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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.

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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 Meetup.com

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.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
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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Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

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.

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!

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 (www.ForeclosuresDaily.com) 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!

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
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

CRYPTOCURRENCY
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 BIGO.co and join us on Tuesday, July 24th at 7PM ET to find out more!

Register Now!

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 Zoom.us 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 Zoom.us App here on for your mobile device.

 

Register for BIG Online Webinar on Zoom!
Wed, July 25th 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, July 25th 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, July 25th 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!

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Mon, August 6th @ 6PM in Sandy Springs, GA
BRAND NEW MEETING
Atlanta Real Estate Investors
SHARK TANK
Bring Your Deals to Pitch!
Monday, August 6th, 6PM – Late
Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs, GA

Shark Tank

Buy – Sell – Trade – Pitch – Network

Atlanta Real Estate Investors SHARK TANKThe Atlanta Real Estate Investors SHARK TANK is new group for active real estate investors who want to get together once a month to buy, sell, trade and pitch deals, network, market, have fun and make deals happen!

If you need to sell a deal or want to find a fix and flip deal or a buy and hold deal, this is the one meeting you don’t want to miss! There will be a vendors trade show, networking, a flyer table, experts on hand, the Shark Tank, deal pitching and more!

The Shark Tank Meeting will be a “Who’s Who” of the local real estate investor market. Come build your buyer’s, your seller’s list and your dream team.

This Month’s Guest Sharks
Amy Ransdell Frank Iglesias Scott Sekulow
Amy Ransdell Frank Iglesias Scott Sekulow

The Atlanta SHARK TANK meets on the 1st Monday of each month from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA (map) just outside the Perimeter. Shark Tank is currently FREE for Atlanta REIA Members and Guests.

Build Your Buyer’s List – Build Your Seller’s List
Find Resources – Market Your Business
Pitch Your Deals

WHOLESALERS, bring your deals and pitch them to the Sharks and our to attendees who are ready to put your deals under contract on the spot! Click here for more information on How to Submit Your Deals to the Sharks.

We can only pitch a limited number of deals to the Sharks, so the deals that don’t get pitched to the Sharks can be pitched during the “Rapid Fire, Deal Pitch Fest” after the conclusion of the Shark Tank panel.

Be sure to bring your contracts and plenty of business cards and flyers for our flyer table and enough for anyone who wants one. You can post your properties to our Atlanta Shark Tank Facebook Group as well throughout the month.

INVESTORS, if you’re looking for a deal to purchase to fix and flip or to buy and hold, come prepared to write contracts and put down any necessary earnest money deposits. There will be plenty of deals being pitched to the Sharks and during the “Rapid Fire, Deal Pitch Fest”. If a deal is not already taken, all you have to to is decide if it is a “Deal” or “No Deal” and take action!

VENDORS, Reserve a Vendor Table for as little as $25, come check us out and and come prepared to meet lots of investors who are looking to do business with you. Vendor tables are cocktail tables that are available on a first come, first serve basis. Vendors will be setup in the “Game Room” at the Hudson Grille and be able to do Vendor Commercials in the “Dining Room” during the beginning of the meeting on a first come, first serve basis.

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Eat, Drink, Be Merrry and Make Deals Happen! Shark Tank is a “dinner” group and we kindly request that you buy dinner and/or drinks since the Hudson Grille allows us to take over their space and takes such good care of us. Please tip the wait staff well.

Bring your deals, your business cards, flyers and your haves, wants and needs to the meeting and come network with us!

*SHARK TANK Agenda
6:00PM – Late: Vendor Trade Show in the Game Room
6:00PM – Late: Networking in the Back Bar, Game Room & Dining Room
6:00PM – Late: Ask the Experts and Network in the Back Bar
6:00PM – 6:30PM: Get a Good Seat in Dining Room and Order Dinner
6:30PM – 6:45PM: Updates & Announcements in Dining Room
6:45PM – 7:15PM: Vendor Commercials in Dining Room
7:15PM – 7:30PM: Networking Break
7:30PM – 8:30PM: Shark Tank Panel in Dining Room
8:30PM – Late: Rapid Fire Deal Pitch Fest in Dining Room & Networking

*Please Note: This Meeting agenda is a work in progress and is subject to change at any time for any reason.

Participating Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Shark Tank Vendors & Sponsors
Reserve a Vendor Table for as little as $25

Homevestors We Buy Ugly Houses with Scott Sekulow

Southeastern Home Team with Amy Ransdell

CRS Data with Chuck Phillips

Keller Williams First Atlanta with Mitzi Henderson

Atlanta Freedom Club with Rock the Investor

See Atlanta REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
August 7, 2018 Onsite Replay
August 7, 2018 Onsite Replay
With Dustin Griffin, Don DeRosa, Demond Smith
& Michael Rochester
Tue, August 7th @ NOON in Atlanta, GA

Onsite Renovation Group

The Onsite Renovation Group
Come Join Us to See
Michael & Demond’s
First Rehab Project!

Tuesday, August 7th at NOON
52 Adair Ave SE, Atlanta, 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!

Demond Smith & Michael Rochester of RocDem SolutionsPlease join us on Tuesday, August 7th 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 major rehab project located at 52 Adair Ave SE, Atlanta, GA being managed by Michael Rochester and Demond Smith of RocDem Solutions.

Onsite PropertyThis is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1566 sqft home built in 1935 that needs lots of work. The home is currently in the demolition phase and has only had a few walls removed so far due to contractor issues.

Michael and Demond’s plans are to add about 300 sqft to the house on the first floor to the master bedroom which will include more bedroom space, a new master bath addition with his and her closets. Upstairs, they are adding space to a bedroom and adding a new bath.

When the project is complete, the house will be a nice, new new 1900 sqft, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with an open floor plan.

Our plan is to view this home before much work has begun so that we can come back in a few months and see it when it is much further along or completely finished. Come join us as the transformation begins!

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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