5 Reasons Why Online Real Estate Courses Should Be a Part of Your Business Plan
5 Reasons Why Online Real Estate Courses Should Be a Part
of Your Business Plan
Some real estate investors take the ready, fire, aim approach –
but could you aim better, and get better results by taking online
real estate courses first?
Much thought and consideration has gone into it and you are ready to take charge of
your financial future. You want to take the steps that will lead you to a career in real
estate investing. There are plenty of sites that offer checklists, how-to articles, and
forms that you will need. Now you have one last thing to contemplate. “Do I take the
time to enroll in online real estate courses?”
Excuse the cliché, but “Knowledge is Power.” The quote is an oldie but a goody credited
to Sir Francis Bacon. It is simple, to the point, and true; expand your knowledge base,
and you empower yourself to design and create the future you wish to experience. Stick
with the knowledge you already have, popular opinion, or a mish-mash of mentors’
opposing advice, and you’ll find yourself stymied when it comes to making decisions.
Online courses offer advantages to their students that may not be found in traditional
classroom learning environments. They are taught by people who have “been there and
done that” and even have the t-shirt to prove it. You will be given the advantage of their
experience in the world of real estate investing. Here are some of the other advantages
online real estate courses will give you:
1. One of the lessons you will learn refers back to a phrase in the title of this article
“your business plan.” By using case studies of homes they purchased and then
sold, online instructors walk you through their own investment plans. Step-by-
step you see the process and follow their plans from start to finish. You get to
see all that is involved from the purchase to the sale.
2. Learning how to find the best investment opportunities can be a challenge for any
real estate investor. With a good online course, you’ll learn from someone who
knows what to look for when it comes to purchasing a home to flip. An online
course can show you how to examine a property and look for selling points but
also see potential renovations and repairs. It is advice that can save you money.
3. A highly-rated investment course will even show you how to solve the challenge
of getting your financing lined up. Securing private money sounds like an
intimidating venture for new investors, but with the guidance of an online coach, it
becomes a manageable task. Once again your business plan comes into the
picture and making sure it is professional and solid will help you get those
4. Mastering marketing is essential for your success. Getting the money, buying the
house and fixing are fine, but if the house doesn’t sell, what then? Marketing
ensures you get the information about the home out to your ideal buyers. With
the right marketing plan, it’s even possible to get a buyer to make an offer on the
spot at your open house.
5. Avoiding mistakes sets you up to succeed. Especially when you are just starting
out, mistakes will be made. Wouldn’t it be great to avoid the most common
pitfalls that happen when someone is new to the world of real estate investing?
After all, they say that it’s smart to learn from your own mistakes – but brilliant to
learn from the mistakes of others.
Taking classes requires the kind of time commitment many of us will find any excuse to
avoid. But taking the time to learn as much as you can will pay off for you, especially
when you are learning from an experienced investor. You need an investor who not only
has an established online real estate course but who is currently in the market, rather
than teaching you from outdated and brief personal experiences.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Josh Cantwell of Strategic Real Estate Coach is dedicated to giving real estate
investors and agents the best, most up-to-date resources, training, tools, techniques,
tips, videos, news, interviews and insider information on today’s best strategies and
techniques for investing in real estate in today’s troubled market.
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