Archive for June, 2018

Friday, June 15th at 6PM-LATE in Tampa, FL
The Property Protégé Group
Join Us for PPG Coaching
We’ll Be Covering Rehabbing Houses for Big Profits!
Friday, June 15th at 6PM-LATE
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?
Attend Your 1st Meeting at NO CHARGE

Property Protege GroupAre 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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Wed, June 13th at 11:30AM @ Joe’s Crab Shack, Clearwater, FL
Real Estate Group
All About Asset Protection
Wed, June 13th at 11:30AM
Joe’s Crab Shack,
2730 Gulf to Bay Blvd in Clearwater, FL

Tampa/Clearwater Real Estate GroupThe Tampa-Clearwater Real Estate Group meets Wednesday, June 13th and every other Wednesday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Joe’s Crab Shack located at 2730 Gulf to Bay Blvd (Hwy 60) in Clearwater, FL.

Our guest speaker for Wednesday, June 13th will be Tim Mockler who will be speaking on Asset Protection! Tim has been investing for well over 40 years in the Tampa Bay Area and holds a wealth of real estate experience! Join the group for a bunch of FUN, networking & GREAT information!

The Tampa-Clearwater Real Estate Group offers a great forum for networking, pitching properties and awesome real estate information including excellent guest speakers that cover very interesting real estate subject topics. Contact Jim Miera at 727-415-6325 for more information.

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Thurs, June 14th at 5PM @ Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
*Attend for Your Chance to Win a Flat Screen LED TV & More!
**All Attendees Get a Complimentary Copy of George Antone’s New Book
“Hacking Finance: A New Paradigm for Building Wealth”

**One per couple while supplies last
Tampa REIA Meeting & Vendor Tradeshow – June 14th
at the Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
What’s Hot & What’s Not
All-Star Panel of Expert Rehabbers
with Special Guests, Ben Smith, Keith Gains, Jim Miera & Don DeRosa

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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.

Have you ever wanted to Fix & Flip Houses for Fast Cash or to Fix and Hold for Long Term Cash Flow but didn’t know how or where to get started? If so, be sure to join us at the Tampa REIA Main Monthly Event on Thursday, June 14th from 5PM-9PM at the Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay located at 3050 North Rocky Point Dr. West in Tampa, FL.

We are very excited to announce that we are having an All-Star Panel of Expert Rehabbers who will be sharing their wisdom on how they have all made huge profits renovating houses over the years and how you can too! The panel will consist of Ben Smith, Keith Gains, Jim Miera & Don DeRosa.

Ben Smith Keith Gains Jim Miera Don DeRosa
Ben Smith Keith Gains Jim Miera Don DeRosa

Join us and you will learn…

  • How they got started
  • What their rehabbing business looks like today
  • How they find their deals
  • How they quickly analyze a deal and make a buying decision
  • How they fund their deals
  • Kinds of houses to buy and those to avoid
  • Where to buy and where not to buy
  • How to set yourself up for the best chance of success
  • Answers to your questions and much more!

This is the first time we have ever done an Rehabbing Panel, so it is definitely going to be rare opportunity to pick the brains of 4 successful rehabbers and learn from their many years of experience. This is definitely going to be event you don’t want to miss!

Mark your calendar and come join us to learn how to Fixing & Flipping Houses in 2018 at the Tampa REIA Meeting on Thursday, June 14th from 5PM-9PM at the Doubletree Suites, 3050 North Rocky Point Dr. West, Tampa, FL. TAKE ACTION, RSVP NOW & DON”T MISS IT!

If you have Deals, bring your flyers…
There will be plenty of buyers at the meeting!

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As always, Tampa REIA Members can attend our March 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, June 14th! See you there!

*Meeting Agenda
5:00 PM: Tampa REIA Meeting-Before-the-Meeting with Don DeRosa
6:00 PM: Tampa REIA Main Meeting, Vendor Tradeshow & Networking
6:15 PM: Announcements, Introductions, Haves & Wants
7:30 PM: Feature Presentation with All-Star Wholesaler Panel
9:30 PM: Late Night Networking at Bahama Breeze

*Please Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change.

5:00 PM in Main Meeting Room
The High Tech Home Buyers Creative Deal Makers Subgroup
June 14th Meeting Before the Meeting
How to Trick Out Your Rehabs to Sell in Hours & Not Days or Weeks!
with Don DeRosa

Don DeRosaJoin Don DeRosa every month at our High Tech Home Buying Creative Deal Structuring Subgroup that meets one hour BEFORE the Tampa REIA Main Monthly Event at the Doubletree Suites.

Don will give you you tons of tips and tricks on what do to your rehabs in today’s market to sell them in hours instead of days or weeks.

Don is going to share with you many renovation Do’s and Don’ts such as…

  • When to take down walls and when not to
  • The 3 biggest areas to focus your efforts
  • Why making your kitchen and baths drop dead gorgeous is an absolute must
  • Lots of real life before and after photos to show the “Wow Factor”
  • Answers to your rehab questions and much more!

Let Don show you what’s working and what’s not in today’s competitive real estate market. RSVP now!

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5:00 PM in Hotel Lobby or Hallway
Monthly Vendor Trade Show

Auction.comAt 5:00 PM in the Main Lobby, we have a Vendor Trade Show that lasts throughout the meeting where you can come out and meet many of our participating Business Members and Vendor Guests who help sponsor our meeting. See a full list of our vendors and sponsors below as they are added.

Vendor tables are limited, so any vendors wanting to reserve a table for the meeting can RSVP for a Vendor Table here. Vendor tables are reserved and setup on a first-come, first-serve basis.

6:20 PM in the Main Meeting Room
What’s Happening at Tampa REIA

Dustin GriffinStarting at 6:20 PM, Dustin Griffin kicks off the Tampa REIA Main Monthly Event with updates and announcements. Dustin covers what’s happening at Tampa REIA in the upcoming weeks and months such as upcoming workshops, webcasts, special events, members benefits and much more! Be sure to be in the main meeting room at 6:15 PM for your chance to be one of the first to receive a printed copy of The Profit Newsletter while supplies last.

6:30 PM in the Main Meeting Room
Haves & Wants Marketing Session

At approximately 6:30 PM, we will be having the Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session which gives our members the opportunity to quickly market deals they HAVE and to find deals they WANT. We also give our business members the opportunity to get up and say a few words about their businesses. Members who want to participate in the Haves & Wants Marketing Session must bring your flyers and get to the meeting early to get on our list of participants.

9:05 PM @ Door Prizes & Giveaways

Door Prizes and GiveawaysDoor Prizes & Giveaways!*
All members who check in and attend the Tampa REIA Meeting will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win several Flat Screen LED TVs, a variety of Gift Cards (such as Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, Amazon, etc), Flashlights, Phone Chargers and all sorts of other miscellaneous items that vary from meeting to meeting each month. *You must be present and in the room during the drawing to win. Door prizes and giveaways can change at any time for any reason. Non-Members and Vendors are not eligible to win.

9:30 PM: 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

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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
Reserve a Vendor Table Here

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. Read 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. Read More>>

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Keith Gains

Posted on June 8, 2018 by

Keith GainsKeith’s experience in real estate, design and construction spans almost 20 years. Originally from New York, Keith moved down to the beautiful sunshine state after high school to pursue a career in Architecture, Construction and Real Estate. A graduate of the University of Florida School of Architecture, Keith brings a unique design skill set to his real estate business. Since 2013 as full time Real Estate Investor, he has successfully flipped & built over 30 homes in and around the bay area. Understanding design/market trends, paying attention to what buyers want in a home, as well as having a firm grasp on home values, gives him a unique edge in the local marketplace. Keith is also a licensed Realtor.

When Keith isn’t talking real estate (which is rare), you’ll mostly find him at the gym, jogging around the neighborhood with his Australian Sheppard Charlie or sipping on some healthy green juice. An avid reader, he understands that applied knowledge is power and the best way to earn more is to learn more.

Sat, June 16th at 9AM – Tampa, FL
How to Become a Transaction Engineer
Full Day Workshop with Don DeRosa on How To Put Together Deals When Others Can’t!
Sat, June 16th from 9AM – 6PM
Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
3050 North Rocky Point Dr West, Tampa, FL
*Join Tampa REIA or Renew Your Membership & Attend at NO CHARGE!*

Don DeRosaWhen you come across a lead, do you know how to look at the information, analyze it and determine what to do with it next? There’s nothing worse than losing a deal because you don’t know multiple ways to structure the deal and how to present multiple offers to the seller.

We are in the midst of a sellers’ market. Although I wish it would never end, that simply isn’t possible. As Sir Isaac Newton once said “what goes up must come down“. He was referring to gravity of course, but the same can be said for real estate.

I want you to learn NOW, how to buy properties with no money down or with as little as possible because you can’t and shouldn’t always rely on traditional funding and traditional methods.

To be a good, creative deal structurer, two things need to happen… 1) You need to become a problem solver aka a “transaction engineer”. The better you understand the problem, the more solutions you can offer your seller. 2) You need to become your seller’s partner. It needs to be a win-win scenario for everyone.

During the Transaction Engineer Workshop, I’m going to teach you how to collect the right information, how to analyze the details and then how to use it to create a win-win solution for you and your seller.

At this event, you will learn how to:

  • Ask the right kind of questions
  • How to perform proper due diligence
  • How to structure three different deals on each lead
  • How to become a top transaction engineer by using techniques such as “subject to” owner financing, options, lease purchases and many more
  • How to structure deals that eliminate/limit your need
    for cash or cred
  • All this, plus answers to your questions and much more!

So join me, Don DeRosa, at the Transaction Engineer Workshop on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 9AM to 6PM at the Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay located at 3050 North Rocky Point Dr West in Tampa, FL as we discuss multiple offer strategies, negotiating and creative deal offer making.

I will also show you how to use my “Easy Offer Maker” to make profitable offers every time, using multiple strategies like owner financing, subject to, options and lease-options. If you want to learn how to make money on every lead you get your hands on, then REGISTER NOW and come join us to learn how to structure deals creatively and become a transaction engineer!

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*PLEASE NOTE: The 2-for-1 Early Registration Special is for Members only. Members may bring a qualified guest such as a spouse, parent or adult child. Non-Members who join Tampa REIA between June 1st – 14th, 2018 can attend the workshop for NO CHARGE. Also, Tampa REIA Members who renew their membership for an additional year on or before June 1st – 14th, 2018 can attend the workshop for NO CHARGE 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

REGISTER NOW WHILE SEATS ARE AVAILABLE for the workshop and join us at the event! Be sure to bring a light jacket, pen and paper for taking notes, and your computer and/or mobile device.

Don DeRosa is a real estate investor, author, teacher, coach and national speaker. Don has trained thousands of new and experienced investors to build wealth in real estate using the same techniques that helped him build his fortune, particularly buying with owner financing, using private money, creatively structuring deals and selling quickly in any market.

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Ben Smith

Posted on June 8, 2018 by

Ben SmithBen specializes in identifying opportunities and creating win-win solutions for sellers, buyers, contractors and investors. This, coupled with the ability to see a house’s potential and the path through rehab, provides a unique perspective to real estate investing. Ben is an experienced residential home rehabber and also holds a personal portfolio of rental homes in various US states. He enjoys providing affordable, quality housing, and likes the challenge of taking a house that needs work from the worst house on the block to the best house on the block. His ultimate goal is the creation of passive income streams as a path to financial freedom.

Tue, June 19th @ 1PM in Gulfport

Onsite Renovation Group

Onsite Renovation Group
Learn Hands-On “Onsite” at Real Renovation Projects. This Month We Meet at…
An Illegal Duplex Being Converted Back to Single Family
Tuesday, June 19th at 1:00PM
4938 Newton Ave S, Gulfport, FL

Onsite Rehab ProjectPlease join us on Tuesday, June 19th at 1:00PM for the Tampa REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG), hosted by Jim Miera, to learn all about finding, funding, fixing, and flipping houses for big profits. This month’s meeting will be held at 4938 Newton Ave S, Gulfport, FL.

This is a very unique rehab case study that involves a house that was illegally converted to a duplex way back when and is now being converted back to a single family house offering some very interesting learning lessons to be shared.

This house was built in 1955 and is 1081 square feet. It had been under a work stop order with code enforcement for 15 months… whoops! This rehab is now being managed by Brandon Mann with CTM Capital LLC.

We look forward to seeing everyone at this unique rehab case study on Tuesday, June 19th at 1PM in Gulfport. This rehab will be an exciting and powerful event to learn from! RSVP Now and we will see you there!

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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!

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Thu, June 28th @ 7:00PM at Westshore Grand (NEW LOCATION!)

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Tampa Real Estate Investors
Hosted by David Minor
Thu, June 28th, 2017 @ 7:00PM
The Westshore Grand
4860 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL
Wholesalers Bring Your Deals!
Investors Come Ready to Buy!

David MinorThe Tampa Real Estate Investors SHARK TANK meets on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 7 PM at the NEW LOCATION of the Westshore Grand located at 4860 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL.

If you need to sell a deal or want to find fix and flip or buy and hold deals, this is the meeting you don’t want to miss!

WHOLESALERS, bring your deals and pitch them to a group of people ready to write checks on the spot for your deals!

INVESTORS, if you’re looking for a deal to buy, bring your check books. We will have plenty of deals, agreements and blue ink pens to write up contracts.

Be ready to network and pitch your deals to Tampa’s top Buyers & Wholesalers. Financing will be available if needed and resources in developing your power team as you grow your real estate investing business.

Contracts will be provided by the Vesado team and you have the right to bid on properties being offered. You will leave with a deal done, an outline on how to pitch the deal and a team that will walk you through the process. Get ready, you don’t want to miss this new meeting! RSVP Now!

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Tampa REIA Members can attend at no charge. Non-Members can attend their first meeting at no charge, pay $20 at the door or RSVP online at for Only $15.

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