By Russ Keith
How did you get started in real estate investing?
Maybe someone else…a friend, family member…or even your spouse, was bitten by the property investing bug and you caught it.
Or maybe you were invited to a weekend property investing seminar and found yourself thrilled with all of the prospects for financial freedom that property investing holds.
There’s no doubt about it…investing in real estate can be a real life changer, but what happens when all of the energy and excitement you felt after the seminar begins to fade?
After all, investing in property is no cakewalk…if it were, everyone in the world would be doing it.
And as fun and educational as a property seminar can be, what happens when everyone packs up and goes home, and you’re left with the feeling of “what now?”
Maybe you start by watching the videos on the guru’s website. But what happens if confusion begins to set in after watching them? Or maybe you understand what you need to do, but you can’t get answers to specific questions about your market.
What do you do then?
More than just an education in investing
Through their investment meetup group called Crush It, REI Systems Academy founders Russ Keith and his wife Kim noticed a trend.
Some investors would come to the meetings for about 8 months or so, but then would simply disappear. When Russ called them up to find out how they were doing, he discovered these investors had run out of money or just got frustrated, disheartened and then quit.
When he drilled down further into what was going on, Russ discovered that once the “new” had worn off from the investment seminars these people had attended, they were left without a compass.
The videos, website and other material left by the property investing guru couldn’t really help the investors with the mental shift they needed to move from an “employee” to a “business owner” mindset.
Nor could it address the particulars of the investors’ marketplace.
Filling the guru gap
REI Systems was created with the goal of filling in the gap between the education investors receive at property seminars and the day to day investment decisions every investor needs to make.
What makes REI Systems different?
Investors receive a real education in property investing, from real educators who have been teaching high school and university level students for more than two decades!
Russ and Kim have also flipped properties for nearly 30 years, earning between $14,000 and $80,000 profit on each homestead flip.
How does it work?
You’ll meet with Russ and up to 9 other investors in a classroom setting once a week for three hours over a 16 week period. At the end of each class you’ll be given homework and told what to do, step by step.
If you have any questions between sessions, Russ is always available to help. He’ll answer your question(s) and if he thinks it can help the rest of the class he’ll share the information with them at the next class.
When you begin putting your knowledge to the test, Russ will be there every step of the way. He’ll even walk with you as you inspect a potential investment property.
In fact, if Russ hasn’t heard from you in a while you can expect to receive a phone call to find out what’s going on.
Your success is that important!
Bottom line, you can pay tens of thousand of dollars for one 30 minute call a week and a bunch of videos with a travelling investment guru, or spend much, much less and be mentored by local investors – and educators – who know the market and know what it takes to succeed in that market.
It’s your call.