Have you ever heard the old saying, “Buy low, sell high?” News stories about the softening real estate market might scare away some novice investors, but experienced investors recognize weak markets as opportunities to pick up bargains. In many areas, now is the time to buy before prices start climbing again. In this course, you will learn how to make money in any area, in good times and bad, even if you have little money to start with.
Real Estate Investing includes specially designed worksheets and hands-on activities to take the guesswork out of your investing efforts. Start developing a plan for your own investing efforts based on proven methods used every day by full-time, professional real estate investors. You will learn how to invest in foreclosures, manage a rehab project, and build your team of real estate professionals (title officers, lawyers, accountants, mortgage brokers, appraisers, and more). This course also explores the effects of higher interest rates and cover alternative strategies for a changing market. By the end of the course, you will be working toward your first (or next) deal.
WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE?
Real estate investors build wealth by providing a tremendous service to their community. Your first lesson explores the advantages of real estate and discuss why it’s such a powerful investment vehicle. You will evaluate your current financial position and define your investing purpose and goals. Then you will begin networking with other investors in your local area.
Do you know what’s happening in your local market? In Lesson 2, you will learn about the major shifts in the real estate industry since the end of the Great Recession and how to use them to your advantage. You will learn to find and analyze critical market data.
THE TRANSACTION PROCESS
What steps do you need to take to find a profitable deal? This lesson focuses on building a professional network, finding deals, and navigating the transaction process from start to finish. By the end of this lesson, you will understand how to quickly determine the profitability in a deal.
Has anyone ever told you “it takes money to make money?” Well, it’s not always true. This lesson debunks the myth and explores how to profit from wholesaling. Often referred to as “bird dogging,” finding a deal to sell to another investor is a great way to hone your skills and create working capital.
RENTALS, LEASE OPTIONS, AND OWNER FINANCING
Looking to maximize your monthly cash flow while minimizing the hassles of being a landlord? In this lesson, you will learn how to create passive income with rentals, lease options, and owner financing. You will discover how to use the rent-to-own concept and how to structure deals to minimize tenant hassles.
This lesson delves into the foreclosure process, including its mechanics, consequences, and opportunities. You will see how hard the process can be for homeowners going through it and learn how you can help families avoid this black mark on their credit history by using your problem-solving skills.
This lesson will show you how to effectively manage your rehab projects to create maximum value and profit. You will learn the characteristics of the perfect house for rehabbing. You will become an expert at working with contractors, estimating repairs, and crafting a plan for your rehab projects.
Looking for a great starter investment, a potential money-maker in both rising and falling markets, and a perfect rehab project? Think condos! In this lesson, you will find out why condos are one of the easiest and most profitable investments you can make.
Negotiation is a game you can win if you know the rules and use the right strategies. This lesson explores the psychology of bartering, how to present yourself in a negotiation, and more. This lesson includes a fun, interactive assignment where you get to test your skills by negotiating with a live opponent!
FUNDING YOUR TRANSACTIONS
Finding the money to do a deal is the easy part but finding the deal that takes work. Not all real estate deals require large sums of money, but most people let lack of funds hold them back. In this lesson, you will discover that there’s money available and waiting to be put into profitable deals.
MARKETING YOUR PROPERTIES
This lesson explores how to quickly sell your properties for top dollar. You will learn the seven essential items that every effective classified ad must have, as well as how to present yourself and your property at an open house. You will see how to make your house stand out from others that are for sale.
SHIFTING YOUR NEW BUSINESS INTO HIGH GEAR
In your last lesson, you will put all the pieces together. You will learn the importance of asset protection, building a dependable team of professional advisers, and how to increase your profit margins. You will also discover powerful tools as 1031 exchanges, corporations and LLCs, and Self-Directed Roth IRAs.
Prerequisites / Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
- Applications must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?
Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: Start your course at any time your schedule permits.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You can start your course at anytime, review all lessons in any order, and learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the 3 month access period.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE EACH LESSON?
Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your 3 month duration of access ends.
WHAT IF I NEED AN EXTENSION?
Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: No extensions will be granted since all lessons are accessible at the start of your enrollment, for the full 3 months of access.