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Equity Trust REAPS Main Meeting
Residence Inn by Marriott in Bellevue - Mercer Room
605 114th AVE SE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

Where: Residence Inn by Marriott Bellevue - NEW LOCATION FOR 2018
When: 4th Thursday of each month
Doors Open: 6:00pm
Meeting Starts: 7:00pm





REAPS Members Free
Guests: $20 online, $25 at the door

Registration required for all events


Equity Trust will be hosting a deep-dive full-day Wealth Building Workshop on Saturday April 28, 2018 and members can get $20 off when they register and use code " reaps " at checkout.

We are excited to announce that Equity Trust Company, a REIA sponsor and longtime supporter of National REIA, is our newest premier corporate sponsor and will also be our guest speaker at April's REAPS Meeting.  It is Equity Trust Company’s mission to educate, empower and serve real estate investors and businesses with self-directed IRAs so they can build tax-advantaged wealth, drive meaningful impact in their communities and enjoy freedom in retirement. 

Equity Trust is one of the nation’s largest custodians for self-directed IRA’s with over 300,000 clients and $30 billion in assets under custody and administration.  As an industry leader in self-directed IRA’s, Equity Trust is positioned to assist our chapters and members in the following ways: 

Custom Program to benefit National REIA members (and extended to Real Estate Association of Puget Sound members):  Over $700 in FREE products and services! 

  • FREE Self-Directed IRA for 1-full year:  Open a new self-directed IRA with Equity Trust and pay no annual maintenance fee for 1-full year ($205 minimum value)
  • Complementary National REIA Gold Level Service Membership:  1-year membership includes a dedicated point of contact and priority processing  ($249 value)
  • Free Jumpstart to Financial Freedom Home Study Course:  Ten valuable educational modules on topics ranging from self-directed IRA rules to real estate rehabbing in an IRA.
  • Digital Download of the #1 Ranked (on Amazon) book – Self-Directed IRAs: Building Retirement Wealth Through Alternative Investing:  Showcases diversification strategies that will change the way you think about retirement investing and could change the course of your retirement forever ($14.95 value)
  • Digital Download “Snapshot of Self-Directed Investing” video—Jeff Desich, Vice-Chairman of Equity Trust shares his insights into growing your wealth using your self-directed IRA and other self-directed retirement accounts  ($19.95 values) 

Equity Trust will be hosting a deep-dive full-day Wealth Building Workshop on Saturday April 28, 2018 and members can get $20 off when they register and use code " reaps " at checkout.

To learn more about Equity Trust and the program benefits they are offering REAPS members, please visit   To take advantage now, call the dedicated National REIA helpline at 844-732-9404 and a member of Equity Trust Company will assist you.

Miichelle (Moore) Brady is one of Equity Trust’s National Brand Ambassadors who helps educate investors about the potential benefits of self-directed IRAs and other alternative investments at educational events nationwide.  Michelle brings both educational training expertise and understanding of the rental-marketplace:

  • In real-estate, Michelle has three-decades as a landlord and rental-property owner, and she has written a book about her experience. 
  • Michelle brings decades of educational experience to Equity Trust.  She holds both an undergraduate degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Counseling, as well as post-graduate certificate in adult training and development.  Michelle has served more than 3-decades as a professor of communications at several NE Ohio Colleges.  Finally she’s a 2016 National Speakers Association professional and an Advanced Toastmaster.

 As a National Brand Ambassador for Equity Trust, Michelle presents educational seminars to those interested in self-directed IRAs.  Equity Trust offers educational curriculum about investing with your self-directed IRA in alternative investments.

About Equity Trust Company

Equity Trust Company, a passive custodian with its corporate headquarters in Greater Cleveland, Ohio is at the forefront of the self-directed industry. The Company specializes in the custody of alternative assets in self-directed IRAs, Coverdell Education Accounts, Health Savings Accounts and qualified business retirement plans. Along with its affiliates, Equity Trust Company provides services to nearly 300,000 accounts nationwide with approximately $30 billion in assets under custody and administration. Since 1974, the company and its affiliates have helped investors take control of their financial future by providing education and administration services related to self-directed retirement accounts. Visit for more information.

Equity Trust Company is a passive custodian and does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. Any information communicated by Equity Trust Company is for educational purposes only, and should not be construed as tax, legal or investment advice. Whenever making an investment decision, please consult with your tax attorney or financial professional. 

Equity Trust will be hosting a deep-dive full-day Wealth Building Workshop on Saturday April 28, 2018 and members can get $20 off when they register and use code " reaps " at checkout.

Our REAPS Main Meeting is held monthly on the fourth Thursday and is open to the public. This event is FREE for members and $20 for guests online or $25 at the door.  Registration is required to attend. If you have never attended one of our events, then just register online and use promo code "guest" to attend your first meeting for free. Doors open at 6:00pm for networking, meeting begins at 7:00pm.

What happens at a REAPS meeting? A lot! Doors open at 6:00pm in to our amazing networking room. Meet vendors and other members and see what kind of people join REAPS.  Food is served and the company is great. Pose a question about real estate to any of our volunteers at the Genius Bar or attend our Orientation at 6:30pm where we cover all the reasons why REAPS is one of the best Professional Associations in the nation for real estate investors. At 7:00pm our make your way into the ballroom for our jam-packed main meeting with your host and President, Katherine Swanberg. Watch as members announce what they have and what they need during the “Haves and Wants” round.  Learn about the current real estate market during our Market Update. Then, stick around to see our guest speaker. We look forward to having you as our guest.

REAPS Members Free
Guests: $20 online, $25 at the door

Registration required for all events