Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati

December 7th General Meeting:
Holiday Networking, Best & Worst Deals of the Year

It’s the end of another year packed with education and information, and it’s time for the REIAGC team to thank our amazing community (that’s you!) with food, networking, bargains, and fun! Bring your spouse or partner (1 free guest per member or $35 for non-members), but either way...
PLEASE, PLEASE RSVP by December 1st,
so we know how much food to order!

Here’s the agenda:
6:00-7:30 Dinner, Networking, and Silent Auction

   Hang out and meet your next buyer, seller, partner, agent—who knows? There’ll be a dinner buffet and you’ll get the first shot at our silent auction items, with gift cards, home study courses, and more. Top bidder takes ‘em home...usually cheap!

7:30-9 p.m. Buy, Sell Trade & Best and Worst Deals of 2017
    Learn and enjoy as members share their war stories and triumphs of 2017, then vote for the winners of the cherished plaques in the categories of Best Deal of the Year, Worst Deal of the Year, Most Creative Deal of the Year, and Best Deal by a new investor.

In order to compete in one of these categories:

  • You must be a current REIAGC member to compete
  • Your deal must have been completed during 2017
  • You must email the details and any backup documentation to  by December 6th.

You’ll learn lots about your fellow investors and how deals are made right here in OKI, and it’s tons of fun, too!

Cleaning Out Your Garage? Donate to Our Silent Auction!
Do you have real estate-related books, courses, audios, tools, or other things you’d like to get out of your garage and into someone else’s? Donate them to our silent auction! Just bring them to the early meeting on December 7th, and we’ll use them to raise money for the all-important Housing Opportunities Made equal! If you plan to donate something, please send an email to, or just bring it to the meeting by 6:30!

November 16th General Meeting:

All-Star Q&A, Mobile homes, and MORE.

7:30-9:00 general meeting

Riches in Niches:
Get Every Question You Ever Had About Every Strategy Answered Tonight!

We’re blessed to have some of the most successful real estate association leaders in the U.S. visiting REIA this week, and we’re going to let YOU tap their awesome breadth of knowledge while they’re here. You’ll get to get hard-core, from the trenches advice on topics like

  • Short sale investing * Marketing for deals                                     * Investing when you have a job
  • Wholesaling * Being a hard money lender                      * Buying Notes
  • Getting started * Investing in apartments                             * Insurance issues
  • Tax saving * Asset protection                                           * more

This all-star cast of experts has thousands of deals under their collective belts, and we guarantee they can answer ANY real estate question you have. Come ask your best questions, or just learn from the questions of others!

6:00-7:00 Early Meeting for New Investors

Risk assessment: are the fears that are holding you back really “real”? 

All the knowledge and education in the world isn’t going to do you a bit of good if you let fear or uncertainty stop you from “pulling the trigger”. In this powerful session, we’ll do a full-on analysis of your worst fears about losing money, getting sued, making a fool of yourself—whatever your issue is—and talk about what the real worst-case scenarios are. By bringing your fears out into the light, you’ll see that the worst that can happen if you DON’T do something is worse than if you DO.

                If you feel like you’ve become mired in analysis paralysis, you need to make absolutely sure that you get to this meeting: we promise that if you participate, it will get you off your rear and into the real estate world!

6:00-7:00 Early Meeting for Experience Investors

Why I Invest in Mobile Homes.

Have you ever thought about buying, selling, or renting mobile homes? There are big advantages (low competition, cheap prices, high demand) and big potential pitfalls, too. Karla Kuhn, an experienced mobile home investor, will walk you through her years of experience in these profitable and interesting deals. This is a rare chance to hear from a real-life expert about this fascinating property class.

 Full Schedule:
5:30 pm     Free light dinner
6:00 pm     Early meeting for new investors: How to get over the fears that are holding you back
                 Early meeting for experienced investors: Why I invest in mobile homes
7:00          Guest orientation
7:30          Riches in Niches Ask the Expert Night

October 19th Main Meeting
How to Make Rentals Not Suck, Earn Quick Cash, Get Great Rental Forms
(Plus Board Elections)

At our October 17th meeting, a panel of successful REIA landlords share their best tips, tech, and systems that will help you own more wealth-building rentals with less stress.

At the 6 p.m. early meeting for new investors, you’ll find out all the ways that you can FLIP assets (ugly houses, pretty houses, and more) for quick cash or share your best rental documents at the active investors meeting.

Get all the details and RSVP HERE.

October 17th is also our board elections. 3 new board members will be elected from this fine group of candidates:

Derek Christian

I worked for P&G for 13 years, where my wife still works, before leaving to be an entrepreneur.   I built and sold two businesses that are still operating, K9 Country Club in Mason, and My Maid Service based in Lebanon.   I currently solely own Handyman Connection of Blue Ash, and I am partners in several other services businesses that offer everything from home cleaning to consulting services.   I have also previously served in several nonprofit boards including Habitat for Humanity and Main Street Ventures.  I became an active real estate entrepreneur in 2016 buying 4 properties, mostly as long-term rentals.

My real area of expertise has always been marketing and I think that is something unique I could bring to REIA as well as lots of experience building companies from the ground up. 

Kathy Maxwell

Hi! My name is Kathy Maxwell.  My husband and I have been landlords since 2003 and self-manage our rentals, and have done a couple of wholesale deals. I am one of the hosts of the Friday Morning Meet-up.  Although we have lived in northern Dearborn County, Indiana, for over 20 years, I was born and raised in the Western Hills/Green Township area of Hamilton County.  I attended St. Jude Elementary and Mother of Mercy High Schools.  I have 4 grown children and 3 beautiful grandchildren who live close so we get together often.  I enjoy reading, sewing, and crocheting, and doing DIY projects around my house and in our rentals.  My husband and I enjoy NHRA Drag Racing and stay in our travel trailer at the races.

"My work experience includes both entreprenurial and corporate experience: I have had several of my own small businesses - Cincinnati Post route, Home Interiors and Gifts Sales Consultant, Licensed in-home Day Care, and a Vending Route; and was a Regional Sales Manager for Waste Management, Inc. and most recently, a Department Supervisor for Home Depot in Harrison.  I would like to use the knowledge gained from these experiences to be a contribting member of the board and this community.

Tom Terlau

My BSBA and MBA earned my way into IBM which was at the time the most respected company in the world.  I worked my way into the top 2% of salespeople 2 of my 11 years @ IBM.  I went on to work for other large, medium, and small technology companies.  It was then time for me to start my own business.  After 18 successful years I sold the business.  I’ve built both residential and commercial buildings and rehabbed many of both.  I’ve been a landlord since 1990 and am focused on wholesaling today.

I’ve been on the board for the past two years and have worked hard to improve REIAGC for our members.  My personal focus has been and will be sales—increasing membership and increasing revenue.  I believe this will have the greatest positive impact on our members.   I’ve worked hard to contribute and improve and will continue to do so going forward if I am elected


Felicia Bell

I am a native of the Republic of Panama but raised in Cincinnati.  During my formative years, I attended school in the Mt. Healthy School district; graduated from the Roger Bacon High School and the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s of Business degrees in Management and Marketing.  I am the very proud mother of Swede L. Moorman III.  Swede is currently a sophomore in the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University.

I spent 25 years as a corporate professional with Fortune 100 Companies in the areas of Human Resources, Organizational Development, Finance, and Purchases.  As a Senior Purchases Manager at P& G, I was responsible for managing strategic supply chains around the globe for chemicals, packaging materials, hardlines and contract manufacturing services.  I was also responsible for career coaching and development for my direct reports as well as for prospective hires.  In addition to my professional accomplishments, I have been an active member of the communities in which I belong.  As a UC Alumni, I have served on the Career Development & Placement Office Corporate Advisory Board for over 10 years including Chairperson of the Board.  I served as the President of The Seven Hills AA Parents Association, I have served as a Judge for the Ohio History Contest, President of my church usher board, a youth leader, women’s ministry member and currently working as an active member of the media/technology team. 

In December 2015, I transitioned out of corporate and began pursuing my career in Real Estate.  I have focused the past year and a half learning the various investing strategies, obtaining my real estate license, and putting my real estate education to work.  In May 2016, I became a licensed agent for Keller Williams Pinnacle Group, and in June 2016, I acquired my first property.  I have since rehabbed a total of four properties (with a fifth property under construction).  I have utilized several strategies in real estate investing including investing using a self-directed retirement plan, purchasing property subject to the existing mortgage, buy and hold, flipping, and I have leaned forward on the process of investing in mortgage notes. 

I am passionate about my pursuits and I am equally as passionate about sharing what I have learned with others.  I would like to serve on the REIA Board of Directors for several reasons: 1) to learn more about the inner workings of the Cincinnati REIA organization; 2) to help influence the long-term direction of the organization; 3) to serve the needs of the General Body membership in a leadership capacity; 4) I have been extremely pleased with REIA as a member, operating in a leadership capacity will help me better serve other members of the group.  Finally, the skills I have gained in the areas of process and procedure development, negotiating, developing metrics and holding people accountable, supplier relationship management, leveraging and other skills will all be valuable skill sets to the organization.  I look forward to serving REIA as a Board Member and representing the Real Estate Investors of Cincinnati both internally and externally to the organization.

Welcome to Our Community!

     We are real estate investors, rental housing providers, wholesalers, retailers, note investors, new and experienced investors who buy, sell, and manage properties in the Greater Cincinnati area.

    REIACG meets to learn the best strategies for making money in today's real estate market, share resources, and network with like-minded people from all over the region. Our semi-monthly meetings feature the best local, regional, and national experts, and our many special-focus subgroup meetings cater to your favorite strategy or area of town.

    REIAGC provides tons of benefits for real estate entrepreneurs from cash back and discounts from your favorite vendors and service providers to legislative action and connections with other investors throughout Ohio through our membership in the Ohio Real Estate Investor's Association (OREIA). 

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       When you meet our amazing group of members, we know you'll want to become part of our community, too!

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