About Us

about-img National REIA Award of Excellence Winner, DCREIA, the Greater Washington DC Real Estate Investors Association is the Number One Real Estate Investors group in the entire Washington DC Metro Area. Members of DCREIA have appeared numerous times in The Washington Post (front page), The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Business Journal, the Gazette Papers, and the Washington Business Journal for their achievements as successful local real estate investors.

In partnership with the Realinvestors® Academy of Greater Washington, DC, every week DCREIA sponsors classes on money making real estate topics such as: understanding cap rate, how to find and work with hard money lenders in DC, NOVA and Maryland, how to rehab houses in DC, VA and MD, how to forming your LLC and other asset protection strategies for real estate investors,

Our weekly “Real Estate 101 - Getting Started as a Real Estate Investor” is perfect for new investors in real estate. During this one-hour live session you will receive answers fundamental questions for the newbie investor such as: Acquiring investment properties, How to flip houses for quick cash, Getting into commercial property real estate investing, Finding the right real estate investor network, Cash on cash and other advanced real estate investor concepts, and of course, How to find the right real estate investors association meet up group.

To help you become successful in real estate and stay current with ever changing real estate investor laws, in 2004, DCREIA created its own investor friendly real estate brokerage firm. These forty plus licensed and certified local real estate investors coaches guide our members through every step of successful real estate investing, such as: Rehabbing Houses for Quick Profits, Quick Cash Real Estate House Flipping, Making Money from DC Maryland Virginia Foreclosures, Learning how to do creative real estate investing such as Subject to and Lease Option Real Estate Investing, Making the transition from single family houses into commercial property investing, How to Buy and Hold for long term profits and tax sheltering, How to use Self-Directed IRA’s to create tax-free income for life, Understanding Crowd funding to raise money for real estate investing, Apartment house real estate investing, Self-Storage real estate investing, Getting into your first commercial office deal. …and much, much more.

Since its inception, DCREIA has grown from a small handful of investors to a list of over 650 active real estate investors in the DMV. From their own building in Bowie, Maryland, Sherman and his team hold weekly and monthly events to deliver hands on real estate investor training that really works here. In addition to local real estate experts, many national real estate speakers such as Robyn Thompson, Jeffrey Taylor, Dave Lindahl, Ron LeGrand, Lou Brown, Dwan Bent-Twyford, Phil Grove, Bill Twyford, Al Aiello, Scott Meyer, Allen Cowgill, Jillian Sidoti, Steve Cook and Frank McKinney have all presented at DCREIA.

At our training facility in Bowie, Maryland, DCRIEA is the host of several Meetup groups, including the DMV Commercial Property Meetup, Millionaire Real Estate Investor Agents and of course, DC-REIA-Greater Washington Real Estate Investors Association Meetup, and the Robert Kiyosaki, DMV Rich Dad Cash Flow Game meetup DCREIA was created by local real estate investor expert Sherman Ragland, CCIM.

Formed in 2002, DCREIA has helped more real estate investors in the DMV (DC Metro) region to learn how to make money from real estate than any other REIA (real estate investors association) or real estate Meetup group. Sherman Ragland himself is a national real estate investor award winner, having received the CREONLINE Blue vase real estate investor of the year winner in 2004 and been quoted numerous times by organizations such as NationalREIA, Bigger Pockets, Connected Investors, REIClub and the American Academy of Real Estate Investor Associations (AAREI.org). His real estate investing strategies have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Black Enterprise, USA Today, CNBC, FoxNews and The Washingtonian magazine.

If you have ever has the desire to learn real estate investing from local experts, active real estate investors who are full time, part time and just getting started as real estate investors, then we invite you to join us for FREE at our next session. Simply fill out the information above, or go to our DCREIA Join Us page to receive information on our next meeting. Also make sure you download a FREE Report on one of the many ways to make money in real estate.

We look forward to seeing you soon at our next LIVE event!