New investor (Atlanta)

14 Replies | Atlanta, Georgia

Hey Everyone,

I'm LaRhonda looking to begin my Real Estate investing journey here in Atlanta by years end! Currently, taking this venture alone. With not too many family, friends, mentors, or colleagues that are interested in real estate investing. Something I've been heavily interested in for ever, and finally in a position to jump in!

Any recommendations of local real estate investing groups to join in the area? Potential investors in the area to connect with, learn from?

Recommended Real Estate agents (Familiar with working with investors)?

General Advice?

I'm huge on gaining and obtaining knowledge, but I know the best teacher is experience!! Looking forward to the journey and has set a personal goal to purchase my first investment property by year end! I'm excited!

Originally posted by @Michaela G. :

Join Georgia REIA or/and Atlanta REIA

Thanks! do you have a preference of one over the other based on resources and information? Or is it simply geographical with Georgia REIA focused across the state vs Atlanta REIA focused in the Atlanta and Metro areas? I'd love to join both, but will more than likely start with one.

I've been member of GA REIA off and on since early 90's, when there was no Atlanta REIA, so, I can't tell you much about the 2nd one. If you join GA REIA, join some subgroups, because there are fewer people and makes networking easier.

@LaRhonda M

Georgia REIA is a great one to join. I would also join any Atlanta investment groups on Facebook that you can find just to start building your network and maybe see some examples of properties.

When first starting out it’s important to determine what strategy you are looking to use (fix & flip, buy & hold, etc.). Also what you are trying to get out of your investments, whether it’s just a little extra side income or eventually your primary. At the same time, I would reach out to contractors, lawyers, lenders, etc. to try and establish your team that will assist you along your path.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out!

Alec Granger

New Western Acquisitions

Newwestern.com

Originally posted by @Alec Granger :

@LaRhonda M

Georgia REIA is a great one to join. I would also join any Atlanta investment groups on Facebook that you can find just to start building your network and maybe see some examples of properties.

When first starting out it’s important to determine what strategy you are looking to use (fix & flip, buy & hold, etc.). Also what you are trying to get out of your investments, whether it’s just a little extra side income or eventually your primary. At the same time, I would reach out to contractors, lawyers, lenders, etc. to try and establish your team that will assist you along your path.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out!

Alec Granger

New Western Acquisitions

Newwestern.com


Thank you Alec!! I will probably be joining Georgia REIA soon (today)! My strategy will be the buy and hold route for cashflow. Interested in single family and multi-family properties in the area! I know that Atlanta is very hot right now for investors so leaning how to strategically compete will be the most challenging part of it all.

Originally posted by @Michaela G. :

I've been member of GA REIA off and on since early 90's, when there was no Atlanta REIA, so, I can't tell you much about the 2nd one. If you join GA REIA, join some subgroups, because there are fewer people and makes networking easier.

Joining now! Thanks! 

@LaRhonda M

I just started my real estate journey in Atlanta! Assuming everything goes alright from here, closing on August 23! First one and I’m out of state. I’m hoping Atlanta is a good area. I finally decided to jump in, so I’ll let you know how my experience is as I move along!

@LaRhonda M Go to a few GA REIA meetings as mentioned, in my opinion the sub groups are more valuable than the main meeting. Also come to the Atlanta REI Meetup that happens once a month, it is held the last Wednesday of every month at the Ivy in Buckhead. It is an even better value than the REIA's in my opinion as it is completely free. They have over 1000 members on the facebook page and typically have 100+ members show up in person. Always great speakers and incredible networking opportunities. Here is the link for this months meetup https://www.biggerpockets.com/forums/521/topics/725248-july-2019-atlanta-rei-meetup 

Originally posted by @Tyler Hampton :

@LaRhonda M

I just started my real estate journey in Atlanta! Assuming everything goes alright from here, closing on August 23! First one and I’m out of state. I’m hoping Atlanta is a good area. I finally decided to jump in, so I’ll let you know how my experience is as I move along!

Awesome! Please keep me updated! I hope everything works out! 

Originally posted by @Matthew Nicklin :

@LaRhonda M Go to a few GA REIA meetings as mentioned, in my opinion the sub groups are more valuable than the main meeting. Also come to the Atlanta REI Meetup that happens once a month, it is held the last Wednesday of every month at the Ivy in Buckhead. It is an even better value than the REIA's in my opinion as it is completely free. They have over 1000 members on the facebook page and typically have 100+ members show up in person. Always great speakers and incredible networking opportunities. Here is the link for this months meetup https://www.biggerpockets.com/forums/521/topics/725248-july-2019-atlanta-rei-meetup 

Great! thanks for the information! I plan to be there! 

@LaRhonda M There is a free monthly meeting last Wednesday of every month for BiggerPockets members and others (not sponsored by BP). Typically 100-120 people attend. There will be one next Wednesday 7pm at Ivy at the Buckhead. It's called Atlanta REI meetup. I would recommend you start there first.

Place gets full so get there early if you plan to attend. It’s hosted by @Vince Crane.

@Laronda M, welcome to Bigger Pockets.

I recommend GAREIA and the Atlanta REI Meetup.

GAREIA has free monthly educational meetings for different types of real estate investors. For example, new investors, landlords, wholesalers, and flippers. 

The Atlanta REI Meetup is good for networking but they don't have monthly educational meetings like GAREIA.

Do not join Atlanta REIA. They are only focused on selling you something.

Good luck on your real estate journey.