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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.

Thur, Sept 4th at 6PM at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Charlotte REIA – September 4th
Let’s Make a Deal
Charlotte REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge. Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

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This month at the Charlotte REIA Meeting on Thursday, September 4th at 6PM at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park located at 5700 Westpark Dr in Charlotte, NC (map), bring your Lead Sheets and we will help you determine if they are a “Deal or No Deal”!

Real estate investors are often stymied by trying to determine if a deal is a “good deal” or not. Some investors jump on every deal because they are afraid to let one get away. Others can’t seem to “pull the trigger” on a deal because they are afraid to make a mistake. Both face the same problem: How can you tell if you’re looking at a good deal or not?

First of all, a deal could be a good deal for one investor but not another. Establishing your personal buying goals and criteria will help eliminate non-deals from your consideration quickly. After that, it is a matter of knowing what to measure. Let us show you three easy steps to calculating your investment’s potential.

  1. Is the owner motivated?
  2. Do I have more than one exit strategy for this property?
  3. Is there enough profit in the deal to make this worthwhile?

This month at the Charlotte REIA we want you to bring YOUR LEADS we will review them, call the Sellers and make deals on the spot.

We will share with you “The Art of Making a DEAL!”

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*Meeting Agenda
6:00 pm: Meet, Greet & Networking
6:30 pm: Announcements, Introductions, Haves & Wants
7:30 pm: Let’s Make a Deal – Is It a Deal or Not?
9:30 pm: Late Night Networking in the Hotel Lounge

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

See Charlotte REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Thur, Aug 7th at 6PM at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Charlotte REIA – August 7th
Getting Started in Real Estate Investing by Creating a Business Plan
with Special Guest, Chip Cross
Charlotte REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge. Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

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Having a PLAN is a MUST for all SERIOUS Investors!

Chip CrossIf your goal is to become a successful real estate investor, you need a PLAN. For every successful business that was launched with a well-thought-out business plan, it seems you can find an equally successful one that was launched with nothing more than some scribbles on the back of a napkin. In fact, the contrarian approach may be the one you hear most about — i.e., entrepreneurs dismissing a business plan as something they wrote and then stuffed in the bottom of a drawer.

But there is new data recently reported after a survey was done that asked thousands of businesses questions about their their goals and business planning. The responses showed that those who completed business plans were nearly twice as likely to successfully grow their businesses and/or obtain capital as those who didn’t write a plan. Here is a breakdown of the numbers:

2,877 people completed the survey. Of those, 995 had completed a plan.

  • 297 of them (36%) secured a loan
  • 280 of them (36%) secured investment capital
  • 499 of them (64%) had grown their business

1,556 of the 2,877 had not yet completed their plan.

  • 222 of them (18%) secured a loan
  • 219 of them (18%) secured investment capital
  • 501 of them (43%) had grown their business

Regardless of the type of company, the growth stage of the company and the intent for the business plan, the analysis above found that writing a business plan correlated with increased success in every one of the business goals included in the study. These were: obtaining a loan, getting investment capital, making a major purchase, recruiting a new team member, thinking more strategically and growing the company.

The authors of the study concluded: “Except in a small number of cases, business planning appeared to be positively correlated with business success as measured by our variables. While an analysis cannot say that completing a business plan will lead to success, it does indicate that the type of entrepreneur who completes a business plan is also more likely to run a successful business.”

So there you have it: you’re better off WITH a business plan than without one. In fact, based on the survey, you are twice as likely to grow your business or achieve funding if you have taken the time to write a business plan.

This month at the Charlotte REIA Meeting on Thursday, Augutst 7th at 6PM at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park located at 5700 Westpark Dr in Charlotte, NC (map) where our special guest speaker Chip Cross will be teaching us how to create a business plan whether we are just starting a business or have been running a business for years.

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Chip 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.

Chip is very excited to have the opportunity to speak to Charlotte REIA. He plans to share “lessons learned” from his experiences in real estate over the past 15 years and a format for developing a business plan for your real estate business. The session will be interactive; drawing on the knowledge, expertise, and “best practices” of those in attendance as they work through the development of their business plans.

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*Meeting Agenda
6:00 pm: Meet, Greet & Networking
6:30 pm: Announcements, Introductions, Haves & Wants
7:30 pm: “Creative Owner Financing” with Chip Cross
9:30 pm: Late Night Networking in the Hotel Lounge

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

See Charlotte REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Charlotte REIA – No Meeting on July 3rd
Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July

In honor of the 4th of July Holiday, there will be NO Charlotte REIA Main Meeting on July 3rd. Please enjoy the holiday with your friends and family. We look forward to seeing you at the next Main Meeting on August 7th or at one of the Weekly Meetings.

Thurs, June 5 at 6PM at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Charlotte REIA – June 5th
Never Step Into a Bank Again & Buy All the Houses You Will Ever Need to Become Independently Wealthy!
with Special Guest, Larry Harbolt
Charlotte REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

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Are You A New Investor Who Doesn’t Know Where To Start? Or, An Old Salt Who Can’t Find Deals – Or You Can’t Find Cheap Enough Money to Buy Properties?

Larry HarboltThe Truth is many investors only know one way to buy property… with Cash. And now that banks are not lending to just anyone, where do investors turn? The investor today is likely dead in the water unless they know how to Buy with Creative Owner Financing and learn how to Sell with Creative Owner Financing. Larry Harbolt has over 35-plus years of experience doing just that. That is why he has been called the Master at teaching how to buy houses with No Money and No Credit using Creative Owner Financing.

Larry will be with us at our Charlotte REIA Main Monthly Meeting on June 5th and again for a full-day Saturday Ultimate Fast Track to Business Success Workshop on June 7th for what could prove to be a career changing and life altering event for you, your family and your business.

How would you like to be able to buy 3 to 6 properties a month without using your own credit or any real money? What would that do for your lifestyle if you could churn out 5, 10 to 25 houses a year making money – helping others get started? All it takes is the proper training and the dedication to get the job done. That is exactly what Larry will do for you. Larry is going to teach you how to:

  • Wholesale at Lightning Speed = Pay off Debts & Stable Cash Flow!
  • Buy Properties Without Banks! = No Credit and No Money!
  • Become Wealthy Owning Properties That Are Paid Off in 8.3 Years!
  • Create Non Recourse Financing and Never Gamble Again!
  • Sell at Lightning Speed! Don’t Be a Puppet to a Bankers Whim!
  • Become Wealthy and Be Done in 3-5 Years!
  • The Key Components of Every Successful Real Estate Transaction.
  • Determining What You Need to Think About Before You Every Make an Offer to Purchase.
  • What Type Properties Generate the Most Profit?
  • Why You Should NEVER Use Dollars Per Square Foot as a Cost Factor to figure the Value of Any Property.
  • “15” Types of Properties to Avoid Like the Plague.
  • The Multiple Different Types of Profit Real Estate Can Give You.
  • What Are the Key Questions You MUST Ask Every Seller?
  • Killer Negotiating Strategies That Rarely Fail.
  • How to Overcome Your Fear of Talking to Sellers.
  • Larry’s “8” Basic – Simple Offers
  • “8” Ways to Get Started When You have NO MONEY and FAR LESS THAN GOOD CREDIT.
  • Key Factors About the Paperwork You Use That Is Critical to Your Deals.
  • Who You Need on Your Team to Build Success the Fastest.

Come join Larry and the rest of us at the Charlotte REIA Meeting on Thursday, June 5th at 6PM at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park located at 5700 Westpark Dr in Charlotte, NC (map) to learn more learn how to analyze real estate deals like a pro. Larry is also doing an all day Saturday, Ultimate Fast Track to Business Success Workshop on June 7th, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at a location to be determined.

Get signed up NOW to be sure you have a seat.

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*Meeting Agenda
6:00 pm: Meet, Greet & Networking
6:30 pm: Announcements, Introductions, Haves & Wants
7:30 pm: “Creative Owner Financing” with Larry Harbolt
9:30 pm: Late Night Networking in the Hotel Lounge

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

See Charlotte REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Sat, June 7th at 8:30 AM in Charlotte, NC
The Ultimate Fast Track to Your Business Success Workshop
A Full Day Workshop & Deal Structuring Strategy Session with Larry Harbolt on June 7th, 2014
Hampton Inn, 8419 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

Larry HarboltRight now is the best time in modern history to buy real estate. Join Larry Harbolt on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (registration starts at 8:30 AM) at the Hampton Inn Charlotte University Place located at 8419 N Tryon St in Charlotte, NC, and he will share with you his secrets on how to make money in today’s 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!

At this workshop, you will learn:

  • Buy real estate profitably in any market or economic cycle.
  • Learn how to buy real estate when you have No money.
  • Buy real estate when you have No good credit.
  • Learn how to create the terms to make cash today.
  • Learn how to overcome seller objections like a pro.
  • Learn the right questions that will create Golden Deals.
  • How to create extra profit out of thin air on most of your deals.
  • Never have to beg for or apply for a loan again.
  • How to buy and sell all the property you want and never use a bank.
  • How to structure offers with no payments or interest and get the seller to gladly accept. This will drive your cash flow through the roof.
  • 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.
  • Build your income stream, like the banks have, acquire free assets, without investing a dime.
  • How to change the terms of the loan months or years after the closing and make the seller ecstatic to do so.
  • Build an empire from monthly cash flow and cure negative cash flow – The secret only a handful of people know how to do.
  • Big profits from the “deal after the deal”. All seller-financed deals have back end profit centers if structured properly, and will cost you a fortune not knowing them.
  • How a few carefully chosen words you can easily master in minutes can potentially earn you big paydays when you’re ready to cash out your seller.

Come and join Larry on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 for The Ultimate Fast Track to Your Business Success Workshop. Bring a new pad and a couple sharp pencils because Larry promises you will leave with New Methods, Processes and Systems that are Efficient, Effective! And WHEN YOU WILL Learn them, they can be measured by the amount of NEW CASH in YOUR bank account.

Register Now!

Larry Harbolt

Posted on May 27, 2014 by

Larry HarboltLarry Harbolt is the nation’s 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. Read More→

Charlotte REIA Meeting on May 1st

Posted on April 25, 2014 by
Thurs, May 1st at 6PM at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Charlotte REIA – May 1st
with Attorney Lee Phillips on
Using the Law to Make Money & Protect Your Ass-ets!
at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Charlotte REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge.
Guests Pay $15 Online or $20 at the Door. RSVP Now!

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Attorney Lee PhillipsCharlotte REIA is very excited to announce that Attorney Lee Phillips, Counselor to the United States Supreme Court, will be speaking at our Charlotte REIA Main Meeting on Thursday, May 1st at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park located at 5700 Westpark Dr in Charlotte, NC (map) which starts at 6:00 PM. Lee is an engaging, dynamic speaker and has trained over a million people throughout the United States helping them understand the law and how to use it to their benefit. You will really enjoy his ability to present this critical information in a clear and often humorous manner.

Lee will teach you how to reposition yourself in the law so that you can go out and make more money than you have ever thought possible. Yes, a good knowledge of the law will actually let you make more money. But in today’s lawsuit happy society, making it isn’t enough. You also have to know how to protect your wealth and your ass-ets, or someone will take it away from you. It might be your tenants, the IRS, the EPA, the government regulations or some greedy lawyer. Unless you are shielded, everything you have can be lost.

Only a small number of people ever learn the secrets to shield their assets from attack. At the meeting, Lee will teach you the legal strategies he has developed for his wealthiest clients so you can use them too. Imagine being able to use the power of the law to make more money and keep what you get. You will learn…

  • Nine Legal loopholes that will let you grow wealth faster than you ever thought possible
  • The #1 asset protection structure that the wealthy use to guard against business failure, accidents, lawsuits
  • Important tax tips the IRS doesn’t want us to know
  • How to avoid hidden dangers that take away peace of mind and financial security
  • Discover amazing secrets about using Trusts like a master

His presentations show you how to save thousands in legal fees and fully protect yourself, your family and your business. Only a small number of people ever learn the secrets to shield their assets from attack. In today’s litigious society, you could lose everything you have worked your whole life for because of something your kid, your parent or your tenant does.

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*Meeting Agenda
6:00 pm: Meet, Greet & Networking
6:30 pm: Announcements, Introductions, Haves & Wants
7:30 pm: “Using the Law to Make Money & Protect Your Assets” with Attorney Lee Phillips
9:30 pm: Late Night Networking in the Lounge

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

See Charlotte REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Sat, May 3rd at 8:00 AM in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte REIA Presents An Exciting Opportunity Coming Your Way!

Learn How to Use the Law to Make More Money & Protect Your Ass-ets in Today’s Sue-Happy Society!
A Charlotte REIA Workshop with Attorney Lee Phillips
Saturday, May 3rd from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Charlotte REIA Education Center, 8520 Cliff Cameron Dr,
Suite 108, Charlotte, NC 28269

Attorney Lee PhillipsAttorney Lee Phillips is the nation’s leading expert in asset protection for real estate investors and small businesses.  Using a combination of business structures and tax laws, you can add another 15% profit to your take home, and you can protect each of your properties from a meltdown in another property or business. 

Lee has developed tax and asset protection strategies for hundreds of successful wealthy real estate investors and businesses over the past 30 years.  He is coming to Charlotte on May 3rd for a full day workshop to share his strategies and show you how to implement them for yourself.  Knowing what your accountant and lawyer won’t tell you may mean the difference in retiring comfortably and retiring broke on Social Security.

In today’s society, you don’t have to make gobs of money, but you do have to know how to keep it or someone will take it away from you.  The IRS is your major impediment to financial success.  They take half of what you make – that’s a lot to lose.  (If you don’t think you’re losing half, you’d better check it out at the Workshop on May 3rd.  You’ll be stunned.)

His mastery of the “tools of wealth” has made him a sought after speaker for all types of professionals.  He rarely spends an entire day with a small group, but that’s exactly the opportunity you have to share with us.  Join us at the Workshop on Saturday, May 3rd from 8AM to 2:30PM!

 He’ll show you how:

  • Cut Your 2014 Tax Bill by 10-20%
  • Protect Your IRA and Retirement from Lawsuits and Judgments
  • Protect Your Real Estate Investments and Stock Investments from Lawsuits and Liens
  • Protect Your Assets in a Divorce

This is the Nation’s foremost full-day seminar on how to use trusts, LLCs, corporations, and limited partnerships to insulate your personal and investment assets from lawsuits, minimize income taxes, and manage your assets, even after death.

THINGS YOU’LL LEARN

Judgment-Proof  Yourself from Lawsuits

  • The danger of putting business or real estate assets in a corporation
  • Protect personal assets from business/real estate investment liabilities
  • Does an LLC or a corporation give you better asset protection?
  • Where is the best place to incorporate or form your LLC?

Protect Your Retirement Nest Egg

  •  The checkbook IRA/LLC disaster that’s coming
  • 100% asset protection for your retirement funds
  • The other part of ERISA that is even better than retirement plans
  • Current status of state laws protecting IRAs

Ten Urgent Steps to Reducing Your Income Taxes

  •  Why AGI is the key issue today
  • How to get out of the Obamacare taxes
  • Save 13% off the top of the take-home money from your business
  • What type of corporation/LLC is best for tax savings
  • Three tricks (loopholes) that can give you an extra $20,000 or more this year
Register Now!

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Lee Phillips

Posted on April 25, 2014 by

Attorney Lee PhillipsAttorney, Lee R. Phillips, will teach you how to reposition yourself in the law so that you can go out and make more money than you have ever thought possible.  Yes, a good knowledge of the law will actually let you make more money.  In today’s lawsuit happy society, making it isn’t enough.  You also have to know how to protect your wealth, or someone will take it away from you.  It might be your tenants, the IRS, the government regulations (like lead paint) or some greedy lawyer.  Unless you are shielded, everything you have can be lost.

Lee is a counselor to the Supreme Court of the United States and an engaging speaker.  He will walk you through how to make it and how to keep it using the tools of wealth.  Nobody ever gets rich without an understanding of the tools that create wealth and protect it.  Lee has used the tools of wealth and “done very well.”  His primary residence is on Siesta Key in the Blue Gulf of Mexico, but he grows fruit trees and a big vegetable garden in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.  Lee has many lives.

After getting a Bachelor of Science degree, Lee began his career as a geologist doing geophysical research.  Then he returned to Brigham Young University (BYU) on a full scholarship to get a master’s degree in analytical nuclear chemistry, during which time he created a company that made the first supercritical fluid chromatographs.  At the same time Lee was concurrently pursuing his doctorate in law.  BYU’s Law School is one of the nation’s top 25 law schools and its chemistry department is nationally ranked as well.  Lee spent five years as both Assistant General Counsel and Associate Director of Research at BYU. 

The path that led Lee to become a nationally recognized speaker on asset protection and money making techniques using the law is a spell binding story that leaves many damp eyes at an event presentation.  He knows firsthand what he speaks about.  Lee has spoken to thousands of audiences and has directly influenced over a million audience participants.

What is ACTS?

Posted on April 2, 2014 by

It’s New! It’s Hot! It’s Very Profitable! It’s ACTS!

Ron LeGrandWe now have a simple program called ACTS, which stands for “Assignment of Contract & Terms System”, that’s almost instantly doubling the revenue of my students and my own house business. It’s an amazing, instant exit for sellers who are over financed and upside down as well as free and clear houses and those with a mortgage with equity, and it’s a huge public service for all those millions of buyers who can’t qualify for a loan.

  • You will never own the home.
  • You have no cost.
  • You can do three or four a month and make a minimum of $5,000 on each, and my friend, that’s not an exaggeration… if anything, an understatement. (We’re doing 2 a week here in Jacksonville). Last week we collected a $32,000 and a $30,000 paycheck on two houses we’ll never own…both within 30 days.

When you see ACTS, you won’t sleep for three days when you see how quickly you can get a check with no loans, no banks, no repairs, no credit, no delays and very little work!

Join me at the Charlotte REIA Meeting on Thursday, April 3rd and the Fast Track to Wealth Seminar on Saturday, April 12, 2014 and I will personally show you how to make $5,000 or more per house and never own them and easily do 4 per month part time! This is all new and you better learn it before your competition does!

As you know, the Charlotte Homebuyers Society, which is modeled after my Jacksonville Homebuyers Society, is forming in Charlotte right now. You must know this technique to be eligible to participate. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn ACTS from me and then implement the strategy with your local Charlotte Homebuyers Society.

I won’t be back to teach you this powerful strategy for another year or so unless you attend my 4 Day Quick Start Real Estate School in Atlanta in April, so Register for the Fast Track Seminar Now! Charlotte REIA is offering the Seminar to you at an insanely low rate of $29.95 for Members (good for two people) and $49.95/person for Non-Members!

So what exactly is ACTS? Read More→

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