Gosh. Blogging is so hard. You’d think it would be easy for me to actually follow my schedule, and it says, “BING! Nick, time to update your blog.” I then look at this page, blankly, not having a CLUE what to write about, as I’m still learning every day on this new technological revolution. I stare at it for more than 5 minutes, until I think, “what a waste of my time,” and go work on something else.
Anyone else have this same thought when it comes to blogging? No? Just me? Fair enough.
Anyway, tons of activity and big stuff cooking on AARE’s plate over the past few months!
1. We want to welcome Julia Walsh to the AARE team! Thank God for Julia, who officially joined our team a few weeks back as our Marketing Director. A graduate of UNH, she comes from a marketing background amongst a whole range of industries, and now she is the one who calls me and yells at me… “You haven’t updated your blog in HOW long? Unacceptable! Get in there tonight and DO it.” And so, it’s being done.
2. What a GREAT seminar we had in Chelmsford in July! We did a talk on how to analyze the “big deals” (multi-family investing, over 100 units), and had a turnout of over 50 people at the New England Real Estate Investor Association, in Chelmsford! Fantastic stuff, everyone who attended received our multi-family analyzer to make it easy for them when they’re figuring out which deals are good, and which belong in a dumptruck. Thanks to all who came!
3. I also had the pleasure of being on the panel of “expert guests” at the Boston AREIA D.E.N. meeting, in Boston, where investors brought their deals to the table, and four of us (including Ann Bellamy, finance expert & HM lender; Matt Desrochers, attorney; Mark Dickey, Commercial RE agent) either put our stamp of approval on the deal presented, or gave reasons why we didn’t think it would work. FANTASTIC JOB to the investors who brought the deals… everyone we spoke to said they learned a lot from the event, and we look forward to participating in this meeting again! First Tuesday of the month, check out the BAREIA site for details.
Anyway, lots of stuff… and I’m already going to get yelled at for making this blog too long. We’re going to start a regular blog that will encompass and give tips on investing strategies, which we probably should have done from the beginning, so stay tuned!