Freedom First REIA

 General Meeting

Thursday January 10, 2019




  *** Rick’s Prime Rib ***

898 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624

Networking starts at 6:30 PM
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM




If you think you want to become independent with real estate, tonight’s meeting is for you.


To start the new year, a long time Freedom First member has agreed to share his experience with us.

Yes, in Rochester Steve started with no properties and now owns 125 units.




​Looking for a new challenge in 1999 after watching a Carleton Sheets infomercial, Stephen began calling numbers in newspaper ads and asking those who answered if they would sell their property to him with no money down. Some would and did. Over the past 18 years his investment specialty has been acquiring privately financed property with no money down, and using Other Peoples Money to build a portfolio of over 125 units and total management of approximately 200 units.






Freedom First REIA Investor Academy


The Investor Academy Returns in March 2019.


The Program Committee has this line up for 2019 Investor Academy

March – Portfolio Management

April – Property Manager Panel

May – Holding Apartments

June – Site visit rehab & make ready

September – Deal evaluation from 3 view points

November – Notes



Earlier Investor Academy Classes in 2018

February  – Finding Quality Tenants  (Karl Weekes)

March – Rent to Own   (Scott Speer)

April – Investing in Tax Liens (Darlene Noeson)

May – On site flipping (Steve King)

June – Equity Trust

September – Advanced Wholesaling

November – Everything Title

r, NY 146Networking starts at 6:30 PM


Contact Susan Holman


[email protected]ffreia.com

 Not to mention incredible networking opportunities!


Remember, the 1st 2 meetings are free.

Check out FFREIA to get started investing in Real Estate or expand your current business.



The Investor Academy


Contact Susan Holman

585-690-5056 or  [email protected]ffreia.com


Thursday January 3

Alternative Real Estate Investing Strategies AM Meeting

Bayfront Restaurant 1075 Empire Blvd 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Bayfront charges a $5 pp minimum, plan on having something to eat)

Networking begins at 8:30 AM

This group is co-moderated by Joe LaBarbera and Scott Speer.


Thursday January 10

Landlord Support Group

Ezzy’s Restaurant on Buffalo Rd

8:30 AM – 10 AM Let’s talk tenants and toilets.

What works for you? What isn’t working for you?

This group is chaired by Bob Napier and Pat Gallagher.

Thursday January 17

Alternative Real Estate Investing Strategies PM Meeting

Bayfront Restaurant 1075 Empire Blvd (Bayfront charges a $5 pp minimum, plan on having something to eat)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Topics include Wholesaling, Mortgages, Flips, Assignments, Lending and topics other than Landlord.

The “Deal Makers” section offering members a fuller platform to explain a potential deal to possible lenders, partners, buyers.

This group is co-moderated by Joe LaBarbera and Scott Speer.

Thursday January 24

Landlord Support Group 


Bayfront Restaurant 1075 Empire Blvd

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  (networking at 6:30 pm)

(Bayfront charges a $5 pp minimum, plan on having something to eat)

Featuring Property Management Expert Karl Weekes of MelKar Enerprises, Inc.



For more information please call

 Susan Holman

 585-690-5056 or [email protected]

 2019 General Meetings (Program Committee):

  • January – A Local Success Story
  • February – Apartment Buildings
  • March – March Mathness
  • April – Ask the Attorney
  • May – Social Media
  • June – Vendor Night
  • July – Riches in Niches
  • August – Picnic
  • September – AirBnB
  • October – Ask the Accountant
  • November – Property Tax Assessments
  • FFREIA Annual Holiday Party


2018 General Meeting topics included

  • January – City Grants
  • February – House Hack & Air BnB
  • March – Social Media
  • April – Arcana Insurance
  • May – Tax Law Update
  • June – Equity Trust
  • July – Wholesaling
  • August – Picnic
  • September – Creative Investing Techniques
  • October – Ask The Attorney
  • November – Vendor Night
  • FFREIA Annual Holiday Party


Special Thank You to the Program Committee Chairman Frank Dimino and Program Members Barrington Nelson, Chad Braungart, Kathy Merton, Susan Holman, Leon Griggs, and Joe McGuire



Your membership in FFREIA includes membership in National REIA.

Did you know National REIA has a University of real estate classes?



Have you looked into Benefits that are available to you?






 Equity Trust is the newest sponsor of National REIA?

And that FFREIA members receive the $700 package for FREE?

As a national sponsor, we’re offering a FREE account to all Freedom First REIA members for 1 full year! Watch the video below to discover the full package of benefits available and see the program highlights in the chart below:

Learn how it’s possible to invest in real estate with your IRA and watch your profits grow in a tax advantaged account. We’ll provide our best tools to help you get started:


Interested in learning more?
Visit WWW.TrustETC.com/NationalREIA or call 844-732-9404 to talk to a member of our team.





For more information please call Joe McGuire 585-342-5850

If interested in volunteering for our organization please contact:

Susan Holman


[email protected]