Bryan Chavis is well known around these parts. Not only is his book Buy it, Rent It, Profit! a terrific guide for local landlords, he also advises many Miami area investors and teaches regularly at the leading real estate school in South Florida. His success story is a Florida story and we have standing-room-only every time he visits DREIA. He’s the main speaker on a special meeting night,Wednesday, November 14, 2012. This combined DREIA and Miami Landlord Association meeting starts  at 7 p.m. at Miami Shores Country Club. For more information visit www.DREIA.org.

What makes Bryan Chavis unique is that he has overcome some major obstacles to achieve his goal of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

At the age of five, he was diagnosed with a severe learning disability which included dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. In grade school Bryan sat with his desk placed in the back corner of his classroom, with a used refrigerator box placed over him and a hole cut out in the front.  It was said to his parents that this was the only way that Bryan could stay in school because of his attention deficit disorder.  He was very hyperactive and couldn’t pay attention in class and therefore could not be taught like the other students. So for many years Bryan remained in that box.

Bryan has been quoted to say “For a long time I began to believe what the teachers told me, that maybe something was truly wrong with me, but one day my thinking changed and I began to think maybe there’s nothing wrong with me, maybe something is wrong with them.” Bryan recalls being told by a teacher in high school that, because of his disabilities college was not a realistic goal.

Fortunately for the real estate world and countless others, Bryan did not allow his disability to control him or his future. Come be inspired by the story of a Florida investor who started with $100 in the bank and living in an apartment to now owning multi-family investments and writing a national book published by Simon & Schuster!

Visit www.DREIA.org to register for this important meeting.