Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance Blog

Recently I was having a discussion with a friend of mine discussing some of the different ways to create wealth not only from real estate but other forms of investing that can give huge returns. We talked about the usual ways of making money buying real estate and we also talked about other ways of creating income without having to do any physical work for the money. Of course when you are a real estate investor your first thought is usually either about, buying foreclosure properties, wholesaling properties, fixing and selling houses at retail prices, and also buying long term income properties.

One subject I have never talked about before that I think is an important part of every real estate investors portfolio of investing opportunities is to also own paper assets for income. From this point forward we will refer to paper assets simply as “Paper”. So what are paper assets? Paper assets come in many different forms. Some different paper assets come in the form of property tax certificates, land contract paper, contract for deed paper and promissory notes secured by a mortgage or a deed of trust paper. It is my belief that every real estate investor should be diversified and have several different income streams to help them build the wealth they desire. Read More→

Are You Accountable?

Posted on September 16, 2015 by

Have you been in real estate for 6 months, or have you really been in real estate for 1 month? Because if you’re really in real estate, you’ve made a deal by now, maybe several.

Here’s the truth: If you’re not making offers, if you’re not making deals, you’re not in real estate…yet.

Are you making the mistake of preparing and then doing nothing? Listen, if you’re prepared, then you have the education. You’ve paid a lot of money to take courses, you’ve read the books, and you’ve watched the videos. You understand that buying real estate is not rocket science. You understand that making an offer is not difficult. You have a power team: a contractor, an attorney, a survey company, and a real estate agent.

But you just don’t seem to be able to get one deal done.

What will it take for you to make a deal?

How can you overcome this fear and lethargy? Read More→

Is It A Rental Or Flip?

Posted on September 16, 2015 by

Over the years investors have always wanted to know which way they should go. Buy a house cheap, fix it up and rent it out. Over time collect the cash flow, keep some and use a portion to pay the house off. It’s the oldest and truest way to build wealth and a secure retirement.

Then there are those who are seriously focused on making some money now. They either want to “Wholesale” a house doing nothing to it all or the alternative option may be to acquire, renovate and sell for a really good profit and do it again. This method doesn’t build wealth but you can make some potential steady income.

Truly good real estate investors know the valuation of their deals is key to insuring success and protecting projected profits. To effectively determine if a deal is a rental building wealth or flip to make some much needed cash, you have to analyze a deal fully. All the market areas covered by REIAComps.com, insure you easily know which way an investor should go. Read More→

Winning The Fight Against Time

Posted on September 16, 2015 by

If you are blessed and fortunate enough to have lived on this planet for a while, there eventually comes a time when you start to notice the same thing that countless ancestors of ours have noticed over the eons… The undeniable fact that, sorry! You’re getting old.

The first signs of this sad truth probably reveal themselves to you in a very subtle fashion… An extra ache when you wake up in the morning; Recuperating from injuries takes longer than it used to; Or it could be a grey hair or an extra wrinkle in your smile. As my (older) brother always likes to tell me, “getting old is not for the faint of heart.”

Such subtle signs are a painful reminder of our own mortality. They can either make you sad or remind you that you may only have a certain amount of time left on this spinning blue rock we call home.

If you like movies, you know you’re getting old when the actors you grew up watching & admiring start showing their age… or die. (Even though Tom Cruise & Keanu Reeves are immortal. They never age!) Read More→

Ready for Change?

Posted on September 16, 2015 by

As a real estate investor you must always adjust to new market trends, rules and regulations. Recently, as any good investor should know, the industry has been having to make some changes due to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. These changes have and will continue to affect any person closing a property involving an owner occupant loan.

Investors that renovate properties to sell will need to add at least an extra month or two of carrying costs. Why? Well, while not going into too much detail, all HUDs will need to be approved by the buyer and underwriter at least 3 days before closing. In reality, this will mean that the delay may be as many as 6 days because we all know how long underwriting can take. Some investors may not know this, because it is normally not enforced, but currently buyers are supposed to receive a HUD 2 days prior to closing. However, the norm for most closings is having a HUD prepared the day or evening before or the morning of the closing. I have even witnessed some buyers and sellers not receive a HUD until minutes before closing. This way of doing business will soon be gone and I for one like this part of the change. Originally the changes were to be enforced in August but the enforcement date was changed to October 3rd. Therefore, make sure your lenders and title companies are ready for these changes and do not delay your closing any more than needed. Read More→

Tue, September 15th @ 7:00PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Atlanta Wholesalers Group
Wholesalers…From the Viewpoint of Superstar Realtors
with Frank Iglesias
September 15th, 7PM, Hudson Grille
6317 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA

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Frank IglesiasYou know you need them…Realtors. Despite what any you’ve read anywhere, whether online or offline, you must know how to work with Realtors. They are a key part to your success so getting this one right can mean the difference in big paychecks or none at all.

Realtors come across wholesalers quite often in many of our markets. While this works well in some scenarios, far too often the experience is one that the Realtors do not speak highly of. And I am not referring to the Realtors who are ignorant wholesaling!

I am referring to the ones that do ‘get it’. And I assure you they are out there.

This month, we will be joined by two Superstar Realtors that have extensive experience working with investors. Because Atlanta is like two large markets in one, we will have one who specializes in in-town properties near downtown Atlanta and another that specializes in the suburbs.

You want to be here as you will find out that some Realtors know more than you may have given them credit for…A LOT more in this case.

Learn what is going on through their minds when you approach them with when you ask for their general help, or your offers or if you are looking for one for a specific deal.

This one you cannot afford to get wrong. An effective wholesaler knows how to leverage Realtors to their advantage and create win-win relationships that benefit all parties not just once but repeatedly!

Proximity is power so come join us as you get to meet two of the best agents out there for working with investors in the city!

Bring your best energy, your deals and let’s do some business on the spot. See you then.

My name is Frank Iglesias. Come join us on Tuesday, September 15th at 7PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs as we network, do what is now our standard deal analysis at every meeting and then we will dive into our topic for the evening!

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About Atlanta Wholesalers

Atlanta Wholesalers GroupThis Atlanta Wholesalers group is primarily for wholesalers who are serious about the business and not just “trying” Real Estate out. Frank started this group to work with other wholesalers who are serious about building their business using the utmost of honesty and integrity. We are looking forward to exploring how we can grow together in our local market. We hope you will join us!

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Wed, Sept 9th @ 7:00PM – Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA
All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group

Tools of the Trade
What to Use & How to Use Them
with Rateb “Rock” Shukoor

Sept 9th, 7:00PM, Hudson Grille, Sandy Springs, GA

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

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Rock ShukoorOur next All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group Meeting is Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

Let me ask you a couple of questions:

  • Do you know what tools to use to get all the leads you want?
  • Do you know what tools to use to sell all the deals you have?
  • Do you have enough time to do everything in this business and still have a lot of time to enjoy life?
  • Are you able to find enough deals to have a sustainable flow of leads, and buyers to have a successful real estate business?

If the answer is NO to any of the questions above, then this meeting is for you.

If the answer is yes, and you want to increase the number of deals you do or just improve the quality of your life, then this meeting is for you, too.

I will be sharing with you

  • All the tools of the trade
  • What tools to use to find tons of leads
  • What to use to sell all your deals
  • How to reach thousands of people within minutes
  • All the small, but vital details of each tool
  • How to set up each of the tools I will teach you about
  • Where to get the tools from
  • How to automate your marketing and your business using these tools
  • And much more

Marketing has been one of my strengths and I am very proud of the results I have produced over the years from most of my marketing campaigns. I will share all the tools I have used and am currently using to run all of my marketing and most of my business on autopilot.

We will meet on Wednesday September 9th at the Hudson Grille, at 7PM. Get there early at 6:30 to order your food and drink.

On September 9th, I will show you what tools are necessary to have which can help you with:

  • Email marketing
  • Call blasting
  • Direct mail marketing
  • Text blasting
  • Social media marketing
  • Posting ads on websites
  • Placing classified ads
  • And much, much more!

EARLY BIRD BONUS: I believe in rewarding action takers and entrepreneurs that are willing to do what it takes in order to change their lives or have the desire to get better at what they are already doing. Therefore, I will offer some bonuses. As a special bonus this month for all “early birds,” I am offering the following:

Rock's Book

  1. A digital copy of my book, “Extraordinary Results by Ordinary Investors”
  2. A trip for 2
  3. Marketing audit of your business or consulting, $250 value
  4. The first 2 attendees will get a copy of Bill Glazer’s “Outrageous Advertising That is Outrageously Successful”

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

RSVP Now!

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AIM Meeting Agenda*
6:30PM: Arrival, Seating, Ordering Food & Networking
7:00PM: Welcome, Introductions & Announcements
7:30PM: Main Presentation with Rock Shukoor
8:30PM: Meeting Wrap Up
9:00PM: Late Nite Networking for Real Estate Investors & Marketers

*Please Note: AIM Meeting agenda is subject to change.

Late Nite Networking After AIM Meeting

Late Nite NetworkingAfter the conclusion of our All Inclusive Marketing Meeting, we will be hanging out at the Hudson Grille for “Late Nite Networking” to socialize and build stronger bonds. So come and join us for the AIM Meeting and be prepared to stay late and network and have fun with like minded real estate investors, marketers and other professionals late into the evening!

About the All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group

All Inclusive MarketingThe Atlanta REIA All Inclusive Marketing (AIM) Group (formerly known as the “I Love Marketing” group) is a networking and educational meeting led by Rock Shukoor for like-minded real estate investors and small business owners who enjoy marketing and are interested in taking their business to the next level through creative marketing techniques.

AIM is for people who want to get together, learn and discuss marketing challenges, strategies and opportunities. Although many of the examples we cover at the meetings will be geared towards real estate investors, the techniques and strategies learned can easily be applied to any business. AIM now meets on a new date on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs.

Tue, September 1st @ 6:30PM – Golden Corral, Cumming, GA
Mountain REIA
Learn About Home Inspections and How They Can Save You $$$$!
with Special Guest, Rick Harris
September 1st, 6:30PM, Golden Corral, Cumming, GA

Rick HarrisWe are excited to announce that ASHI certified home inspector, Rick Harris, will be our special guest speaker this month at the Mountain REIA monthly meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 1st at 6:30PM at the Golden Corral located at 2025 Market Place Blvd, Cumming, GA. Rick will be teaching us all about home inspections and why they are such a critical part of your real estate investing business.

Whenever you are buying a new home either as a rental or to rehab, you will definitely want to have that house examined by a certified home inspector. A home inspector can save you from so many headaches by bringing to light potential problems that you may not have been able to see just by walking through the property. They can also save you a lot of money by helping you more accurately figure your rehab costs prior to purchase so that you can buy smart, and earn a large profit. You could potentially only estimate a $10,000 rehab, but a thorough home inspection may find an additional $15,000 in other repairs you didn’t see during your walk though. That additional $15,000 in repairs will come straight out of your pocket if you don’t factor it in before you make your offer.

You definitely do not want to miss this meeting and learn directly from a certified home inspector what he looks for in houses and how he can save you a lot of money on the front end, before you buy your next investment property. There will be a lot of learning and great networking. Make sure to bring your business cards and deals to discuss.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

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Non-Members can also attend at No Charge

About Mountain REIA

Mountain REIAMountain REIA is a new real estate investors association being formed by Gordon Catts that meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM at the Golden Corral located at 2025 Market Place Blvd in Cumming, Georgia. This group is an educational and networking group that brings in local, active investors and to provide information and education in a low or no-sales environment. This group is open to everyone, so please come join local real estate investors to network, share information, and interact with local and regional experts. Please be prepared to patron the restaurant, enjoy the networking, and the outstanding information!

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Wed, Sept 2nd @ 6PM – College Park, GA
Atlanta REIA South & The Multi-Family Investing Group
How To Build a Multifamily Real Estate Business
with Special Guest Speaker, Bill Ham
September 2nd, 6PM, Club E Atlanta
3707 Main Street, College Park, GA

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Bill HamWe are excited to announce that this month at the Atlanta REIA South / Multi-Family Commercial Investing Group monthly meeting, our special guest speaker will be expert real estate investor, Bill Ham. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd at 6PM at Club E Atlanta located at 3707 Main Street in College Park, GA. At the meeting, Bill will be teaching us about the business side of multifamily real estate investing and how to set up a business model to make you a lot of money.

Setting up a new business model can be a bit scary and intimidating, especially when it comes to venturing into multifamily properties. Truth be told, it all boils down to working with bigger numbers. Bill is going to teach you all about the systems he uses and processes he has set up in his own multifamily real estate investing business. He will cover how to get things set up so you can get started the right way with the proper systems in place. He will also show you how to run the day to day operations of the business model he will be showing you. At the end of this meeting, you will be much less intimidated about the idea of starting your multifamily real estate investing business because you will have the knowledge and the tools available to you to set yourself up for success.

Bill Ham has been investing in multifamily real estate for over 10 years. He has created a portfolio of nearly 400 units in Macon, GA. His entire real estate investing portfolio was created using creative and seller financing methods. Bill definitely knows what it takes to run a successful multifamily real estate investing business. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from the best and get your own portfolio started the right way to help ensure your success!

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The Atlanta REIA South monthly meeting, led by Reggie Jackson and Gordon Catts, is held on the 1st 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 has NEW Date, Time and Meeting location. The group will be meeting on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6PM at Club E Atlanta located at 3707 Main Street, College Park, GA.

There is currently a $15 cover charge for everyone who attends the meeting which is payable at the door and includes a light meal. Get there at 6:00PM to eat and network before the meeting begins. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Make sure to bring your deals and your haves, wants, and needs to the meeting. See you there!

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Mon, September 14th at 5:00 PM in Norcross, GA
Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting
& Vendor Trade Show
Sept 14th @ Atlanta Unity, Norcross, GA
How to Structure Deals for Passive Income Like the Top 1% of Investors
with Special Guest, George Antone
MEETING CHANGED TO 2ND MONDAY THIS MONTH ONLY DUE TO LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

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

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George AntoneAtlanta REIA is excited to announce that George Antone, founder of MPactWealth, will be the special guest speaker at our Main Monthly Meeting on Monday, September 14th at 5PM. The meeting will take place at Atlanta Unity located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Norcross, GA. George will be sharing with us his years of knowledge about being an entrepreneur and investor.

Since the age of 16, George has been involved in business with several of his family’s enterprises. He has become an expert at structuring deals, whether real estate, notes, or any other income-producing transactions. Most investors know how to find the deals, and many even know how to find the funds to close the deal, however, the majority of investors do not structure their deals properly and they leave themselves vulnerable down the road. You definitely don’t want to be that investor. So don’t miss this very important meeting.

At the meeting, George will briefly discuss what he will be going into more depth about at The Wealthy Code Workshop. He will discuss…

  • Mistakes to avoid in order to earn passive income that is consistent and dependable
  • How to evaluate and adjust deal risks and rewards in a way that allows you to make the deal work for you
  • Ways to minimize your risk and and maximize your profits by using different structures for your deals
  • How to achieve the dream of most entrepreneurs of working less, having less stress, and having more money and the freedom to spend your time doing what you love to do
  • And much, much more!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how to structure all of your income producing deals to make you more money. All this is happening at the Atlanta REIA main meeting on Monday, September 14th at 5PM at Atlanta Unity located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Norcross, GA.

As always, Atlanta REIA Members can attend the event at no charge and Non-Members can Register Online for $20 or pay $25.00 at the door. Be sure to bring your business cards and flyers and join us for an evening of real estate deals, vendors, networking, education and fun! See you there!

BonusMember Appreciation Event: Don’t miss the opportunity to learn much, much more from George at the 2-Day FREE* Member Appreciation Event> on September 19th & 20th. This event is FREE* for the first 100 Atlanta REIA Members who sign up. Most seats have already been reserved, so if you have not RSVP’d yet, Reserve Your Seat ASAP!

*PLEASE NOTE: This event is FREE and limited to 100 members who RSVP. However, there is a $25 reservation fee to hold your seat that is 100% refundable if you attend both days and stay to the very end. There will be absolutely no refunds for no shows or those who leave early. No exceptions. Date, Time & Location are subject to change.

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*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 George Antone
9:30 pm: Late Nite Networking at Three Dollar Cafe

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

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.

5:00 PM in Main Meeting Room
The High Tech Home Buyers Creative Deal Makers Subgroup

Sept 14th Meeting Before the Meeting
with Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaThe long awaited High Tech Home Buyers Creative Deal Makers Subgroup is here. Are you spending money on marketing and not getting any deals? Are you able to take any lead and make a deal out of it? Do you know how to make multiple offers that actually get accepted? Are you using technology to your advantage? If the answer is “NO” to these questions then you MUST attend this subgroup meeting.

Would you like to learn how to structure deals so you can buy houses with little or none of your own cash and none of your own credit? 15 hours a week… That’s all you need! Imagine… taking any seller lead and being able to create a winning deal out of it… Making thousands of dollars where you thought there were none. No more wasted marketing dollars. No more wasted phone calls. No more wasted time.

Join Don DeRosa at the High Tech Home Buying Creative Deal Structuring Subgroup on Monday, September 14th from 5PM to 6PM at the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting at Atlanta Unity where he will be teaching about a wide variety of topics each month. Don will teach you about the state-of-the-art tools and techniques you’ll use to evaluate deals and figure out how to make them work – so you can work less and spend more time where you want, when you want and with whom you want.

Some topics Don will be teaching about include:

  • Using Apps on your iPad or other mobile device to evaluate deals on the go
  • Creative Techniques such as Wrap Around Mortgages, Sandwich Lease Options, Subject-To, Seller Financing, and more
  • How to be a transaction engineer.
  • How to be a problem solver.
  • And so much more…

Bring your deals and Don will walk through them step-by-step and he’ll show you how to easily evaluate the lead, determine your exit strategy, structure the deal, negotiate with the seller, and get the paperwork done in a snap.

Its an amazing time to be a real estate investor. Don’t look back 5 years from now and wish you had acted. Learn how to buy right… Learn to Make More and Work Less, Right Now!

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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.

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>>

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>>

Solutions Realty NetworkSolutions Realty Network – Providing expert property management and investment services since 2003. You invest and we take care of the rest! We’re the solution to all your real estate needs. Read More>>

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

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>>

Farmers Insurance – Sandy Springs (Jim Derrick)

Flipology with Ramon Tookes

Secured Investment Lending

Auction.com

The Cabinet Dude

Atlanta REIA West Group

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Wed, August 26th @ 7PM in Sandy Springs, GA
Bird Dog Training Class
Learn How to Get Started Making Money in Real Estate by Being a Bird Dog
with Don DeRosa

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Don DeRosaHave you ever wanted to start a career in real estate investing but you didn’t really know where to start? Do you know that you will need some training and coaching but can’t afford the high cost of one-on-one mentoring? Maybe you are just a little hesitant to invest so much money in coaching without seeing that real estate investing can make you some serious money first. Well, we have the perfect training for you.

Join us on Wednesday, August 26th at 7PM at the Hudson Grille located at 6317 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs where Real Estate Investing expert, Don DeRosa, will show you how to get started in real estate without having all the knowledge of how the business works, by being a bird dog.

Highlights of the Bird Dog Training Program

  • Get all the marketing training and materials you will need to bring in as many leads as you want
  • Bi-Weekly meetings where you will review progress, discuss wins, and celebrate successes
  • Spend a day out driving with an expert investor learning their techniques to look for promising leads
  • Receive $1000 or 20% of the profit (whichever is greater) for every single lead you bring in that turns into a profitable deal
  • Simple and easy to follow
  • You can start making money right away on a part or full time basis
  • And much, much more!

Don’t miss out on learning about the most inexpensive training opportunity you will find where you can start making money in real estate investing right away!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

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Mon, August 24th @ 6:30PM – Marietta, GA
Atlanta REIA Wild Wild West
Understanding Consumer Credit & How to Get Your Buyers Qualified
with Hurdis Broach
August 24th, 6:30PM, Cherokee Cattle Company
2710 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA

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Atlanta REIA West MeetingWe are excited to announce that this month at the Atlanta REIA Wild Wild West monthly meeting, our special guest speaker will be Hurdis Broach from The Barrington Financial Group, Inc. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 24th at 6:30PM located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta. At the meeting, Hurdis will be teaching us about credit and how his company can help your potential buyers qualify for institutional financing in order to cash you out.

Where do you go to get a lease option buyer or an owner finance buyer qualified to get a conventional mortgage and cash you out? With the Mortgage Meltdown in the last few years, there are a huge number of folks who cannot currently qualify for a mortgage because of poor credit. These same people may be able to qualify in a few years with some help and guidance. Come hear from an expert in this arena as he discusses credit, how it impacts the marginal borrower, and how to resolve their issues. For more than 20 years, Hurdis has been working with lenders and attorneys to help their clients understand and improve their credit issues.

Founded in 1992 and incorporated in 1997, The Barrington Financial Group, Inc is a mortgage consulting company that specializes in assisting banking and mortgage lending institutions with their prospective home buyers who are having difficulty in qualifying for a mortgage. With over 30 years of experience in the banking, mortgage, collection, and credit industry, they have assisted well over 3,000 clients with obtaining their mortgages over the past 23 years.

Leslie MathisThe Atlanta REIA West Monthly Meeting is an Atlanta REIA Sub-chapter led by Leslie Mathis that is held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta. The next meeting will be held on Monday, August 24th at 6:30PM. 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.

See you at the meeting on Monday, August 24th at 6:30PM at the Cherokee Cattle Company located at 2710 Canton Rd in Marietta!

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A FREE CARIBBEAN VACATION FOR TWO!: All participants who attend the Atlanta REIA West Meeting will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary Caribbean Vacation for TWO and other great door prizes! *You must be present at the meeting to win. The Caribbean vacation does not include transportation, taxes, upgrades, etc.

Atlanta REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
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Late Nite Networking After West Meeting

Late Nite NetworkingAfter the conclusion of the Atlanta REIA West meeting (after 9PM), you are encouraged to hang around and join us for Late Nite Networking also held at Cherokee Cattle Company. 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!

West Meeting Agenda*
6:30PM: Networking, Food Ordering & introductions
7:00PM: Welcome, Announcements & Upcoming Events
7:25PM: Haves & Wants
7:45PM: Feature Presentation with Hurdis Broach
9:00PM: Drawings for Prizes & Giveaways
9:05PM: Late Nite Networking

*Please Note: West Meeting agenda is subject to change.

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