Dustin Griffin is an entrepreneur, real estate investor, website developer, internet marketing enthusiast, husband to Christine Griffin and proud father of Savannah and Hudson Griffin. Dustin has been “Self-Unemployed” and proud of it since 1996 when he first began building dynamic, database driven websites and virtual back office systems for Realtors and real estate investors. In 1999, several of Dustin’s successful real estate investor customers talked him into buying his first investment property and he has been doing it ever since. Read More→
Mark and Anne Lackey are well known around Atlanta and across the nation as Real Estate Investors, Authors, Speakers and Educators as well as Realtors. Whether listing a luxury home, showing out of town buyers where to live or buying for himself, Mark and Anne’s work, play and life are all about Real Estate. Late 1999 while working a J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) in Corporate America, Mark and Anne made the decision to start a real estate investing career and they have never looked back. Their first month in the business, they purchased 4 rental homes and still own all 4 today as high cash flowing rentals.
Today, Mark and Anne own and manage close to forty residential properties in their own account, and manage 160 rentals for other investors. Each year they find, fix-up and flip for a good profit four to six properties. Together they own and operate Atlanta Housing Source and Rental Home Atlanta. They do everything together. They coach and train hundreds of investors on joining the ranks of successful real estate investors and can found on the stage at local investing events, on the radio as a guest with Jeff Davis GM at 1160 WCFO (where he and Anne had a successful 2 year radio show dedicated to real estate investing) or promoting his latest Amazon Number 1 e-book. He and Anne have written three books and developed multiple training modules in the area of Real Estate Investing. Read More→
Low Tech, Low Cost Marketing Tactics to Generate Motivated Buyer & Seller Leads
Dustin Griffin & Don DeRosa
When it comes to making money as a real estate investor, nothing is more important than the ability to generate high-quality buyer and seller leads. After all, if you have no buyers and sellers to talk to, your skills as a savvy real estate investor never even come into play.
If you are going to be a successful investor, you must be a successful marketer! The good news is, generating motivated buyer and seller leads is pretty easy with a little time, effort, creativity and a reasonable monthly marketing budget.
In this special one-of-a-kind workshop, Dustin Griffin and Don DeRosa will show you those proven, effective, affordable methods you can use for little to no cost to generate waves of valuable leads day after day and month after month to achieve your financial goals.
Learn Low Cost, Low Tech Marketing Tactics to Generate Leads such as:
- Developing Your Marketing Plan on a Limited Budget
- Branding Your Business
- Prospecting for Leads vs. Advertising for Leads
- Many Different Low Tech, Low Cost Lead Generation Strategies & Techniques
- Using the Internet, Websites & Online Resources
- Using Voice Mail Systems
- Using Live Operators & Virtual Assistants
- High Tech Marketing Examples
You will also learn:
- Which traditional marketing methods really work and which are a complete waste of time and money!
- How to generate all the motivated buyer and seller leads you need to run a successful home buying business without spending a fortune!
- How to determine exactly how many seller leads you need to achieve your short term cash flow needs and meet your long term financial goals… and then go out and get them!
- How to tap into the power of the Internet to generate tons of new leads… plus, how to turn any website into a lead-generating machine!
- How to triple your current seller response rate by using a proven 2-Step Marketing Technique!
- The most affordable and most effective direct and mass marketing techniques to reach motivated sellers who need to sell and tenant/buyers who want to buy or rent, regardless of their credit!
- How to gain instant credibility and establish your company as trusted experts who can solve problems and help prospects buy, rent or sell their home quickly!
- How to market to the widest possible audience of buyers and sellers even on a shoestring budget!
- And Much, Much More!
If you’re at all disappointed with the amount of money you’ve been earning in your investing business and are fed up with all the time you’ve been spending trying to figure out how to get more leads and do more deals… then come Join us at the Guerilla Marketing Workshop Training Series. Here we will teach you how to dominate your local real estate market both offline and online to generate all the motivated buyer and seller leads you need to run a successful home buying business using many free or affordable marketing techniques.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the marketing skills you need to know to start generating an endless stream of real estate buyer and seller leads for little effort and little expense. Register now before this event sells out!
Guerilla Marketing 1.0 takes place on Saturday, September 24th from 9AM to 6PM Online via GoToWebinar. We would love to help you take your Real Estate Investing to the next level by generating all the motivated buyer and seller leads you can handle!
To Attend Online Via GoToWebinar.com, Register Here and follow these instructions carefully…
- Register & Pay for the Event: Register for the Online Only Workshop below.
- 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.
- 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.
A Live Webinar with Mark & Anne Lackey on Sept 28th @ 7PM on GoToWebinar.com
No Charge to Attend Online for Members or Guests!
Register @ bigonline.charlottereia.com
Are you looking to buy a house to invest in? How about finding a tenant or a buyer for your recently rehabbed property? Need to build your support network quickly? Or how about finding more private lenders?
A great way to answer these questions above and more, is through something you already have access to, and for the most part, they are free, is Social Media. You know, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, etc. You may not know how to utilize these platforms to your fullest advantage. You may be lacking a plan or may have not even thought about the power of these networks to further your business.
Join us on Wednesday, September 28th and Real Estate experts Mark & Anne Lackey will show and tell you how you can take advantage of this growing phenomenon. Now and in the near future, many investors will be adding social media networks and skills to their arsenal. Register NOW and be ahead of the curve!
You will learn:
- How to Create and Implement A Social Media Strategy To Increase Leads
- What Social Media Platform Works Best For Your Needs
- How To Easily Create Engaging Content
- How To Build A Step by Step Execution Plan To Get Started NOW
- And Much, Much More…
Mark and Anne Lackey are well known around Atlanta and across the nation as Real Estate Investors, Authors, Speakers and Educators as well as Realtors. Whether they are helping other investors purchase turnkey investment properties, flipping homes, or helping traditional buyers and sellers, Mark and Anne’s work, play and life are all about Real Estate.
New Investors, DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT! Register now and join us on Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 PM ET.
No Charge to Attend ONLINE for Members or Guests!
at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
The real estate market is on fire right now. There are so many money making opportunities right around every corner. Do you know this but don’t know where to get started to claim your profits? Have you already gotten started but need an extra bump to kick things into higher gear? Don’t sit back and watch all your friends get rich flipping houses. Get in on the action and get your house flipping business making the money that you deserve.
Don’t miss the Charlotte REIA Main Meeting on Thursday, October 6th at 6PM, where our special guest speaker, Don DeRosa, will be teaching all about rehabbing houses for massive profits. The meeting will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Charlotte Executive Park which is located at 5700 Westpark Dr in Charlotte, NC. During his presentation, Don will teach you all about…
- Where to get started
- How to get the biggest “bang for your buck”
- How to evaluate deals based on repair costs
- How to find and manage good contractors
- How to protect yourself from being taken advantage of
- How much rehab you should do to a house
- How to evaluate what repairs to be done
- And much, much, more!
About Don DeRosa
Don is a seasoned investor who has completed many of his own profitable rehabs. Don is also a mentor and has taught many other investor how to successfully complete their own. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get your house flipping business up and going quickly. You will learn a great deal of information about the entire rehab process.
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!
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!
*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.
How to Create a $100,000
Business in 29 Days!
A 2 Day Boot Camp with Don DeRosa
Sat & Sun, October 8th & 9th, 9AM-6PM
NEW LOCATION: Hampton Inn
9615 Independence Pointe Pkwy, Matthews, NC
Are you ready to take advantage of the rising real estate market and get in on the red hot house flipping scene? Are you thinking about flipping but don’t know how? Does the idea of renovating properties scare you to death? Don’t know where to start? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then you absolutely need to attend Don’s new two day renovation event.
Come see Don on October 8th & 9th at 9AM at the Hampton Inn located at 9615 Independence Pointe Pkwy, Matthews, NC, where he will spend two full days teaching you how easy it actually is to Find ‘Em, Fix ‘Em, and Flip ‘Em. You will spend two full days learning the art of flipping houses. Don will show you a Step-by-step process to evaluate, avoid rookie mistakes and build a highly profitable fix and flip business.
- How to put together a solid flipping strategy
- The best methods for securing multiple types of funding
- How to evaluate properties, work with contractors and manage renovations
- How to Flip multiple houses at one time
- How to crunch numbers and evaluate high profit margins
- How to negotiate like a seasoned pro with Sellers, Lenders, Contractors and Buyers
- How to handle Legal and Tax Regulations
- How to choose the best marketing strategy that guarantees sales
- And much more…
Day Two (Field Trip):
- Field trip to Home Depot
- How to automate your renovation business using SKU based model
- Compare prices and learn basic costs of materials that will be used in every job
- What are the low, middle and high end products to use depending on your level of renovation
- Visit 3-4 actual houses and estimate repairs, discuss potential renovations and more
- First hand experience looking at real houses, using real numbers, and making real offers
Don will give you his manual practical tips with real life examples, easy to use systems and killer paperwork so you can tap into this exciting and potentially unlimited source of income and financial freedom. This will be one of the best, most affordable boot camps you’ve ever attended! So don’t miss it!
PLEASE NOTE: Location and schedule subject to change. Pricing is per person. No refunds 5 days prior to event. Register before early registration expires to save $100 off tuition.
at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
Based On Exit Strategy:
What Would An Expert Do?
Join 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!
So 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?
First 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!
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!
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!
*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.
Linda 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 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 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.
AKA “The Big O!”
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
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!
If you are really serious about upping your investing game, You should NOT MISS this webinar! Read More→
Beginning Investors Group Online
AKA “The Big O!”
with Larry Harbolt on July 27th
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.
This 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!
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.