August Main Event

How I’d Make A Million In 5 Years, Starting From Scratch

The Main Event 6:00 – 9:00 PM

6:00 PM Real Estate 101

This month Roger Poulin will interview real estate investor and the owner of Tennessee Home Inspectors, Aaron Schroer.  We will learn about when to get a home inspection and what to do when you can’t. What are some of the things you really need to look out for, and what are some of the things you can let slide? Don’t be late for this information-packed session on Monday, August 10th at 6 PM.

7:00 PM Main Event


Join us for the Millionaire Panel Discussion with some of our most experienced members. They’ll share how they’d make a million bucks in 5 years if they had to start all over again – with all their current knowledge and experience. Between them, they have close to 100 years experience and thousands of transactions (and mistakes) under their belts. It’s that experience they’ll use to tell YOU about the best ways to make money WITH money – or WITHOUT money, the resources you need to gather NOW, the roads to NOT go down, what to avoid, how to navigate today’s post-corona market, and more.

This meeting is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to gather hard-won, in-the-trenches advice from people who have reached the summit you’re climbing toward now.

Joining us will be Sam Warf, Courtney McCoy, Dale Hire, Josephine Saffert, and Roger Poulin


What The Federal Reserve Knows About Real Estate / Laurel Graefe, Executive of the Nashville Federal Reserve Branch

Monday July 13th, 6:00 PM online

REGISTER HERE to join us!

Pretty much anything that happens in real estate is tied to the general economy, the strength of the economy, and banking conditions. But what does that mean to you? Join us Monday, July 13th, as we hear from Laurel Graefe, and get the inside scoop on real estate and the Federal Reserve.

What are the risks today that investors should consider?
What segments of the market now are vulnerable?
How do the actions of the Fed affect real estate?
How does the economy affect the decisions the Fed makes?
How does the Fed get the information it uses to make policy?
What’s going on in the economy today?

Laurel Graefe (pronounced gray·fee) is the Regional Executive at the Nashville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. As the senior officer leading the Federal Reserve in Nashville, she is responsible for the Branch’s board of directors and economic research activities, oversees its economic and financial education programs, and advises on monetary policy. Her work gathering and synthesizing insight from Tennessee business executives and community leaders brings Main Street perspectives to national monetary policy deliberations.

Laurel represents the Fed in regular speeches about current economic conditions, the economic outlook, and the functions and history of the U.S. central bank. Her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and MarketWatch, among others, and has been featured on National Public Radio. She is also coauthor of The Handbook of Oil Politics, published by Routledge.

Prior to assuming her current position, Laurel served as director of the Nashville Branch’s Regional Economic Information Network and held a number of positions with the Atlanta office of the Federal Reserve, including as a director and economic policy specialist overseeing inflation and energy market analysis for the research department. She joined the Bank in 2005 specializing in international economics and labor market analysis.

So what topics will Laurel cover on Monday July 13th?

  • A short primer on the Federal Reserve and monetary policy
  • Current Employment conditions
  • Updates on the strength of consumer spending
  • The state of business vitality and business investments
  • Risks to the economic outlook
  • Risks to inflation – upside vs. downside
  • Data from the Personal Consumption Index and how it affects you



June 8th, 7:00 – 9:30 PM Online

Alan Cowgill is an author and nationally recognized speaker and consultant on private lending for real estate investing. Alan got his start as a real estate investor in 1995, and has a created a system to buy 5 to 7 houses per month, which he has used to do hundreds of real estate transactions. Alan looks for the “Win – Win” situations, where the seller, the lender, and the eventual homeowner can all “Win”.

Alan will show you how you can get the money you need to buy single-family houses, commercial buildings, apartment complexes, or luxury homes, regardless of your credit or financial situation.

Alan will cover what private lenders are, how to find them, and the key lessons on how to work with them. He will share his proven and powerful luncheon techniques, as well as the best and least expensive ways to find the private lenders you will need to fund your real estate deals.

Alan will reveal these crucial 5 steps to success:
Build Credibility
Generate Leads
Secure Private Lenders
Buy/ Sell Property
Pay Day

Alan is going to show you how to pre-screen your prospects and the “Magic” words to get them to commit. He will also talk to you about scripts you should use when talking to people you know, and their voicemails. He will show you how to have unlimited funds to do all your deals. You will be able to close on houses in a few days. You can have contingency money in case something comes up that you need to repair. And he will show you how to do all of this with no monthly payments.

You make all the rules in this system, so don’t miss this impressive presentation. After Alan shows you how to find private lenders, you can kiss your competitors goodbye.

REIN Members: Free
Guests and non-members: $35

Registration required to get login link 1 hour before meeting.

Interested in our member only meetings? Give REIN a try for $75 for three months of all access to meetings and online presentations.

May Main Event – Pete Fortunato / Swap Your Way to Wealth

This will be an online meeting so you MUST register now!

Why use dollars to get what you want, when you can use agreements?

How to Swap Your Way to Wealth

              You’ve heard the story about the Canadian who started with a paperclip and traded and traded and traded until he ended up with a house, right? (No? Here’s the Wikipedia Page about it).

              That’s pretty much how Pete Fortunato has lived his entire life: trading used cars for options on houses, trading free and clear houses for better houses with mortgages, trading time shares for notes, and dozens of other examples.

              In fact, Pete likes swapping just about anything for just about anything, as long as it doesn’t involve having to have actual (taxable, inflation-susceptible) dollars.

              Instead, he likes to find out what other people REALLY want (“A working car for my daughter!”) and give it to them, instead of what they SAY they want, but really don’t (“To sell this house”) in exchange for what HE wants (an option to buy said house in the distant future)

              Yeah, it’s all pretty sophisticated and advanced…until you understand that all you’re really doing in finding out what other people want, and getting it for them, and profiting in the process.

              And that’s exactly what you’ll learn at REIN’s May 11th Main Event: the art of ‘exchanging’ (not in the 1031 way where you have time limits and a IRS restrictions, but in the people-to-people way where you use what you have, or can get, to get what you need so that you can get what you want.)

              Oh, heck, we can’t explain it. Just be there. You’ll be so, so happy that you did. But you need to register below to get the link to join us…

April Main Event – How to Structure a GREAT Deal in a Chaotic Market – with special guest Bill Cook

We’re continually told that to reach our full potential as real estate investors, we must think outside the box. At the beginning of Bill’s discussion, he’ll explain why this often given advice is dead wrong. It’s not about working outside of some box that counts. To reach our full potential as creative dealmakers, we must realize there is no box!

Why spend your valuable time attending this month’s meeting?

Here are three common problems that will be resolved:
• Are you tired of beating your head against the there’s-too-much-competition-out-there wall?
• Is the only tool in your creative-deal-structuring toolbox a big damn hammer? By “big damn hammer,” I mean you only know how to make 70-cents-on-the-dollar offers?
• Frustrated at the cost of sending all those mailers that rarely -IF EVER – get you to the seller’s kitchen table?
• Let’s add a fourth reason: Are you thinking about quitting? Don’t quit!

Look, becoming a successful real estate investor is simple…but it’s not easy!

Remember: Our job as real estate investors is not to buy, sell or rent houses. Our job is to help people solve their real estate problems. Want to be a successful real estate investor? Then don’t go out looking for deals. Instead, find people to help and problems to solve!

Here are five topics Bill will cover during the meeting:
• You’ll see the fastest, cheapest and most effective way to get face-to-face with sellers, and the best way to make written offers.
• You’ll see several ways to creatively find, structure and fund solutions that solve people’s real estate problems.
• You’ll see how to make 5 to 10 written offers a day.
• You’ll see how to get 8 out of 10 sellers to invite you into their home.
• You’ll learn how to make T-bar and Teeter-totter written offers, and why they are the best written offers to make. (Sometimes a seller’s why is more important than their how much!)

At the REIN meeting, as we talk about creative deal structuring, here are the structures you’ll see:
• Using a buy-back option to sell a property for well below market value and still get your full asking price – or a lot more than your full asking price – when the deal completes!
• Selling a flip property for top dollar by foreclosing on yourself. (You read this right!)
• Buying a property and keeping the seller’s mortgage in place by agreeing to make the seller’s mortgage payment, on the seller’s mortgage, for the seller, until the seller’s mortgage is paid off.

As we look at the deals above, you’ll learn how each was found, structured, funded, and once bought, what was done to turn it into a mailbox money machine. Speaking of finding deals, you’ll see the fastest, cheapest and most effective way to get face-to-face with sellers. Which marketing technique will get you to sellers’ kitchen tables 80% of the time? Simple answer: Knocking on the seller’s door! I know, lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Bill Cook has made his living knocking on homeowners’ doors for nearly 50 years. Bill and Kim’s real estate investing business was built square on the back of knocking on sellers’ doors. Bill is one of the best and most experienced door knockers in the country. His door knocking technique must be seen to be believed!

Finally, here are a number of questions Bill promises to answer during the meeting:
• Why is getting face-to-face with sellers so important to success?
• When meeting with sellers, why should it be about them and not you?
• What’s the most important question to ask a seller?
• Why are T-bar and Teeter-totter Offers so much more effective than Purchase and Sale Contracts?
• What’s the best way to learn how to creatively construct and fund deals?
• What are Starters, Estate Builders and Enders, and why should they work together to get deals done?
• When a seller calls, what two questions should you ask?
• What’s the best website to go to to determine a property’s value?
• What’s the most you should pay for a property and still make the deal work? (The answer to this question is guaranteed to rock your world!!!)
• When an investor is failing, what two questions does Bill ask to determine the root of their problem?

**Bill Cook will be holding an online meeting, please check your email for updates and links to REIN’s online meetings. Links will also be posted to the REIN Facebook Group.