This past weekend I took a class at the Lee Real Estate Institute in Brookline and loved it… the teacher, Leon, was a lawyer who I’m pretty sure also doubled as an MC for a circus or a game show host. He was chain smoking which meant we got a lot of breaks (much welcomed for a class that was scheduled from 9am – 9pm). And I’m pretty sure we also did some quizzes after a brief lesson so he could go into his office and smoke because all of a sudden the air conditioning could start pumping out the smell of cigarettes…
Despite, and maybe because of, my hysterical teacher, I learned so much, I guess it’s hard not to when you know virtually nothing about a subject… I considered it a good sign that this could be a good direction for me to head in when I wasn’t able to figure out the math problems and still loved the class… It feels weird to be excited to study and go back and figure out those problems and read about tenants at will and zoning laws but I think it’s because it’s SO different from what I do at Gordon and I’m excited for a change at some point!
Things I’ve learned about Brookline:
- Anna Tacqueria looks amazing, but make sure you have cash. And I don’t mean the endless supply of quarters that you need to feed into the three hour meters.
- JP Licks has incredibly expensive frappes (basically I bought two pairs of adorable baby pants at Baby Gap, which conveniently was next door to the Institute, for the same price as a frappe).
- Brookline has a Paper-Source which quite possibly is the best paper / stationary store in the world.
* The photo is of me holding my Lee Institute Diploma… onto take the licensing exam in a month or two!