Bernadette Trafton

Thank you for visiting Boston AREIA!  My name is Bernadette Trafton, I am the Chief Connector.  I didn’t become a real estate investor, entrepreneur, organizer of Boston AREIA or the Chief Connector over night and I definitely didn’t do it by myself.  Before I got started, I found myself in a very tough situation as a struggling single mother with no child support.  I won’t get into the details here.  If you want to know…perhaps we can swap stories over a coffee.  The key is that my life changed because of the amazing people I met while working part time for my local real estate investors association.  Because of these people, I was introduced to a world of opportunity that I never knew existed.   I know the importance of multiple streams of income, wholesale properties, bought my personal property subject to (if you don’t know what that is, ask me) and founded Boston AREIA in 2007.  But, most importantly I’ve met mentors and a bevy of friends who’ve helped me succeed and enrich my life daily.   Boston AREIA was founded to open that world of opportunities to everyone regardless of their background or their situation in life.  I’d love to hear how I can help you!  Bernadette Trafton, Chief Connector,

Joe H. Craft, CPA, PFS, CFP
Joe Craft is a Certified Public Accountant and handles the preparation of financial statements, corporate and personal tax returns, audit defense and representation. His expertise also extends into estate and gift tax planning, comprehensive and segmented personal financial planning.

He has prepared thousands of tax returns and held positions with Deloitte Haskins & Sells CPAs, Price Waterhouse CPAs handling tax planning and tax reporting of closely held corporations to SEC companies and currently has his own tax firm. He has also been a frequent speaker on tax related and financial planning topics to large groups across the country.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has received certification as a Certified Financial Planner and Personal Financial Specialist.  Joe is also the author of “Annual Record Keeping Kit for Small & Home Based Businesses” and co-author of “It’s How Much You Keep That Counts!” in its 4th edition.  Contact to connect with Joe today!

Attorney Emerson is a solo practitioner in Lowell, Massachusetts, serving Middlesex, Essex and surrounding counties. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, admitted June 2010, and a member of the Bar of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, admitted February 2011. Attorney Emerson has a background in human services, having worked with traumatic brain injury survivors for 7 years, and provides a wealth of resources to clients seeking to obtain disability benefits. Attorney Emerson is a Notary for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a Commissioner of Deeds for the State of New Hampshire.  She represents buyers, sellers and lenders in residential real estate transactions throughout the Commonwealth and in southern New Hampshire.  In addition, Attorney Emerson is a title agent with CATIC, serving both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  
Christa was also named a Rising Star Super Lawyer in Real Estate for 2015.  Rising Star Super Lawyer distinction is limited to the top 2.5% of young professionals in the practice area.  To reach Christa directly, call 978-502-5336, or contact her via email at