Archive for August, 2017

David Minor

Posted on August 30, 2017 by

David MinorA true entrepreneur, David Minor has owned a wide array of businesses across many different sectors. One of his most successful companies, Definitive Aquarium, quickly went from a small startup company to making the top 5% in its SIC code within twenty-four months as well as being featured nationally and internationally on Discovery Channel’s Tanked show.

Currently Mr. Minor is the founder and managing partner of Vesado Investment Group, based in Tampa, Florida. Vesado has experienced explosive growth in its first few years of operation having facilitated the purchase and sale of over $20 million dollars in real estate since inception. Vesado prides itself as being investment real estate experts and more specifically experts in, locating, and acquiring off market real estate assets at substantial discounts for clients around the globe.

Facebook GroupsHey Tampa Real Estate Investors, we have created a few new Facebook Groups for our Members, friends and followers to buy, sell and trade real estate or exchange things of value for real estate.

These groups are also for sharing information and resources, asking questions and getting answers about real estate investing.

Please feel free to join any of these groups, post your properties for sale, find deals and encourage your friends to join. Enjoy!

Florida

Florida Real Estate Investors Network

Beach REIA Wholesale Real Estate Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay REIA Krewe

Other States

Atlanta Real Estate Investors Network

Georgia Real Estate Investors Network Read More→

Wed, August 23rd @ 7PM on GoToWebinar
Beginning Investors Group ONLINE
How You Can Make $30,000 in 30 Days with the Trifecta of Success System!
with Dwan Twyford on August 23rd
@ 7PM on GoToWebinar

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

Dwan TwyfordPlease be sure to join us at the Beginning Investors Group Online on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:00PM ET Our special guest will be Dwan Bent-Twyford, America’s Most Sought-After Real Estate Investor, who started as a broke, single mom that had been fired from Denny’s. She now heads up “The Investors Edge University”. A company that specializes in training new and seasoned investors in a wide range of real estate investing techniques through live workshops, weekly webinars, a member site, and seminars.

Dwan, having flipped over 2,000 deals herself, she is more than qualified to share her vast knowledge of real estate investing with America.

Dwan is affectionately known as the “Queen of Short Sales” and is considered to be the Nation’s #1 Expert on Short Sales & Foreclosures. She has written three best sellers, “Short Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing”, “How to Sell a House When It’s Worth Less Than the Mortgage” and “SuccessOnomics” which she wrote with Steve Forbes. This month at this BIGO event, Dwan will share her “Make $30,000 in 30 Days with the Trifecta of Success” system. She will walk you through several step-by-step insider secrets and share how some of her students have made in excess of $50,000 on a single transaction.

What You Will Learn from this Session:

  • How one student closed a deal in under two weeks for a tidy $20,000 profit
  • How to make hundreds of thousands of dollars THIS year
  • How another student made over $50,000 in under 30 days
  • How to find foreclosures
  • How to secure the deals with no money, experience, or real estate license
  • How to close deals
  • How to find deals with equity
  • How to build equity if there is none
  • How to close your deals fast and clean
  • And Much, Much More!
Register Now!

Make plans to attend Dwan’s presentation on Wed. August 23rd at 7PM ET– to discover the golden nuggets she plans to share. She will be joining us from Denver, Colorado to speak to our group. It is an honor and a privilege for us to have a speaker of Dwan’s caliber so please register today, let’s give her a great event full of tons of energy and make her feel welcome.

TO ATTEND ONLINE: 7:00PM Start Time. 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.

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.

See Savannah REIA Events Calendar for More Events!

Tangie Cousins

Posted on August 16, 2017 by

Tangie Cousins Tangie Cousins has been working with Investors, Realtors and Attorney’s for almost 15 years now. She is an Independent Contractor and attends multiple Investor meetings on a regular basis and has for years. Tangie works with a Company called Foreclosures Daily.

Foreclosures Daily is a nationwide lead provider that has been in business since 2004. They are the Internet’s number one destination for the most detailed, timely and accurate information. Foreclosures Daily provides leads to suit your real estate needs such as Probates, Pre Probates, Inheritance, Divorce, Code Violations, Evictions, Lis Pendens, Auctions, Absentee Owners, Tax lates and Cash Buyers just to name a few.

The Profit August 2017 Edition

Posted on August 10, 2017 by
The Profit Newsletter for Tampa REIA August 2017
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The Profit - 
August 2017 - High Quality PDFThe August 2017 edition of The Profit Newsletter is now available for download as a High Quality PDF (print quality) or Low Res PDF for mobile devices. The Profit Newsletter is the official newsletter of the Tampa Real Estate Investors Alliance and is a digital, interactive newsletter for serious real estate investors delivered as an Adobe PDF file to read on your computer, tablet, or smart phone with a PDF reader. Many of the articles and ads in The Profit contain hyperlinks you can click to get more information online. The high res version of The Profit is “print ready” while the low res version will load faster on your mobile device. Also, be sure to Subscribe to The Profit so you don’t miss a single monthly issue.

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Finding Great Deals!

Posted on August 10, 2017 by

Bill TwyfordIt stuns us how many investors say, “I can’t find any good deals.” Folks, you’re not looking! The foreclosure market is flaming hot!

There is an abundance of deals out there, but you have to actually work to find them. We think that many new investors, who watch too much late-night TV, are under the impression that if they decide to become an investor, the “investor fairy” will drop deals out of the sky. Not true! Investors actually have to work just like the rest of the world.

The difference is that we are not stuck in a nine to five rut and bound by the bosses’ rules. Our job is fun, profitable, we make as much as we are willing to work for, and we help people along the way.  Read More→

So what other lists can we use to locate highly motivated sellers? One of my favorite lists is people who are behind on taxes. You can get this list by getting a list of tax certificates available for sale in your county. In most counties this list comes out right before the tax certificate sale takes place. You would then mail them a neutral type of letter saying you are interested in buying properties in their neighborhood or subdivision.

When mailing these letters initially, I suggest that you do not refer to the seller’s specific problem. All you will accomplish is to alienate them so that they will not want to work with you. I personally do a mailing every year to folks whose tax bills have not been paid and I have purchased many properties this way. A lot of these folks are people who have a problem they need to solve, they just don’t know how until they are contacted by you. A lot of these people have inherited properties they neither want nor need and appreciate your offer to purchase it, especially if they have just received another big tax bill to pay. This is an extremely good lead source for really great deals.  Read More→

Building wealth is a bit like dieting, in that everyone has different advice for you. “Cut up the credit cards,” personal finance gurus say, “and don’t buy that morning latte every morning.” Others say that stocks are the one true—and only—way to achieve prosperity. But is there any truth to these ideas, or is an option like a Real Estate IRA just as valid as any other path to wealth?

To figure it out, we’ll have to cut straight through the clutter. Let’s debunk three misconceptions about retirement investment in real estate right off the bat.

Misconception #1: The Real Estate IRA is Unpredictable

True: real estate is an investment that comes with risk. But if you know of any investments that don’t involve risk, please, tell the world—because we’d like to hear it.  Read More→

How To Do More With Less

Posted on August 10, 2017 by

If you’ve been reading my articles then you know that I like to write about philosophy and self-help topics more than the topic of investing and there is a reason for this. Even though I love to talk deals, in my experience I have found no matter what you are investing in, the act of investing is just another piece of the puzzle in the grand scheme.

We spend our days investing in lots of things. Many times, we spend so much time focusing on what we should be doing, how we should be acting and who we should be associating with that we get wrapped up in almost a mindless pattern fixated on material acquisitions.

Again, I go back to the idea that there is no sanctuary that you will arrive at. You won’t wake up and just be a different person that has a bunch of money and lives all the desires that you want. Even if you became a millionaire overnight in stocks, you still had to work for that change.  Read More→

Make Sure You Always Keep ALL Avenues of Communications Open If You Want to Keep Your Name Good In the Real Estate Business.

What an interesting thing to say.  Making sure you always stay in communication with everyone you have any type of financial obligations with. This is a subject that has caused much unneeded anxiety and stress that is totally not necessary if both people involved in every financial situation continually have open communications regardless of the status of the transaction they are involved in.

Over the years having been both a private Lender and a Landlord it has been my experience when life and unforeseen situations arise and the tenant or the borrower find themselves with a shortage of money to pay the obligations they originally agreed to pay, communications often stop. Somehow the tenant or borrower finds the money to pay for personal items such as their cell phone bill, their cable television bill, their car payment and eating out periodically or going out on the town.  Read More→

Mayor Kasim Reed Blowing Smoke

Posted on August 10, 2017 by

Mayor Kasim Reed is a short-sighted politician.  Thank goodness for term limits.

Mayor Kasim Reed says he is concerned about affordable housing. In a recent AJC article, Mayor Reed used terms like “predatory purchasing”. I believe this slanderous name calling only causes separation and stirs up animosity between the sellers and investor buyers. I am upset about this article where Mayor Reed said that investors are using predatory purchases to acquire houses and force the property values to go up, so there is no longer affordable housing in Atlanta.

If the city of Atlanta is going to point fingers they need to look at the predatory purchase of the surrounding land, which now houses the Falcons Stadium. My understanding is the city of Atlanta did threaten eminent domain in order to get that stadium in place. I did like the powers to be forcing that move though. Even if it will displace 30 properties of affordable housing. I think the Atlanta Mayor must have been referring to the investors that buy single family houses as predatory purchasers, not the commercial buyers. But that is another article.  Read More→

You work hard to make sure your QuickBooks data is accurate. Make sure it’s safe, too.

Your QuickBooks company file contains some of the most sensitive information on your computer. You may have customers’ credit card numbers and employees’ Social Security numbers. An intruder who captured all that data could create tremendous problems for you and a lot of other people.

That’s probably the worst-case scenario. But other situations could also spell disaster for your business, which  involve losing your company data through fraud, hacking, or simple technical failures.

We can’t overstate the vital importance of protecting your QuickBooks company file, especially your customer and payroll information. Whether someone steals it or it’s inaccessible for another reason, it’s gone. Keeping your business going after such a loss would be very difficult – maybe even impossible.

Here’s what we suggest to prevent that.  Read More→

How We Creatively Funded A Recent Deal

Posted on August 10, 2017 by

How do seasoned real estate investors creatively fund their deals without going to a bank?  To show you one way, let’s look at a deal that Kim and I recently got funded using a private-money lender.

This deal began when Kim and I were high bidders at the December 3, 2013 property tax auction in Cartersville, Georgia.  We bought the tax deed on 50 Akin Drive for $2,800.  The purchase money came from our checking account and was used to pay up the property’s back taxes for tax years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  By the way, despite what the TV infomercial claims about buying tax deeds, as the high bidders, we only owned the tax deed, not the property

Over the next twelve months, either the property owners (who had abandoned the property) or their mortgage company had the right to buy back the property’s tax deed for our $2,800 purchase price, plus pay us a fee of 20% interest. Read More→

Land Trusts are one of the most confusing and often misunderstood aspects of real estate investing.

In this article, we’re going to discuss a few basic, essential things you should know about Land Trusts if you’re buying & selling houses, are concerned with privacy, and/or want to enhance your estate planning.

I’m often asked about these wonderful ‘things’ called Land Trusts, and the techniques & benefits that are associated with them.  As a land trust expert, it’s an AMAZING feeling to have the knowledge & confidence to be able to use them correctly. Would you like to have that awesome feeling? Great! Keep reading…

There are SO many benefits you get by taking title to property in a Land Trust. Let’s look at a few of the benefits associated with these entities and WHY it’s vitally important for you to be familiar with them, shall we?  Read More→

You have seen the infomercial… it goes like this…

  • Start with wholesaling
  • Make some money
  • Start Rehabbing
  • Make Bigger Checks
  • Retire

There are a few variations on this theme, so allow me to share a different spin that I and a few colleagues of mine have explored.  It looks more like this…

  • Start with wholesaling
  • Make some money
  • Start Rehabbing
  • Make Bigger Checks… sometimes but not always
  • Quit working so hard and go back to doing some wholesaling.

So this is not exactly what we are doing since we are also doing new construction but remove the new builds from the equation and it is pretty close.  So what’s the deal?  Read More→

Consistency

Posted on August 10, 2017 by

Today after leaving a meeting I was approached by an investor that asked where I found my leads. I answered by giving him a few examples of where I received my most recent listings. By seeing the look on his face, I could tell that he didn’t like my response. I think he believed I was holding out and not wanting to share or there was something special I was doing which was/is not the case.

Like this gentleman and probably like many of you, I once too believed there was a magic bullet/formula to successfully finding a lead in real estate or anything. After speaking with many “experts” I found out that there is no such thing as a magic bullet. In fact, the only thing that really separated a bad or good investor from a great one was/is consistency. The better question is, what should I do on a consistent basis to make me successful in real estate investing or anything else? Once you know what to do consistently, and you actually do it, you will be successful.  Read More→

 “Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.” ~ Mary Browne

There is none other than August that are doing Bluetooth locks to the caliber of quality like we’ve never experienced before. August Lock System is something that is worth it. It works best with a Schlage deadbolt or other high-end deadbolt lock. It faces the interior door, so it doesn’t add a level of security that is significant. It is a convenience for the homeowner if perhaps they aren’t home and someone needs to attend to plants and pets.

The startup takes two steps to connect to a smartphone with the app pre-installed. The app does require a phone number and email. The subscription based security monitoring is worth it since the free subscription for the app is only as good as the deadbolt it is on.  Read More→

Making Any Market Work For You

Posted on August 10, 2017 by

When we are always confident that real estate comps are solid, we feel comfortable stepping out into any real estate deal. Using REIA Comps will give you a feeling of confidence and complete sense of control of the value for any deal you are doing.  Because things can be so busy these days, it is important to take the steps to make money on any project you pursue.  Learning to work with the highs and lows of any real estate market means longevity for you.

Most realtors do a good job but in a sellers’ market you can probably sell the property yourself.  Remember, nothing beats a failure but a try. If it doesn’t sell then you can always call the pros in later. The internet has been a blessing to the average person.  There are multitudes of websites which could be used to market a property. Thousands of people visit those sites looking for a new home.  Even inexpensive ads on the internet are beneficial when trying to get a property in the sold column.   Read More→

Thurs, August 10th at 6PM @ Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
Tampa REIA – August 10th
at the Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
Unlock The Secrets to Real Estate Investing Success in Today’s Changing Economy & Competitive Seller’s Market
With Special Guests,
Bill & Dwan Twyford

Tampa REIA Members Can Attend for no charge.
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $15 or Pay $20 at the Door.

Bill & Dwan TwyfordWe are excited to announce that Bill & Dwan Twyford will be our special guest trainers this month at Tampa REIA on Thursday, August 10th at 6:00 PM at the 3050 North Rocky Point Dr West in Tampa, FL.

We are very excited to have national real estate experts Bill & Dwan Twyford, The Real Estate Rock Stars, right here in Tampa. Bill who started as a paint contractor, turned rehabber, turned flipper, turned Nationwide Real Estate Trainer and his wife Dwan who started as a broke, single mom that had been fired from Denny’s. She now heads up “The Investors Edge University” – A company that specializes in training new and seasoned investors in a wide range of real estate investing techniques through live workshops, weekly webinars, a member site, and seminars. Dwan, herself, has flipped over 2,000 deals so she is more than qualified to share her vast knowledge of real estate investing with us on Thursday, August 10th at 6:00PM at the Tampa REIA Main Meeting

Bill and Dwan are going to share how they’ve bought and sold over thousands of properties, Notes, Rehabs, Short Sales, and Wholesales and how you can do it, too! This will be a little taste of Bill’s and his wife Dwan’s upcoming Foreclosure Summit in right here in Tampa Saturday & Sunday, August 12th & 13th.

You Will Learn:

  • How to find Real Estate for pennies on the dollar
  • How to turn YES’S into huge cash
  • How to get homeowners to say “yes”
  • How to get past pre-programed no’s in communication
  • How to build long-term wealth
  • How to classify the areas you work
  • And That’s Not All…

Make plans to attend the Twyford’s presentation on Thursday, August 10th to discover the golden nuggets of Secrets of Closing the Deal Bill and Dwan plan to share. They are flying in all the way from Denver, Colorado to be with our group. It is an honor and a privilege for us to have speakers of the Twyford’s caliber so please RSVP today, let’s give them a great group, full of tons of energy, and make them feel welcome at the Tampa REIA Main Meeting.

If you want to learn how to grow your business exponentially,without the head and heart aches that could come along with it, please RSVP for Tampa REIA’s Main Monthly Meeting and we will see you here!

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

RSVP Now!

As always, Tampa REIA Members can attend the event at no charge and Non-Members can Register Online for $15 or pay $20.00 at the door. Be sure to bring your business cards and flyers and join us for an evening of real estate deals, vendors, networking, education and fun! See you there!

*Meeting Agenda
6:00 PM: Tampa REIA Meeting in Tampa
6:15 PM: Announcements, Introductions, Haves & Wants
7:30 PM: Feature Presentation with Bill & Dwan Twyford
9:30 PM: Late Night Networking at Bahama Breeze

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

5 Days & 4 Nights in CancunWIN A VIP EXPERIENCE JUST FOR YOU: All participants who attend the Tampa REIA Meeting will entered into a drawing for a chance to win a *Complimentary 6 Day, 5 Night Stay for You and a Guest at One of 6 Incredible Mexico Destinations! *You must be present at the meeting to win. Giveaway does not include dining, transportation, transfers, taxes, upgrades, etc.

9:30PM: Late Night Networking at Bahama Breeze
Late Nite Networking at Bahama Breeze

Bahama BreezeAfter the conclusion of the Tampa REIA Main Meeting (around 9:30PM), we will be reconvening at Bahama Breeze located at 3045 N Rocky Point Dr E in Tampa for the “Meeting after the Meeting” with Tampa REIA Crew. Come eat, drink, network and have fun with us as hang out late into the night on Tampa Bay!

See Tampa REIA Events Calendar for More Events!
Sat & Sun, Aug 12 & 13 at 9AM @ Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
Tampa REIA Presents…
Cash In A Flash
Foreclosure Summit
2 Full Days Workshop with
Bill & Dwan Twyford
Saturday and Sunday, August 12th & 13th from 9AM-5PM at
Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
3050 North Rocky Point Dr West, Tampa, FL
*2-for-1 Early Registration Special
Register Now & Save Big Time!
*Join Tampa REIA or Renew Your Membership & Attend at No Charge!

Bill & Dwan TwyfordRegister today for the Two-Day Cash In A Flash Foreclosure Summit on Saturday & Sunday, August 12th & 13th at 9:00 AM held at Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay located at 3050 North Rocky Point Dr West in Tampa, FL with Bill & Dwan Twyford -the Nation’s leading foreclosure experts. In fact, Bill and Dwan are considered the Nation’s #1 experts in Short Sales®, Foreclosures, Flipping, and Negotiating!

They have personally bought and sold over 2,000 properties, bought millions of dollars in commercial property, coached 1,000’s of students through successful real estate deals, and have been making millionaires all over North America for almost twenty years.

If you don’t know them, that’s okay – You will get to know them very soon. They come from a place of ethics, hold themselves to the highest standards, and they make millionaires! They are the real deal!

They have written FOUR BEST SELLERS! Most recently, Bill co-wrote a book with Dan Kennedy and Dwan co-wrote a book with Steve Forbes. Why did these two mega-stars choose Bill and Dwan to co-write a book with – BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BEST IN THEIR FIELD!

It’s sad that so many people think you have to “get over on someone” to make a buck. At the Cash In A Flash Foreclosure Summit they will show you how to run an ethical, fair, and PROFITABLE real estate investing business that WILL make you a multimillionaire, too!

Here is a small sample of some of the topics that will be taught at this two-day summit:

  • No-Equity Foreclosure Strategies
  • Wholesaling REO’s and Notes
  • Area Classifications
  • Finding Off-Grid Properties
  • “Live” Field Training Techniques
  • Get Your Customers To Say “YES”
  • How To Work With Banks
  • Our Proven 3 Offer Short Sale® System
  • Buy Properties for 50% off Asking Price
  • Creating-Performing Notes
  • Millionaire Marketing Techniques
  • The Fed-Up Package H/O Options
  • Buying Bank Owned Properties
  • Building a 500k Per Year Business
  • Buying on Auction Sites
  • Working a Market No One Else is Working!
  • All this, Answers to Your Questions & Much More!

As you can see this will be a knowledge packed 2 full days of excitement and education. We look forward to seeing you at this great event on Saturday and Sunday, August 12th & 13th!!

Register Now!

*PLEASE NOTE: Non-Members who Join Tampa REIA between July 27th through August 10th, 2017 can attend the workshop for FREE as new members and can bring a qualified guest. Also, Tampa REIA Members who renew their membership for an additional year between July 27th through August 10th, 2017 can attend the workshop for FREE as well. When Joining Tampa REIA or renewing your membership, please indicate that you want to attend the workshop at no charge. You can Join Tampa REIA at http://membership.tampareia.com.

See Tampa REIA Events Calendar for More Events!