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Ask the Experts

with... Multiple Speaker(s)

We're gathering a panel of longtime area investors, from a variety of real estate niches, to share stories of their success, offer tips and answer your questions at April's main meeting.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Woodhaven Country Club
7200 Woodhaven Lane
Louisville, KY 40291

Our KREIA membership includes many very successful people from a variety of real estate niches, and we'll be bringing some of them front and center to share their secrets of success with you. Come to KREIA in April and learn from Rue McFarland, Katie Crotzer, Mark Hass and Tamara West.

All four of our experts have served on KREIA's board, and two of them are KREIA past presidents. Combined, they represent more than 115 years of investing experience! Start compiling questions now! Ask them the 30,000-foot-view questions, or zero in on what exactly is on your mind at the moment. Run some deals by them. Sound them out on ventures you're not sure about to see if they think they're good ideas.

Rue, Katie, Mark and Tamara

Rue McFarland got into real estate in 1969 and has done just about everything it is possible to do in investing. 

Rue has worked many facets of the real estate business, both residential and commercial, including buying, selling, managing, leasing, exchanging, financing, building and renovating. He's built or renovated more than 100 houses. He currently manages more than 100 single-family homes and specializes in investment properties and mortgages. He is one of KREIA's co-founders.

Rue has:

• Earned the prestigious CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and the CPM (Certified Property Manager) designations.

• Taken more than 100 courses and seminars on real estate and real estate financing, and he has taught for Jefferson Community and Technical College and various real estate organizations.

• Served as president of these organizations: GLAR (Greater Louisville Association of Realtors), KREE (Kentucky Real Estate Exchangors) and KREIA.

• Served as Chairman of The Fuller Center for Housing of Louisville, Kentucky.

• Has been recognized with these awards: “Realtor of the Year,” “Exchangor of the Year,” “The President’s Award,” “Wall of Honor Award,” “Ed Melton Memorial Award,” “Lifetime Achievement Award” and Realtor Emeritus.

Katie Crotzer runs her own brokerage, New Outlook Realty, with offices in Louisville, Shelbyville and, soon, in Florida. She started in commercial construction in 1990 and began investing in real estate in 1992. She owns rental property locally and also in Florida.

Katie currently serves on the board of KREE, and she served on KREIA's board for six years. She has served as regional president of PDCA, and as a board member for NAMFS.

She has been active on government affairs committees. She has been a lobbyist in Washington on real-estate-related issues such as HUD and lead paint regulations.

Mark Hass owns a brokerage, Real Estate 3000, is a property manager, and works with buyers, sellers and builders. Mark is a two-term KREIA past president.

Mark began his real estate career in 1995 and for the last 15 years has become an REO specialist, marketing and servicing REO properties.

He has a track record of listing and selling 250+ homes per year in Louisville and surrounding areas. His clients include both home buyers and home builders.

Tamara West started working in loan servicing in 1999, became a mortgage loan originator in 2003, bought her first investment property in 2006, and got her real estate license in 2013.

She has also served on the board of directors of KREE and is a member of the St. Matthews Chamber of Commerce and of Women in Commercial Real Estate.

Tamara is in the top 25% of Louisville realtors. She has received the Keller Williams Culture Award, was named KREE Rookie of the Year, and was a featured speaker on a national podcast. Tamara currently serves on KREIA’s board.

We polled the four on areas of real estate they have experience in and are willing to answer questions about, but you don’t have to confine your queries to the topics below....

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Please take this opportunity to learn from these experienced investors! Register now for the April 26 meeting!

Early Meeting Speaker: New KREIA sponsor Hunt Rounsavall of Rounsavall Title Group will speak on the topic of lien law at 5:30 in the small meeting room. "That presentation covers the three types of liens that people typically run into: mechanic’s liens, judgment liens and tax liens," he writes. "We will talk about lien creation (the legal requirements that need to be contained within those instruments to make the lien valid), lien satisfaction, and lien avoidance."


Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Woodhaven Country Club
7200 Woodhaven Lane
Louisville, KY 40291

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