Mark has exchanged a Tallahassee Investors Network sponsorship with Talon Range. He hung our sign there Monday.
Note the BEAUTIFUL fence - That fence was constructed by our very own Antoney Manning of Regional Construction Services - so if you need a fence - you know who to call!
Here is another shot of those beautiful fences and our sign....
This was our first meeting at Beef O'Brady's and I have to say I was nervous about whether the facility would work or not. I am happy to say that it worked very well. Everyone seemed to enjoy being able to eat before or during the event. Beef O'Brady's staff did a wonderful job of keeping up with the food orders and not disrupting the meeting. The food looked and smelled incredible. It is obvious with the number of people attending our meetings that we will soon need a larger space.
Crit Smith of Smith, Thompson, Shaw, Minacci, and Colon, PA kicked off the speaker circuit with trees. Yes, we as Southerns love our trees but they can cause so much damage to structures. Crit covered trees on someone else's property but hanging over your property, your responsibility as a tree owner, insurance issues, laws about who can cut the tree, and who is responsible when they fall. There were lots of questions in this segment.
Next up was Charlie Strickland from Talon Range and Charlie Strickland for Sheriff. He talked about how to keep yourself out of harm's way when visiting empty houses or showing properties to strangers. He even included ways to use your cell phone and cloud technology to protect yourself. Also discussed was stand your ground and justifiable uses of force laws. Talon range offers a variety of classes on self defense and concealed weapons. You can visit our sponsor page and click the link on Talon Range to go to their website.
Roxanne Manning of Community Redevelopment Agency spoke about monies available for developers of projects in the city. She told us about the areas that Tallahassee is loaning money for - businesses and residential. This started a few really good brainstorming conversations in the "meeting after the meeting".
We were honored to have City Commissioner Curtis Richardson with us. His contributions on the issues of trees on city right a ways and permits was priceless. Along with his insight into the CRA money. Mr. Richardson has also secured Benjamin H. Pingree, MPA, Executive Vice President of the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc. to be one of our November speakers!
Mark gave us an update on the Ronald McDonald House wheelchair ramp - the board of RMH approved the plans done by Johnson and Milner Engineering. Mark is delivering the plans to Antoney Manning of Regional Construction Services today so he can get the permit and approval by the city. In addition, we raised $44 for RMH bringing our total to $409.00. This money will be used for any unexpected additional expenses in replacing the wheelchair ramp and the stairs and landing in the back. Thank you to all who have donated to the cause.
We also had Elizabeth Misco of University Lending Group as a guest. She spoke about the ULG Renovation loans during the problem solving session of the event. Mark and I will be meeting with them next week to learn more about the programs that have for investors.
ALSO - WE WOULD LOVE TO FIND SOMEONE TO BE OUR MEETING PHOTOGRAPHER IN EXCHANGE FOR A MEMBERSHIP AND T-SHIRT! We will provide the camera - just need someone devoted to capturing some great photos. Need to attend some of our events too such as our RMH wheelchair ramp build. Email me at CamilleDMueller@gmail.com if you are interested.
Thanks to everyone who attended and made the meeting a success.
September was an incredible meeting - our group is growing like crazy! We had a large number of new members join and some new vendors!
We started out the meeting with our networking session. At first people were hesitant to mingle but within 4 or 5 minutes, that was over. It was hard to get everyone back into their seats for the rest of the meeting.
We did interrupt the networking session to announce that George Johnson from Johnson and Milner Engineering(One of our Gold Sponsors) was here with the plans for the Ronald McDonald House wheelchair ramp.
Mark and Buck handed out t-shirts to all of our members and the 14 or 15 new people that joined.
Our first guest speaker was our Platinum Sponsor - Precious Mathis from
PMathis and Associates.
Precious spoke about Business Credit - why you need it and how to get it:
Our next speaker was Ameer Muhammad with
Majestic RE Investments:
He shared some of his successes with us.
Now you gotta know in Real Estate Meeting, that toilet talk comes up! In this case, Founding Member Pete Tychsen told everyone about these fantastic toilets that every landlord needs to install in their properties as well as their own homes.
They can be purchased at our Platinum Sponsor Home Depot. Here is the link!
Speaking of Home Depot Pro People - PRoberto and Susan from the NW Home Depot Store were in attendance with fun door prizes for the Ronald McDonald House raffle. We raised $141.00!
PRoberto from the NW Home Depot Pro Desk!
Susan from the NW Home Depot Pro Desk!
Of Course EVERYONE who comes to the meetings is a Winner! But here are some of our raffle winners:
The last person finally left the meeting at 9:15 and that was only because Ingolf Askevold (one of our NEW Gold Sponsors) kept pushing everyone towards the meeting after the meeting - at Midtown Pies. We had a FULL house and the pizza and beer were delicious!
Mark and I promise the October meeting will be even better! Plus it will be the first meeting at our new location - Our Platinum Sponsor - Beef 'O'Brady's! Come hungry as they are going to have an awesome hamburger special for everyone.
See you on October 5th at Beef 'O'Brady's around 6pm!
Camille and Mark
We are proud to announce that we have named the Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee as our charity of choice!
When Mark and I visited the Ronald McDonald House the first thing we noticed was – they need a new wheelchair ramp! We are making it our goal to replace the old one!
In addition to the wheelchair ramp, they ALWAYS need volunteers for Housekeeping, weekend volunteers, Kitchen volunteers, Meal of the Month volunteers, yardwork volunteers, donations for the help yourself corner (snacks), room sponsors, and more.
In case you are not familiar with the Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee, families of children with serious medical issues can sleep, eat, and find solace, sympathy and companionship. Our Ronald McDonald House deals more with families of premature babies. Tallahassee Memorial Hospital has an outstanding NeoNatal ICU. The RM House is a place that provides comfortable accommodations, emotional support, and home cooked meals to families in the midst of crisis.
Here is our progress so far (8/17/2015):
The Pro Team from Home Depot brought lots of goodies to the August 13th meeting. Members had fun buying raffle tickets. We raised $230.00 to help on the cost of the wheelchair ramp.
Johnson and Milner is going to do the engineering and plans for the wheelchair ramp and the deck and stairs on the side. All ADA compliant. We met at RMH on 8/17 for them to measure and look at the site. One of our members, Wanda Carter is going to pay for some of the liability insurance for Johnson and Milner.
While looking at the site, we noticed the side entrance deck and stairs are about to fall down – so we added them to our to-do list.
Regional Construction Services, LLC is going to write up the material list and equipment needed, pull the permits, and oversee the construction of the ramp. Talon Shooting Range/Charlie Strickland is going to pay for the building permits.
Home Depot and Behr Paints have agreed to supply the materials and the paint for the project including the special primer needed for pressure treated wood.
Tallahassee Investors Network will provide the labor and clean up for the build.
Beef O’Brady’s on Thomasville Road is going to provide lunch for everyone.
The POWER at this meeting was incredible!!
We had a great turnout!
Home Depot provided numerous prizes for us to raffle off to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee. We raised $230.00. The Home Depot Pro Desk staff attended – Roberto (Proberto)Diaz and Ray Richardson from the NW Store and Wayne Childs from the NE Store.
Precious Mathis of PMathis and Associates became a Platinum Sponsor. They are our Accounting and Business Credit Specialist. Visit their website at http://pmathisandassociates.info/. Looking forward to some incredible training by Precious Mathis.
We welcome Joe Wade of Cranes and Heavy Rigging, LLC as a Silver Sponsor. Joe is available for tree removal, placing AC Units, and even moving houses. Their number is (850) 566-2726 or via email at email@example.com View their website at http://cranesandheavyrigging.com/. Joe comes highly recommended by our members.
We are proud to have Antony Manning and Roderick Arnold of Regional Construction Services, LLC as a Silver Sponsor. We are also excited that they have offered to oversee our Ronald McDonald House wheelchair ramp project. For your construction needs, call them at 850-544-3940.
1st speaker was Len Hardy from Tallahassee Lending Consortium. The Tallahassee Lenders’ Consortium (TLC) provides down payment assistance from the City of Tallahassee to first-time home buyers.
Down payment assistance through TLC can pay for down payment, prepaids and all other buyer’s closing costs up to $7,125 for homes purchased in the City limits. If the client is in the very low-income category, down payment assistance can be expanded to $12,050 for homes purchased within the City limits, if needed. The loan is secured by a second or third mortgage loan at zero interest and no required payments. The loan is due and payable upon 1) sale, transfer, bankruptcy or foreclosure, 2) refinance of the first mortgage, 3) the borrower no longer occupies as primary residence or 4) maturity of first mortgage (not more than 30 years). The house price can not exceed $141,000.00.
The Consortium offers post-home ownership education and counseling to each of our buyers after closing.
2nd and 3rd Speakers were Thad and Felicia Odom.
Despite some serious computer issues – we got the presentation going!
Thad and Felicia, along with being my business partners for 8 or so years, are also great friends. Despite Thad working 50 to 70 hours a week as Director of Systems Sustainment Management Directorate for Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama and Felicia running a real estate brokerage firm AND having a securities and insurance business on the side, Thad and Felicia not only invested in real estate but they also rehabbed real estate. Together they built up an extremely nice retirement collection of rental properties and now in their early 50’s, they are retired and traveling.
There was plenty of time for networking, in fact, we ended up staying until 9:30 or so. We then moved the meeting to the meeting after the meeting for pizza and beer.
It was a fantastic day of learning and networking! Robyn ended up staying an extra hour and half to answer questions. We learned how to quick turn houses that need renovations into fast cash in today’s fast paced market!
Robyn Thompson is the nation’s leading expert on buying properties from motivated sellers at deep discounts, renovating them at lightning speed and selling them quickly for huge chunks of cash.
Robyn has rehabbed over 364 properties in her 16 years of investing.
She taught us:
Robyn started 16 years ago with no job and $500. She now runs 5 high profit businesses that have produced millions of dollars in assets and she will share all of her business techniques on how to run a business like a business not a hobby so we can all make more money and work less hours.
She gave everyone 2 of her fantastic CDs: The 21 deadliest mistakes that real estate investors make and Hire the Best and Fire the Rest.
Call or Text us
Camille - 850-692-9449
Mark - 850-792-5963