Alan was born in the Philadelphia suburbs of New Jersey in the early 1970’s, grew up near Charleston SC, and to attend college at The Art Institute of Atlanta, moved to the Atlanta area in 1995. Alan’s interest in entrepreneurship, audio and video production, and real estate investing began early in his teenage years. Alan created his own small business with Carolina Business Promotions in South Carolina in 1991 distributing advertisements to homes and businesses in select markets. His desire... Read More >>
This month at BIG Chattanooga, we will be reviewing and discussing the previous two month's topics. In May, we had Joey English showing us multiple aspects of the Purchase and Sale Agreement, and for June, we had Larry Harbolt discussing about How to solve the sellers real estate problem, not replace ourselves in the sellers position.
If you attended either or both these events, bring your notes, your questions, and your examples if you practiced anything that Joey or Larry spoke about. If you did not attend one or both events, come on down to Wally's anyhow. You will more than likely learn something new and or have an "A-HA!" moment that will help you in your real estate endeavors.
These interactive discussions are a new step in your real estate education. We want you there when the topics are presented of course, however, we did not discuss them as a group. That has now changed and for the better. Questions that you didn't have at the event, but thought of them afterwards, or perhaps you used one or several techniques our presenters offered and you would like to share them with the group. This WILL be encouraged because we all can learn from each other.
RSVP NOW on Facebook or on Meetup and join us on Thursday, July 19th at 5:30PM at Wally's Restaurant located at 6521 Ringgold Rd in East Ridge, TN. Be sure to have a delicious supper from the menu or from the buffet at Wally's Restaurant. DO NOT MISS this event!! RSVP TODAY, and We will see YOU at BIG Chattanooga!
Have you been a “real estate investor” for several months or even years without doing your first deal? What is holding you back? Fear? Lack of money? Credit Problems? Lack of Focus? Are you afraid you will screw it all up?
Why make such a big deal about your first deal? Well, it’s the hardest deal you will do, but once you get through it, your belief in yourself and real estate investing will rise dramatically. You will be on your way to becoming a true real estate problem solver.
BIG will have experienced local and regional investors speaking and leading interactive exercises on relevant topics on a beginners level. So please join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Arrive around 5:30PM so you can get some delicious food at Wally's in East Ridge.
The Chattanooga REIA Beginning Investors Group (BIG) hosted by Alan McDonald, is an educational and networking special interest group for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to get back in the game. BIG is hosted by Alan McDonald, who will be bringing in local and regional real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in our ever changing economy and real estate market. The entire purpose of this group is to inspire and eduacate new investors to get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal!
The Beginning Investors Group meets on the 3rd Thursdays of each month from 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM at Wally's Restaurant located at 6521 Ringgold Rd, East Ridge, TN just off of I-75 at Exit 1. BIG is FREE for Chattanooga REIA Members. Guests and Not-Yet-Members will eventually pay a fee, but for now, there is no charge for anyone that attends. This is a “dinner” group and we kindly request that you buy dinner and/or drinks since Wally's allows us to meet there. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the meeting for discussion.
Learning doesn't just happen in a classroom or from a book. Inject some real fun into learning about money and investing. You could learn to be wealthy and that would be life changing. You could also learn to be wealthy by playing a game and that would be amazing. But what if you could play that game locally? That would be mind-blowing! So what would it be like if you could learn to be wealthy by playing a game ... with FRIENDS and Like-Minded People?
Your banker will NEVER ask you for your high school report card. Learn what’s really important in entrepreneurship and investing: Your Financial Statement! Build your assets and build your wealth. This is the game designed by Robert Kiyosaki. Meet and interact with players who have the same goals and aspirations as you do. Test your skills and strategy. RSVP Today! because there are only only 30 spots Available!
We do ask if you would watch these two videos BEFORE coming to play:
Please join us Tuesday, July 10th at 6:00PM at Mellow Mushroom Pizza located at 205 Broad St. Chattanooga, TN, and learn what the rich and wealthy teach their kids! We will have a 20 min presentation at the start of the game letting you know the rules and how we play, and a Slide Show that runs during the entire game to give you Hints, Tips, and Insights that you can use! There will be some surprises during the game too! Please order dinner or drinks from Mellow Mushroom as they let us have the room at no charge. Bring your friends too!! Chattanooga REIA's Monthly Cashflow Game is hosted by Michael Hicks & Alan McDonald.
There are several parking areas close by. You can put these addresses into your GPS and your navigation will take you right to a parking area so you won't have to spend so much time looking for a spot.
204 Broad St. Across Broad St. from Mellow Mushroom.
215 Broad St. Chattanooga Visitors Center Garage, enter from W. 3rd St.
298 Broad St. Corner of Broad & W. 3rd St.
399 Broad St. By Cinema
Game will be in the Boom Boom Room