Re: Let’s recap the last few weeks:
Snow, Ice, School and Government Closings, Massive Traffic Jams, and A Hint Of Spring. Oh, and we had a Super Bowl in the middle somewhere.
Since we had our last WREIA meeting it seems like we have been running non-stop to keep up with all the stuff going on.
It’s pretty easy to get knocked off your game. Life happens and if you don’t guard your time and use it wisely it’s easy to get caught up in the occasional madness of everyday life.
For instance: We recently had a car crash through the front door of my office building. I am going to talk about it at our WREIA meeting tonight. That day reminded me of the everyday life of a renovator. Renovators know that unexpected things happen on a regular basis. We still have the article with a video posted at http://washingtonreianetwork.com/
One of our recent emails also included links to HGTV and how to apply to be on any of their long list of home improvement shows. For most people the 15 minutes of fame of being on a TV show could be a very exciting experience.
I suppose you can dream of the long shot of fame and fortune and eventually your own cable show. You can learn from every personal experience, but it’s even better advice to learn from the experience of others. When other people make mistakes and are willing to share them with you, it can be a valuable experience for everyone.
There is a big difference between a produced 30 minute show on HGTV and our local WREIA meetings. Every month we do our best to connect you with the people who are working in the DC area so you can learn from their LOCAL and professional experience.
Tonight at our Feb. WREIA meeting we will have a special panel of renovators who have been working “in the real world” for years. They have had a huge number of successful projects, and have made a few mistakes along the way as well.
This group is simply not the type that usually gets in front of groups to talk about renovations. They simply get busy and finish projects.
It’s a great opportunity for you to learn from some real successful business owners. Tonight you will also have a chance to ask some questions like:
- Where would you suggest finding good deals if you were getting started today?
- How much time do you plan to flip a property in our area?
- How much money, at a minimum, do you want to make on a deal?
- Where do you get your materials for your jobs?
- Do you have partners and if so, how do you structure the contracts and split profits?
Washington REIA Network, President
Profitable Property, Founder
P.S. Attention Wholesalers – Bring in your best wholesale deals! Every month at our WREIA meetings deals are presented to our members and guests. It’s a great chance to present your deals to a room full of active business people from across the DC area.