The Capital District's Leading
Real Estate Investors Association


We meet on the 3rd Monday of Every Month
Doors Open:  5:45 pm
Meeting Start Time:  6:15 pm
Official Meeting Ends:  8 - 8:30 pm
Open Networking After Meeting


The Century House Hotel & Inn
997 New Loudon Road
Latham, New York 12110

How Much?

First Time Guests Are Free
Buffet Dinner Optional for $30
Cash Bar

What Can I Expect?

Restaurant style seating around round tables that seat 8
Introduction of Professional Partners
Legal Update
Deal Tracker
Success Stories
Investment Opportunities - Members present deals they want to sell and/or need partners for
Open Q&A
Charity Raffle with fun door prizes to close

Who Will Be There?

80-120 people every month. People from all walks of life. Some brand new just curious about getting started, other seasoned professionals, others are vendors who offer discounted supplies and services to our members. Check out the Partners page for more details. 

What's In It For Me?

They say we become like the people we associate with. Do you want to be a successful RE Investor? Then associate with us!  This is a fun meeting, it's not stuffy.  It's the best place in the Capital Region to network if you are in any field related to real estate.  The group consists of people that flip houses, builders, people that buy and hold, real estate attorneys, mortgage brokers, bankers, insurance companies, inspectors, suppliers, vendors, hard money lenders, contractors, electricians, plumbers, real estate agents, etc.  It's also a great place to come and find wholesale deals on houses.  Not to mention that Members get HUGE discounts at Home Depot and other vendors!  Come have dinner, have a drink, and get to know us. It might be the meeting that changes the direction of your life and/or business!

Mission Statement

Action Investors Network is committed to providing a forum for real estate investors in the Capital District to network and grow their businesses. Through the sharing of knowledge and opportunities, the group serves to improve the lives and businesses of its members based on cooperation, good will, and integrity.

AIN Code of Ethics

 •No member shall lie, cheat, steal, or use any dishonest or unethical business practices (i.e.; False advertising) with another member.  
 •No member shall harass in any way, use inappropriate language, or use ethnic or racial slurs with any member or they will be removed immediately from the meeting asked not to return.  
 •No one shall use the meeting, group website, group name or logo to advertise anything without written permission from Glenn Schworm or Amber Higgins.  
 •Be sure to do your due diligence for “fit” with potential partners.  

  Leadership Team

  Success Stories

Glenn & Amber Schworm
Managing Partners

Glenn and Amber began their real estate career in 2007.  Since that time, they have done over 300 real estate deals in the Capital Region. They took over ownership of AIN in 2014, and plan to grow it to help local businesses thrive and support one another.

Mary Ellen Venter

Mary Ellen is the proverbial Jill of All Trades.  She is a Realtor, Broker, Landlord, Rehabber, and Investor of real estate. After 35 years in the commercial insurance industry, she established Pro Realty Connection LLC. Having grown up in the Capital District, she has an extensive knowledge of the area. She owns rental properties and completed her first rehab in the early 80's.  She has also completed several small subdivisions. A creative thinker and researcher, she is always willing to share her wealth of experience with AIN members.

Helene O’Clair

Helene's background is in administrative functions, forms design, and policy and procedure preparation. She is knowledgeable in Word, Excel, and Quickbooks. She is the treasurer for Thunder Road Seniors Citizens’ Club and the Monday Mixers Bowling League. She teaches computer literacy to Seniors and is part of the Education Committee that is developing more classes for Seniors. She has 32 grandchildren and 8+ great grandchildren.

Charles B. Rosenstein
Esq., Legal

Chuck is a native of Albany, New York, with over 20 years of experience in handling residential and commercial real estate transactions, as well as investing as a principle in real estate deals in the Capital District. A 1986 graduate of Colgate University, he received his law degree from Albany Law School in 1989.

  • May 19, 2014 6:13 PM | Anonymous

    Why you may ask are these two lovely ladies smiling? ABUNDANCE, why else. Carol Makowski of LOA Homebuyers, and Mary Ellen Venter of Gram Buys Houses, share the profit on the third of 4 properties they rehabbed in 2011. One more to go which is under contract and ready to close this month. They have already put the proceeds of this check to good use by purchasing another property together and in addition, are involved with separate deals of their own. Stay tuned for the next success story from this dynamic duo, whether doing a deal together, separately or with another AIN member partner they are a force to be reckoned with in our real estate community.

  • May 19, 2014 6:05 PM | Anonymous

    AIN Works for Signature Home Buyers!

    Signature Home Buyers has been a member of AIN since 2010. Since that time, we’ve bought 4 properties from fellow AIN Members, and sold 5 properties to other AIN Investors.

    The business relationships and contacts created within AIN has also been a great experience. By using other member services, and keeping business within the group, it’s a win-win for everyone involved. Some of the Member Services we’ve used include Home Inspections by Dan Wos of the House Detective, Al Kuhn Heating & Cooling has served many of our HVAC needs, as well as Tim Gallagher of Architex for architectural drawings. We’ve also transitioned all of our Real Estate closings to Charles B. Rosenstein of CBR Law who has been superb in handling even the most challenging of closings. Our experience with these companies has been excellent, and we highly recommend their services. We look forward to working with many other AIN Members.

    Signature Home Buyers Co-Founders, Glenn Schworm and Amber Higgins, would like to personally thank Seth Meltzer and Mark Dobert for their vision and leadership of the AIN group, as well as all members of the support team that help make the wheels of AIN turn.

    So what’s the bottom line for how AIN works for Signature Home Buyers? At the time of this writing, Signature Home Buyers has profited over $125,000 from deals within the AIN group! A $50 Membership and some work turned into $125,000+. We really like that kind of return on our investments!

  • May 16, 2014 4:55 PM | Anonymous

    Area Home Owners Solutions did a wholesale deal partnering with Paul Fitzsimmons. He found the deal, we found the buyer. The property is at 542 2nd Avenue, Troy, NY. Their fee on that was $2,000.

  • May 16, 2014 4:07 PM | Anonymous

    Tina Newhouse and Babs Wagner teamed up on a fantastic wholesale flip, and local investors John McDonald and Rick Cerniglia got a great deal! Babs and Tina negotiated a win-win deal for everyone involved and made a $6,000 profit!

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