Entrepreneurs frequently hear that they must work on the business rather than in it to continually grow. The same holds true for real estate investment. On Sept. 28, school teacher-turned-investor Brittney Calloway – who raised $8.4 million in private funding in just two years - will share her recipe for success at the Diversified Real Estate Investor Group's monthly meeting.

Calloway will discuss implementing systems and onboarding assistants to help investors automate their real estate investment business, as well as their marketing efforts.

She will also discuss how she got started in, and soon dominated, the wholesaling, landlording and home rehabbing markets.

A former special education teacher in Washington, D.C., Calloway was introduced to the real estate business after trying to assist families of her students, who were being evicted or whose homes were going into foreclosure. She quit her full-time job to pursue real estate investment and has since founded her own company, Top Notch Consulting, LLC.

If you go

The meeting is free and open to members and first-time guests. Calloway will also lead an all-day REI Automation workshop on Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Talamore Country Club. Cost is $50 through Sept. 29; or $100 beginning Sept. 30. Registration includes a copy of Calloway's "REI Automation Blueprint," and an REI Automation "VA Cheat Sheets" book. To learn more or to register, click here: http://bit.ly/2wfWzwG