Build and protect your wealth by investing in real estate.
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.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or newer.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.Discover how to make money in real estate, even if you have little to start with. This course includes specially designed worksheets and hands-on activities to take the guesswork out of your investing in the real estate market.
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
In addition to finding a good deal, you'll also need to find the money to fund the deal. 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 all the 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.
Josh Fuhrer is a real estate investor and developer with over 15 years of experience in single-family homes, and multifamily and commercial properties. He runs his own real estate development company, focusing on development and asset management of nearly one million square feet of retail, office, and mixed-use projects. He holds a master's degree in Real Estate from Georgetown University, and a graduate certificate in real estate development from Portland State University.