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Why Include Rentals in Your Real Estate Portfolio?

Business, Investing on August 4th, 2016 Comments Off on Why Include Rentals in Your Real Estate Portfolio?

As I’ve gained experience in the real estate world and my business has grown, I have expanded my focus to include as many steps in the real estate process as possible — acquiring distressed properties, expediting short sales, rehabbing and selling properties, and I also include rentals and property management as part of my business […]

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Clear Your Desk, Focus Your Mind

Business, Time Management / Focus on May 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on Clear Your Desk, Focus Your Mind

Does your desk look like this?? If so, stop what you’re doing right now and make some sense of the mess. Whether you call it spring, summer, or just GENERAL cleaning, there’s always time for this. In fact. when we hold our 3-Month Accountability Workshops, one of the first pieces of homework we give is to […]

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Nick’s AAwesome Tribute to Mom!

Business, Holiday Message on May 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on Nick’s AAwesome Tribute to Mom!

As we prepare to honor our Moms this Sunday (and don’t be a slacker and wait ’til the last minute to order flowers — do something nice!), I’d like to take a moment to share just how AAwesome my Mom is. I don’t talk much about my Mom in this space, as she doesn’t intersect […]

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Marketing to Under Water Sellers? Read This.

Business, Foreclosure, Investing on February 29th, 2016 Comments Off on Marketing to Under Water Sellers? Read This.

Are you finding that more sellers calling you are under water in their homes? If so, it’s not surprising, as according to recent statistics foreclosure petitions have increased year over year for 22 straight months. Both auctions and foreclosure deeds were up in December and for 2015 overall. Our agent and colleague Shaun Reilly did […]

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Investor Homework Assignment: Go See “The Big Short”

Business, Investing on February 3rd, 2016 Comments Off on Investor Homework Assignment: Go See “The Big Short”

I recently saw the movie The Big Short, and it blew me away. In fact, I plan to make it required viewing for all my mentoring clients and will definitely make my kid watch it when he’s old enough to understand it. I found the story cautionary and yet tragic, because we as humans always […]

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Are we in a bubble?

Boston, Business, Investing, Wholesaling on August 31st, 2015 Comments Off on Are we in a bubble?

We here at AA Real Estate Group have been busy all summer preparing rehabbed properties for sale, closing on completed rehabs and wholesale deals, and prepping new rentals for tenants. And now that I’ve got those plates all spinning, I turned my attention to the pipeline of new deals, to discover it was…..almost empty. Seriously?!? What gives? Between […]

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Here are my top tips to stop procrastinating and be productive.

Nick’s tips to stop procrastinating and get productive NOW!

Business, Time Management / Focus on August 4th, 2015 Comments Off on Nick’s tips to stop procrastinating and get productive NOW!

A little over two weeks ago I was on a business trip and was hunkering down to be productive, only to discover the Internet connection in my hotel room wasn’t working. Ugh. Maybe the lobby will work. Oh, they have free bagels! How nice. Let me reboot. CRAP. No connection here either. No problem — […]

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Looking Back – The Power Of Learning

Business, Coaching, Seminars, Time Management / Focus on December 31st, 2014 Comments Off on Looking Back – The Power Of Learning

Sounds cheesy?  A bit, yes! Next week, myself and the team will be starting our goal setting process, where we take a few days off to FOCUS (you’ll see that more below) on really analyzing the year prior, and figuring out where we want the ship to move as we head into 2015. “Looking Back” […]

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Farewell, Julia! — Her Last Week with AA Real Estate

Business on October 9th, 2014 Comments Off on Farewell, Julia! — Her Last Week with AA Real Estate

As they come, they go. A special young lady came into my business and my life a little over 5 years ago. Some of you know her as the deal buyer, the wholesaler helper, the marketing Queen, the project coordinator, the speaker and educator, the organizer and procedure maker, the workshop seller, a partner in […]

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AARE Welcomes a Very Small Human to the Team

Business on August 8th, 2014 Comments Off on AARE Welcomes a Very Small Human to the Team

As this point, he needs to work on his communication skills and bladder control, but we see great potential in this little guy! Update: 8 Days Later Cole already appears to be full of swag.  There is growing concern he just might be too cool for school.

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