Archive for January, 2012

Last week’s column titled, Will the Number of Foreclosures Increase in 2012, brought in a number of calls and emails.  Several folks in the real estate field accused me of being negative and trying to drive down real estate values. I asked one caller, “Do you really think my weekly real estate investing column influences real estate values?  Seriously?” The truth is, Kim and I are along for the ride just like everyone else.  But in case my column CAN influence values, let me try an experiment: The value of fifteen-year-old, two-bedroom, one-bath mobile homes in Cartersville, Georgia just shot...
Last week’s column titled, Will the Number of Foreclosures Increase in 2012, brought in a number of calls and emails.  Several folks in the real estate field accused me of being negative and trying to drive down real estate values. I asked one caller, “Do you really think my weekly real estate investing column influences real estate values?  Seriously?” The truth is, Kim and I are along for the ride just like everyone else.  But in case my column CAN influence values, let me try an experiment: The value of fifteen-year-old, two-bedroom, one-bath mobile homes in Cartersville, Georgia just shot...
Hey everyone! I just wanted to personally thank Don DeRosa, Noreen Snellman and everyone who joined us at Don’s “Mobile Real Estate Rockstar” Workshop on Saturday, January 28th from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites. This was a full day training workshop where Don showed to find, evaluate, buy and make thousands of dollars on houses right in our own backyard. It was a great event on real estate investing meets mobile technology. If you missed this event, be sure to check out our Workshops Page and Event Calendar for more events this year with Don and...
Hey everyone! I just wanted to personally thank Don DeRosa, Noreen Snellman and everyone who joined us at Don’s “Mobile Real Estate Rockstar” Workshop on Saturday, January 28th from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites. This was a full day training workshop where Don showed to find, evaluate, buy and make thousands of dollars on houses right in our own backyard. It was a great event on real estate investing meets mobile technology. If you missed this event, be sure to check out our Workshops Page and Event Calendar for more events this year with Don and...
Many real estate investors shy away from the ugly house business because they fear hiring contractors. We have all heard the horror stories of rehabbers who lose their shirt because a contractor took them to the cleaners. I am here to tell you that contractors can be your worst enemy or your best friend, depending if you hire a good one or a bad one. So how can the beginning novice real estate investor make the correct choice- the hard working team player that gets the job done on time, on budget and at a high standard of quality?   The answer is by following all eight of the critical...
Read Below How to Get FREE Tickets to This 3 Day Wealth Building Event PLEASE READ: We gave away the bulk of the FREE Tickets on the Live Webcast with Robyn last night. We only have a few more left. If you plan on attending this 3 day event, RSVP Now before all the tickets are gone. Please DO NOT RSVP for this event if you are NOT able to attend. Please allow those who can attend to use these few remaining tickets. Hey everyone, I have a VERY BIG announcement for you. Not only is Robyn Thompson, “The Queen of Rehab,” speaking at our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on February the 13th...
On January 26, 2012, Robyn Thompson, “The Queen of Rehab”, did a special Evening with a Real Estate Expert Webcast with us! On this webcast, Robyn shared her story on how she got started investing in real estate over 13 years ago and has since bought, fixed and sold 300+ homes with price ranges as low as $8,000 to as high as $4,000,000. Robyn shared many of her secrets on how she buys, renovates, sells or holds houses for huge profits. Robyn also told us about her upcoming visit to the Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on February 13th, her full day Rehabbing Workshop on February 18th and...
A couple of months ago, a real estate investor who works the same market we do, told me he wished I’d never write or teach about foreclosures again.  He said all I was doing was creating more competition for him at the monthly foreclosure auction. Over the years, folks have wondered why Kim and I host a monthly real estate investors meeting.  After all, by teaching folks how to be successful investors and landlords, we are creating competition for ourselves, right? That’s one – small-minded – way to look at it.   Here’s another: Kim and I were on the hamster wheel working long hours at...
On January 24, 2012, Dustin Griffin taught the 10th installment of the Atlanta REIA Internet Marketing Online Boot Camp, a series of live, online webcast workshops that are designed to teach you how to establish a strong Internet presence, get your websites, pages and profiles to the top of the major search engines quickly and to generate all the leads you can handle using the power of the Internet. In Workshop #10 on Email Marketing, Dustin taught attendees how to setup a free Email Marketing Provider account where they can send up to 12,000 emails per month at no charge. He taught attendees...
We’ve got a busy week at Atlanta REIA. Monday is the Atlanta REIA West Meeting with Jim Hitt on real estate investing with an IRA. Tuesday is the Note Buying Group and the IMBC Workshop on Email Marketing. Wednesday is the Beginning Investors Group on New Media Marketing for Newbies with Rock Shukoor. Thursday is the Haves & Wants Meeting as well as the Evening with a Real Estate Expert Webcast with Robyn Thompson. And Saturday is a full day workhop with Don DeRosa on how to combine the latest and greatest real estate investing techniques with the latest technology to become a...