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Recommended Professionals

Bill and Kim Cook

P.O. Box 22

Adairsville, GA 30103

770.815.8727 or 770.815.8728

www.CashFlowREI.com  

 

 

RECOMMENDED PROFESSIONALS: By Bill and Kim Cook

 

One of the most common questions Kim and I are asked is, “Who do you use for an (attorney, home inspector, banker, etc.)?” To help answer these questions, we decided to post a list of the professionals and contractors we use who help us to be successful real estate investors.

 

There are several important things you need to remember:

 

  1. The people we have listed are among the best at what they do and give excellent service.

 

  1. If someone is not listed on our website, it does not mean they aren’t great at what they do. Rather, it just means we are happy with the person we are using.

 

  1. Before you add anyone to your real estate investing team, you should first meet with them. If the person you meet with gives you a bad gut feeling, then you should find someone else with whom to work.

 

  1. The best way to find excellent people to be on your real estate investing team is to ask other experienced investors who they use.

 

  1. Before you hire anyone, you should get at least three written quotes for the job or service you need performed.

 

  1. With any contractor or professional, you should have a written contract signed by both parties BEFORE the work begins. The contract should list what work is to be done, the cost of the work to be done, and the time it will take to complete the work. The more detailed this contract is, the better.

 

Again, the best place to find great people to be on your real estate investing team is to ask other experienced real estate investors who they use.

 

 

PROFESSIONALS

 

ADVERTISING

Rentals.com

(Chuck Meek told me about his site. He uses it when renting property. When entering, say, “rentals, Cartersville” in Google, their site comes up first. I’ve not used them yet.

 

APPRAISER

Bart Howell…………………………………………………….. 770.386.9695

(Bart has is own appraisal company. He is also a Real Estate Investor, so he knows how Real Estate Investors think. He is experienced and honest.)

 

ATTORNEY

Lee Perkins – Real Estate Attorney……………………. 770.607.0008

(Lee has been our real estate and closing attorney since 2002. During this time, we have NEVER lost a closing due to Lee. Lee is beyond excellent! Two things that most impressed me about Lee (1) From kindergarten until he graduated high school, Lee never missed a day of school! (2) From kindergarten until he graduated high school, Lee never earned anything less than an A on his report card! This means Lee show up and performs far above expectation!)

 

Shep Helton – Real Estate Attorney…………………… 770.382.6144

(Shep is with Tilley, Deems & Helton in Cartersville. He is a great guy with whom to work. He understands how to work with real estate investors. He has handled a number of our closings.)

 

Brandon Bowen – Litigator Attorney…………………… 770-387-1373

(A few years back, we hired Brandon to defend us in a lawsuit. He’s a very good litigator. We were very happy with how he handled himself and his preparedness. We won easily!)

 

Brian Cahn – Bankruptcy Attorney……………………… 770-382-8900

(Brian is one of the most experienced bankruptcy attorneys in Georgia. We’ve been sending homeowners who are in financial trouble to him since 2002. He is organized, dependable and handles his business well.)

 

BOOKKEEPER

Kelli Gonzalez…………………………………………………. 706-528-4159

(Kelli became our CPA in 2015. Met her at the landlording meeting she runs in Rome, Georgia. I immediately liked her because she’s also a real estate investor who owns a fair number of rentals. She very experienced and knows how to do returns for high-level investors who have a lot of moving parts. Better still, she has the heart of a teacher. She’s able to take a complicated return and explain it in an understandable way. We’re thrilled to find Kelli!!!)

 

COMPUTER REPAIR AND SERVICE

Randy Cannon………………………………………………… 706-313-5488

(Randy works at a computer shop in Calhoun. Is good at fixing Apple problems.)

 

Jody Maffetone……………………………………………….. 770.655.2007

(Jody is great! His service is excellent! He knows what his is doing and knows how to fix computer problems. Jody has been our Apple computer guy since 2008. Oh, and he looks like Vince Gill.)

 

CPA

Kelli Gonzalez…………………………………………………. 706-528-4159

(Kelli became our CPA in 2015. Met her at the landlording meeting she runs in Rome, Georgia. I immediately liked her because she’s also a real estate investor who owns a fair number of rentals. She very experienced and knows how to do returns for high-level investors who have a lot of moving parts. Better still, she has the heart of a teacher. She’s able to take a complicated return and explain it in an understandable way. We’re thrilled to find Kelli!!!)

 

CREDIT REPAIR

William Crowley………………………………………………. 727-798-3092

(William is with National Credit Restoration Assistance. I’ve not used him, but he seems to know his stuff – more so than most of the other credit repairs folks I’ve heard talk. Heard his speak in St. Pete, FL. Email: CreditMan47@yahoo.com)

 

DEEDS ROOM RESEARCH and/or DEEDS ROOM TRAINING

Cheryl Leigh……………………………………………………. 770.546.7910

(Cheryl is great in the Deeds room. If you need a property researched, or want to learn how to do a Deeds room lookup, give Cheryl a call. We have worked with her on a number of deals.)

 

Jerri Tatum……………………………………………………… 770-374-7103

(When it comes to the Deeds Room, Jerri is among the very best. I’ve know her since 2001. She is FANTASTIC. She’s helped me many, many times! If you need title work done, Jerri is your girl!)

 

ENTITY WORK

Doug Shaddix

(Doug has been helping people set up entities for over 10 years. His website is www.AssetShields.com)

 

INSURANCE AGENT

Craig Crawford……………………………………………….. 770-591-4110

(Craig has been providing most of my policies since 2009. His service is excellent! He can insure mobile homes.)

 

Steve Molina…………………………………………………… 770-361-0534

(Steve is our insurance agent. He has a unique way of insuring rental property that makes it easy. He knows his stuff and works with a lot of investors)

 

Paul (Matt) Locke…………………………………………….. 706-628-8562

(Paul’s dad is a big time Atlanta real estate investor (owns Crown Management). Paul grew up in the business. He is well versed when it comes to insurance for investors. He knows his stuff.)

 

MORTGAGE BROKER

Rena Rogers…………………………………………………… 770-387-4504

(Rena works with Pine State Mortgage and is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced lenders in the business. She has been writing a weekly newspaper column in the Bartow County paper for years. She has a very easy going manner. We can work with A, B, or C borrowers. She has a great staff and runs a first rate operation.)

 

Maurni Moss……………………………………………………. 770.606.1066

(Maurni is with Georgia Home Mortgage and been there 10 years. She is an experienced loan officer. She knows how to work with investors. She knows how to work with lease/options. We have worked with Maurni on several deals.)

 

OFFICE FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT – NEW & USED

National Furniture Liquidators

151 14th Street, Suite 102

Atlanta, GA

404.872.7280

(This lead came from Rick Yarbrough. Rick knows where to find great deals on office furniture and equipment.)

 

PRINTER

Eagle Sportz…………………………………………………… 770-607-6611

(Have not done business with them. Had a great write up on the Daily Tribune. Big time printers. Four full time graphic artists with 100 years experience between them. 3205 Hwy 411, White GA 30184. www.Eaglesportz.com.

 

PROCESS SERVER

Stephen Blalock………………………………………………. 678.524.7292

(Stephen is beyond exceptional. If you are a Landlord and need to evict a tenant, have Stephen serve the tenant the eviction papers. For the same price, he will do the job much faster than the sheriff’s office, PLUS the tenant will be personally served – which is the only way you can win a money judgment! We have been using Stephen for years and highly recommend him. NOTE: Did you know that in Alabama process servers are called “executioners”? What a great job title!)

 

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Capital Property Management…………………………… 678-651-0804

(Stephen Blalock and Carolyn Landenberger, operate this company. They are experienced and know what they are doing.)

 

Title One Management……………………………………… 678-792-2100

(Robert Gilstrap’s management company. Robert has owned rental property for a long time.)

 

E&S Investments, LLC……………………………………… 770.548.8047

…………………………………………………………….. 770.382.4634

19 Wellington Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 (lamslm@bellsouth.net)

(Stacy and Lisa Ann Mathison have a property management company. They manage investor’s rental properties in Bartow County. They have ten years experience.)

 

REAL ESTATE AGENT

Bonnie Mullinax……………………………………………….. 770.606.0054

(Bonnie and her sales team are one of the best sellers of real estate in Bartow County. In fact, they are among the top sellers of real estate in Georgia. We list a lot of the properties we sell with Bonnie. She is great to work with.)

 

Susie Cole………………………………………………………. 678-249-7852

(Susie is with Professional Realty Group. We’ve worked with her since 2010. She is very determined, diligent, professional and kind person. She has been a realtor for years and works in a great office.)

 

Bruce Mitchell………………………………………………….. 706-263-6584

(Bruce is a realtor who understands how to work with investors. He’s a really good guy and works his butt off to get your house sold.)