Central Florida Realty Investors Association, Inc.

Menu

Become a CFRI Member Today

See our Benefits Below:

Membership

Central Florida Realty Investors (CFRI) meets the needs of investors who are just starting out, and those who have completed hundreds of deals. As a non-profit organization, our sole purpose is to help you learn more, earn more, and have more fun doing it! We have two membership classifications: General Membership and Business Membership.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
General Membership is designed for the real estate investor is looking to learn more about the field and wants to increase their networking and educational opportunities. As an association who has served Central Florida for over 25 years, you can rest easy knowing that we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.

At CFRI, you can enjoy substantial discounts on seminars, workshops, and conferences. With over 16 County and Focus Group meetings monthly, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet and network with others who are actively investing in real estate.

Most of our long-time members will tell you that they met their partners and associates at a CFRI meeting! How could you not? Our meetings attract real estate brokers, mortgage professionals, attorneys, CPAs, title companies, inspectors, contractors, and other service providers that YOU need to keep your business running. Plus, you can stay up-to-date with the ever changing market at our local Groups, who focus on market trends and conditions in every aspect of investing.

At CFRI you will…

  • Learn how to become financially independent through real estate investing
  • Find the secrets of those that have successfully made their fortunes
  • Learn how to maximize your profits in the affordable housing rental market
  • Discover how to protect your wealth once you attain it!
  • Explore the many possibilities that proper tax planning can have to make you wealthy
  • Learn how to use “Other People’s Money” (OPM) to accumulate a fortune over time
  • Avoid the many pitfalls that typical “landlords” fall into when they don’t have the knowledge to profit from opportunities disguised as problems

Membership Has Its Benefits
We’ve worked hard to put together an unbelievable package of benefits that makes it easy for you to sign up. General Members of CFRI enjoy…

  • FREE admission to the monthly General Meeting, which attracts local and national experts who share their expertise on various ways to invest and prosper in real estate
  • FREE admission to County Chapter meetings, where you get a hands-on and highly localized format to explore local market conditions and investment opportunities
  • FREE admission to small and intensive Members Only Focus Groups meetingswhich dive deep to explore specific aspects of real estate investing (Note: Due to the intimate nature of these groups, attendees must pre-register online at least three days in advance. Be sure to register early! Most groups are limited in size to facilitate in-depth discussion.)
  • FREE monthly electronic newsletter, packed with the popular “Deal of the Month” recap, quality articles (not reprints! from upcoming speakers, member benefits, and a handy calendar
  • FREE personalized premium member nametag (Issued to New Members, available for pick-up at the General Meeting. There is nominal fee for replacement name tags.)
  • FREE online classifieds to post properties ‘For Sale’, ‘For Rent’, ‘Lease To Own’, and ‘Real Estate Wanted’
  • Special discounts offered only to CFRI members from local industry partners
    • DEEPLY DISCOUNTED National REIA discounts, with industry partners such as Office Depot, Rent Perfect, Partner Ship, 1-800-GOTJUNK, Avis and more!
  • GET CERTIFIED with the nationally recognized ‘Professional Housing Provider’ program, administered by National Real Estate Investors Association (National REIA).

Great networking, quality education, incredible discounts and member benefits…what are you waiting for?

Get your FREE GUEST PASS to our next General Meeting here!

Rates

  • Annual General Membership Fee: $150 for one member
  • Add-On Option: One or two additional household members for $50 each (Must be an immediate related family and/or domestic partner of the primary member; residing at the same address as the primary member.  Proof of residency is required.) To fulfill this requirement, please email proof of same household address residency documentation to executive@cfri.net.
  • ***Current Full-Time Active Duty Military (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy), Full-Time Firefighter, Full-Time Police Officer and Full-Time EMT Membership: $75 for one member (Only valid for one person.) Additional household members must pay for a separate Annual General Membership. To fulfill this requirement, please email proof of full time employment documentation to executive@cfri.net.

**Note: Please contact CFRI at 407-328-7773 or executive@cfri.net for information on joining at this membership level. Once application and payment is submitted, proof of current Full-Time Active Duty Military (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy) Status and/or Full Time employment as a firefighter with a local Fire Department, a law enforcement officer with a local Police Department or an Emergency Medical Technician with a local organization is required. To fulfill this requirement, please email proof of full time employment documentation to executive@cfri.net.

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP
Business Membership is designed for our industry partners who are looking to offer their goods and services to a highly targeted and qualified audience of CFRI members and guests.

Central Florida Realty Investors (CFRI) meets the needs of real estate and financial service related companies looking for opportunities to expand their reach. As a non-profit organization, our primary purpose is to create value by bringing General Members and Business Members together.

Membership Has Its Benefits
Business Members receive the same benefits as General Members. In addition, as a Business Member you will also enjoy these perks…

  • The ability to promote your business to members and guests at the General Meeting by displaying flyers on the Business Member flyer table
  • The opportunity to have a PowerPoint slide about your business displayed on a rotating basis during our monthly General Meeting
  • The ability to promote your business at all CFRI County Groups
  • A complimentary listing in the Business Member Directory, published monthly in the CFRI newsletter, emailed to over 1,300 investors in Central Florida
  • Substantial discounts on CFRI Newsletter advertising
  • The opportunity to sponsor a General Meeting for only $250.** (Only General Meeting Sponsors are allowed to distribute flyers in the General Meeting auditorium, either on chairs or distributed by hand.) Sponsors also receive a complimentary vendor table, and are guaranteed five minutes on stage to promote their business, and may also display a free-standing banner on stage
  • The opportunity to have a Business Member vendor table at the General Meeting***

*Note: For all benefits, your Business Membership must first be approved by the CFRI Board of Directors. Mandatory attendance at the New Business Member Orientation Meeting is required before approval will be granted.

**Three months of continuous Business Membership is required. A $250 sponsorship fee is required, contact CFRI at executive@cfri.net for current rates

***Vendor Table fee is $100

Get your FREE GUEST PASS to our next General Meeting here!

Rates

  • Annual Business Membership Fee: $275
  • Includes: One associate from named company.
  • Add-On Option: Add 1, 2 or 3 additional associates to the membership for $50 each.
  • Note: There is a maximum of four associates per Business Membership.

Business Member Promotion Guidelines

  • At any function, seminar, or event that is sponsored or co-sponsored with CFRI, promotion or sales of any product of services conflicting with CFRI is prohibited
  • Benefits are subject to change at the discretion of the CFRI Board of Directors
  • Business Members are required to include Company Name and Contact Information on all flyers and advertising
  • Business Members are required to complete a State Licensing Information Form and attend the New Business Member Orientation Meeting before their application can be approved by CFRI

Join Now

 Membership TypePriceRecurringPrice
SelectGeneral Membership for 1 $150.00
SelectGeneral Membership for 2 household members $200.00
SelectGeneral Membership for 3 household members $250.00
SelectBusiness Membership for 1 associate $275.00
SelectBusiness Membership for 2 associates $325.00
SelectBusiness Membership for 3 associates $375.00
SelectBusiness Membership for 4 associates $425.00
SelectSuccess Coach $2900 with 3 Additional Associates $2,900.00

Membership has its Benefits!


Who are our members?

Full-time and part-time investors, beginning investors, real estate brokers and agents, business associates, attorneys, accountants, property managers, contractors, renovation specialists, appraisers, bankers, and people such as you who want to enjoy the many benefits of Real Estate Investing in Central Florida.  We service Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, The Villages, Clermont, Lakeland, and surrounding areas. 

Membership Benefits

  • Attend all Monthly Meetings for Free.
  • Networking with the right people that you need/want to know.
  • Discounts at:
    • Office Depot
    • 2% Rebate from Home Depot
    • And many more
  • Stay on the Cutting Edge with Technology and Information.
  • Free Professional Real Estate Website (Personal)
    • 6 Prebuilt Webpages (including)
    • Buyers Form
    • Sellers Form
    • Property Listings
  • List your Properties on:

How to Join:

Guests may attend their first meeting for FREE!!! Just show up early for the next meeting to register.

Become A Member Today to access the members website Now!


Our New Home Depot Appliance Program Has Arrived!

Home Depot has put together an amazing Paint and Appliance Program for the Members of National REIA!

We have a custom catalog for appliances for you to choose what you are looking for in a selected group at great prices. Our new program includes:

  • French Door and Side By Side Refrigerators
  • Top Freezers Refrigerators
  • Dishwashers
  • Microwaves and Cooktops
  • Ranges / Wall oven
  • Laundry

Here's how you can take advantage of the deep discounts:

  1. Download the Home Depot Appliance Program Catalog (.PDF)
  2. Download the Home Depot Appliance Program Order Form (.XLSX) (Members Only)
  3. Fill out your 'Customer Information' and 'Delivery Information' in the top two sections of the order form.
  4. On the order form to select the appliance type, click into the first cell under the '1. Select Type' column and then click the Dropdown Arrow to the right of the cell to select from a list of available appliance types.
  5. On the order form to select the item, click into the first cell under the '2. Select Item Description' column and then click the Dropdown Arrow to the right of the cell to select from a list of available items.
  6. Important: On the order form make sure you enter your Home Depot Pro number in the [ACCOUNT NUMBER HERE] field at the bottom. (Your Home Depot Account number is available inside your Home Depot Pro account, click here to login)
  7. Once you have finished filling out the order form, ‘Save' the complete order form to your computer.
  8. Email the complete Home Depot Appliance Program Order Form as an attachment to Yow_prodesk@homedepot.com with the subject line ‘Appliance Order - [YOUR HOMEDEPOT PRO NUMBER HERE]'
  9. Once your appliance order has been emailed to the email address above it will be processed within 24-48 hours and someone from your local store will be in touch via the 'Buyer’s Phone Number' provided on the Order Form.

Paint Program

The new National Paint Program for all National REIA Members is very simple. You will receive 20% off Interior and Exterior Paints and Primers including all of the Home Depot quality paints - Behr, Kilz, Glidden & Zinsser! All you have to do is key in the number you used to register in Pro XTRA at the checkout to take advantage of the savings.

Other valuable benefits of the paint program include a PRO Paint Specialist in every store to help with your paint projects and free job site deliveries on all orders over 25 gallons.

To check your registered phone number log into your Pro Xtra account here.

Download the Home Depot Paint Flyer (.PDF)

If you have any questions about how to order appliances through our new Home Depot Appliance Program you can call us at 888-762-7342 or email us at info@nationalreia.com.

 

 


Our National REIA Sponsors:


Home Depot Pro

Volume Pricing and the Pro Bid Room:
The National Real Estate Investors Association teamed up with The Home Depot to offer all of its members a Material Purchase Rebate Incentive Program (see below for more details). This program is available to all members and offers unbeatable Volume Pricing. This amazing benefit is designed to offer real estate investors and contractors the lowest price possible on job lot quantities. In most cases, a minimum order threshold of only $1,500 is required. * Currently, the average savings through Volume Pricing exceeds 10% nationwide. (depending on products & quantity, visit your local Pro Desk for more details!)

Simple quotes can be returned within seconds and Contractor Services associates can help you compile and submit your bids. Home Depot now also provides National REIA members commercial credit/financing services, direct to job site delivery and "will-call" pickup options! Whatever you're looking for - lumber, building supplies, plumbing, electrical or hardware items your order of $1,500 or more may be eligible for volume pricing.*
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? SUBMIT YOUR QUOTE AT THE PRO BID ROOM TODAY!

In addition, to volume pricing through the Pro Bid Room, the partnership between the Home Depot and National REIA offer the following four programs:
  • 1) NATIONAL REIA REBATE INCENTIVE PROGRAM FROM THE HOME DEPOT®

    NATIONAL REIA REBATE INCENTIVE PROGRAM FROM THE HOME DEPOT® is a biannual rebate of 2% of your net sales for your purchases at The Home Depot and Home Depot Tool Rental

    • No cost to enroll: Enrollment Form
    • Register any credit and/or debit cards that you use at The Home Depot (including your Home Depot Accounts) as a form of payment with the National REIA Agreement Code. The agreement code can be obtained by contacting your Chapter.
    • Enrolled members must spend a minimum of $5,000 each 6 months (Jan-Jun & Jul-Dec) to be eligible.
    • Your rebate will be issued biannually, within 60 days following the biannual rebate periods 6/30 and 12/31.
    • All rebates issued that total up to $1,000 will be paid by a Home Depot gift card.
  • 2) Appliance Program

    We have a custom catalog for appliances for you to choose what you are looking for in a selected group at great prices.

    Our new program includes:

    • French Door and Side By Side Refrigerators
    • Top Freezers Refrigerators
    • Dishwashers
    • Microwaves and Cooktops
    • Ranges / Wall oven
    • Laundry

    To view the entire catalog of what is available through this program, Download the 2017 Appliance Catalog here: National REIA Discount Appliance Catalog

    How to Order:

    1. Download the 2017 Appliance Order Form here. To Download the Appliance Order Form
    2. Fill out your 'Customer Information' and 'Delivery Information' in the top two sections of the order form.
    3. On the order form to select the appliance type, click into the first cell under the '1. Select Type' column and then click the Dropdown Arrow to the right of the cell to select from a list of available appliance types.
    4. On the order form to select the item, click into the first cell under the '2. Select Item Description' column and then click the Dropdown Arrow to the right of the cell to select from a list of available items.
    5. Once you have finished filling out the order form, 'Save' the complete order form to your computer.
    6. Email the complete Home Depot Appliance Program Order Form as an attachment to ProSupport_Prodesk@homedepot.com Attn: Carl Smith with the subject line 'NREIA Appliance Order'
    7. Once your appliance order has been emailed to the email address above it will be processed within 24-48 hours and someone from Home Depot Corporate will be in touch via the 'Buyer's Phone Number' provided on the Order Form.
  • 3) Paint Program

    The new National Paint Program for all National REIA Members is very simple. You will receive 20% off Interior and Exterior Paints and Primers including all of the Home Depot quality paints - Behr, Kilz, Glidden & Zinsser! All you have to do is key in the number you used to register in Pro XTRA at the checkout to take advantage of the savings.

    Other valuable benefits of the paint program include a PRO Paint Specialist in every store to help with your paint projects and free job site deliveries on all orders over 25 gallons.

    To check your registered phone number log into your Pro Xtra account here.

  • 4) Cabinet Program

    Now, we have an exclusive cabinet program with discounts for National REIA members of up to 20%! This program offers faster delivery times and includes 3 door styles in 8 different finishes! The stores stock 31 cabinets and accessories per finish backed up with 74 additional products via special order, including bath cabinets. The cabinets come fully assembled and ready to install. Special order items ship in as little as 48 hours but no more than 2 weeks.

    Kitchen designs with CAD drawings and quotes are typically returned to you from the design team within 48 hours after receiving your measurements and quote request. In addition to the great selection, quality and lead times, you can save 15% on your first order and 10% on all future orders. This can be combined with bulk pricing saving members as much as 20%! Plus don't forget the 2% biannual rebate!

    How to Order:

    1. Visit our Home Depot Cabinet Program landing page at Home Depot Cabinets For NaREIA
    2. Download the Hampton Bay Catalog and browse the cabinets and finishes available to select your cabinet style.
    3. Login - To Download the Download the DesignConnect Form and complete all information. NOTE: Your Member Number is your Pro Xtra registered phone number. E-mail or fax the completed form to the Design Team at the e-mail address/fax number listed on the form along with any supporting documents such as dimensions, drawings, etc. You may also contact them via the phone number listed with any questions.
    4. Additional 10% Discount for your 1st Order. Complete the request for the coupon at the bottom of the page and click send. The coupon WILL be required to receive the additional discount and is a one-time use coupon.

    NOTE: National REIA will mail the coupon so be sure to request it at the beginning of a project to ensure it arrives in time for purchase.

Home Depot Paint and Appliance Programs: Home Depot has put together an amazing Paint and Appliance Program for the Members of National REIA!

Watch the video below for an introduction to these to programs:


Equity Trust

Exclusively for National REIA Members – Free Self-Directed IRA for one year! Open a new Equity Trust account and pay NO annual account maintenance fee for one full year.

Your one year maintenance fee free account includes:
  • Free Account for one year – A self-directed IRA account free for one year with no annual maintenance fee
  • Access to Gold Level Service Membership – Complimentary National REIA Gold Level Service included in your first year; provides you with a dedicated point of contact and priority processing.
  • An online Self-Directed IRA tutorial – Jumpstart to Financial Freedom Home Study Course.
  • Digital download of our book on Self-Directed IRA retirement strategies – Self-Directed IRAs: Building Retirement Wealth Through Alternative Investing.
  • Digital download of video on Self-Directed IRA Insights from Vice Chairman, Jeff Desich – Snapshot of Self-Directed Investing

Open your Self-Directed IRA with Equity Trust Company and use your retirement money to fund investments in real estate, notes, tax liens, and more.

Equity Trust Company, a leader in Self-Directed IRAs, provides you with the opportunity to take control of your financial future with tax-advantaged accounts. As a National REIA member you will have access to dedicated investment liaisons, an online account management system, and education resources complete with an online investor community.

Equity Trust is a passive custodian and does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. Any information communicated by Equity Trust is for educational purposes only, and should not be construed as tax, legal or investment advice. Whenever making an investment decision, please consult with your tax attorney or financial professional.

Rent Perfect

ISC is excited about our new industry partner affiliation with National REIA and its local chapters. For the past 12 years Investigative Screening has focused on taking an investigative look into applicant's past. In short, rather than wrongly relying on databases that often give inadequate or false responses, we perform a comprehensive nationwide in-depth search using Private Investigators than.

We believe you simply cannot take the hands-on, human element away from proper screening practices. Many instant tenant screening products count on the landlords to perform backgrounds, even though they are often not aware or do not have the tools to properly make informed decisions.

Our standard fee is $35 per applicant. We have offered REIA chapters a discounted rate of $28 per applicant.

Website: www.rentperfect.com


Office Depot - OfficeMax

Create your account here

Succeeding in business is about smart relationships. That’s why we created the Office Depot National REIA Program, a National program for all Chapters and Affiliates and their members of National REIA. 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 up to 65% on 1500+ items that businesses purchase most often, including extensive discounts on national brand ink & toner.
  • Save up to 15% off just about everything Office Depot stocks in stores and the Business Solutions Division annual catalog.
  • 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.

Go to your local REIA to pick up your Store Purchasing Card to use in any Office Depot or Office Max retail store. Our Copy & Print desk will laminate this for you FREE. This card is the only thing you need to receive the discounts in-store.
* National REIA members receive Free next business-day delivery for orders over $50. Orders under $50, you pay $5.95 shipping, for orders under $25 you pay $7.95 for next business-day delivery. Phone in your supply order by 5 pm or fax it by 3 pm and receive next business-day delivery, FREE! (Most furniture, some technology, oversized items and special order items are excluded.)

Special Pricing on Copy & Print

  • 2.5¢ Black & White copies
  • 22¢ Color copies
  • 40% off Finishing Services - including laminating, binding, paper upgrades etc.

Member Access Details:
Partner Ship

The National REIA Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®, provides members with the following benefits:

  • Highly discounted Small Package shipping services with select services from FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery®
  • Affordable LTL Freight shipping options with reputable national and regional carriers
  • Cost-effective Tradeshow shipping solutions, with guaranteed on-time delivery

1-800-Got-Junk?

Ask any real estate investor and they'll tell you that time is money and the more time you have to spend cleaning up a mess - whether it's coordinating others or doing it yourself - directly eats into your bottom line. That's why National REIA has partnered with renowned debris removers 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. They are the full-service professionals when it comes to junk removal. Your membership in National REIA earns you 10% discount on services from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?


Avis

With special discounts and the highest levels of service there's never been a better reason to rent with Avis! And low rates are just the beginning... they go the extra mile for you with special offers and personalized, attentive service that will put a smile on your face, too. Rates and Reservations are available online 24-7! On Avis.com you can request a rate, create, modify, review or cancel a reservation. Our National REIA Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) is included, and will automatically shop for the lowest rate available. When completed, you'll get instant confirmation of your reservation online and via e-mail.


Budget

Looking to save money on car rentals? Then Budget's got a deal for you. Reserve your rental car online and your Budget Customer Discount (BCD) will automatically shop for the best available rate. Complete your rental car reservation and receive instant online and email confirmation of your travel plans! Also, take advantage of great Member Specials - Whether you're renting at the airport or in your neighborhood, Budget always offers great coupons on top of your member discount. Use one of your next getaway or business trip!


Build A Sign

With over 2 million customers served, Build A Sign is the world's largest online sign retailer. They provide custom signs, yard signs, plywood signs, decals, vinyl banners, retractable banners, stakes, sign frames, flags, and more. They even ship in as little as two days, and offer a 100& satisfaction guarantee.

Membership Pricing

  • 4X8 Banners (with 20% off) - $50.63 ea
  • 4X6 Banners (with 20% off) - $42.98 ea
  • 18X24 Double-Sided Yard Sign (Corrugated Plastic) - As Low As $5.22 ea
  • Wire Stake (24X10) - $0.79 ea

Local Market Monitor

Local Market Monitor helps individual residential real estate investors make sound investing decisions by providing them with the local market risk and opportunity intelligence they need to make better decisions. With Local Market Monitor, investors have access to the forward-looking investment insight used by large home builders, banks and corporations but at a price and in a format accessible to them. Using our proprietary Residential Capitalization rates, Equilibrium Home Prices and predictive market analysis, we equip users with both a long-term and short-term perspective on home prices. Regardless of your investing experience, the size of your investment portfolio or what type of investor you are, Local Market Monitor reports will help you identify opportunities and take advantage of great deals in over 300 markets, while giving you peace of mind and confidence in your investment decisions.


Constant Contact

One tool, for all your marketing. That’s the Constant Contact Toolkit. Our customers get real results through marketing campaigns like email newsletters, surveys, events, Facebook promotions, online listings, and more. But it’s not just about the product: award-winning support and free marketing resources are there to make the path to success smoother.

Sign up today at NationalREIA.constantcontact.com


Real Estate Investment and Funding Association

REIFA connects funders and investors across the nation, to instantly find the perfect match for you!
Joining REIFA

  • Grant you instant access to consistent and abundant deal flow.
  • Enable you to educate others in the field you know best.
  • Match you with your idea business partner, based on criteria entered into our Deal Matcher platform.
  • Allow you to review and be reviewed by your peers, to build trust and integrity in the community.

Visit REIFA.org to learn more!


ClearVue Bed Bugs Traps

ClearVue is offering a limited-time 10% discount on the purchase price for National REIA members.

ClearVue’s traps feature Active Beacon Technology that uses bed bugs’ instinctual attraction to Carbon Dioxide to lure them to the traps. After climbing the trap’s angled walls, bed bugs are trapped by a glue floor, unable to escape. The traps are packaged with a sealable plastic bag for No Touch No Escape disposal. You can learn more about the patent-pending design by watching ClearVue’s introductory video (http://bedbugtraps.com/video).

ClearVue Bed Bug Traps can be used in a variety of situations:

  1. Ongoing monitoring to detect bed bugs before a full-blown infestation
  2. Checking a unit during a turnover to verify no bed bugs are present before a new tenant occupies the unit
  3. Protecting tenants who have an infestation as they wait for professional treatment
  4. Validating the effectiveness of professional treatment

Most importantly, ClearVue Bed Bug Traps help your members fight the growing costs and increased legal exposure that can result from bed bug infestations. Results of ClearVue’s trials and testimonials can be found on their website http://bedbugtraps.com/results.

ClearVue bed bug traps are available in a starter package of 2 traps ($11.99), a value package of 12 traps ($65.99), and a bulk pack of 100 traps ($499.99). The traps last for several weeks once activated by the user. Place your order at https://bedbugtraps.com/.


With National REIAU, we have made learning from some of the best fast, easy and inexpensive. National REIAU delivers great low-cost, high-quality investor training on exactly the subject you want, exactly when you want it.