Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Bellingham Investor Training
I have been asked to facilitate the Bellingham satellite meeting for the Real Estate Investors Association of Puget Sound (REAPS) on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
I would like to focus on "Doing Your First Deal," getting started in real estate investing for the novice investor. I have been meeting for coffee with some of the newbies coming to the REAPS orientation at our main meeting, and many of them simply do not know how to get started. They assume they start with wholesaling or bird dogging, but they don't even know where to begin.
I would like to make the class very interactive and participatory, getting attendees to open up about where they are in their real estate investing, and hurdles they are having getting started. For many of them, it is even deciding WHAT they want to do; for some, it is the idea of buying their first primary residence, or finding more affordable housing, or generating quick cash. Some want to know about getting or using their real estate license.
For others who know what to do, it is simply taking action. Some fear or belief is holding them back from taking that first step. Plus, real estate investing IS NOT EASY, and I would want to focus on the realities of perseverance through frustration and rejection.
The class would also focus on REAPS membership tools designed to help them move forward in their real estate investment efforts, and we would identify audience members who might be able to partner or participate on a new investor's real estate team.
I would be using a very interactive Q&A format, developing some specific questionnaires, and giving each participant an opportunity to identify their own next steps in the next 30 days, possibly with an accountability partner.
If you are new to real estate investing, you may attend your first REAPS meeting for free. For more information on registering for this specific meeting, please go to www.REAPSweb.com