Archive for Biographies

Robert Woodruff

Posted on June 22, 2012 by

Robert WoodruffRobert Woodruff has been investing in real estate for over 15 years, is the President of the Charleston SC Real Estate Investors Association (Charleston REIA), and a national speaker, and author of several training programs for investors such as “How to Find Killer Deals” & “The Keys to Cash Flow” and the new “51 Ways to Find Motivated Sellers”. Robert loves to teach people how to make money investing by showing them how to quickly and easily identify opportunities in the real estate and personal property markets. His personal goal in sharing his specialized knowledge is to help individuals retire early via buying, selling, renting and flipping real estate & personal property in a manner that is beneficial “win-win” for all parties involved.

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Eric Shurke

Posted on June 19, 2012 by

Eric ShurkeEric Schurke is the Director of Operations at VoiceNation, LLC, a local Buford, GA company providing toll free and local virtual office solutions and live answering services to thousands of businesses worldwide. During his nine years at VoiceNation, Eric has worked closely with many real estate investors and REIA’s (including Atlanta REIA and Super Smart) to create custom voice mail and live answering solutions to help them operate more efficiently so they can work smarter and not harder.

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Erven Kimble

Posted on June 6, 2012 by

Erven KimbleErven Kimble is an accomplished pastor, teacher, author, community leader, licensed Christian Counselor and Real Estate entrepreneur. Erven is a visionary that has faithfully served as the Senior Pastor of a local church in Lilburn, Georgia for twenty years.

Erven searched the Book of Proverbs and extracted wisdom that reference business and finances to produce the series of articles called “Business By The Book”. The purpose of these articles present time tested Biblical principles in a way that is practical, relevant and beneficial to the average business person.

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Larry Harbolt

Posted on May 25, 2012 by

Larry HarboltLarry Harbolt is the nation’s leading creative Seller Financing expert as well as a popular national real estate speaker and teacher whose time-tested strategies and nuts and bolts teaching style has helped thousands of aspiring real estate entrepreneurs realize their financial dreams with little or no money and without the need for credit. Larry has been successful creatively buying and selling real estate for over 30 years and has written numerous popular articles and real estate courses. Read More→

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Stefan Kasian

Posted on April 23, 2012 by

Stefan KasianAfter a brief Wall Street stint in 1996, Kasian set sail on a journey into prosperity he never looked back from. He bought his first home for only $100.00 down, took over a non-qualifying loan, and the owner wrote him a thank you letter! Nationally renowned real estate “gurus” personally handpicked him to teach seminars featuring hundreds at a time. He co-authored the book Auction Fever: Winning Strategies to Buy, Sell, and Rent Real Estate with New York Times bestselling author and international real estate mogul Dr. Dolf de Roos. He has personally participated in and assisted his students with hundreds of profitable transactions. Drawing upon his world-class insider contacts, he actively writes, host teleseminars, and mentors others with proven, profitable strategies you can put to use immediately during these changing times. Read More→

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Ben Rao

Posted on April 17, 2012 by

Ben RaoBen Rao is the President of Community Buying Group, a company that provides Atlanta REIA Members many additional Membership Benefits such as discounts on products and services with local and national vendors.  Ben spent fifteen years partnered with companies like Lanier, Cisco, and IBM to provide Small to Medium Business (SMB) and Enterprise accounts with Information Technology solutions to solve business problems.  After that, Community Buying Group & Rent Fast Community’s founder began a second career as a Real Estate Investor and Landlord.

As a small “Investor-Landlord”, he gained the hands-on entrepreneurial experience that comes with rehabbing properties to either immediately resell (“flip”) or to rent and manage. Currently Ben owns and manages over 40 rental properties in the Kansas City market and helps Real Estate Investment Groups across the United States grow their membership by delivering membership benefits and education at no additional charge to their members through CommunityBuyingGroup.com and RentFastCommunity.com. Read More→

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Dorsie Boddiford

Posted on April 16, 2012 by

Dorsie BoddifordDorsie Boddiford is a full-time real estate investor. Upon graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Building Construction, she took the risk to become a full-time, real estate investing entrepreneur and purchased her first house. She has built a business out of flipping houses while striving towards financial freedom with investments. Her deals include purchases at foreclosure auctions and tax deed sales, negotiations for owner-financing, deals through door knocking and mail outs, as well as deals with other investors through wrap mortgages, hard money loans, and equity participation.

Dorsie’s investments also include a focus on wealth building through retirement accounts and she recently released her book “The Solo 401k: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Powerful Pension Plan” that she co-wrote with her father, Dyches Boddiford. Becoming an active investor was no easy task, but Dorsie has no regrets with her real estate career. She enjoys helping and encouraging other new investors who are eager to begin their journey out of the rat race. Her early successes have made her appreciate the power of working for herself.

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Aaron McGinnis

Posted on April 9, 2012 by

Aaron McGinnisAaron McGinnis is an active local real estate investor, Atlanta native, and Oglethorpe University Alumnus. Since 2007, he has devised and implemented the purchase, renovation, and sale of a number of properties for Craftbuilt and other local private investors. He specializes in the in-town Atlanta neighborhood markets and large-scale, higher-end renovations. Aaron is a licensed Residential Basic General Contractor and a licensed Real Estate Agent. He has extensive experience handling the challenges presented in the purchase, renovation, and sale of pre 1970’s housing typical in the Decatur and Metro Atlanta areas. His crew is made up of experienced, licensed tradesmen, lawyers, agents, and investors skilled at every aspect of safe, efficient, and cost effective renovations and sale of old residential properties.

Onsite Renovation GroupAaron specializes in total renovation/rebuild and sale of aging properties either on the cusp or beyond the brink of being inhabitable. He is EPA Lead Certified and has the skills and resources necessary to oversee the complete buy-rehab-sell life cycle of investment properties. Aaron is also the leader of the Atlanta REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) which 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.

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Peter Fortunato

Posted on March 29, 2012 by

Peter FortunatoPeter Fortunato is from Boston and now lives in Tampa, Florida. He’s been investing in real estate since 1964 and is known for having one of the most creative deal structuring minds in the business. Peter, through his courses and advice, has helped thousands of investors reach their full investing potential.

Peter is a libertarian and a capitalist. He believes that transactions which you can be proud of result from carefully conceived goals and plans followed by purposeful actions and scrupulous documentation.

Upon graduating from high school in 1965, Peter went right into the real estate business. His motivation was his desire to be self-employed.  Pete says “Everyone who knew me believed that I was unemployable. They were right. I still am!” Read More→

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John Mangham

Posted on March 27, 2012 by

John ManghamJohn Mangham, aka “1031 Guy”, is a CPA and a real estate broker but most importantly, he’s been an active investor for over 3 decades. During the past 3 years, John and his partners have bought over 120 houses! He is the Southeast Regional Manager of Starker Services, the oldest and largest independent 1031 exchange company. Collectively saving clients over 100 million dollars of capital gains taxes since 1988, they help to keep tax dollars at work in your local real estate! John will help you evaluate what kind of investor you are and provide suggestions to maximize your investing efforts.

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Robert Shemin

Posted on March 23, 2012 by

Robert SheminWealth advisor for both CNN, and FOX News, New York times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author with 16 titles including his mega success “How Come that Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?” and  “7 S.E.C.R.E.T.S of the Money Masters”.  Robert Shemin is one of the nation’s most sought after real estate and financial market forecasters today.

Robert became a millionaire by the young age of 32, retiring from investing.  Instead of keeping all of his wealth building strategies to himself, Robert decided to share his secrets and became an Internationally-respected Wealth Creation Expert.

Regularly sharing the podium with such financial luminaries as Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, David Bach, Suze Orman and Tony Robbins, Shemin helped create The Learning Annex Wealth Expo and has consistently been voted the “#1 speaker” by crowds of over 50,000 people.

Robert has been interviewed and quoted on all topics of finance ranging from real estate to branding, negotiating, entrepreneurship and investment strategy in over 300 publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and TIME Magazine.  He is a frequent guest on national, regional, and local television and radio programs such as National Public Radio (NPR) and CNBC’s “The Big Idea” with Donny Deutsch. Read More→

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Kristin Mack

Posted on March 23, 2012 by

Kristin MackKristin Mack has been in Real Estate for over ten years: first as a licensed realtor in California and now as a Real Estate Investor in Savannah, Ga. Her passion in real estate has led her to focus on continually buying and selling properties, while managing existing income-producing units. Upon moving to Savannah, she quickly saw the need for a creative real estate investment group where investors could work together and stay abreast of the current real estate trends and laws, while partnering and growing their business. Kristin is a founding member and volunteer director of the Savannah Real Estate Investors Alliance (SavannahREIA.com). Read More→

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