Serving Members since 2003. National REIA Award of Excellence Honor of Merit Winner 2011 & 2012.

MID-AMERICA ASSOCIATION OF

REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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NETWORKING : EDUCATION : COMMUNITY : GOVERNMENT January 2013

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Incorporated 2003 350 Current Paid Members North Meeting Attendance: 50 South Meeting Attendance: 100 180 Website Page Views a Day Most Views from US, Canada and Philippines - total 105 countries


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Email Database 5000+ Facebook Page: 2446 Likes Facebook Group: 1131 Members LinkedIn Group: 721 Members

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Business Membership
By far the best bang for your buck when targeting the Real Estate Professional for your product or service in the Kansas City Metro would be a Business Membership with MidAmerica Association of Real Estate Investors. The business membership includes all the access to our website and all the discounts that our Standard Investor Membership. However, unlike the Investor Membership that is for the person, the Business Membership follows the Business. So as a Business you receive two guest passes to every monthly meeting (20+ meetings a year) that can be used by the same two people or interchanged among several people each month.

Advertise in our Newsletter
Also included in a Business Membership is an advertisement in our monthly newsletter, the Investment News. This is published once a month and posted on our website, our social media pages, several online file sharing sites and emailed out to our 5000+ database. You can see our latest Newsletters Online at: http://mareinet.com/resources/ newsletter/.

Advertise on our Website
Our website has a Service Provider Section that provides you with a home on our website where you can create a full page advertisement of your choosing and link it to your website. Some examples of ad pages might include: a photograph, two or three short paragraphs, an embedded video, contact information and a sign up page for your product or service. We can make it as elaborate or as simple as you would like. See our current Service Provider Page: http://mareinet.com/library/service-providers/

Host a Vendor Table
While you can do all the advertising in the world in our Newsletter and on our Website, meeting members face to face at our monthly meetings allows you to get face to face with the members, build rapport and explain your product or service in person. To help you facilitate the face to face interaction, we have Vendor Tables available for a fee from 6:00 to 7:00 before each meeting. These can be reserved for $25 for one night or $50 for 3 different nights. A Business Membership includes 3 free annually. Available on a first-come first-served basis.

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SERVICES THAT PUT PROS AND INVESTORS FIRST
With our FIRST for Pro initiative, The Home Depot is taking Even better care of our best customers.

FAST IN AND OUT
Time is money — we’ll get you back to work quickly.  Dedicated Pro Desk Associates.  Two hour advance order pulling.

In Store Hands On—How To Workshops
Want to learn How a project is completed. Check out our workshops.  In store workshops each month, check out our website and your local store.  Access step by step video 24-7 on our website—look for our Project Guide Library

10% Price Guarantee
If you find a lower price on identical in-stock item  We will match the price & beat it by 10%.  Excludes special orders & bid pricing and others—see website for complete details.

GREAT PRICES JUST FOR PROS
We Offer everyday low prices, plus more ways to save on larger orders.    You can count on competitive pricing on everything in every department Volume pricing discounts available on purchases as low as $2,500. Instant bulk price savings available 1000s of items.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR MAREI
MAREI members receive special discounts at The Home Depot nationwide.    Two percent rebate paid twice a year on all purchases made through all registered accounts. Twenty percent discount on selected paint brands. Exclusive to members of National REIA.

EXCLUSIVE PROJECT ESTIMATOR APP
Coming in 2013, the Home Depot Project Estimator App for iPad, a business changing tool for National REIA Chapter members nationwide. Watch your local REIA Chapter for Investment News more information.

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Educational Advertorials
As a member of MAREI, we have several opportunities for you to share your expertise by helping us to Educate the membership. By sharing your knowledge you establish yourself as a known expert in your field and when a member needs a service provider, they will usually call the expert they know first. And as a business member, you are the expert with the easy to find phone number.

Write Educational Articles for the Blog part of our website

Write Articles for the Investment News, our monthly newsletter. Volunteer to teach a specific topic or to serve on a panel at monthly meetings. We are always looking for experts in a wide range of topics. Partner with MAREI to create a training webinar or workshop to teach the members and showcase your expertise.
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Advertising Rates
Your headline is an important part of the newsletter and should be considered carefully. Rate Schedule Size Full Page Newsletter 1/2 Page Newsletter 1/4 Page Newsletter 1/8 Page Newsletter List on Calendar Property Posting eBlast: Send Once eBlast: Send Twice Non-Member $175 $145 $75 $55 $55 $50 $55 $75 Member $140 $105 $65 $35 $35 FREE $35 $55 Business Associate $115 $85 $50 $25 $25 FREE $25 $45

Respond to questions posted on the member forum. Be an active participate on our social media pages.

A 10% discount is given on ads pre-paid for 6-12 months. Any changes to a pre-paid ad will incur a minimum charge of $20. The deadline to submit ad copy is the 1st of each month. All ads must be prepaid. Contact to verify ad format can be accepted. PDF preferred. There is an additional charge of $25 to typeset a business card ad or 1/4 page ad layout, $60 for a 1/2 page or full page lay-out. Opportunities also exist for advertising on www.MAREInet.com. Call 913-815-0111 for more information. Email ad copy to info@MAREInet.com. Mail payment to MAREI, PO Box 8685, Prairie Village, KS 66208 or request an online payment for to use credit or debit card.

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LET US HELP KEEP PROPERTIES MARKETABLE
Keep Costs Under Control & Meet Tight Deadlines Dedicated to your Success, With Solutions for Every Surface & All the Essentials

National Account Services
Our strategic account teams can simplify processes and maximize efficiencies with centralized account management.

LEED® & VOC Coatings
Download the latest guide on our products that meet LEED® and low VOC specs.

Color Services
Find out about our color design services for properties and read about the latest color trends.

Flooring Products & Installation
Wide variety of name brands, 24-hour turnaround and reliable installation.

Commercial Wallpaper
Sherwin-Williams is your one-stop source for commercial wall covering. Over 5,000 residential and commercial wallpaper collections available.

Commercial Floor Coverings
From carpeting to sheet vinyl, select the right floorcovering specific to your needs. Fully stocked national network, fast turnaround and reliable service.

HomeScapes®
Enhance curb appeal and make selection easier with preselected exterior color schemes.

Finishing Touch™ Builder Support Program
Comprehensive Program for your Home Buyers: Welcome Kits, Discount Cards, and Model Home Programs.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER DISCOUNT
MAREI as a member of National REIA is able to bring our members the exclusive Sherwin William Discount Card that offers unbeatable savings on paint, applicators, floorcovering, paint sundries, wall covering, spray equipment, and even window treatments! Members look for your discount card in your members Benefit Package or download from the Member’s Discount Section of the MAREI Member Library.

ASK SHERWIN WILLIAMS Find out more about all these products and services offered by Sherwin Williams plus their Chip It Online Color Matcher, ColorSnap Studio for iPad and their Paint Pro Alerts by Text at www.Sherwin-Williams.com .

MAREI’S MEMBER BENEFITS PROGRAM

AT-A-GLANCE
USE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO VALUE ADDED DISCOUNTS TOOLS AND SAVINGS CREATED JUST FOR YOU ON GOODS AND SERVICES YOU USE EVERY DAY.

YOUR MEMBER BENEFITS

Landlord Services

Suppliers

News & Information E-Update
MAREI’s award winning weekly email update with what’s happening in real estate including properties for sale, government affairs and local market data.

Screening for tenants & workers with 20% discount for members.

FORMS & DOCS
Member Library is packed with forms and docs, plus 15 % discount at EZ Landlord Forms for premium forms.

Learn how to save money at Home Depot and register for a 2% Rebate for all purchases & rentals across the US. Plus 20% Discount on Paint in Kansas City. And coming in 2013 the New Home Depot App for iPad exclusively for Chapter Members to use in project estimation on home repair and remodel.

Investment News
The award winning newsletter for MidAmerica Association of Real Estate Investors: published monthly and distributed both in print at our meetings and digitally to our database of over 5000 people. One of the best ways to get your message in front of a targeted group of real estate professionals.

Market your rentals on the nations top ranked rental site. Member discount is 20% off Regular Prices.

Office Solutions

All members receive a discount card to access our exclusive discounts up to 40% off all paint, supplies, and flooring—nationwide.

Marketing

Magazine for the real estate investor. With discount subscriptions for MAREI members and FREE copies available at our monthly meetings.

Save on select FedEx Office copy and print services up to 20% and on FedEx Shipping up to 22%.

Websites for investors, landlords, and other services. FREE trial.

Receive discounts up to 65% on over 12,000 products you use the most online and in store.

Email and Social Media Marketing, Free Trial and Discounts for paying in advance.

Free issues of both magazines available at the monthly meetings of MAREI.

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Other Discounts

Member Service

We have several services as part of our website to help you grow your business.

Nearly 70% of QuickBooks users say that it makes their business more profitable. Get your Accounting on track. Buy at a 20% discount our special links from the MAREI Web Site.

MAREI’s Political Advocacy Group actively monitors national legislation and rule-making that impacts the real estate industry and harnessing the strength of MAREI members at the grassroots level. MAREI members also receive timely Calls to Action when there is a time for our members to take action on an important vote. Members also have access to the latest in Market Data.

REAL ESTATE BOOKS
The nation’s largest provider of real estate training materials, DEARBORN is America’s Premier Real Estate Publisher. Members receive up to 40% off.

Calendar of Events to stay up to date with all of our activities.

Special member discounts for members at Avis, Budget, and Enterprise Rentals.

Browse the member properties to find your next deal. Take the time to post your investment opportunities for other members and site visitors to browse.

VISIT
ww.MAREInet.com The Member Library is packed and ever growing with pdf versions of entire books, EBooks, Articles, Forms, and Documents. Look under Resources & Members Only

The Local Market Monitor tracks real estate sales and economic trends nation wide. Offering 25% Discount for Members.

Investment News

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Property Postings
Included with every MAREI membership is a username and password to access our Property Marketing Page. Members can post individual properties for sale that are owned, controlled by contract or have a Realtor Listing Agreement.

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All properties posted will appear at least once on our e-Update that we send out usually 2 times a month.

Market YOUR Business
1. Become a student of your business. Study your customer, your competitors, and trends in the industry. You need to have a goal in this stage of top ten tips to become an expert in your business so you how your customers think. You will find that when you are the expert it will be easier to know what your customer wants, how to give it to them and how to share your product with them. 2. Get some outside advice Find a friend or associate who is outside of your business and have them place themselves in their customer’s shoes. Work with them to find at least 10 new ways to promote your business. You want the input from someone outside of your business because, sometimes you are just too close and need to get some fresh new outside ideas. 3. Remember not everything you do is not just to get customers You will be doing some things to bring in new clients and some things to keep current clients. You will also be taking steps to build a good reputation and credibility with your potential clients, so that when they are in the market for your product or service they will remember that YOU are the expert in that area. 4. You don’t have to do it yourself There are numerous different marketing tactics. Work the ones you enjoy, but if there is one you just hate, skip it and work on the others. Or better yet, hire someone to do it. 5. You do have to do it Most small businesses are awesome at offering the product or service. They may not be so good at or excited about the marketing of that product or service. Ideally if you ask any small business coach you should be spending about 30% of your time marketing your business. 6. Start with one Marketing Method
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All properties posted will appear at least once in our monthly Investment News, our digital and print Newsletter. All postings will be deleted after 30 days, although members are free to update posting date to keep postings live.

By combining the investment opportunity listings of all members in one location we attract more attention than each member would do separately. Members may also post properties for sale or investment opportunities on the member forum and our social media pages for extra exposure.

Avoid the Problems that many Landlord Real Estate Investors Encounter. Don't let landlording eat up all your hard earned profits and stress you out! Discover Simple Steps that you must learn to be more Profitable and Effective. Yes, there are steps to learn so you select the right properties, fix the right things, fill your vacant properties with the best tenants, and maintain and manage those tenant relations for a very valuable asset that will make you wealthy over time. Landlording 101: the Basics        Workshop taught by MAREI’s Own Larry Myer: Landlord & Property Manager

Finding Your Niche Finding the Right Property Getting the Property Rent Ready Filling Vacancies, where to find Tenants Keeping Tenants Happy – Tenant Management Evictions: What to do when you get a bad Apple Don’t Go it Alone, Hiring a Property Manager

Learn from Larry’s many years of experience!

Registration Information for Saturday Workshop
1 Workshop Member $30  Workshop Non-Member $45 Add Member $30 / Non-Member $45 ________________________________________ Attendee 1 ________________________________________ Address ________________________________________ Phone ________________________________________ Credit Card Number
Scan & Email to info@MAREInet.com Fax: 1-201-574-2969 (email first) Call 913-815-0111 Online www.MAREInet.com/WorkShop

____________________________________ Email ______________________________________ City State Zip ______________________________________ Fax _________________ Expire Date ___________________________________ Signature

Extra Exposure
Many of our Business Members take it one step further and offer a discount or bonus to our members. Some examples of bonuses might be a discount on your pricing, sample forms & contracts, free trial or something educational. We work with you to create a discount, create a flyer and then get the word out. WE include your discount on our discount page and in our member benefit brochure. And we are working on an app for member discounts too!

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Select one way to market your business that you are comfortable with, implement it, systematize it. Then add another one, get it working well and on a system. Then add another till you have at several marketing methods that are continually generating new business. 7. Follow Up Most small business owners are great at following up on a business lead that is going to give them business right now. For example a client calls a contractor to ask them to do a bid for a rehab job. But not many follow just to build a relationship with that person who may be your next customer or who may refer you a lot of business. 8. Get a Marketing Buddy Remember marketing it like meeting that New Years Resolution—you work really hard the first week and then let it slack off more and more till you have to get in to summer clothes and you have another heavy week of activity. Instead get a buddy and work with them to determine a marketing plan for the next week for both of you. Then hold each other accountable. 9. Scripts and Systems It always helps to know exactly step by step what you are going to do and say in your marketing. You may want to check with in your industry if there are training materials that can help you know what to say . . . scripts . . . that you can practice till you know exactly what to say when. And create a system for each step of the way. 10. Schedule it You need to embrace your scheduler. Mark off blocks of time that add up to about 30% of your work week, just for marketing activities. When you are first starting out it may be more than 30%, but as you perfect your techniques you may find ways to automate some tasks and save time.

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MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
INTERNET MEMBER MAREI Member Forum Online Member Library Post Properties Submit Blog Posts Reduced Entrance Fees 2 Complimentary Monthly Meetings Discounts
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BUSINESS MEMBER

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Member’ s Included Add Additional Members Pricing Auto Renewal* Quarterly Pricing Monthly Pricing Service Provider Listing Ad in Monthly Newsletter 3 Vendor Tables **

$50 $50 Annual $45
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$50 $499 Annual $450

$99 Annual $90

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* Credit or Debit Card Required for Auto Renewal Discounts, ** 3 Vendor Tables with Annual Payment

informed MAREI Professionals
From Motivation to How To
MAREI members are above the crowd. They participate in an informative newsletter, blog, and social media experience. They connect, ask questions, and share opportunities through our interactive website and live meetings. Plus they save $100s using the many member discounts.

targeted group Of Clients
Optimization of Your
MAREI sets the standard for real estate investor networking and education, drawing the type of client you want to do business with. Our meetings and online presence gathers targets the qualified leads your business needs. But there is only one way to get in front of them . . become a Business Member today!

$99.00 / year
Additional Member $50

$499.00 / year
Includes Advertising

INVESTOR MEMBERSHIP

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP

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