn more! Register for the BIG Online Webinar Now!

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Zoom Video WebinarTO ATTEND ONLINE: To attend the Beginning Investors Group Online via your PC, smart phone or tablet, Register for the Online Meeting on and you will be emailed a Webinar Confirmation Email with instructions on how to attend the event.

Once you get your Webinar Confirmation Email, you can click the “Please click this URL” link in the email about 5-10 minutes prior to the 7PM start time to reserve a spot using your PC, Mac, Tablet or Smart Phone.

The web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for Download Zoom for Your Computer.

You can also download the App here on for your mobile device.

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Mon, August 19th @ 6:30 PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA

Beginning Investors Group

The Beginning Investors Group
Mon, August 19th at 6:30 PM at
Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs

Short-Term Rentals, Long-Term Profits
with Kito J Johnson

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

Kito J JohnsonJoin us at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on Monday, August 19th at 6:30PM at the Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs with our special guest, Kito J Johnson, who will be introducing you to “Short-Term Rentals & Long-Term Profits”.

Wholesaling and rehabbing houses will make you rich. Renting houses will make you wealthy.

Buying and selling houses is like buying and selling Golden Geese. If you wholesale or retail a Golden Goose you get paid once and then have to go find another Golden Goose to sell to stay in business.

If you keep the Golden Goose, it will lay Golden Eggs every month for many years to come until you perhaps sell it one day. If you continue to buy more Golden Geese, you will soon have a flock of geese that will make you very wealthy over time.

Now imagine you have several Golden Geese whose eggs are each worth $1200 a month as a long-term rentals. Did you know you could double or triple the value of those very same eggs as a short-term rentals without all the headaches that come with long-term tenants?

Many new investors have started banking on this relatively new, buy and hold, short-term rental strategy! Have you gotten started?

If not, come join us and find out why this rising method of real estate investing is SO popular and how you can fill your portfolio with multiple properties and fill your bank account with six-figures in your very first year!

There’s so much that goes into building a successful short-term rental business, so Kito wants to show you the right moves for a strong lift-off.

Join Kito at BIG to learn the best of the best in:

  • The Starting Process
  • The Most Effective Tips For Beginners (Start Like a Pro!)
  • Screening Guests (Don’t skip this step!)
  • Becoming a Preferred Host (and maintaining 5-star Reviews)
  • Marketing Your Rental
  • Advice on Managing Multiple Units (You’ll have more than one!)
  • And How To Make Six-Figure In Your First Year… FOR REAL!
  • Answers to your questions and more!

Join us to learn to avoid newbie mistakes made by the uninformed investor. Come hear real-life steps to secure your status as a highly-acclaimed super host.

You will learn short-term rental essentials and the principles to establishing your wealth through this HOT method of investing and increasing your wealth substantially. You have no excuse. With valuable information like this, you need to be at BIG! Take Action & RSVP NOW!

Also, be sure to join our new Facebook Group, the
Short-Term Rental Owners Networking Group (STRONG)!

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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.

Dustin GriffinBIG 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.

Beginning Investors Group Diamond Sponsors
BIG Diamond Sponsors

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Secured Investment Lending CorporationSecured Investment Lending – A licensed direct mortgage lender specializing in non-traditional hard money loans for non-owner occupied buy/fix sell properties or rental properties throughout the GA and FL. Read More>>

FynancFynanc – We study the giants of finance, the history of money, the financial system, and the inner workings of financial institutions. We look for the 1% of the strategies that pass our tests and work for you. We then document them for you to use.

New Western AcquisitionsNew Western Acquisitions – A full service Real Estate Brokerage that specializes in helping investors in acquiring inventory, securing contractors and lenders, as well as aiding in the liquidation of these assets. Read More>>

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Tue, August 20th @ NOON in Atlanta, GA

Onsite Renovation Group

The Onsite Renovation Group
Come See Alan & Chrissy’s Finished Rehab in Stone Mountain
Tues, August 20th at NOON
1147 To Lani Farm Rd,
Stone Mountain, GA
Hands-On Learning “Onsite” at Real
Atlanta Area Renovation Projects
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Onsite PropertyPlease join us on Tuesday, August 20th at NOON for the Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) to learn all about finding, funding, fixing and flipping houses (or holding) for big profits right here in the metro Atlanta area.

Onsite PropertyThis month’s 2nd Onsite meeting will be held at 1147 To Lani Farm Rd, Stone Mountain, GA which is a rehab project we visited back in January before renovation began. See video below of what you missed.

Onsite PropertyThis house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,170 sq ft, split level home built in 1985. At the time of purchase, the home was being used as a Section 8 rental. This project being managed by Chrissy Griffin and Alan McDaniel started out as a “light” rehab with a $40K budget but may have ended up costing closer to $55K.

Onsite PropertyThe house has been completely renovated on the inside. Several walls have been removed creating a much more open floor plan. The house has a new kitchen, new baths, updated lighting and is fully staged. On the exterior, they replaced the roof, windows and doors, rebuilt the deck and repaired and painted the privacy fence and updated landscaping.

RSVP Now and come see the dramatic transformation!


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Watch January 29, 2019 Onsite Replay at To Lani Rehab

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) is an educational and networking group led by Dustin Griffin and Don DeRosa 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.

  • Wholesalers, bring your deals! We could be your next buyer!

  • Lenders, bring your money! We could be your next borrower!

  • Agents, Contractors and Other Real Estate Pros, come join us! We could be your next client!

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The Onsite Renovation Group meets TWICE A MONTH on the 1st and 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. Come join us and RSVP Now!

The Onsite Renovation Group is sponsored by New Western Acquisitions & Baker Collins.

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Tue, August 20th @ 6:30PM in Stone Mountain, GA
NEW “Flipping Gwinnett” Group
Join Us at Our 3rd Meeting on
Determining Property Values Like a Pro!
Join Us for an All-Star Panel Discussion How to Determine the As-Is and After Repair Value of Any House Like a Professional Appraiser
Tues, August 20th at 6:30PM
We Buy Ugly Houses Office
2300 W Park Pl. Blvd, Suite 110
Stone Mountain, GA
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $10 Online or $10 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Scott SekulowAtlanta REIA EastThe Atlanta REIA East Monthly Meeting, aka “Flipping Gwinnett” is a NEW Atlanta REIA educational and networking subgroup lead by Scott “The Flipping Rabbi” Sekulow and is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at Scott’s We Buy Ugly Houses Office located at 2300 W Park Pl. Blvd, Suite 110 in Stone Mountain, GA.

For our third meeting, we are having an All-Star Panel hosted Scott Sekulow on the art and science determining “as-is” property value versus “ARV” or after repair value based on different levels of repair.

PLEASE NOTE: Atlanta REIA Members can attend at no charge with a valid membership card. Non-Members pay $10 at the door.

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Sat & Sun, August 24th & 25th in Atlanta, GA
Driving For Dollars,
Dialing for Dollars &

Doorknocking for Dollars
A 2 Day Real Estate Investor Immersion Workshop on Talking to Sellers with Don DeRosa
Saturday, August 24th from 9AM-6PM
3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
Sunday, August 25th from 8AM-5PM
3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA

Don DeRosaDoes talking to Sellers on the phone make you sweat? When you drive neighborhoods looking for ugly properties, does it stress you out because you don’t know what to look for? Does the thought of talking with Sellers face-to-face make you nervous? Do you avoid knocking on doors because you’re afraid you don’t know what to say?

These are all very common fears that all beginning investors have when seeking out their first few deals. Learning how to deal with these issues can make the difference between your success and failure.

If you would like to overcome challenges such as these, please be sure to join Don DeRosa in a two day, hands-on workshop where he will teach you…

Day ONE in the Classroom

Day One of the Workshop will take place on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 from 9AM to 6PM (registration starts at 8:30AM) at 3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA. Day One will be spent in the class room learning:

Talking with Sellers Over the Phone

  • Basic Phone Scripts for talking to Sellers
  • How to talk with Agents, Investors and Homeowners (there is a difference) when they call you or you call them
  • How to determine the Seller’s motivation
  • What questions are essential to get answered every time
  • How to prescreen leads quickly and determine deal or no deal
  • You will also be making and taking live calls from REAL Sellers!

Driving for Dollars

  • How to market yourself correctly
  • What things you must have with you at all times
  • How to research and find vacant property owners
  • How to put a follow up system in place to ensure sellers will call you

Talking with Sellers Face to Face (Door Knocking)

  • What scripts to use for practicing
  • How to ensure you get invited in the house
  • What marketing material you need to have with you
  • How to handle objections
  • What marketing to leave behind if they’re not home

Day TWO in the Field

Rehab Bus TourDay Two will be spent in the FIELD putting everything you learned in the classroom to immediate use. We will meetup on Sunday, August 25th, 2019 at 8AM Sharp at 3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA. You will be paired up with another classmate and literally go into the field and drive for dollars, door knock and talk to live sellers as well as seeking out and finding vacant properties.

If talking with sellers is a challenge for you, then you DO NOT want to miss out on this BRAND-NEW TRAINING EVENT we created just for YOU! There will be lots of hands-on practical applications in this event unlike anything you’ve probably ever seen. We will immerse you in the real estate investor experience so that you will quickly learn the skills you need to give you the confidence to talk with Sellers like a seasoned PRO.

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*PLEASE NOTE: Tuition price will increase and will be per person after Early Registration Expires. Register now and save!  Read More→