Anyone familiar with both Reia's? I'm looking to invest in the Atlanta metro area and both of these Reia's seem to be recommended here. If you only had to choose one which would you choose and why?
GAREIA is a nonprofit. They help and educate.
Atlanta reia for profit and they are very salesy. They are more focused on selling something to their members. Take a look at their website.
Why choose just one? I have found a lot more value out of free Real Estate Meetups. As Bill mentioned REIAs can be salesy at times, where most of the independent meetups are not. I am not a member of any REIAs but I will occasionally attend one of their subtopic meetings if the topic interest me. They all will allow you to attend just certain meetings and pay for that meeting instead of joining, if that is something you want to do.
You can also attend a session of both GA REIA and Atlanta REIA and you will know which one fits what you are looking for more closely. I did that and had a clear winner.
@Nitin Gupta which one was the winner in your case?
Duane - GA REIA
GAREIA. You can learn a great deal of information, especially if you are a new investor.