Strategic Marketing Secrets

Jim Hitt, American IRA CEO, will be speaking at this live seminar event.

Dates: Jan 30-31 & Feb 1, 2014


Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
510 South Forest Avenue,
Tempe, AZ 85281

Attend This Live Event to Discover Advanced Techniques Like:

  • How to Get Motivated Sellers Calling You
  • How to Get More of Your Offers Accepted
  • How to Sell or Occupy Properties Faster
  • How to Systematically Build your Buyer Lists
  • How to Raise More Private Money
  • How to Creatively Buy Houses Using None of Your Own Money and With No Credit
  • Advanced Online and Offline Techniques for Generating  Leads So You Can Cherry Pick the Best Deals
  • What’s Working Best from California to New York
  • How to Analyze a Deal to Confidently Move Forward Without Fear
  • How to Use Social Media To Grow Your REI Business
  • Strategies for Amassing Millions of Dollars Tax Free Using Your Self-Directed IRA for Investing
  • How to Find Other People Who Have IRA’s and Use THEIR Money to Fund Your Deals

Reasons To Attend A Live Event:

  • The Value of  Networking for 3 Solid Days with Like-Minded People is Priceless!
  • Training Can Go More In-Depth With Follow Up Questions
  • Speak 1:1 to Others Who Are Doing This Every Day – Ask Them Questions, Listen, Confirm Your Ideas, Generate New Ideas
  • Immerse Yourself In Your Business and *FOCUS* on What You Want To Achieve and How You Will Get There
  • Shorten The Learning Curve and Mistakes by Learning From Those Who Have Been There, Done That
  • Have an Opportunity to Spend Extra Time With Richard Roop and The Coaches for 3 days!  Over 1,000 + Deals Between Them!
  • Find Potential Accountability Partners and Potential Referral Partners
  • Hear From other Students from our Student Success Panels

 This event is hosted by Richard Roop.

One of thRichard Roope countries best kept secrets for training real estate investors. Sharing his free and clear cash strategies, Richard Roop has taught thousands of real estate investors throughout the nation how to generate cash now, cash flow, and cash for later, regardless of what’s happening in the economy. Richard is one of the top direct response marketing ‘gurus’ and consultants dedicated to helping real estate investors generate more leads, negotiate better deals and create more consistent, predictable cash each month.  He specializes in sharing proven, low cost real estate direct marketing strategies for attracting a steady flow of motivated sellers, as well as real estate business marketing systems for getting investment properties occupied fast. Richard also teaches investors systematic approaches to growing their businesses, leveraging their time and increasing their profitability on each deal.  Richard’s real estate direct marketing approach to investing teaches investors to achieve their financial goals WITHOUT hunting for deals, relying on agents, using their credit, offering large down payments, struggling with tenants, borrowing from banks or calling sellers.

Richard has been a full time creative real estate investor since 1996. He has bought over 500 homes, manages millions of dollars in real estate and still actively buys and sells houses every month near his home in the Woodland Park, Colorado.

The details can be seen here:

Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting December 2013

Jim Hitt, CEO of American IRA, will be attending this event.

Event Location: Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel

Address: 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30346

Date: 12/2/2013

Meeting Agenda:

5:00 – 6:00PM Networking & Vendor Trade Show in Lobby

6:00 – 6:45PM Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session

6:45 – 7:10PM Announcements, Mini-Sessions, etc.

7:10 – 7:25PM Networking Break

7:25 – 7:30PM Giveaways & Door Prizes

7:30 – 9:00PM Main Speaker Session

9:00PM Late Nite Networking at the Tilted Kilt Perimeter (1155 Mt Vernon Highway, Atlanta, GA 30338)


To be announced soon.

Cost: Free for Members, $15 for Guests (Guests can RSVP online)

Coastal Carolina Real Estate Investors Association Monthly Meeting December 2013

Event Location: New Hanover County Executive Development Center

Address: 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405

Date: 12/12/2013

Monthly Meeting Agenda (subject to change depending on program):

6:00 – 6:20PM Registration and Networking

6:20 – 6:35PM Disclosures and Introductions

6:35 – 7:00PM Corporate Sponsors/Vendors; Marketing Session – Deals on investment properties!

7:15 – 8:30PM Feature Speaker

8:30 – 9:00PM Networking

Cost: Free for Members & Full Time Students w/ID, $15 for Non-Members

CREIA Monthly Meeting December 2013

Vicki Gehring, from America IRA, LLC, will be attending this event.

Event Location: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College – Enka Campus

Address: 1459 Sand Hill Road, Candler, NC 28715

Date: 12/9/2013

Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM


To be announced soon

Event Leaders:

William and Lynelle Goacher

Cost: Free for members, $15 for guests or $20 for couples

OREIA 2014 Conference and Vendor Expo

Jim Hitt, CEO at America IRA, LLC, will be attending this event.

Address: 3707 Warsaw Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205

Date: 11/6/2014 – 11/9/2014


The 2014 OREIA Convention and Vendor Expo will be packed with serious real estate investors, landlords, and group leaders from all over the United States…in other words, YOUR CUSTOMERS.

You’ll never find a better place to get in front of so many excited, motivated real estate entrepreneurs.

Sharks and Self-Directed IRAs

Self-Directed IRAsIn this political environment many middle class families are feeling like they are being circled by sharks. Higher prices in the grocery store, higher prices on gas, higher prices on electricity, higher prices on fuel for heating their homes, and now a new health care tax that ranges up to 9.5% for some families. With all these costs circling the middle class some individuals are holding their breath. I submit to you that perhaps instead of holding your breath it might be time to take action…scan the surface for your options and make your future bright. Self-directed IRAs can help you to cut back on some of that tax burden by allowing you to invest with a tax advantaged or tax free account such as a self-directed Roth IRA giving you much needed funds for those real estate deals.

Equal and Opposite…

It is commonly known that with every action there is an equal and opposite reaction which means that when some people hold their breath there is more oxygen available to others in the room. This holds absolutely true in the real estate market. When investors ‘hold tight’ to their money and stop buying real estate…it drives the competition down and allows for more real estate available at better prices to other investors. Self-directed IRA investors get an even further advantage by enjoying the benefits of those investments tax-deferred and/or tax-free.

Opposites Attract…

Yet another cliché that we often hear is that ‘opposites attract’. In my experience, the best situation is when this happens in the investment world. There are investors out there that enjoy making their money by lending money to other investors and collecting their interest. Their opposites are the investors out there that want to purchase real estate but would prefer to do so with other peoples’ money. When the private lender and the real estate investor come together they enjoy a mutual relationship where each one benefits by investing in their preferred method.

Sharks and Self-directed IRAs

Can self-directed IRAs really keep those sharks at bay? The answer to that depends largely on how motivated you are to take control of your future. Self-directed IRAs do offer tremendous flexibility in what you can invest in and the tax-deferred and or tax-free benefit allows you to keep more of the money you earn. While self-directed IRAs are a great tool that offers great flexibility and great tax benefits, they are after all a tool. The key to your being able to keep those sharks at bay is learning how to use this tool to your greatest advantage. The team at American IRA was founded by investors for investors so they understand this tool extremely well and are available to speak to you today about how self-directed IRAs can be used to grow your retirement account.

Creative Solutions

With over 40 years of investment experience, the American IRA team has put together some resources that can teach you some very creative and advanced real estate investment techniques. Please view their website for a listing of webinars currently available…featuring their newest “Growing Your Self-Directed IRA with Real Estate” and “Advanced Real Estate Concepts” webinars.

Getting Started

If you want to diversify your retirement portfolio with real estate, getting started is easy: Open an account with American IRA. You can start the process by calling us at 866-7500-IRA (472). We will send you everything you need to fund your account. Once your account is funded, simply provide us written instructions on the specific property, location, amount, and who we need to make the check out to. We will work with your professionals to ensure the property is titled correctly, and to ensure that you don’t unwittingly generate a prohibited transaction that could result in a penalty. American IRA does not provide any recommendation on the quality, profitability or reputability of any investment.


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Alternative Self-Directed IRA Investments for the Self-Employed and Small Business Owner – Part 1

Self-Directed SEP IRAsSelf-directed IRAs allow you to take personal charge of your IRA holdings and direct your investment dollars into any number of non-traditional retirement account holdings – including real estate, private IRA lending, private placements, tax liens, precious metals, and much more. This can be an important factor in diversifying your retirement portfolio, or allowing you to pursue greater returns than you may expect in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and CDs.

Good News

The good news is that the many benefits of self-directed IRA accounts aren’t limited to IRAs. The tax code also allows you to use self-direction within other popular small-business retirement plans, including SEP-IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs and Solo 401(k) plans (also called “individual 401(k) plans).

Even if your income renders you ineligible to make deductible contributions to a traditional IRA, you can still make deductible contributions to these retirement plans – and in most cases, you can contribute a lot more than $5,500. Under the right circumstances, your tax deductible retirement account contributions can be as high as $51,000 in a calendar year.


The SEP IRA, or simplified employee pension plan, is one of the more popular retirement solutions for small business owners. It is relatively easy to set up, and works extremely well for organizations with just one or two highly-paid principals.

As of 2013, you can contribute up to 25 percent of your taxable compensation, or $51,000 – whichever is lower – into a SEP IRA, except for self-employed individuals (see below).

Some factors to keep in mind:

  • Your business must contribute to SEP accounts for all qualified employees.
  • Generally, a qualified employee is any employee who is at least 21 years of age, has worked for you in at least three of the previous five years, and who earned at least $550 during the year from you.
  • You aren’t required to make company contributions to employee SEPs every year. However, if you do make any contributions, you have to contribute to everyone’s account that performed services for your company that year.
  • To deduct a SEP contribution for a given tax year, you must make the contribution by the due date of your tax return for the year, including extensions.

What About Schedule C Business Owners?

Some self-employed individuals – the truly self-employed, as opposed to those who are owner-employees of their own corporations – assume that they cannot open a Solo 401(k) plan or other small-business retirement plan. This is incorrect: There is nothing in the law that prohibits you from creating and contributing to these plans, making fully tax-deductible contributions.

If you file your income taxes using a Schedule C to report business expenses, you can still contribute to any of these plans. However, calculating your maximum contribution is a little different for self-employed individuals, because you must take into account the fact that you must pay self-employment taxes. In practice, then, after self-employment taxes are accounted for, most self-employed business owners can only contribute about 20 percent of your net Schedule C income into a SEP IRA.

Getting Started

For more information on this or any type of self-directed IRA account, please feel free to contact American IRA, LLC via e-mail [] or via phone [1-866-7500-IRA(472)], or visit our website [].


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