Videos: Now Playing : How to Transition into Real Estate as a Career

One of the 2010 initiatives of REIN, started in 2009 with recording video, is to provide a portion of the recorded videos to the REIN members as a part of membership.

Today we are promoting a full length video available currently only to REIN members.

Titled How to Transition into Real Estate as a Career, this Table Topic was a part of a series focused on the next step for developing a career as a Real Estate Investor. Lynn Cawthorne discussed with Robert his journey in July 2009.

NOTE: REIN members must first be logged in before the link to the video will direct you properly. If you are not logged in you will be directed to a login page, and once logged in you will want to use the link again.

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Fixin’ & Flippin’ in Today’s Real Estate Market – Nashville Main Presentation – June 14th spea

An Unfiltered Q&A with Fellow Investors

REIN Members Ray Burkhalter, Mark Hayes and George Mitchell have mastered the art of fixing and flipping properties. And at the June meeting they will be sharing tips and secrets including:

  • Which improvements add value (and which don’t)
  • Importance of a detailed property inspection
  • Which properties make the best investments
  • How to make the most money when you sell

Ray Burkhalter has been an active Real Estate Investor in Tennessee since 2004 and a real estate agent from 2009. After 12 years working as a mechanical engineer, he made the transition to full time investor in 2008 and opened Sugarbush Investment Group, Inc. with his wife Gail. Together they have purchased over 30 properties using a combination of owner financing and private lenders. They currently own and manage 16 investment properties in Rutherford County. A number of their investments have employed the fix and flip strategy which they continue to use on a limited basis today.

Mark Hayes was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, and is a 1997 graduate of Vanderbilt with a degree in Civil Engineering. From 1997 to 2001, Mark was a project manager for a geotechnical engineering firm. In 2002 he started RE Investing. Mark worked 5 part-time jobs for the next two years to pay the bills & worked on real estate during the day. He has been a full-time Real Estate Investor since January, 2005, having renovated over 35
homes. He currently has 35 rental units but his specialty is rehabbing homes to sell in the West Nashville area. He rehabs 6-8 homes per year.

REIN member George Mitchell made his first real estate purchase when he was 18 years old. He has built new houses, renovated multiple properties from houses to small apartment complexes, and is a licensed real estate agent. George buys, sells, and manages properties throughout Nashville.

[ Nashville June Monthly Meeting Summary ]

Nashville June Monthly Meeting Summary

Monday June 14, 2010 Nashville REIN Monthly Meeting will be held at the REIN Education Center. Future home of this monthly meeting will be announced as soon as we can.

Main Presentation: [7:00p]

Fixin’ & Flippin’ in Today’s Real Estate Market
– An Unfiltered Q&A with Fellow Investors.

  • Geo Mitchell
  • Mark Hayes
  • Ray Burkhalter

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Table Topics: [5:45p]

  • The Appraisal Business: What affect an appraisals positively and negatively – Danny Wiley
  • How will the flooding affect loans and rates? What is going on in the mortgage world and why are rates changing – Al Murad

Seasoned Investor Group: [4:15p]

  • EPA Lead Based Paint – Kenneth Bakari
  • Wheelin’ and Dealin’ – a time of networking & deal making. Bring deals or come looking for them.

Webteam Testing – The Successful Path to Investing

We are testing out some systems to try to get videos online.
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Hal Wilson passes away

REIN Members past and present extend their deepest sympathies to the family of Hal Wilson.  Hal lost his battle with cancer peacefully in the early morning of April 16, 2010.

Hal Wilson, one of the Founding Fathers of REIN, had a great influence on us through his kind words, timely advice, and his love for teaching.

Hal also founded Christians With Cancer where he has his story.  Hal also blogged some of his thoughts, experiences, and ideas at for many years.

Hal was a pillar in our community and changed many lives.  He will be missed.

Visitation: Sunday, April 18th 2:00-6:00 pm at St. Henry’s Church – 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 [map]

Funeral: Monday, April 19th 12:00 noon at St. Henry’s [map] with the burial following.

In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to Preston Taylor Ministries, 4014 Indiana Ave. Nashville; and Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson St., Nashville.

Please share your thoughts, prayers, and stories in the comments below.