So much of what we learn about real estate is strategic: HOW do I [find deals, get money, manage tenants, do renovations].

And that’s all important, but if you want to build a profitable, sustainable, and FUN real estate career, it’s JUST as important to step back and ask bigger questions, like:
• “Am I sure that I’m focusing my time and efforts on the right things?”
• “Is the strategy I’m pursuing the right fit for me, in the long run?”
• “Am I building a business that supports my bigger vision for my life, or one that’s going to consume all of my time and energy?”
• “Am I loving what I’m doing, or do I do it just for the money?”

Here’s a big secret that goes against the grain of what you may believe about real estate success: it’s not about who you are, or where you came from, or how hard you hustle. It’s about doing what most people don’t: thoughtfully, intentionally designing a business that fits your vision, your lifestyle, your passions, and your personality.
Shaun McCloskey has been helping some of the highest-level real estate investors and gurus in the country do exactly that for over a decade, and now he’s making a very rare association appearance to help US have a more prosperous AND joyful 2020.

You’ll leave this meeting knowing:
• Why goal setting alone doesn’t work. Not for ANYONE.
• Why making business plans based on financial considerations alone is the certain death of your business
• Why working more hours in your business probably makes you LESS productive
• How to create a strategic game plan for your business that will ACTUALLY get you from where you are now to where you want to be in just 6-12 months, not years or decades, like it takes most people

Start the decade off right, with the tools you need to envision and build not just the business, but the LIFE that creates the meaning, impact, fulfillment, and prosperity you’ve always dreamed of.

We live in an age where there’s literally information and training everywhere. From association meetings to podcasts to YouTube to FaceBook, you can’t turn around without being exposed to the latest and greatest “wow factor” strategy or “new wisdom”.
With all that success advice right at our fingertips, why is it that according to Inc. Magazine, more than 85% of people today don’t like what they do for a living? How can it be that the majority of Americans wake up every Monday morning dreading going to their place of business?

One clue is in the nature of the message that much of the modern-day success literature promotes:

• “You should be outworking everyone around you”
• “You can manifest anything you want”
• “You have all the power to control everything”
• “Being rich and unhappy is better than being broke and unhappy”
• “The purpose of a business is to be profitable”

I bet you’ve heard every one of these things, and they certainly have their attraction. But I ask you, does any of it mesh with your experience in the real world? Or have you observed, in yourself and others, that the opposite of each of these things is usually the truth?

I’ve coached many men and women over the years that have reached what most would consider “the pinnacle of success” only to wake up saying, “is this it? Please tell me there’s more to life than this!” And invariably, what I found in coaching and getting to know these people is that they all built businesses designed for what today’s “wisdom” is the measure of success, which is to be profitable. But the word “profit” encompasses many things, and certainly goes far deeper than just financial gain.

Bottom line is, real estate investors don’t end up feeling satisfied by creating a business that spits out money every month, no matter how much money that is.

Don’t get me wrong, your business should—in fact, must, make money. But building a business the right way means embracing much more than just financial gain. I haven’t met anyone to date, if they’re being completely honest, that has been fulfilled by financial gain alone, and when they get to the point where they’ve achieved ‘success’ by every measure of today’s ‘success wisdom’, they find that it doesn’t come with the happiness they looked forward to. And then they have to start the process of figuring out what WILL make them happy, and having to painfully restructure a business that’s already a juggernaut.

So my question to you is, if you don’t already have a profitable-but-unfullfilling business, why not build one right from the beginning that is wildly profitable financially and fulfills who you are as a person as well? If you’re going to spend the time to build something, you might as well build something you’re going to love every day as well, right?

Sounds awesome, right? But the next obvious question is, “HOW? How do I begin to build a business where I wake up each day and jump out of bed – completely excited for what’s to come?”

The first step is, forget financial projections, and the law of attraction, and “crushing it”, and get a meaningful, moving vision. One that doesn’t just talk about how much money you’ll make, but about how you’ll give back to your community. One that doesn’t just say what kind of vacations you’ll take, but how you’ll set up your life to work a tiny fraction of the hours most real estate entrepreneurs do, so that you’ll have time to take them. One that envisions not just how prosperous you’ll be, but how impactful you’ll be in the world.

Learning what it means to have a vision – especially a business vision – has without a doubt been the most life changing set of business principles I’ve ever had the privilege of sharing, with others and enacting in my own life, so I hope to see you at the January 11th REIN meeting, where I’ll walk you through exactly what’s changed my life, and that of hundreds of other highly, and TRULY, successful real estate investors.

Our January meeting will be held both in person and online to better accommodate our members. Shaun’s presentation will be broadcast on screen at the Oak Hill Assembly location and simultaneously online on January 11th starting at 6:00 PM.

Sign up online at www.reintn.org/calendar

December EXPO In Person!

DATE: Monday, December 14th
TIME: 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Oak Hill Assembly, 5200 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220

Our annual trade show is almost here, and it’s in person!
Mark your calendar for December 14th and get ready for free doorprizes, giveaways, gift cards, and $1,000 given away in cash!

FREE for everyone to attend! Reserve your ticket online now at www.reintn.org/expo

What should you bring to the expo?

  • Face mask or covering, we will be following CDC regulations and procedures.
  • Business cards to enter our drawings, enter as many as you want! Winners will be drawn throughout the night, you do NOT need to be present to win, but you need to show up to enter.
  • A friend to join you, entrance is FREE!

Build Your A-Team at REIN’s EXPO Trade Show

On December 14, learn what the big dogs know about how to build out your “A” team. Come meet the highly recommended vendors you need to go to the next level or get your business launched and network with the top players and investors in the real estate game.

Our Annual Event is THE place to meet the best vendors and investors in the country to build and grow your investment business to higher, more profitable levels. Massive cash grand prize drawing, plus nearly 100 other prize giveaways, your chances of winning are excellent, just for showing up.

REIN works hard to bring high-level connections together through strategic networking opportunities. Don’t miss out on this unique event where the best in the business are brought to you. If you thought you had the A-Team before, wait until you meet these people.

Get a chance to meet with celebrity investors, featuring pros in new construction, rehab, property management, contracting, lending and networking. Get hooked up with everyone you need from your termite guy to your next big lender. Meet the men and women who make real estate investors successful. Trades. Products. Services. Funds. Tangible and intangibles to keep your business blowing and growing.

It all starts with relationships… people helping people. Meet some of the best at your REIN Expo.

Did we mention the 2 FREE cash drawings of $500 each, the FREE gift card giveaways and door prize drawings? Bring your business cards as your entry tickets into each of these drawings, enter as many as you want!

Register now at this link to make sure you have an online ticket reserved – www.reintn.org/expo

November Main Event


Jason Roberts & Rachel Schneider
November 9TH, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Register HERE

We have invited Jason Roberts and Rachel Schneider, top real estate investor and national speakers, to come share their marketing strategies that have helped them flip over 400 homes. Jason and Rachel have tried every marketing technique and found out what really works and what doesn’t so you don’t have to!

At Our Weeknight Event You Will Learn:
• How to make $30K in 30 days
• Increasing your closings by 60%
• The 4 unique ways to reach sellers
• How to close deals

They decided to make a big change…and take charge of their own destiny by opening a mortgage company. They eventually built that business into a multimillion-dollar company, where they closed over 3,000 real estate transactions.

Then the market crashed and they had to find a new way to use their real estate talents. That’s when they went into real estate investing and started down a new path. Implementing the real estate strategies, they honed over time, they have since closed well over 400 real estate transactions, including pre-foreclosures, short sales, wholesales, probates, and all other types of deals.

They then decided to make another big change and start sharing their knowledge with other investors. They now run a top coaching program with the nation’s leading investors, own a profitable hard money lending company with over 2 million dollars in loans out to their coaching students at any given time, and continue to be co-owners of their local REIA…all while continuing to flip houses using the exact systems they teach!
Jason and Rachel will walk you through their marketing secrets so you can be successful also!

Sign up now HERE
Not a member? Join our network www.reintn.org/join

October Main Event

How To Earn 5 Figures A Month Wholesaling In A Recession

Vena Jones-Cox


Here at Real Estate Investors of Nashville it’s our job to keep you up to date on the best ways to make money in real estate, no matter what’s happening ‘out there’.

And this month, we’re doing that by bringing you one of the most experienced wholesalers in the U.S., to share her experiences and advice about building your wholesaling business during the very-different 2020 and 2021 markets.

Vena has an all-new presentation that will show you:

• Why wholesaling may be the strategy that saves you in a tough economy (it saved her in 2008-2010, and she’ll show you how)
• What’s going to be very different about the next 24 months or so for wholesalers. Hint: it’s who your best buyers are.
• The one skill that will make or break your wholesaling income right now
• What’s happening with sellers right now: they’re selling, but for different reasons than before
• Why it’s more important than ever WHEN you get paid your assignment fee
• Plus, she’ll answer questions about the current market!

This meeting is ONLINE, so you need a link to join us on October 12th at 6:00 PM; get that at www.reintn.org/calendar and spend your evening with us, learning to prosper in the coming ‘down’ market!

Every attendee gets a free copy of Vena’s detailed “Wholesaling Process” system, so make sure you’re there!


September Main Event, The Necessary Art of Estimating Rehab Costs

The Necessary Art of Estimating Rehab Costs Right – with Jerry Fink


This month, we’re taking the opportunity presented by online meetings for a giant meeting on Monday, September 14th, on a topic EVERY real estate investor, wholesaler, private lender, and landlord needs to know about.

We’ll share info about the overall market, what deals look like in Tennessee, and more…Plus, you’ll get the excellent, up-to-the-minute instruction you’re here for…all without starting your car…
Because this meeting is via GoToMeeting, you MUST pre-register on the REIN website to get your link to join!

Here’s what you’ll find out when you join us:

6:00-6:40  RE 101 Early Workshop

6:45-7:00  Market Update with REIN President Elliott Hallum, what’s happening with prices, inventory, and sales in Nashville and around the mid-state and what to expect in the months to come.

7:00-9:00 The Main Event – The (Necessary) Art of Estimating Rehab Costs RIGHT with Jerry Fink
In any market, estimating rehab costs is an important skill. But in a cold market, it’s a CRUCIAL one, because you don’t have rising house prices and desperate buyers to save you from a mistake.

We ALL have to have this skill if we want to make good offers and good deals: retailers, of course, but also wholesalers, landlords, even note buyers and private lenders, have to have a keen understanding of the cost to bring their properties (or their buyer’s properties, or their security) into good condition.

At this meeting, super-experienced landlord (as in, bought his first rental in 1986) / retailer (as in, has managed well over 200 rehabs, including a 100 unit apartment building) Jerry Fink will share:

• The steps to tackling the rehab estimation process: what to do BEFORE you make an offer, how to write an offer so you can get out of it if you’re wrong, and what to do AFTER the offer is accepted to make sure you got it right before you close

• The differences between estimating costs on a rental vs. a bread-and-butter rehab vs. a move-up rehab (they can be as much as 50%, no kidding)

• Why you ALWAYS assume that you, or your buyer, or your borrower, will hire professionals and pull permits, even if that’s not what you’d do

• How to stay on top of rehab costs as they change, as they always do in chaotic times

• Actual costs of all the major rehab categories: roofs, gutters, windows, drywall, kitchens, baths, and more…

In fact, everyone who ATTENDS will get a rehab ‘cheat sheet’ of all costs of typical rehab items broken down by category! If you’re not there, don’t even ask: Jerry usually only releases this to people who’ve paid him a bunch of money for his services, and this is his special #CrisisBlessing for attendees only!

Do we even need to say it? You need to be glued to your computer or tablet on September 14th for this…

Not a REIN member? Join now at www.reintn.org/join