Educating Wisconsin Investors

Upcoming events

    • 14 May 2024
    • 10 Sep 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Unlocking Real Estate Success - Your Path Starts Here!

    Exciting News for Aspiring Real Estate Investors!

    Join Our Free REI Webinar: Unlocking Real Estate Success - Your Path Starts Here!

    Are you ready to dive into the dynamic world of real estate investing? WiscoREIA invites you to a transformative online event tailored just for you – our newest members! Everyone is welcome to join. This is a place to network and connect with like-minded investors. Both seasoned and beginning investors are welcome!

    Pre-Register to get your Zoom link!

    Meeting Location: Zoom Meetings

    Get ready for an immersive experience where education meets opportunity. Our webinar will equip you with essential insights and knowledge crucial for navigating the real estate industry. Led by seasoned experts, this session promises to be a game-changer on your path to success.


    Agenda Highlights:

    • Educational Insights: Gain valuable insights into real estate investing strategies, market trends, and insider tips from industry veterans.
    • Networking Extravaganza: Discover the power of connecting with like-minded individuals in the real estate community. Our online networking event opens doors to potential partners, mentors, and collaborators who can accelerate your growth.

    But that's not all! WiscoREIA is not just an association; it's your key to a thriving real estate network.

    We'll guide you on how to seamlessly transition from this webinar to our regular meetups, where you can deepen connections, share experiences, and strategize with seasoned investors.

    Remember, your success journey in real estate is not a solo adventure – it's a collective effort. ✨ Don't miss this chance to fuel your ambition, gain knowledge, and build meaningful connections that will propel you toward real estate greatness.


    How to Join:

    Pre-register for this event and get the Zoom link and Passcode in your email. Please check your spam folder if you can't find it in your main inbox. If you're having issues, please send an email to info@wiscoreia.com.

    Empower yourself. Connect with success. Unleash your real estate potential with WiscoREIA!

    • 28 May 2024
    • 11:30 AM
    • The Coffee Grounds
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    Eau Claire REI Networking Coffee & Lunch!

    Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the Month from 11:30 am - until!

    Come out, enjoy some wonderful selections from the Coffee Grounds menu, get a big cup of coffee and rub elbows with the people actively investing in Real Estate all over Wisconsin!

    Networking has a bigger impact than education, marketing, and anything else you do for your business. Not only is networking a shortcut to success, but it also helps build long term relationships! We hope to see you there!


    Hosts: AJ Minaker and Shaun Tutor



    AJ first became interested in real estate in 2006. After years of contemplating, he bought his first house, a duplex that he and his wife made home for four years. Since then, they have purchased additional units and begun rehabbing single family homes.

    AJ lives with his wife and children in the Eau Claire area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, personal training, and he recently started coaching youth basketball. The challenge of investing in real estate is something AJ enjoys.

    He is always looking to share his knowledge and to continue learning about every facet of real estate.


    Shaun became interested in real estate two years ago. He has a home improvement company and investing company, where he focuses on flipping and BRRRRing real estate with his brother. Shaun and his wife, Sam, have a podcast called “Tutors of Life” where they research life, so you don’t have to.

    Shaun loves business, real estate, and investing, which are the main topics he discusses on his podcast. His first company he built, started in 2017 and sold in November of 2021 to focus on real estate. Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Mimi and taking cruises in one of his classic cars.


    Meeting Location:

    The Coffee Grounds

    4212 Southtowne Dr

    Eau Claire, WI 54701

    **We try to sit at the K Point Brewing Area**

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!

    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.



    • 4 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Lyric Room Stage 1
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     Lead Conversion Magic: It's not about the Quantity, it's about the Quality!

     AJ will dive into each one of these topics!

    * Lead Source Tracking and Documentation
    * Persistence Pays Off
    * Quality Over Quantity
    * Average Conversion Time
    * Touchpoints Matter
    * Expired Listings

    * Email Marketing

    Remember, it’s not about dismissing leads as “junk.” With the right strategy, even seemingly unlikely leads can turn into valuable clients!



    Speaker: AJ Minaker

    AJ first became interested in real estate in 2006. After years of contemplating, he bought his first house, a duplex that he and his wife made home for four years. Since then, they have purchased additional units and begun rehabbing single family homes.

    AJ lives with his wife and children in the Eau Claire area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, personal training, and he recently started coaching youth basketball. The challenge of investing in real estate is something AJ enjoys.

    He is always looking to share his knowledge and to continue learning about every facet of real estate.

    WiscoREIA’s Green Bay Meeting Always Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the Month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Mike Martell & Joe Gracyalny 

    Originally from Two Rivers, Mike and his wife Kathryn (from Brillion) have been married for over 30 years. They have three grown children all living in the upper Midwest. After 25 + years in the kitchen and bath industry working in sales and sales management for a couple of large companies, Mike retired to Door County with Kathryn in June of 2018.

    Mike and Kathryn’s interest in real estate began in 1986 with their first duplex, an upper/lower in Wauwatosa, purchased on a land contract. Over the years they moved all over the Midwest chasing the corporate dream but always looking, buying, and updating properties, focused on kitchen and bath remodels. They purchased flips, buy and holds, tried their hand at land development, historic renovations and buying bank owned properties. Today they are focused on vacation rentals and private money lending.


    Joe is a real estate investor in the Green Bay/Fox Valley area. He has partnerships with other investors, as well as his own projects and views investing as a team activity. He specializes in self-storage and multifamily projects.

    Joe has a passion for education and helping newer investors. He was a teacher and coach in Dubuque, IA before moving back to his Wisconsin roots. As a teacher, he added a few rentals in the Green Bay area, and recognized the opportunity in real estate. He took the leap and hasn’t looked back. WiscoREIA provides the opportunity for him to be able to scratch that educator itch, as well as learn from the many people in the room.

    Joe got his first project under contract in 2018 and has been growing ever since. Known primarily in the area as "Duplex Joe," he has ventured on from mostly multifamily projects, into the self-storage space and buys deals across the United States.

    If you are new and want to get into rental property, Joe published many of the tools he used in small multifamily for investors for free. Go to duplexuniversity.com where you can find tools, templates, a weekly newsletter, all 100% free to investors. Find Joe on: Instagram @ duplex_joe - Twitter @ realduplexjoe or at WiscoREIA Green Bay on the first Tuesday of every month!


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    The Lyric Room at Stage 1

    231 N Broadway

    Green Bay, WI 54303

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation


    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!

    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.

    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 5 Jun 2024
    • 2 Oct 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Appleton Cigar Company
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    Appleton Real Estate Investing & Cigars

    Join us monthly on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 4pm to 7pm, for an exclusive gathering that blends the sophistication of cigar appreciation with the dynamic world of real estate. Appleton Cigar Company proudly presents "Real Estate & Cigars," an event designed for enthusiasts of fine cigars and real estate professionals alike. This unique experience is sure to offer a perfect setting to network, share insights, and explore opportunities within the real estate industry.

    Brought to you in partnership with WiscoREIA and the Fox Valley Apartment Association, this event promises an evening filled with engaging conversations, premium cigars, and the chance to connect.

    Whether you're a seasoned investor, a professional in the real estate field, or simply someone with an appreciation for quality cigars and good company, "Real Estate & Cigars" is the place to be. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your network, learn from industry peers, and enjoy the finest cigars in the cozy ambiance of the Appleton Cigar Company.

    This meeting is Free!!

    Meeting Location:

    Appleton Cigar Co.
    415 W College Ave
    Appleton, WI 54911


    Hosted by: WiscoREIA & Fox Valley Apartment Association

    • 6 Jun 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    WiscoREIA Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!

    Networking is Important and so is Lunch!

    Pre-registering is a REQUIREMENT to get the Zoom link

    All new and experienced investors are welcome!

    WiscoREIA Networking Lunch is an informal networking opportunity to meet other like-minded real estate investors, make valuable connections, and learn.

    *Pre-register for this event to receive the Zoom link in your email.


    Host: Chris Hake

    Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit.  He now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin.

    Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks 

    Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 

    Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio.

    In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA and in July 2021 merged his REIA with WiscoREIA bringing the combined membership to over 650 with 8 locations! 

    On a personal note, Chris and his wife, Suzanna, have three children, Tyler, Tanner and Trelan. He also has two dogs, Kona and Hemi. Chris loves classic muscle cars (Corvettes), all outdoor sports, especially golf, and fishing. As a husband, father, businessman, and real estate investor, Chris holds true to his core values and living his Life and Business Vision plan.

    His personal and business motto is, “People before profits.”


    This Meeting is FREE!!

    Meeting Location: 

    Zoom Online Meetings

    *Pre-register for this event to receive the Zoom link in your email.

    Your first meeting is FREE! After that Non-Members are $20! Members are always FREE!

    This event is happening every other Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm CST!

    Hosted by: WiscoREIA

    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tanner's Bar & Grill
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    "CREATIVE" REAL ESTATE INVESTING, It's not just about deal Structure!

    Join Chris as he digs into all facets of what it really means to "think", "become" and take "action" like a creative investor. Most people believe it's ONLY drafting a creative offer, but there is so much more to consider as you structure that deal (on the front side, middle and end of a transaction). 

    Topics for discussion include:
    Marketing
    Networking
    Funding
    Landlording
    Accounting
    Mindset
    Accountability 



    Speaker: Chris Theder

    About Chris:

    • Owned income property for 20 years.
    • Experience with management and tenants.
    • Member of the Madison (REIA) Real Estate Investment Association for several years.
    • Graduate of their BluePrint course that takes an investor through as aspects of Buy and Hold, Flips, and rehabs.
    • Purchases multiple properties with the assistance of seller financing.
    • BBA UW Whitewater – Human Resource Management
    • Almost 20 years with WDATCP – Food/Dairy Safety
    • Prior to that was Restaurant Manager.
    • Goal to become full time REI by Feb, 2021.

    Other relevant Group involvement:

    • Lifeonaire
    • Short Term Rentals
    • Lease Options
    • Bigger Pockets
    • Fynanc Academy
    • Dodge County Apartment Association

    WiscoREIA's Madison Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm!



    Host: Chris Hake


    Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit.  He now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin.

    Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks. 

    Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 

    Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio.

    In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA and in July 2021 merged his REIA with WiscoREIA which has 7 REIA’s across Wisconsin, bringing the combined membership to over 650 with 8 locations! 


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    Tanner’s Bar & Grill

    2259 Deming Way

    Middleton, WI 53562


    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!

    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Speaker Presentation

    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!

    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.

    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • River Jams
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    Ways to Add Value to Real Estate & Your Real Estate Business!

    Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting, understanding how to add value to your real estate or real estate business is crucial. Here are some key strategies to consider:

    What we will cover:

    • Determine if its flipping or holding
    • Which updates are the best value for return on investment?
    • Sweat Equity 
    • Buying at a low price
    • 70% rule
    • Longevity
    • Proper Management
    • Extra rent income
    • Level of finishes based on Rents in the neighborhood

    By incorporating these strategies into your real estate ventures, you can add significant value to your properties and enhance the overall success of your real estate business.


    WiscoREIA's Eau Claire Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Speaker & Hosts: AJ Minaker & Shaun Tutor 

    AJ first became interested in real estate in 2006. After years of contemplating, he bought his first house, a duplex that he and his wife made home for four years. Since then, they have purchased additional units and begun rehabbing single family homes.

    AJ lives with his wife and children in the Eau Claire area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, personal training, and he recently started coaching youth basketball. The challenge of investing in real estate is something AJ enjoys.

    He is always looking to share his knowledge and to continue learning about every facet of real estate.


    Shaun became interested in real estate two years ago. He has a home improvement company and investing company, where he focuses on flipping and BRRRRing real estate with his brother. Shaun and his wife, Sam, have a podcast called “Tutors of Life” where they research life, so you don’t have to.

    Shaun loves business, real estate, and investing, which are the main topics he discusses on his podcast. His first company he built, started in 2017 and sold in November of 2021 to focus on real estate. Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Mimi and taking cruises in one of his classic cars.


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    River Jams

    2940 109th St

    Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation

    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!


    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!


     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.


    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Wilder's Cutting Edge Bistro
    Register


    "CREATIVE" REAL ESTATE INVESTING, It's not just about deal Structure!

    Join Chris as he digs into all facets of what it really means to "think", "become" and take "action" like a creative investor. Most people believe it's ONLY drafting a creative offer, but there is so much more to consider as you structure that deal (on the front side, middle and end of a transaction). 

    Topics for discussion include:
    Marketing
    Networking
    Funding
    Landlording
    Accounting
    Mindset
    Accountability 



    Speaker: Chris Theder

    About Chris:

    • Owned income property for 20 years.
    • Experience with management and tenants.
    • Member of the Madison (REIA) Real Estate Investment Association for several years.
    • Graduate of their BluePrint course that takes an investor through as aspects of Buy and Hold, Flips, and rehabs.
    • Purchases multiple properties with the assistance of seller financing.
    • BBA UW Whitewater – Human Resource Management
    • Almost 20 years with WDATCP – Food/Dairy Safety
    • Prior to that was Restaurant Manager.
    • Goal to become full time REI by Feb, 2021.

    Other relevant Group involvement:

    • Lifeonaire
    • Short Term Rentals
    • Lease Options
    • Bigger Pockets
    • Fynanc Academy
    • Dodge County Apartment Association

    WiscoREIA’s Appleton Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Jason Lund & Geoff Possley

    Jason is a real estate entrepreneur, coach, mentor and REIA partner. Jason is a partner at WiscoREIA, a real estate investor association, and an owner of 920 Home Buyers.

    Jason has also founded a Coaching and Mentoring Group to educate individuals and families on how to grow their real estate investing business and how to manage life's tasks. Jason began his real estate journey in 2010. Jason has also founded several other businesses including property management company.

    He has flipped and wholesaled 1000+ homes and has become a premier property investment firm in Northeast Wisconsin. He also owns 200+ rental properties. Buying, fixing and flipping single family properties has always been Jason's preferred investing strategy.


    Geoff is a part time buy and hold investor with investments in the Fox Valley and Sheboygan area. He is a full-time aircraft certification engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton where he lives with his wife Laura and four children Carter, Madeline, Rowen and Brielle.

    Geoff got started in real estate in 2005, with very little REI knowledge, when he purchased a single-family home with the plan to do a live-in flip over the next few years. After the bubble burst in 2008 his focus shifted from turning a profit to simply breaking even. This led Geoff to step away from real estate for a number of years until he discovered WiscoREIA in 2018 where he finally was able to acquire the knowledge and network that was necessary to be successful in real estate investing.  His goal is to use REI as a means to retire early from engineering.

    Geoff currently invests in single-family and small multi-family properties that he operates as traditional rentals as well as short term furnished rentals. In his free time Geoff enjoys camping with his family, playing golf, snowboarding, hunting, and good beer.


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!

     

    Meeting Location:

    Wilder's Cutting Edge Bistro

    2639 S Oneida St

    Appleton, WI 54915

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation


    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!

    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00

    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Brat Stop
    Register


    Hard Money & the "How To" for Investors

    Hard money loans can be a game-changer for Investors looking to seize opportunities quickly. Unlike traditional loans, hard money loans are asset-based, making the qualification process more accessible.

    Hard money loans offer Investors a valuable tool to capitalize on opportunities that traditional financing might miss. Understanding the qualification process, leveraging the benefits, and being aware of typical terms can help investors make informed decisions and maximize their returns.

    Jeff will cover:

    • How to qualify for hard money
    • How Investors use Hard Money to their advantage
    • Typical terms
    • He will have a case study or two!

    Speaker: Jeff Cichocki


    Jeff is a 20-year veteran of RE. Jeff’s a local Hard Money Lender and active investor who’s been involved over 2,000 transactions. His favorite way to buy, sell and hold is through creative strategies and techniques.

     

    WiscoREIA’s Kenosha Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the Month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Dan Yurkovich & Andy Baugher

    Dan started his investing career in 2018 when he moved to Kenosha and bought his first property to “house hack” and begin building a rental portfolio. After struggling in real estate for 2 years, he eventually found WiscoREIA in 2020. Networking with other local investors at the monthly meetups, he quickly learned the potential to become financially free through real estate and dove in headfirst.

    He started acquiring more rentals using the “BRRRR” method and eventually got into flips, wholesales, and creative financing. In June 2022, Dan was able to leave his full-time job as a mechanical engineer and start investing in real estate full time. He specializes in buying rentals with no money down and is always eager to learn new strategies to buy properties and help sellers in difficult situations.

    Dan loves to share what he has learned with other investors and get those around him excited about the life-changing potential of real estate investing. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, trying new food, playing sports and snowboarding.


    Andy has been passionate about real estate for all of his adult life. In 2012, Andy purchased his first commercial property and then continued his real estate investing over the years by purchasing and holding multifamily properties in the Racine/Kenosha area. His main strategy as an investor is buy and hold, but he enjoys and dabbles in BRRR, hard money lending and investing in syndicated deals. Andy built his portfolio over the years while working a full time W2 job. In 2022, Andy “Retired” from the “9 to 5” to enjoy financial freedom and continues to grow his investment portfolio and businesses. Andy and his wife own a local full-service real estate brokerage and a property management company.

    In his free time, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife (Meagan) and two young children (Ben and Jack) as well as working out, running and almost any other outdoor activity.

    Andy enjoys sharing his knowledge and insight with others about real estate investing and is passionate about helping people use real estate to build wealth and reach financial freedom.


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    The Brat Stop

    12304 75th Street

    Kenosha, WI 53142

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation

    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!


    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.

    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 17 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tanner's Bar and Grill
    Register


    WiscoREIA Madison Creative Mastermind Group!

    This is a Mastermind event and NOT a lecture or Trainer lead seminar.

    Madison Creative Mastermind Group Meetings are always on the 3rd Monday of the month from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm!


    Hosts: Joe Miller, Kent McDonell, Christopher Theder and Ken Collins


    Joe Miller joined the REIA in the Spring of 2021 during his final semester at UW-Madison where he was studying International Business. Upon attending the REIA's 3-Day Blueprint course he decided to go full time into real estate investing straight out of college.


    Kent McDonell has a background in Mechanical Engineering, and over the last 3 years has focused his talent on remodeling. Kent flipped over $2M in projects before partnering with Joe.

    Together they own and manage a portfolio of Real Estate focused businesses operating in the wholesaling, flipping, rental, and property management spaces, enabled by a talented and growing team.

    With an endless appetite for rentals, they position themselves to move into multifamily real estate through syndication in 2024.

    Deals Structured:

    • Wholesale Fix and FlipRentals (BRRR)
    • Lease Option
    • Seller Financing
    • Subject to
    • Mortgage Wraps
    • Private Lending
    • etc.


    Christopher Theder

    • Owned income property for 20 years.

    • Experience with management and tenants.

    • Member of the Madison (REIA) Real Estate Investment Association for several years.

    • Graduate of their BluePrint course that takes an investor through as aspects of Buy and Hold, Flips, and rehabs.

    • Purchases multiple properties with the assistance of seller financing.

    • BBA UW Whitewater – Human Resource Management

    • Almost 20 years with WDATCP – Food/Dairy Safety

    • Prior to that was Restaurant Manager.

    • Goal to become full time REI by Feb, 2021.

    • Other relevant Group involvement:

    1. Lifeonaire

    2. Short Term Rentals

    3. Lease Options

    4. Bigger Pockets

    5. Fynanc Academy

    6. Dodge County Apartment Association



    Ken Collins is a Madison REIA 2018 Coaching student. He lives in Lake Mills and is a wiz at creative deal structuring. His focus is on marketing for off-market deals to wholesale, flip or hold as rentals.


    The Schedule:

    • 5:30 pm - Check in at the reception desk, visit with your friends and colleagues, get settled in to start

    • 6:00 pm - Welcome from Chris Hake, brief announcements, and introductions of Vendors

    • 6:15 pm - Raffle prizes from our Vendors, Local topics discussed, Haves and Wants

    • 6:40 pm - Break out into un-constructed networking, first-time guests meet with President and Founder, Chris Hake

    • 7:00 pm - Spotlight speaker to present for 90-minutes

    • 8:30 pm - Meeting adjourned, closing comments by Chris Hake


    Stay after the meeting for more networking opportunities!


    Meeting Location:

    Tanner's Bar and Grill

    2259 Deming Way

    Middleton, WI 53562

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!

    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00

    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 17 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Bar
    Register


    Flip Project Case Study from Acquisition to Sale with Buck!

    Buck will do a deep dive into one of his flips he completed.  He will talk about how he found the deal, analyzed it, bought it, how he figured the rehab budget, hired the teams, how he handled the bumps along the way, completed it, listed it and sold it.  

    Bring your deals!! After Buck is done with his case study, he is going to analyze your deal for you! 


    Speaker: Buck Sugden


    Buck Sugden is a real estate investor and owner of Clear Trail Properties. He and his girlfriend Ashley own 6 vacation rentals and 19 mid-term rental units in central Wi, northern Wi and Upper Michigan. They also own and manage 25+ long term rentals and flip single family homes in central Wisconsin. Buck's background is in mechanical engineering so when tasked with the flip projects, he went to work on setting up systems, mastering the art of analyzing deals, negotiation and the ability to manage several flips at one time.  He also enjoys coaching his clients in the real estate space and loves to watch people live their visions!

    When he is not working in his business, Buck can be found coaching people about holistic health, mountain biking, hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with their son Korbin and their 3 English bulldogs.


    WiscoREIA’s Wausau Meeting Always Meets on the 3rd Monday of the Month from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Derek Dombeck and Ashley Lang


    Derek has been a successful Investor since 2002.  He’s been through the ups and downs of the markets and has the scars to prove it.

    Derek has been involved in hundreds of transactions in his career.  He’s done wholesaling, flipping, landlording, lending and countless other investment strategies throughout the years.

    Derek loves negotiating with sellers.  He loves to put together creative solutions for sellers that few other investors can put together.

    Derek loves giving back to the real estate community. Derek is also a coach and mentor who has a passion for helping others be successful too.



    Ashley Lang is a real estate investor and owner of Clear Trail Properties. She currently owns and operates 6 vacation rentals and 19 mid-term rental units in central WI, northern WI and Upper Michigan. She also owns and manages 25+ long term rentals as well as flips single family homes. She has been in the hospitality industry for several years and thoroughly enjoys the science behind providing an unforgettable experience for her guests.

    Everything from where you buy your property to where you place your dinnerware is very important in the process of setting up the perfect short-term rental.  She also enjoys coaching her clients in the real estate space and loves to watch people live their visions! 

    When she is not working in her business, Ashley can be found coaching people about holistic health, mountain biking, hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with her boyfriend Buck, their son Korbin and their 3 English bulldogs.


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    The Bar

    10302 Market Street

    Rothschild, WI 54474


    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation

    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!


    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.

    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 18 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Empourium
    Register


    Hard Money & the "How To" for Investors

    Hard money loans can be a game-changer for Investors looking to seize opportunities quickly. Unlike traditional loans, hard money loans are asset-based, making the qualification process more accessible.

    Hard money loans offer Investors a valuable tool to capitalize on opportunities that traditional financing might miss. Understanding the qualification process, leveraging the benefits, and being aware of typical terms can help investors make informed decisions and maximize their returns.

    Jeff will cover:

    • How to qualify for hard money
    • How Investors use Hard Money to their advantage
    • Typical terms
    • He will have a case study or two!

    Speaker: Jeff Cichocki


    Jeff is a 20-year veteran of RE. Jeff’s a local Hard Money Lender and active investor who’s been involved over 2,000 transactions. His favorite way to buy, sell and hold is through creative strategies and techniques.


    WiscoREIA’s Hudson Meeting Always Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm!


    Hosts: Alyssa Burton & Rebekah Chamberlain

    Alyssa is the founder of Inspired Investments LLC and a dual licensed agent with Green Forest Realty and Chippewa Valley Real Estate, operating in Indiana and Wisconsin. She has cultivated knowledge across various fields within the real estate realm. With experience as an investor in single-family homes, multifamily properties, small apartments, self-storage facilities, and vacant land, Alyssa leverages her insights to empower her clients. Through Inspired Investments, she provides property management and project management for flips, and has been excelling in the field since 2020. Alyssa's favorite thing about real estate is that there are so many strategies and types of investments to get into. She is dedicated to the belief that Real Estate can be used as a powerful tool to create positive change, and her greatest satisfaction is using what she has built to help do the most amount of good. Alyssa is always looking to grow and learn more and enjoys bringing like-minded individuals together.



    Always an entrepreneur, Rebekah spent the first decade of her career starting and building an organic dairy farm from the ground up.  The business went from $0 to just shy of $1M in gross revenue over that decade.

    7 years ago, Rebekah pivoted her efforts into Real Estate.  Passionate about building a life and business that fit around her children instead of her business running her- she is grateful to only have created that balance for herself, but to also get to help others do the same.  Rebekah has specialized in working with investors and commercial transactions and is using that experience helping others to begin building her portfolio.

    On a personal note, Rebekah is a busy mom to four beautiful children. Leading by example and leaving a legacy for her children is the “why” that inspires her to be better every day. You can find Rebekah enjoying time with her family, running, hiking, biking, soaking in the outdoors, reading, cooking or baking when she’s not busy with work.


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    The Empourium

    736 Rodeo Dr

    Hudson, WI 54016

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Speaker Presentation


    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!


    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00


    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***
    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    WiscoREIA Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!

    Networking is Important and so is Lunch!

    Pre-registering is a REQUIREMENT to get the Zoom link

    All new and experienced investors are welcome!

    WiscoREIA Networking Lunch is an informal networking opportunity to meet other like-minded real estate investors, make valuable connections, and learn.

    *Pre-register for this event to receive the Zoom link in your email.


    Host: Chris Hake

    Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit.  He now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin.

    Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks 

    Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 

    Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio.

    In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA and in July 2021 merged his REIA with WiscoREIA bringing the combined membership to over 650 with 8 locations! 

    On a personal note, Chris and his wife, Suzanna, have three children, Tyler, Tanner and Trelan. He also has two dogs, Kona and Hemi. Chris loves classic muscle cars (Corvettes), all outdoor sports, especially golf, and fishing. As a husband, father, businessman, and real estate investor, Chris holds true to his core values and living his Life and Business Vision plan.

    His personal and business motto is, “People before profits.”


    This Meeting is FREE!!

    Meeting Location: 

    Zoom Online Meetings

    *Pre-register for this event to receive the Zoom link in your email.

    Your first meeting is FREE! After that Non-Members are $20! Members are always FREE!

    This event is happening every other Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm CST!

    Hosted by: WiscoREIA

    • 25 Jun 2024
    • 22 Oct 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • The Coffee Grounds
    Register


    Eau Claire REI Networking Coffee & Lunch!

    Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the Month from 11:30 am - until!

    Come out, enjoy some wonderful selections from the Coffee Grounds menu, get a big cup of coffee and rub elbows with the people actively investing in Real Estate all over Wisconsin!

    Networking has a bigger impact than education, marketing, and anything else you do for your business. Not only is networking a shortcut to success, but it also helps build long term relationships! We hope to see you there!


    Hosts: AJ Minaker and Shaun Tutor



    AJ first became interested in real estate in 2006. After years of contemplating, he bought his first house, a duplex that he and his wife made home for four years. Since then, they have purchased additional units and begun rehabbing single family homes.

    AJ lives with his wife and children in the Eau Claire area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, personal training, and he recently started coaching youth basketball. The challenge of investing in real estate is something AJ enjoys.

    He is always looking to share his knowledge and to continue learning about every facet of real estate.


    Shaun became interested in real estate two years ago. He has a home improvement company and investing company, where he focuses on flipping and BRRRRing real estate with his brother. Shaun and his wife, Sam, have a podcast called “Tutors of Life” where they research life, so you don’t have to.

    Shaun loves business, real estate, and investing, which are the main topics he discusses on his podcast. His first company he built, started in 2017 and sold in November of 2021 to focus on real estate. Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Mimi and taking cruises in one of his classic cars.


    Meeting Location:

    The Coffee Grounds

    4212 Southtowne Dr

    Eau Claire, WI 54701

    **We try to sit at the K Point Brewing Area**

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!

    This Meeting is FREE!!

    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.

    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Legand Larry's
    Register



    My Short-Term Rental Story


    Join us for an engaging session devoid of fancy slides and fluff, where we'll share our story of transforming from zero rentals to collecting well over $1 million in rents in just over two years. This isn't a lecture; it's a conversation. Bring your questions, and let's dive into the practical strategies and real-life experiences that propelled our success. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting, this session will inspire and inform, leaving you ready to take your real estate journey to new heights.  


    Speaker: Jeremy Udovich


    Born and raised in Sheboygan, Jeremy is a dedicated family man and professional with a rich background. As a married father of three pre-teen boys, he cherishes family time and values the importance of a strong, supportive home environment. Jeremy brings a wealth of experience to his role in the technology industry, where he works full-time in sales. His commitment to excellence extends beyond his career, as he actively serves on multiple boards, leveraging his expertise to make a positive impact in various spheres. Prior to his current endeavors, Jeremy spent a decade in the golf and hospitality industry, honing his skills and cultivating a deep appreciation for customer service and business development. With a passion for personal and professional growth, Jeremy embraces new challenges and opportunities, always striving to make a difference in the lives of others.


    WiscoREIA’s Sheboygan Meeting Always Meets on the 4th Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Geoff Possley and Chris Wolfert

    Geoff is a part time buy and hold investor with investments in the Fox Valley and Sheboygan area. He is a full-time aircraft certification engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton where he lives with his wife Laura and four children Carter, Madeline, Rowen and Brielle.

    Geoff got started in real estate in 2005, with very little REI knowledge, when he purchased a single-family home with the plan to do a live-in flip over the next few years. After the bubble burst in 2008 his focus shifted from turning a profit to simply breaking even. This led Geoff to step away from real estate for a number of years until he discovered WiscoREIA in 2018 where he finally was able to acquire the knowledge and network that was necessary to be successful in real estate investing.  His goal is to use REI as a means to retire early from engineering.

    Geoff currently invests in single-family and small multi-family properties that he operates as traditional rentals as well as short term furnished rentals. In his free time Geoff enjoys camping with his family, playing golf, snowboarding, hunting, and good beer.

    Chris is a buy-and-hold real estate investor who got started in real estate investing out of necessity. In 2008, he bought a small condo in Chicago and shortly after, his family quickly began to outgrow the space with the arrival of their first child. When he went to sell the property in 2011, he realized he would take a sizable loss. Therefore, he decided to turn the condo into a rental property instead. Despite his initial apprehension, he quickly saw the advantage of real estate investing.

    In 2018, Chris began actively investing in real estate after moving to Sheboygan, WI. He invests in single-family homes and duplexes, which he operates as both traditional rentals and short-term furnished rentals. His long-term goal is to expand into larger multi-family complexes. Chris’s investing greatly increased after partnering with a good friend who introduced him to WiscoREIA.

    In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Marla and their three children, Finn, Lexi, and Fiona. He is an active coach for youth soccer and basketball, spending much of his time during the fall and spring coaching soccer and during the winter coaching basketball. In addition to coaching, he enjoys snowboarding, cycling, golfing, and craft beer.


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    Legend Larry's

    1142 Plankview Green Blvd

    Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation


    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!

    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.

    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 2 Jul 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Lyric Room Stage 1
    Register


    Make sure to pre-register!!!

    Bring your 4th of July spirit, deals, and business cards to this one folks! This month's meetup is a networking event, dedicated to grilling out, and real estate discussion!

    We can't wait to have a little fun and engage with like-minded individuals. We'll have some time for haves and wants, and share any questions, or walk through a deal or two as well if anyone wants that. This meeting is dedicated to you!

    Happy Independence Day Folks!

    Grill Location & Reminders:

    We'll have access to the patio at Stage One/The Lyric Room at our normal monthly meeting location.

    With food being involved, it would be greatly appreciated if you pre-register 48 hours in advance. We want to have an accurate count to have enough burgers, brats, and hot dogs for everyone. If you have a dish to pass that you want to bring, you are welcome to! *If you have any dietary restrictions or don't want burgers, brats, or hot dogs, please bring your own food and we'll grill it for you!

    WiscoREIA’s Green Bay Meeting Always Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the Month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Mike Martell & Joe Gracyalny 

    Originally from Two Rivers, Mike and his wife Kathryn (from Brillion) have been married for over 30 years. They have three grown children all living in the upper Midwest. After 25 + years in the kitchen and bath industry working in sales and sales management for a couple of large companies, Mike retired to Door County with Kathryn in June of 2018.

    Mike and Kathryn’s interest in real estate began in 1986 with their first duplex, an upper/lower in Wauwatosa, purchased on a land contract. Over the years they moved all over the Midwest chasing the corporate dream but always looking, buying, and updating properties, focused on kitchen and bath remodels. They purchased flips, buy and holds, tried their hand at land development, historic renovations and buying bank owned properties. Today they are focused on vacation rentals and private money lending.


    Joe is a real estate investor in the Green Bay/Fox Valley area. He has partnerships with other investors, as well as his own projects and views investing as a team activity. He specializes in self-storage and multifamily projects.

    Joe has a passion for education and helping newer investors. He was a teacher and coach in Dubuque, IA before moving back to his Wisconsin roots. As a teacher, he added a few rentals in the Green Bay area, and recognized the opportunity in real estate. He took the leap and hasn’t looked back. WiscoREIA provides the opportunity for him to be able to scratch that educator itch, as well as learn from the many people in the room.

    Joe got his first project under contract in 2018 and has been growing ever since. Known primarily in the area as "Duplex Joe," he has ventured on from mostly multifamily projects, into the self-storage space and buys deals across the United States.

    If you are new and want to get into rental property, Joe published many of the tools he used in small multifamily for investors for free. Go to duplexuniversity.com where you can find tools, templates, a weekly newsletter, all 100% free to investors. Find Joe on: Instagram @ duplex_joe - Twitter @ realduplexjoe or at WiscoREIA Green Bay on the first Tuesday of every month!


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    The Lyric Room at Stage 1

    231 N Broadway

    Green Bay, WI 54303

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation


    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!

    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.

    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 8 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tanner's Bar & Grill
    Register


    “Take back control of your money by being your own Bank”


    Our educational talk focuses on empowering individuals to reclaim control over their finances by becoming their own banker through the Infinite Banking Concept. We delve into the principles and strategies behind this concept, demonstrating how it can be used to purchase appreciating assets such as real estate. By understanding and implementing these concepts, attendees can learn to build wealth, secure their financial future, and achieve greater financial independence.



    Speaker: Jonah Dew

    CO-FOUNDER OF THE BANKING BROS &

    EXPERT MONEY MENTOR


    Jonah Dew has a background in conventional banking and

    insurance sales. For the last 5+ years he’s been a hands-on teacher

    of a very specific privatized banking concept and has personally helped thousands of people understand how to create more cash flow.

    He has a passion for helping people have a goodtime in life, and he thinks that your money situation should be a part of that equation.


    My first introduction to this concept was in February of 2016 and immediately was attracted to the ability to keep wealth within my family and become my own banker. One of my core values is that God has given us the blessings with have and we are to be good stewards of any wealth he allows us to obtain. Many simply are not educated in knowing this process is available and I’m excited to help spread the word to others.


    WiscoREIA's Madison Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm!



    Host: Chris Hake

    Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit.  He now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin.

    Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks. 

    Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 

    Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio.

    In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA and in July 2021 merged his REIA with WiscoREIA. We now have 8 locations with over 650 memberships!


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    Tanner’s Bar & Grill

    2259 Deming Way

    Middleton, WI 53562


    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!

    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Speaker Presentation


    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!


    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.


    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 9 Jul 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • River Jams
    Register


    Investor Panel 

    Don't miss our upcoming event featuring an expert panel of seasoned investors who are eager to share their insights, strategies, and success stories.

    Whether you're a seasoned investor or just getting started, this is a unique opportunity to connect with fellow investors, industry professionals, and potential partners.

    WiscoREIA's Eau Claire Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Speaker & Hosts: AJ Minaker & Shaun Tutor 

    AJ first became interested in real estate in 2006. After years of contemplating, he bought his first house, a duplex that he and his wife made home for four years. Since then, they have purchased additional units and begun rehabbing single family homes.

    AJ lives with his wife and children in the Eau Claire area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, personal training, and he recently started coaching youth basketball. The challenge of investing in real estate is something AJ enjoys.

    He is always looking to share his knowledge and to continue learning about every facet of real estate.


    Shaun became interested in real estate two years ago. He has a home improvement company and investing company, where he focuses on flipping and BRRRRing real estate with his brother. Shaun and his wife, Sam, have a podcast called “Tutors of Life” where they research life, so you don’t have to.

    Shaun loves business, real estate, and investing, which are the main topics he discusses on his podcast. His first company he built, started in 2017 and sold in November of 2021 to focus on real estate. Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Mimi and taking cruises in one of his classic cars.


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    River Jams

    2940 109th St

    Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation


    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!


    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!


     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.


    **We are now Cashless, no cash or checks will be accepted at the meeting**

    • 10 Jul 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Wilder's Cutting Edge Bistro
    Register


    Quitting the Perfect Day Job to Become a Full-time Real Estate Investor!

    Ever dreamt of someday quitting your W2? Witness Andrew Engel's inspiring journey from a stable tech job to the dynamic world of full-time real estate investing. With a young family in tow, Andrew navigated the challenges and triumphs of this major life shift.

    Join us to uncover the actionable steps and personal insights that fueled his transformative year.


    Speaker: Andrew Engel

    Andrew Engel is a real estate investor and founder of Fresh Picked Leads; a lead generation company designed to collect and distribute the freshest motivated seller lists in Wisconsin.

    Andrew’s professional background is in software engineering and project management, but he left his W2 job in February 2023 to pursue his businesses full time.

    He is now focusing his efforts on building his real estate acquisitions business to wholesale, fix and flip, and hold residential real estate.


    WiscoREIA’s Appleton Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Jason Lund & Geoff Possley

    Jason is a real estate entrepreneur, coach, mentor and REIA partner. Jason is a partner at WiscoREIA, a real estate investor association, and an owner of 920 Home Buyers.

    Jason has also founded a Coaching and Mentoring Group to educate individuals and families on how to grow their real estate investing business and how to manage life's tasks. Jason began his real estate journey in 2010. Jason has also founded several other businesses including a property management company.

    He has flipped and wholesaled 1000+ homes and has become a premier property investment firm in Northeast Wisconsin. He also owns 200+ rental properties. Buying, fixing and flipping single family properties has always been Jason's preferred investing strategy.


    Geoff is a part time buy and hold investor with investments in the Fox Valley and Sheboygan area. He is a full-time aircraft certification engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton where he lives with his wife Laura and four children Carter, Madeline, Rowen and Brielle.

    Geoff got started in real estate in 2005, with very little REI knowledge, when he purchased a single-family home with the plan to do a live-in flip over the next few years. After the bubble burst in 2008 his focus shifted from turning a profit to simply breaking even. This led Geoff to step away from real estate for a number of years until he discovered WiscoREIA in 2018 where he finally was able to acquire the knowledge and network that was necessary to be successful in real estate investing.  His goal is to use REI as a means to retire early from engineering.

    Geoff currently invests in single-family and small multi-family properties that he operates as traditional rentals as well as short term furnished rentals. In his free time Geoff enjoys camping with his family, playing golf, snowboarding, hunting, and good beer.


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!

     

    Meeting Location:

    Wilder's Cutting Edge Bistro

    2639 S Oneida St

    Appleton, WI 54915

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation

    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!

    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.

    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Brat Stop
    Register

    Topic: Lead Conversion Magic: It's not about the Quantity, it's about the Quality!

     AJ will dive into each one of these topics!

    * Lead Source Tracking and Documentation
    * Persistence Pays Off
    * Quality Over Quantity
    * Average Conversion Time
    * Touchpoints Matter
    * Expired Listings

    * Email Marketing

    Remember, it’s not about dismissing leads as “junk.” With the right strategy, even seemingly unlikely leads can turn into valuable clients!

    Speaker: AJ Minaker


    AJ first became interested in real estate in 2006. After years of contemplating, he bought his first house, a duplex that he and his wife made home for four years. Since then, they have purchased additional units and begun rehabbing single family homes.

    AJ lives with his wife and children in the Eau Claire area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, personal training, and he recently started coaching youth basketball. The challenge of investing in real estate is something AJ enjoys.

    He is always looking to share his knowledge and to continue learning about every facet of real estate.

    WiscoREIA’s Kenosha Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the Month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Dan Yurkovich & Andy Baugher

    Dan started his investing career in 2018 when he moved to Kenosha and bought his first property to “house hack” and begin building a rental portfolio. After struggling in real estate for 2 years, he eventually found WiscoREIA in 2020. Networking with other local investors at the monthly meetups, he quickly learned the potential to become financially free through real estate and dove in headfirst.

    He started acquiring more rentals using the “BRRRR” method and eventually got into flips, wholesales, and creative financing. In June 2022, Dan was able to leave his full-time job as a mechanical engineer and start investing in real estate full time. He specializes in buying rentals with no money down and is always eager to learn new strategies to buy properties and help sellers in difficult situations.

    Dan loves to share what he has learned with other investors and get those around him excited about the life-changing potential of real estate investing. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, trying new food, playing sports and snowboarding.


    Andy has been passionate about real estate for all of his adult life. In 2012, Andy purchased his first commercial property and then continued his real estate investing over the years by purchasing and holding multifamily properties in the Racine/Kenosha area. His main strategy as an investor is buy and hold, but he enjoys and dabbles in BRRR, hard money lending and investing in syndicated deals. Andy built his portfolio over the years while working a full time W2 job. In 2022, Andy “Retired” from the “9 to 5” to enjoy financial freedom and continues to grow his investment portfolio and businesses. Andy and his wife own a local full-service real estate brokerage and a property management company.

    In his free time, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife (Meagan) and two young children (Ben and Jack) as well as working out, running and almost any other outdoor activity.

    Andy enjoys sharing his knowledge and insight with others about real estate investing and is passionate about helping people use real estate to build wealth and reach financial freedom.


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    The Brat Stop

    12304 75th Street

    Kenosha, WI 53142

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation


    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!


    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.

    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***


    • 15 Jul 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Bar
    Register


    Storage Deep Dive

    Join Chris as he gets into the weeds of how he bought, stabilized, managed and grew his first self-storage facility.


    In this meeting, you will learn:

    • How he found it (68-units with 2.5 acres extra)
    • Analyzing the numbers (original underwriting)
    • Financing sources (private lender & bank à equity partner)
    • Property management (old school to virtual)
    • New construction of 108-Units (vision, plans, permitting, construction and being the GC)
    • Why the right team and systems are CRITICAL

    This meeting is perfect for anyone who wants to get a peek behind the curtain and is interested in self-storage as a strategy. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced investor, you'll walk away with nuggets and insights that will help you take the next step.


    Speaker: Chris Hake


    Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and enjoys applying that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in buying, renting and wholesaling self-storage facilities throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest.

    Chris has been a Madisonian for over 48 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 30 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks.


    WiscoREIA’s Wausau Meeting Always Meets on the 3rd Monday of the Month from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Derek Dombeck and Ashley Lang


    Derek has been a successful Investor since 2002.  He’s been through the ups and downs of the markets and has the scars to prove it.

    Derek has been involved in hundreds of transactions in his career.  He’s done wholesaling, flipping, land lording, lending and countless other investment strategies throughout the years.

    Derek loves negotiating with sellers.  He loves to put together creative solutions for sellers that few other investors can put together.

    Derek loves giving back to the real estate community. Derek is also a coach and mentor who has a passion for helping others be successful too.



    Ashley Lang is a real estate investor and owner of Clear Trail Properties. She currently owns and operates 6 vacation rentals and 19 mid-term rental units in central WI, northern WI and Upper Michigan. She also owns and manages 25+ long term rentals as well as flips single family homes. She has been in the hospitality industry for several years and thoroughly enjoys the science behind providing an unforgettable experience for her guests.

    Everything from where you buy your property to where you place your dinnerware is very important in the process of setting up the perfect short-term rental.  She also enjoys coaching her clients in the real estate space and loves to watch people live their visions! 

    When she is not working in her business, Ashley can be found coaching people about holistic health, mountain biking, hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with her boyfriend Buck, their son Korbin and their 3 English bulldogs.


    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    Meeting Location:

    The Bar

    10302 Market Street

    Rothschild, WI 54474

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation


    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!


    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.

    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

    • 16 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Village Park
    Register


    Hudson WiscoREIA Meetup: Cook Out & Networking!

    Get ready to celebrate Independence Day with a bang at our Hudson REI Cook Out & Networking event! Bring your 4th of July spirit, your latest deals, and plenty of business cards for a "meats and greets" gathering like no other.

    Event Details: Join us for a fun-filled day of networking, good food, and real estate discussions at Village Park in Roberts! This family-friendly event is open to all, so bring your loved ones along for an afternoon of community building and connection.

    What to Expect:

    • Grill & Chill: We'll be firing up the grill with brats, hot dogs and providing slow cooked pulled pork for everyone to enjoy. If you have dietary preferences or want to bring a dish to share, feel free to do so! BYOB -the park does not allow for glass containers but feel free to bring a cooler of any drinks you would like to enjoy. Water and lemonade will be provided.
    • Networking Galore: Connect with fellow real estate enthusiasts, share your experiences, and explore potential collaborations. Don't forget to bring your business cards – you never know who you'll meet!
    • Haves and Wants: Take advantage of our dedicated time to discuss your current deals, investment opportunities, and any real estate-related questions you may have. This is your chance to network with like-minded individuals and expand your horizons.

    Location & Reminders: We'll be gathering at the Pavilion at Village Park in Roberts, so come prepared for outdoor fun! To ensure we have enough food for everyone, please pre-register 48 hours in advance. And remember, if you have a dish to pass, feel free to bring it along – the more, the merrier!

    Let's come together to celebrate the land we love, forge new connections, and build a stronger real estate community. God bless America, and we can't wait to see you there!


    WiscoREIA’s Hudson Meeting Always Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm!


    Hosts: Alyssa Burton & Rebekah Chamberlain


    Alyssa is the founder of Inspired Investments LLC and a dual licensed agent with Green Forest Realty and Chippewa Valley Real Estate, operating in Indiana and Wisconsin. She has cultivated knowledge across various fields within the real estate realm. With experience as an investor in single-family homes, multifamily properties, small apartments, self-storage facilities, and vacant land, Alyssa leverages her insights to empower her clients. Through Inspired Investments, she provides property management and project management for flips, and has been excelling in the field since 2020. Alyssa's favorite thing about real estate is that there are so many strategies and types of investments to get into. She is dedicated to the belief that Real Estate can be used as a powerful tool to create positive change, and her greatest satisfaction is using what she has built to help do the most amount of good. Alyssa is always looking to grow and learn more and enjoys bringing like-minded individuals together.


    Always an entrepreneur, Rebekah spent the first decade of her career starting and building an organic dairy farm from the ground up.  The business went from $0 to just shy of $1M in gross revenue over that decade.

    7 years ago, Rebekah pivoted her efforts into Real Estate.  Passionate about building a life and business that fit around her children instead of her business running her- she is grateful to only have created that balance for herself, but to also get to help others do the same.  Rebekah has specialized in working with investors and commercial transactions and is using that experience helping others to begin building her portfolio.

    On a personal note, Rebekah is a busy mom to four beautiful children. Leading by example and leaving a legacy for her children is the “why” that inspires her to be better every day. You can find Rebekah enjoying time with her family, running, hiking, biking, soaking in the outdoors, reading, cooking or baking when she’s not busy with work.

    Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!


    This Meeting Location:

    Village Park

    Hennessey Dr
    Roberts, WI  54023


    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Speaker Presentation


    You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!


    Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE!

     After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.


    ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***


    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 26 Sep 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom
    Register


    WiscoREIA Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!

    Networking is Important and so is Lunch!

    Pre-registering is a REQUIREMENT to get the Zoom link

    All new and experienced investors are welcome!

    WiscoREIA Networking Lunch is an informal networking opportunity to meet other like-minded real estate investors, make valuable connections, and learn.

    *Pre-register for this event to receive the Zoom link in your email.


    Host: Chris Hake

    Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit.  He now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin.

    Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks 

    Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 

    Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio.

    In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA and in July 2021 merged his REIA with WiscoREIA bringing the combined membership to over 520 with 8 locations! 

    On a personal note, Chris and his wife, Suzanna, have three children, Tyler, Tanner and Trelan. He also has two dogs, Kona and Hemi. Chris loves classic muscle cars (Corvettes), all outdoor sports, especially golf, and fishing. As a husband, father, businessman, and real estate investor, Chris holds true to his core values and living his Life and Business Vision plan.

    His personal and business motto is, “People before profits.”


    This Meeting is FREE!!

    Meeting Location: 

    Zoom Online Meetings

    *Pre-register for this event to receive the Zoom link in your email.

    Your first meeting is FREE! After that Non-Members are $20!

    Members are always FREE!


    This event is happening every other Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm CST!

    **Except for Holidays

    Hosted by: WiscoREIA

Past events

23 May 2024 WiscoREIA: Virtual Lunch & Learn
22 May 2024 WiscoREIA Sheboygan: Turning $17,000 into a $16 million portfolio in 6 years!
21 May 2024 WiscoREIA Hudson: Buy & Hold Multifamily Units with My Banking Relationships!
20 May 2024 WiscoREIA Wausau: Close Wholesale Deals Like A Pro!
20 May 2024 WiscoREIA Madison: Creative Mastermind Group!
14 May 2024 WiscoREIA Eau Claire: Creative Deal Structuring & Negotiating
13 May 2024 WiscoREIA Madison: REI Automation
11 May 2024 Wholesaling 101 Boot Camp: Learn to Wholesale Like the Pros!
9 May 2024 WiscoREIA Kenosha: Quitting the Perfect Day Job to Become a Full-time Real Estate Investor!
9 May 2024 WiscoREIA: Virtual Lunch & Learn
8 May 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: Close Wholesale Deals Like A Pro!
7 May 2024 WiscoREIA Green Bay: Close Wholesale Deals Like A Pro!
1 May 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: Real Estate & Cigars
25 Apr 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
24 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Sheboygan: Storage Deep Dive
23 Apr 2024 Eau Claire REI Networking Coffee & Lunch!
16 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Hudson: Lead Conversion Magic
15 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Wausau: Quitting the Perfect Day Job to Become a Full-time Real Estate Investor!
15 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Madison Creative Mastermind Group
11 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Kenosha: Storage Deep Dive
11 Apr 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
10 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: House Flipping 101 - Lessons from my Rookie Year!
9 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Eau Claire: Level Up Your Short Term Rental Business
9 Apr 2024 Madison REI Meetup: Storage Deep Dive!
9 Apr 2024 New Member Webinar: Your REI Success Starts Here!
3 Apr 2024 Appleton Real Estate & Cigars
2 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Green Bay: Level Up Your Short Term Rental Business!
28 Mar 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
26 Mar 2024 Fix and Flipping
26 Mar 2024 Eau Claire REI Networking Coffee & Lunch!
20 Mar 2024 WiscoREIA Sheboygan: Acquiring Real Estate "Subject To"!
18 Mar 2024 Wausau: House Flipping 101 - Lessons from my Rookie Year!
18 Mar 2024 WiscoREIA Madison Creative Mastermind Group
14 Mar 2024 Kenosha: Adapt or Perish - 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid in a Shifting Market
14 Mar 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
13 Mar 2024 Appleton REI Meetup: Multifamily Real Estate Investing!
12 Mar 2024 Eau Claire: Adapt or Perish - 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid in a Shifting Market!
12 Mar 2024 New Member Webinar: Your REI Success Starts Here!
11 Mar 2024 Madison: Adapt or Perish - 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid in a Shifting Market!
6 Mar 2024 Appleton Real Estate & Cigars
5 Mar 2024 Green Bay: Quitting the Perfect Day Job to Become a Full-time Real Estate Investor!
29 Feb 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
28 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Sheboygan: Creative Finance!
27 Feb 2024 Eau Claire REI Networking Coffee & Lunch!
19 Feb 2024 Wausau REI Event: Level Up Your Short Term Rental Business!
19 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Madison Mastermind Group: Creative REI
15 Feb 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
14 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: Level Up your Short Term Rental Business
13 Feb 2024 Eau Claire REI Meetup: Mastering the Art of Real Estate Investment Sales!
12 Feb 2024 Madison REIA: Increase Conversions & Business Without Spending More Money
10 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Eau Claire REI-CON 2024
8 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Kenosha: Learn to Close Wholesale Real Estate Deals Like a Pro!
7 Feb 2024 REI Webinar: Business & Personal Vision Workshop!
6 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Green Bay: Storage Deep Dive
3 Feb 2024 REI Webinar: Business & Personal Vision Workshop!
24 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Sheboygan: Real Estate Investing Meetup!
23 Jan 2024 Eau Claire REI Networking Coffee & Lunch!
18 Jan 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
15 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Wausau Real Estate Meetup!
11 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Kenosha: Real Estate Investor Meetup!
10 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: Open Mic Night
9 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Eau Claire: Market Downturn
8 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Madison: Goals and Vision Panel
4 Jan 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
2 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Green Bay: Negotiating With Sellers



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