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Sat & Sun, August 18th & 19th 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 18th from 9AM-6PM
3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
Sunday, August 19th from 8AM-4PM
Meet at 8AM at Golden Corral, 2888 Stone Mountain Hwy, Snellville, 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 18th, 2018 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 19th, 2018 at 8AM Sharp at Golden Corral, 2888 Stone Mountain Hwy, Snellville, 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.

Register Now!

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

August 21, 2018 Onsite Replay
August 21, 2018 Onsite Replay
With Dustin Griffin, Don DeRosa & Christine Griffin
Tue, August 21st @ NOON in Atlanta, GA

Onsite Renovation Group

The Onsite Renovation Group
Come See This Newly Completed Rehab Project
in Snellville, GA!

Tuesday, August 21st at NOON
2744 Greenvalley Rd, Snellville, 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 21st at NOON for the Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) to learn all about finding, funding, fixing and flipping houses for big profits right here in the metro Atlanta area.

This month’s meeting will be held at a $75K rehab project located at 2744 Greenvalley Rd in Snellville, GA manged by Chrissy Griffin. You may recall that we visited this property before renovations began back on May 1st.

Watch the Replay from May 1st here before renovations began.

See the Listing and Photos from the completed rehab.

Onsite PropertySo on August 21st at NOON, we’re going back to the Greenvalley property to see how Chrissy transformed this 1,646 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 1972 from an ugly, run down house that needs lots of updating into a gorgeous, modern day home!

This house had lots of improvements made such as removing or relocating walls, expanding both brand new bathrooms, all new kitchen, removed windows, added french doors, converted carport to garage, updated outbuilding and much more!

There are many lessons to be learned on this project, so come join us and see the transformation for yourself and find out more how you can get involved in fixing and flipping houses!

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!

Baker Collins
Onsite Sponsored by
Baker Collins

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!


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August 20, 2018 Beginning Investors Group Replay
August 20, 2018 Beginning Investors Group Replay
With Dustin Griffin & Tangie Cousins
Mon, August 20th @ 6:30 PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA

Beginning Investors Group

The Beginning Investors Group
Mon, August 20th at 6:30 PM at
Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs
Learn About the Hottest Leads in Today’s Market & How You Could Be Getting Them!
with Tangie Cousins, the Hot Lead Chick
Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Tangie CousinsJoin us at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on Monday, August 20th at 6:30PM at the Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs where our special guest speaker will be Tangie Cousins, the Hot Lead Chick.

Tangie will be teaching us about the “Hottest Leads in Today’s Market” and her Unique Marketing Strategies for targeting these hot leads.

She will be teaching you a lot of different marketing techniques and strategies such as… 1) How to write your letter if you are an Investor verses a Realtor. 2) How often you should mail and how many times. 3) What to say and what not to say in your letter and more.

Tangie will teaching you about…

  • The 5 hottest leads with the most equity
  • Consistency in marketing
  • How to write your letter
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Marketing
  • Reasons why you should invest in today’s market
  • Answers to your questions and much more!

If you want more HOT LEADS, don’t miss this month’s Beginning Investors Group! Be sure to RSVP NOW and get Tangie’s COMPLIMENTARY MARKETING LETTERS just for attending the meeting!

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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.

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.

Door Prizes & Giveaways!*
All members who check in and attend the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win miscellaneous items that vary from meeting to meeting each month. *You must be present and in the room during the drawing to win. Door prizes and giveaways can change at any time for any reason. Non-Members and Vendors are not eligible to win.

Beginning Investors Group Diamond Sponsors
BIG Diamond Sponsors

American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry.
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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.

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Download The Profit Newsletter for August 2018 (PDF)

The Profit

The August 2018 Edition of
The Profit is Available for Download!

The Profit Newsletter - August 2018The August 2018 Edition of The Profit Newsletter, the official newsletter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance, is now available for download. There are 48 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.

Be sure to Subscribe to The Profit by Email or Subscribe to The Profit by Text so you don’t miss a single issue.

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Tues, August 7th @ 6:30PM in Cumming, GA
Mountain REIA
Tuesday, August 7th @ 6:30PM
Golden Corral, 2025 Market Pl Blvd, Cumming, GA
How to Find and Convert an Endless Supply of Motivated Sellers
with Amy Ransdell

$2 Charge for ALL Attendees

Amy RansdellInvestors, are you finding enough deals for your pipeline? Wholesalers, if you had more deals would your buyers still need more? Real estate agents, do you have enough listings or would a few more make your year even better? If you poll investors, wholesalers, or agents, one of the most common challenges they face is lead generation for acquisition.

We hear so many people complaining about this being a low-inventory market while others are bringing in deal after deal. So, how do we know which lead generation techniques work best? How do we decide where to spend our marketing dollars? How do we build systems that bring in a consistent flow of opportunities?

If you would like to learn about having a steady stream of motivated sellers, you should definitely come to Mountain REIA event on Tuesday, August 7th at 6:30PM, and hear our special guest speaker, Amy Ransdell.

During this presentation, Amy will tell you all about:

  • What is a “Motivated Seller” and How do You Find Them?
  • Using Relationships Drive Leads
  • Creating Maximum Exposure to Attract Sellers
  • Using Technology & Outsourcing for the Competitive Edge
  • The 5 Must-Do TIPS to Convert Sellers Into Closings
  • Answers to your questions and much, much more!

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on

RSVP Now and join us for Mountain REIA at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 7th at The Golden Corral in Cumming at 2025 Market Place Blvd. in Cumming. Come join us for this fun, informative event. See Y’all There!

Everyone can attend for $2.00. 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 Golden Corral allows us to use their meeting room.

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

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Wed, August 8th @ 6PM in College Park, GA
Atlanta REIA South
3 Strategies You Can Use Today
To Beat The IRS

with Roger Herring
August 8th @ 6PM, Club E,
3707 Main Street, College Park, GA

NO CHARGE for everyone who attends
this month’s event ONLY

Roger HerringWe are pleased to announce that Roger Herring will be our special guest speaker this month at our Atlanta REIA South monthly meeting in College Park.

The IRS. Just hearing those 3 letters can send a chill up your spine, or even make one’s blood boil. Who can blame when that entity seemingly enjoys sticking its hands into your pockets to grab a chunk of your hard earned money.

In 2018, new tax laws were enacted to the benefit of many, and to the chagrin of a few. However, for you to take advantages of the benefits, you MUST know what they are.

The New tax laws have impacted entity selection, deprecation strategies for landlords, 1031 strategies, the new Qualified Business Income deduction, Power partnerships and how they work, and many other sweeping changes.

Roger Herring, Founder and CEO of Investors Accounting, one of the few firms totally dedicated to serving the unique needs of real estate investors when it comes to accounting and taxes.

Accounting for Real Estate Investors is something that is not taught in school. It is a unique field that requires specialized understanding in specific areas of the tax code that most practitioners do not even know exists. Roger works with investors year round, not just at tax time.

At this event you will learn 3 Strategies to send the IRS in the other direction:

  • Use Depriciation Strategy to Save Now and Later
  • Hire Your Children
  • The Power Partnership
  • And Ask an Expert Tax Q & A

RSVP Now and join us this Wednesday at the Atlanta REIA South/Multi-Family Real Estate Meeting at 6PM on Wed, August 8th at Club E at 3707 Main St. in College Park.

Roger is a 1991 graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, he served as an officer in the US Army Reserves for 8 years. Roger spent eleven years as a corporate accountant in positions ranging from associate management accountant to Chief Financial Officer. In late 1999 he founded Herring Business Services (HBS), a part-time venture specializing in the preparation of long-term business plans. In early 2002 he took the business full time and reorganized HBS into what is now Investor’s Accounting, LLC

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

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The Atlanta REIA South monthly meeting, led by Reggie Jackson and Gordon Catts, is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6PM at Club E Atlanta located at 3707 Main Street, College Park, GA.

The Multi Family Investing Focus Group Meeting, led by Carla Gamper and Gordon Catts now meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6PM at Club E Atlanta located at 3707 Main Street, College Park, GA.

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Scott Sekulow

Posted on August 5, 2018 by

Scott SekulowI grew up in retail and by the age of 12 was a partner in my first business.  If you are a long term resident of Atlanta, you might remember the pretzel booth at the Atlanta Flea Market. Well that was me. At age 18, I was a licensed real estate agent, but gave it up years later to do other work. I have a BA in Management from Mercer University. I have owned several businesses over the years. 

After receiving Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah, I went back to school and received a BS in Biblical Education graduating Summa Cum Laude. As a hobby, I got into flipping houses after rehabbing a rental property for my mother-in-law. I oversee and manage her rental properties. 3 years ago, I started buying and fixing houses.  I have bought and sold over 50 houses (worth over $6,000,000). I specialize in cosmetic fix and flips. I also wholesale deals to private investors. I am an all cash investor which gives me an edge over the hard money investor. 

Many know me as Rabbi Scott Sekulow and others as “The Flipping Rabbi”. I believe I have been so successful so quickly because I follow a biblical approach to all the work that I do and I give a  10% tithe of the profits to God’s work first.


Garland E. Harris

Posted on July 31, 2018 by

Garland E. HarrisCEO, Founder of Troptions Corp.

Mr. Harris’ experience lies in building several companies from the ground up, as well as managing their growth and success. Mr. Harris served as President of Garland Property Maintenance, Inc. of St. Louis, where he owned and managed in excess of $3,000,000 in real estate from 1983-87. Mr. Harris also served as Regional Vice-President for National Safety Associates, Inc. from 1987-89, where he grew from an independent representative to managing a national organization of over 1000 sales people.

Mr. Harris has been a visionary in many aspects of Internet marketing and advertising and is extremely knowledgeable regarding the technical aspects of the business, having spent 7 years in the ISP field. Mr. Harris attended Stanford University studying Architecture in 1976 and when the University phased out the Architecture program, he pursued and earned a degree from The Way College of Biblical Research in Indiana and has spent the last 27 years teaching practical Christian principles. Read More→


Bryan Stone

Posted on July 31, 2018 by

Bryan StonePresident Of Troptions Corp

Mr. Stone, founder of The Real Estate Connections, has been building companies for over 38 years, starting with his first at the age of 19. Mr. Stone built the first indoor skate park in the basement of a mall and was responsible for marketing and promotions. Four years later as the national sales director for a national Distributor, he led the way by introducing sailboards, snowboards, and roller blades, increasing first year sales to over 3 million dollars. He has bought and sold trucking, limousine, and distributing companies, and has been responsible for sales, marketing, and leadership.

He is the co-founder of Road Track, one of the first GPS tracking companies in the country. He also founded Courtland Property Management in 1998, a management company that buys and sells over 120 properties per year as well as managing their portfolio of over 150 properties.

As a public speaker, he holds seminars in real estate as well as other business topics. Mr. Stone was the 2001-2003 Chairperson for the Georgia Republican Advisory Committee to President Bush, and he sits on the Board of six corporations. Read More→


Tangie Cousins

Posted on July 30, 2018 by

Tangie CousinsTangie Cousins has been working with Investors, Realtors and Attorney’s for almost 15 years now. She is an Independent Contractor and attends multiple Investor meetings on a regular basis and has for years.

Tangie works with a Company called Foreclosures Daily. Foreclosures Daily ( is a nationwide lead provider that has been in business since 2004. They are the Internet’s number one destination for the most detailed, timely and accurate information.  Read More→

Wed, August 1st at 7PM-11PM in Atlanta, GA
Property Protégé Group
Group Coaching for Real Estate Investors
Raising Private Money
to Fund All Your Real Estate Deals
Wed, August 1st from 7PM-11PM
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?

Property Protege GroupAre 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?

If so, please join us Wednesday, August 1st at 7PM at the Property Protege Group (PPG) hosted by Don DeRosa and Dustin Griffin at 3125 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA.

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.

The Property Protege Group (PPG) is a private coaching group and real estate immersion program 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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TUE, July 24th @ 7PM on Zoom Video Webinar
Beginning Investors Group ONLINE
Tues, July 24th @ 7PM on Zoom Webinar
How to Buy MORE
Real Estate with

with Mike Cherwenka

Mike CherwenkaWhat is cryptocurrency? Is it just a passing fad or is it the future? And what the heck does cryptocurrency have to do with real estate investing?

Well, if you would like to learn more about this fascinating new topic, join us on the Beginning Investors Group Online webinar on Tuesday, July 24th at 7PM ET for a “Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency” with the Godfather of Wholesaling, Mike Cherwenka!

Join us on the webinar where Mike will cover…

  • What is cryptocurrency and why should you care?
  • Is cryptocurrency a fad or is it the currency of the near future?
  • What does cryptocurrency have to do with real estate investing?
  • How can you use cryptocurrency to do more deals?
  • How do you get started using cryptocurrency today?
  • Where do you get more information on cryptocurrency?
  • Answers to your cryptocurrency questions and more!

Mike Cherwenka is Atlanta’s leading expert in residential quick turn real estate. Mike has wholesaled and fixed and flipped over 2,050 single family homes since 1996 and is known as the “Godfather in flipping homes”. Mike is known for literally transforming blighted communities into beautiful neighborhoods. His niche is “MAKING MONEY IN THE HOOD”. A true “TRANSACTION ENGINEER”. Nobody find bargains like Mike.

If you’ve been hearing about cryptocurrency and want to learn more about it and how it relates to real estate investing, register for the webinar now at and join us on Tuesday, July 24th at 7PM ET to find out more!

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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.

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