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Charlotte Real Estate Investors Alliance - Charlotte REIACharlotte Real Estate Investors Alliance (Charlotte REIA), formerly the Charlotte Real Estate Investors Association, is a club for real estate investors, real estate entrepreneurs and other real estate professionals who invest in Charlotte real estate for fun and profit and are dedicated to the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

Charlotte REIA’s mission is to help ensure 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 Charlotte families and improve our local community.

Thu, Sept 1st at 6PM @ Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Charlotte REIA – September 1st
at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Determining Your Offers
Based On Exit Strategy:
What Would An Expert Do?
A Panel of Experts with Linda Dana, Jeffrey Richman & Chip Cross
Charlotte REIA Members Can Attend for NO CHARGE.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Linda DanaJoin us Thursday, September 1st at 6PM at the Charlotte REIA Main Meeting held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Charlotte Executive Park which is located at 5700 Westpark Dr in Charlotte, NC where we will have a panel of real estate experts that will be reviewing any deals you bring into the meeting. Linda Dana, Jeffrey Richman and Chip Cross will be analyzing your deals and sharing their thoughts on how they would buy, sell, fund, fix, hold or sell such a deal. Be sure to Download this Seller Lead Sheet and fill it in with the appropriate information and bring it to the meeting! You can bring as many as you want!

Jeff RichmanSo many investors, new and seasoned alike, struggle with what to offer and are often thwarted by trying to determine if an investment opportunity is a “Deal” or “No Deal’. Some investors jump on every potential deal that comes along because they’re afraid to let one get away. Others can’t seem to “pull the trigger” on a deal because they’re so afraid to make a mistake. Some don’t even know why they can’t act on a deal. All new investors face the same challenge: How do you know if you’re looking at a good deal or not?

Chip CrossFirst of all, what could be a good deal for one investor might not be for another. Once you know what your personal buying goals are and establish your criteria, it will help eliminate “No Deals” from your consideration quickly. After that, it’s a matter of knowing how to “size up” a good deal by knowing what to measure and how to calculate your potential profits and expenses. Is it a CASH Deal? Is it a Lease Option? Do I buy Subject-To? Should I Buy, Fix & Flip?

This month at Charlotte REIA we will have a panel of Real Estate Experts that will review your deals and share with you how they would make the deal work or if you should turn around and run. We want you to bring YOUR Leads (download and complete this complimentary LEAD SHEET) and Linda, Jeffrey and Chip will pre-screen and analyze them, show you what they would do and possibly construct a few potential offers on the spot!

At the September Charlotte REIA meeting, you will learn:

  • How to easily analyze deals and decide “deal or no deal” and determine your exit strategy to maximize your profits
  • How to be a transaction engineer.
  • How to be a problem solver.
  • To create strategies that you could be using right now to create bigger profits and increased cash flows!
  • And much, much more!

Charlotte REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Charlotte REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

RSVP Now!

This panel of experts is NOT TO BE MISSED if you want to really learn how to determine what to offer and how to read the numbers!

This will be a great evening. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces on Thursday night. Please bring a Deal/Opportunity for us to review. Remember to download a LEAD SHEET, fill it out and bring it to our event! Bring family and friends. And remember: We LOVE questions and input – questions and input make us all better, smarter, wiser real estate investors!

All this is happening at the Charlotte REIA main meeting on Thursday, September 1th at 6PM at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park located at 5700 Westpark Dr in Charlotte, NC. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Late Nite Networking in the Hotel Lounge

After the conclusion of the Charlotte REIA Meeting, we will be reconvening in the Crowne Plaza’s Hotel Lounge for Late Nite Networking. Food and drink specials for our members and guests will be available. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as we hang out late into the night!

*Meeting Agenda
6:00 PM: Meet, Greet & Networking
6:30 PM: Announcements, Introductions, Haves & Wants
7:30 PM: Real Estate Panel Discussion Analyzing Your Leads
9:30 PM: Late Night Networking in Hotel Lounge

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

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Sat, August 27th at 9AM – Online via GoToWebinar
Charlotte REIA & Atlanta REIA Presents:
Wholesaling 101
A Full Day Online Workshop
with Russ Hiner
Saturday, August 27th from 9AM – 5PM
Attend 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 this event, you will learn the ins and outs of success in the wholesaling business.

You will learn to:

  • Create a buyers list that works
  • Create a successful seller’s list
  • Create inventory
  • Write a contract that gives you the advantage
  • Talk to sellers and buyers
  • Make deal evaluations
  • Structure creative deals
  • Spot a “Great Deal” or one to run from!
  • And much, much more!

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 Online via GoToWebinar. Come join us online! I would love to help you take your Wholesaling Business to the next level!

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

  1. Register & Pay for the Event: Register for the Online Wholesaling 101 Workshop.
  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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Linda Dana

Posted on August 24, 2016 by

Linda DanaLinda began her investing career over a decade ago. Linda who is a single mom has become a highly successful Investor who has proven to all those naysayers out there… that you can be an Investor and Invest in Real Estate without having a A++ credit rating and without having a lot of money. Linda believes herself to be a “Transaction Engineer” developing her niche, “Buying on Terms and Selling on Terms”.

As a result of Linda’s talents she was invited to become a member of the USA Mentor team for “Rich Dad University” and spent just about 7 years traveling the Unites States teaching others how to build “Long Term Wealth” using real estate.

You have heard speakers say “You don’t need to OWN it, you need to CONTROL it” Linda who is known as one of the most knowledgeable & creative minds in her market, started specializing in a strategy called “Cooperative Assignment” a total transparent transaction. Educating the homeowner (seller) on the benefits of selling with owner financing via a “Land Contract” a method that’s has been around decades. While controlling the property with an option Linda then finds a qualified buyer and assigns her option. The investor gets a “consulting fee” as the “Transaction Engineer” and backs out while partnering the seller & buyer together… A totally TRANSPARENT transaction.

Jeffrey Richman

Posted on August 23, 2016 by

Jeffery RichmanJeffrey Richman has been in the world of real estate investing since 1994. Starting with the buying and rehabbing of properties, he quickly moved into other areas of property investing. His specialty is Subject To. He does Wholesaling and Subject To anywhere in the country as long as the numbers work. To date, he has done well over 200 transactions, which include wholesaling, assignment of contracts, Subject To (the art of buying property with little or no money), Lease / Options or Rent-To-Own (depending on the price point of the property), owner financing, pre-foreclosure, and foreclosures, short sales and more.

He started in Broward County, Florida and to date has done property deals in more than 15 states. He has spoken on many topics nationally from stage as well as syndicated radio and Internet shows.

Chip Cross

Posted on August 23, 2016 by

Chip CrossChip Cross is a native of Marion N.C. Chip graduated from Clemson University with an MBA. He served as Director of Leadership Development for Western Carolina Industries, a 550-member Employer Association in Western North Carolina. During this time he worked with over 150 companies and training several thousand supervisors and management personnel in leadership development.

Chip became a part-time real estate investor 15 years ago as a part of his retirement plan. He and his wife, Penny, currently own 40 rental units in their real estate business and an additional 60 units as their share of a partnership real estate business they are involved in. Chip began working with his first private lender in 2014 and has purchased 4 homes at bargain prices which are producing a positive cash flow for his business and an attractive rate of return for his private lender. Chip believes in continuing education and has invested in Jay Conner’s Private Lending Course.

Chip has mentored several students in the development of their business plans. Many of his students have practiced presenting their business plans to local professionals; following a similar format to the one used on “Shark Tank.” He has personally written two business plans: one for his personal real estate business and one for his partnership.

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.CharlotteREIA.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 Wed Aug 24 to give you some tips and his know-how on what he says to sellers to close the deal. 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. This is definitely an online meeting you don’t want to miss!!

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!

Register Now!

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

Wed, July 27th @ 7PM on GoToWebinar
Charlotte REIA & Atlanta REIA Presents…
Beginning Investors Group Online
AKA “The Big O!”
6 Secrets Seasoned Investors Use to Maximize Profits on Every Deal
with Larry Harbolt on July 27th

Beginning Investors Group Online (The BIG O)The Beginning Investors Group Online (The “Big O” or BIGO) is an new online educational group that currently meets on the 4th Wednesday at 7PM ET for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to get back in the game.

We will be bringing in local and national real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in our ever changing economy and real estate market. The entire purpose of this group is to help new investors get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal.

Larry HarboltThis month, on July 27th at 7PM, Larry Harbolt will be our special guest speaker on how to maximize profits on each and every deal you do. Larry is the nation’s leading expert on creative seller financing. He is also an author, mentor, teacher, and full time real estate investor.

Have you ever wondered how successful investors are continually finding and doing profitable deal after deal? Did you ever ask yourself what seasoned investors look for and what they think about before they ever make an offer on any property? Have you ever thought about what makes a good deal and what is missing from the deals that you don’t want?

Join us on the webinar and Larry will teach you 6 secrets of how successful investors think through every deal they do and how they structure offers in multiple ways to buy any property. He will also show you why "CASH" isn’t always the best solution for every seller and why they may not want All CASH for their property.

Join us on July 27th at 7PM online at GoToWebinar and learn:

  • The Key Components of Every Successful Real Estate Transaction
  • What Types of Properties Generate the Most Profit
  • What Key Questions You MUST Ask Every Seller
  • How to Overcome Your Fear of Talking to Sellers
  • And Much, Much More!

New Investors, DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!

TO ATTEND ONLINE: To attend the Beginning Investors Group Online via your PC, smart phone or tablet, Register Here for the Meeting on GoToWebinar.com and you will be emailed login instructions for the event.

No Charge to Attend for Members or Guests
Who Attend Online via GoToWebinar.com!

Register Now!

Once you get your Webinar Confirmation Email, you can login on about 5-10 minutes prior to the 7PM start time to reserve a spot using your PC, Mac, Tablet or Smart Phone. You can download the GoToWebinar App here on iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.

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Thu, Aug 4th @ 6PM @ Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Charlotte REIA – August 4th
at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Learn All About Options:
The Safest & Cheapest Way to Control Property!
with Special Guest, Bill Cook
Charlotte REIA Members Can Attend for NO CHARGE.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Bill CookJoin us Thursday, August 4th at 6PM at the Charlotte REIA Main Meeting at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park located at 5700 Westpark Dr in Charlotte, NC where our special guest speaker will be Bill Cook who will be discussing one of the best kept secrets in the real estate investing industry… Options!

When it comes to Options, most real estate investors have only heard of lease-options. Fact is, there are many types of Options. Investors are always finding new and better ways to use them because they’re a completely different kind of tool than anything else in real estate.

Options are a right, not an obligation to purchase. What on earth does this mean? When you sign a loan, it’s an obligation. When you sign a contract, it’s an obligation. But with Options, you’re paying for the right to make up your mind to purchase on some future date. With an Option, you have a risk-free or low risk choice as to whether you’ll perform or not in the future.

At the August Charlotte REIA meeting, you will learn:

  • What makes options so profitable?
  • How can you control a $250,000 property for just $100?
  • How can you use an option to capture a property’s appreciation and amortization?
  • Who is most likely to give you an option, a buyer or seller?
  • What is the best way to secure an option?
  • How can options remove any excuse you have for not being in the real estate game?
  • And much, much more!

Charlotte REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Charlotte REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

RSVP Now!

Why attend this month’s meeting? Most investors have no clue how to use an Option to control a property. Don’t believe me? Ask around. Options will allow you to step above your competition because you’ll be able to make more of the impossible deals possible!

TAKE ACTION and RSVP for this Meeting Now! Come join us to learn how to add Options to your bag of real estate investing tricks!

All this is happening at the Charlotte REIA main meeting on Thursday, August 4th at 6PM at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park located at 5700 Westpark Dr in Charlotte, NC. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

As always, Charlotte REIA Members can attend the event at no charge and Non-Members can Register Online for $15 or pay $20 at the door. Be sure to bring your business cards with you and join us for an evening of real estate deals, vendors, networking, education and fun! See you there!

Late Nite Networking in the Hotel Lounge

After the conclusion of the Charlotte REIA Meeting, we will be reconvening in the Crowne Plaza’s Hotel Lounge for Late Nite Networking. Food and drink specials for our members and guests. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!

*Meeting Agenda
6:00 PM: Meet, Greet & Networking
6:30 PM: Announcements, Introductions, Haves & Wants
7:30 PM: Special Presentation with Bill Cook
9:30 PM: Late Night Networking in Hotel Lounge

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

See Charlotte REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Thu, July 7th at 6PM @ Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Charlotte REIA – July 7th
at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
How To Negotiate With Sellers to Create Win-Win Solutions
with Special Guest Don DeRosa
Charlotte REIA Members Can Attend for NO CHARGE.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

Don DeRosaOur next Charlotte REIA Main Meeting will be on Thursday, July 7th at 6PM at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park located at 5700 Westpark Dr in Charlotte, NC and we are very excited to present real estate investor, author, teacher, coach and national speaker, Don DeRosa.

Would you like to learn how to negotiate and structure deals so you can buy houses with little or none of your own cash and none of your own credit? 15 hours a week… That’s all you need.

Imagine… taking any seller lead and being able negotiate 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. No more wasted time.

At the upcoming meeting, Don will be teaching you some of his expert negotiation tips an tactics. You will learn:

  • How to become a“mindreader”to find exactly what the seller’s hot buttons are (so you can negotiate and craft a deals that sellers “want” to take!)
  • What your numbers need to be so that you make profit EVERY time
  • How to make multiple offers to increase your chances of creating WIN/WIN deals
  • How to use Don’s patented“Green means ‘GO’, Red means ‘NO’” tools to negotiate for you (so that you never let your emotions talk you into making a bad deal!)
  • How you can communicate and negotiate your entire offer with a person who doesn’t speak your language. (Even if you barely passed English and have never taken a foreign language class!)
  • And much, much more!

Don will walk through actual deals step-by-step and he’ll show you how to easily negotiate and evaluate a lead, determine your exit strategy, structure the deal, negotiate with the seller, and get the paperwork done in a snap.

There’s More Training, Networking & Fun!

Pontoon BoatAnd if you want even more, you are in luck! Don will be back on Saturday, July 9th for a full day Expert Negotiating Workshop. And better yet, Don and Linda will be taking the first 14 students who Register and RSVP for a real estate fun cruise on Lake Norman on Friday. Register Now, RSVP and Join Us for a day of sun and fun!

It’s an amazing time to be a real estate investor. Don’t look back 5 years from now and wish you had acted. Learn how to buy right… Learn to Make More and Work Less, Right Now! We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Charlotte REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com
Charlotte REIA Members Please RSVP on Meetup.com

RSVP Now!

CRowne Plaza Charlotte Executive ParkAll this is happening at the Charlotte REIA main meeting on Thursday, July 7th at 6PM at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park located at 5700 Westpark Dr in Charlotte, NC.

As always, Charlotte REIA Members can attend the event at no charge and Non-Members can Register Online for $15 or pay $20 at the door. Be sure to bring your business cards with you and join us for an evening of real estate deals, vendors, networking, education and fun! See you there!

Late Nite Networking in the Hotel Lounge

Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive ParkAfter the conclusion of the Charlotte REIA Meeting, we will be reconvening in the Crowne Plaza’s Hotel Lounge for Late Nite Networking. Food and drink specials for our members and guests. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night!

*Meeting Agenda
6:00 PM: Meet, Greet & Networking
6:30 PM: Announcements, Introductions, Haves & Wants
7:30 PM: Special Presentation with Don DeRosa
9:30 PM: Late Night Networking in Hotel Lounge

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

See Charlotte REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Sat, July 23rd @ 9AM – Charlotte
Charlotte REIA Presents:
Expert Negotiating Tactics
The Ultimate 1 Day Workshop on How to Easily Negotiate with Sellers to Create Win-Win Situations!
A Full Day Workshop with Don DeRosa
Saturday, July 23rd from 9AM – 5PM
Fairfield Inn & Suites
8540 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Don DeRosaThere is nothing worse than losing a deal because you didn’t know the right things to say when negotiating with the seller. Does the fear of this happening prevent you from achieving your goals? Negotiating may seem scary to many people because they are afraid of offending the seller and don’t want to go in with a “low-ball” offer. Don DeRosa is here to help!

Don is a leading expert on negotiations and he wants to share with you what he knows to help you overcome your fears and achieve your goals. On Saturday, July 23rd, Don will be teaching a full day workshop that will help you do just that. The workshop will begin at 9AM at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 8540 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC.

Negotiating does not have to be something that makes you shudder. After this workshop, you will feel confident and have the knowledge and tools at your disposal to be able to walk into any negotiation feeling fully prepared to create a win-win deal.

At this workshop, you will learn about…

  • 3 variables to every negotiation
  • How to recognize non-verbal clues and use them to your advantage
  • How to plan and gather information for successful negotiations
  • How to use state of the art tools to do all your negotiating for you
  • How to overcome all seller objections when buying a house
  • How to create win-win deals so that everyone leaves happy
  • And much, much more!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about successful negotiating from an expert real estate investor who lives right here in your backyard!

Register Now!
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