get started without home study course/mentor/bc? - Posted by bronco
Posted by bronco on October 07, 2003 at 15:36:08:
I was wondering if anyone got started in real estate investing without a home study course, hiring a mentor, going to a seminar or going to a boot camp?
Now I know there are good home study courses, mentors, seminars and boot camps. But for a lot of beginners the cost can be substantially high. I realize the home study course you get audio cassettes and a little support from the author via email or phone. Mentoring you get like personal attention and their course the seminar and boot camp you get to meet others with the same interest. I dont know how true it is about the boot camp being hands on? I am thinking the costs are justified unless the presenters are horrible.
With courses costing $150 to $800. I am thinking for the price of one course you can buy like 10 books or almost a hundred. I see Bronchick and Peter Conti and David Finkle is selling creative finance books. I have not seen books out in the book store on real estate notes or much on nothing down. So I guess you may have to buy a home study course for some creative things you may want to learn. But I am thinking creative financing books are starting to come out. I know Bronchik has put out a book on flipping, financing and asset protection.
so the availabity for learning the strategies may not be available in books?
The gurus tout the advantages of buying their course is to start out with no landlording headaches and the extra time and expense. You have the advantage of learning how to create cash and cash flow by buying their course. You wont be able to find their strategy anywhere else.
Anyone here learn how to create cash and cash flow without a home study course?
I am also thinking with a web site such as this, you have access to a large archive. Others have an archive to but I have not found one as big as this.
I know the other advantage of a buying a home study course is that it is like all laid out in an easier fashion probably? The audio may suite another learning style.
I heard Steve Cook got started without a home study course. I realize it is tremendoulsy more difficult without a home study course, a good mentor, seminar, and bootcamp.
IF anyone has done without it, can you tell me how I can do the same.
Eventually I will be buying the or getting materials to educate myself. I know if you are in the business and you buy the courses and seminars you can fully write off everything. But you have to be in business first.
The other reason I am thinking about doing it without a home study course or boot camp other than tremdous expense is because I am going to try out a new technology or method of reading called photoreading.