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For those that will be coming to the meetup in March, I have some questions.

There are a number of topics that I can talk about but time will be limited. I have some contacts here as well that would be willing to come in and talk as well. Russ is in charge of setting the discussion time, topics, speakers, etc. This post is just to get a feel for direction on my part.

As potential guest speakers, I have Mike Salkeld with ParaWest Management. He manages my properties and is a partner of mine in some apartment ventures. He manages a few thousand units and primarily limits them to 100 units or larger in size. He has the same focus that I do in regards to running a property with a focus on marketing and leasing.

I also have access to a contract attorney that won't charge us $400/hour. :smxA: She would be able to go over some contract issues that a buyer or seller may try to put in front of you and talk about contract negotiations.

I can talk forever if Russ is not there to stop me. :smash:

Some ideas:

Spreadsheet development/analysis
Planning your first purchase
Getting into the game
Overcoming your fear

Ideas anyone? What would you like to hear?
 

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Man I am stoked for this! Those sound great Steve. What about staying strong and overcoming obstacles once you're in the game? Criteria that have to be met to go to the next level for your business? Strategies for finding new investment opportunities whether they are RE or not? Just suggestions.... no biggie if they don't have legs.:cheers:

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What about staying strong and overcoming obstacles once you're in the game?
This is a biggie!!! The obstacles never quit.
 
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I can also do a couple of apartment tours. The groups will need to be kept fairly small but should be able to arrange two or three tours if there is an interest.
 

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SteveO, all the topics sound good to me... Mike AND Shannon as speakers would be very valuable. RussH's schedule will be the official one, but I don't see a problem with having the most experienced members talking longer if the topic is well accepted by the others.
 

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I can also do a couple of apartment tours. The groups will need to be kept fairly small but should be able to arrange two or three tours if there is an interest.
I can only say that the tour was one of the biggest motivators in my investment planning. Putting a real image to the goals helped me a lot to focus even more in reaching my goal and make it happen. Who thought looking at a C class apartment complex could inspire people???

By the way, the furniture tour has also some people lined up so you may be short in time for the weekend :D
 

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I'm in for the tour of the apartments or the furniture.:banana:
 

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Just as an FYI:

Recently went to the Embassy Suites in Scottsdale.
Decent rooms and asI recall,around the same prices..$140-150/night.
 

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Steve:

I'd love to hear "What to look for in a property manager".

I know you've shared some of your horror stories with us in the past, and this woud be a good time to share them again.

I'd also love to hear from MJ and his sort of business.

The internet teens last year were eye-opening.
Do we have someone like that coming this year?

I'm not sure what our mix of attendees is this year,
but I wouldn't mind doing something on cap rates versus cashflow versus COCR,
or something like that. Sort of a basic property analysis thing.
 

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it seems to me that we are clearly RE-oriented this time.
If SteveO's property manager is available then I think we could get lots of information about that....
 

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I like the idea of touring the apts and possibly Steve or someone else giving some insight as to what to look for in the actual property, spotting areas to add value, running the numbers, cap rates, etc.

Also, does anyone have the capability to record some of the sessions and edit and either sell or upload it as a podcast? Could be a $$$ maker for this site and for those who cannot attend in person?

Lance
 

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I like the idea of touring the apts and possibly Steve or someone else giving some insight as to what to look for in the actual property, spotting areas to add value, running the numbers, cap rates, etc.

Also, does anyone have the capability to record some of the sessions and edit and either sell or upload it as a poadcast? Could be a $$$ maker for this site and for those who cannot attend in person?

Lance
Great idea!!! I won't be able to attend either of the dates (in Feb or March), but I would LOVE to be able to get at least a piece of the experience.

I was thinking before about possibly putting together a couple of threads loaded with information into an educational piece for MJ to sell through a part of this site. However, then I remember that much of it is on its way...in the form of a book by MJ! Can't wait, btw! :thumbsup:
 

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I can record a few hours of video at a time, but it's low quality. Maybe someone else has a good camcorder they can use? Otherwise, I'd be fine with doing a high quality audio recording or low quality video....or both.
 

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I would like an apartment tour/review of numbers. Maybe something where SteveO and Andviv can go over why and how certain numbers add up to a good deal, and others add up to a bad one.
 

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I will bring my camcorder, it records to its own hard-drive so we can get the digital file and do what we want with it. Of course, we probably will need some release from the presenter, so we'll see.
 

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Steve's initial ideas sound like great topics to me. My main interest lies in real estate so I would love to hear/discuss anything around those topics.
 

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