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Real Estate Investing

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'll 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. We'll start by developing a plan for your own investing efforts based on your personality and investing objectives. We'll cover the proven methods used every day by full-time, professional real estate investors. You'll 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). We'll also explore the effects of higher interest rates and cover alternative strategies for a changing market. By the end of the course, you'll be working toward your first (or next) deal. 

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Real Estate Investing Details + Objective

Course Code: rei

You Will Learn
  • Develop a detailed plan for your investing efforts
  • Learn proven methods used by full-time, professional real estate investors
  • Explore the effects of higher interest rates and alternative strategies for changing markets
  • Learn how to invest in foreclosures, manage rehab projects, and build a team of real estate professionals to help you succeed
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain the skills you need to begin investing in real estate immediately
  • Develop a lucrative career path after learning from the mistakes of others to ensure your investing success
  • Learn the ins and outs of real estate investing and become a more confident buyer with a team of experts at your disposal
  • Develop a plan of action that will help you make money in any type of real estate market
Real Estate Investing Outline
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Week 1

Explore the advantages of real estate investing, learn secrets experts wish they knew when they started, evaluate your current financial position, and define your investing purpose and goals. Then, 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’ll also learn how to identify the most profitable neighborhoods in your city and how to quickly determine whether an opportunity is right for you.

Week 2

Discover the most effective methods for building a network of real estate professionals, finding deals, and navigating the transaction process from start to finish. Then, debunk the old myth that “it takes money to make money” by exploring how to profit from wholesaling, or finding deals for other investors to create working capital.

Week 3

Learn how to create passive income with rentals, lease options, and owner financing and how to use the rent-to-own concept to help people buy a house affordably while still making a nice profit for yourself. Then, learn helpful tips on what to do (and not do) when negotiating with sellers in foreclosure.

Week 4

Learn the characteristics of the perfect house for rehabbing, as well as how best to get the work done without doing it all yourself. You'll become an expert at working with contractors, estimating repairs, and crafting a plan for your rehab projects. Then, find out why condos are one of the easiest and most profitable investments you can make, and learn to avoid the mistakes that often trip up inexperienced condo investors.

Week 5

Explore the psychology of bartering, how to present yourself in a negotiation, and how to cultivate the right mind-set to make every deal a win-win. You’ll learn negotiating skills you can use in all areas of life, not just real estate. Then, learn the various types of loans and lenders, and discuss who to go to for the loan you need. You'll also learn to evaluate your credit and the credit of those who buy from you so you always know what types of lenders to approach for every deal.

Week 6

Explore how to quickly sell your properties for top dollar by learning 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. Finally, learn the importance of asset protection, building a team of professional advisers you can depend on, and how to reduce your tax burden and increase your profit margins.

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Real Estate Investing Instructors
Josh Fuhrer

Josh Fuhrer is a real estate investor and developer with over 15 years of experience in single-family homes, and multifamily & commercial properties. For over 10 years, he has run his own real estate development company, focusing on developing and asset managing nearly one million square feet of retail, office, and mixed-use projects. Josh holds a Master's Degree in Real Estate from Georgetown University, and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from Portland State University.

Real Estate Investing Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Real Estate Investing Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that 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.

What if I need an extension?

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.

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