Thursday, August 26, 2010

Must Know Investing: "The Best and Brightest Women in REI" Series

(Note: This image was created by my pal Julie's graphic designer for an award Julie personally gave me (click on image to view). Thanks Julie!)

So, I was all set to write a long "Investing 101" type blog post this morning (I am a really early riser!) but changed my mind. Honestly, it's been a long week. I've been dealing with both park management and contractors issues this week. To say the least, it's been chaotic.

In two of my favorite parks, there has been changes in personnel. To say the least, it's been sudden. I've been in emergency meetings with the park management and maintenance teams all week. I've dealt with this before with a few of my parks in the past. And, with change - comes a new team.

Since I've had a long term relationship with these parks, the staff already knows me (They are the ones who vouch for me!). So, when changes in personnel occur it's always a new training exercise to get to know the new folks.

Surprisingly, it's funny because a lot of times the new folks can seem pretty overwhelmed by everything and I go in there and try to make them relax. A lot of times, they feel relieved there is someone there who is willing to help and listen to what they're going through.

In any case, I will save this post for another day. And, go into a whole different topic.

Last month, I wrote a post regarding the Must Know Investing Series, "The Best and Brightest Women in Real Estate Investing."

In any case, I wanted to let everyone know that the videos are out for the series. I encourage everyone here to check them out as they are very educational and informative. Here they are (in the order of appearance):

Julie Broad (Life as Real Estate Investors and Rev N You)
Esi Benedict (Flipping Mom)
Shae Bynes (Good Faith Investing)
Christina Mellott (Real Estate Investor Mom)
Steph Davis (Flip This Wholesaler)
Patricia Ridelle (Must Know Investing)
Me ----> Mobile Home Gurl
Susan Lassiter-Lyons (The Investor Insights) - Stay tuned next week!

Thank you Patrick for putting this together! I had a really good time participating in the series and getting to know some really cool gals.

If you haven't had a chance, definitely check out the Must Know Investing site - it's definitely a great educational site to learn more about real estate investing. Thanks for reading!

p.s. Feel free to leave comments on any post either here and/or my Facebook Page. Comments are always welcome, thanks for reading!


Esi said...

Hey Rachael, welcome back from Hiatus, I like the editing in the video, what software did you use? You look pretty young in the video by the way. Great tips.

Patrick Riddle said...

Well, I for one am glad you decided to save the "Investing 101" post for another day :-)

Thanks for sharing the series on your blog... & for being one of the "Best and Brightest".

~ Patrick

Shae said...

Glad to see you back and glad to hear things are moving along with the change in personnel. No surprise to me that you'd be really effective with helping the new folks feel more comfortable during the transition!

Really great job with the video....I'm also curious which editing software you use. I've been using Camtasia for a little while and its great but its not cheap. I'm still in the trial period.

Mobile Home Gurl said...

Hi Everyone, thanks for stopping by!

(Esi and Shae) Thanks, glad you both liked it! Since I'm a mac head, I use iMovie. It's really simplistic and easy to use. Honestly, I actually learned to use it just by watching video tutorials on YouTube created by kids. I figure if kids can learn it, then I can too! :) What I like about it is the ease of use, I'm not the most technical person. (Hmmm, how many times have I said that before? lol!) Also, it comes with the iLife Suite which has a bundle of sound effects and jingles. If I had to make my own music, there's no way I'd be able to put a video together - it would take forever!

(Esi) Oh, funny about looking young and all. Yes, I have to admit I can be kind of over the top sometimes. I have been called a "workalholic" many a times by my friends. Since I'm always around people in this business, these days I'm really valuing my alone time. After a day's work, I'd rather just relax with a movie or some quiet reading at home than be out partying all night. But, that's just me! :)

(Patrick) Me too, Patrick! Writing another long blog post would probably have exhausted me especially with the week I'm having. Glad to share the series, thanks for stopping by!

(Shae) Thanks, Shae! Yes, there's always a lot to learn for the new folks when changes in personnel occur. They were pretty happy to see me this week when I stopped by with popsicles for everyone! :)

Oh, I have never heard of Camtasia. I think iMovie is perfect for me since I'm not that technical and all!! :)

Shae said...

I am such an idiot. I have had this Mac for 3 months and still haven't tried iMovie. I used Camtasia on Windows and so immediately thought to use it on the Mac when there is a perfectly good solution with iMovie. I will be using that with my next video. Sounds like the learning curve is pretty manageable!

Mobile Home Gurl said...

Hey Shae, no worries! It seems perfectly natural to use what we're used to. Oh, iMovie is sooooo not that hard - even I can learn it! I have a friend who does video work and says I should learn Final Cut Pro if I want to get into video stuff, but I looked at it and it looks so intimidating!! Seriously, for now I think I'll stick with what the kids use!! :)