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LINDA'S LETTER Networking Changes EVERYTHING - A Real-Life Realty411 Success Story By Linda Pliagas, Publisher/Editor Linda Pliagas, publisher, with the mother/daughter rehab duo, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak, from HGTV's Good Bones. Photo by Ashley Murphy Thank you for connecting with Realty411 magazine once again. Since 2007, Realty411 has been hosting events and publishing important resources for the masses to learn real estate investing. I've probably met thousands of people personally by now all over the country, investors of all experience levels — from the newcomer to the advanced rehabber. I've spoken with inventors just getting started, as well as national landlords of multi­million dollar portfolios. What a thrill to know they read our publication, visit our website, and follow us online! Hopefully, we'll have a chance to meet you in person soon too. You see, networking really is the key to success in this business. As a matter of fact, I'd like to share a success story about one of our expo guests who recently engaged in a joint partnership with one of our educators, Alton Jones. This amazing business relationship and friendship began at our Realty411 networking event. Alton, a former LAPD officer, is an investor and mentor. He spoke at one of our real estate investing expos in Southern California last year where he met a Realty411 reader. That individual signed up to become one of Alton's students, and they began a joint venture (JV) business relationship. Fast forward over one year later, now Alton and our Realty411 reader are closing a real estate transaction in one week for over $1.375M. Plus, the partnership worked out so well, they've decided to continue working on two more transactions. In fact, our Realty411 reader and Alton will be generating $500K in gross revenues from multiple deals together! When I heard this, I jumped out of my chair and cheered — you'd think I was the one cashing that big, fat check. Honestly, it just feels amazing knowing that Realty411 brought two wonderful people together who TOOK ACTION and made it happen! For me, as the founder and publisher, knowing we are positively impacting people's lives is the most rewarding aspect of my professional life. This is not the only successful Realty411 true story, I have so many others to share, and I will be doing so in future editions. Folks, Realty411 is truly assisting investors in building wealth and igniting a passion of real estate in many people. Our publications 18