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  1. 1. 2013 RE investment News RE investmentinvestmentinvestment NEWSNEWSNEWSSeptember 2013 Volume 1September 2013 Volume 1September 2013 Volume 1 MAREI Newsletter Landlords vsLandlords vsLandlords vs K C M O W a t e rK C M O W a t e rK C M O W a t e r D e p a r t m e n tD e p a r t m e n tD e p a r t m e n t Monthly MeetingMonthly MeetingMonthly Meeting W h a t t o E x p e c tW h a t t o E x p e c tW h a t t o E x p e c t ProfessionalProfessionalProfessional H o u s i n g P r o v i d e rH o u s i n g P r o v i d e rH o u s i n g P r o v i d e r F a s t T r a c k t oF a s t T r a c k t oF a s t T r a c k t o W e a l t h w i t hW e a l t h w i t hW e a l t h w i t h R o n L e G r a n dR o n L e G r a n dR o n L e G r a n d
  2. 2. 2 RE investment News 2013 The Home Depot’s EXCLUSIVE Discounts & MAREI Member BENEFITS FAST IN AND OUT Time is money — we’ll get you back to work quickly.  Dedicated Pro Desk Associates.  Two hour advance order pulling. In Store Hands On—How To Workshops Want to learn How a project is completed. Check out our workshops.  In store workshops each month, check out our website and your local store.  Access step by step video 24-7 on our website—look for our Pro- ject Guide Library 10% Price Guarantee If you find a lower price on identical in-stock item  We will match the price & beat it by 10%.  Excludes special orders & bid pricing and others—see website for complete details. GREAT PRICES JUST FOR PROS We Offer everyday low prices, plus more ways to save on larger or- ders.  You can count on competitive pricing on everything in every de- partment  Volume pricing discounts available on purchases as low as $2,500.  Instant bulk price savings available 1000s of items. MAREIMid-America Association of Real Estate Investors A Real Estate Community MAREI, through it’s partnership with the Home Depot, offers its members a 2% Bi-Annual Rebate on top of any discounts you already receive through the Home Depot & its Pro Desk. Join MAREI Today, and start saving THOUSANDS TODAY . . . Rebates Start Tracking from the Day Registered Forward. Visit MAREI at www.MAREInet.com for more information on Membership Meetings, Discounts on Products and Ser- vices, and education for Real Estate Investors, Landlords, and Industry Service Providers. PRO DESK Get the job done with Help from the Pro Desk.
  3. 3. 2013 RE investment News 3 Sept 2013 PUBLISHER Mid-America Association of Real Estate Investors ADVERTISING INFORMATION 913-815-0111 info@MAREInet.com RE INVESTMENT NEWS IS PUBLISHED IN ASSOCIATION WITH MID-AMERICA ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE INVESTORS 8014 State Line Rd Suite 210 Leawood, KS 66208 www.MAREInet.com 913-815-0111 DISCLAIMER Mid-America Association of Real Estate of Investors and the RE Investment News does not exist to render and does not give legal, tax, economic or investment advice and dis- claims all liability for the action or inaction taken or not as a result of communica- tions from or to its members, officers, directors, employ- ees and contractors. Each individual should consult his/her own counsel, account- ant and other advisors as to legal, tax, economic, invest- ment and related matters con- cerning real estate and other investments. The views and opinions ex- pressed by authors of arti- cles contributed to this newsletter do not necessarily reflect those of the associa- tion, the board of directors or the staff. CONTENT WANTED Are you an expert in a specific area of real estate? MAREI is looking for quality articles relating to real estate both instructional articles as well as success stories to share in the newsletter and or the blog. Also looking for Real Estate Photos as well. Please email Kim@MAREInet.com Or call 913-815-0111.
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  5. 5. 2013 RE investment News 5 Legislative 2013 RE investment News 5 Take Action Donate to the Landlord Legal Fund Today LandlordLegalFund.org 913-963-8900 Landlord Legal Defense Fund Fred J. McGary Operating Manager LL Legal Defense Fund LLC PO Box 266462 6246 Truman Rd Kansas City, MO 64126 913-963-8900 Cell You might remember back in 2003 through 2006 when Neighborhood Preservation (NP) would send Landlords a letter on a property stating a violation that was never witnessed, such as a ten- ant parking in the yard, and after 10 days, NP would fine the Landlord if a car was found in the yard again. The tickets started at $116.00 for the first offense and went up to $1,000.00 after the 3rd offense. That's right, one letter and if the violation happened again a year later, someone parked on the yard, even if it was a different tenant, the Landlord would receive a ticket in the mail for up to $1,000.00 without warning. That was the first time Fred McGary called on Landlords, through Landlords Inc., for donations to fight the city ordinance. The City appealed that case to the Missouri Supreme Court and were de- nied. In short Kansas City Missouri Neighborhood Preservation can no longer send blanket letters but must be specific about each and every case. For example: now they have to show it is the same bag of trash, or car, that was identified in their letter of notification, and this letter has to be sent for every case. If you own property in Kansas City Missouri or are a landlord anywhere in Missouri, this issue will affect YOUR business. Landlords vsLandlords vsLandlords vs KCMO Water DepartmentKCMO Water DepartmentKCMO Water Department Landlords have had round one in their fight againstLandlords have had round one in their fight againstLandlords have had round one in their fight against Billing practices of the Kansas City Missouri WaterBilling practices of the Kansas City Missouri WaterBilling practices of the Kansas City Missouri Water Department.Department.Department. RE Investment News Staff WriterRE Investment News Staff WriterRE Investment News Staff Writer
  6. 6. 6 RE investment News 2013 After trying to work with Landlords Inc of Kansas City, following the refusal of a motion by their attorney, Fred McGary in June of 2012 formed the L.L. LEGAL DEFENSE FUND LLC., with the mission of hiring some of the best law firms in Kansas City to fight city and state, ordinances and statutes, that violate Landlords (LL) legal rights. This was done because city council members decided not listen to Land- lords in Kansas City, even when they showed up by the mass, warning them these types of ordinances would be implemented in a way that would vio- late their rights. The cost to fight each ordinance through the courts, with a good law firm, a "super attorney," can cost be- tween $20,000 and $70,000.00 per or- dinance. L.L. Legal Defense Fund LLC., concentrates on the ordinances that cost Landlord's $1000's of dollars, like ordinance 78-15.1. Ordinance 78-15.1 allows KCMO Water Dept to transfer the water bill from the tenants name to the property owners name and to hold the property owner responsible for the water bill. It does not matter if the property owner or- dered the water service on, or used the water, or any service, but just because they own the property they are getting billed, a monthly service fee (which is a TAX!). The water bill is automatically reverted into your name, whenever KCMO Water determines vacancy. KCMO Water Dept. would not shut off the water in a timely manner, they don't want to, so they charge a $100 shut-off fee, take their time, run up the bill, and in a month or so, they might get the water shut-off. When they do finally shut-off the water, then you are charged a monthly, service (tax) fee. Yes, while the water is turned off, paid $100, then every month while the water is off the owner receives a $30 or so tax bill, they call a service fee. “We have had a couple landlords get a 1st time bill of over $7,000.00, and many with over $2,000 bills.” –Fred McGary The policy of KCMO Water department, according to the Director Terry Leeds, has always been ‘we do not charge Landlords for 3rd party bills.’ Which they do. We have documented this to his department many times. In Nov. 2012, the KCMO Water an- nounced to the public, in writing, they do not charge Landlords for tenants water usage. We have documented they still do. Because as of today, July 2013, they still will transfer the billing into the Landlords name while the ten- ant still occupies the property. KCMO Water has no way to determine legal vacancy. How much money have these ordi- nances cost Landlords? Millions. KCMO Water monthly fees/taxes alone total that. However, there are many other examples of cost: there were two different Landlords, that got a bill over $7000.00 on one of their properties because of this ordinance. There was another Landlord that had over $75,000.00 in damages due to water running down the interior of a 2 Story residential home, for over a month, be- fore the property owner was ever noti- fied. L.L. Legal Defense Fund LLC, has heard many of the horrible stories and with financial help they are taking Legal Action! L.L. LDF LLC, hired Wyrsch, Hobbs, Mirakian, P.C. with super attorney Ste- ve Mirakian as the lead attorney. The city attorney, hired a lawyer from St. Louis. The St. Louis attorney started court by trying to delay the judge’s order, argu- ing that the court’s decision should be only for the one named plaintiff, land- lord, Joe Cangelosi. In rebuttal L.L.’s lawyer argued that all citizens should be included in the case. That everyone knew for over a month, this case was about all citizens in Kansas City. The drawn out debate over this issue con- tinued for over an hour. The St. Louis attorney drawing out every minute as to delay the court. Over 40 landlords that attend court witnessed this when court lasted till 5 pm. Only about 5 people of the 40 were left in court at 5 pm. Then 6 RE investment News 2013 Legislative “Now I have heard the arguments from both sides, from both attorneys on this issue. I feel in the end, the courts will agree this is an illegal tax. Perhaps not in the county court (16th Circuit.) But, I am about 90% confident the final decision will be its a tax not voted on. I am willing to donate 10% of my yearly cost for monthly fees, to pay the lawyers to stop KCMO water fees, which we believe is an illegal tax. How about you? Can you help us with a donation? Now before you answer, figure your savings over 10 years, don't forget to include rate increases over the next 10 years too. . Is a 10% donation now, to pay the lawyer, worth removing this expense? We are out of money. Your donations determine if we will continue.
  7. 7. 2013 RE investment News 7 court was continued again Monday starting at 1:30 pm. The judge finally determined that the courts final judgment will be for all Landlords regarding the monthly fees. Then began the arguments over KCMO Water billing water readiness fees. It was a battle! The city brought witness- es. Their head accountant, the city adviser from Atlanta that spoke on how rates are determined, burning up many hours. What the judged decided in her order of a preliminary injunction is you don't have to pay for any tenant water usage, unless you demand too. We have a preliminary injunction signed by a 16th circuit court judge ordering KCMO bill- ing to stop billing Landlords in certain manners. This order is before we go to trial in the fall, she will decide on other issues, that we have presented and judge if they too should be stopped. The turn off fee has been reduced to $50.00 from $100, and we are not done with this issue, hopefully. That alone is a $50.00 savings every time you order the water off. The water company must give you no- tice anytime the water is transferred into your name, within 5 business days, that is a potential savings of a $1,000.00 water bill, we have seen 2013 RE investment News 7 Legislative If you need to, you can send the money over a couple months, however, if we do not have enough money, then we will have no choice but to dismiss the case and let KCMO Water bill you as they please. The lawyer has charged us just over $25,300.00 to accomplish our goals so far. Only a handful of the 1300 people receiving our email have actually donated the $25,300.00. We need your help now too. We still have two perhaps 3 courts that we await their judgment on these issues too.” ~~ Fred McGary Landlord Legal Defense Fund some as high as $7,000.00. The battle isn’t over yet. There are many remaining issues yet to be ad- dressed. The Three primary issues are: -The monthly fee is a tax and should be stopped and refunded, because it was never voted on by the people. -A proper notification letter would give us advance notification that the water is going to be transferred into our name, 5 business days, anytime the Water Ser- vices Dept transfers the water into our name, vs the current Judges order which seems to only require notification after the water is shut off or turned on at the curb-box, #4. Also we need the past service fees billed to us, dismiss for improper notification. -The shut-off, turn on water fees, are double billing, because the water being turned on and turned off, this cost was already figure in the cost analysis the Water Co did in the month of Feb and no mention of fees was recommend by the city advisers. However, the most expensive issue that is left for the court to decide is: The KCMO Water monthly fee, an illegal tax that should be stopped and refund- ed. This will be appealed to the Mo Supreme Court as the Eastern District Court of Appeals, as the Western Dis- trict court of Appeals seems to disa- gree. The court’s decision will affect every citizen in Kansas City. For every citi- zen connected to the water line gets this bill. As property owners, you will have to pay this fee on every vacant property too, as the fee will be included in the tenants bill when occu- pied. KCMO water will transfer the bill into your name during vacancy and charge you this fee, which if left unchal- lenged, will certainly rise. determine if we will continue. Donate Today LandlordLegalFund.org Call 913-963-8900 10 0 % of Donations go to Attorney
  8. 8. 8 RE investment News 2013 Monthly Meeting What to Expect Many of our guest and new members are unsure as to what to expect at our monthly meeting. Where do I go? What should I bring? What happens? We meet on the First Thursday of the Month at the North Kansas City Community Center at 1999 Iron Street in North Kansas City Missouri. This is located almost directly across the Street from the Police Station on Armour Boulevard. We also meet on the Second Tuesday of the Month at Career Education Systems located on the top floor of Ward Parkway Shopping Center at 8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City Mis- souri. You should prepare a bit to attend this meeting. This is a place to meet people and do deals. So if you offer a product or service, please bring business cards. Have a property for sale, bring a stack of flyers or stack of brochures. We have a general marketing table where all attendees may place a stack of business cards or brochures or flyers. We also sug- gest a small notebook to take notes or a new tech tool to take notes through out the meeting. So what happens. As you walk in we have a check in table. MAREI members will need to check their name off the roster and pull out their name tag and wear it through out the meet- ing. New members and guests will want to check in at the registration table and pay their fees. Note that if you are a first time guest, meaning you have nev- er attended a MAREI meeting before you can use the FREE guest registration in this newsletter. If you are a second time or a third time guest, you will need to pay $25 at the door or save and register online on our calendar of events for $15. Any fees that you pay to attend a meeting can be applied toward a full membership should you join right there at the meeting that night. We also have a bonus for those joining at the meeting or in advance of the meeting. We have a box of assorted books, Audio CDs, and software that all new mem- bers can select one item out of the box. After checking in, find our general marketing table and place your flyers, brochures or what ever it is that you brought with you. Then work your way around the room and find out what each and every one of the vendors have to offer. We often have CDs or Magazines that we give away, so be sure to look for them. Next we suggest you take a bit of time and brush up on your networking skills before you attend a meeting. We have a full hour from 6 to 7 where attendees can work the room to meet as many new contacts as possible. Feel free to introduce yourself to everyone, in fact we highly encourage this. Be sure to ask one of the check in staff or current members about benefits of Membership. Members should have pre- printed name tags and most are willing to share why they are a member of MAREI. We also have staff at most meetings that are willing to take you through all of the benefits we have for our members and answer questions about MAREI. At 7:00 we start with our meeting announcements. This is the time we let you know the important things you need to know about the real estate community as well as upcoming events. And as time permits we have the Vendors who have reserved a Vendor Table take 1 minute to tell you about themselves. At 7:15 we take our seats and introduce the guest speaker or speakers. Our presentation is always an educational presen- tation, not a sales pitch, where you will have the opportunity to learn. Our speakers run till 8:30, when we end the presen- tation and have the speaker available for more one on one questions. Now just because the speaker has completed their presenta- tion does not mean that the meeting is over. We encourage further, more personal type questions for the speakers. Members are reminded to be sure to sign the Professional Housing Provider Registration so you get credit for attending the meeting. Guest are encouraged to join the night of the meeting as we credit any guest fees you may have paid to attend and the sooner you join, the sooner you can access the member li- brary online or ask questions on the member forums. Also shortly after you join, you will find out how to obtain discounts with many local and national vendors, for example our 2% Rebate on Home Depot Purchases and our about 40% Dis- count at Sherwin Williams. (or online MAREInet.com/JoinNow) We also network until 9pm and many of our more experi- enced members are around to network and if you have a pressing question that can’t wait for the MAREI member fo- rum, you might ask someone here at the meeting. We do start packing up about 8:45, but we don’t collect the member name tags or chase you out till about 9pm. We hope you can take the time to visit a meeting. Find out more about meetings at www.MAREInet.com/KCNorth Or www.MAREInet.com/KCSouth Meetings
  9. 9. 2013 RE investment News 9 Meetings Professional Housing Provider Professional Housing Provider or PHP Certification is a National Designation and Certification from the National Association of Real Estate Investors. Earn Your PHP Certification with MAREI Earn instant credibility and show those you are working with that you are a professional investor committed to the highest standard of excellence. All MAREI educational seminars have been approved for stu- dents to earn credits towards obtaining the nationally ac- claimed Professional Housing Provider Certification offered by the National Real Estate Investors Association (National REIA). Details To earn the PHP Certification, you must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of education: 42 hours in required core subject areas, and 18 additional hours in the subject areas of your choice. MAREIoffers all the seminars needed to com- plete this certification program on a two year cycle. What is the PHP Designation? The PHP designation is a national education-based certifica- tion program designed to recognize the high level of knowledge and professionalism among the designation hold- ers. It is sponsored and overseen by the National Real Estate Investors Association, a non-profit trade association serving the real estate industry. Why Obtain the PHP Designation? Only individuals completing the educational requirements will be permitted to hold themselves out to the public as a “Professional Housing Provider”. The designee will be recog- nized in the form of an award certificate, pin, and the right to use the designation. By having a standardized education in the topics outlined increase your ability to achieve your goals in real estate investing. Further, as National REIA works to increase the visibility of the PHP designation, individuals who have earned the certifi- cation are held to a higher standard of credibility when deal- ing with legal and governmental bodies. It aids legislators in perceiving educated investors as a larger group for political action, and in turn, provides our industry with greater legisla- tive influence. How Will I Obtain These Hours? Mid-America Association of Real Estate Investors offers course in all the areas needed to complete this certification. When attending a MAREI PHP certified training event, at- tendees must arrive within 5 minutes of the start time to be issued a PHP Certificate and sign up on the final registration sheet at the end of the monthly meeting when they turn in their name tag. Attendance will also be tracked on other qualifying training events. Attendees are responsible for keeping track of PHP certifi- cates and will not be replaced. Attendees are also responsi- ble for tracking progress towards completion of their PHP designation. A tracking folder is available for download and at meetings. Once all courses have been completed, submit your PHP certificates to the PHP committee for verification of award. Please visit the MAREI website or review your Membership Package for more information about PHP. In addition, courses completed at MAREI can be combined with PHP certified courses offered by other National REIA- associated organizations and conferences. It is possible that seminars and training events offered by other groups may qualify for PHP credit; however, all outside training events must meet the following requirements: 1. They must be taught live 2. The must be pre-approved by the MAREI PHP Commit- tee 3. They must provide a Certificate of Attendance acceptable to the MAREI PHP committee. We are also working on a few online resources through Na- tional REIA.
  10. 10. 10 RE investment News 2013 Learn how to save money at Home De- pot and register for a 2% Rebate for all purchases & rentals across the US. Plus 20% Discount on Paint in Kansas City. And coming in 2013 the New Home Depot App for iPad exclusively for Chapter Members to use in project esti- mation on home repair and remodel. All members receive a discount card to access our exclusive discounts up to 40% off all paint, supplies, and flooring—nationwide. Websites for investors, landlords, and other services. FREE trial. Email and Social Media Marketing, Free Trial and Discounts for paying in ad- vance. Screening for tenants & workers with 20% discount for members. FORMS & DOCS Member Library is packed with forms and docs, plus 15 % discount at EZ Landlord Forms for premium forms. Market your rentals on the nations top ranked rental site. Member discount is 20% off Regular Prices. Save on select FedEx Office copy and print services up to 20% and on Fed- Ex Shipping up to 22%. Receive discounts up to 65% on over 12,000 products you use the most online and in store. MAREI’S MEMBER BENEFITS PROGRAM YOUR MEMBER BENEFITS AT-A-GLANCEUSE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO VALUE ADDED DISCOUNTS TOOLS AND SAVINGS CREATED JUST FOR YOU ON GOODS AND SERVICES YOU USE EVERY DAY. E-Update MAREI’s award winning weekly email update with what’s happening in real estate including properties for sale, gov- ernment affairs and local market data. Investment News The award winning newsletter for Mid- America Association of Real Estate In- vestors: published monthly and distrib- uted both in print at our meetings and digitally to our database of over 5000 people. One of the best ways to get your message in front of a targeted group of real estate professionals. Free issues of both magazines available at the monthly meetings of MAREI. Landlord Services Office Solutions Suppliers Marketing News & Information
  11. 11. 2013 RE investment News 11 We have several services as part of our website to help you grow your business. Calendar of Events to stay up to date with all of our activities. Browse the member properties to find your next deal. Take the time to post your investment opportunities for other mem- bers and site visitors to browse. The Member Library is packed and ever growing with pdf versions of entire books, EBooks, Articles, Forms, and Documents. Nearly 70% of QuickBooks users say that it makes their business more prof- itable. Get your Accounting on track. Buy at a 20% discount our special links from the MAREI Web Site. REAL ESTATE BOOKS The nation’s largest provider of real estate training materials, DEARBORN is America’s Premier Real Estate Publish- er. Members receive up to 40% off. Special member discounts for members at Avis, Budget, and Enterprise Rentals. The Local Market Monitor tracks real estate sales and economic trends nation wide. Offering 25% Discount for Mem- bers. MAREI’s Political Advocacy Group ac- tively monitors national legislation and rule-making that impacts the real estate industry and harnessing the strength of MAREI members at the grassroots level. MAREI members also receive timely Calls to Action when there is a time for our mem- bers to take action on an important vote. Members also have access to the latest in Market Data. Other Discounts VISIT www.MAREInet.com Look under Resources & Members Only Member Service
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  13. 13. 2013 RE investment News 13 Services Don’t Toss another Seller Lead for Lack of Buyers! Let Us Review Your Lead . . . Assign to us or partner with us. kcmoHomeBuyer.com 816-200-2198  Rehab & Retail  Turn Key Rental  Fixer Uppers  Multi Family  Non-MLS Call Don or Scott 816-200-2198 Houses & Notes WANTED
  14. 14. 14 RE investment News 2013 Services Insurance for Vacant Properties Rehab Properties Renter Insurance for Your Tenants Business Insurance Umbrella Liability Health Insurance Life Insurance www.MOFB.com Stephanie Cunliff 816-781-4370
  15. 15. 2013 RE investment News 15 September Training Event Ron LeGrand Ron LeGrand is a nationally renowned real estate expert and lecturer who has taught thousands of people how to make big incomes without using personal capital or cred- it. LeGrand’s philosophy is “The less I do, the more I make”. It’s not about working hard; it’s about working smart - doing things that allow you to get wealthy quickly and not doing the things that consume your days swapping hours for dollars. LeGrand started out as a simple auto mechanic with a redneck background who bare- ly got out of high school. He borrowed money 30 years ago to attend his first real es- tate seminar. Since then he has personally bought more than 2,000 homes, and con- tinues to do so. Today he owns or controls several hundred million dollars in real es- tate developments and owns several businesses. Affectionately known as the “Godfather”, he is recognized as the nation’s leading authority on buying and selling single family homes for fast cash with no credit and little or no personal investment or risk. His unique approach has made him an in-demand author, trainer, lecturer and consultant. More than 250,000 people have attended one of his work- shops and he has aptly been named the “Millionaire Maker”. Jay Connor Jay Conner is a proven real estate investment leader. Without using his own money or credit, Jay maximizes creative methods to buy and sell properties with profits aver- aging over $50,000 per deal - with little to no risk. “Jay is a real estate magician” as “He works seemingly magical deals for buyers and sellers alike.” When Jay was introduced to the world of Private Lending he said “PRIVATE LEND- ING ROCKED MY WORLD AND MY REAL ESTATE INVESTING CAREER!” His first Private Lender gave him $250,000 in Private Money. Then, within less than 90 Days, Jay raised $2,150,000.00 in Private Money. Jay has been a full-time Real-Estate Entrepreneur for 10 years in a population of only 40,000 while producing a seven figure net income per year. He is a National Best Selling Author with his new book: “The Masters of Real Estate: Getting Deals Done in the New Economy.” For the past 4 years, he has been mentoring Real Estate Invest- ing Students across the U.S. and Canada . Since he started raising Private Money, he has developed new, easy and simple techniques for raising all the money you’ll ever want for your real estate deals. Jay pours his talents and energies into numerous activities. He is President of Conner Properties and EZ Mortgages, plus former CEO of Leader Homes, and past President of Business Networking International. In 1997 Jay formed En- core Music, a private record label, where he records original piano compositions. When: Saturday September 28th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (8:00 AM Registration) Where: Embassy Suites 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy Kansas City, MO 64153 Cost: $39 Per Person (Includes Breakfast & Lunch) Bring 3rd person with 2 Full Paid See MAREI Calendar MAREInet.com/LeGrand Or call 913-815-0111 Must Register by 26th
  16. 16. 16 RE investment News 2013 Registration Information for Saturday Workshop 1 Person $39  Two People $78  Pay for 2 Get 3rd Free ($78) ________________________________________ ____________________________________ Attendee 1 Email ________________________________________ ____________________________________ Attendee 2 Attendee 3 ________________________________________ ______________________________________ Address City State Zip ________________________________________ ______________________________________ Phone Fax ________________________________________ _________________ Expire Date Credit Card Number ___________________________________ Signature Or Online at MAREInet.com/LeGrand Scan & Email to info@MAREInet.com Fax: 1-201-574-2969 Call 913-815-0111 FAST TRACK TO WEALTH SEMINAR With Millionaire Maker Ron LeGrand  Make Big Profits with No Money or Credit  How to Build Passive Income with No Rentals  How to Get RICH in your IRA Tax FREE  Find the Best Deals & Beat Competition  Ron’s Five Secrets to Success  And much More! Ron LeGrand in Kansas City Saturday September LOCATION: Embassy Suites 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway Kansas City, MO 64153 DATE & TIME: Saturday September 28th / 9 am to 4 pm Registration & Networking Startsat 8am $39 Includes Breakfast & Lunch Ron LeGrand is Coming to Kansas City for a One Day Seminar He has reserved 100 Seats at this event for Members & Guests of MAREI He is coming to Kansas City to show you how you how he can make consistent pay- days of $25,000 or more on each deal, and how fast you can quickly duplicate it using his 5 Steps to Success in Real Estate (or any business for that matter) and why having just one out of place can crush your empire!  The two fastest ways to pick up a big check ($10,000 or more) within 30 days after the workshop.  How you can work yourself out of your job and into a real life within a few months.  How thousands of Ron's students are getting FREE houses in gorgeous neighborhoods with one key phrase He's taught them, and how you can too.  How to buy a million dollar’s worth of real estate without coming out of pocket with one red cent or ever applying for a loan of any kind.  How to build a passive income that comes in every month even if you don’t feel like working, or, in fact, even if you are dead. (NOT RENTAL PROPERTIES)  How you can own a beautiful home for your family within 45 days and never fill out an application, apply for a loan, or put up a down payment. (NO CREDIT NEEDED)  How To Make $5,000 Per House On Over Leveraged Houses And Do 4 A Month  Find out how to grow your IRA to a MILLION DOLLARS in less than five years without YOU ever personal- ly CONTRIBUTING another dime.
  17. 17. 2013 RE investment News 17 @ Check out our Website MAREInet.com Contact us by Phone 913-815-0111 Email US info@MAREInet.com Join The Conversation MAREInet.com/Blog Join Association MAREInet.com/Membership Business Membership By far the best bang for your buck when targeting the Real Estate Professional for your product or service in the Kansas City Metro would be a Business Membership with Mid-America Association of Real Estate Investors. The business membership includes all the access to our website and all the dis- counts that our Standard Investor Membership. However, unlike the Investor Membership that is for the person, the Business Membership follows the Business. So as a Business you receive two guest passes to every monthly meeting (20+ meetings a year) that can be used by the same two people or interchanged among several people each month. Advertise in our Newsletter Also included in a Business Membership is an advertisement in our monthly news- letter, the Investment News. This is published once a month and posted on our website, our social media pages, several online file sharing sites and emailed out to our 5000+ database. We highly recommend submitting educational articles for the newsletter for maximum exposure. Advertise on our Website Our website has a Service Provider Section that provides you with a home on our website where you can create a full page advertisement of your choosing and link it to your website. Some examples of ad pages might include: a photograph, two or three short paragraphs, an embedded video, contact information and a sign up page for your product or service. We can make it as elaborate or as simple as you would like. Also submit educational articles and videos for our blog. Host a Vendor Table While you can do all the advertising in the world in our Newsletter and on our Website, meeting members face to face at our monthly meetings allows you to get face to face with the members, build rapport and explain your product or service in person. To help you facilitate the face to face interaction, we have Vendor Tables available for a fee from 6:00 to 7:00 before each meeting. These can be reserved for $25 for one night or $50 for 3 different nights. A Business Membership in- cludes 3 free annually. Available on a first-come first-served basis. Some Stats  Incorporated 2003  350 Current Paid Members  North Meeting Attendance: 50  South Meeting Attendance: 100  180 Website Page Views a Day  Most Views from US, Canada and Philippines - total 105 countries  Email Database 5000+  Facebook Page: 2446 Likes  Facebook Group: 1131 Members  LinkedIn Group: 721 Mem- bers Ph oto Caption
  18. 18. 18 RE investment News 2013 Monthly Meetings There’s not a better investment in yourself that you could make! At our monthly meetings we host guest speakers, panels and roundtable discussions with industry experts providing insightful and current information for attendees. MAREI meetings are an essential tool for building a comprehensive team for real estate professionals. MAREI works to keep its members up-to-date with the latest infor- mation on the real estate industry. MAREI has built relationships with members and the community at large who provide our members with information they need to be successful in today’s world. We are the place to go for the information you need from the novice to the experienced Real Estate Investor. Monthly meetings are the best place to connect and build relationships with like-minded people and learn a thing or two along the way. MAREI MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS HELD AT: Northland (1st Thursday of the Month) North Kansas City Community Center 1999 Iron Street North Kansas City, MO (816) 300-0433 MAREInet.com/KCNorth Southland (2nd Tuesday of the Month) Career Education Systems/ In Mall 8600 Ward Parkway, Ste 2080 Kansas City, MO (816) 444-7277 MAREInet.com/KCSouth Upcoming D ates September 5th Meeting: Northland Meeting - Filling Your Vacancies Fast—Top Tips from JJ Paw- lowski with Uncommon Real Estate (www.UncommonRealEstate.com) September 10th Meeting: Southland Meeting - Screening Your Tenants, Save Time and Money and Get it Right the First Time—Tips from Candace Asbell with Destination Properties (www.RentalPropertyPeople.com) MAREIMid-AmericaAssociation ofRealEstateInvestors ARealEstateCommunity GUEST PASS Name: ______________________________ Date: _______________________________ Email: _______________________________ Source: ______________________________ For first time guest to visit meeting. GuestPassisavailableforfirst timeattendeestoMAREI.Ifyou haveattendedbefore,explore membershipoptionsorpay guestfee. Events More Education & Networking Opportunities MAREInet.com/Calendar
  19. 19. 2013 RE investment News 19 Investment News Page 5 LET US HELP KEEP PROPERTIES MARKETABLE Keep Costs Under Control & Meet Tight Deadlines Dedicated to your Success, With Solutions for Every Surface & All the Essentials EXCLUSIVE MEMBER DISCOUNT MAREI as a member of National REIA is able to bring our members the exclusive Sherwin William Discount Card that offers unbeatable savings on paint, applicators, floorcovering, paint sundries, wall covering, spray equipment, and even window treatments! Members look for your discount card in your members Benefit Package or download from the Member’s Discount Section of the MAREI Member Library. National Account Services Our strategic account teams can simplify processes and maximize efficiencies with centralized account management. LEED® & VOC Coatings Download the latest guide on our prod- ucts that meet LEED® and low VOC specs. Color Services Find out about our color design services for properties and read about the latest color trends. Flooring Products & Installa- tion Wide variety of name brands, 24-hour turnaround and reliable installation. Commercial Wallpaper Sherwin-Williams is your one-stop source for commercial wall covering. Over 5,000 residential and commercial wallpaper collections available. Commercial Floor Coverings From carpeting to sheet vinyl, select the right floorcovering specific to your needs. Fully stocked national network, fast turnaround and reliable service. HomeScapes® Enhance curb appeal and make selection easier with pre-selected exterior color schemes. Finishing Touch™ Builder Support Program Comprehensive Program for your Home Buyers: Welcome Kits, Discount Cards, and Model Home Programs. ASK SHERWIN WILLIAMS Find out more about all these products and ser- vices offered by Sherwin Williams plus their Chip It Online Color Matcher, ColorSnap Studio for iPad and their Paint Pro Alerts by Text at www.Sherwin-Williams.com .
  20. 20. 20 RE investment News 2013 Increase Your Profitability Join Mid-America Association of Real Estate Investors Members receive a complimentary e-subscription to RE Investment News. Become a Part of a Local, State and National Network that Supports YOUR Industry! MAREI MEMBERSHIP AUTOMATICALLY GIVES YOU NATIONAL REIA MEMBERSHIP MAREI is the local Chapter of National Real Estate Inves- tors Association (National REIA), a federation of local asso- ciations through out the United States representing 40,000 members across the U.S. LEGISLATIVE MONITORING & ADVOCACY MAREI monitors and promotes the enactment and enforce- ment of local, state and federal laws and regulations benefi- cial to the real estate industry. Support and create local and national advocacy initiatives and grass roots mobilization. EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR AND COURSES MAREI offers all National REIA Programs locally.  Professional Housing Provider Designation  National REIA University MAREI also offers local training events  2 Monthly Meetings a Month  Weekend Workshops and Full Day Seminars  Partnering with National Education Events locally and across the country. MAREI WEBSITE MAREI maintains a website that includes our event calendar, service provider list, government affairs updates, articles of interest and member properties for sale. All members are able to interact through our website with member forums. MAREI SOCIAL MEDIA MAREI maintains active social media spaces on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ for the benefit of members to interact with each other and the public at large. Build your circle of influence by interacting on our social media pages. NETWORKING & BUSINESS BUILDING MAREI holds a variety of events that enable members to interact with other industry professionals, develop contact and gain knowledge that helps them grow their business. MAREI’s calendar also includes a variety of events held by members and outside groups that are open to the general public. NATIONAL REIA BENEFITS INCLUDE  National Cruise: Network and learn about new tech- niques on the National REIA annual cruise.  Industry Resources: Brining member benefits to the na- tional buying power of our local associations. “I went to the MAREI meeting and was very im- pressed with the quality of people I met, as well as the content that was presented. Thank you for putting that on, and I look forward to next month’s meeting!” Joe McDonald, Real Estate Investor “The main reason for joining was to meet with other Real Estate Investors in the Kansas City area. Not only have we done that but we have also received access to services from other MA- REI members, among them rehab insurance and a general contractor.” Tami and Kerry Hardinger, RE Investors “I can’t afford to let my membership expire! It pays for itself. I think you have really done a good thing creating MAREI. It is a very important tool.” Scott Shore, Real Estate Investor / Contractor www.MAREInet.com www.NationalREIA.com

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