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REIA Frequently Asked Questions


Below are some of our most frequently asked questions.

If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us!


What is the suggested attire at REIA meetings?

Business casual.


What experience levels are welcome?

All levels of real estate investors, from "pre-newbies" to seasoned pros, are welcome at REIA events. The only exception is the REIA Commercial Deal Makers lunch, which is more suitable for those currently involved in or actively seeking commercial real estate.

Can Guests attend a meeting before joining? 

Absolutely! You are welcome to attend meetings that are "Open to the Public" as many times as you would like before you join, though it can be expensive to attend too many meetings as a Guest, both in terms of meeting costs and what you are missing!

How can I attend a REIA Meeting or Class?

Locate the meeting or class on the REIA Calendar of Events, log in if you are a current REIA Member and click the "Register now" icon. You will receive a registration confirmation by email. Registration on this website is required for all REIA Events. If there is a fee associated with the event you will receive a secure Square Invoice by email which is typically due a couple of days before the event to retain your registration. If you don't see your invoice arrive in your inbox be sure to check your spam folder and, if you are a Gmail user, your promotions folder. If that doesn't work just give us a call and we'll find out what happened. We do not accept event fees at events and there typically isn't much of a line when you arrive as a result!

What can I expect at REIA Meetings and Classes?

Networking that is second to none, education from well informed speakers, all typically in a "pitch-free" environment.

Are the meetings really educational or one long sales pitch?

No one wants an "educational" event to turn out to be a perpetual sales pitch, followed by the next meeting or "class" and yet another day of high pressure efforts, REIA included! Those types of meetings typically do little more than amass consumer debt and separate you from money that could better be used growing your business.

Let's keep it simple: you can generally leave your credit card at home when you come to REIA meetings, with the exception of Annual Dues and Event Fees, when applicable. Meeting costs are outlined on the Meetings & Classes page while Annual Dues related to different Membership types are outlined on the Membership Options and Military & Veteran pages of this website. Does that mean that we never have a speaker who offers a book? No, it doesn't. If you already have the book being offered (or another by the same speaker), you are also welcome to bring yours to the meeting for an autograph.

Can Guests attend a meeting free?

We are sorry but it is not REIA's policy to permit Guests to attend events free of charge. When you find "free" meetings they are typically anything but free with businesses vying for your business, courses and coaching being pitched and the like. REIA periodically offers "Bring a Friend Free" coupons to REIA Members or other money saving coupons but both are the exceptions rather than the norm.

I understand that REIA has some of the lowest Annual Dues in the country. How can REIA do that?

Easy! First, we practice what we preach and heavily negotiate with our meeting places and other suppliers to keep overhead costs low. Second, REIA is managed by volunteers. We simply do not have payroll, payroll taxes and other budget-busting costs that most associations pass onto their Membership through higher Membership Dues and a seemingly endless flow of "selling speakers". Pitch-free meetings work the best for REIA and the REIA Membership.

Which meetings are free to REIA Members?

Generally the only meetings REIA Members pay to attend are classes and the Wholesalers Round Table. Visit the Meetings & Classes page for additional information as well as the "Event Detail" on each Calendar page.

Does REIA offer benefits and savings to Members?

You bet! New REIA Member Benefits are added regularly, largely courtesy of an amazing assortment of REIA Business Members! See some of the REIA Member Benefits currently offered and take a look at the REIA Member Bonus for savings on your Annual Membership Dues!

Does REIA offer savings to U.S. Active Duty Military and Veterans? 

Yes! REIA is one of the few real estate investing associations in the nation to recognize our Military and Veterans.

We offer savings to our Military / Veteran Members on Annual Membership Dues and educational events, including a complimentary class of your choice every year. Proof of service in the form of a DD214 for our Veterans or sufficient information to get a DOD verification for our Active Duty Servicemembers.

Our thanks to you and your family for your service and sacrifices.

Please visit the Military & Veteran page for additional information.

I'm a cash buyer. How can I get the word out that I am looking for a deal?

Easy. Visit the Advertise With REIA page for additional information and get your real estate investing business listed in the Cash Buyers section of the REIA Business Associates Directory. We also recommend a post in the Deals Forum of the Message Board in the Member Area of this website.

Can I offer services my business provides at REIA?

You bet! REIA Business Members are crucial for our growing and active businesses for new and experienced real estate investors alike and REIA Members and Guests are always looking for "investor friendly" businesses for their real estate investing teams! Teach at a REIA Meeting, Class or Webinar, write articles and/or provide a short video if you are inclined. Offer a Member Benefit (savings!) just for the Membership. Visit the Advertise With REIA page for additional information and get your business listed in the REIA Business Associates Directory along with other REIA Business Members.

Can I find "investor friendly" businesses at REIA?

YES! REIA has an incredible assortment of "investor friendly" businesses in the Membership that offer services for most areas of real estate investing and can run the gamut of experience levels. Many of our Business Members are investors themselves, frequently teach at meetings, classes and webinars and often offer REIA Member Benefits a.k.a. Savings! Once you become a REIA Member be sure to visit the REIA Business Associates Directory!

Does REIA work with handicapped accessible facilities?
Absolutely. If you need special accommodation please email or call us two business days before the meeting and we'll be ready for you!

Does my participation in REIA guarantee my success as a real estate investor? 
Absolutely not! While we believe education and networking are the keys to success in real estate investing, and REIA excels at facilitating both, it is ultimately up to you!

Can I join REIA online?
Your REIA Membership Application can be submitted online by clicking here. A REIA Volunteer will typically contact you by phone within two business days to process your Membership and welcome you to REIA! If you need to join sooner, such as when you want to attend an event, just give us call. Your REIA Membership Badge will be available at an upcoming REIA Event.

Additional information can be found throughout the REIA website.

If you have additional questions don't hesitate to contact us! You can reach us at info@REIAwa.com425.454.1922 or 1.877.454.REIA. Please include your phone number when contacting us by email. If you don't catch us in the office you can typically expect a response the same or next business day.

We look forward to your participation in REIA and your ultimate success in your real estate investing endeavors!


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