Here Is WHY You Need To Join CREIA Today!
For an initial fee of $150 per year, and a renewal fee of just $100, CREIA members receive the following:
Hear the “Hot Seat Speaker,” listen to experienced professional investors, network with other investors, participate in “Roundtable Discussions,” take advantage of buy and sell opportunities with “Show and Sell,” and bring a guest! Guests are charged $15 per meeting.
Read about upcoming events, articles about investing, technical information, classifieds with homes to sell and buy, rentals, and more!
At least twice a year you have the opportunity to hear nationally known speakers addressing key aspects of real estate investing and describing how they achieved success. Members receive a discount.
Local Speakers Seminars
Several times a year you will have a special opportunity to spend a half-day learning about investing. Past seminars have included topics from a wide variety of subjects including “How to use a Financial Calculator,” “How to Negotiate Deals,” “Tax Strategies,” “Landlord-Tenant Relationships,” “Buying and Selling Mobile Homes” and many others.
Monthly Focus Group Meetings
Meet informally to network, learn and share information. Current Focus Groups include the Hendersonville Group, New Member Orientation, and Advanced Investors Group. Focus Groups are free to CREIA and other REIA members. Guests are welcome to “visit” once for free. Thereafter, the required cost to attend is $15 per meeting or CREIA membership. All Focus Groups are held in and around Asheville, NC, unless otherwise noted.
Commercial Sponsorship Program
Advertise your business or learn where to find help through our Commercial Sponsorship Program.
Come enjoy a fabulous, low-cost cruise while getting educated by nationally-known speakers! Be a part of our national organization (National REIA) and exchange ideas and experiences with other investors to read, learn and enjoy!
Other Benefits & Discounts
The Home Depot® is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. The Home Depot offers customized cost reduction solutions that target and meet the evolving needs of professional customers involved in residential and commercial construction, and facilities maintenance. As a member, you will have access to The Home Depot’s Pro Xtra Loyalty program. As part of the loyalty program, you will receive a 2% rebate on your Home Depot purchases, on top of their already low prices. You will also be able to take advantage of the Home Depot Appliance program that allows you to easily order the appliances you need from the exclusive catalog designed for members. Plus, The Home Depot now offers our members 20% off interior and exterior paints and primers at your convenient one-stop shop for paint, coating products & more. Go to youir preferred local Home Depot and show them your membership badge.
ISC (Investigative Screening & Consulting) Connect is the solution rental property owners and managers have been crying out for. We’ve combined the hands-on human element of investigative techniques we’ve always been known for with the speed, convenience, and cost-cutting power of the digital age to provide you with an all-in-one, mobile web-enabled screening process.
ISC Connect Online Lease Agreement allows you to send your tenant(s) a customized lease agreement, electronically and securely! No more having to create or search for a lease; just generate it, and we’ll hold on to it for you! We have included all the legal greatness of a normal lease, and made it easy to customize to your specific property by adding terms such as: Lease Start and End Dates, Monthly Rent, Additional Lessees and Authorized Occupants, and of course Security Deposits and Concessions. Your tenant and you will then electronically sign the lease which is then conveniently stored and available in your account at any time!
Now members receive a discounted $0.95 set up fee. Try the platform for yourself today and see why it’s become the one tool hundreds of property owners and managers can’t live without.
Real Protect: Norton Insurance was built specifically to address the unique needs of the independent real estate investor. Norton helps us to provide a wide array of products including coverage for properties being rehabbed, vacant and occupied rental properties, retail or office spaces and even those you just bought at the courthouse steps! Members get FREE QUOTES and an advisor to help you find the best insurance solutions for all your real estate needs.
REALEFLOW: What if you took all the work that a real estate investor has to do on a daily basis – things like finding deals, analyzing properties, making offers, and finding buyers – and put it all into one system that helps you complete each task faster? That is what you have with Realeflow. Realeflow is designed to guide you through each step of the real estate investing process. We start with lead generation and lead management, take you through the process of deal analysis and acquisition, then guide you through the steps to wholesale, rehab, and sell your properties. Realflow includes all the state-of-the-art tools real estate investors need to do business in one intuitive platform. The National Real Estate Investors Association is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Realeflow. There are many benefits to YOU, the member, including: a Free 30 Day Trial of any version of Realeflow (Lite, Basic), a discount on normal monthly pricing after the free trial period, and version upgrades with more users, websites, and leads.
RENTALS.COM Receive 30% off standard listings at Rentals.com or get bulk discounts for multiple listings. An online business tool designed to rent your property faster & maximize your investment. List easily, edit at any time, reach millions of qualified renters, and save yourself from future hassles with archive capabilities – when your property is rented, your property details and photos are archived so you can reactivate it anytime!
REIFA The Real Estate Investment and Funding Association (REIFA) aims to launch a platform to better connect funders & investors in order to create easy, consistent & abundant deal flow. Members will post both their offer & their work criteria; those facets will be analyzed instantly to find the ideal match. With peer to peer review, we let the community build and back the integrity of each match alongside REIFA.
LOCAL MARKET MONITOR Members receive 25% off all purchases of Personal Investor Market Reports when they use their coupon code provided by our association. Local Market Monitor provides decision tools for residential real estate investors with straight-forward logic and real time information for opportunity analysis.
OFFICE DEPOT Participating in the program provides you with great savings, award winning customer service, and the ability to shop the way you like (online, by phone, or in-store).
Benefits of the Program:
- Save 15-25% off of your annual office supply purchases with 15-55% off pricing on over 1500 items most commonly purchased by businesses in all categories.
- Account Billing with Net 30 Terms available depending on Business Credit.
- Ability to Customize your Core Supply List for the products and services you use most
- Free Next Day Delivery on orders over $50.00*
- Product offerings for supplies outside of everyday office supplies such as Cleaning, Breakroom, Furniture, Technology, and Copy and Print.
- Dedicated Account Manager Special Pricing on Copy & Print
- 2.5¢ Black & White copies
- 24¢ Color copies
- 40% off Finishing Services – including laminating, binding, paper upgrades etc.
PARTNERSHIP – Your Shipping Connection As the National REIA-endorsed shipping management provider, PartnerShip works with FedEx, UPS Freight, YRC Freight, and other reputable carriers to provide unparalleled customer service and significant savings on every shipment. Members who enroll in this free program receive discounts on small package, LTL freight, truckload, and tradeshow shipments with no minimums or obligations.
CASHFLOW SOLUTIONS INC COLLECT BAD CHECKS with BounceBack Check Recovery! Stop chasing bounced rent payments and let the professionals handle the collections. Cash Flow’s check services, recurring payments and credit card processing can also make your payments more profitable to accept.
AVIS/BUDGET National REIA continues to make travel for business a pleasure with worldwide discounts through the travel industry’s leading auto leasing agents. With special savings and the highest levels of service there’s never been a better reason to rent with Avis! Or enjoy Budget’s Fastbreak Service to keep all your rental preferences on file, so you can grab your keys and go.
CALLFIRE CallFire offers one of the world’s most trusted communications platforms for voice and text messaging. Use CallFire to compose and send SMS text and voice broadcasts in minutes. Reach all of your customers instantly to communicate information, offer promotions to keep them engaged, and generate new leads all while saving valuable time and money. With your membership, you will receive specially negotiated rates of 3 cents per Voice Broadcast, 2.5 cents for Text Messages.
BUILD-A-SIGN Members receive up to 20% off all purchases of Retractable Banners, Yard Signs and accessories, Vinyl Banners and more from the World’s Largest Online Sign Retailer, BuildASign.com. Upload your own artwork or use their design tool to make your own custom signs and have them delivered right to your doorstep. All Signage can be purchased through NREIA’s custom signage portal.