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How to Talk To Motivated Sellers & Make Deals Happen at BIGO on August 24, 2016

By Savannah REIA on August 18, 2016
Wed, August 24th @ 7PM ET on GoToWebinar.com
Beginning Investors Group Online
AKA “The Big O!”
How to Talk To Motivated Sellers & Make Deals Happen!
A Live Webinar with Frank Iglesias on August 24th @ 7PM on GoToWebinar.com

No Charge to Attend Online for Members or Guests!
Register @ BIGOnline.SavannahREIA.com

Frank Iglesias

Yes, it’s wonderful to have motivated sellers calling you and giving you all of the details about their situation. But do you know what to say to them? Do you know how to control the conversation? Do you know the right questions to ask to reveal their TRUE motivation? Do you know how to make them feel comfortable enough to open up to you and reveal their problems to you in hopes that you will have a solution?

Frank Iglesias will be joining us at BIG Online on Wednesday, August 24th at 7PM ET on GoToWebinar.com to give you some tips and his know-how on what he says to sellers to negotiate and close deals.

You will learn:

Frank Iglesias 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.

New Investors, DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT! Register now and join us on Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00 PM ET.

No Charge to Attend ONLINE for Members or Guests!

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If you are really serious about upping your investing game, You should NOT MISS this webinar! Read More >>


The Profit Newsletter August 2016 Edition

By Savannah REIA on August 3, 2016
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The August 2016 Edition of
The Profit is Available for Download!

The Profit Newsletter - August 2016The August 2016 Edition of The Profit Newsletter is now available for download. There are 56 pages this month full of upcoming meetings, workshops, 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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Wholesaling 101 Workshop with Russ Hiner

By Savannah REIA on July 20, 2016
Sat, August 27th at 9AM - Buford, GA or Online via GoToWebinar
Savannah REIA & Atlanta REIA Presents:
Wholesaling 101
A Full Day Workshop with Russ Hiner
Saturday, August 27th from 9AM – 5PM
There Are Two Ways to Attend…
In Person or Online via GoToWebinar!

Russ HinerWhen I got started in the Real Estate Business over 30 years ago, I did not have a formal Real Estate education. I did everything by the seat of my pants, and I learned some tough lessons.

Here is what I found: the seat-of-your-pants business model will result in painful growth. It will cost a LOT of YOUR money. Believe me, I know. So I want you to learn from my mistakes so YOU can be successful.

If you could learn one thing from me, it would be to get a formal education from a solid coach or mentor who has been where you are and knows how to help you get your profitable real estate business off the ground.

I'm an expert, and a coach who can show you the Infinite Wholesale Technique. I can show you how to be confident, how to turn a profit, how to make good decisions, and I can show YOU how to make $5,000+ in the next 30 days.

This "edutainment" training will show you how to overcome your fears by leading you away from the mistakes I've made. Once you sign up and attend tihs event, you will learn the ins and outs of success in the wholesaling business.

You will learn to:

You'll also get my Wholesaling 101 Manual and paperwork.

Isn't it time YOU took YOUR place in the sun? Here is a low priced opportunity for you to get a seat in this Wholesaling 101 Event taught by me, investor, coach and real estate leader, Russ Hiner.

Wholesaling 101 takes place on Saturday, August 27th from 9AM to 5PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Buford, GA or Online via GoToWebinar. Come join up in person or online! I would love to help you take your Wholesaling Business to the next level!

To Attend In Person in Buford, GA, Register Here…

Register Now!

To Attend Online Via GoToWebinar.com, Register Here and follow these instructions carefully…

  1. Register & Pay for the Event: Register for the Online Only Workshop below.
  2. Register for the Webinar: Once you have successfully paid and registered for the event, you will be taken to a screen with instructions on how to register for the webinar. You will also be emailed these same instructions. So follow the instructions to register for the webinar.
  3. Webinar Confirmation & Login Information: Usually within 24 hours of receiving your payments, we will confirm your webinar participation and send you confirmation information on how to login to the webinar on the date of the event. Once you get your Webinar Confirmation Information, you can login on Saturday, August 27th about 5-10 minutes prior to the 9:00AM start time using your PC, Mac, Tablet or Smart Phone. You can download the GoToWebinar App here on iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.
Register Now!
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Getting the Deed Subject-To Workshop (SOLD OUT)

By Savannah REIA on August 16, 2016
Sat, August 20th at 9AM @ 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Buford, GA
SOLD OUT - SOLD OUT - SOLD OUT
Making a Fortune Buying Houses with No Money and No Credit
The Ultimate “How To” Workshop on Buying Houses “Subject To”
A Full Day Workshop with Don DeRosa
Saturday, August 20th from 9AM-5PM
1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA
Bring Your iPad, Tablet or Smart Phone

Don DeRosaOn Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Registration starts at 8:30 AM) at the Atlanta REIA Office located at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr Suite D, Buford, GA, Don DeRosa will be conducting a special full day workshop with Atlanta REIA on “How To Do The New Subject To”. This class is all about how to buy and own real estate and make lots of money with little or no money down.

Learn how to buy houses…

Beginner or experienced real estate investors can find immediate success using Don’s simple formula. There are six easy steps to follow when buying “Subject To.”

  1. Locating Sellers
  2. Prescreening Sellers
  3. Constructing Offers
  4. Presenting Offers
  5. Finding the Money
  6. Selling Houses

Once you learn to follow these steps you can do this over and over again for an average profit of over $20,000 per property.

There are many ways to make money in real estate and there will be something for everyone at the event. Don will be teaching you his trade secrets, including little- known buying techniques that have made him a very successful investor.

You can learn how to get an owner to just hand you the deed to their property for the low price of $19.95 and you can bring up to 2 friends or loved ones as well!

PLEASE NOTE: SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED! If you want to gain the cutting edge you need to succeed and bypass your competition, REGISTER NOW WHILE SEATS ARE AVAILABLE for the workshop and bring your iPad, tablet or smart phone and join us at the event!

Register Now!

As A Special Bonus:, Don will show you how he remains almost paperless in his real estate investing business by using Apps for your Ipad or smartphone. Read More >>


The Active Real Estate Investor vs The Passive Real Estate Investor

By Robyn Thompson on July 30, 2016
Robyn Thompson

Are you an active or passive real estate investor? This is the MAGIC question that all real estate investors should ask themselves on a regular basis, rather they know it or not.  Let me explain.

 Many beginning investors want to focus 100% on wholesaling and rehabbing so they can make the fast cash and big checks.  They don’t want the headaches of toilets, trash and tenants. After all it feels good to take a rundown house and flip it to a rehabber and make a quick $5000 or $10,000 in a few hours or better yet tear it apart, fix it up and sell it to a first time buyer who will call it home for many years to come and you can make $25,000 or $30,000 plus in just a few short months.  

Active investing can be addicting and a real adrenaline rush.  Ask me how I know that.  My nickname is the Rehab Queen and I have been rehabbing and flipping as an active income producing investor for over 17 years.  I have done over 350 properties and those quick one time paydays have been great.  But...  Read More >>


Why Now May Be the Best Time to Sell

By Mark Jackson on July 30, 2016
Mark Jackson

We know you have been thinking about Selling, Wholesaling or doing a Fix and Flip, but weren't sure when to do it, there may not be a better time than now.

To be sure, the decision to act greatly depends on your own personal circumstances. However, several factors have combined to make this a good time to think about taking action. The idea of jumping into the market, especially if you have been cautiously sitting on the sidelines, is now!

Over the past few years, the inventory of homes for sale has steadily shrunken, even as the demand from buyers has grown. Nationwide, total SFR inventory stands at just under 5 months’ supply. However, in some of our local markets, available inventory is even lower. Putting this into perspective, a balanced market should have approximately six to eight months supply. The time to use REIAComps to quickly and easily access the local markets around Hotlanta is frankly sizzling.  Read More >>


Teach by Doing: Pro Recorder App Review

By Don DeRosa on July 30, 2016
Don DeRosa

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~ William Arthur Ward

It is best to teach by example. Now that everything is on a digital platform it can be difficult to find the right words to explain an action step-by-step to someone. Whether it is a menial task like sorting through spam email or getting a website listing to appear on a mobile platform, it is confusing to explain something in an email or text message. I find myself to be a visual learner and the best way to show me something is a short video tutorial.

Thank goodness for app developers: Pro Recorder (Free): Record Web Screen/Video - for Dropbox and Google Driver is By the company CONG DUC TRAN is the solution to my problem. As I often do, I was browsing the app store looking for something that could capture my screen actions in a video. I am familiar with other programs but they only cover my desktop or laptop, not my iPhone or iPad. Using this is a breeze, especially since you can easily save to a Dropbox or Google Drive account. It makes sharing the video easy and since it saves on a cloud storage platform no need to eat up all your memory.  Read More >>


How to Determine If Your Loan Is Fraudulent

By Bob Massey on July 30, 2016
Bob Massey

Through the 1990s and early 2000s millions upon millions of loans were created. This created some interesting issues for the banks. In some cases, they were looking for ways to cut down on the steps in the process in order to reduce the time it took to process a loan in order to keep up with the flood of business. In some other cases, they were looking for ways to take advantage of the system to bilk homeowners, their investors, and the government out of as much money possible. Unfortunately, the solutions the banks came up with for both of these issues resulted in a system of rampant mortgage fraud that the courts are only now finally catching onto. So how can you determine if your loan or the loan on a prospective deal is fraudulent?

In order to prove that they have the right to foreclose on a property, it is becoming standard for lenders to be required to produce the original note on the property.  The note is required before a court will allow a lender to sell a property.  It must show that the true lender is named with a recorded economic interest in the property.  The note as submitted by the lender in a foreclosure hearing may clearly be fraudulent because it was notarized after the fact with a stamp that was not even valid at the time the mortgage was taken out.  Read More >>


How To Build Credibility With Buyers - Part 3

By Frank Iglesias on July 30, 2016
Frank Iglesias

In the last two posts, we talked about building credibility with Buyers.  We have covered four steps so far.  Last month, we talked about the importance of having a real deal and doing your own due diligence as key points.  This month, we will talk about how to continue creating credibility and maintaining it for the lifetime of a deal.

Step 5: Maintain Open Communication

In a world where social media dominates and text messaging is overused for serious matters in my opinion, almost if not every Buyer I have met over the years prefers phone communication or in person when it’s time for real things to happen.

For most deals, we are talking about tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Millions for the even bigger players.  It is quite reasonable to assume that at some point, people want to talk to another human when doing a deal together.  This is step 1 of what I call ‘real communication’.  Talking to a real person on the phone achieves magic that an email or text rarely can accomplish.  Read More >>


The Self-Directed Real Estate IRA: Five Benefits You Didn’t Know

By Jim Hitt on July 30, 2016
Jim Hitt

You might have heard of a Real Estate IRA. You might have even looked into it as an option in the past as you considered the retirement options that make the most sense for you and your family. But if you’re not familiar with this kind of retirement account, you might be surprised at just what kinds of investment results you can have when using it properly.

Don’t believe us? Let’s take a closer look at the Self-Directed Real Estate IRA—and how it can uniquely benefit your retirement plans:

Benefit #1: Getting More Leverage with a Real Estate IRA

One of the most fascinating concepts in real estate investing is that of leverage. By using leverage, you can make purchases you otherwise wouldn’t be able to make with the cash in your bank account. In Real Estate IRAs, you’ll be expected to use non-recourse loans, but you’ll still be able to use this concept of leverage to your advantage. In other words, you can buy real estate that you otherwise would not be able to with plain, ordinary cash.  Read More >>


Finding Deals in a Seller’s Market

By Kimberlee Frank on July 30, 2016
Kimberlee Frank

The number one thing that makes an Investor successful is finding, buying and selling properties from a Motivated Seller.  As I have stated in previous articles, the only thing that makes Investors money is a Motivated Seller.  So … how do you find motivated Sellers when it’s a Seller’s market?  There are several ways to become successful and as an Investor the key to your success is having a marketing machine running all the time.  A Seller’s market means that when a property is listed on the Multiple Listing Service, the Sellers receive multiple offers from Investors, homeowners and landlords.  Obviously a homeowner is willing to pay list price or more for the house since they are going to live in the property and there is a personal attachment.  Landlords will pay up to 75% to 80% of the market value and Investors pay 60% to 65% of market value.  Yes, the repairs come into consideration for the Landlord and the Investor, however, the homeowner is more accepting of repairs needed to the home, as they are planning on making changes anyway.  Therefore, submitting offers on the Multiple Listing Service is very time consuming for an Investor and the rate of acceptance is much lower than for a homeowner.  Read More >>


5 Easy Seller Objections to Overcome

By Michael Vazquez on July 30, 2016
Michael Vazquez

If you are going to meet a seller you will inevitably hear objections to the first price you offer. You can be as little as $1,000.00 off the seller’s asking price and the seller will still look to get you to the asking price. It is in our human nature to try to look out for our best interest so do not get upset. All you simply have to do is prepare for the most common objections and get the seller to agree with you.

Here are the objections I run into the most and how I have been able to successfully overcome them.

  1. Your offer is too low. Usually before I make an offer I try to have them tell me their asking price. Once in a blue moon their asking price is what you can pay. Usually, however, the price is higher. Naturally, when I make the offer the seller’s response is that my offer is too low. If they have not given me a price I ask for it again. From this point you have to be good at math or pull out a calculator and explain the offer to the seller. Show the seller the closing cost, carrying cost, renovation expense, possible unknowns specific to their home, closing cost on the back end, agent commissions, marketing expenses, etc. I actually show sellers what I plan to make on their home and what it breaks down to in months and weeks. In most cases, they see I’m not trying to get rich off one house and realize my offer is a fair offer.  Read More >>


    Setting Up Settings in QuickBooks Online

    By Karen Bershad on July 30, 2016
    Karen Bershad

    You’ll be visiting QuickBooks Online’s Settings screen regularly, so it’s good to know what’s there.

    You can get into a rental car and just start driving to your destination. But you soon realize that you need to know where the temperature controls and the radio tuner are. If it starts raining, you must know where the wiper controls are. And when it gets dark, you’d better know how to turn on the headlights.

    The same goes for QuickBooks Online. You can create bills and start paying them or begin to invoice customers or record expenses as soon as you set up an account (though you’ll be adding a lot of data on the fly). But you’ll soon discover that those tasks would be easier if you had established all of your Settings first.

    If you have multiple employees using QuickBooks Online, for example, it has probably occurred to you that not everyone needs to have access to everything in your company file. You’ll want to connect the site to your financial accounts, build a budget, and specify payment terms and types.  Read More >>


    What’s It Gonna Take? How to Finally End Procrastination & Take Action!

    By Tony Pearl on July 30, 2016
    Tony Pearl

    This article was not easy to write. In fact, it was one of the more challenging articles I’ve written in a while. Why? Because it deals with something that’s not easy for us to talk about: The reason why most people don’t take the action they know they should so that they can have the success they say they want to have.

    The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. It’s an old-school, classic, tried-and-true principle: If you want to have success, you’ve got to work hard to make it happen.  And hard work means taking action.

    Why do you think most people don’t take the action that needs to be taken?  I believe it comes down to two things: 1. Lack of Knowledge, or 2. Abundance of Fear.  Read More >>


    Create a Wealthy Mindset And Never Be Poor Again

    By Kathy Kennebrook on July 30, 2016
    Kathy Kennebrook

    Did you ever wonder why some people are really wealthy and some people barely live paycheck to paycheck? Did you ever think “Why can’t I be wealthy like them?” What do the wealthy people know that I don’t? “How did they get rich? These are all valid questions, but I would say, the reason why you are or aren’t a wealthy person is entirely between your ears. So what exactly do I mean by that?

    It’s simply this. Wealth is based on a state of mind, not on how much education you have, how many hours you work, or who you know. A wealthy mindset is created by believing in who you are, who you want to be and where you want to go. It is said that our thought processes control the person we are and the person we become, and this is so true. I know a lot of people, many of whom are real estate entrepreneurs, who have become extremely wealthy and yet came from backgrounds of poverty and little or no education.  Read More >>


    Celebrating Financial Independence Day

    By Russ Hiner on July 30, 2016
    Russ Hiner

    When we think of the Fourth of July we think about fireworks, grilling, and being with friends and family in celebration. I am a very big pyrotechnics fan, I always have a supply of fireworks for any occasion. If there is any excuse to launch a mortar or rockets, then I am very excited. Yes, I have gotten my share of injuries. I still have my eyes and fingers. The injuries healed. This is just like getting involved in real estate. You must know the risk and rewards when you buy and sell real property.

    When I am picking out the right explosives to use in a celebration I have certain criteria. The mortars have to have color and reports. I also have rules in real estate. I have certain types of houses which I will buy and others I will pass on. I will pass on certain areas. I need to know what is the profit/reward ratio. The process I use has four simple rules. The first rule is to know what you are buying. Are you buying a house, commercial property, apartments, or storage units? How big? Get it inspected so you know what you are getting yourself into.  Read More >>


    Sage Advice From an Old Investor

    By Bill Cook on July 30, 2016
    Bill Cook

    After closing the doors of North Georgia REIA forever, we have been reminiscing about the best lessons we’ve shared with our group.

    With this in mind, here’s some sage advice from an old investor.

    How do I know whether a deal is good or not?  How do I know what I’m looking at?  And if I decide to take the deal down, how do I get it funded fast without going to a bank?

    When Kim and I began our investing careers in 1995, we thought all houses were pretty much the same.  But over time and with experience, we’ve learned what types of houses make the best investments.  Read More >>


    Do You Have a Burning Desire to Buy One Hundred Houses Per Year? - Part 1

    By Larry Harbolt on July 30, 2016
    Larry Harbolt

    This is an article I wrote a few years ago. Again I am hearing the rumblings of some of my students who believe they can buy 100 houses or more every year and it scares me to death. I believe what this article says is so important for every investor to know. That is why I decided to have this article republished.

    Recently I was talking to several of my students who each said they wanted to buy 100 houses this year. These students had listened to one of the guru’s who had bought and sold over one hundred houses in one year and are now teaching people how to duplicate what they had done. I listened closely to these bright eyed inexperienced students tell me they wanted to do the same as the guru and it frightened me to death. Later over dinner, I mentioned what I had just heard to my wife. She encouraged me to tell my tale of woe about the years of agony we experienced because I got too big for my britches and against my wife’s better judgment I had tried to do the same thing myself.  Read More >>


    Atlanta Area Statistics Are Important in Analyzing Real Estate Deals

    By Deborah Harris on July 30, 2016
    Deborah Harris

    Atlanta, Georgia is one of the strongest real estate markets in the US and has favored Sellers rather than Buyers since spring of 2013. According to Realtor.com, the median list price in Atlanta has gone from just over $200,000 in 2014 to over $300,000 in 2016 and is currently leveling off. A $100,000 median price gain in two years is nothing short of fantastic. See Figure 1.

    Figure 1

    Figure 1

    For the purposes of this article, we are talking about single family detached in these areas. See Figure 2. Read More >>


    Rehabbing Houses Workshop with Robyn Thompson on August 6, 2016

    By Savannah REIA on July 28, 2016
    Sat, August 6th at 9AM - Roswell, GA
    Atlanta REIA & Savannah REIA Presents:
    How to Quick Turn Houses That Need Renovations into Fast Cash in Today's Fast Paced Market!
    A Full Day Workshop with the "Rehab Queen" Robyn Thompson
    Saturday, August 6th from 9AM - 5PM
    At the Doubletree Hotel
    1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA

    Robyn ThompsonAre you tired of living paycheck to paycheck?

    Are you looking for financial independence?

    Are you ready to start a business that will generate huge chunks of cash?

    If you answered YES to any of these questions, you need to join us on Saturday, August 6th at 9AM at the Doubletree Hotel Roswell located at 1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA for a full day workshop with Robyn Thompson where she will teach you how to turn ugly, vacant, run-down houses into large paydays!

    Robyn has taught thousands of students how to achieve financial independence by investing in distressed properties. Robyn has made retailing homes a science and she knows every technique imaginable to locate profitable deals, renovate distressed properties at lightning speed, minimize holding costs, and qualify good credit buyers and expedite closings so you can collect a big check.

    At the workshop Robyn will teach you about:

    • Request for Credit Review
    • Financing Programs Available
    • Qualifying Buyers
    • Income/Debt Calculations
    • Guidelines for Low Down Payment Programs
    • Finding Down Payment Funds
    • Understanding Credit Reports and “A” Credit Guidelines
    • Where to Obtain Credit References
    • Options When a Buyer Just Can’t Afford a House
    • Prescreening Contractors
    • And much, much more!

    This is a must attend event to learn about Rehabbing Houses for MASSIVE PROFITS from one of the best. Robyn is highly regarded as the “Rehab Queen” in the real estate investing industry. She has a wide range of knowledge and experience that she loves to share with others.

    As a bonus, Robyn will...

    • Give examples & practice problems for finding, rehabbing, marketing & closing the deal!
    • Provide tips on problems to avoid!
    • Answer individual questions applying to your business. Robyn will personally answer as many of your questions as time permits.

    We look forward to seeing you at this amazing event! Register Now!

    Register Now!
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