Deals are flowing in and around Boston! The last few weeks have been incredibly exciting! Nothing pleases me more than when my new and seasoned Boston Real Estate Investors email and call me telling me about their deals!!! If you were at Boston Area REIA last week, you would have heard our Mentee Mike Fitzpatrick talk about his first deal! The exciting part is that Peg Graveline of JEM Property Group and I have been having almost weekly sessions with Mike and his partner Jacqui Pietrzak. We’ve been hitting hard on finding deals, contract negotiation and more. I know that Mike and Jacqui were probably sick and tired of hearing me push marketing and getting their website set up and more. But, in the end that paid off!!! Last week, a lead came in through their website that was created by our friends at Thrivehive! Yes, I will personally connect you with them, if you’d like me to! After the website being up for 2 months and actually live for only a month, a lead came through. Mike and Jacqui will tell the whole story in their blog “Diary of a Newbie Real Estate Investor”, but, they got Peg on the phone and after following her guidance, put the property under contract and are working through the deal right now!
Right before the meeting, I got another email, from one of my newest investors saying that he had a property under contract in Mattapan! He wants to wholesale this folks, so, if you are interested, contact me. This may be an awesome opportunity for those looking to buy and hold and could be great for those Boston contractors out there who are looking to get in the game and will do the rehab themselves.
I got another phone call right before the meeting from an investor who had a deal under contract and they were looking for hard money lenders. I saw them at the meeting and they let me know they were working with a lender and the deal was in progress!
Then I got an email from another Boston Real Estate Investor, letting me know that he had a deal. We are still vetting everything so, I won’t get into the where’s and the what’s of it all.
I’m getting so excited about all the activity, that I’m setting up a member specific email list to send the wholesale, buy and hold and other deals that are flowing through the group! Become a member today, to be the first to receive news of these deals! If you need another reason to become a member, be sure to check out all of the member benefits that can save members hundreds and thousands year. I’ve always said that it costs more NOT to be a member of BostonAREIA! My brother, who is a contractor saved 70% on paint through the Sherwin Williams paint discount alone! It was definitely more than the $175 it costs to be an individual member! Oh, and if you were at our last meeting and you didn’t become a member, expect an email from me with a coupon thanking you for being a visitor in June!
My life has been crazy the last few months. My mother has been ill and in and out of the hospital, I’ve been having tenant issues, family craziness and more. We all have this type of stuff going on in our lives. So, do me a favor and before you let anything get to you, stop, breathe and know, as my friend Bruce Decker says, “Remember that crap is just fertilizer for future growth!”
DESIRE, COMMIT, SUCCEED!
Bernadette Trafton, Boston AREIA Chief Connector