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Come and check us out. Join us on Meetup and your First Meeting is Free! Meet the most active group of real estate investors in Chicago. We eat, sleep and dream real estate. If real estate is your passion, hobby, occupation you are in the right place. We have put together a group of real estate investors on steroids. THIS IS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE GROUP OF REAL ESTATE INVESTORS YOU WILL EVER MEET. We build friends, forge relationships and form great partnerships. In life or in business its about great partnerships. We are a group of passionate, fired up and excited real estate investors. From newbies to long time investors all are welcome. Come learn, contribute, share, partner & grow. Real estate is a team sport and we are helping change lives one home at a time. We have created the most dynamic community of real estate investors in the local area. Our goal is to help contribute in your growth and for our members to be able to help the next generation of real estate investors become even more successful at a faster rate than ever before. Our core value is reflected as follows: "ONLY SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM, TEACH, ENJOY BEING AROUND OR CAN PROFIT WITH". From private lenders, hard money lenders, flippers, cash flow kings & queen we have them all in our band of real estate nuts.

Upcoming events (5+)

Understanding Financing (Residential, Commercial, & Private Loans)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville - Mundelein

When Asked What The Reason Why You Are Not Investing? #1 reason given - Lack Of Money To Invest There is over $18.2 trillion in total retirement assets sitting and most real estate investors struggle to find a mere $50 to 250K to invest in deals. So why don't you have the capital to invest. Bad credit, New to investing, No Track Record are the most commonly given reasons. Yet the truth is that none of these are true. The truth is that 99.9% of wannabe investors or even real estate investors with experience do not know how to present their deals to potential investors. It's a fairly simple 5 step process. 1. Find a Great Deal 2. Mitigate your private money lenders risk 3. Show proper due diligence 4. Learn the language of money 5. Understand the paperwork It's 5 step proven formula that has helped us raise over $10 Million in capital. We will break down the formula for you. All you have to do is copy the exact steps as we lay them out and repeat for yourself. The question is not if it works. We know it works. The only question is whether you are willing to come and learn. At the Northbrook meeting we will do a point by point breakdown of the formula. Bring a notebook and get ready to take lots of good notes. FREE MEETING! REMINDER: ChicagoREIA.org- Libertyville Thursday, May 23rd- 6:30pm (Check-In / Networking starts at 6:00pm) Understanding Financing (Residential Commercial, & Hard Money) DoubleTree Mundelein / Libertyville 510 IL-Route 83, Mundelein, IL 60060 ChicagoREIA.org- Mundelein is a subgroup of the largest Real Estate Investors Association in Chicago. The best part is that we are #1 in terms of member productivity. Attendance at the ChicagoREIA subchapter meeting is FREE. At ChicagoREIA.org our goal is to Listen, Learn, Share, Grow and Leave The World A Better Place Than We Found It. See You at the Meeting! The ChicagoREIA.org Team

Investing Done Right- Start Small in Order to Grow Big

Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook

Property Stacking is all about building Critical Mass. At this meeting we will cover the art and science behind accumulating a large portfolio of properties. Wholesales and Flips can make you anywhere from $200,000 - $1,000,000 per year. The day you stop working your income goes to zero. It’s a job where the harder you work and the harder you run, the more money you can make. Assuming the market conditions cooperate. On the other hand Rental properties that are paid off is ultimate wealth. It’s a wealth that keeps on giving month, after month, after month. Whether you are in Chicago or traveling around the world. Property stacking is about buying 5 properties with in 2 years and paying them all off in 7. At this meeting we will cover the following 1. Building a million dollar portfolio in 2 years or less 2. How to scale up at a fast pace starting with very little money or credit 3. Strategies to find business partner to help you grow 4. How to present your number and figures so others want to be a part of your business 5. How to buy low rehab right and get your deal refinanced 6. How to do proper due diligence? 7. How to get ready for the closing? 8. 5 critical steps before you ever go to a closing 9. Understanding the Closing/HUD statement 10. How much do you actually pay for each service at the closing? 11. Do you know what your attorney is charging when you order title? 12. Cost when buying a property and selling a property and how to save thousands of dollars. This meeting is packed full of information so make sure you bring a pad and paper. FREE MEETING! REMINDER: ChicagoREIA.org- Northbrook Tuesday, June 4th- 6:30pm (Check-In / Networking starts at 6:00pm) Investing Done Right- Start Small In Order to Grow Big Crowne Plaza 2875 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062 ChicagoREIA.org- Northbrook is a subgroup of the largest Real Estate Investors Association in Chicago. The best part is that we are #1 in terms of member productivity. Attendance at the ChicagoREIA subchapter meeting is FREE. See You at the Meeting! The ChicagoREIA.org Team

Ultimate Rehabbing Workshop- Vendor Showcase

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook

The biggest bottleneck in any successful real estate investors career, is the number of rehabs they can do on time on budget at any given time. At this meeting we will cover the following. • Developing a Detailed Scope of Work • Setting up a budget before starting a rehab • Understanding Cost Breakdowns for each item when rehabbing • Dealing with villages and municipalities. • Understanding how to work with subcontractors • How and when to pay subcontractors • Understanding Risk Management on construction sites • Rehabbing differences between high priced neighborhoods vs. challenging areas Bring a pad of paper and a pencil and get ready to take notes, After that we will be doing a vendor showcase, bringing in the areas best of the best when it comes to your needs for rehabbing a property. REMINDER: ChicagoREIA.org- Oak Brook Wednesday, June 5th- 6:30pm (Check-In / Networking starts at 6:00pm) Ultimate Rehabbing Workshop & Vendor Showcase DoubleTree- 1909 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523 ChicagoREIA.org- Oak Brook is a subgroup of the largest Real Estate Investors Association in Chicago. The best part is that we are #1 in terms of member productivity. Attendance at the ChicagoREIA subchapter meeting is FREE. At ChicagoREIA.org our goal is to Listen, Learn, Share, Grow and Leave The World A Better Place Than We Found It. See You at the Meeting! The ChicagoREIA.org Team

Starting from Scratch - When You Don't Hold all the Cards

Naperville Public Library 95th Street Library

Whether you’re a beginner just getting your feet wet, or you already took that leap into your real estate investing career this meeting is for you. We are going to dive deep on what it really takes to start from scratch in the real estate world. How can you gather all the information and pieces to the puzzle in a short period of time. Much like the stock market, in real estate we’re always skulking and waiting, ready to pounce on what we believe is the perfect time to jump into the market. I’m here to tell you --- don’t keep waiting. You can spend the next few years waiting for the perfect time. You must take action – any kind of action, it just doesn’t matter which kind. At this meeting we will cover the following 1. Building a million dollar portfolio in 2 years or less 2. How to scale up at a fast pace starting with very little money or credit 3. Strategies to find business partner to help you grow 4. How to present your number and figures so others want to be a part of your business 5. How to buy low rehab right and get your deal refinanced 6. How to do proper due diligence? 7. How to get ready for the closing? 8. 5 critical steps before you ever go to a closing 9. Understanding the Closing/HUD statement 10. How much do you actually pay for each service at the closing? 11. Do you know what your attorney is charging when you order title? 12. Cost when buying a property and selling a property and how to save thousands of dollars. This meeting is packed full of information so make sure you bring a pad and paper. REMINDER: ChicagoREIA.org- Naperville Sunday, June 9th- 6:30pm (Check-In starts at 6:00pm) Starting from Scratch - When You Don't Hold all the Cards Naperville Public Library 3015 Cedar Glade Drive Naperville, IL 60564 Chicagoreia.org - Naperville is a subgroup of the largest Real Estate Investors Association in Chicago. The best part is that we are #1 in terms of member productivity. Attendance at the ChicagoREIA subchapter meeting is FREE. At ChicagoREIA.org our goal is to Listen, Learn, Share, Grow and Leave The World A Better Place Than We Found It. See You at the Meeting! The ChicagoREIA.org Team

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What's Hot & What's Not- Investing in the Chicago Market

Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago-Downtown

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