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Why is It Important that REIA of Oakland is Not for Profit?

15 Aug

There are new real estate investing groups popping up like weeds lately.  Unfortunately, many of them are FOR PROFIT, and have arrived on the scene to take advantage of the rocky real estate market that Michigan is navigating right now.  These new, FOR PROFIT groups have one goal in mind, to make a profit.  Now, there’s nothing wrong with making a profit.  However, when it’s the group that is supposed to be looking out for your best interests and educating you on how to maximize your investment strategies, it creates a conflict of interests.  If the group is for profit, they are going to be selling you Kits, DVD’s, Books, Seminars, Classes, Bootcamps, and anything else that they can think of, for hundreds and even thousands of dollars, whether it’s in your best interest or not.

Why?  Because if they don’t, they’re not making a profit. REIA of Oakland, on the other hand, is run by unpaid volunteers.  We have only one paid, part-time employee.  All the money that we bring in is used to run the group and bring you the best services possible.  This is why at REIA of Oakland, you will see more unpaid, local experts bringing you relevant, timely information at our monthly meetings.  REIA of Oakland purposefully limits speakers selling products to 4 times per year or less, and we screen them to try and bring you only the very best.  REIA of Oakland’s goal is to make its members the most educated and professional real estate investors in the country.  Not to sell you products.

 

A Little Bit More About…REIA of Oakland

4 Jul

Happy 4th of July All!

Just thought it would be a great idea to tell you all about what we do and who we serve. REIA of Oakland services investors who own real estate in all of lower Michigan, and even some that own property in other states!  Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Livingston counties are the main focus of most of our members, but you are welcome to join no matter where you invest, as long as it’s real estate related.

 Many of our members are just thinking about getting into real estate investing and have joined REIA of Oakland to learn as much as they can BEFORE making mistakes.  Joining REIA of Oakland is a great way to learn the ropes and get sound advise when you are beginning your real estate investment career.