Real Estate Investor Classes By Year

In 2000, with an increasingly successful technology company creating large scale database-driven networks of websites, I called my father. I had some extra money and I was wondering what I should invest that money in.

“Real estate has always been good to us,” he told me.

Armed with that and a very small amount of money from our tech business, I began to study how to invest in real estate. I happened to stumble upon a local investor buying and selling properties creatively in the southern part of Colorado. I paid about $600 to learn what he was doing and began to replicate what he was doing about 120 miles north in my home town in Northern Colorado.

My wife and I partnered with another young couple to help share resources, knowledge and the workload. We saw some small successes and some failures. We learned from our mistakes and made new mistakes. Over time, we got better.

By 2003, we had started to attract the attention of other local real estate investors in our market. They were asking us to grab coffee (which I don’t drink) or lunch to learn about what we were doing, what was working and what wasn’t working.

I’m an introvert. I prefer to eat lunch at Qdoba alone with my iPad reading.

As the requests to share the same information repeatedly increased, my desire to continue to have the same conversation repeatedly declined.

At some point, I told my partners, we should start a little real estate investor networking group so we could share with everyone who wanted to grab coffee or lunch all at one time.

The idea was once-a-month we’d get together and share what we were doing and others could share what was working and not working for them. We called it the Northern Colorado Real Estate Investor Group and we met at the Old Town Fort Collins public library every 5 weeks. Why every 5 weeks? Because the library’s policy was to limit meetings in their free meeting room and that’s the most frequent we could meet. And, as an introvert, I did not particularly want to meet more frequently anyway.

Fast forward to today. Lots has changed.

We moved from meeting at the library to meeting at restaurants to eventually paying for a meeting room we can meet at weekly to webinars with COVID-19.

The Northern Colorado Real Estate Investor Group (NCREIG) has become a community of over 1,400 local real estate investors.

We typically teach public classes once a week. I also teach additional classes to clients and  Premium Members.

I got burned out of teaching all the classes and my best friend and successful local real estate investor, Brian Williams, began to teach classes. He now teaches about half of all the classes. He’s arguably better at teaching the classes than I am… although I tend to teach different topics and types of classes than he does.

The following is a list of the real estate investor classes by year. This should allow you to easily see what we taught and when.

Many classes are free and available for anyone to watch (list of just the free real estate investor classes). We also have classes that are only available for  Premium Members. And, some classes have been “retired” to The Vault.

Typically the classes required to get your first deal done are free and open to the public. The classes for after you’ve done your first deal are typically considered  Premium.

2020 Real Estate Investor Classes

About a third of the way through 2020, we opted to return to the basics. Mastery is about mastering the basics and not chasing every shiny object. So, we doubled down on the core topics that every buy and hold real estate investor, every Nomad™, every house hacker needs to know.

This includes topics like getting started investing in real estate, getting your first deal done, financing investment properties and analyzing deals. You will see that reflected in the list of classes below.

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However, in 2020, during COVID-19 I also changed my real estate brokerage business model and began to offer premium services, education and tools to real estate investors beyond just Northern Colorado. These are the more advanced, premium topics and content.

2019 Real Estate Investor Classes

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2018 Real Estate Investor Classes

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2017 Real Estate Investor Classes

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Also during 2017, I did an entire series of additional classes via webinar specifically for Nomads™ on Tuesday evenings for the entire year. Here’s the series of webinar recordings in the order they were taught (earliest to most recent). We called the series the Nomad™ 2017 series.

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2016 Real Estate Investor Classes

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Also during 2016, I did a mishmash series of additional classes on Thursday evenings for the second two-thirds of the year. Here’s the series of webinar recordings in the order they were taught (earliest to most recent). I am calling this series the Nomad™ Investor Club series.

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2015 Real Estate Investor Classes

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Earlier Real Estate Investor Class Recordings

There are audio recordings of earlier NCREIG classes. I think there are ones going back to 2003 where I recorded some of very earliest meetings. We may add those to the website at some point in the future for purely entertainment reasons.

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