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Please join us on Saturday, October 21, 2023 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, for our “Annual Los Angeles Real Estate Grand Expo.” The theme of this year’s Grand Expo will be “Investing in a Pre-Recession Market.” Our Grand Expo will be presented by the Los Angeles County Real Estate Investor’s Association, Sam’s Real Estate Club, and Realty411. An entire day celebrating real estate investing and you can be part of it. There will be twelve national guest speakers (in breakout sessions), and a Vendor Expo area (the size of a hockey rink!) with over 60 real estate related vendors. Best of all, this Grand Expo will be FREE to attend.
Our economy is sliding out of a disastrous pandemic into a recessionary market. Given the challenging real estate climate, this is no time to go in it alone. In a transitioning market like this one, you need experienced and resourceful experts who can teach you how to adapt investment strategies to current conditions. That’s why the theme of this year’s Annual Los Angeles Real Estate Grand Expo is “How to Invest in a Pre-Recession Market.”.
Our unique selection of national speakers has more than four decades of real estate experience and will be sharing their strategies and experiences on how to adapt post-pandemic. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to rub elbows with the best and the brightest all in one location and all in one day. We look forward to seeing you there!

Don’t miss LA Grand Expo’s Exhibition Hall!

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Don’t miss our special “Vendors Expo.” The Vendor Expo will be open all day (9:00 am to 6:00 pm). We will have a collection of over 60 of the finest real estate vendors in Southern California, with all of the professional services you will need to become a successful investor, including private lenders, title companies, data services, CPA, escrow companies, building suppliers, title insurance, home inspectors, business credit, tax auctions, Realtor services, hard money lenders, Airbnb, mortgage brokers, 1031 exchanges facilitators, contractors, out-of-state investment opportunities, insurance agents, credit repair consultants, staging companies, and much MUCH more!

So come early, meet and greet, and expand your “Dream Team” of real estate professionals that are eager to help you succeed. And just like the rest of the Grand Expo, the Vendors Expo will be FREE. But, please RSVP below.


Topics Covered Include:

  • How to fix and flip houses
  • How to profit with tax deeds
  • Where to invest in a shifting market
  • How to invest in multi-residential apartment buildings
  • How to buy foreclosures and probates
  • Be the lender, not the borrower
  • How to get started investing in real estate
  • Do’s and don’ts when dealing with tenants
  • How to renovate a house
  • How to wholesale (assign) properties
  • And much, much more!

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Complimentary Private Consultations

As a special super-duper unique feature of this year’s Grand Expo, you can sign-up for private, one-on-one consultations with your favorite guest speakers during the day.

Registration will begin on Saturday morning, starting at promptly at 8:30 am. First come – first serve. So come early and schedule your private consultations.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!


Expo Presentation Schedule

Due to travel logistics and speakers’ schedules we will not be able to announce the schedule of speakers until Saturday morning at approximately 8:30 am


PRESENTERS (in Alphabetical Order):

Rick ShargaKeynote Speaker 2022- Rick Sharga
Investing in a Pre-Recessionary Market

Rick is the Executive Vice-President at RealtyTrac. During his presentation Rick will discuss:

  • What’s happening in the U.S. and California economies?
  • What are the latest sales and price trends nationally and in Southern California?
  • When can we expect more inventory to come to market?
  •  What’s happening in the rental market?

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Joe Arias
“Find, Finance Fix and Flip Houses”

Joe Arias and his partners have flipped hundreds of properties in the Southern California Region. He has developed cutting-edge systems to simplify and scale the entire remodel process that can easily be applied to flipping, rentals, wholesaling, and other passive income strategies.
More recently, Joe founded a real estate investing education company called… Real Success

RealSuccess is one of the biggest educational platforms in the market focused to teach people on flipping, rentals, passive income, and wholesaling.

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Amanda Brown
Industrial NNN Investments for Passive Income Investing”

Amanda Brown joined MAG Capital Partners in 2022 as Director of Investor Relations after 20 years in real estate sales and education. Prior to real estate, Amanda was a college professor and worked in the publishing industry.

Ms. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Texas A&M University, a Master’s in Education from National University and holds an active California real estate license.

Ms Brown resides in Laguna Beach, California with her husband and children. Ms. Brown’s expertise is investing in triple net industrial properties for passive income.

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Merrill Chandler

Merrill Chandler
“How to Get the Cheapest Money Possible”

Merrill Chandler is the founder of “Credit Sense”. For over 25 years, Merrill, a co-founder of Lexington Law Firm, has been involved in credit repair, credit scoring, and lender underwriting requirements. During that time, Merrill developed a process to optimize personal and business credit profiles to improve a borrower’s “Fundability” (i.e. credit score). Based upon this concept, he founded Credit Sense to deliver his revolutionary technology to real estate investors seeking funding.

In 2016, Merril met with FICO CEO, Will Lansing, to review the impact that Credit Sense’s optimization technology was having on a borrower’s “fundability”. Merril’s presentation is based upon those meetings with FICO.

Merrill is a compelling and knowledgeable speaker who explains fundability optimization technology in a language everyone can understand. If you’re concerned about your credit score and/or funding your next deal (who isn’t), don’t miss Merrill’s presentation at our Grand Expo.

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Jonah Dew
“The Money Multiplier Strategy”

Jonah Dew has a background in conventional banking and insurance sales. For the last 5+ years he’s been a hands-on teacher of a very specific privatized banking concept and has personally helped thousands of people understand how to create more cash flow. He has a passion for helping people have a good time in life, and he thinks that your money situation should be a part of that equation.

Jonah knows that oftentimes the biggest barrier of entry with real estate investing is the money. He can educate your audience on how to be their own bank using a 200-year-old concept called Infinite Banking. When real estate investors are able to combine this method with their real estate business, money happens.

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La Tasha Evans
“Your Hostess for Today”

Introducing “Master of Ceremonies”, La Tasha Evans. Born and raised in Granada Hills, LaTasha is the general manager at the Los Angeles Real Estate Investors Club (“LAREIC”). In other words, she makes everything run smoothly at LAREIC. At LAREIC monthly meetings, LaTasha is the first to arrive and the last to leave. She makes sure everyone gets checked in, that the vendors are set-up, and the featured speaker is ready to go.

If you have questions or need help, look for LaTasha. With her smile and endless patience, she is always there to help you.

When not engrossed in LAREIC details, LaTasha is busy water skiing, enjoying her daughter’s years at UCLA, and cheering for her beloved Dallas Cowboys.

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Paul Finck
“Be a Real Estate Maverick”

Paul Finck, The Maverick Millionaire® is one of the foremost authorities in business and personal development today. In his over 3 decades of sales, marketing, and entrepreneurial experience, Paul has moved over $20 million in Real Estate transactions, sold over $30 million in informational products, and ran over 250 live events.

Paul has worked with some of the best-known speakers in the world to take their events to the next level, and coached entrepreneurs and small business owners from around the world to build their business and create an abundant future for them all.

When you desire a real difference in your personal or financial world, crave a strategic game plan, are looking to build a great team, and maximize your income dramatically in the next 12 months, Paul Finck is the Maverick for you.

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Cliff Gager
“Learn How to Wholesale Properties”

CLIFF has been in real estate investing since he started working in the mortgage business in 1991. While doing financing for a few real estate investors, CLIFF also started flipping his own house deals. CLIFF bought, fixed, and sold 248 house flips in three and a half years! This enabled him to open his own mortgage company as well operate his own independent real estate office.

Since CLIFF has been away from the seminar industry circuit, CLIFF has heard the many horror stories about how people spent their life savings or gone into severe credit card debt to achieve the dream of being a real estate investor. These are the stories that caused Cliff to create his current educational program that he now provides to all his clients.
We are very excited to have Cliff with us at our Grand Expo. Don’t you dare miss his presentation! You will be thankful you heard him.

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Monick Halm
“Your Hostess for Today”

Monick is the founder of Real Estate Investor Goddesses. REIGoddesses is for the professional woman who wants to create passive income streams through real estate investing, so that she can create real wealth, live the lifestyle she desires, and make the massive difference on the planet she came here to make.

Monick’s mission is to assist one million women to achieve financial freedom through real estate. She is a real estate investor, syndicator, and developer with over 16 years of real estate investing experience in multifamily, industrial, mobile home parks, RV parks, flipping, and vacation rentals.

Together with her husband Peter Halm, she has transacted over 2000 rental doors and $300 million in real estate in the past three years alone.

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Christopher Meza
Pre-Development Real Estate & Land Banking

Christopher Meza, also known as the leading authority on pre-developed real estate, is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. He was the keynote speaker with Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine, at the “Success in the New Economy” conference. Christopher has also been a guest on the Brian Tracy Show interviewed by the legendary Brian Tracy on Christopher’s expertise in land banking and pre-developed real estate.

Christopher is the keynote speaker for Real Titan Acquisitions, Inc., a world-leading investment company focusing primarily on pre-developed real estate and land banking. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, he has worked for Fortune 100 companies like IBM and The Boeing Company.

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Abbas Mohammed (Featured Speaker)
“Investing in Multi-Residential Properties”

Abbas immigrated to the US from Iraq at the age of 11 and decided to get into Real Estate at the age of 18, paying for his start-up costs on a $5,000 credit card he had at the time. After a year, Abbas got his first listing in the Bay Area as an agent, and within a year after that, became one of the top producing Real Estate agents in the bay area as his business rapidly grew. After his second year in business his business grew rapidly, and Abbas became one of the top 50 agents nationwide with RE/MAX in less than 5 years of being in business.

Eventually, Abbas decided to start investing cash flow from his business into assets that can provide passive cash flow and appreciation.  He eventually exited his Real Estate sales business and went full time into running Model Equity LLC with the mission of reaching $1 Billion in assets under management in the next 5 years alongside investors.

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Linda Pliagas
“President, Realty411 Magazine”

Linda Pliagas is the founder and publisher of Realty411 Magazine, the longest-running magazine in the nation owned by the publisher. Linda Pliagas has formally studied and worked in both media and real estate for over twenty years. Linda holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from California State University, Long Beach. She was a recipient of the Bobit Magazine Scholarship for her accomplishment in publishing her first national magazine while still a student at CSULB.

Linda began her realty career nearly 20 years ago as a broker’s assistant to a young investor who became a multimillionaire by age 29 fixing and flipping homes. She kept a close ear to his teachings, obtained her real estate license, and began to focus more on the investing side of the real estate industry. Linda has been a licensed real estate agent for over 17 years. She has been a California landlord for over 25 years and has also invested in four other states as well.


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Deborah Razo
Today’s “Master of Ceremonies”

After owning and partnering in several successful small businesses, Deborah realized that her path to financial freedom was through real estate investing. In addition to her business degree and graduate certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Deborah expanded her investing education in 2011 with a series of intensive workshops with Robert Kiyosaki, The Rich Dad Advisors and The Real Estate Radio Guys.

With her first house flip netting near $100,000 in profits, Deborah’s rehabbing business took off.  Deborah has a flair for fixing and flipping properties, from purchase, rehabbing, marketing and sale processes to tools and techniques for locating properties, analyzing market values, timely decision making to capitalize on opportunities, crafting offers, negotiating, effective due diligence, budgeting, assembling teams, hiring contractors, staging and marketing the sale for profit. She is also the founder of the Women’s Real Estate Network (WREN).

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Dan Redig
“Your Host for Today”

Dan Redig is a Technologist, Connector, and Real Estate Investor. In 2001, after a five year tour in the Marines and inspired by the Entrepreneurial dream, he started a computer consulting company. This experience led to an opportunity to build High Performance Computing systems at a local Think Tank, SAIC. The pull of the Entrepreneur’s spirit, a fascination for business, and long running interest in Real Estate investing proved to be unstoppable forces. He joined the local Real Estate Investors Association (REIA), the San Diego Creative Investors Association (SDCIA).  After being elected President of SDCIA in December of 2020 Dan created a series of subgroups, networking, and education programs to bring his community vision to life. By leveraging the community he serves he began to pursue investing in the San Diego Complete Communities initiative demonstrating the value of the Real Estate Investor Association he helped rebuild.

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Sam Sadat
“President, Sam’s Real Estate Club”

Over the past 28 years, Sam Sadat has been involved in more than 2,000 real estate transactions as a principal, partner, lender or broker. During this time, he’s helped thousands of aspiring investors learn the real estate business the right way and apply their knowledge confidently to prosper greatly. Sam came to America as a teenager over 40 years ago. He studied physics and engineering at the University of Texas in Austin before moving to Los Angeles in the late 70’s. Sam got his Real Estate License, trained with the best mentor in business and started his own company, Aim Financial, in Encino.

Over the years, Sam’s true passion has become to use his depth of knowledge to educate beginners, as well as the veterans, on the latest trends and proven strategies. All of this experience has made Sam Sadat one of the true renaissance men in the real estate industry. He believes that life is not just a race to see who dies with the most toys (or apartment buildings), but instead, about the journey along the road to success, all while nurturing our inner child by growing mentally and spiritually.

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Lloyd Segal
“President, Los Angeles County Real Estate Investor’s Association”

Lloyd is the President of the Los Angeles County Real Estate Investors Association (“LAC-REIA”), the oldest (26 year) and largest investors group in California. Together with Sam Sadat (Sam’s Real Estate Club) and Linda Pliagas (Realty 411), Lloyd produces the Annual Los Angeles Real Estate Grand Expo. Every year, the Grand Expo is the largest real estate investor event in all of Southern California!

In his role as President, Lloyd oversees LAC-REIA’s numerous events and programs for members and real estate investors. For example, the monthly general meetings (second Thursday of the month), monthly Vendor Expos, Basic Training Boot Camps, Private Mentoring Programs, Out-of-State Investing Summits, Loan Center, Monthly Wholesale Deals, the LA Real Estate Investors podcast (with Bill Gross), LAC-REIA University, and Gold Membership activities, are just some of the many activities instituted by Lloyd and his team. And, of course, don’t miss Lloyd’s weekly “Monday Morning Quarterback” published every Monday morning to over 53,000 local investors. The next time you attend a LAC-REIA event, be sure to come up and say hello to Lloyd. He is always eager to meet new investors and hear your suggestions to improve and expand LAC-REIA activities.

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David Tedder
Profiting With Discount Notes

PTE. Inc. was founded by David Tedder and Larry Pearlman for the purpose of buying and selling single family residences, duplex, triplex and 4 plex apartments and commercial property, as well as offering related business services, including the purchase and sale of notes and mortgages.

David is vice president of PTE, Inc. PTE is actively buying houses, notes and commercial property on a daily basis. Real Estate is the engine that drives the train. PTE is also a sales and marketing company representing products and companies with synergy.

David earned his law degree at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, California.  David has worked for and with numerous companies helping them structure and grow their businesses for optimum efficiency. He has been extensively involved in commercial real estate and notes, as part of corporate planning.

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Shawn Tiberio
Marketing Techniques For Finding Real Estate Deals

Shawn Tiberio is a Marine Corps veteran with 10 years of honorable service in the United States Marine Corps under his belt. Through multiple deployments and years of extensive training as an Ironman distance triathlete, Shawn has cultivated a mindset that has allowed him to reach his goals, achieve his dreams, and build successful and profitable businesses.

Since 2006 Shawn has been focused on building businesses that succeed. Failing along the way at times is just part of the journey. The success he has had is the reward.

Coupled with a passion to help others, Shawn uses what he’s learned over the years to help others think more like the bigger version of themselves. Today, he sets his sights on business coaching for local real estate companies and investors, equipping them with the tools they need to work on a mindset that will allow them to take on more in life and reach their full potential.

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Rusty Tweed
“Investing Out-of-State Utilizing Your 1031”

Rusty Tweed has established himself as one of the leading experts on 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. Over the years, Rusty has proven his knowledge and experience in finance. In 2014, Rusty founded TFS Properties, and he is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. With TFS Properties, Rusty Tweed finds investments and helps clients generate positive income.

In 2016, Rusty founded “Mold Zero,” a non-toxic and non-demolition mold elimination process. The company helps families to eliminate mold with highly efficient mold removal technology by using eco-friendly technology to improve the quality and the health of the families by removing mold, germs, and bacteria.

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Bill Walsh
“Turning Inspiration into Success”

Bill Walsh is a venture capitalist and the CEO/Founder of the Success Education & Business Coaching firm Powerteam International. Bill hosts and speaks at events all over the world! His passion is to empower entrepreneurs and real estate investors to create massive success. He is the best-selling author of the book “The Obvious”, and is an amazing motivational speaker, radio personality and movie celebrity. He has a very successful background in finance and marketing.

Bill has spent over two decades working with beginning investors to major global brands to help them increase sales, productivity and overall success. He is an innovator with a remarkable ability to determine and build success plans to help investors seize immediate market opportunities.

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Tony Watson
“Tax Planning Can Save You Millions”

 It’s no secret that saving taxes accelerates wealth and compresses your time frame towards financial independence. But what are the best strategies to accomplish this? And when should it be implemented? Tax consultant and Real Estate industry specialist, Tony Watson of Robert Hall & Associates will share the best tax-saving strategies that investors should know, including:
· Why is it important to know my tax situation by the end of the year?
· What is a W4 review?
· Top 5 tax write-offs
· Deductibility of mortgage interest: how much does it really save?
· Do I have to make estimated tax payments?
· 401K/IRA vs. self-directed IRA/Solo 401k
· Understanding the Inflation Reduction Act and the looming proposed changes

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If you’re like us, you hate real estate gurus who spend their time up-selling products rather than teaching. We understand they need to sell online courses and programs to cover their expenses, and we respect their knowledge. But geez, can’t they at least teach us something first before selling us? Well, this won’t happen at our Grand Expo! We have required each speaker to sign a solemn promise that they’re going to spend at least 90% of their presentation actually teaching us real estate strategies and techniques. Only then, in the final minutes of their presentation, our speakers will explain what programs and materials they have available for those students that want to pursue that subject in more depth. A fair resolution to all involved, don’t ya think!