Think Realty’s National Convention & Expo to support, energize investors in Dallas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – April 11, 2017 – Think Realty will hold a National Conference & Expo, April 29 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Hundreds of real estate investors and professionals will connect with and learn tips and trends from the best in the industry. Dozens of notable speakers will be featured, including Doug Clark, star of Spike TV’s FlipMen. Realtor, motivational speaker and author Julie Ziglar will co-host a Women in Real Estate panel, featuring women to watch in real estate. Blake Johnson from HGTV’s Flipping Texas will sit on the Dallas Market Insights panel, which will include five Dallas area investors from all sectors of the industry. Andy Williams, star of HGTV’s Flipping Texas, will host a rally for area military veterans who want to learn about real estate investing. Attendees of the conference will access support resources, and continuing education courses will be available for licensed real estate agents. Lyndzie Birch of Investing Sisters will emcee the event. More information and a complete list of speakers can be found at https://thinkrealty.com/events/dallas/. Online registration is $75 at https://thinkrealtydallas.eventbrite.com.

Julie Ziglar: "I am thrilled to be a part of such an exciting and forward moving real estate investment event. Think Realty truly brings together every possible avenue of real estate investing. Because of that diversity, I know that attendees will leave with a better understanding of their investment options, from do-it-yourself to the turn-key real estate investments that I am proud to help investors with through Prime Properties Realty."

“Through our conferences, attendees gain knowledge, are more energized and motivated to improve their lives through real estate investing,” said Eddie Wilson, President of Affinity Enterprise Group, Think Realty’s parent company. “The conferences provide a unique opportunity for real estate professionals and investors to learn from the brightest in the industry, connect with us, and then stay connected throughout the year with our monthly national publication, Think Realty Magazine. We look forward to being in Dallas.”

Think Realty is a central education and information resource for new investors and seasoned professionals, providing members with valuable tools that help them optimize their competitive advantage, succeed in the industry, achieve wealth-building goals and live a life of purpose.    
Affinity Enterprise Group acquires SGF Contracting Services, Inc. to support real estate investors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – April 12, 2017 – Affinity Enterprise Group has acquired a majority interest in SGF Contracting Services Inc., a provider of rehab and renovation services for real estate investors, asset managers, and landlords. The SGF team of project management professionals collaborates with clients to provide solutions to meet unique requirements using the latest cloud-based technology to track their project timelines, budgets, and messages. Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, with an office in Charlotte, North Carolina, SGF currently serves clients in nine states including Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Affinity Enterprise Group serves real estate investors across the country and plans to expand SGF to a national footprint. SGF staff and offices will remain in place and expand to meet client requirements. Susan Dupont is president of SGF with over 15 years of experience in business and real estate related ventures. More information about SGF Contracting Services, Inc. is available at www.sgfcontracting.com.

SGF was founded in Springfield, Missouri, over three years ago by Charles and Anne Nelson. With integrity as their cornerstone, the Nelsons have more than 20 years of business ownership and development experience.

Anne Nelson: “We are thrilled to partner with Affinity Enterprise Group. They share our vision and commitment to quality, on-time, and on-budget rehab and renovation services to investors, both small and large. With Affinity, we’ll be able to grow and serve more clients, enhancing their asset values and returns on investment.”

Charlie Fitzgerald, CEO of Wrenn Co., an Affinity Enterprise Group company, will oversee SGF’s expansion. “Many of our real estate investors have cited struggles finding qualified, reliable rehab and renovation contractors. We believe this acquisition fills that need for both our current and future clients.”

Affinity Enterprise Group is a constellation of companies created to empower and support investors in the residential real estate industry. Affinity Group Management, an Affinity company specializing in administrative services for insurance clients nationwide, was ranked as Ingram’s twelfth fastest growing private company in Kansas City with a 304.51% growth last year.     

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Encouraging investor excellence: Affinity Enterprise Group and Think Realty Magazine to honor peer nominated, stand-out investors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – April 5, 2017 – Affinity Enterprise Group’s Think Realty Magazine, the industry leader in residential real estate investor resources, education and ethics, honors peer nominated investors who excel within their industry niche with the 2017 Think Realty Honors. The second annual Think Realty Honors will be presented at the Think Realty National Conference and Expo, this October in Atlanta. The ten investor categories include Single-Family, Multi-Family, Commercial, Private Lender, Rising Star, Service Provider, Master Investor, Property Manager, Educator and Humanitarian of the Year. With these honors, Affinity Enterprise Group and Think Realty Magazine underscore their continued commitment to serve, educate and inspire investor excellence within the residential real estate investment industry.

Linda Wienandt, Editor-in-Chief of Think Realty Magazine: “Providing resources, education, networking and inspiration to real estate investors is gratifying for us. We love interacting with new as well as seasoned investors, and facilitating community. We encourage investors to become their best.”

“Affinity Enterprise Group is always thinking of ways to serve, support and engage real estate investors. Think Realty Magazine, its national conferences and Think Realty Honors are great examples,” said Eddie Wilson, President, Affinity Enterprise Group. “Excellent insurance products specifically designed for real estate investors may be at the core of our business, but we feel that actively engaging with and providing meaningful resources for real estate investors helps the whole industry. If we can help investors to learn best business, safety and ethics practices, everyone benefits. This holistic approach speaks to our level of investment and leadership within the industry.”

Affinity Enterprise Group is a constellation of companies created to empower and support investors in the residential real estate industry. Affinity Group Management, an Affinity company specializing in administrative services for insurance clients nationwide, was ranked as Ingram’s twelfth fastest growing private company in Kansas City with a 304.51% growth last year.  
A Fun Evening of Art, Food and Music to Benefit Cottey College

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – April 5, 2017 – Affinity Enterprise Group will hold the first annual Art Auction Benefitting Cottey College on Thursday, May 4 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at CBIZ on the Country Club Plaza, 700 W 47th Street, #1100. The silent and live auctions will include beautiful pieces by renowned Kansas City-based artists Mike Savage, Mark Mohr, and Rusty Leffel. Striking portraits of influential women painted by Colorado-based artist Jackie Grawe, including female education activist Malala Yousafzai, will also be auctioned. Cottey College student art will be featured and representatives from Cottey will be on hand. KCTV sportscaster Michael Coleman will emcee the event. A portion of art proceeds will fund scholarships for first year Cottey College art students. Even tickets are $25. Register at https://event-imagineers.ticketleap.com/art-auction/.

Affinity Enterprise Group’s CFO, Becky Cole, is a Cottey College alumni. Cole and her husband Mike Wrenn, CEO of Affinity Enterprise Group, desire to promote Cottey College to potential students in the Kansas City area. They feel that Cottey College is the perfect school for young women looking to develop leadership skills and find their voice.

Becky Cole said, “My time at Cottey College changed my life and inspired me to become my best. I want other young women to know about this amazing opportunity.”

Cottey College is a private, liberal arts and sciences college for women located in Nevada, Missouri, 90 miles southeast of Kansas City. The college’s Bachelor of Arts and Science programs emphasize women’s leadership, social responsibility and global awareness, along with the specific major requirements. Second-year students are eligible to receive an international trip, paid for by the college.

Affinity Enterprise Group is a constellation of companies created to empower and support investors in the residential real estate industry.

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