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Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting – Thursday, June 8th 7:00 – 9:00

SJREI’s Gloves-Off Investing: Unconventional Methods That Really Work

Actionable Ideas Ready to Up Your Game, Regardless of Your Strategy

We have a special treat for you in June. Meet the man behind a 7 figure wholesale business in the Bay Area… and another man with a young family who has established a virtual wholesale business that allows him to run his business from anywhere, anytime. SJREI is bringing you a panel discussion the likes of which you’ve never seen before!

Meet Panelist Haim Mamane Palman

Freedom might as well be his middle name… no, really. This is an investor who loves to travel with his family, and he loves to close deals. A recent trip to Japan found him taking in local culture while closing deals. The only office supplies he truly needs to close deal after deal? A laptop and a cellphone. Sweeeeeetttttttt! How does he pull it all off virtually (and make it look easy)?

Haim has developed groundbreaking systems for finding leads and building relationships with realtors in a multitude of markets, while deploying virtual assistants to assist his research.

And, this June, he’ll be bringing his unique system to the SJREI table for a gloves-off, real deal discussion on what he’s doing and how he’s finding success… again and again.

Meet Panelist Jason Buzi

Jason Buzi has made headlines for everything from his viral treasure hunting campaign of hiding cash in major cities across the world… to sponsoring a day of free ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s in major cities. So, yes, hold on to your seats, it’s about to get a little bit wild! Jason is the author of “Smash Your Alarm Clock”. He has been interviewed by CNN, Anderson Cooper, Fox News, Fortune magazine, ABC News, the BBC, Russian TV, German TV, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and others.

Jason is bringing us his experience, insights… and yes: stories, that are guaranteed to up your investing game. He will discuss the 5 basic strategies for real estate investing (wholesaling, wholetailing, rehabbing, new construction, and buy and hold), when he prefers to employ each strategy and why it’s important to be flexible.

He will also discuss deal finding strategies, and the four success principles of real estate investing. Jason will also talk about why most gurus don’t understand the Bay Area, and why most new investors fail here (and how you can avoid being one of them).

As you can imagine, this is going to be a jam packed meeting. Grab your seat before we sell out!

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SJREI formed for a simple objective: to connect and educate investors in a genuine, productive way. We are the authentic voice of reason and success in a cluttered, sometimes overwhelming space. We pledge to bring you, the thoughtful investor, useful and timely information to assist you on your journey to fulfill your goals; we do so with complete transparency and integrity. We are committed to helping you increase your cash-flow: our buy and sell signals have helped many achieve their dreams many times over. We bring the most intriguing industry speakers to our organization; they are the thought-leaders in the industry, so you will learn from the best. We have the utmost confidence in ourselves so that you can, too.

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Our Investors Say

  • I attended my first meeting last week with Garrett Sutton as the guest speaker. I didn’t know what to expect. The drive from Hercules took me 2 hours. I’ve got to let you know that it was worth it. The meeting, atmosphere, people attending, and most importantly the guest speaker surpassed my expectations! Everything was perfect! The dinner was delicious. I learned some additional information on asset protection that I didn’t know. Attending the meetings will become a regular event for me.

    Donacin D.
  • Realtor and Investor Coldwell Banker — Downtown San Mateo Dear Geraldine, As a real estate professional and investor, I have found the SJREI Club to be a phenomenal resource.  It is clear that your focus is to truly educate your members and provide us with useful and timely information and tools that enable us to stay on top of the different markets and make wise investment choices.  I really appreciate that your club is so focused on education rather than vendors selling their ‘wares’.  You clearly are very selective with whom you elect to speak at the club which is truly invaluable to us. In addition to the educational component, the dinner meetings are also very fun!  I enjoy the networking time during dinner and have met some amazing people who have become not just colleagues and business contacts, but close friends as well. I’ve been on a few of the real estate tours and have found them to be extremely educational as well.  The rental properties that I have purchased while on those tours have proven to be wise and lucrative investment choices. Thank you so much for providing us with so many amazing and educational opportunities.

    Caroline Dinsmore
  • Geraldine, just want you to know how much I appreciate your ethics, business savvy, willingness to help and YOU!

    Maryann W.
  • Dear Geraldine, Thank you for fast becoming one of my favorite associations to be involved with. Since I’ve now been at this for 20 years, I know a great investment club when I see one. Your’s is nearing the top of the list for the simple reason of why your club exists. It should be obvious to every member that you care very much about their success and education. As an investor/educator, I can pick up very quickly why a club exists. Sometimes it’s to make the owner/promoter money; sometimes it exists to provide a service. You have chosen wisely and will always be able to attract people of value to your club. Sincerely, Bruce Norris

    Bruce Norris President, The Norris Group
  • I realized the benefits of networking when I joined SJREI approximately 6 years ago.  With the help of Geraldine Barry and SJREI I have been able to increase my business significantly.  The membership and education provided by SJREI is first class.  I have also had the opportunity to be a part of some of the educational events.  I am continuously recommending SJREI to my real estate investor clients.  SJREI has definitely changed my life.

    Accountant Richard Smith
  • The reason that I love SJREI is that they bring speakers and educators who are actually working in the business and doing deals.  They are not bringing you speakers who make their money selling books or products(like other clubs),  instead they bring you people who are active in the real estate investment business giving you tips and strategies  to succeed in today’s changing market

    Broker Investor, Tim Manke
  • SJREI is a great venue for new investors and seasoned investors, as well.  The quality of the education provided is top notch.  The speakers have diverse backgrounds and are experts in their fields.  In addition to the presentations, I find the discussion among the members to be incredibly enlightening.  There are so many ways to make money in real estate and SJREI exposes you to practically all of them.  I have repeatedly recommended SJREI to my clients and colleagues who own or want to own real estate.

    Attorney Nancy Chillag
  • I recently attending SJREI’s Women in Real Estate event and found the presenters to be very experienced, hands-on successful investors in their relative fields, and very willing to share their successes and failures openly.  The event was very well organized, offered a wealth of information while allowing a lot of time for networking and questions.  Great job Geraldine for all of the wonderful events that you put together!

    Investor Caroline Hegarty
  • At the height of the downturn, many people thought numerous real estate clubs would fold. Geraldine Barry and the team at SJREI defied the odds and opened more locations. It goes to show her and her team’s ongoing commitment to value, quality, content, and networking has really paid off in a big way.

    Aaron Norris VP of the Norris Group
  • Back in 2005 when housing prices were going up $100k in 6 months in our area, buyers were passionate about the future home equity growth and willing to engage in bidding wars, fearing that it would be even more expensive to buy in the future. However, one group was predicting the real estate market would crash soon and advised people to sell their real estate properties in AZ, CA, FL, and more. That group was SJREI.  My TV guest, Geraldine Barry, President of the SJREI, sold all of her investment properties in CA as well as her primary residence.   In retrospect, that was a very smart move as that was the peak of the housing market.  This is the kind of winning information that SJREI provides.  I wish I had taken action then.

    Local TV host Alicia Zhou
  • It is not unexpected that SJREI would be the winning contender for this honor. SJREI and their leadership have built an investor association model that places the success of members first.  This is not lost on these clients who in turn have rewarded founder Geraldine Barry with a growing membership when many other associations are just trying to survive.

    Andrew J. Waite Publisher Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine
  • Congratulations to Geraldine, founder of San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, for winning the National REIA annual award for Excellence for 2011.  This highly prestigious award is given to the REIA that demonstrates excellence in all areas of operation, from education to communication to community service. SJREI is the premiere Bay area investor association and caters to beginning and experienced investors alike.   I highly recommend this association for all level investors.

    Charles Fischer President of Central Florida Real Estate Investors
  • I have attended a number of “real estate educational events” over the years, some of which leave a lot to be desired, but I can say without reservation that SJREI is the real deal! They simply educate and connect investors. I have gotten into the game because of the information I have gained here. I really enjoy being a part of this organization because of the helpful relationships I have developed and the success that I have attained. I am not only an agent, but an investor now, thanks to SJREI!

    Elizabeth Tejada SJREI Association Member & JumpStart Attendee
  • I attended SJREI’s JumpStart program not knowing really what to expect, it was helpful, practical, and provided me with a lot of relevant information and contacts to start investing. I now attend all the meeting’s and really enjoy the content, and the relationships that I am developing there. Plus, these people are a lot of fun.

    Kevin Kaaha Real Estate Structured Sales & JumpStart Attendee
  • Geraldine and her organization have helped me immensely in my journey through Real Estate Investing. Being a part of SJREI has opened me up to so many networks of amazing people who have been there for me and helped me grow. SJREI has wonderful, knowledgeable speakers come to the meetings every month and I gain so much from being able to chat with them afterwards and speak to them in person with any questions that I might have. This organization is all about people getting together and being effective, and I really appreciate that! I feel like I’m part of something great! I attended the Jumpstart Program in July 2012 and it was just fantastic. A day full of learning about the ins and outs of Real Estate Investing, what to look out for, how to make the best deals, and how to protect yourself. I can’t wait for their next Jumpstart Program in September!

    Dhevin Tran Member of SJREI Association & JumpStart Attendee
  • Thank you for continuing to provide a forum for rookie real estate investors to get educated and network.  As a result over the past 11 years I have able to accumulate 9 houses in Fresno and Pittsburg area.  It is not the hundred of houses some speakers have, but because most are paid off, it’s enough to buffer the engineering day time job. Again, thank you for providing major parts of the puzzle

    Scott Pease Real Estate Investor & SJREI Attendee


SJREI wins National REIA Award of Excellence

Leading real estate investor community,SJREI Association,won a highly prestigious award-the National REIA Annual award for Excellence for 2011 for best overall Real Estate investors Association. he National REIA awards for excellence aim to encourage recognize and promote excellence and top performers in the real estate investor community service where among the criteria for success in the National REIA awards for Excellence.