having someone from california speak to you over the phone, or spending a weekend in Virginia in a boot camp, won’t teach you about your local market. you’ll spend 5 grand to talk generalities about real estate. you’ll go home, review all your material and say to yourself…“now what?”
it’s not like poker boot camps. you can take their information and apply it in AC, Vegas or Reno! poker’s poker.
real estate in California and New York - are different animals - because of the MARKET.
invest time in the classifieds and find a local realtor or two. join your local rei club.
think about it - the books from the library - like Shemin’s book or Fix It, Flip It type books tell you some good things like
how to pick a good realtor - YOU DON’T NEED A BOOT CAMP/PAID MENTOR FOR THIS ONE.
what clauses to include in your contracts - NO BOOTCAMP NEEDED
ATTORNEY YES - BOOT CAMP/MENTOR NO
books teach you how to do the basic things - the more technical things YOU WILL ONLY LEARN BY DOING.
that means going out, looking at properties, looking at your financial situation, learning about YOURSELF, talking with people in meetings, in houses/buildings, doing doing doing.
no PAID mentor needed as far as i’m concerned.
i DO think that if you want a jump start - paying like 1500 for PROVEN AND RECOMMENDED courses is a good investment. courses that include a system of paperwork, analysis tools and the like are good, because then you don’t need to create it all and take the time to create what someone else has already…and chances are, they’ve created something good and you don’t have to spend 2 years trying to perfect your own system.
but it falls on YOU. YOU YOU YOU. ain’t no mentor or course gonna get you to get out there and start DOING.