If you're looking for a way to build wealth and a future of financial independence, then real estate investing may be your answer. The team behind the Real Estate Financial Planner™ is here to help you make your goals a reality, with hundreds of real estate investment classes and resources. We've organized our classes by topic so you can find whatever you're looking for, whether you're a first-time investor or a battle-hardened veteran looking to stay up-to-date on our latest tips and strategies.
Analyzing Deals Classes
See below for our entire catalog of classes on “analyzing deals” for real estate investors! In these courses, our team covers how to use The World's Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™ and the Real Estate Financial Planner™ software to model and chart your real estate investing strategy in a variety of conditions.
Interested in learning more about our Real Estate Financial Planner™ software? Check out our Sample Scenarios page to learn all about how to generate charts and data to plan your financial future using stocks, bonds, real estate, and more.
Asset Protection Classes
We believe that brand-new and seasoned real estate investors alike should have a solid, airtight plan in place for asset protection. While our team cannot claim to offer legal advice as an attorney, CPA, or otherwise, we are more than happy to share what we use to protect our investments and help you to find the resources you may need to achieve the highest level of asset protection possible.
The classes below are perhaps some of the most valuable and critical we teach, so get ready to learn.
The most requested classes we receive are, surprisingly, for bookkeeping and accounting. If you're losing sleep at night wondering how best to prepare for tax time and ensure you're putting the right systems in place now to protect your assets down the road, you're in the right spot. While our team cannot offer legal advice, such as that of your attorney or CPA, we are happy to share our proven systems and get you on the right track.
Each of these classes is full of information designed for real estate investors to manage their own books or make things as easy as possible for their bookkeeper/accountant.
Learn all about how the Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refi, and Repeat (BRRRR) strategy can work for you and your investment strategy with our classes on the subject below. Find out if you can achieve BRRRR in your market and what you may want to watch for before committing to this investment style long-term.
Catch Up Nomad™ Classes
If you or a loved one are behind on saving for retirement, you'll love the Catch Up Nomad™ real estate investing model. It was designed specifically to help folks make up lost ground when saving for retirement by using rental property income to quickly fund their lifestyle with little down.
Check out these classes on the topic or dig deeper and check out our other real estate investor classes below.
Comparable Sales Classes
Think like a real estate agent or broker with these comparable sales classes. Being able to look at recent sales in your target areas can help you to hone in on great deals and ensure you're only investing the right amount at the right time in the right place.
Interested in more tips on finding great investment properties? Check out our classes on analyzing deals as well.
Contract to Close Classes
The following are classes about the period of time from when you go under contract to buy a property to when you close, which we refer to as “Contract to Close.” This period of time can be stressful or invigorating depending on your experience level, knowledge, and approach. Level-up your understanding of this critical time to make the process that much more enjoyable!
Creative Financing Classes
For some real estate investing situations, the standard financing routes are just not the best option. Discover how you can leverage and grow your network to encompass exciting Creative Financing avenues and gain access to deals that might be otherwise out of reach.
Interested in learning the difference and whether or not more traditional financing could be a better option for your situation? Check out our full suite of more traditional financing classes.
Down Payment Classes
For many hopeful homeowners and investors, down payments present the single largest barrier-to-entry that must be overcome to gain access to a new property. Break through with our help by leveraging the information found in our Down Payment classes below!
Financial Independence with Real Estate Classes
Achieving financial independence is the primarily goal of most buy-and-hold, Nomad™ and house hacking real estate investors. That's why we have an entire series of classes on how to model and achieve financial independence. Some folks say these are some of James' finest works. Check them out for yourself and prepare to be amazed!
Access the wealth of knowledge we have curated over years of teaching classes on how to connect real estate investors with the best possible financing options for their situation. There are plenty of avenues real estate investors can take to access funding for rental and investment properties, so knowing what is available is a massive help.
Financing is a major topic for real estate investors and influences every aspect of the buying process somehow. Be sure to check out our other classes for the entire picture.
Goal Setting Classes
Strengthen your real estate investing plan with our Goal Setting classes below. Having clearly defined, motivating goals to support your WHY—the exact reason you want to get into real estate investing—is a critical component in your long-term success. Don't skip these valuable assets!
House Hacking Classes
Learn all about how the popular “house hacking” model of real estate investing can help you acquire rental and investment properties. There are challenges to overcome with this type of investing and it's not always possible in every market, but the benefits of this approach can be truly life-changing by accelerating your portfolio's growth!
Interested in more? Learn about our Nomad™ real estate investing model, which can have some overlap with house hacking.
How to Buy Your First Investment Property Classes
Looking to get your start by buying your first rental property? Check out the classes to gain the foundational knowledge you need to start your real estate investing off right. There's a lot to learn, so let's get started!
Also, be sure to check out our written guide on How to Buy Your First Investment Property.
Learn all about both sides of the lease-option real estate agreement in our classes below. You can find out how to purchase or exit a property using lease-option agreements with a tenant and how to acquire properties using the same method on the tenant side. Find out the potential benefits each can hold for your real estate investing portfolio today!
Market Stats Classes
Take a deep dive into the Northern Colorado real estate market stats through time with local real estate broker James Orr. Using our Real Estate Financial Planner™, James looks at the market data over time and helps teach real estate investors how to project for the future. Appreciation and rental income are two major ways your property will earn you a return-on-investment and both are influenced by the prices in your local market.
Here you'll find all the odds-and-ends classes that didn't quite have a home elsewhere. Don't be fooled, however, because in this collection lives some incredible resources that can elevate your mindset and plan in some of the most valuable ways we can offer. Take a moment to read through the classes here and be sure to check out any that seem interesting!
Motivated Sellers Classes
Find out what it means to buy from motivated sellers. Here, you'll learn to go beyond the MLS and find your own deals that can become a win/win situation that helps you acquire incredible properties. There is plenty more covered below to help you truly understand all of the ways that a motivated seller can benefit your future deals.
Nomad™ 2017 Class Series
In this limited series, real estate broker James Orr and a cast of special guests taught a full year of our Nomad™ curriculum classes as a weekly series. Check out the entire list of incredible classes.
Or, head here for the full list of Nomad™ classes.
The Nomad™ real estate strategy enables investors to buy a home as an owner-occupant with optimal lending rates and terms, live there for a year (to comply with the lender's requirement), then convert the property to a rental, and repeat the process with another property.
Find out why we suggest this investing model for many folks looking for how to get their first rental property and secure financial independence by using the videos below.
Nomad™ Investor Club
This special series from James Orr was taught in addition to normal classes back in 2016. Look into this set of classes for a solid gauge of real estate investing strategy and to learn some interesting aspects of the Nomad™ investing model.
Owner Financing Classes
Learn about how to leverage Owner Financing and why that can actually be the very best financing option available in many circumstances. These deals can be hard to find, so be prepared now for the possible benefits and signs of how to find these deals by checking out the classes below!
While this isn't the most exciting aspect of real estate investing, knowing all the contracts and other documents involved in real estate transactions is important to navigating real estate deals. Working toward a win-win deal means knowing the options available in advance.
Property Inspection Classes
Learn all about the Property Inspection process from both the buyer and seller's sides. Find out all about working with your home inspectors to make sure the properties you invest in are fully vetted to ensure they're in great shape or have any underlying issues uncovered before you take possession.
Property Management Classes
As you grow your real estate investment portfolio with rentals and the tenants that come with them, you will have to work out how to manage those properties and tenants. Whether you go that route or not, you'll want to know how to manage your properties or at least manage whomever is managing them. Learn everything from Solving Tenant Challenges to Managing your Property Manager in the class list below!
Real Estate Investing Strategies Classes
From the basic to advanced, learn about real estate investing strategy here. There is so much that goes into this business and knowing it all is certainly a tall task. Take advantage of the huge amount of knowledge in the class list below to get the foundational knowledge you need. Building your unique strategy will require pulling together as many reference points as possible and we hope you're able to find all you need here!
Real Estate Investor Interview Classes
Our real estate investor interviews are some of the absolute best classes we teach. These rare opportunities to view into the specific strategies employed by real estate investors just like you provide a great chance to compare notes with your own strategy and philosophy. Some of these classes may be (or already are) locked into The Vault, so don't hesitate to jump on these now.
Real Estate Partnership Classes
Find out everything you need to know about how to attract and work with other real estate investors on partnership deals with the classes below. Leveraging partners from your network can be one of the absolute best ways to grow your portfolio and gain access to bigger, better deals.
Tenant Screenings Classes
Our library of tenant screening classes is designed to help you place great tenants that keep vacancy down and maintain your properties just like you're hoping—all while staying within Fair Housing laws. For the uninitiated, that can be a tough rope to walk. You do not want to miss these classes as placing great tenants should be the #1 priority of any rental property owner.
What do you do if a tenant wants to buy your property? Maybe you're interested in setting up those deals as lease-options out of the gate? These arrangements can create incredible wins for your investment property portfolio in some surprising ways. Learn how to structure tenant-buyers deals that create a win-win situation for everyone with the classes below!
Wholesaling is an often-recommended way to invest in real estate. Often, wholesalers are investing more of their time than money, so it can look a bit more like a job than an investment. If you're looking for a way to make money in real estate by trading some of your time for money, check out our wholesaling classes.