Have you found yourself considering taking a real estate investing course? It’s a smart idea. They can be a great way for you to gain knowledge and skills and that knowledge and those skills can help you find success in the real estate investing industry.
The thing is, though, not all real estate investing courses are built the same way. Different types may be better or worse for different people, so let’s look at some of the types and help you figure out which real estate investing course is right for you.
First, you have your traditional classroom courses. You know these well if you’ve ever gone to school, which most people reading this probably have. You meet in a classroom where you receive lessons by an instructor. They’ll provide lectures, exercises, and there will likely be some opportunities for networking and discussion. You may find these courses hosted at colleges and universities, or by real estate organizations and they may cover a wide range of topics.
These courses are good if you find yourself comfortable with traditional teaching methods. Were you a good student? Did you like meeting your teachers in-person and talking with other students? These might be good courses for you if you’re entering into the world of real estate investing and want to build a base of knowledge. The downside is these courses are usually pretty inflexible with regards to time and place. You have to make sure they fit your schedule. They also may be more expensive.
Then you have the real estate online course, which has grown a lot in popularity over the recent years. These courses often let you have the flexibility to work at your own pace, from home or wherever when you have the time. They also may be cheaper than classroom courses. The downside is that some of these courses may be less interactive than your classroom courses. You also may not have the same opportunities to talk with other students or the instructor.
Some real estate investment courses may come in the form of an intensive workshop or bootcamp. These may last a few days or a week or so, may be held in a physical location, and may cover a specific topic, such as flipping or commercial real estate. These may be a good way to get a lot of specific knowledge in a short amount of time, but they may also be more expensive.
Finally, you have the mentorship program, where you get one-on-one guidance from an experienced investor. These can be great for learning as your coach can teach you and respond to your questions but these may also be the most expensive way to learn about real estate investing.
So to answer the question posed by the blog: which is the best real estate investment course for you? It depends! How much money do you want to spend? What’s your schedule like? What kind of learning format works best for you? What experience do you have and what do you hope to learn?
If you can answer those questions, you can get a much clearer picture of where you should be focusing your aims with regards to real estate investing courses.