FFREIA Monthly Meetings –

 General Meeting January 11, 2018


  *** Rick’s Prime Rib ***

898 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624

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


Combo: House Hacking + Airbnb

Live for free (or something close to it)?

Make money with Airbnb in Rochester?

Can you do this in Rochester?

FFREIA member’s Chad Braungart and Barrington Nelson are doing it.



House hacking can be great way to get started into real estate, learn to be a landlord without traveling to another property all while reducing your living expenses at the same time which can allow you to save more towards future real estate acquisitions or give your budget a little breathing room. Chad will outline a couple of strategies he implemented to cut living expenses while earning another income stream.

If someone likes the thought of gaining an income stream while reducing their largest living expense (housing), they will want to come hear what we have to say.

As this strategy may require some personal sacrifice, it is not for everyone. Chad will start out by giving his back story on how house hacking led him into the real estate world.

Barrington will be talking about Airbnb and go into the details of what it is, how it works around the world (Maybe Barrington will show us some photos of his recent trip), and how you can use this strategy to increase your cash flow in your rental portfolio.

Barrington currently uses Airbnb at his current residence to earn additional income in addition to saving money on his travels.



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.



Contact Susan Holman, 585-690-5056

[email protected]ffreia.com


The Academy Sessions restart February 17.

 9 am to 12 pm on the 3rd Saturday


2018 Topics

  • Renting in the Rochester Market

  • Rent to Own

  • Passive Income with Tax Liens in Florida

  • On Site Flipping (in the field)

  • Advanced Wholesaling

  • How to do preliminary due diligence – title, property characteristics, violations, taxes, liens

 Five Star Bank Community Room

395 Westfall Rd – Behind Costco at CityGate


 2017 topics included:

January 21Business Insurance 101

  • February 18 – Investing in Self-Storage
  • March 18 – How to Select Quality Tenants
  • April 22 – Wholesaling in Monroe County
  • May 20 – Private Funding
  • June 17 – Rehab Workshop 9am – 12pm





More Upcoming FFREIA Meetings


The Investor Academy

The Investor Academy –      RESTARTING FEBRUARY 17

                    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Members:  $149 for the 6 session series, per class price $30

Non members:  $249 for the 6 session series, per class price $50

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Refreshments provided.

Five Star Bank

CityGate Office

395 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620

Contact Susan Holman

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


Thursday January 4

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 Adam Johnson, Joe LaBarbera and Scott Speer.


Thursday January 11

Landlord Support Group

NEW LOCATION 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 18

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 Adam Johnson, Joe LaBarbera and Scott Speer.


Thursday January 25

Landlord Support Group 

Bayfront Restaurant 1075 Empire Blvd 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Bayfront charges a $5 pp minimum, plan on having something to eat)

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

to eat.



For more information please call

 Susan Holman

 585-690-5056 or [email protected]





2018 General Meetings (Program Committee):

  • House Hack & Air BnB
  • Free Money (Lead and Window Grants)
  • Preliminary Title Work
  • Legal update with Steve Pheterson
  • Wholesaling
  • Using Social Media
  • Creative Investing Techniques (Panel)
  • Picnic
  • Tax update
  • 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



2017 General Meetings Included:

  • March:  Evictions
  • April:  Legal Entities and legal questions with
  • Steve Pheterson
  • May:  What information and tools you need to track your business
  • June:  Monroe County and City Tax Deed Auction
  • July:  What is the 2017 Market
  • August:  FFREIA Annual Picnic
  • September:  South Wedge (tentative)
  • October:  2017 Tax Update wih Chris Sardone
  • November:  C of O (tentative)
  • December:  FFREIA Annual Holiday Party 






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Rochester Then And Now

Rochester is one of the top locations in America for real estate investment. But at a time when many markets are stagnant, Rochester holds its own in reaching the world of tomorrow. Enjoy this look at the dynamic Rochester of today and Rochester 1963!

(And look at us now! — )

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

If interested in volunteering for our organization please contact:

Susan Holman


[email protected]