Tips for Both the Design-Apathetic and Design-Obsessed

Investing on March 6th, 2014 No Comments

There are 2 types of real estate investors: Those who like interior design, and those who don’t give a damn.  Here are some quick tips for both. As someone who enjoys design and architecture, it’s easy for me (Julia) to be tempted by all the cool ideas floating around magazines,, and Nick, on […]

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Google Invests $3.2B in the Future of Smart Homes

Investing on January 17th, 2014 No Comments

Earlier this week, Google shelled out $3.2B for Nest Labs Inc., creator of internet-connected “learning thermostat” that learns to cool and heat homes to suit the needs of the inhabitants. Why would a search engine care about heating our homes? Well, when our Internet-connected gadgets and home appliances all learn to talk to each other, […]

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Nick Speaking at NHREIA “Rehabbing: What they Don’t Show You on TV” (1/8/14)

Seminars on January 7th, 2014 Comments Off on Nick Speaking at NHREIA “Rehabbing: What they Don’t Show You on TV” (1/8/14)

You know that really cool moment at the end of a flipping show when the numbers flash up on the screen, leaving you drooling over the profit and ready to send your boss a resignation letter?      Resale –   Rehab –   Purchase Price =  Not so fast, buddy… How about when they […]

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Nick Speaking at NEREIA “Dealflow: Staying Legit and Sourcing Your Own Leads

Seminars on November 6th, 2013 Comments Off on Nick Speaking at NEREIA “Dealflow: Staying Legit and Sourcing Your Own Leads

 Think all the deals are on MLS? Think Again! By the time you see a property on the market, chances are it’s been picked over by investors behind the scenes. If a deal is good—it’s gone!  All successful real estate investors have one thing in common: Consistent Dealflow Don’t spend all your energy getting that […]

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Networking Necessities

Business, Investing, Seminars on April 22nd, 2013 Comments Off on Networking Necessities

You already know networking can be highly beneficial to your business; we don’t have to tell you that. But we can offer a first-hand example of this – most of the people we work with at AARE were originally connections we made at REIA events. So, it’s surprising that people don’t always jump at the […]

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Does a Google Search Help or Hurt Your Business?

Business on March 13th, 2013 No Comments

Google both your company and personal name right now.  What comes up? In this digital age, it is vital to have an online presence.  Websites, squeeze pages, social media, and online forums provide more opportunity than ever to market your business.  On the downside, all this great exposure makes it easier for others to find […]

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How to Properly Set Goals in the New Year: 2013 Edition

Business on January 7th, 2013 Comments Off on How to Properly Set Goals in the New Year: 2013 Edition

Never, ever make New Years Resolutions. Did you know that 92% of New Years Resolutions fail? I used to tell everyone it was 90%, and now I have another study to back me up, check it out here. As the article suggests, most require an entire lifestyle shift to help keep them going.  Others, require an […]

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4 Most Important Time Management Tips

Business on November 2nd, 2012 No Comments

These tips don’t apply to only real estate investors. I like to think they appeal to all business owners in general, as we all have this one big thing in common – There’s not enough time in the day. We, the innovators and drivers of business, along with the very rare team member with that […]

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Time Management #1: Play to your Strengths, but Practice your Weaknesses

Business on November 1st, 2012 No Comments

I’m the first one to tell you how “AA”wesome I am at busting into a foreclosure and assessing the damage, along with defining what I want done inside… I should also tell you that I’m bad at marketing. I know how to do it, and the basic premises, but I am just no good at […]

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Time Management #2: E-mail and Telephone are the KILLERS of PRODUCTIVITY

Business on November 1st, 2012 No Comments

“But my phone and e-mail is how I do business! What do you MEAN?” Exactly that. The worst thing you can do in the morning, is open up your e-mail inbox. INSTANTLY – you have given up at least 1 hour of your workday, and your brain is now on everything else and being REACTIVE […]

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