By Simon Volkov

Procurement of proper real estate training is crucial for all investors, but especially so for newbies. Many types of investing courses are available. Some are offered through home study courses allowing students to learn at their own pace, while others are conducted in a classroom setting.

Most real estate training courses cover basic investment strategies. Some focus on a specific niche such as investing in commercial properties or residential foreclosure homes, while others cover topics of creative finance options such as offering owner will carry or entering into 1031 exchanges.

Some of the more popular courses include negotiation and finance strategies. These topics help investors understand how to obtain the best deals and generate positive cash flow for investment properties.

Investors often participate in Continuing Ed classes to learn about local and national real estate laws and management practices. This is particularly helpful for investors offering Section 8 housing and commercial properties.


Investors who are involved in buying and selling foreclosure or bank owned properties often find training courses provide the information they need to negotiate sales through bank loss mitigation. These types of courses also offer information on obtaining government grants such as those offered through HUDs Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

Real estate investors can determine which types of courses are required based on their investment goals. Those new to buying properties for profit may want to participate in home study courses focused on rehabbing rental properties for house flipping or buying distressed homes for use as rentals.

Those with desire to make real estate investing their fulltime job or would like to become a training instructor should participate in courses offered through accredited organizations.

Perhaps more than any other type of financial investment product, real estate offers numerous opportunities to generate profits. With adequate training, investors can learn how to generate positive cash flow in any market or economic conditions.

The Internet offers easy access to numerous real estate training courses and online seminars. Public libraries can also be a good option. Most libraries offers a variety of investing seminars presented on VHS and DVD which can be borrowed at no cost. Although courses offered through libraries are often outdated, they still provide valuable information to novice investors.

It is always wise to conduct research about companies or individuals offering real estate training seminars and home study courses. Anyone can publish a website and claim to be a successful investor. Spending a little time checking their background can prevent spending money on courses that don’t deliver on promises.

Real estate training courses can be as concise as a one or two day program or as complex as two or more years of education. It’s best to create a list of investing goals and expectations to determine what type of education is required.

Take time to research the various types of real estate to determine which is best suited for your budget. Determining the type of properties can help narrow down the type of training required to reach your goals.

Last, but not least, talk with other investors and inquire where they obtained training. Contact local realtors and ask if they offer investment seminars or can recommend local workshops. Review real estate Classifieds of local newspapers or online bulletin boards such as Craigslist, to locate real estate training events hosted in your area.

About the Author: California real estate investor, Simon Volkov shares information and resources for a variety of

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