Archive for February, 2018

Tue, February 20th @ 1PM in Tampa, FL

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Onsite Renovation Group
Come See Completed New Western Renovation Project in Tampa!
Tuesday, February 20th at 1:00PM
15910 Winding Dr, Tampa, FL
Hands-On Learning “Onsite” at Real

Tampa Bay Area Renovation Projects

Onsite Rehab ProjectPlease join us on Tuesday, February 20th at 1:00PM for the Tampa REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) to learn all about finding, funding, fixing, and flipping houses for big profits in the Tampa Bay Area.

This month’s Onsite Renovation Group will be held at a property located at 15910 Winding Dr, Tampa, FL that is nearly complete.

Onsite Rehab ProjectWorking a short sale on a house can be one of the most profitable ways to acquire a deal in our market today. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home in Northdale needed a FULL rehab to start, but had so many possibilities with it’s open floor plan, screened in pool, and lakefront view.

Come join us at the Onsite Renovation Group and see this newly transformed home before it flys off the market!

This renovation case study is being sponsored by New Western Acquisitions and managed by Ryan Groff. Don’t be late as we will be sharing some exciting information about this project at 1PM sharp on February 20th!

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Onsite Renovation GroupThe Tampa REIA Onsite Renovation Group is an exciting educational and networking group that focuses on the acquisition, renovation and retail resale (fix & flip) or rental (buy & hold) of single or multi family residential homes in the Tampa Bay Area.

The purpose of the group is to allow both new and experienced rehabbers and investors to meet, network, share knowledge and learn from each others successes and mistakes while getting “hands on” experience at real rehab properties.

The Onsite Renovation Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00PM at an active renovation site, build site or rental property which will vary from month to month and be announced prior to the meeting on the Tampa REIA Calendar.

Come join us to learn how to rehab houses for big profits the right way… you will be glad you did!

Property Sponsored by New Western

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REIA Fun Cruise – July 22-29, 2018

Posted on February 13, 2018 by
July 22-29, 2018: Caribbean Cruise
1st Annual
REIA Fun Cruise
July 22-29, 2018
Set Sail with Your Fellow Real Estate Investors on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas

Oasis Ocean View Stateroom

We Are Inviting Members from Tampa REIA, Atlanta REIA, Charlotte REIA, Chattanooga REIA, Savannah REIA, the Property Protege Group as well as Anyone Else Who Would Like to Getaway, Network, Learn and Vacation with Other Like-Minded Estate Investors, Entrepreneurs and Landlords while Sailing on One of the Largest Cruise Ships on the Planet!

There is so much to do and see onboard the Oasis…

Feeling adventuresome? Try Two FlowRider surf simulators, Zip line 82 feet across and nine decks up. Ice-skating rink, Two 43-foot high rock-climbing walls, Main Pool, Sports Pool, and Full-sized basketball court.

Hungry? Dining Options. Six-course seasonal menu at 150 Central Park, by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz.  Chops Grille American steakhouse, Sabor Taqueria and Tequila Bar. Izumi Hibachi and Sushi. Giovanni’s Table Italian restaurant.

Have little ones? Kids & Families. H2O Zone kids’ water park. DreamWorks Experience with favorite characters from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and more. Complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Program. Teen programs and hangout spots. Royal Babies & TotsSM Nursery. Games and carousel at the Boardwalk and 3D movie theater.

Looking for something to do after dinner? Shows and Nightlife. Broadway’s hit musical Mamma Mia! High-diving AquaTheater shows and Ice-skating shows.  Casino Royale, Bar hopping: Live jazz club, comedy club, karaoke bar, DJs and more. 

And you will be doing with like-minded people sharing a wealth of knowledge!

$25 per cabin onboard spending credit to the first 10 people to register!

Oasis Cruise Itinerary

Oasis Ocean View Stateroom
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Stateroom Pricing Per Person

Prices for cabins below are based on double occupancy and include government taxes.

Interior Cabin from $1199 per Person

Oasis Interior Stateroom

Ocean View Cabin from $1299 per Person

Oasis Ocean View Stateroom

Neighborhood Balcony Cabin from $1399 per Person

Oasis Neighborhood View Balcony Stateroom

Ocean View Balcony Cabin from $1599 per Person

Oasis Ocean View Balcony Stateroom

PLEASE NOTE: Prices are per person and  based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to availability. You can hold your reservation with just a $500 per cabin deposit that is fully refundable until April 15th, 2018.

Contact Janis Baker Martin at or 800-800-7703 ext 113 for more information, for a quote on single, triple and quad occupancy cabins or to book your room now!

REIA Fun Cruise July 22nd – 29th, 2018
on the Oasis of the Seas

Click below to send us your information and reserve a room. Your credit card will not be charged until you approve the quote.

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Friday, February 9th at 6PM-8PM in Tampa, FL
The Property Protégé Group
Join Us for PPG Coaching
Friday, February 9th at 6PM-8PM
Vesado Office, 2203 N Lois Ave
12th Floor, Suite 1210, Tampa, FL
Would You Like to Learn How to Invest in Real Estate with a Team of Like Minded Investors?
Tampa REIA Members Welcome Attend Their First Meeting at NO CHARGE

Are you wanting to learn how to invest in real estate but don’t know where to begin, how to really crank things up or don’t want to do it alone?

If so, please join us Friday at 6PM at the Property Protege Group Open House hosted by Don DeRosa and Dustin Griffin at Vesado Office, 2203 N Lois Ave, 12th Floor, Suite 1210, Tampa, FL. 

ALL TAMPA REIA MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THEIR FIRST PPG MEETING AT NO CHARGE, but seating is extremely limited, so arrive early to get a seat.

The Property Protege Group (PPG) is a private coaching group led by Don and Dustin that meets in-person in Tampa, Atlanta or Online via Facebook Live for PPG Members that cannot attend in-person (Replays are available for PPG members who can’t attend live). The first part of the meeting is educational and the second part is where we evaluate your deals and decide if they are a deal or no deal.

If you are interested in becoming a better, more profitable investor, those of us in PPG are here to help! PPG was created for new investors and existing investors who want to take their investing to the next level and beyond with the help of others!

If you are interested in learning more about the PPG program, we invite our Tampa REIA Members to attend their first Tampa PPG Meeting as our guest at the Vesado Office in Tampa at 6PM so you can check us out. We look forward to seeing you there!

At PPG, we will be coving topics such as:

  • How to locate properties and motivated sellers
  • How to pre-screen sellers and properties
  • How to analyze deals
  • How to determine repair costs
  • How to determine property value before and after repair
  • How to construct multiple offers
  • How to present and negotiate your offers
  • How to put properties under contract and complete the paperwork
  • Where to find the money to fund your deals
  • How to find buyers and sell houses fast
  • Wholesaling and how it works
  • Buying & selling pretty houses with creative terms
  • Finding deals with the most profit potential
  • How to avoid pitfalls and minimize risk
  • How to find leads on your mobile device
  • How to automate and systematize your business using mobile technology
  • And much more!

If you would like to take your investing business to the next level, don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the Property Protégé Group!

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The Profit Newsletter for Tampa REIA February 2018
Download the February 2018 Edition of The Profit Newsletter Now!

The Profit - February 2018 - High Quality PDFThe February 2018 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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Thu, February 8th at 5PM @ Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
TWO Meetings in One This Month!

The Meeting-Before-the-Meeting at 5PM & the
Main Meeting at 6PM. See Agenda Below…

Tampa REIA Meeting & Vendor Tradeshow – February 8th
at the Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
Next Level Wholesaling

With Special Guest, David Minor

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

David MinorJoin us at Tampa REIA Main Monthly Event on Thursday, February 8th from 5PM at the 3050 North Rocky Point Dr. West in Tampa, FL where our special guest speaker this month is will be our own David Minor who is the founder and managing partner of Vesado Investment Group in Tampa, Florida which 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.

At this event, David is going to share his story of how he went from zero to hero in just a few short years through real estate investing. He is also going to talk about how to take your real estate investing business to the next level through Wholesaling.

At the meeting, David will share…

  • What wholesaling is and what it isn’t
  • How wholesaling REALLY works in today’s hyper competitive market
  • Which properties make the most profitable wholesale deals, and which to avoid
  • How to make the right offer… the one that will make you $5,000 or more in cash every time
  • How to put a property “under contract” in a no-risk way that allows you to get out if you can’t sell the deal
  • How to find tons of anxious cash buyers so you can sell your deals fast and get paid
  • How to get your cash up front, and never have to buy a wholesale deal before you sell it
  • Real life examples of real deals
  • Answers to your questions and more!

We guarantee that whether you’re a brand-new investor or seasoned pro, you will learn something new from David that WILL MAKE YOU MONEY in 2018! Join us for this motivational meeting and learn how to take your real estate career to the next level!

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As always, Tampa REIA Members can attend our February Main Meeting 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 and flyers and join us for an evening of real estate deals, vendors, networking, education and fun on Thursday, February 8th! See you there!

*Meeting Agenda
5:00 PM: Meeting-Before-the-Meeting with Don DeRosa on Your Scope of Work
6:00 PM: Tampa REIA Main Meeting, Vendor Tradeshow & Networking
6:15 PM: Announcements, Introductions, Haves & Wants
7:30 PM: Feature Presentation with David Minor on Next Level Wholesaling
9:30 PM: Late Night Networking at Bahama Breeze

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

5:00 PM in Main Meeting Room
February 8th
What Goes Into Your Rehab Scope of Work?
Communicating Successfully with your Contractors
with Don DeRosa at 5PM

Don DeRosaIf you’re brand new to real estate investing, one of the biggest challenges buying a property is understanding your numbers. Is it a good deal or not? And how do you know what to fix, and what not to fix?

The sad part is, even if you manage to do a good job, it only takes a little miscommunication with your contractor to turn a good deal into a nightmare. Contractors can make or break your deals, so making sure you get off on the right foot is crucial.

Creating a detailed scope of work and a clear understanding of what is expected is paramount. The easiest way to do that is through a detailed Scope of Work (SOW) which is part of your agreement where you describe in detail, what work you want performed.

At this month’s Meeting-Before-the-Meeting on Thursday, February 8th at 5PM, that is exactly what I will be talking about… How to create a detail scope of work so that there are no misunderstandings.

Here is what you will learn:

  • What is a scope of work
  • What elements do you need to include
  • How to use a simple checklist to create your SOW
  • How important deadlines are
  • How to set deliverables
  • What verbiage you should have in each contract
  • And what happens if things go sideways
  • Answers to your questions and more!

These are just a few of the tips and tricks I will teach you at the meeting. I’ll see you there!

Its 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!

Join Don DeRosa every month at 5PM at our NEW Meeting-Before-the-Meeting that we like to call the High Tech Home Buying Creative Deal Structuring Subgroup one hour BEFORE the Tampa REIA Main Monthly Event. Don will teach you about the state-of-the-art tools and techniques you’ll use to evaluate deals and figure out how to make them work – so you can work less and spend more time where you want, when you want and with whom you want.

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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!

Participating Meeting Vendors & Sponsors
Diamond Members & Sponsors

New Western AcquisitionsNew Western Acquisitions – An Investment Real Estate Brokerage whose primary focus is to provide discounted property to real estate investors. New Western provides discounted off market properties, in house financing, access to local contractors, and resources for any exit strategy. Read More>>

Platinum Members & Sponsors

American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry. Checkout our profile page and feel free to contact us for all of your IRA questions and needs. Read More>>

Trade Show Vendors
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Foreclosures & Probates DailyForeclosures & Probates Daily – We are a nationwide lead provider for Investors, Realtors and Attorneys. We provide leads to suit your real estate needs such as Probates, Pre Probates, Inheritance, Lis Pendens, Auctions, Absentee Owners, Tax Lates and Cash Buyers just to name a few. More>> – The nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, having sold over $34 billion in real estate assets.’s mission is to provide the most trusted online real estate marketplace, making transactions easier and more transparent. More>>

First Rehab LendingFirst Rehab Lending – We are a Nationwide, Direct Private Lender offering Million Dollar Lines of Credit to Speculators & Investors for the purchase and rehab of 1-4 units & Condo properties. Lending 90% Purchase, 100% Rehab (max 75 ARV). More>>

VESADOVESADO – Our team of experts have an intricate understanding of every aspect of real estate investing. Whether you are working on your first investment property or you’re buying your fiftieth we have the resources and knowledge to exceed your expectations. More>>

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Marketing Madness Workshop
Sat, February 10th, 9AM-6PM – Tampa, FL
Marketing Madness
For Real Estate Entrepreneurs
A Full Day Worksop with Don DeRosa, David Minor & Dustin Griffin
February 10th, 2018 from 9AM to 6PM
Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
3050 North Rocky Point Dr West, Tampa, FL
Do you want to learn the fastest and easiest way
to make money in real estate?

It’s a proven fact that real estate has created more millionaires than any other investment in history, so what’s stopping you from being the next real estate multi-millionaire?

  • No Cash?
  • No Cred?
  • No Training?
  • No Experience?
  • No Mentor?
  • No Resources?
  • No Leads?
  • No Confidence?
  • Fear of the Unknown?
  • Fear of Risk Involved?
  • Don’t Want Tenants?
  • Don’t Know Where to Start?

Don DeRosaDo any of these obstacles above apply to you? If so, you must attend our upcoming Marketing Madness Workshop for Real Estate Entrepreneurs on Saturday, February 10th from 9AM to 5PM at *Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay, 3050 North Rocky Point Dr West, Tampa, FL with Don DeRosa, David Minor & Dustin Griffin.

During this full day event, we’re going to personally help you overcome each and every one of the obstacles that may be stopping you from bringing home some really big checks in a very short period of time with little or no cash, cred, experience or risk required on your part.

David MinorWhether you know it or not, as real estate investors, we are all in the “marketing” business. Yes, “real estate” is our product and “solutions” is the service we provide, but we are in the marketing business. You must learn how to be a great marketer to be able to find great deals no one else can. You must also be able to attract cash buyers so you can close quickly for fast paydays.

When you run your real estate investment business properly, you will get paid within days not weeks or months, just like most successful wholesalers do. Of course this is easier said than done, right? Well, it is that easy when you know what to do, how to do it, when to do it and when you have the right resources available to you.

Dustin GriffinDuring the Marketing Madness Workshop, we will share tons of useful and up to date information and teach you how to become a “Marketing Machine” and the “Go-to Person” for hot deals in your local real estate market.

At this event, we will teach you many of the affordable marketing strategies that we and other highly successful real estate investors and marketers use to promote their business, dominate their local market and generate all the motivated buyer and seller leads they can handle.

We will also show you many of our wholesaling techniques that are simple, fun, fast and easy to implement so you can start bringing in big paychecks in 30 days or less.

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 Marketing Madness Workshop.

So what are you waiting for? Will you be the next real estate millionaire? It is up to you. Success starts with taking action, one step at a time. So don’t let anything stand in your way. Clear your schedule, forget the past and come join us at the workshop so we can help you become a Marketing & Lead Generating Machine! We will see you at the event!

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PLEASE NOTE: Workshop date, time and location are subject to change. Workshop prices will increase to $59/person for Gold Members, $89/person for Silver Members and $129/person for Non-Members after the Early Registration Special expires.

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Tampa REIA Sponsors

Posted on February 5, 2018 by
Diamond Members & Sponsors

New Western AcquisitionsNew Western Acquisitions – An Investment Real Estate Brokerage whose primary focus is to provide discounted property to real estate investors. New Western provides discounted off market properties, in house financing, access to local contractors, and resources for any exit strategy. Read More>>

Platinum Members & Sponsors

American IRAAmerican IRA – The American IRA mission is to provide the highest level of customer service in the self-directed retirement industry. Checkout our profile page and feel free to contact us for all of your IRA questions and needs. Read More>>