CREIANC Membership has its Benefits!


Here Is WHY You Need To Join CREIA Today!

For an annual fee of only $197.00 per year, CREIA members receive all of the following:

Monthly Meetings

Hear the “Hot Seat Speaker,” listen to experienced professional investors, network with other investors, participate in “Roundtable Discussions,” take advantage of buy-and-sell opportunities with “Show and Sell,” and bring a guest! Guests are welcome to “visit” once for free. Thereafter, the required cost to attend is $20.00 per meeting or CREIA membership. Become a member today and the $20.00 meeting charge applies toward your membership fee. 

Monthly Newsletter

Read about upcoming events, articles about investing, technical information, and more! We also have ads from our Sponsors, who are fellow CREIA members, with their contact information for your convenience.

National Speakers

At least twice a year you have the opportunity to hear nationally known speakers addressing key aspects of real estate investing and describing how they achieved success. Members receive a discount.

Saturday Seminars

Once or twice a month, you will have a special opportunity to spend a half day learning about investing. Past seminars have included topics from a wide variety of subjects including “How to Use a Financial Calculator,” “How to Negotiate Deals,” “Tax Strategies,” “Landlord-Tenant Relationships,” “Buying and Selling Mobile Homes” and many others. The information you gain from a single seminar can be worth your whole membership fee - and more! Members receive a discount.

Monthly Focus Group Meetings

Meet informally to network, learn and share information. Current Focus Groups include: Beginning Investors/Case Study Meeting, Advanced Investors Group, Private Money Group, Vacation Rental Group, Mobile & Modular Group, and our Multifamily Focus Group.

All focus groups are free to CREIA and Upstate REIA members only. A full list is available here on the CREIANC.org website by looking at the Calendar of Events. All Focus Groups meet virtually, with some also meeting in person (hybrid format) in and around Asheville, NC.

Affiliate Account with Upstate CREIA

BONUS! All CREIA members have FREE access to all of Upstate CREIA's events, too! That includes their Main Meetings and all focus groups (and picnics....). Set up your affiliate account under Account Details or click HERE.

Member Directory

As a CREIA member, you will have access to a directory of other members to help you find fellow wholesalers, rehabbers, housing providers, contractors, electricians, plumbers, etc, etc. Just be sure to check the box on your profile that allows other members to find you.

Weekly Property Listings

Every week you will receive a list of available properties for sale by your fellow (and sometimes Upstate CREIA) members -- right to your email! This is your opportunity to network and do business with people who do business under the same Standards of Conduct you have agreed to.

Haves and Wants, Peer-to-peer Exchange Meeting

Have a property you wish to sell or exchange? Need something from your peers (deals, information, assistance with a deal, etc)? Looking to buy? Here is what you're looking for! Every 2 weeks, we have an online meeting in conjunction with Upstate CREIA where all kinds of deals are done. Look for the meeting on the Calendar of Events.

THINK REALTY - DISCOUNTS & SUPPLIERS:

Save big with these FREE benefits!

Carolinas Real Estate Investors Association, Inc has partnered with Think Realty to save your business thousands every year on the purchases you make every day. Visit ThinkRealty.com (via your CREIANC.org account) to take advantage of free Think Realty member services, discounts, and other valuable tools. 

Top features of your free Think Realty account:

  • Savings at major retailers, including Home Depot Pro, Office Depot/Office Max, and Sunbelt Rentals.
  • Expand your business with benefits from Realeflow, Motili and more!

To receive these benefits, register for a free Think Realty account through the CREIANC.org website. After joining, use the "Discounts" tab on their website to discover the multitude of discounts available. When you find one you want to utilize, you have to sign up with that (and each) retailer and get a code to access their special pricing.

Register with Think Realty now -- FREE!


Our Think Realty Benefits Suppliers:


Activate YOUR Savings with Think Realty!

All of the Think Realty Supplier benefits shown below are accessible to all CREIANC Members. Become a member with CREIANC and register with Think Realty to get access to all these benefits.

If you are a CREIANC Member, log in and activate your Think Realty benefits!


Sunbelt Rentals

Check your blueprint—it’s time to save money, with Sunbelt Rentals!
About Sunbelt Rentals:

  • The finest service and equipment in the rental industry
  • Over 600 full-service facilities from coast to coast—each one a rental location with dispatchers, mechanics, and service and delivery vehicles
  • 24/7 emergency service provides you with the confidence that you can complete any project on-time and on-schedule.

Savings vary by length of rental.


OfficeDepot/OfficeMax

Word around the water cooler: Office Depot has the savings on what you need. Save on more than 6,000 items in-store at Office Depot, and over 265,000 items online!

  • 10% off over 6,000 items in-store with a store purchasing card
  • Up to 55% off retail on various office supply, cleaning, and breakroom items
  • Average of 10% savings on technology
  • Up to 20% off printer ink and toner
  • Free next-day shipping on orders of $25 or more
  • Special pricing at the Print & Copy Center

Savings vary by item.


Home Depot Pro

At The Home Depot Pro, Specialty Trades, our job is helping you do yours. For more than 60 years, we’ve helped pros do more by providing professional-grade products and innovative business solutions that address the challenges you face every day, making it easier to manage your business, find efficiencies and improve your bottom line.

Benefits:

Get More Done. Every Day

  • Order on-the-go with our powerful mobile app with mobile scan-to-order – just scan a barcode, bin label or product number directly from our catalogs
  • Take advantage of our national network of distribution centers and store locations for ultimate convenience and product availability
  • Get it fast with next-day delivery on most products to most locations

Grow Your Business

  • Minimize your costs and secure more jobs with our personalized, wholesale pricing structures and volume based pricing
  • Simplify your inventory processes and reduce carrying costs with our customizable StockWise® inventory management programs
  • Maximize your buying power with a business line of credit (available to qualified customers)
  • Take advantage of the ProPurchase card – linked to the business line of credit, it can be used for everything from tool and truck rentals to last minute project needs online or at any of the 2200+ Home Depot store locations

Improve Customer Satisfaction

  • Receive expert help from a dedicated Account Manager and best-in class customer service and technical support teams that understand the challenges you face every day
  • Meet customer expectations and minimize call backs with access to thousands of pro-grade brand-name and private brand products that can help increase your bottom line

House Flipping Spreadsheet

Looking for a better way to analyze deals, manage projects and track expenses? Meet House Flipping Spreadsheet!

  • As a Think Realty member, save 20% off all products
  • Buy a product once and get free upgrades for life
  • No subscription fee!

NREIG - National Real Estate Insurance Group

Get insurance designed for investors covering vacant, renovation, or occupied properties with pay-as-you-go monthly billing all on the same schedule.

Get a free insurance proposal for:

  • Coverage specific to your investment model
  • Coverage for all occupancy and investment phases
  • Monthly, pay-as-you-go “reporting” form
  • No minimum earned premium
  • Coverage in all 50 states
  • Competitive rates with carriers rated “A” or better by A.M. Best
  • Insure properties held in IRAs, Trusts, LLCs, and Corporations

Anderson Legal, Business, & Tax Advisors

Get a Free Strategy Session

*This offer is only available to U.S. Residents. A $750 value.

  • A Clear Investment Strategy
  • A detailed risk assessment to assist in lowering problem areas that could wipe out all of your assets with one wrong move
  • Business planning tips to know how to run your investments as a business and not get turned down by lenders left and right
  • Get Your Next Action Step

Benjamin Moore National Accounts Partnership Program

The Benjamin Moore® National Accounts Partnership Program makes it easier to buy and manage paint, color and coatings. The program offers online access to all Benjamin Moore products at consistent, negotiated pricing. It also provides project management from planning through completion. Aimed to help you reduce the total cost of ownership of any painting project, the National Accounts Partnership Program combines tailored service with online efficiency.

Members have access to:
  • Online ordering and billing
  • Access to national account specifications
  • Access to Benjamin Moore and Co. full product catalog
  • Corporate customer: Ability to view their own catalog of specifications and see who is purchasing against it
  • Contractors: Access to SKU’s, product, color and pricing information

PPG National Account Paint Management Program

The PPG National Account Paint Management Program provides a method for ensuring that you always receive the highest quality paint across all of your locations. More importantly, the PPG National Account Paint Management Program is the easy, reliable, standardized way to select, purchase, receive and pay for that paint – no matter where that project is located.

Members have access to:
  • Consistent and Competitive Price You Can Count On
  • World-Class Product line
  • National Brands with a Local Focus
  • Single Point of Contact
  • Nationwide Distribution and Product Delivery

www.CREIANC.org  (Carolinas Real Estate Investors Association) does not give legal, tax, economic, or investment advice. CREIANC disclaims all liability for the action or inaction taken or not taken as a result of communications from or to its members, officers, directors, employees and contractors. Each person should consult their own counsel, accountant and other advisors as to legal, tax, economic, investment, and related matters concerning Real Estate and other investments.   

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Contact Us:

Carolinas Real Estate Investors Association

P.O. Box 615
Asheville, NC 28802
(828) 246-2423

Proud Affiliate Member of Think Realty

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