Archive for April, 2012

Some days, things go all wrong.  Other days, things happen that are so funny you can’t help but to blow milk out of your nose!  Really interesting days are when both of these things happen at the same time! At April’s foreclosure auction, we bought a property on Autumn Place in White, Georgia.  It’s a very nice 3-bedroom, 2-bath home built in 2005.  It just needs a shave and a haircut (paint and carpet) before we can list it with our realtor. Kim and I have been buying foreclosure properties since 1995.   The first mystery we had to solve was how to bid on a property at the foreclosure...
Imagine taking any sales lead you get and creating 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. That used to be just a dream. But not anymore. Join Don DeRosa at the Creative Deal Structuring Group meeting on May 2nd at 7PM at the Whitehall Tavern (formerly the Cheyenne Grill) located at 2391 Peachtree Rd NE in Atlanta, GA as he shares with you his Real Estate Insider Secrets and the state-of-the-art tools he uses to evaluate deals and make them work – for him and for the seller. As Don...
We have another great week of meetings, webcasts and workshops for our Atlanta REIA Members and Guests. Monday is the Movers & Shakers Lunch Meeting with Gordon Catts. Tuesday we have a webcast with Russ Hiner on Wholesaling Houses for Fast Cash. Also, on Tuesday is the Gwinnett Investors Group with Special Guest Speaker, Steve Brown on Private Lending. Wednesday is the Atlanta REIA North Meeting with Dustin Griffin on Internet Marketing for Buyer and Seller Leads. Thursday is Haves & Wants with Joe Thompson. Friday, the 3 Day Investing Revolution 2012 Seminar with Bob Massey begins...

Dorsie Boddiford

Posted on April 16, 2012 by
Dorsie Boddiford is a 23 year old, full-time real estate investor. Upon graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Building Construction, Dorsie decided to take a very different route than her classmates who entered the corporate world. In August 2011, Dorsie took the risk to become an real estate investing entrepreneur and purchased her first house. She is now looking for her ninth deal. While most of her first few months as an investor were focused on purchasing foreclosures at auction to rehab and resale, Dorsie has also done owner financing deals and is currently managing her first...
Wholesaling 101 Workshop With Russ Hiner on April 21, 2012 from 9AM – 5PM At 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Ste D, Buford, GA SOLD OUT. No More Registrations Please. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQDOMn_5v4Y Wholesaling is a great strategy for making quick cash, low risk, without the use of your credit, income, or money (when done correctly). Wholesaling real estate is among the most popular investment strategies because anyone can do it — you don’t need a real estate license or a lot of money to start. And once you start, it’s nearly impossible to keep the money from pouring into...
You’re a new investor. You may have started yesterday or perhaps it’s been almost a year and you still haven’t completed your first deal. Maybe you are waiting for the perfect time or you may even be a bit freaked out. Hey, you aren’t the first one that’s ever been there. Is there someone that has been there just recently? There is! She will be speaking at BIG this April 25th. 23 year old Georgia Tech grad, Dorsie Boddiford started investing in June 2011. She bought her first property in August 2011. A couple of days ago in April, she bought her 8th property!...
Monday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM in Savannah, GA Savannah Real Estate Investors Alliance Next Meeting on April 23rd at 6 PM Hosted by Kristin Mack & Aislee Jackson Atlanta REIA is excited to team up with Kristin Mack and Aislee Jackson to start the Savannah Real Estate Investors Alliance (Savannah REIA) down in Savannah, Georgia. Savannah REIA will be meeting on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at Barnes Restaurant located at 5320 Waters Avenue in Savannah, GA. Savannah REIA’s next meeting is on Monday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM. Join the Savannah REIA Email List If you are...
It can be argued that a butterfly and a caterpillar are one and the same.  OK, maybe they are – but not at the same time!  It’s one or the other – but not both!  So, which are you? As real estate investors, we all start off the same – as caterpillars.  We just know the basics: how to crawl, eat leaves and poop.  Our world is limited to the tiny branch we’re clinging to.  We’re not much to look at, and we’re preyed upon by just about every creature in the animal kingdom.  Our life expectancy is about 12 seconds. Now here’s the thing: God didn’t mean for caterpillars to stay caterpillars.  He...

Aaron McGinnis

Posted on April 9, 2012 by
Aaron 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...
We have another great week of meetings, webcasts and workshops for our Atlanta REIA Members and Guests. Tuesday we have the Super Smart Technology Webcast. On Wednesday there is the I Love Marketing Meeting as well as the Spanish Investors Networking Group Meeting. On Thursday we have the Haves & Wants Meeting, Atlanta REIA South Meeting as well as the North Georgia REIA meeting with Pete Fortunato and Dyches Boddiford. On Saturday there is a full day workshop with Pete Fortunato, Dyches Boddiford and Bill Cook that you don’t want to miss! Tuesday, April 10th @ 7 PM on...