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This is the June 2012 edition of the The Profit, the official newsletter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA).

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  • 2012 Atlanta REIA, LLC All Right Reserved. Quotation and reprint are not allowed without written permission of the publisher. http://AtlantaREIA.com 1

    Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance JUNE 2012

    Atlanta REIA, LLC2700 Braselton Hwy, Suite 10-183

    Dacula, GA 30019

    P: 678-701-7160 F: [email protected]://atlantareia.com

    MAIN MEETINGMonday, June 4th

    Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites 111 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GA

    5:30pm 9:00pm

    IN THIS ISSUE

    Bring Your Business

    Cards & FlYers

    JUNE 2012

    T he Profit has finally arrived just in time for Atlanta REIAs 2 year birthday celebration. Thats right, it has already been 2 years since we decided to start Atlanta REIA back in June 2010 and to hold our first meet-ing on July 5th, 2010.

    Ever since we started Atlanta REIA, our mission has always been to help in-sure our members real estate success by providing affordable, quality real estate investing education, frequent, fun real estate networking opportunities and community outreach programs to build, renovate and repair homes for needy Atlanta families. Weve been able to achieve this mission through our meet-ings, special interest groups, networking events, seminars, webinars, workshops and our relationship with the Fuller Center of Atlanta.

    Now we are working to bring you even more incredible member benefits and bigger discounts from suppliers such as Lowes, Sun Belt Tool Rentals, Sherwin Williams, Sears Commercial, Sprint /Nextel, Rent Fast, Build a Sign through our new relationship with the Commu-nity Buying Group; interactive, data-base driven websites with Super Smart; and our brand new newsletter, The Prof-it, which will be published and delivered each month about a week prior to our Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting.

    The purpose of The Profit is to help keep you and our members, guests, friends

    and followers updated on all the ups and downs of the real estate market; changing laws, rules and regulations; the latest real estate investing tech-niques, strategies and so much more! The Profit is also designed to keep you and other subscribers updated and in-formed of all the events and happen-ings going on at Atlanta REIA each month as well as exposing you to a wide variety of vendors and suppliers serving the real estate industry.

    The Profit will have a wide variety of local and national real estate experts such as Russ Hiner, Jim Hitt, Jeff Nix,

    The Profit Has Arrived!By Dustin Griffin, Executive Director of Atlanta REIA

    Dustin Griffin, Executive Director of Atlanta REIA

    continued on p17

    Check out our Main Speaker for June, Larry Harbolt, on P2.

    The Profit Has Arrived!By Dustin Griffin .................................................................... 1

    Are You One of The Investors Today Who Are Not As Active Buying Real Estate As You Once Were? By Larry Harbolt .................................................................... 2

    Board of Directors ............................................................... 4

    7 reasons why you need a coach!By Russ Hiner.......................................................................... 5

    Survivor... Picking The Right Partners?By Erven Kimble..................................................................... 6

    Atlanta REIA Welcomes Business Member to The ProfitBy Jeff Nix................................................................................ 7

    Why MERS Cannot Be Legal Owner of a NoteBy Bob Massey ....................................................................... 8

    Do You Value Your Time and Money?By Attorney Craig Halperin ............................................... 10

    Legions of Frustrated Investors Turn to Real Estate Investing: Play and Pray Amateur Property Flippers vs. LandlordsBy Jim Hitt ............................................................................. 11

    Contracting By Michael Vazquez ........................................................... 14

    Membership Application ................................................ 18

    Meeting Calendar ............................................................. 19

    Calendar of Events ............................................................ 20

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    Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance JUNE 2012

    Are You One of The Investors Today Who Are Not As Active Buying Real Estate As You Once Were Because You Are Finding It Difficult to Find Deals That Will Work For You? by larry harbolt

    Dont Miss Our Atlanta REIA

    Live Webcastshttp://AtlantaREIA.com/Webcasts

    Webcast schedule is subject to change. See http://AtlantaREIA.com/Calendar for the most up to date webcast schedule.

    1st TuesdaySuper Smart

    Technology Webcast

    1st ThursdayTraining / Business

    Opportunity Webcast

    3rd TuesdayWhats Hot in

    Real Estate Investing

    3rd ThursdayTraining / Business

    Opportunity Webcast

    4th Tuesday (Quarterly)Upgrade Your

    Prosperity Webcast

    4th ThursdayEvening with

    an Expert Webcast

    Atlanta REIA Webcast Replays

    http://AtlantaREIA.com/Webcasts/Replays

    Atlanta REIA Members can watch our webcast replays 24/7/365 by logging into

    http://AtlantaREIA.com

    Join us for

    LATE NITE NETWORKINGat the Meeting-After-the-MeetingWe meet at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter located 1155-B Mount Vernon Highway in Atlanta right after our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting.

    PERIMETER

    Have you noticed a declining number of people attend-ing real estate meetings lately? Well, maybe not at Atlanta REIA Meetings, but this is true of many other RE-IAs across the country. Ive run a weekly real es-tate meeting myself for over 10 years down in St Petersburg, FL and Ive seen my own group at-tendance diminish from an average of 200 people each week to approxi-mately 50 over the past couple of years. I realize many investors are confused, scared and have lost faith in the real estate invest-ing business and who can blame them? You cant open a newspaper or turn on the television without hearing anything but negative news about the real estate market. All we hear about is the declin-ing sales prices, lower number of sales, almost no building starts and of course the record number of Foreclosures na-tionwide. Who can blame investors for

    shying away from buying houses in this market? Many investors are waiting for

    the market to bottom out before they are go-ing to get back in the business. There is no better time to be buying houses than NOW, yet many investors are find-ing it impossible to fund their deals while other investors believe doing Short Sales is their only chance to make money today. This is not true! That kind of thinking is simply crazy!

    Because of all of the Foreclosures happen-ing, there has been a major focus by Real Estate teachers to teach about Foreclo-sure Real Estate and Short Sales. The last time I looked, only approximately 20% of all houses in this country were in Fore-closure while the other 80% are not. An-other interesting fact, 30% to 40% of all houses in this country are free and clear.

    continued on p13

  • Right now is the best time in modern history to buy real estate. Join Larry Harbolt on Saturday, June 9, 2012, and he will share with you his secrets on how to make money in todays real estate market. Larry will show you what you really need to know to buy real estate profitably with only $10 down, even if you have bad credit or are bankrupt!

    The Ultimate Fast Track to Your Business Success Workshop

    A Full Day Workshop & Strategy Session with Larry Harbolt on June 9th, 2012

    For more information or to register online, please see http://larry.atlantareia.com

    At this workshop, Larry will teach you how to:H Buy real estate profitably in any market or economic cycle.

    H Learn how to buy real estate when you have no money, no credit or poor credit.

    H How to buy and sell all the property you want and never use a bank or apply for a loan again.

    H Why you can buy millions of dollars in real estate and never have a debt show on your credit report or be personally liable for a penny.

    H Learn how to create the terms to make cash today and overcome seller objections like a pro.

    H How a few carefully chosen words you can easily master in minutes can potentially earn you big paydays when youre ready to cash out your seller.

    H How to structure offers with no payments, no interest and get the seller to gladly accept so you can drive your cash flow through the roof.

    H How to change the terms of the loan months or years after the closing and make the seller ecstatic to do so.

    H Build an empire from monthly cash flow and cure negative cash flow, a secret few people know.

    Come and join Larry on Saturday, June 9th, 2012 for The Ultimate Fast Track to Your Business Success Workshop. Bring your pen and paper, take lots of notes and you will come away with New Methods, Processes and Systems that are Efficient, Effective and WHEN YOU WILL Learn them can be measured by the NEW CASH in YOUR bank account!

    If you wish to attend, reserve your seat(s) now! Atlanta REIA Gold Members can attend for $19.95, Silver Members for $29.95 and Guests for $39.95. These prices are good for 2 people and will increase by $10 after the early registration special expires on June 6th, 2012 at Midnight.

    Workshop registration starts at 8:30 AM on June 9th at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites located at 111 Perimeter Center West in Atlanta, GA.

    Workshop registration starts at 8:30am on June 9th at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites located at 111 Perimeter

    Center West in Atlanta, GA.

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    Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance JUNE 2012

    www.Facebook.com/AtlantaREIAKeep up to date with our latest opportunities by joining us on Facebook

    LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Atlanta REIA, LLC promotes practical knowledge of real estate investment though education, discussion and networking. The information, views and opinions expressed in the publication do not necessarily reflect the views, policies and opinions of Atlanta REIA, LLC or any of its members and sponsors, nor does mention of certain trade names, products, services, individuals or organizations imply endorsement by Atlanta REIA, LLC or its members or sponsors. The information presented in this publication is made available for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as financial or legal advice which should only be obtained through a competent attorney, accountant or other qualified professional advisor. Atlanta REIA, LLC does not pre-qualify, evaluate, endorse, guarantee or warranty any particular deal, service, company, or person. Atlanta REIA, LLC recommends you perform your own due diligence and seek appropriate legal, accounting, or other professional advice before making any investment. Atlanta REIA, LLC disclaims any and all liability for any actions or inactions taken by readers of this informational material or as a result of communications from or to its officers, directors, employees, contractors, partners, members, sponsors and affiliates.

    2700 Braselton Hwy, Suite 10-183 Dacula GA 30019

    P: 678-701-7160 F: 770-216-1560E: [email protected]: http://AtlantaREIA.com

    Atlanta REIAs mission is to help insure our members real estate success by providing affordable, quality real estate investing education; frequent, fun real estate networking opportunities; and ongoing community outreach

    programs to help build, renovate and repair homes for needy Atlanta families while improving our local community.

    Dustin GriffinExecutive DirectorP: 678-701-7160F: 770-216-1560E: [email protected]

    Christine GriffinAssistant DirectorP: 678-701-7160F: 770-216-1560E: [email protected]

    Jeff NixDirector of Business MembershipP: 678-776-8861E: [email protected]

    Gordon CattsDirector of Programs, Leader of Movers & Shakers, Atlanta REIA South & Mountain REIAP: 404-454-3567E: [email protected]

    Alan McDonaldDirector of AVS, Leader of the Beginning Investors Group & Cashflow GroupP: 770-369-0446E: [email protected]

    Joe ThompsonLeader of Haves & Wants Meeting and Speed Marketing SessionP: 770-403-3227 E: [email protected]

    Karen BershadDirector of Membership & Leader of theSmall Business GroupP: 770-356-1234E: [email protected]

    Leslie MathisLeader of Atlanta REIA WestP: 678-895-1460E: [email protected]

    Reginald JacksonLeader of Atlanta REIA SouthP: 404-427-8797E: [email protected]

    Russ HinerLeader of Creative Deal Structuring Group and Mastermind GroupP: 404-660-4289E: [email protected]

    Steve BrownLeader of Cash Cows Commercial GroupP: 770-378-6235 E: [email protected]

    Don DeRosaLeader of Mobile Real Estate Rockstars GroupP: 678-410-7352E: [email protected]

    Rock Shukoor Leader of I Love Marketing GroupP: 678-938-4776E: [email protected]

    Michael VazquezLeader of Spanish Investors Networking GroupP: 678-951-9222E: [email protected]

    Bob MasseyLeader of Short Sale & Foreclosure GroupP: 706-816-9820E: [email protected]

    Kristin MackDirector of Savannah REIAP: 817-851-7788E: [email protected]

    Mark GaleyPresident of Fuller Center of AtlantaP: 404-867-3258E: [email protected]

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    Be sure to wear your membership badge to all our meetings.

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    Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance JUNE 2012

    1. Overcoming Fear. When I first got started in the real estate business I had a tremendous amount of fear. There was the fear that prevented me from placing the ads, the fear that prevented me from making offers, and the fear that paralyzed me to the point that I was not able to move forward in a real estate investing career.

    2. Knowing The Numbers And Exit Strategies. After I made my first 50 offers I overcame that fear. After I got an agreement accepted I had the fear of not knowing what I was going to do with the property and whether or not it was going to be profitable. The exit strategy is the plan. The exit strategy defines what your profit is and how much profit there will be. Once I was able to get a handle on the exit strategies and refine the numbers my career started to take off.

    3. Running Your Business Rather Than Your Business Running You. I then noticed that I had no time to do the fun things in my life. I was so busy I didnt have time to enjoy the money I was earning. The money that I was creating was going back into the business. I was not relaxing and enjoying some of the fruits of my labor. I began to realize that if I didnt work, all the time, the business would stop. Cash flow would stop and long-term wealth would wobble. I needed help!

    4. Building a Team with a Single Vision. As the business grew I started to hire more employees. Each new employee brought the new challenges. It was tough enough managing me but I had to have new skills in order to manage others. If I

    did not grow my business with other people, my business would go flat. If my business was flat I couldnt take a vacation. My business was running me.

    5. Focusing On What Youre Good At. I began to lose focus and the business hit a plateau. I achieved the goals that I had desired for my business but there was still something I wanted to do. I read a number of books on business. The reality was I was not working the business. I lost interest. I needed to be more accountable. By me being accountable to my business my focus became much clearer.

    6. Objectively Knowing The Market. In the 30 years that I have been doing real estate, the market has changed every year. If it wasnt the interest rates that changed it was the rental market. If it wasnt the mortgage industry it was government regulations. If it wasnt the price of the property it was the return on investment. If the lending rules got too loose then all of the good renters were taken out of the market and evictions went up. The coach has the ability to look at your business objectively. The coach has the ability to see opportunities, niches, and profit centers.

    7. Raising Capital. My business started and stopped, started and stopped. I was using my own cash. I would save it up, then I would use it for a down payment and get conventional financing. The financing rules changed. After I hit a certain number of properties, I was no longer able to get conventional financing. I had to learn how to raise private capital. Now my business

    moves very smoothly because I have investors that are working with me supplying me the necessary cash, and Im paying great returns.

    Each one of us has talents and strengths. Having the right coach develops your strengths and allows you to work with people who will cover your weaknesses. A great coach is somebody who will work with you on your terms, but has the people skills to demonstrate your terms are not necessarily good for you and your dreams.

    All great leaders and all great business people surround themselves with indi-viduals who have been there, done that, and are willing to share. Your invest-ment in a coach/mentor will be one of your best investments. I have had several in my career.

    reasons why you need a coach!By Russ Hiner

    Russ Hiner [email protected]

    www.rhiner.com

    www.facebook.com/1rhiner

    Russ has been investing in real estate in Atlanta Georgia since 1981. His company currently controls apartment buildings and single-family properties in Georgia and other states. His focus is on raising private capital through Hedge Equity, LLC.

    Russ invests everyday. His knowledge and experience is current in the market. He is capitalizing on the needs, wants, and desires of the customer. He has a deep level of experience in building relationships with vendors, investors, tenants, sellers, and qualified buyers. He has the knowledge to negotiate contracts, manage rental properties, and make his co-investors wealthy. He enjoys taking properties which are virtually destroyed, renovating them, and creating a better community.

    How To Be A ReAl esTATe InvesToR

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    Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance JUNE 2012

    http://SavannahREIA.com

    SAvANNAH REIA.cOM

    Meets on the

    4th Monday of each Month

    6pm9pm

    FOLLOW SAvANNAH REIA ON:

    Leaders Kristin Mack

    & Aislee Jackson

    5320 Waters Ave Savannah, GA

    www.Facebook.com/SavannahREIA

    www. Youtube.com/SavannahREIA

    www. Twitter.com/SavannahREIA

    We have all faced the question; Is this a good business opportuni-ty for me? The answer to this question may come from your professional training on how to evaluate a deal. Some-times, we find ourselves enrolled in the school of Hard Knocks taking the fresh-men class of Trial and Error. But, if you are an entrepreneur, there may be is a more critical question that has to be answered and your answer to this question may not be quite as forgiving.

    That question is; Who am I doing business with? Have you ever found yourself chal-lenged to do business with someone who operates with a fundamentally different set of values and moral practices than yourself? Have you ever been asked to participate in a venture or business proposition that just didnt sit right in your heart? Sometimes, at first glance, it may seem to be quite at-tractive and a potentially profitable propo-sition. But after some careful thought and discussion, you begin to feel uncomfort-

    able about the person or the proposition.

    Our message from the Book of Proverbs says, dont allow yourself to

    be recruited by, or be in partnership with greedy, or criminally minded people. When you hear schemes or proposals that in any way appear to be less than ethical; BEWARE. A proposition to do business where there is not a clear Win-Win sce-nario for everyone involved may not be the kind of business you should participate in. If the potential business associates seem to be illegal, immoral, or shady, wisdom sug-gest that you turn and go the other way.

    If the business outcome of a deal or action

    that is purposed is not something that you would like to happen to you or your fam-ily, run away from it. If you cant discuss it openly and completely with all involved parties, in a public setting, then thats not a deal that you should do. Furthermore, dont even be in the company of the people who make such proposals. If these kinds of people are considered to be your friends, partners or associates, quickly change your business relationship with them.

    Dont be afraid to stand up for honesty and integrity. When you refuse to compromise and stand up for what is right the outcome is always more profitable and rewarding, even if it seems like you might be losing out in the short term. Honesty and integ-rity produces winners!

    Some Thoughts To Ponder

    1. What do you consider to be non-negotiable when you decide who you are going to do business with?

    2. Do you have wise people around you to advise you, to coach you, to pray for you and to help you make good business decisions?

    3. What fears do you have about expressing your principles and saying No to questionable business associates?

    a. Perhaps a fear of being ridiculed? b. Maybe a fear of losing clients? c. Or a fear of losing money?

    BusIness By THe Book

    Survivor... Picking The Right Partners?By Erven Kimble

    They may say, Come and join us lets ambush the innocent! Think of the great things well get! Well fill our houses with all the stuff we take. Come, throw in your lot with us; well

    all share the loot. My child, dont go along with them! Stay far away from their paths. (Proverbs 1:11-15)

    turn and go

    the other way

    Erven Kimble [email protected]

    www.PeopleWhoBuyHouses.com

    www.facebook.com/eakimble Erven 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.

    The author 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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    Get Your Business Noticed! If youre looking to reach the Real Estate Industry here in the Greater Atlanta Metro Area and throughout Georgia, you cant do better than The PROFIT. Your ad will reach more than 10,000 each month with your message. Our production teams are among some of the best designers in the country. We make you look GOOD!

    As Director of Business Member-ship, in keeping with the kick-off the inaugural issue of The Profit, Id like to take the opportunity to personally thank all the business mem-bers who contribute their valuable time, talent, and resources to making Atlanta REIA what it is, and what it is becom-ing. Atlanta REIA is a collective success because of you and what you bring to the organization. While many of you attend the monthly general meeting or some of the subgroup gatherings, there are many others companies behind the scenes who offer a nearly endless variety of goods and services that support the endeavors of all our real estate investor members.

    In future issues of The Profit, this seg-ment will highlight our business mem-bers as well as announcing the new and renewing members so that the mem-bership at large will be reminded of the fine companies that are available and at your service.

    If you are someone who owns or operates a business that is related to or supports the real estate industry in any way, con-tact me if you have any curiosity about aligning your efforts with Atlanta REIA. There is a spot waiting for you and it offers access to a whole new client base that needs your services and is waiting to meet you!

    BusIness MeMBeR spoTlIgHT

    Atlanta REIA Welcomes Business Member to The ProfitBy Jeff Nix, Director of Business Membership

    Jeff [email protected]

    www.facebook.com/jeff.nix

    Jeff Nix is a founding member of Atlanta REIA and serves as Director of Business Membership. Contact Jeff for more information on Business Memberships. Jeff is also the owner/operator of Atlanta Carpet Services, Inc., which has been serving the real estate community throughout Metro Atlanta for over 20 years.

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    Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance JUNE 2012

    The Mortgage Electronic Regis-tration System is just thatan electronic registration system. MERS came into being after the GSEs produced a white paper in 1993 stating the case for an electronic registration system to track mortgage assignments. It was officially launched in 1997.

    From the point of view of the mort-gage industry MERS made it possible to transfer mortgages or merge lender ac-quisitions efficiently without triggering local transfer taxes and other recording fees. It changes what has always been a public documentation process to a pri-vate one. The industry claims the MERS system allows the industry to have a cen-tral repository for mortgage assignment information in order to keep a more ac-curate picture of ownership.

    Courts have not been unanimous about the legitimacy of MERS and many courts have ruled that MERS muddies the waters in the recorded chain of title and cheats counties out of much needed revenue. In fact, county recorders in sev-eral states have sued the MERS system for loss of documentation fees. On the other hand, the MERS website lists cases it has won in at least 22 states since the beginning of 2011. There is clearly a window of opportunity to fight MERS legitimacy as an owner of record in many foreclosure cases.

    One of the more comprehensive com-plaints against MERS was filed in Febru-ary 2012 by Eric Schneiderman, attor-ney general of New York. Mr. Schnei-derman maintains that MERS has com-mitted fraud and acted deceptively in many respects:

    It has bypassed legitimate registrars of mortgage documents thus avoiding more than $2 billion in documentation taxes and fees;

    MERS is accused of being just a shell company with no economic interest in the mortgages being recorded;

    MERS has over 20,000 member employees designated to execute millions of mortgage documents, and yet MERS has failed to adequately screen, train and monitor its employees as certifying officers;

    MERS eliminated the ability of the public and individual homeowners to track the transfer of their mortgage documents or to be assured of proper chain of title and the MERS database contains many inaccuracies;

    Banks have securitized and sold off millions of loans using the system with little scrutiny to assure accurate representation of quality and content of these securities;

    Use of records from the MERS system led to wide-spread mishandling and fraud in filing of foreclosure cases using forged documentation and signatures on documents by people who are not actually officers of the owning lender;

    MERS has initiated foreclosures even though it has no legal standing to do so;

    In many cases assignments were not properly mademany were robosigned and were not legal;

    Use of MERS has potentially clouded titles on millions of homes.

    We are seeing litigation around the coun-try listing similar arguments of fraud, mismanagement of important legal re-cords, clouded titles, and lack of stand-ing when MERS attempts to foreclose on behalf of a lender.

    Why MERS Cannot Be Legal Owner of a Noteby Bob Massey

    Join us for Education & Networking at the Meeting-Before-the-Meeting

    We meet at the Total Wine & More located at 124 Perimeter Center W in Atlanta at 3:00pm

    before our Atlanta REIA Main Meeting.

    PERIMETER

    continued on p17

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    Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance JUNE 2012

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    Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance JUNE 2012

    As an attorney who specializes in real estate transactions for in-vestors, I always try and stress the importance of using an attorney to form your business entity, more specifi-cally an LLC, to shield your real estate assets from liability, as opposed to try-ing to take on this task on your own, or using an online service. No matter how many times we suggest this, investors sometimes overlook the importance of seeking an attorneys advice during ini-tial registration of LLC documents. As a result, many investors are forced to amend their Articles of Organization, sometimes more than once. In our ex-perience, investors who have registered their LLCs online, without engaging an attorney to correctly draft the docu-ments necessary for proper filing, end up having to file amendments nine times out of ten regardless of their experience.

    The time and money lost due to avoid-able mistakes can be very frustrating, and necessary amendments often end up costing investors the same, if not more, than what their attorney fees would have been had they hired one at the onset. Conversely, investors who work with at-torneys during the filing process are far less likely to encounter obstacles result-ing from imperfect filings and unantici-pated obstacles. These investors are thus much more insulated from the risk of needlessly incurring costly amendments. Attorneys can help investors circumvent these unnecessary obstacles and losses in several important ways.

    A good law firm can save an investor time on the front end by expediting the LLC filing process as a result of its ongoing relationship with personnel in

    the Secretary of States office. Docu-ments filed with the Georgia Secretary of State online often sit in queue for upwards of seven to ten business days, unless the investor opts to pay an extra $100 for rush recording. In contrast, investors who work with good attor-neys are often granted Certificates of Organization on the same day they file without incurring the extra cost of rush recording. Attorneys who have a rela-tionship with the Secretary of States office have the ability to give their cli-ents files greater priority and can in-crease the likelihood that their clients LLCs are created correctly and expedi-tiously at the first filing as opposed to sitting in a generic online queue.

    Foreign and out-of-state investors lose valuable time for their real estate clos-ings by signing, notarizing, and mailing out corporate documents back and forth. Any experienced investor understands that the loss of a few days can make the difference between a successful deal and a lost opportunity. Investors can avoid such problems by delegating signa-tory authority to local registered agents or non-member managers through an LLCs Articles of Organization and/or Operating Agreement. Language estab-lishing and limiting the capacity of reg-istered agents and non-member manag-ers should be very specific, since slight variations in word choice or syntax can produce diametrically different results. The Georgia Secretary of States web-site does not have the ability to generate this language; in fact, it does not allow an LLC to designate members or non-member managers duties at all.

    On the other hand, an experienced at-

    torney, has the legal knowledge and expertise to best implement the intent of an investor, and can draft an LLCs Articles of Organization in a way that gives an investor the greatest possible reach without delegating too much power. Therefore, real estate investors should always seek legal advice before forming an LLC. What are the two most important factors to my clients that invest in real estate? Time and moneyand in the long run, both of these can be saved by using an expe-rienced law firm to accomplish an in-vestors goals as quickly and financially efficiently as possible to get his or her entity registered correctly, without the need for any changes post facto.

    Information contained in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. You should always contact an attorney for legal advice and not rely on information published here.

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    Craig Halperin is a native Atlantan who is currently the Managing Partner and CFO of Halperin Lyman, LLC. After graduating from the UGA School of Law, Craig practiced corporate law until making the switch to the practice of real property law in 2006. In addition to his work with Halperin Lyman, Craig is also the Owner and CEO of CGC Real Estate Services, LLC, an Atlanta based investment company providing a full spectrum of real estate investment consulting services.

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    Rental Properties in Your IRA

    For legions of investors frustrated with puny yields on savings and bonds, slow growth retarding stock market returns, and the usual substantial risk involved in security investing (any given stock or bond can potentially become worthless overnight), we have good news: The com-bination of declining real estate prices and steady or increasing rents have opened up a window of opportunity in real estate for income-oriented investors. In fact, years after the smart money was selling off real estate ahead of the bubble collapse, we are seeing signs that smart money is getting back in the real estate market. In-deed, up to 20 percent of residential real estate now sold is sold to investors and not just to play and pray amateur prop-erty flippers, but to value-oriented inves-tors as well, who are seeking to generate immediate positive cash flow.

    Advantage for IRA Owners

    This is a big development for IRA inves-tors, because generating cash flow suffi-cient to maintain properties is important for IRA owners. Because you are restricted to $5,000 in new contributions to IRAs every year ($6,000 for those over age 50), you have to pay for any needed repairs or renovations to properties either with cash

    in the IRA, bringing on a partner, nonre-course debt financing, or other retirement assets you can roll over into the account. When you can realize immediate positive cash flow from a property, however, net of financing costs and taxes, that takes a lot of the pressure off, and makes owning real estate in an IRA much simpler.

    Getting Started in Real Estate IRA Investing

    Owning property within an IRA is sim-ple: Open an account with American IRA, a third-party administrator special-izing in self-directed retirement accounts. Identify a property, fund the account, and direct us to purchase the property on your IRAs behalf. We will work with your team of advisors to ensure that the property is titled and held in accordance with the IRSs regulations pertaining to retirement accounts.

    Using Leverage

    If you cant pay cash for the property, you can have your IRA borrow most of the purchase price. Typically, you can fi-nance a property in an IRA with banks that specialize in non-recourse financing through IRAs which generally requires a down payment of about 35 percent, plus reserves. The loan must be a non-recourse

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    loan, meaning the loan can only be col-lateralized by the property youre buy-ing, within the IRA. You cannot sign a personal guarantee on the debt nor can your IRA or any other prohibited person. Fortunately, in many markets, it is still possible to generate substantial free cash flow from well-chosen rental properties, even carrying a mortgage of 2/3ds of the value of the property.

    In addition to a 35 percent down pay-ment, lenders will typically look to see if they can expect a positive cash flow of 20 to 25 percent, net of expenses. Again, this is very doable in many real estate markets today.

    Looking for more flexibility? The IRA is not limited to borrowing funds from banks that specialize in non-recourse loans, your IRA can also borrow from private lenders. Borrowing from private lenders has some added advantages to it as the terms and down payment are ne-gotiable. When entering into loans with private lenders make sure to do your due diligence, use professionals to draw up the paperwork, and remember that the loan must be non-recourse.

    One caveat: Because borrowed money is not IRA money, any profits attribut-able to borrowed money could be subject to unrelated debt income tax (UDIT).

    American IRA does not provide individu-alized tax advice its important to retain your own tax advisor for advice on how this affects your personal situation.

    Advantages of Holding Property in an IRA

    IRAs allow you to defer all the income your rental property receives. This is a crucial consideration for real estate investors, because of the substantial amount of rental income, which would otherwise be taxable in the current year. If you hold the property in a Roth IRA, the income and potential capital appre-ciation is tax free.

    Because theres no current tax liability on rental income, you cant take depreciation deductions on rental property you hold in the IRA. However, you arent paying current year taxes on the property, its a wash. Real estate investing in tax-advan-taged accounts does not rely on deprecia-tion allowances to make sense. You can still frequently realize positive cash flow very quickly or even immediately, even without depreciation.

    Note, however, that if you have leveraged the property, you can deduct all the nor-mal expenses, such as interest, taxes, in-surance and depreciation in the percent-age applicable to the percentage of debt on the property.

    Other Accounts

    Real estate investing in retirement ac-counts is not limited to IRAs. If you pre-fer, you can buy real estate within a self-directed Solo 401(k), SEP IRA or SIM-PLE IRA as well. Many investors choose to do so because of the higher contribu-tion allowances available in these types of accounts. For example, as of 2012, you can contribute up to $49,000 to a SEP IRA, or 25 percent of your compensation whichever is less.

    As a point of interest, Solo 401(k) ac-counts are not generally subject to unre-lated debt income tax. You can use lever-age within the Solo 401(k) account and the account remains fully tax-deferred, though you must still pay applicable property taxes and property expenses.

    Considerations

    The IRS imposes a few rules on what you may and may not do with real estate within your IRA. For example, neither you, nor your parents, grandparents, chil-dren, grandchildren or your spouses or legally adopted step-children can borrow from, lend to or buy or sell goods and ser-vices from your IRA, nor may any entities they control. Note that un-adopted step-children are not prohibited.

    You also cant use the property for the di-rect benefit of any prohibited individuals. They cant even stay overnight in a prop-erty, whether or not the property charges rent. Assets in IRAs must be solely used to grow and to generate eventual retire-ment income for yourself or your bene-ficiary, and for no other purpose. How-ever, one great strategy commonly used by investors is to buy a retirement home now with their IRA, rent the property until they retire, and then after having reached age 59, take the house as a dis-tribution for personal use. If the account is in a Roth IRA, there wont be any taxes due on the distribution.

    For more information, or to explore your options, call American IRA today at 866-750-0472. We look forward to working with you.

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    Jim Hitt is the Chief Executive Officer of American IRA, LLC and has been committed to all

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    The major problem for investors, who are currently doing Short Sales, is it takes cash to buy the properties they are try-ing to get the lender to discount. If those investors are unable to get financing to fund their deals, how do they think they will be able to close those deals. If you cant get financing in the form of loans or transactional funding how do you expect to make money? You simply cant con-tinue to make offers contingent on get-ting financing if you cant get loans.

    One of the Most Alarming Things I Continually See Is the Fact That Real Estate Investors Are Extreme-ly Reluctant to Change the Way They Do Business.

    Because they are so reluctant to change, they are, what we call -One Trick Po-nies. They only know one way to buy houses. They dont realize that there could be a deal in every house they drive past. Because they only know one way to buy houses, they are unable to profit from those deals. Because you fear chang-ing the way you do business, you could be losing a fortune and you dont even know it. Investors who are afraid to change are simply getting out of the business all to-gether. There is no need to do that if you are willing to take just a small amount of time to learn how to buy houses without the need for institutional financing. Just a few simple changes can take your busi-ness from practically non-existent to full speed ahead.

    I Personally Believe There Are Two Main Reasons Why Investors Today Are So Reluctant to Change.

    First, because money was easy to get over the past decade, few investors understand

    how to do any type of deal without insti-tutional financing. HELLO, that model doesnt work anymore, nor does it even ex-ist for most investors. Second, the investors who understand there are different ways to buy real estate are keeping their mouths shut so they wont have more competition in this incredible buyers market. Yes, I said incredible BUYERS market! This is the best market in which to buy real estate Ive seen in the 30 years Ive been in the business. Its a BUYERS market and that is why you should be learning every pos-sible way you can, to buy houses even if you have no money or bad credit. If done the way I show you it wont matter, you can do deals even if you are bankrupt, so dont let anyone tell you that you cant.

    On June 4th, 2012 at the Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting, I will be shar-ing with you Never Step in a Bank Again the 5 Steps to Generate Large Profits and Create Wealth in a time when the uninformed are calling this the worst real estate market in re-cent history. Join us for what will be a life changing evening that answers every investors questions about what to do in todays market to make money when so many are unable to do anything.

    I look forward to seeing you on June 4th at Atlanta REIA!

    Also, I will be giving away several of our products that will change the life of those who attend the meeting, these products are valued at over $1,900.

    See you there,

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    Larry Harbolt is the nations 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. Larry Harbolts reputation of being one of the best kitchen-table negotiators who has the ability to make a deal where others cannot see an opportunity has made him a sought after consultant and mentor for real estate investors everywhere he goes.

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    Finding an investment deal today, although not easy, is not as dif-ficult as it once was. When fi-nancing was easy to qualify for and no doc loans were offered by all, deals were harder to come by. Many people still be-lieve that finding the deal is the hardest part of investing. I would have to say that finding the deal is less difficult than put-ting it under contract. Why? Well, by the time a contract is being discussed you know you want to contract the property and the seller knows he/she wants to sell. However, how much the seller will ac-cept and what the buyer will pay rarely matches up.

    Lets look at the sellers point of view. First, you must identify who the seller is and what is his/her interest in the prop-erty. There are many types of sellers but the most common seller is an owner that lives in the property, an owner that in-herited the property, an owner that used the property as an investment, whole-saler, and REO agents. This is impor-tant to identify immediately because it determines how you should contract a property. More importantly it will let you know how to best present a con-tract to make it more attractive to each seller type. The one thing that all sellers have in common is that they expect you

    to justify your offer. As an investor you want the property as cheap as possible to make the most profit but making sure the contract is a win-win situation will make you more money in the long run. How? That seller will become your walking billboard and may bring you more properties!

    Now lets look at the contract form your point of view, the buyer. We are going to focus on the buyer being an investor. You, the investor, would hope that the seller would just give you the property. Believe it or not but it has and will hap-pen if you are in real estate long enough. Again, this goes back to making sure the contract you put out is a win-win for everyone involved. As a buyer you need to identify your exit strategy and be prepared to have a back up. This will determine what you can pay for a prop-erty. This will also make justifying your offer to the seller easier. The seller un-derstands that if you are an investor you are buying to make a profit but does not want to feel like they were robbed. At the end of the day all sellers are looking for a buyer that CLOSES!!! I will take if a step further and say sellers want buy-ers that FUND!!! There are many deals where the buyer may close but does not fund and the deal does not happen.

    We will be take a more in depth view at each type of seller so that you can be prepared and know how to approach each situation. I have been doing it long enough that I consider it common knowl-edge but its the difference between re-ceiving and a rejection or an ACCEPTED contract.

    En Espaol, vea la pgina 15

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    Encontrar un acuerdo de inversin hoy, aunque no es fcil, no es tan difcil como lo era antes. Cuando el financiamiento fue fcil para calificar para los prstamos de documentacin y no se les ofreci por todos, ofertas eran ms difciles de conseguir. Muchas per-sonas todava creen que la bsqueda de la oferta es la parte ms difcil de invertir. Yo tendra que decir que la bsqueda de la oferta es menos difcil que ponerlo bajo contrato. Por qu? Bueno, en el momento en un contrato que se discute usted sabe que quiere contratar a la propiedad y el vendedor sabe que quiere vender. Sin embargo, lo mucho que el vendedor aceptar y lo que el comprador pagar rara vez coincide. Echemos un vistazo a punto de vista del vendedor. En primer lugar, debe iden-tificar quin es el vendedor y cul es su inters en la propiedad. Hay muchos ti-pos de vendedores, pero el vendedor ms comn es un propietario que vive en la propiedad, un propietario que hered la propiedad, un propietario que utiliza la propiedad como una inversin, mayoris-ta, y los agentes de REO. Esto es impor-tante para identificar de inmediato, ya que determina cmo se debe contratar a una propiedad. Ms importante an, le permitir saber cmo presentar lo mejor de un contrato para hacerlo ms atrac-tivo para cada tipo vendedor. La nica cosa que todos los vendedores tienen en

    comn es que esperan que para justifi-car su oferta. Como un inversor desea que la propiedad lo ms barato posible para sacar el mximo beneficio, pero asegurndose de que el contrato es una situacin ganar-ganar va a hacer ms dinero en el largo plazo. Cmo? Que el vendedor se convertir en su cartel a pie y puede traer ms propiedades! Ahora vamos a ver el contrato de formar su punto de vista, el comprador. Nos vamos a centrar en que el comprador es un inversor. Usted, el inversionista, que la esperanza de que el vendedor slo le pondras a la propiedad. Lo creas o no, pero lo tiene y va a pasar si usted est en el sector inmobiliario el tiempo suficien-te. Una vez ms, esto se remonta a ase-gurarse de que el contrato que le ponga fuera es un ganar-ganar para todos los involucrados. Como un comprador que necesita para identificar su estrategia de salida y estar preparado para tener una copia de seguridad. Esto va a determinar lo que usted puede pagar por una propie-dad. Esto tambin har que justifique su oferta al vendedor ms fcil. El vendedor entiende que si usted es un inversionista que compra para obtener un beneficio, pero no quiere sentir que fueron robados. Al final del da todos los vendedores es-tn buscando un comprador que cierra! Voy a tomar en caso de un paso ms all y decir que los vendedores quieren que los compradores PAGEN! Hay muchas

    ofertas que el comprador cierra, pero no manda el pago y el cierre no sucede. Vamos a tomar una mayor visin en profundidad en cada tipo de vendedor para que pueda estar preparado y saber cmo abordar cada situacin. He estado haciendo esto por tanto tiempo que lo considero el conocimiento comn, pero es la diferencia entre la recepcin y un rechazo o un contrato aceptado.

    En Ingls, vea la pgina 14

    Michael Vazquez [email protected]

    Michael Vazquez ha estado ofreciendo propiedades a inversionistas de bienes races muy por debajo de valor de mercado desde el ao 2006 en Texas y Georgia. Michael siempre est buscando ms inversionistascon quientrabajar.

    De conTRATo HAsTA el cIeRRe

    ContratacionBy Michael Vazquez

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    Agents, Attorneys, Mortgage Brokers and Investors take a look at current and recently failed Short Sale and Loan Modification cases you have submitted and if the loan is in the MERS system, or the loan has been securitized, there is an alternative which may make it easier to negotiate a fair settlement with the lender. Some homeowners may be able to run forensic and se-

    curitization audits on the mortgage, note and foreclosure documentation. If irregularities are found a lawsuit may be filed on the homeowners be-half which may lead to a judgment or a negotiated settlement favorable to the homeowner. This could be a great alternative for those times when other methods of foreclosure avoidance have not been successful.

    Bob Massey, Don DeRosa, Michael Vazquez, Erven Kimble, myself and many others contributing articles each month on a wide variety of topics such as tools and technology, foreclosures and short sales, property management, marketing, deal structuring, creative fi-nancing, wholesaling, renovations and much, much more!

    Also, youll quickly notice that The Profit is an interactive, digital newsletter with many articles and ads that are clickable and will open webpages in your browser on your PC, Mac, smart phone or iPad. For example, many of the articles will have links to contact the authors, follow them on Facebook, visit their website and comment on their articles and in-

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    1st Monday of Each MonthAtlanta REIA Main Meeting5:30 PM 9:00 PM Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites111 Perimeter Center W, AtlantaLeader: Dustin Griffinhttp://main.atlantareia.com

    1st Monday of Each MonthLate Nite Networking Dunwoody9:30 PM Late NiteTilted Kilt, 1155-B Mount Vernon Hwy, Atlanta, GALeader: Lee Buddenhttp://main.atlantareia.com

    1st Monday (Once Per Quarter)Mobile Real Estate Rockstars Group3:00 PM 5:30 PMTotal Wine & More 124 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GALeader: Don DeRosahttp://rockstars.atlantareia.com

    1st Monday (Once Per Quarter)Short Sale & Foreclosure Group3:00 PM 5:30 PMTotal Wine & More 124 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GALeader: Bob Masseyhttp://ssf.atlantareia.com

    1st Monday (Once Per Quarter)Active Investors Group3:00 PM 5:30 PMTotal Wine & More 124 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GALeader: Gordon Catts

    1st Tuesday of Each MonthMountain REIA6:30 PM 9:00 PMGolden Corral 2025 Market Place Blvd, Cumming, GALeader: Gordon Cattshttp://mountainreia.com

    1st Wednesday of Each MonthCreative Deal Structuring Group (CDS)7:00 PM 9:00 PMWhitehall Tavern 2391 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GALeader: Russ Hinerhttp://cds.atlantareia.com

    Every Thursday (Except Major Holidays)Have & Wants Meeting1:30 PM - 3:30 PM5 Seasons Brewing 5600 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GALeader: Joe Thompsonhttp://havesandwants.atlantareia.com

    Atlanta REIA Meetings calendarhttp://AtlantaREIA.com/Meetings

    PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change. Visit http://AtlantaREIA.com/Calendar for the most current schedule.

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    3rd Wednesday of Each MonthLate Nite Networking Buford9:00 PM Late NiteTilted Kilt 3480 Financial Center Pkwy, #M1080, Buford, GALeader: Dustin Griffin & Gordon Cattshttp://north.atlantareia.com

    4th Monday of Each MonthAtlanta REIA West Meeting6:30 PM 9:00 PMCherokee Cattle Company 2710 Canton Rd, Marietta, GALeader: Leslie Mathishttp://west.atlantareia.com

    4th Monday of Each MonthLate Nite Networking Marietta9:00 PM CloseCherokee Cattle Company 2710 Canton Rd, Marietta, GALeader: Leslie Mathishttp://west.atlantareia.com

    4th Monday of Each MonthSavannah REIA6:00 PM 9:00 PMBarnes Restaurant 5320 Waters Avenue, Savannah, GALeader: Kristin Mackhttp://savannahreia.com

    4th Tuesday of Each MonthNote Buyer Group Meeting6:30 PM 8:30 PM Olive Garden 2467 Cobb Parkway SE Smyrna, GALeader: Tom Boyerhttp://nbg.atlantareia.com

    4th Wednesday of Each MonthBeginning Investors Group Meeting (BIG)6:30 PM 9:00 PMChef Robs Caribbean Cafe 5920 Roswell Rd NE, #A117 Sandy Springs, GALeader: Alan McDonaldhttp://big.atlantareia.com

    4th Thursday of Each MonthCash Cows Commercial Group11:30 AM 1:00 PM5 Seasons Brewing, 5600 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GAhttp://cashcows.atlantareia.com

    1st Sunday of Each MonthCash Flow Players Group Meeting4:30 PM Game OverSecrets Factory 2030 Powers Ferry Rd SE, #440, Atlanta, GALeader: Alan McDonaldhttp://cashflow.atlantareia.com

    2nd Wednesday of Each MonthSpanish Investors Networking Group (SING)6:30 PM 8:30 PMTaco Depot 4788 Sugarloaf Pkwy, #107, Lawrenceville, GALeader: Michael Vazquezhttp://sing.atlantareia.com

    2nd Wednesday of Each MonthI Love Marketing Group7:00 PM 9:00 PMSocial Vinings, 3621 Vinings Slope SE, Atlanta, GALeader: Rock Shukoorhttp://ilm.atlantareia.com

    2nd Thursday of Each MonthAtlanta REIA South Meeting6:30 PM 8:30 PMGiovannas Italian Kitchen 1375 Virginia Ave, East Point, GALeader: Reggie Jackson & Gordon Cattshttp://south.atlantareia.com

    2nd Thursday (Once Per Quarter)Small Business Group (SBG)3:30 PM 5:30 PM5 Seasons Brewing 5600 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GALeader: Karen Bershadhttp://sbg.atlantareia.com

    3rd Monday of Each MonthMovers & Shakers Lunch Meeting11:00 AM 1:30 PM5 Seasons Brewing 3655 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GALeader: Gordon Cattshttp://moversandshakers.atlantareia.com

    3rd Tuesday of Each MonthGwinnett County Group (The Fish Club)7:00 PM 9:00 PMRed Lobster2055 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GALeader: Aaron McGinnishttp://fishclub.atlantareia.com

    3rd Wednesday of Each MonthAtlanta REIA North Meeting6:30 PM 8:30 PM1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, GALeader: Dustin Griffin & Gordon Cattshttp://north.atlantareia.com

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    Active Investors Meeting3:00pm - 5:30pmAtlanta REIA Main Meeting5:30pm 9:00pmLate Nite Networking9:30pm

    Have & Wants Meeting1:30pm - 3:30pm

    TBAMountain REIA6:30pm 9:00pm Happy

    4th of July!

    Have & Wants Meeting1:30pm - 3:30pmAtlanta REIA South Meeting6:30pm 8:30pmNorth Georgia REIA7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Cash Flow Players Group Meeting4:30pm Game Over

    TBASpanish Investors Networking Group (SING)6:30pm 8:30pmI Love Marketing Group7:00pm 9:00pm

    Have & Wants Meeting1:30pm - 3:30pm

    TBAMovers & Shakers Lunch Meeting11:00am 1:30pm

    Gwinnett County Group (The Fish Club)7:00pm 9:00pm

    Atlanta REIA North Meeting6:30pm 8:30pmLate Nite Networking Buford9:00pm Late Nite

    Cash Cows Commercial Group11:30am 1:00pm Have & Wants Meeting1:30pm - 3:30pm

    TBA

    Movers & Shakers11:00am - 1:30pm

    Gwinnett County Group (The Fish Club)7:00pm 9:00pm

    Atlanta REIA North Meeting6:30pm 8:30pmLate Nite Networking Buford9:00pm Late Nite

    Have & Wants Meeting1:30pm - 3:30pm

    TBA

    Atlanta REIA West6:30pm - 9:00pmLate Nite Networking West9:00pm - CloseSavannah REIA6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Note Buyer Group Meeting6:30pm 8:30pm

    Beginning Investors Group Meeting (BIG)6:30pm 9:00pm

    Cash Cows Commercial Group11:30am 1:00pm Have & Wants Meeting1:30pm - 3:30pm

    TBA

    Mountain REIA6:30pm 9:00pmSuper Smart Webcast7pm - 8pm

    Creative Deal Structuring Group (CDS)7:00pm 9:00pm

    Have & Wants Meeting1:30pm - 3:30pm

    Atlanta REIA Main Meeting5:30pm 9:00pmLate Nite Networking Dunwoody9:30pm Late NiteForeclosure & Short Sale 3:00pm 5:00pm

    Spanish Investors Networking Group (SING)6:30pm 8:30pmI Love Marketing Group7:00pm 9:00pm

    Have & Wants Meeting1:30pm - 3:30pmAtlanta REIA South Meeting6:30pm 8:30pmNorth Georgia REIA7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Cash Flow Players Group Meeting4:30pm Game Over

    TBA

    Savannah REIA6:00pm 9:00pm Atlanta REIA West Meeting6:30pm 9:00pmLate Nite Networking Marietta9:00pm Close

    Note Buyers Group Meeting6:30pm 8:30pm

    Beginning Investors Group Meeting (BIG)6:30pm 9:00pm

    PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change. Visit http://AtlantaREIA.com/Calendar for the most current schedule.

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