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Before Investing in Real Estate

Theodore Papadopoulos - 5 Stars

“This course is an excellent primer on real estate investing. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning some real world core concepts. Symon starts off basic and builds on concepts learned in previous lectures. In summation, this course will teach you some basic mechanics in how to evaluate a real estate deal.”

Susan Corry - 5 Stars

Symon did a great job of explaining the fundamentals of real estate investing. It was the perfect introduction for me and gave me the confidence to continue with more complex course subjects.

Jacob Nelson - 5 Stars

Great course. Symon is obviously 1) very knowledgeable on real estate investing 2) skilled at training others. The combination makes for a great course. Thanks for creating this. Can't wait to check out his other stuff

Do you have absolutely ZERO knowledge or experience in real estate investing but want to get started?

Do you have the drive and ambition but you're just not sure where to start?

Do you feel overwhelmed with the seemingly endless choices and options available to new investors?

Should you start with fix & flips, rentals, wholesaling, lease options, or something else entirely?

What is the smartest way for a new investor to start?

In other words, what should you know before making your first investment?

If you want to learn the most important real estate invest concepts and develop a solid foundation as a first step towards your real estate investing education, this is your course.

If you’re still unsure, here are some of the questions I get asked many by prospective students:

I don't live in the US, is this course still relevant to me?

Yes. While the examples I use are USA properties (because the vast majority of my students are from the USA) ALL of the concepts taught and tools provided are just as useful for any market around the world. In fact, I have students from over 190 countries who are learning and using the tools provided in the course to help them invest wherever they are located.

How is this different from your other courses?

My other real estate courses here are all focused primarily on investment analysisone focusing on analyzing fix & flips and rental income properties, another that focuses only on multifamily, and a third, more comprehensive, course that covers residential as well as a host of other commercial real estate scenarios. The other courses all go deeper on the analysis side but do not touch on many of the topics I cover here.

You can think of those courses as getting down to the ground level in terms of detail and this course is at the 30,000 ft. level, just getting the overall scope of things without getting you bogged down in numbers and details.

What if I already have some real estate background?

This course is NOT for you. This is meant for beginners and those who little to no existing knowledge. Although, I will say that some students with experience found this to be a nice refresher, especially the section on real estate cycles. If you are an experienced investor, you may find some valuable insights in here, just please be aware that this course is designed for brand-new investors.

Why is there so much math and numbers?

Math is a necessary evil to understanding real estate investing. If you can't do the math, it'll be difficult for you to really get a firm grasp on the concepts. If/when you're confused, just leave a message in the forumsI usually respond within 48 hours. For what it’s worth, there is WAY more math in my other, more advanced courses. I've put the bare minimum here. Every serious investor needs to be able to do these investment calculations. If your math is rusty, now is the time to get a handle on it.

Why do you use Excel so much?

Good question. Analyzing real estate investments involves looking at the numbers and it's easiest to do that with spreadsheets, which is why I use Excel extensively. The good news is you don't have to build any of the models yourself. I’ve done all the hard work for you. You just need to be able to follow along and use the models I’ve created for you.

Can you make me rich by taking your course?

No way. Not just from taking the course, at least. Anyone who promises you that is selling snake oil. If you take my course AND apply what you’ve learned to make smarter investments in the future, then you have a chance at creating some major profits.

What I can guarantee is that you will leave with some serious real estate investing knowledge and techniques.

What else does this course cover besides real estate investing?

This course is ALL about and ONLY the foundational real estate investing concepts.

What will I be able to do after I take your course?

After taking my course, you will be:

Sunil Ramsumair - 5 Stars

“Very informative, great instructor and course material, I am very happy with the content of the course.”

Ethan Wong - 5 Stars

“Yet another successful course from Symon. Even though I have some experience as an investor, I found this class to be quite valuable. Although I was already quite familiar & comfortable with the course material and topics, the experiences gained from completing the exercises showed me where I have a couple weaknesses in my network. That alone made the class worth my investment…”

What WON'T I get from this course?

You can only get licensed by taking the appropriate test with the testing agency of your state and country. But what I teach in this course has nothing to with getting a license, which focuses on how to legally facilitate transactions in real estate between buyers and sellers. This course is about the investor's prospective.

This is about you learning how to do it on your own using the lessons and the tools here. If you really want me to consult with you privately, you can reach out to me. My hourly rate is $350/hr.

.. I try to cover the most important concepts as they relate to evaluating investment opportunities.

What’s holding you back?

Are you afraid this course won’t work? I promise you it will.

Are you afraid this course will work and you’ll actually have to start investing? I think that’s a pretty good problem to have.

Are you afraid it will take time and effort? It will. Real estate isn’t an easy business, if it was everyone would do it. But if you put in the work I promise you’ll see results.

Best of all, there is absolutely ZERO risk. Udemy gives you a 30-day money back guarantee to ensure you get what you pay for.

So go ahead, sign up and let’s get to work right away.


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Rating 4.6 based on 73 ratings
Length 6.5 hours
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Cost $11
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Instructor Symon He
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Language English
Subjects Business
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real estate investing in 9 reviews

I learned a lot of valuable information on real estate investing for Instructor provide great data and info on REI of the past and today.

I feel much more comfortable with real estate investing now!

This course is an absolute must have for anyone serious about getting into real estate investing.

Symon is obviously 1) very knowledgeable on real estate investing 2) skilled at training others.

Can't wait to check out his other stuff I appreciate receiving a nice overview of why real estate investing has been a wealth building option and how it compares to stocks and perhaps other wealth building strategies.

This is exactly what the doctor ordered for future first time investors like me looking to be more informed before diving to to the big wide world of real estate investing.

this course is an excellent primer on real estate investing.

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Rating 4.6 based on 73 ratings
Length 6.5 hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $11
From Udemy
Instructor Symon He
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Real Estate

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