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We just got notification that Marc Fordham has canceled the Atlanta REIA South Meeting for Tonight, Oct 14th, 2010. Sorry for the inconvenience. Here is the email from Marc:

Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:30 PM
Subject: Cancellation of tomorrow’s SMART group/Atlanta REIA South meeting.

Hey! I hope you are doing well. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause. However, I am canceling this month of October’s meeting which was scheduled for tomorrow evening. I will be contacting everyone shortly to give details of future meetings.

Marc Fordham


All Week: Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Drive

Our Atlanta Real Estate Investor Alliance Charter Membership Drive has begun and will last for a limited time only. Now is your chance to join the hottest new real estate investor association in town as a Founding Member! Charter Members will get additional member benefits for life that other regular members who join later will not receive. Right now, Charter Members can become Atlanta REIA Ambassadors and receive up to $150 for every new member referred to Atlanta REIA during our Charter Membership Drive! Read more about Atlanta REIA Charter Individual Memberships or Business Memberships right now!

Tonight, Monday, Oct 11th: The 90 Day Extreme Internet Marketing Makeover Webinar Workshop

90 Day Extreme Makeover - SEO/SEM EditionTonight at 7PM ET is Week 3 of the 90 Day Extreme Internet Marketing Makeover Webinar Workshop, the SEO/SEM Edition. Tonight, Dustin will be covering “On-Site Search Engine Optimization and Marketing” and how to tweak your website for maximum search engine exposure and lead conversion.  If you don’t have an investor website, Atlanta REIA Charter Business Member is offering other Atlanta REIA Members 50% off of the best real estate investor websites on the planet!

Tuesday, Oct 12th: Foreclosures Gone Wild Webcast

Foreclosures Gone Wild WebinarOn the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7PM ET, short sale expert Kimberlee Frank will spend an hour answering your questions and discussing the latest trends and profit potential in the short sale and foreclosure industry. If you’re thinking about investing in short sales or are currently investing in short sales, this is a webcast you don’t want to miss. Register Now for the Foreclosure Gone Wild Webcast!

Thursday, Oct 14th: Haves and Wants Meeting

Joe Thompson's Haves & Wants MeetingEvery Thursday, Joe Thompson hosts the Haves & Wants Meeting from 1:30 to 3:00 PM at 5 Seasons Brewing located at the Prado in Sandy Springs, GA. This is a meeting for serious real estate investors and players looking to buy, sell or swap real deals and not just sit around and talk about it.

Thursday, Oct 14th: Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting

Atlanta REIA South Monthly MeetingThe Atlanta REIA South Monthly Meeting, hosted by Marc Fordham, is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at Ryan’s Restaurant located at 5425 North Henry Blvd in Stockbridge, Georgia. There is currently a $5.00 cover charge to attend this event.

Saturday, Oct 16th: Fuller Center Volunteer Workday

Project Lakewood Volunteers WantedIf you haven’t yet come out and joined Atlanta REIA and the Fuller Center of Atlanta on Project Lakewood yet, now is the perfect opportunity for you to get involved and help us build, renovate and repair more homes for needy Atlanta families than ever before. We need your help, so please come to 10 Gould St and lend us a hand. RSVP on Facebook Now!


Get Paid to be an Atlanta REIA Charter Member

Atlanta REIA Main Monthly MeetingTONIGHT, Monday, October 4th is our Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting. At this month’s meeting we will be launching our new Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Plans to begin growing our organization. Our goal to become the biggest and the best real estate investor group in the South over the next year and we need your help to do it. Now is your chance to become an Atlanta REIA Charter Member and get paid up to $150 for every new member you refer to us during our Charter Membership Drive. That’s right, up to One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150) for every new member you refer to us for a limited time only!

All you have to do is join Atlanta REIA as a Silver or Gold Charter Member to receive all the normal benefits of membership.  Additionally, as Charter Members you ‘ll get the opportunity to become an Atlanta REIA Goodwill Ambassador and refer us new members. As a Silver Member Ambassador, you’ll receive up to $50 for Silver and Gold Member referrals. As a Gold Member Ambassador, you’ll receive up to $50 for Silver Membership referrals and up to $150 for Gold Member referrals.  Certain terms and conditions do apply to qualify for commissions. For more details, don’t miss our October Main Atlanta REIA Meeting or your chance to become an Atlanta REIA Charter Member and Goodwill Ambassador! Read More→


Finally… a REIA Membership That Pays… Literally!

Atlanta REIA Main Monthly MeetingOur October 4th Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting will be a very special one. This month we will be launching our Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Drive to begin quickly growing our organization. Our goal is to become the biggest and the best real estate investor group in the South over the next year with your help. Our Charter Membership Drive will not only fund our growth, but it will also help GET YOU PAID RIGHT NOW! How you ask?

The plan is simple…. become a Silver or Gold Atlanta Real Estate Investor Alliance Member and get paid up to $150 for every new member you refer to us who joins  our REIA group during our Charter Membership Drive. Simple right? Is there a catch? No, there is no catch but certain terms and conditions do apply. For more details, don’t miss our October Main Atlanta REIA Meeting or your chance to become a Charter Member and get paid up up to $150 for referring us new members during our Charter Membership Drive! Read More→


Monday, Oct 4th is a Very Special Atlanta REIA Main Meeting On Charter Memberships, Credit Repair and Rehabbing for Profit

Atlanta REIA Main Monthly MeetingWe have a very special agenda planned for our next Atlanta REIA Main Monthly meeting on October 4th at 5:30 PM at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell. Our Charter Membership drive starts Oct 4th! Dustin Griffin will be rolling out our new Atlanta REIA Charter Membership Packages and tell you how you can get paid handsomely to help us grow our Charter Membership. You must be present to participate in this month’s Charter Membership rollout.  Also, our special guest Rick Harper from Summit Credit Group is going to talk about how to repair your credit and your life as well as that of your customers, tenants and buyers. And Atlanta’s very own Pete Youngs, AKA Mr. Rehab, will be talking about how run a profitable home renovation “fix and flip” business.

Pete YoungsMore specifically, Pete is going to talk about:

  • Making an extra $10,000 average profit on every deal
  • Learn to evaluate repairs and estimate costs
  • How to create thousands in profits while rehabbing
  • Where to get low cost labor without losing quality
  • Getting contractor discount savings from 10% to 30% or more
  • Managing rehabs without doing the work yourself
  • Hands on training for “Do it Yourselfers”
  • Rehab 101 techniques to turn ugly houses into $30,000 pay checks
  • Doing minor cosmetic repairs to major renovations
  • Covering your assets using liability and lien waivers
  • Making thousands of dollars extra per deal by being the job boss
  • Being your own general contractor for the big bucks
  • And more!

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Rick Harper

Posted on September 29, 2010 by

Rick Harper of Summit Credit GroupAfter honorably serving several years in the military, Rick Harper became very successful in the art of selling and financing within the automobile industry. He became a corporate financing instructor for a major automobile manufacturer. He was known across the country for his integrity, product knowledge, and willingness to go the extra mile.

While continuing his career in the auto industry, Rick began to transition into the mortgage business. With continued success, and the love and support of his family, he decided to leave the car business for good. As Rick had proven before, by choosing to do business the right way he climbed the corporate latter once again to become the Branch Manager of multiple offices spanning across the country. Read More→


Pete Youngs

Posted on September 29, 2010 by

Pete YoungsPete Youngs  is a successful real estate investor, business owner, author, and lecturer dedicated to helping others to achieve their goals as investors and real estate entrepreneurs. Pete’s specialty is teaching people how to rehab properties for a fraction of the normal estimated cost. His knowledge and ability to get the highest quality results for the lowest possible price earned his companies many prestigious renovation contracts such as the living quarters for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games, Courtyard By Marriott Hotels, two different contracts within international communications giant MCI, Publix Distribution Center and hundreds of single and multi-family homes nationwide. Read More→


We had our first Evening with an Expert Webcast on September 22nd, 2010 with our special guest and my good friend and real estate attorney, John Maurer. On our webcast, John talked about the Safe Act (the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act) and how it affects real estate investors wanting to negotiate short sales as well as offering owner financing to their buyers. He talked about the good news and the bad news you need to know. He also talked about doing “dry funded” back-to-back closings, flipping and took many live questions from our audience. Be sure to listen to the replay below so you don’t miss a thing. Read More→


John Maurer, Real Estate Attorney

Posted on September 22, 2010 by

John Maurer, Attorney at LawJohn Maurer was born in Nashville Tennessee and attended undergraduate college at the University of Knoxville, Tennessee. He came to Georgia in 1992 to study law at Emory University and graduated in 1996 with his J.D. Upon passing the Bar, he practiced litigation and was admitted to practice in all Georgia Courts including the Federal Northern and Middle District Courts of Georgia. In 1998 he began his work in residential real estate. In 2004 he left the firm of Stevens, Maurer and Cooper to open his own firm where he felt he could give more personalized service to his clients.

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Atlanta REIA North Monthly MeetingAtlanta REIA North meets TONIGHT at 6:00 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA just a few miles from the Mall of Georgia. At last month’s meeting we talked about how to crank up your leads online using Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing. In fact, we just kicked off our 90 Day Extreme Internet Marketing Workshop – The SEO/SEM Edition last night in case you missed it.

This month at our Atlanta REIA North Meeting, we’re going to talk about using offline guerrilla marketing techniques to generate all the buyer and seller leads we  can handle in addition to online marketing techniques. We will also be doing a marketing segment, so bring in your haves, wants, needs, flyers and any deals you wish to market and share with our group in person or online. We will also be doing a networking segment during the meeting so don’t forget your business cards.

Also, immediately after the Atlanta REIA North Meeting, we will break and reconvene at the Mall of Georgia Taco Mac for Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network and have fun with us!

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Extreme Makeover - SEO/SEM EditionOn our 1st Atlanta REIA Business Opportunity Webcast (Register for Monthly Webcast) on September 16th, 2010, Dustin Griffin explained why only the top 5% of all real estate investors out there get 90% of all the leads generated online while the other 95% of investors compete over the remaining 10% of those leads. Dustin also showed viewers how to post an article or advertisement online and have it appear #1 on Google in a matter of seconds or minutes at most. He also showed us how to totally dominate the first page of Google and other major search engines locally quicker than we ever thought possible using simple, easy-to-implement Guerrilla Internet Marketing techniques! Read More→


Extreme Makeover - SEO/SEM EditionAre you getting your fair share of leads from the Internet? Do you get at least 1 lead per day from your website? How about 2, 5, 10 or more?

If you were to go to Google, Yahoo or Bing right now and type in your company name, could you easily find your site on the first page?

Or what if you typed in a few common search phrases about your company, what you do, etc… can you still find your site on the first page of the search engine results?

If not, you’re not alone. It’s been said that the top 5 percent of all real estate investors get 90% of all the leads generated online from search engine searches. This means that the other 95% of investors fight for the remaining 10% of the online leads.

So why are the top 5% of these investors getting the vast share of the online leads? What do they know that you don’t?

Learn their secrets TONIGHT on Atlanta REIA’s Webcast at 7PM ET on Guerrilla Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) so you too can share their success faster than you ever thought possible for very little or no money… emphasis on no money!

Register Now!

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