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 Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association ("SREIA"), a not for profit organization run by

 volunteers, is recognized as the premier Tampa Bay real estate investors association

 SREIA is dedicated to assisting in the success of experienced and beginning real estate

 investors in Tampa Bay by promoting top notch education and superior networking opportunities.  In addition, SREIA has many Tampa Bay "Business Vendors" that are eager to assist in  acquisition, financing, rehabilitation, sales, rental management and/or financial planning needs.


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Meetings for August will be on 2 August and 9 August.

Expect details to be posted the week of July 24.


Suncoast REIA
General Meeting

Tuesday, 5 July 2016


Networking starts at 6 pm
Featured Presentation: 7:30 pm

"House Monster:
Selling Houses as Fast as You Can Buy Them"

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Presented by: Lou Brown
National Speaker and Author

Here's an excerpt from an article by Lou Brown:

Most real estate investors think the way to riches in real estate is to buy a property, fix it up, sell it, and cash the big fat check then do it again.

Do it again? Start all over and do it again? That sounds like WORK to me. Doesn’t it to you? That’s not what investing is.

These good souls have the real way to wealth all confused. Whether I am investing time or investing money, to me investing is doing something today that pays you forever. First these “fast flippers” think that in order to make a profit they have to buy cheap. That’s true but that’s only part of the story. I say you make your money going in, but you realize your profit when you sell. You must be able to sell the thing and sell it quickly to realize that profit. What if you could realize profit when you sell and ALSO get cash every month as well? Most long-term investors these days are watching their returns erode at an alarming pace. Property taxes, insurance, maintenance, yard care… it doesn't stop. But even more costly is the interest on the loan to buy and repair the property. This could all be avoided if they just understood where the real money is.

As I said, you might make your money when you buy but you don't realize it until you sell. Every expense between these two events comes right off the bottom line. Your final check, after all costs and expenses, tells the story. How long it took to make it and how much pain and suffering you went through to get it doesn't show on the check. But it tells the truth. How about another way? A way I have found that makes this business so brain dead simple and profitable it will surprise you. It’s what I call the Street Smart® way. What’s really powerful about this is that by buying right and buying cheap using the right method of financing allows you to offer the property with very favorable terms to your buyer. Instead of sending them TO the bank you BECOME the bank through several programs I’ll discuss later.

Want to know more?

Come to SREIA's Tuesday night meeting on 5 July. Then, make plans to attend Lou's half-day workshop on Friday, 8 July. When you attend these, Lou will teach his proven method:

Step 1: Learn to find the Buyers who will tell you exactly what they want BEFORE you buy!

Step 2: Generate Leads Now with Lou's proven, effective scripts!

Step 3: Uncover Your Money - at the beginning - by finding out how much money your buyer has!

Step 4: Get to Know Your Prospects by asking the RIGHT questions - you will learn directly from Lou!

Step 5: Adopt a New Mission that will transforms you from the typical investor into one that helps people AND makes money at the same time!

Step 6: Have MANY Solutions to Solve Problems with the Street Smart® ‘Path To Home Ownership’ method that Lou will teach you!

*** Make plans now to attend the general meeting on 5 July. ***

Clear your schedule for Friday (8 July) for his more in-depth class.

Register Here for the Friday class.

About our Speaker: Louis “Lou” Brown

Students in all fifty states have long regarded the training, systems and forms created by Louis Brown as the best in the industry, across Canada and ten foreign countries including as far away as Australia and New Zealand.

Quoted as an expert by many publications and authors, “Lou” draws from a wide and varied background as a real estate investor having been buying property since 1977. He’s invested in single-family homes, apartments, hotels, developed subdivisions and built and renovated homes and apartments. Each of these experiences has given him a proving ground for the most cutting edge concepts in the real estate investment industry today.

He’s widely known as a creative financing genius with his deal structuring concepts. Being a teacher at heart he enjoys sharing his discoveries with others.

He has served the industry in many volunteer positions such as past President and designated lifetime member of the Georgia real estate investor association, the worlds largest investor group with over 3,200 members. He was also founding President of the National Real Estate Investors Association, which serves as the umbrella association of local investor groups.

Husband, Father, Author, Lecturer, Inventor, Investor, Builder, Designer and real estate expert are all descriptions of this exciting trainer.

Meeting Location:

The Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn and Conference Center

1200 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607

(West side of Westshore, between Cypress and International Mall)

Free to SREIA members.
Guests are welcome - $20 guest fee.

Arrive promptly at 6:00 pm and participate in the Brainstorming Sessions led by Expert Investors and Experienced Speakers.  

Some topics at the Brainstorming Sessions will include:

Evictions * Marketing * Appraising * Rehabbing * Wholesaling * Landlording

Asset protection * Property insurance * Title Insurance * Eliminating Taxes

Social networking * Commercial property * Property acquisition

A realtor’s perspective * Property management REO properties

Organizing Your Business * Hard money loans

Real Estate Investing with IRAs * Curbside appeal & the Wow Factor

Proper structuring your business * Mortgages for wholesale & retail

Buying or selling with owner financing * Litigation avoidance


FRIDAY, 8 July
Special Half-Day Class

Lou Brown's House Monster

with ...   Lou Brown

Gobble up all the houses you want!

A Special SREIA-Sponsored Event


Presented by: Lou Brown

Friday, 8 July 2016
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Registration starts at 8:15 a.m.
Class starts promptly at: 9:00 pm

Friday's class will continue Tuesday night's session in much greater depth.

Every attendee will receive a FREE copy of Lou's Book!

For more details, go to the Event Page


The Investor’s Luncheon

12 July 2016, 12:30 PM

4910 Spruce St.
Tampa, FL 33607

"Idea Sharing Session"

Presented by: SREIA Members and Guests

We periodically hold brainstorming meetings and have found these to be very popular. Those attending have found them very informative—full of different investors' opinions and valuable advice.

Members and guests share their good successes and bad disasters and help each other to do things right the first time (hopefully) and to avoid pitfalls. This interaction is valuable, especially if you are new to real estate investing.

Bring your experiences to answer other’s questions and bring your questions that others may provide answers.

Some ideas for discussion can be, but are not limited to: tenant problems, i.e., notices to evict or cure; collecting money during eviction; rehabbing a house to retail-ready condition; repair or re-roof; should the kitchen stay or go; preventing a/c theft; experiences with options; marketing to sell quickly; foreclosures / short sales; contractors; code enforcement; and much more.

Bring questions to get answers and increase your real estate education.

SREIA Members and Guests purchase their own lunch.
Guests are welcome for a $20 Guest Fee.
Lunch starts at 12:30PM, with the presentation during lunch.
Seating is limited so arrive a few minutes early.
Call SREIA (813) 287-1515 to join in advance!


4910 Spruce St.
Tampa, FL 33607

SREIA members:  Buy your own lunch

Non-members:  $20 Guest Fee + buy your own lunch - or join at the door and get free admission to all regular meetings (meal fee extra for luncheons).

Need to re-enroll in SREIA? Click Here   This is an awesome opportunity to get

re-involved in Suncoast REIA ! 

Come early to network with members and guests.

Luncheon starts at 12:30 pm.

Be prepared to make new contacts and gain vital information about Tampa Bay Real Estate Investing and Business Marketing !

And enjoy a fabulous luncheon at IHOP!


SREIA events are relaxed and casual, and guests are always welcome to attend.  Attend a meeting and increase your real estate I.Q. while you meet like-minded people who want to share ideas and real estate investing strategies. 

Interested in speaking at a SREIA meeting? Call the SREIA office and share your ideas for presenting at Suncoast REIA meetings. Suncoast REIA members and guests are a proven demographic of qualified real estate investors and professionals who desire to learn more about real estate investing. Get active in Suncoast REIA!

SREIA is a 30-plus year established not-for-profit members association dedicated to promoting practical knowledge and ethical acquisition of real estate through education, discussion and networking. Be sure to visit the SREIA Business Vendor page and find out about SREIA vendors and how they can help you reach your real estate goals.



Membership Benefits

Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association Individual Membership Benefits

Being a member of Suncoast REIA is all about education and learning from each other and the experts. Suncoast REIA is dedicated to bring in only the best national and local educational speakers in order to keep us informed on up-to-date real estate investing innovations, laws and techniques.

All Applications are subject to approval.

Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association Business Vendor Membership Benefits 

Being a Business Vendor of Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association is a cost-effective way to get your product or service to the main stream of active Real Estate Investors, Estate Builders and others.  Read More

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