Even though it was thundering and lightening and pouring rain, we still had a great turnout for the meeting! We got so many compliments about the meeting - excellent material covered!
We were shocked to see Junior from Freedom 93.3 at the meeting. He gets up at 2 AM to do his morning show!
Ingolf's presentation on the book he just published "A Worm in the Apple" was stunning! The hardship and sacrifices his father made in the war against HItler was beyond belief.
Nate Trombetti discussed Hard Money!
Charlie Strickland from Talon Range discussed a new project happening at Talon Range and how members could become part of an elite group of investors.
Jon Jopling and Barry Kay from Freedom 93.3
Barry Kay from Freedom 93.3 discussed Marketing!
The crew from Benchmark Real Estate Services discussed one of their latest apartment complex acquisitions. There were a lot of questions asked by our advanced investors about their strategies - how long they held them, financing, criteria they looked for in a complex, numbers used in analysing the deal, and more. James Sauls told everyone that he started out mowing grass at an apartment complex and now he owns apartment complexes.
Austin talked to us about self directed IRAs. Mark and I used this link
to sign up for our IRAs. We will buy our next property, a subject to, with money from our accounts and ALL the profits will roll back into the account - when we get ready to withdrawal the money, it will be tax free!
Our next meeting is May 1st, 2017!
We packed Wahoo Seafood Grill last night! As usual, the food and the service was outstanding! Mark, Nate, and I finally got a chance to grab some wings, Boom Boom Shrimp, and MudBug Fries at the meeting after the meeting - so good!! We closed down the place too!
Our guest speakers were Karlus Henry and Nate Trombetti.
Nate Trombetti with Secured Investment Lending
Nate talked about the Tallahassee market and how it is an excellent market to invest in. Nate will make loans on single family homes, commercial buildings, and new construction. Nate and SIL HAVE MONEY TO LEND - Mark and I had the pleasure of shooting skeet with him at Talon Range before the meeting. During that time, he had to make phone calls to release funds to various investors. It generally takes 10 days to get funded on a project. As Nate told everyone, if the project is not a deal....he will not fund it. His goal is for you to be successful so that you borrow money over and over again. His goal is NOT to end up with property or in property management. You can reach Nate at 855-485-9032 and you can learn more at his website....www.SecuredInvestmentLending.com.
Karlus Henry with KFR Maintenance Solutions and Kingdom First Realty and Tallahassee Association of Residential Property Managers (TARPM).
Karlus discussed the rental market in the 4 areas of Tallahassee. He showed us rent rates in 2016 and what rents are in 2017. We discussed how getting to know area property managers is very important. He also invited members to attend the next TARPM meeting - February 23rd at 11:30 at the Tallahassee Board of Realtors. The cost is $15.00 for non TARPM members. Mark and I have found this organization to be very informative and attend the meetings regularly.
We are always very happy to have Austin Holloway with NuView IRA at our meetings. He drives from Longwood, Florida to attend. It is NOT too late to put money into your self-direct IRA. Austin told about a new client who put $1000 in his self-directed IRA. He used $500 of it to secure a property and then wholesaled it for $50,000 - That's TAX FREE MONEY!! Visit Austin to get started on your retirement plan.
Here are some photos from the meeting:
The crew from 93.3 Freedom Radio Station
L-R - Jon Jopling, Steve Stewart, and Barry Kay
Wanda before her table filled up
Annie with her Mudbug Fries
Wonder what story Joe Wade is telling Dexter?
It was a great meeting and we enjoyed seeing everyone! Our next meeting is March 6th - same place/same time!
Camille and Mark
We kicked off 2017 with a special guest speaker Author, Entrepreneur, and real estate investor Dan Wos.
Dan talked with us about how he got started in real estate investing by attending meetings and trainings with Mark's former real estate investment group - Action Investor Network - in New York. Dan then took ACTION and became a doer! Mark coached him and Dan followed the instructions to a T. Now he has a collection of cash flowing properties which allowed him to purchase businesses and spend time writing.
Mark says: Dan was a Doer not a Viewer. He was coachable.
Our next guest speaker is our newest Platinum Sponsor
Rennai Palmer Kelly
Owner/Broker of Regal Homes
Rennai talked about what today's buyer want and the market.
Today's buyers are so busy with work and their children's activities that yards and big houses are not what they want. They spend their free time taking their kids to sporting activities and other activities that they do not want to spend their free time mowing a yard or cleaning a big house. As maintenance free as possible, please!
She also talked about color palettes - Greys are going out and more neutral brown are coming back in.
Tallahassee is definitely a seller's market now with limited inventory - especially in the $250k and above price range. Buyers expect the homes to be perfect and are disappointed when they are not. Its turn key all the way. Nice finishes.
Joe Wade from Cranes and Heavy Rigging enters the room!
I am sure he is super busy with all the tree damage we had recently. If you need a tree removed, he is the one to call.
We had a great turnout and an extra long Q & A session.
The next meeting is February 6th!
Next Class in February 11th - Rehabbing for Maximum Profit
We closed out 2016 with a great meeting!
The guys from Teen Challenge opened and closed our meeting with song! Then as the "Meeting after the Meeting" was going on, they sat out in the hall and sang. Incredibly beautiful! https://teenchallenge.cc/tallahassee-men/
Rick Minor from 2nd Harvest of the Big Bend (Food Bank)
came and thanked everyone for our Paint the Offices project on
August 27th and 28th!
Behr Paint donated all the paint
Home Depot donated all the supplies
TIN donated LABOR
He showed Before and After Photos
Charlie Strickland from Talon Range introduced our first guest speaker:
Greg Nichols from US LawShield
Afterwards Charlie gave away a DAY AT THE RANGE gift certificate for 2.
Our Guest Speaker for the evening was Platinum Sponsor Crit Smith
from Smith, Thompson, and Shaw.
He discussed closings, title insurance, and title searches and answered a number of great questions!
Our Platinum Sponsor Home Depot became Santa Claus for the group with lots of presents!
Sue Woods from the NW Store Pro Desk
brought 5 goodie bags for lucky winners!
Wayne Childs from the NE Store Pro Desk brought a SWEET
Milwaukee drill for a gift!
Thanks to everyone at Home Depot!
Jesse Cook from Triple R Renovations also played Santa!
He gave away 4 $25.00 gift certificates from
Wahoo Seafood Grill.
Of course, we had to have decorations and treats too:
The meeting was a great way to close out 2016!
Thanks to everyone who attended!
Special thanks to Buck, Bianca, Cortlyn, Quinton, and Kim for all their help in 2016 running the front desk, setting up and taking down of all the equipment, and taking photos! The meeting could not happen without your help!
Proud Supporters of:
On October 10th, 2016, we did a training program for the Heritage Girls teaching them how to use tools to make repairs around the home.
Mark made a mock up wall with sheetrock. The girls knocked holes in the wall. Mark showed them how to repair sheetrock depending on the size and depth of the holes.
Each activity was hands on and gear to meet their badge requirements.
Mark showed them AND ME a neat tip for pulling a nail out! Add extra leverage!
Saturday, October 15th's wholesaling class was well received. We had 21 students in attendance. Tim and Lee Hall did an outstanding job in teaching everyone.
Lots of role playing the telephone script
Tim and Lee role play a telephone call to a prospective seller
The film crew
As usual, we had a GREAT turnout and an excellent meeting! Here are a few fun photos and highlights from the meeting!
Newest Vendor - Chris Durfee - Tallahassee Home Inspection, LLC
L to R....Annie Ford, Chris Durfee, and Mike Wheeler (Mike's Pest Solutions)
Mike Wheeler (Mike's Pest Solutions)
Guest Speaker Austin Holloway from NuView IRA
Austin gave an excellent presentation on the benefits of a Roth Self-Directed IRA
Here are some links to more information......
SAVE THE DATE: You’re invited to our 4th Annual Alternative Investment Symposium on Sept 29-30th at the Lake Mary Marriott. See our Planning for Prosperity event page to purchase tickets and get more information.
280 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Suite 200
Longwood, FL 32750
Did you know that you can setup a self-directed IRA online? Click the link below to get started!
Questions on setting up an account? We have a step-by-step video to assist in this process!
"Little" Leo from Parker Brothers Roofing
Michael Osborne from Behr Paint
They donated 30 gallons of paint to paint offices at
2nd Harvest of the Big Bend Food Bank
Donald and Rosalie Forgione were incredible volunteers at the
2nd Harvest of the Big Bend painting event!
Susan Wood from Home Depot NW was there. Our local Home Depot Stores donated all the supplies needed to paint the offices at 2nd Harvest of the Big Bend.
Cristal Bell from Hometown RE Appraisals
Michelle Murray from Benchmark Real Estate Services
Joe Wade from Cranes and Heavy Rigging
Joe is the person to call to remove those huge trees that fell from Hurricane Hermine....or those that you worried were going to fall on your house!!
The wonderful wait staff at Wahoo Seafood Grill
Mike Poplin - Southeast Portal Buildings
That is Leo with the tray - Wahoo Seafood Grill's staff takes excellent care of us at the meeting!
Thanks to all who attended!
NEXT MEETING IS OCTOBER 3rd!
Our First Year Anniversary was a HUGE Success!
We completely filled the banquet room at Wahoo Seafood Grill.
Our cake was a cute before and after designed by Q-Ti Cakes.
Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese frosting inside.
A little British Humor from Tim Hall!
Huntsville and Tallahassee Brothers
Greg from Wahoo Seafood Grill and Charles Smith
James and Stephanie Hussey from James Hussey Flooring, LLC.
In the back standing up is Stephen Copeland and Sandra Perry from
Southern Financial Insurance Group
Also standing is Rennai Palmer-Kelly
Mike Wheeler and Mike Legate and Joe McMullian
Air Control Heating and Cooling gave away 2
$25.00 Wahoo Seafood Grill Gift Certificates
Mike with Mike's Pest Solutions won!
Justin from Mr. Rooter gave away 2 $25.00 gift cards to Wahoo Seafood Grill
Jon Rocafort from Rocafort Electrical Services, LLC WON!
Jesse Cook from Triple R Renovations gave away 2
$25 Wahoo Seafood Grill Gift Cards
Dexter from Thomasville, Georgia WON!
Mike Osborne from Behr Paint
did a demonstration that showed the difference in
Behr paint and cheap paint
When he let the air out of the balloon painted with Behr paint, it became
a flexible "shower cap".
When he deflated the cheap paint balloon, you could hear it cracking
and popping. The paint started falling off the balloon - it was not elastic like
the Behr paint balloon.
The high quality of Behr paint is the reason that our contractor
Jesse Cook from Triple R Renovations will not use anything else.
Our PANEL OF LOCAL EXPERTS was a HIT!
In order from left to right:
Lots of questions from the audience
New Investor...Dr. Jennifer had some great questions
Mentor Lee Hall
Even "Old Pro" Larry White had a question for the panel
Mike Goldstein of Pedicab
Mark expands on an answer to a question
Tallahassee Investors Network started as Tallahassee Real Estate Investors Association (TLHREIA) in October 2014. We were a small group (12 or so) and met in local library rooms. In July 2015, we had our 1st meeting at the board of realtors and started charging membership fees. At that meeting, Buck Savage brought Mark Dobert.
At lunch a few weeks later, Mark and Camille joined forces and became
Tallahassee Investors Network
Our first event was August 1st, 2015.
Mark use to run a big Real Estate Investors Network in Albany, NY called
Action Investors Network (AIN)
Mark with some of his partners
Camille ran a big real estate investors association in Huntsville, AL called Madison County Real Estate Investors Association (MCREIA)
Camille with her 3 partners and our attorneys
The combined knowledge and talent of the two has built
into a powerful group.
After the Panel of Experts
Austin Holloway answered some about self-directed IRAs
More networking photos
Special thanks to:
Our 4 front desk/set up/take down people:
Our sound system:
Joan and Charles Smith
Thanks to Wahoo Seafood Grill and all their wonderful waitresses and cooks
Thanks to all our members and vendors for your support!
Despite a usual afternoon thunderstorm, we had a great turnout at the July 11th meeting! We had lots of fun door prizes and great guest speakers. Of course, everyone was a winner who attended the meeting!
Charlie Strickland of Talon Range gave away 3 $75.00 gift certificates good for range rental, gun rental, and targets for 2 people at Talon Range.
Somehow the photo for the 3rd Talon Range gift certificate winner did not come out clear!
Karlus Henry of KFR Maintenance Solutions gave away 3 $25.00 gift certificates to Wahoo Seafood Grill. KFR Maintenance Solutions is our newest Vendor!
Wayne Childs from NE Home Depot gave away the sweetest circular saw/drill combo with lithium ion batteries!
Congratulations to all the lucky door prize winners!
Rennai Palmer-Kelly of Regal Homes was presented with a $175.00 gift certificate for a Concealed Carry Class at Talon Range for being a valuable team member!
Justin Tillman from Mr. Rooter gave a presentation about their HydroScrub technology.
Because of the thunderstorms, we were not able to play his videos so here are the links to them: https://youtu.be/atJgFfYZeoU - Sewer Pipe Before Hydro Scub and https://youtu.be/yGypWRJ5M4Y - Mr. Rooter Plumbing: Hydroscrub Technology.
Austin Hollaway from NuView IRAs talked to the group about Self-directed IRAs.
Tim and Lee Hall from Swell Real Estate Investments did a program about their company and the difference between an asset and a liability. For wholesale deals, visit their website...www.WeBuyHousesTallahasseeFL.com.
We had a number of success stories including the trustees from a Family Trust who laid out their expenses and profit - ~$25k of a house that they purchased subject to the existing financing. This led to a long discussion of buying properties in trust and also using subject to the existing financing.
Our next meeting is August 1st!
Call or Text us
Camille - 850-692-9449
Mark - 850-792-5963