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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Ask Nick: What to Do at the First Meeting with a Seller?

Boston, Coaching, Deal, Wholesaling on December 17th, 2014 Comments Off on Ask Nick: What to Do at the First Meeting with a Seller?

If you’re new in the business, you are probably nervous about your first seller phone call, and eventually your first seller visit.  Hopefully this post clarifies what your goals are on each.   Before talking to you, I wasn’t sure about the effectiveness of the direct mail. You convinced me to continue the process. Today […]

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Estimating Rehab When You’ve Never Picked up a Hammer

Investing on October 6th, 2014 Comments Off on Estimating Rehab When You’ve Never Picked up a Hammer

How can you estimate a rehab budget when you have zero construction experience? Let’s say you’re brand new to real estate investing.  You take a couple guru courses in Las Vegas and decide that wholesaling is the best way for you to build up cash and experience without taking on too much risk.  Even though […]

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Ask Nick: When should I bend the 60% Rule?

Investing on July 25th, 2014 Comments Off on Ask Nick: When should I bend the 60% Rule?

The 60% of ARV Rule is probably the most basic rule in flipping.  It easily becomes nuanced once you get into the details.  Here’s a great question from the comments section in our YouTube channel. Hi Nick, As a wholesaler, this is some awesome content; however, why wouldn’t I use the standard 70% vs. the […]

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Deal #124: Town Sewer Connection on a Busy Road is More Than We Bargained For

Investing on May 8th, 2014 No Comments

One of our current rehab projects required us to connect to the town sewer.  One small issue–okay there were a few issues. First off, this house is on a main road and the only side streets near the house are dead-ends. This means while the guys are digging up the street, they have to maneuver […]

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2-for-1 Spring DEALFLOW Special: All-Day Workshop & Copy of Complete Dealflow System

products on May 8th, 2014 No Comments

All-Day Intensive Workshop PLUS your copy of the Complete Dealflow System Saturday, June 14th, 2014 in Woburn, MA About the Workshop: The workshop’s only goal is to provide real world, practical information and techniques–without any pitching. Each person will leave with a comprehensive knowledge of DEALFLOW process. The objective of the day is to give […]

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Check Your Bias: Choosing Rehab Finishes to Attract the Most Buyers

Investing on March 6th, 2014 No Comments

Buyers unfortunately don’t care much about all that money you spent on LVL beams, insulation, and heating systems. They consider having a sound structure and working systems as a given. Until the buyer home inspection, all that stuff is out of sight, out of mind. People make offers when they have an emotional response to […]

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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, houzz.com, and pinterest.com. Nick, on […]

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Project Updates: 2 New Construction and 3 Rehabs

Investing on February 14th, 2014 Comments Off on Project Updates: 2 New Construction and 3 Rehabs

Deal #123 – 354 Westford Rd, Tyngsborough, MA For our first modular home, why not throw in conservation and a pre-existing non-conforming lot? Where 4 shanty buildings were, now stands one 2,320 4-bed colonial. Status: Under Agreement, closing TBD Deal #118 – 7 Old Locke Rd, North Hampton, NH We recently completed our most high-end […]

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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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