Monday, October 20, 2014

Real Deals

Sponsored by the Real Estate Association of Puget Sound (REAPS)

Where: Bellevue Sheraton Hotel
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's our last Saturday training in 2014 so let's make it count.  We are so lucky that we have a tremendous amount of investment talent right inside the 4 walls of REAPS and at this event we are going to show them all off. Bring your laptops, your notepads and pens and spend the day with your REAPS community learning from other members and vendors who are actively investing in real estate....right now, in this market, in your neighborhood. We've had some topics that have exceeded our expectations and some speakers that you've been hounding us to ask back so this is your chance to see them at REAPS before we launch our 2015 curriculum.

What is this day all about?

It’s all about…YOU propelling your real estate investing career to the next level and beyond!
It’s about self-discovery and using your strengths as well as existing and NEW knowledge you’ll gain to maximize your standing in the industry.
It’s all about getting wealthy.
It’s about building a huge cash flow of residual income quickly.
It’s about working smart, not hard, and getting most of the work done for you.
It’s about learning new techniques and tools that work in our time, helping others in need and getting paid for what you know in the process.

With the latest, most essential systems to grow your real estate business, transform your marketing, revolutionize your deal making and dramatically increase your cash flow. Here are just some of the topics we will be covering on Saturday.

12 Unique Methods to Finance Real Estate (even if you are broke)
Taught by Brandon Turner with Bigger Pockets. You may know him as the Senior Editor at and co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast.  Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor that focuses primarily on buying and leasing small multifamily properties in Grays Harbor County, Washington.  He is also the Senior Editor and Community Director of, the real estate investing social network. He has been actively involved in real estate since he was 21, investing in nearly every niche and strategy real estate has to offer. 

Nailing Your ARV & Rehab Plan for Max Profit

Dave Billings is an expert in comping.  He will show you exactly how to look at the comparable sales and active listings to get the best estimate possible of what your property will sell for. Dave’s simple system will allow the market to tell you exactly what level to rehab your property to.

Staged for Success

According to Home Gain, staging can provide up to 196% return on investment.    In a sellers’ market staged homes sell faster and for thousands over the asking price.  In a buyers’ market staged homes sell up to 90% faster than unstaged homes.  In this 90 minute class, Pam will share professional stagers tips for showcasing a home for maximum profit.  Want to know the hot colors, finishes and trends for 2015?  Then don’t miss the opportunity to learn from one of the top stagers in the Seattle area and a nationally respected expert and trainer, Pam Christensen.

What to do with a deal?
Have a deal under contract? Not sure what to do next? Will and James will show you how to make a significant profit as a flipper or make huge assignment fees. They will be describing the process of flipping a property and explaining their secrets about the ins and outs of wholesaling. In the last 12 months Will and James have completed hundreds of transactions. Come learn from the pro’s and let their experiences guide you!

Getting Started in Commercial Development
(by yours truly!)
Many investors are interested in progressing from residential to commercial real estate, and the easiest route is to purchase existing properties to fix up, reposition, add value and sell. But opportunities for greater returns may exist in development opportunities to build from the ground up. This presentation by Wendy Ceccherelli focuses on the progress of her first ground-up mixed-use commercial development at the Rainier Beach Light Rail Station in Seattle. Come hear more about the risks, rewards and  opportunities in the development of commercial properties.

Non-members may attend for $79. Please RSVP at

Happy Investing!

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