Retirement, Death, & Taxes

Nov 14, 2018 by

Retirement, Death, and Taxes

Free Event November 30 or December 17

9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Join Jessie Herman, Advisor, MBA and Sandy DeFoe, CPA, IRS Enrolled Agent as they guide you through the 2018 tax law changes and end-of-year tax strategies!

Sandy DeFoe will share important aspects of the 2018 tax law that impact you the most, while Jessie Herman will discuss strategies to construct a plan for retirement and your estate that allows the greatest tax benefits.

This Educational Seminar geared toward small businesses and the self employed. How new tax laws affect you. What you need to do now before 12/31/18. Learn about Base 105, HSA, and other ways to save tax money now and in the future with proper balanced portfolios in all phases of your life. How much does it cost to be put in the ground or cremated? Final Expenses vs. Life Insurance. New options for Long Term Care.

Two dates available: November 30th or December 17th.

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Register for GaREIA’s Holiday Party

Nov 13, 2018 by


Join us on Monday December 10 for a Holiday Party!

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Wyndham Atlanta Galleria, 6345 Powers Ferry Rd, Atlanta 30339

Join us to celebrate the holidays, our achievements in the year behind us, and the great things ahead in the New Year of 2019! We will be celebrating the holidays with good food, good friends, and networking with our Business Associate Sponsors!

Tickets are $25 per person, and includes a beautiful holiday buffet dinner ($50 value)!!

Everyone must pre-register for this event by December 3. 

Reserve Your Seat Today!


We are collecting for Toys for Tots.  Feel free to bring a new, unwrapped toy and drop it at the Toys for Tots Collection Box at the party!  The Collection Box is also at the GaREIA Headquarters if you would like to drop off a toy there.

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Qualifying for Commercial & Residential Mortgages

Nov 12, 2018 by





presented by Rick Girgis, Equitable Consulting


What You Will Learn at the Event:

  • How to qualify for a mortgage in the best way
  • Why to use a Schedule C or 1120-s vs. a Schedule E for institutional financing qualifying
  • How long and what the best uses are for a carry forward loss vs. lumping your income in a particular year or years for mortgage qualifying
  • Seniors (62 and older) can attend at no charge and find out about reverse mortgages


Register HERE

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Get Smart with GaREIA – November 12

Oct 26, 2018 by


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Get Smart with Corporate Structure, Income Display Strategy, and Tax Planning with GAREIA

November 12

Networking begins at 6:00 pm

Get Smart with us at the November 12th Georgia Real Estate Investors General Session meeting! We are going to investigate the 2018 tax law changes and how to benefit in tax liability reduction. We are going to discuss your best corporate structure specific to real estate, Income Strategies that meet your goals, and how to benefit from the 2018 tax code opportunities.

Attorney Sam Maguire, Jr will discuss LLCs: Should you form in Georgia, Delaware, or Nevada? Should you have an LLC or better to have a simple CorporationDo transfer of title conversions from individuals to LLC cause problems with due on sale clauses? What are some unintended consequences?

Rick Girgis of Equitable Consulting, Inc. will discuss why use a Schedule C or 1120-s vs. a Schedule E for institutional financing qualifying. How long and the best uses for a carry forward loss vs. lumping your income in a particular year or years for mortgage qualifying.

Steve Laube and Curt Smith will moderate.

Keynote speaker Erik Oliver, from the Cost Segregation Authority, Inc., is flying here from California to explain and discuss the benefits of Cost Segregation accounting, *100% Bonus Depreciation, *1031 Exchanges and the updates to the changes, Qualified Opportunity Zones – New Tax Deferral Programs. Real estate investors need to sharpen your pencils and bring your tax advisers, you may not believe the saving to be had by solving the mysteries behind provisions of the legislation.

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AirBNB Boot camp

Oct 19, 2018 by


GaRElA presents: AirBNB Boot Camp

November 10, 8 am- 2 pm


Airbnb Boot Camp is Coming…

Do you want to start your own Airbnb location but just feel Overwhelmed?
Need to make a little Money Fast for the holidays and beyond?
Have a desire to start your own business to escape the 9 to 5 work week?
Do you love hospitality and want to use your talents to make real money, Fast?
You asked for it and we are delivering an exceptional course THIS FALL!
We are doing this course QUICKLY so you can get your listing up and running to BENEFIT from the holidays and the Super Bowl in Atlanta next year!

Mark your Calendars for Saturday November 10th , 2018:  8am to 2pm

Class teaching from GA REIA’s own AirBNB Expert Jason Sterner
With a Special tour of one of Jason’s Airbnb’s from 1-2pm.

You will learn:

  • How to set up a listing that gets the customers you want.
  • We will discuss the Top 3 secrets most people miss on their listing.
  • How to get 5-star reviews consistently to build credibility on your listing.
  • Jason’s secrets to getting bookings in hours or days after listing and not weeks!
  • Communication tools that will do the work for you and eliminate overwhelm.
  • How to Market and tell the Story for your listing to draw people in.
  • Start to finish set up so there is no guessing what you should do.
  • How to make back the cost of this course in 30 days or less!

You will get:

  • Jason’s most used templates to set your listing up fast including: House Manual Template, Maid Cleaning Checklist Template, STR Start up Cost Calculator Template, and more.
  • A list of Jason’s best messages used to interact with guests and make them feel welcomed.
  • A list of Jason’s best used contacts right here in ATL for Cleanings, Photography, and more!
  • Touring one of Jason’s homes so you can see exactly how he sets up his homes!

Cost: $199 GA REIA Members

          $249 Non-Members

Seating is limited so sign up FAST to reserve your spot!




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