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Mon, Mar 9th @ 6:30PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group
Mobile Marketing Benefits, Tools & Resources You Can Use to Generate the Leads You Need
with Rateb “Rock” Shukoor
Mar 9th, 6:30PM, Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA


Rock ShukoorOur next All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group Meeting is Monday, March 9th at 6:30 PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs. There is no charge for this meeting for Atlanta REIA Members. Guests and Non-Members can pay $20.00 at the door or RSVP Online for $15.00.

I am excited about the meeting where I (Rock Shukoor) will be the presenter this coming Monday. I will be covering Mobile Marketing, the benefits of this media, the do’s, the don’ts, the tools, the resources I use and much, much more.

  • So what exactly is Mobile Marketing?
  • Isn’t it expensive and techy?
  • Does it work?
  • Is it hard?

Find out the answers to these questions at the meeting. Just so you know, I am a full time real estate investor and marketer and have been using mobile marketing for many years now. So what I will share with you is my own, first hand experience.

Mobile marketing is here to stay and will be around for a long time. I will share some stats on that which will amaze you. Mobile marketing is one of the easiest, fastest, and cheapest marketing there is. It is also growing faster than any other form of marketing.

You must join us at the meeting to see how it works, what tools I use, what kind of messages are being used and how to benefit from it quickly.


ACTION TAKERS ONLY BONUS: I am all about rewarding the action takers and love to be around action takers. In my opinion, you are an action taker just by you attending this event. Therefore I am also offering a 30-minute free consultation to the first 10 action takers who come up and ask me for it. This free session, “Find Your Money Direction Now” will help you find your direction in real estate.

Rock's BookEARLY BIRD BONUS: There is an early bird special as well…. a physical copy of my book, “Extraordinary Results By Ordinary Investors.” This book will assist you in finding out exactly what works in our market, what has not worked and what to do to avoid the pitfalls of our business.

This is a must attend event. We will meet at our usual location at the Hudson Grille at 6:30 PM and be there until 9:00 PM and then hang out and have our Late Nite Networking. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting at 7PM.

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A 4 NIGHT STAY IN CANCUN: All participants who attend the AIM Meeting will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 5 Day, 4 Night Stay in Cancun! *You must be present at the meeting to win. Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

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Sat, Mar 14 at 9AM @ Doubletree Hotel, Roswell, GA
Pre-Foreclosure Wealth & Lifeonaire Workshop
How to Design an Insanely Profitable Pre-Foreclosure Flipping Business & Have an Amazing Life in the Process
A Full Day Workshop with Shaun McCloskey
Sat, March 14th, 9AM-5PM at DoubleTree Hotel
1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA

Early 2-for-1 Registration Special Ends
Tonight, March 12th at Midnight!

Shaun McCloskeyJoin us on Saturday, March 14th at 9:00 AM at the Doubletree Hotel at 1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd in Roswell, GA to learn how to dominate your pre-foreclosure market from the master of pre-foreclosures, Shaun McCloskey!

Shaun is teaching students why this is THE YEAR for pre-foreclosure real estate investing. The market is hot, hot, hot! Banks have an overabundance of inventory and Shaun and his students are cashing in big time!

“In just the past two weeks alone, I’ve had two students call with record setting profits. At this workshop, I’ll show you the 7 steps to how Dave just cashed a $175,000 NET paycheck (that means after all expenses, this is how much he got to keep for himself!) I’ll also show you the exact steps that Dan used to close a deal that will earn him close to $300K in net profits in the next two weeks! All of what we’re sharing is what works TODAY!”

Here’s What You’ll Learn Saturday Morning at the Workshop!

  • How to cash in on short sales without EVER having to negotiate! Heck, we’ll even show you how you’ll never need to even make one single phone call to a bank to negotiate huge discounts!
  • Never Pay for Marketing Again: How to generate all the pre-foreclosure leads you’ll ever need -for the low, low cost of ZERO dollars!
  • Pre-Foreclosure Deal Finding Strategies: Learn how to find and pursue ONLY the best of the best short sale leads in your area. Pursue the best, forget the rest.
  • Unlimited FREE Leads; How to get more pre-foreclosure leads than you can handle, all begging you to take their house.
  • Deal Evaluation Demystified: Learn the 6 strategies I use to quickly find (and pick) the lowest hanging fruit that equates to the biggest possible paychecks.
  • APPROVED: Offer Structuring tactics designed to virtually guarantee the biggest discounts and most approved short sale offers. (I’m going to give you the exact criteria that banks use to determine whether or not they’ll approve your offer!)
  • Affective Negotiation Tactics that Work: Learn specifically how to structure your negotiations so that the banks are begging you to rob them of thousands of dollars worth of equity.
  • Bank Secrets Revealed: Discover the #1 secret to uncovering the lowest possible dollar amount that a lender will accept as a short sale payoff. (This one secret alone is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash in your pocket!)
  • Sell that House FAST!: Discover the brand new house selling strategy that virtually GUARANTEES you to sell any house in any market in 7 days or less!
  • Business Management Mastery: How to set your real estate business so that it runs on AUTOPILOT, allowing you to put cash in your pocket without having to work 70 hours per week like most other real estate investors.
  • Unlimited Deal Funding: How to access all the cash you’ll ever need to fund your real estate deals.
  • And much more…


By the way, all of what we’re sharing is what works TODAY! It’s not some fluff that was written by someone who’s never been in the business. This stuff works right now, right here in the Atlanta Metro Area.

I’m also going to be sharing how my student Jason Roberts made $3.7 MILLION dollars in his short sale business his very first year in with his short sale business, doing EXACTLY WHAT I’LL BE TEACHING YOU AT THIS EVENT! I’ll show you his exact recipe of how he did it – his exact marketing plan to get people to hand him the keys to their house, and how you can too.

This Saturday workshop is designed to provide you with everything you need to get your short sale business up and running within 7 days, so come prepared to take lots of notes! Bring a sharpened pencil, and come prepared to get every question answered. Regardless of whatever you’ve heard about short sales in the past, we’re going to show you how to make this year the most profitable year of your entire life!

Register Now!

PLEASE NOTE: The 2 for 1 Early Registration Special is for Altanta REIA Members and is limited to spouses, adult children and corporate partners. Non-Members after early registration expires. Non-Members who join Atlanta REIA between February 27th – March 2nd, 2015 can attend the workshop for FREE. Also, Atlanta REIA Members who renew their membership for an additional year between February 27th – March 2nd, 2015 can attend the workshop for FREE as well. When joining Atlanta REIA or renewing your membership, please indicate that you want to attend the workshop at no charge. You can join Atlanta REIA at

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Download The Profit Newsletter for March 2015 (PDF)
The March 2015 Edition of
The Profit is Available for Download!

The Profit Newsletter - March 2015The March 2015 Edition of The Profit Newsletter is available for download just in time for our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on March 2nd. There are 40 pages of valuable information this month for your real estate investing 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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June 29 – July 3, 2015: Cancun, Mexico
Island REIA Summer Retreat
Join us on June 29th – July 3rd, 2015 at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico for Only $659/pp*

Moon Palace Resort CancunJoin your fellow real estate investors on a seemingly boundless stretch of beautiful beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea as the backdrop for your elegant and fun-filled all-inclusive summer retreat. We will be holding our second Island REIA Mastermind Retreat on June 29th – July 3rd at the beautiful Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico where you’ll get everything you need to enjoy an all-inclusive vacation with friends and family. Come learn, laugh, play, relax, recharge and reboot for only $659* per person!

Moon Palace Resort CancunWhether you choose an ocean panorama, a view of the lush resort grounds, or a room overlooking the golf course, your suite at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort will take your breath away. You’ll feel as though you’ve entered your own private spa with a whirlpool in every room, 24-hour room service, luxurious décor including a marble bathroom with glass enclosed shower, and a refreshing breeze gliding in from your private balcony. The abundant in-room amenities at Moon Palace will surround you in comfort and elegance, from nightly turndown service to plush bathrobes and slippers, to CHI-branded hair tools and bath products.

Moon Palace Resort CancunRelax and unwind with a drink in your room… choose from in-room wine, a stocked mini-bar or a liquor dispenser containing whiskey, tequila, rum and vodka. When it’s time to turn in after a full day of sun and surf resort living, nestle into your custom Palace Bed and the fine linens and cotton duvet will lull you to a restful sleep. All rooms and suites include all the comforts and amenities you’ll require for an unforgettable stay, including an LCD television with satellite, individually controlled air conditioning, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, coffee maker, wireless Internet, and much more. (More Photos)

Moon Palace Resort CancunSo what are you waiting for? Sign up and come join us at the Island REIA Summer Retreat and learn real estate investing topics you won’t hear anywhere else from some of the best minds in the business. It’s going to be a full week of fun, sun, great food, good times, educational opportunities, social gatherings and exciting excursions with other like-minded investors and much more! Join us and you are sure to make new friends and new memories that will last a lifetime.

Moon Palace Resort Cancun*Membership Has Its Advantages: Visit the Moon Palace Cancun Website and you will see that the resort normally charges at least $700 to $900 per night depending on which suite you choose. This amount includes taxes and fees, but does not include airfare or transfer to and from the resort. However, Our Special Price via World Ventures is only $659/per person for our entire stay 4 Night / 5 Day Stay based on double occupancy, a huge savings! It gets even better… with our 200 point redemption, our price is only $1,118 for two! Our special price includes your all-inclusive visit, taxes, fees and transport to and from the resort. Airfare is NOT included. Certain terms and conditions do apply. Also, you can bring your kids between 5 & 12 years old for only $217/each! Many of us will probably add a few more nights to our stay for extra sun and fun. You can too!

This event will sell out fast at this amazing price, so call or email Dave now to reserve a room now and come join us for some summer sun and fun in paradise!

Contact Dave Biddison at 801-550-9042 or to book your room now!

This page was updated on Feb 26, 2015. More details will be posted as they develop. Stay tuned for more exiting details!

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!

Shaun McCloskeyI want you to stop everything you’re doing right now and mark your calendar for Monday, March 2nd for 5PM. On this date at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, special guest Shaun McCloskey will be presenting what’s likely to be the most life changing 90 minutes of your entire life!

Shaun is going to share with you how just about everything you have ever learned about investing in the past has been wrong. Well, let me clarify… It’s not entirely wrong, but even the right things in the wrong order is a recipe for disaster.

How can we make such a bold statement?

Forget all the hype and glam about being a real estate investor for a moment. Yes, it’s true that real estate can be the most profitable small business on earth! But it can also lead to trading a full time job for another full time job. Most real estate investors go into the business for themselves with dreams of living life according to their definition of ultimate freedom. Sadly, very few real estate investors ever get there. Most work harder as a full time investor than they did back when they had a full time job. At least with a full time job, when 5:00 came every day, they were able to clock out and go home. But today, most investors work more hours than ever, and even when they aren’t working their brain is still at work.

If you’re an experienced investor, does this sound familiar?

If you’re new to real estate investing, it may not sound familiar yet, but don’t let that scare you. There’s a right way to run an extremely profitable flipping business and there’s the way most of the guru’s are out there teaching. Shaun is about to flip your world upside, showing you how to create an insanely profitable real estate flipping business while still honoring the freedom and time to have fun with all of the money you’ll make!

How are we going to do this, you ask?  Read More→

Mon, March 2nd at 5:00 PM in Norcross, GA
Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting
& Vendor Trade Show
Mar 2nd @ Atlanta Unity, Norcross, GA
How to Make a Staggering Income Flipping Pre-Foreclosures!
With Special Guest, Shaun McCloskey

Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge. This month,
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $20 or Pay $25 at the Door.

No doubt about it – foreclosure properties are the wave of the present – and the future. The truth is, they’re not going anywhere any time soon. There are endless desperate sellers right in your own back yard who would LOVE to have you fix their problem by negotiating a pennies-on-the-dollar payoff with their banks – and don’t care one bit that you’ll make tens of thousands of dollars in the process.

Shaun McCloskeyThe problem is, most short sale education makes it sound like every deal you do will be quick, easy, painless, and successful – and according to Shaun McCloskey (and many other real life short sale investors we know), that’s just not the whole truth. Shaun is one of the few short sale/pre-foreclosure experts you’ll ever meet who’s honest about the pros and cons – and tells you how to meet the challenges of this strategy head-on. It’s Shaun’s first time at Atlanta REIA and he’ll explain:

  • Why some short sale deals are no-brainer money-makers and some are a complete waste of your time – and how to tell the difference BEFORE you spend a bunch of time “negotiating” deals that should be left for dead.
  • Why good systems are key to working multiple short sales at once – and why working multiple deals at once is more profitable and easier than doing one at a time.
  • How to identify the right sellers, properties, and lenders to work with, so you can make a 6-figure income negotiating short sales this year!
  • And much, much more!

Shaun McCloskey is a full time real estate investor located in St. Louis, MO specializing in short sales and pre-foreclosure property acquisition. He has successfully bought and sold over 300 properties since 2003 and loves the every day thrills of the residential real estate business.

Come learn about making short sales smart and simple at the Atlanta REIA Meeting on Monday, March 2nd at 5PM at Atlanta Unity located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Norcross, GA.

BonusSPECIAL BONUS: Shaun also has a very special bonus for those who attend our meeting while supplies last. He will be giving away a copy of his Special Short Sale Wealth Report on The TOP 9 Mistakes Investors Make Regarding Short Sales” so you can avoid making them or catching yourself when you do.


Want to learn even more about short sales and pre-foreclosures? Checkout Shaun’s Full Day Pre-Foreclosure & Lifeonaire Workshop on Saturday, March 14th where he’ll show you how to have a profitable short sale business and a real life!

*Meeting Day Agenda
5:00 pm: Meeting-Before-the-Meeting with Don DeRosa
5:00 pm: Vendor Trade Show & Networking
6:15 pm: Updates & Announcements
6:30 pm: Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session
7:00 pm: Networking Break
7:20 pm: Vendor Door Prizes & Giveaways
7:30 pm: Main Presentation with Shaun McCloskey
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking at Three Dollar Cafe

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A 4 NIGHT STAY IN CANCUN: All participants who attend the Atlanta REIA Meeting will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 5 Day, 4 Night Stay in Cancun! *You must be present at the meeting to win. Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

5:00 PM in Main Meeting Room
The Meeting Before the Meeting
Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group
with Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaPlease join us for the Mobile Real Estate Rockstar Group (Rockstars) hosted by Don DeRosa at our “Meeting-Before-The-Meeting” on Monday, March 2nd at 5:00 PM at Atlanta Unity in the Main Meeting Room.

The Rockstars is an educational and networking group for investors who want to leverage mobile technology to become more competitive, profitable investors. You’ll learn how to use the latest apps, tips and techniques to use the information they need, right now, at their fingertips, from anywhere.

5:00 PM in the Main Lobby
Monthly Vendor Trade Show

Dylon Ross with XfinityAt 5:00 PM in the Main Lobby, we have a Vendor Trade Show that lasts throughout the meeting where you can come out and meet many of our participating Business Members and Vendor Guests who help sponsor our meeting. See a full list of our vendors and sponsors below as they are added.

Vendor tables are limited, so any vendors wanting to reserve a table for the meeting can RSVP for a Vendor Table here. Vendor tables are reserved and setup on a first-come, first-serve basis.

6:15 PM in the Main Meeting Room
What’s Happening at Atlanta REIA

Dustin GriffinStarting at 6:15 PM, Dustin Griffin kicks off the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting with updates and announcements. Dustin covers what’s happening at Atlanta REIA in the upcoming weeks and months such as upcoming workshops, webcasts, special events, members benefits and much more! Be sure to be in the main meeting room at 6:15 PM for your chance to be one of the first to receive a printed copy of The Profit Newsletter while supplies last.

6:30 PM in the Main Meeting Room
Haves & Wants Marketing Session

Joe ThompsonAt approximately 6:30 PM, Joe Thompson will be hosting the Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session which gives our members the opportunity to quickly market deals they HAVE and to find deals they WANT. We also give our business members the opportunity to get up and say a few words about their businesses. Members who want to participate in the Haves & Wants Marketing Session must bring your flyers and get to the meeting early to get on Joe’s list of participants.

9:30 PM @ Three Dollar Cafe, 6050 Peachtree Pkwy, Norcross
Late Nite Networking at Three Dollar Cafe

Three Dollar CafeAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting, we will be reconvening at Three Dollar Cafe located at 6050 Peachtree Pkwy #100 in Norcross, GA at 9:30 PM for the Late Nite Networking and the “Meeting-After-The-Meeting”!

There is no charge for Atlanta REIA Members or guests to attend Late Nite Networking at the Three Dollar Cafe, so bring a friend and head on down to Late Nite Networking! Just be sure you order food and beverages from the cafe and please tip their wait staff generously.

Participating Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Reserve a Vendor Table Here

Networth Realty of Atlanta, LLCNetworth Realty of Atlanta, LLC – A licensed, full-service residential wholesale brokerage that specializes in finding quality wholesale properties and making them available to you. Read More>>

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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Halperin Lyman, LLCHalperin Lyman, LLC – A transactional real property law firm devoted to providing the full spectrum of non-litigation related real estate legal and consulting services to its clientele. Read More>>

Goldmine Properties, Inc.Goldmine Properties, Inc. – As Atlanta’s first full service real estate wholesaler, we offer wholesale property at 65% loan to value, with financing available. Purchase price and repairs are 65% of certified after repaired appraisal. Read More>>

Advanta IRA AdministrationAdvanta IRA Administration – With the help of your local Advanta IRA staff, use your IRA to invest in assets you know, understand and control, such as real estate, notes & mortgages, private placements, and much more! Read More>>

Lima One Capital, LLCLima One Capital, LLC – A fully capitalized, direct lender for residential real estate investors and homebuilders. We are fully capitalized and our team prides itself on closing loans quickly for our clients. Read More>>

The Small Business AdvisorThe Small Business Advisor – A full service small business consulting firm specializing in QuickBooks with a wide variety of specialized services, trainings and products for small businesses. Read More>>

Craftbuilt, Inc.Craftbuilt, Inc. – We are a Metro Atlanta design-build construction firm specializing in whole-structure renovations, restorations, and new construction. No matter what the situation, we are up to the challenge! Read More>>

CRS DataCRS Data – We offer comps from the MLS & FSBO’s, custom searches, property tax records, interactive maps, sales & mortgage info, real estate valuations, mailing lists & more. Read More>>

DirectBuy of AtlantaDirectBuy of Atlanta – We are a private members-only buying club that gives you huge buying power by eliminating mark-up and the middleman, saving you thousands of dollars and up to 50% or more over retail and online sales prices. Read More>>

Georgia Home DealsGeorgia Home Deals – Jack Kudron of Georgia Home Deals offers professional counseling on buying, selling, renovating and refinancing investment properties. He also offers a wide variety of wholesale and lease/option deals. Read More>>

Century 21 Results Realty ServiceCentury 21 Results Realty Service (Scott Swanson) – Century 21 Results Realty Services is like no other real estate company and that is our promise to clients and customers. Our associates are the experts in the Atlanta area.

Air Conditioning Experts, Inc.Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. – For all your air conditioning services throughout Atlanta, contact Air Conditioning Experts. We have all the training and experience necessary to ensure the success of your home cooling system.

Atlanta Carpet ServicesAtlanta Carpet Services, Inc. – Providing carpet, wood, vinyl, and tile, ACS is dedicated to every aspect of your floor covering needs from initial consultation to the sale and follow-up services. Read More>>

Fuller Center for Housing of Greater AtlantaFuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta – A faith-driven, Christ-centered, non-profit organization dedicated to providing adequate shelter for people in need in the Greater Atlanta area. Read More>>


Gateway Acquisitions Group LLC

Tyler Sherman

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Shaun McCloskey

Posted on February 22, 2015 by

Shaun McCloskeyShaun McCloskey is a seasoned real estate investor, author and coach based in St. Louis, MO. that has used real estate as an investment strategy and educational tool to change thousands of lives across the United States. He is the author of several real estate investing courses and is widely known for his expertise in the fields of pre-foreclosure and short sales.

Although by the world’s standards Shaun was considered to be a very successful entrepreneur, in 2007 he realized that he was working far too much and was consumed by his business. By implementing the LIFEonaire and debt free investing principles into his own life, this is now a thing of the past.

“Everyone says they want to be a millionaire, but what they really want is LIFE! The American Dream says that more money equates to a better life, however, I know a number of people that have made millions of dollars and are also miserable. I know because I was one of them. I want to show you how to have both money and LIFE.” Read More→

Mon, February 23rd @ 6:30 PM in Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA West
How We Built A Real Estate Investing Empire Quickly!
with Mark and Anne Lackey

Mark and Anne LackeyCome join us at the Atlanta REIA Wild Wild West Group on Monday, February 23rd at 6:30PM at Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta, and let our special guests, Mark and Anne Lackey show you how they built their real estate empire and give you pointers, tips and tricks of how you can do the same.

The Lackeys use systems to build and manage their empire. They will be sharing what they use, and how they use it. If you have dreams of retiring your current job and enjoying the monthly cash flows coming in, you will want to be at this event.

You will learn:

  • How To Buy 4 Homes In Your First Month
  • How to jump start your real estate investing career at lighnting speed…and make big profits in real estate
  • How to put a winning “hands off” team together that runs your business for you
  • How to leave your JOB that you hate and never look back
  • And much, much more.

Mark and Anne Lackey, who are well known around Atlanta and across the nation as Real Estate Investors, Authors, Speakers and Educators, as well as realtors. Mark and Anne’s work, play and life are all about Real Estate. Late 1999 while working a J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) in Corporate America Mark and Anne made the decision to start a real estate investing career and they have never looked back. Their first month in the business, they purchased 4 rental homes and still own all 4 today as high cash flowing rentals Today, they own and manage close to forty residential properties in their own portfolio, and manage 185 rentals for other investors. Each year they find, fix-up and flip for a good profit four to six properties. As of Fall 2014, they have written three books (2 became #1 best sellers in hours!) in the area of Real Estate Investing,”Rent and Grow Rich”, “Robin Hood is not Dead”, and “Multiply Yourself” are all available on Amazon. They have a great reputation throughout the nation.

Late Nite Networking After West Meeting

Cherokee Cattle CompanyAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00 PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grill for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

*Meeting Agenda
6:30 pm: Networking, Food Ordering & Introductions
7:00 pm: Welcome, Announcements & Upcoming Events
7:25 pm: Haves & Wants
7:40 pm: “Building Your Real Estate Empire” with Mark and Anne Lackey
9:00 pm: Drawings for Prizes & Giveaways
9:05 pm: Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

About Atlanta REIA West

Leslie MathisThe Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting is an Atlanta REIA Subchapter led by Leslie Mathis that is held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company restaurant located at 2710 Canton Road in Marietta, GA. Atlanta REIA Members can attend for FREE and guests 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 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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Mark & Anne Lackey

Posted on February 17, 2015 by

Mark and Anne LackeyMark and Anne Lackey are well known around Atlanta and across the nation as Real Estate Investors, Authors, Speakers and Educators as well as Realtors. Whether listing a luxury home, showing out of town buyers where to live or buying for himself, Mark and Anne’s work, play and life are all about Real Estate. Late 1999 while working a J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) in Corporate America, Mark and Anne made the decision to start a real estate investing career and they have never looked back. Their first month in the business, they purchased 4 rental homes and still own all 4 today as high cash flowing rentals.

Today, Mark and Anne own and manage close to forty residential properties in their own account, and manage 160 rentals for other investors. Each year they find, fix-up and flip for a good profit four to six properties. Together they own and operate Atlanta Housing Source and Rental Home Atlanta. They do everything together. They coach and train hundreds of investors on joining the ranks of successful real estate investors and can found on the stage at local investing events, on the radio as a guest with Jeff Davis GM at 1160 WCFO (where he and Anne had a successful 2 year radio show dedicated to real estate investing) or promoting his latest Amazon Number 1 e-book. He and Anne have written three books and developed multiple training modules in the area of Real Estate Investing. Read More→

Mon, February 16th @ 6:00 PM in Sandy Springs, GA
The Beginning Investors Group
45 Low Cost-High Impact Marketing Methods You Can Employ Today to Generate All The Leads You Need!
with Rock Shukoor

All Members & Guests Must RSVP Online to Attend
Members Attend for FREE and Guests for $15 Online or Pay $20 at the Door.
Guests can join Atlanta REIA for Only $100/year and Attend for FREE!

Rock ShukoorWhether you know it or not, as real estate investors, we are all in the “marketing” business. Yes, “real estate” is our product and “solutions” is the service we provide, but we are in the marketing business. You must learn how to be a great marketer to be able to find great deals no one else can and be able to attract cash buyers so you can close within days.

On Monday, February 16th, Rock Shukoor is going to show you 45 low or no cost marketing methods that he and other successful investors use to promote their business and generate all the motivated buyer and seller leads they can handle! If you want to get your phone ringing and email box overflowing with business, then join us at the Beginning Investors Group (BIG) on Monday, February 16th, at 6:00PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.


You Need To Bring:

  • Working Pen or Pencil
  • Paper To Take Notes
  • Smartphone With Camera To Take Screen Pictures
  • Barcode Scanning App On Your Smartphone

Rateb “Rock” Shukoor has worked as an investor, consultant, mentor and coach in the field of marketing and real estate for more than 10 years. He frequently speaks at investment conferences and has been interviewed and consulted by other real estate investors and promoters. The secrets to his success has been his deep knowledge and understanding of marketing. He has been using and teaching investors and entrepreneurs the secrets of video, mobile and direct response marketing.

Late Nite Networking After BIG Meeting

Hudson GrilleAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA BIG Meeting (after 9:00 PM), we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for Late Nite Networking also known as the “Meeting After the Meeting”. Stay around, have some dessert, a drink, network and have fun with like-minded investors and real estate professionals as we hang out late into the night!

Event Agenda*
6:00 pm: Networking, Haves and Wants & Introductions
7:00 pm: Intro & Announcements
7:30 pm: Prizes and Giveaways
7:35 pm: Main Presentation with Special Guest Speaker, Rock Shukoor
9:05 pm: Closing Comments & Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

If you become an Atlanta REIA member before midnight, February 15th, you may attend this BIG Meeting at no charge as well as other great Atlanta REIA Meetings, plus get great discounts on other Atlanta REIA Workshops.

About the Beginning Investors Group (BIG)

Beginning Investors GroupBIG is an educational and networking special interest group, hosted by Alan McDonald, and Dustin Griffin 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 start investing again. The entire purpose of this group is to educate and inspire new investors working on their “first deal” and help new again investors get their “next deal”. Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

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Tue, February 17th @ Noon in Decatur, GA
The Onsite Renovation Group
Meets Tuesday, February 17th at NOON
2010 Delphine Drive, Decatur, GA 30032

2010 Delphine Drive, Decatur, GA 30032This month, on Tuesday, February 17th at NOON, the Onsite Group will meet at 2010 Delphine Drive, Decatur, GA 30032 which is a property that Craftbuilt purchased. The plans include adding a bedroom and bath on the front of the house where the porch was. The kitchen is being moved from the front of the house to where previously there was a bedroom. Framing for the new addition is now done and the mechanical systems, HVAC, electrical and plumbing have been “roughed in”. If you were present at the previous meetings at this house, you will be amazed at the transformation. We are close to the finished product now. If you did not see the house before, come and hear about what we have done and where we are going with the project.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe Onsite Renovation Group, led by Aaron McGinnis of Craftbuilt Properties, is an educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix and flip) of single family residential homes inside the I-285 perimeter and the in-town neighborhoods. The purpose of this 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. The Onsite Renovation Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at NOON at an active renovation site, build site or rental property which will vary from month to month. There is currently no charge to attend these meeting.

Wed, Feb 18th @ 6:30 PM in Buford, GA
Atlanta REIA North Meeting
Do You Run Your Real Estate Like a Hobby or a Business?
with Frank Iglesias on February 18th

Frank IglesiasIs Real Estate Investing your “Hobby” or is it your “Business”? For many investors their business model looks more like a hobby then a business. They find a deal, go through the process of fixing it, marketing it and selling it. They take some time off and then repeat the process. They start at ground zero on each transaction and have to build up momentum each time they do this. It’s not efficient. There is a better way and Frank Iglesias will be discussing how to create a more efficient model at the Atlanta REIA North Meeting on Wednesday, February 18th from 6:30PM to 9:00PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia.

Here’s a little of what Frank will discuss at the meeting:

  • Determining your business model
  • Handling the misconceptions about real estate automation, virtual assistants and time and effort involved
  • Laying a foundation for your business for the long haul
  • Developing a Strategy to Implement your Plan
  • Determining Assets to implement your plan
  • Identifying others who can help
  • Automating your processes
  • And much, much more!

Frank is one of the Founders and Managing Partners of Working With Houses, LLC, an Atlanta area Real Estate Investment Company that primarily works in the residential renovation industry, repairing and updating properties to bring value back to neighborhoods that have been devalued by the recent housing crisis. Frank has been involved in this industry for the last four years in which tremendous change has brought much volatility. He has been able to adapt with the times and to grow his business despite the ongoing changes. He looks forward to helping you along your path to real estate investing success as so many others have already helped him along his way.

In addition to renovating properties, Frank has also had much success in the wholesale and landlord aspects of Real Estate providing him and his team a broad spectrum of expertise as they encounter an endless variety of situations to assist with. With a background in Education and Information Technology, Frank helping other real estate investors with their investing needs and continues to do so daily.

Frank is happily married to his wife Jenni and they have two children who have enjoyed the benefits Real Estate brings to the opportunistic individuals who seek freedom with their time. As a result, he has also created a product called the 80/20 VA Office to bring the 80/20 rule to be a reality in one’s life.

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A 4 NIGHT STAY IN CANCUN: All participants who attend the North Meeting will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 5 Day, 4 Night Stay in Cancun! *You must be present at the meeting to win. Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

Late Nite Networking After North Meeting

Tannery Row Ale HouseAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA North Meeting (around 9:30 PM), we will be reconvening at the Tannery Row Ale House located at 554 W Main St in historic downtown Buford, GA for the “Meeting after the Meeting”. We may arrive late if the Atlanta REIA North Meeting runs late. So please come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!

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