Archive for January, 2018

Thu, Jan 25th @ 6:00PM at Hilton Tampa Westshore (NEW!)

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Tampa REIA Presents, the ALL NEW
Beginning Investors Group
Thu, Jan 25th, 2017 @ 6:00PM
How to Get Your Deals Funded Fast with a Focus on Private Lending
with David Minor
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
2225 N Lois Ave, Tampa, FL
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David MinorThe Beginning Investors Group (BIG), hosted by David Minor, meets on Thursday, January 25th and the LAST THURSDAY of each month from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at a Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore located at 2225 N Lois Ave in Tampa.

This month David will not only be your host, but he will also be your speaker on “How to Get Your Deals Funded Fast with a Focus on Private Lending!” David will talk about…

  • The difference between private money, hard money and institutional lenders
  • The advantages and disadvantages to the different types of lenders and loans
  • The lending process
  • What hard money lenders don’t want you to know
  • When and how to use hard money lenders
  • Rates you should expect to pay or get paid
  • Locating real private lenders
  • Brief overview of protecting yourself as a lender and as a borrower
  • Answers to your questions and more!

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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Beginning Investors Group (BIG)The Tampa REIA Beginning Investors Group (BIG) is an BRAND NEW, educational and networking special interest group for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken some time off and are looking to get back in the game and take their business to the next level and beyond!

BIG is also a great place for experienced investors to learn some of the latest and greatest real estate investing tips and strategies from other seasoned investors who are teaching and leading the next generation of real estate investors. It is also a great place for experienced investors to meet new investors, to work with them and make deals happen!

Each month, David will be bringing in local and national, successful, active 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!

There will be lots of learning, lots of networking and lots of fun. Invite your friends and bring your deals, your business cards, flyers, haves, wants, needs and questions to the meeting for discussion and new opportunities.

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Wed, January 24th @ 7PM on GoToWebinar
Beginning Investors Group ONLINE
How to Buy Real Estate for Pennies on the Dollar with Tax Sales, Tax Liens & Deeds

with Tom DiAgostino on January 24th
@ 7PM on GoToWebinar

No Charge to Attend for Members or Guests Who
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Tom DiAgostinoYou may or may not have heard about tax sales before, and if you have, you probably heard all the wrong things. Tom DiAgostino will set the record straight for you all on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00PM at the Beginning Investors Group Online. Tom will be teaching us “How to Buy Property for as Little as 10 Cents on the Dollar with Tax Sales”, a real estate niche that most investors know nothing about.

Tom has been investing for over two decades now and has done it all. Tom’s training will change your financial life forever. Tom and his team are not just trainers. They are also your investment partners. Come watch, listen and learn how to build a foundation of wealth for generations.

Here is some of what you will learn from Tom:

  • Why Tax Sales are the best real estate investment vehicle available
  • Tax Sales vs. Other types of Real Estate Investment Strategies and their Challenges
  • Why auctions are NOT the answer to buying houses at deep discounts
  • Where to tap into the most motivated sellers on the planet with the least amount of competition
  • How to make easy 18-36% returns without owning real estate, but enjoying its security
  • Examine case studies of real life tax sales deals we have completed and made thousands of dollars and how you can do the same
  • Learn about tools you can use to easily navigate the tens of thousands of tax liens/deeds available nationwide and find the ones that are perfect for you
  • How to do all this Tax Free within your Self-Directed IRA
  • How we make our staff available to DO IT FOR YOU if you want
  • Answers to your questions and much more!
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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 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.

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Thurs, Jan 18th @ 9AM in St. Pete, FL
Creative Real Estate Exchangers
Every Thursday, at 9AM
Denny’s Restaurant
4999 34th St, St. Petersburg, FL

Wayne ArnoldCREE meets every Thursday at 9AM at Denny’s located at 4999 34th St, St. Petersburg, FL. The Creative Real Estate Exchangers (CREE) is group of Real estate investors and exchangers who meet with the sole purpose of finding inventory and creating transactions that benefit everyone involved. In this type of setting, even the beginner can find a deal and make a creative transaction. It’s educational, informative, and a great experience for all investors. Everyone, no matter their skill level or situation, has the opportunity to be the catalyst in a transaction in this type of meeting. CREE is led by Wayne Arnold who presents deals along with Peter Fortunato

There is no fee to attend. Everyone is welcome! So come on out and network with us and let’s have a good time and talk about deals! Bring your deals and business opportunities to discuss.

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Thurs, January 18th @ 6:30PM in Madeira Beach FL
Beach REIA
Thursday, January 18th at 6:30PM
192 W Boardwalk Pl in Madeira Beach, FL

Mark LepzinskiBeach REIA meets every 3rd Thursday at 6:30PM at Hooters located at 192 W Boardwalk Pl in Madeira Beach, FL Hosted by Courtney Potter, Mark Lepzinski and Rex Gaugh. Come join your fellow real estate investors in a fun networking atmosphere at Beach REIA (Formerly the “Real Estate Investors Happy Hour”) held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM. Our goal is to get the Real Estate Investing community together in a fun setting where we can discuss opportunities, ideas, brainstorm, network, and figure out additional ways to help each other make more money investing in real estate.

There is no fee to attend. Everyone is welcome! So come on out and network with us and let’s have a good time and talk about deals! Bring your deals and business opportunities to discuss.

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Tue, January 16th @ 1PM in St. Petersburg, FL
Onsite Renovation Group
Hands-On Learning “Onsite” at Real Renovation Projects
Tuesday, January 16th at 1:00PM
1716 23rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL
Come See David Minor’s SEXY Rehab!

1716 23rd St NPlease join us on Tuesday, January 16th at 1:00PM for the Tampa REIA Onsite Renovation Group (ORG) to learn all about finding, funding, fixing, and flipping houses for big profits. This month’s we will revisit a renovation project located at 1716 23rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL that is now complete. We last visited this project back in September 2017, and now we get to see how much progress has been made in the last four months.

1716 23rd St NThis renovation case study is being sponsored by Vesado and managed by David Minor. Come watch and see how a 1951 block 2 bedroom, 2 bath will be transformed into a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with another room that can be a den or 5th bedroom, all with a 2 car garage! Come see the final amazing project and why this sexy fully renovated house may push the market and sell for $495,000!

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1716 23rd St NThe 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.

Onsite Renovation GroupThe 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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Thurs, January 11th 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 – January 11th
at the Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
“How I Made, Lost & Re-Made Millions of Dollars in Real Estate Investing”
How You Can Too &
Avoid the “Losing” Part!

With Special Guest, Roger Blankenship

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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.

Roger BlankenshipWe have a special treat for our first meeting for 2018! Mark your calendar for the Tampa REIA Main Monthly Event on Thursday, January 11th from 5PM at the Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay, 3050 North Rocky Point Dr West in Tampa, FL with our special guest, Roger Blankenship.

At the meeting, Roger will tell his story of how he started investing in 2002 out of curiosity, then became a full-time investor in 2006 out of desperation, made millions, lost it all and then re-made it again. Along the way he learned several lessons about real estate, business, and life. He shares them with you in a unique mix of candor, humor, practical insights, and actionable steps.

Roger is going to tell you how you can make $5000 in the next 30 days, even if you have never done a deal before. Perhaps you’ve ventured into real estate investing only to get hit with roadblocks you can’t get around. Analysis takes knowledge. Deals take money. Pulling the trigger requires a special kind of courage that can only come when you combine the right ingredients for success.

Roger knows the ingredients and he knows how to combine them for success. He will tell you, having done over 800+ deals, he’s made just about every mistake in the book, but he kept a good list of those mistakes so you can avoid them!

Come join us at Tampa REIA and spend an unforgettable evening hearing Roger’s roller coaster ride to real estate prosperity!

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As always, Tampa REIA Members can attend our January 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, January 11th! See you there!

ABOUT ROGER: Roger Blankenship is the host of Flipping America, a nationally syndicated radio show about real estate investing. You can get to know all about him at but here’s what you need to know before he begins to speak: This man has personally bought, fixed, and sold more than 800 houses in his career.

*Meeting Agenda
5:00 PM: NEW 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 Roger Blankenship
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.

5:00 PM in Main Meeting Room
January 11th
Marketing Success On A Budget
with Don DeRosa at 5PM

Don DeRosaAre you spending money on marketing and not getting any deals? Are you able to take any lead and make a deal out of it? Do you know how to make multiple offers that actually get accepted? Are you using technology to your advantage? If the answer is “NO” to these questions then you MUST attend this subgroup meeting. There is no one better to teach you how to get started in real estate than Don DeRosa. Whether you want to be a full-time investor or just getting started part-time, let Don show you how to get started in real estate and get paid within 30 days.

During the mini workshop Don will share the following:

  • Developing Your Marketing Plan on a Limited Budget
  • Branding Your Business
  • Prospecting for Leads vs. Advertising for Leads
  • Using the Internet, Websites & Online Resources
  • Many Different Low Tech, Low Cost Lead Generation Strategies & Techniques

It’s 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!

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Wed, Jan 10th @ 6:30PM at Del Frisco’s Westshore (NEW!)
Tampa REIA Presents, the ALL NEW
Savvy Investor Networking
Buy – Sell – Trade – Promote – Network
Wed, January 10th, 2018 @ 6:30PM
Del Frisco’s, 4138 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa
Everyone Welcome
Attend This Month at No Charge!

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Savvy Investor Networking (SIN Tampa)Savvy Investor Networking (SIN) is a brand new Tampa REIA Networking Subgroup that meets on Wednesday, January 10th (2nd Wednesday) from 6:30PM to 9:30PM at Del Frisco’s Grille located at 4138 W Boy Scout Blvd in Tampa (Westshore) near the airport. SIN is hosted by Dustin Griffin, David Minor, Denise Brown and Tangie Cousins.

Your Hosts

Your Network is Your Networth!

The entire purpose of Savvy Investor Networking is to bring that Beach REIA vibe to the Tampa Bay Real Estate Investing Community together in a fun, festive environment where we can network, discuss real estate opportunities, share resources, brainstorm ideas, ask questions, get answers and figure out additional ways to support one another, our community and all make more money.

Invite your friends and co-workers and be sure to bring your business cards, your flyers and come prepared to promote yourself, your deals and your business!

Everyone Welcome!
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Wednesday, January 10th at 7PM-10PM in Tampa, FL
The Property Protégé Group
Join Us for the First PPG Meeting of 2018
Wed, January 10th at 7PM-10PM
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?
EVERYONE is Welcome Attend Your
First Meeting at NO CHARGE!

Don DeRosaAre 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 Wednesday, January 10th at 7PM at the Property Protege Group (PPG) Open House hosted by Don DeRosa and Dustin Griffin at Vesado Office, 2203 N Lois Ave, 12th Floor, Suite 1210, Tampa, FL. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND YOUR FIRST PPG MEETING, but seating is extremely limited, so arrive early to get a seat.

Dustin GriffinThe 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 joining the PPG program, we invite you to attend your first Tampa PPG Meeting as our guest at the Vesado Office in Tampa at 7PM 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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Sat, Jan 20th at 9AM – Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
Tampa REIA Presents…
A One Day Speed Course
on Flipping Houses
with Roger Blankenship
Saturday, January 20th from 9AM–5PM
*Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay
3050 North Rocky Point Dr West, Tampa, FL

Roger BlankenshipHow would you like to have the entire system and framework for fixing and flipping houses in just 6 and one-half hours? How about if the trainer not only tells you about their success, but also their mistakes and failures so you don’t repeat them?

If so, be sure to REGISTER TODAY for FlipStarter on Saturday, January 20th at 9AM with Roger Blankenship at the Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay located at 3050 North Rocky Point Dr West in Tampa, FL.

FlipStarter is a One Day Speed Course in Flipping Houses. Roger Blankenship, host of Flipping America, a syndicated radio show and podcast with over 2 million listeners per month, is going to share with you many of the secrets to his success. His unique promise for this day is three-fold:

  1. You WILL NOT learn everything you need to know in one day.
  2. You WILL learn the basics of doing your own fix and flip. With your energy and commitment to continued learning, you’ll be able to take this information and get started making money right away.
  3. There will be several sessions during the day. Each one of them is worth the full admission price.

What makes this FlipStarter Workshop different?

  • You don’t have to start with wholesaling and then hopefully graduate to fixing and flipping. You can START making the big money right away!
  • Don’t have the money to fix and flip? Roger will show you how to get 100% deal funding!
  • Skeptical that any course could give you all you need? Roger agrees, which is why his program comes with a Mentor at no additional up-front cost.
  • Roger will show you how he grew his part-time hobby into a full-blown business, flipping 100+ houses per year.
  • You have one of the most experienced investors in America providing knowledge and insight, a local Mentor providing on-going coaching, and the funding for your deals. No one else offers this combination
  • Answers to your questions and much more!

SPECIAL BONUSES for Attending…

  1. Roger will reveal to you his source for consistent deal flow, in an overheated market like Tampa in 2018.
  2. Roger uses a system of proprietary formulas to guide his decision making and he’s going to share many of them with you.
  3. Everyone present will have the opportunity for a free Strategy Session with Gina Gaudio-Graves, one of America’s leading business coaches.
  4. Everyone present will get links to watch the event again (especially the part you miss during your strategy session).

Roger and his special guests will share with you a wealth of tips, tricks, formulas, methods, and the proper mindset for success in business. People routinely pay thousands of dollars for an hour of Roger’s time. But you will have access to him all day for just as little as $47!  Sign Up Now and reserve your seat on Saturday, January 20th!

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It’s Worth Noting: To date, the Flipping America Mentoring Program has a 100% success rate. Every person who has completed the Fix and Flip Mentoring Program has purchased their first investment property within six months. FlipStarter offers no guarantee that you will succeed at this. Although we have a 100% success rate in the past, at some point someone is likely to drop the ball. We pledge to do our best to NOT let that person be you!

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Roger Blankenship

Posted on January 5, 2018 by

Roger BlankenshipRoger Blankenship is the “Flipping America Guy.” He’s host of the nationally syndicated real estate show, “Flipping America,” author, educator, motivational and inspirational speaker, and business leader. He is a member of several professional real estate organizations and is part of the Forbes Magazine Real Estate Council.

Roger is a unique and visionary leader with a broad background in corporate and nonprofit leadership and a lifelong history of entrepreneurial ventures. His corporate career gave him a strong background in staff development, cost management, process evaluation and work-flow improvements. His skills in curricular design, strategic planning and vision-casting have allowed him to help many companies develop new approaches and new products. He has a track record for innovation, creativity, flexibility, and continual process improvement in a wide range of situations.  Read More→

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