One of the most exciting events we do, which teaches the most practical knowledge that real estate investors can get about the outstanding opportunities that “fixer-uppers” can bring (and the treacherous pitfalls that must be avoided) is our “Ugly House Bus Tour”.
It’s May 17, and starts at 2:00. The tour will run until approx 5:00. If you have to pick up the kids at the baby sitter, leave an extra 1/2 hour leeway, as we cannot guarantee you’ll be back exactly at 5:00.
The tour is an extra charge, because the Bus is an extra charge. And no, you can’t follow along behind in your car, unless you have special needs and get clearance with the event organizers. Attendees must sign the bus tour waiver!
This is intended to be a more personal experience for a smaller-sized group. We don’t yet know whether we’ll be in a shuttle or a big bus.
What we do know is that not everyone understands what the bus tour is about, so … we took time to record an audio message. In it, Roberta explains exactly what she and Mark have on the agenda. If you have any questions at all, they are likely answered on the audio, so listen and then … get signed up before someone takes your seat! Time to get on the bus, Gus!!!
Michele Brant – Communications 101 – May 16, 2013 – An overview of what she’ll be offering May 16, from 1:00 – 5:00 at the Airport Holiday Inn, Conference Center, 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321 – at the Iowa Real Estate Investors Association Spring Conference, 2013.
A link to Michele’s background information - BIO – Michele Brant – 2010.
Saturday, May 4th, sun, rain or snow, IaREIA-ILA will be on WOW 98.3 at noon. Nancy Maher, our Event Committee Chair and Andrew Lietzow were there to help get out the word about our Conference, starting May 16th, at 8:00AM.
We kick the event off with a four-hour “Housing Inspections Workshop”, offered by the City of Des Moines, Housing Inspection Division. Probably 90% of what Des Moines uses as rental codes is based on IPMC (International Property Maintenance Code – 2009+) which many municipalities across Iowa use as the basis of their municipal code.
The Des Moines Ordinances are in Chapter 60, which can be found here. This, according to Mary Newman who is a supervisor and a 20-year veteran with the Neighborhood Inspection Division of the City of Des Moines, is the first time they have offered such a comprehensive workshop focused on this important subject they will have inspectors there who are building inspectors, HVAC, electrical and plumbing, and will offer Q&A sessions with each of the speakers.
They would like to have questions early, as well, so this is a request for those who intend to attend to submit questions.
The audio of the radio segment is here.
For those unfamiliar with Bill Bronchick, take a look at LegalWiz.com. Here is an introductory Video Bill put together today to share a little bit more of what he’ll be presenting.
For those who attended the Two Rivers REIA event and registered for either our May 16-17 (primarily for the Iowa Lanldord Assn) or May 18-19 (for Real Estate Investors and Entrepreneurs) event, you’ll be receiving three e-books he has authored, at no charge.
William Bronchick, CEO of Legalwiz Publications, is a nationally-known attorney, author, entrepreneur and speaker. Mr. Bronchick has been practicing law and real estate since 1990, having been involved in over 600 transactions. He has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television talk shows including CNBC Power Lunch. He has been featured in Who’s Who in American Business, Money Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and the Denver Business Journal. William Bronchick has served as President of the Colorado Association of Real Estate Investors since 1996.
Ramada Tropics will host Thursday’s Lunch & Learn - 11-1PM
Brad Smith, President of Preferred Pest Control will be our featured speaker. Brad’s topic will be on that all time favorite, Bed
Bugs. Rick Krause has agreed to provide a market update for the Central Iowa region, with a spotlight on apartment sales.
Save the dates of May 16 & 17 for our upcoming Spring Conference. Kick-off is with the City of Des Moines Neighborhood Inspection/Housing Code Enforcement folks offering a 4-hour workshop, from 8:30 – 12:30 at the Police Academy.
Two Rivers REIA to meet at Ramada Tropics, also - 6-9PM
We’re still working to arrange for Bill Bronchick to present a preview of what he’ll be covering during the Spring Conference, May 16-17, primarily for ILA members, and May 18-19 for a combined event.
We’re in the final stages of arranging venue and presentations and should have more info by the next meeting. It’s looking like we’re going to offer some truly outstanding learning opportunities.