Fact or Fiction: You Need a Degree to Be a Real Estate Investor
Just last week, I hosted the largest Virtual Real Estate Summit of 2020.
During our Summit Q&A sessions, one of the most commonly asked questions- by far- was “Do I need tertiary education to become a real estate investor?”
Here’s the short answer: No.
Now, there are many degree programs advertised online for those who want a career in real estate investment. But I have to tell you something.
These programs are only created so people can make a quick buck. You do not need tertiary education to become a real estate investor.
However, you still need to educate yourself on the topic. The best place to get this information is from other real estate investors. When I first got started in real estate investment, I devoured every bit of information that I could about the industry.
Here are three ways that I gained knowledge about real estate investment without getting a degree:
1. Mentor: I found an investor who had the career that I wanted. After asking him to be my mentor, I simply watched how he conducted business and took note. I still use many of his tips and tricks today!
2. Online Courses: Oftentimes, successful real estate investors will create specialised courses based on their methods. For example, I am passionate about investing in real estate with no money down, as well as closing quality deals quickly and effectively. I did create a short, free ebook on How to Invest in Real Estate with No Money. However, I also created two detailed and comprehensive online courses: the Get Deals Fast System and the No Money No Risk Investing (NMNRI) System.
3. Blogs: Thankfully, there is a plethora of free information available on the internet. Blogs are a fantastic source of information when it comes to real estate investment. However, be careful to only read credible sources. I suggest finding some real estate investors that you trust and reading their blogs. You can take a look at mine here if you’re interested!
You can start a career in real estate investment today- yes, during a pandemic!- and profit. All you need is sound strategy, mentorship and the determination to achieve financial freedom.
At the end of September, I hosted the largest Virtual Real Estate Summit ever with 10+ real estate and PropTech experts. We discussed how to close deals, how to find investors, structuring and growing your portfolio, our 2020 rental market predictions and how to digitalise your real estate business.
Did you miss the Summit? I have good news: you can still get access to the information-packed sessions. Book an Advanced Pass for 12-month access and a Premium Pass for lifetime access! This deal is only available until the end of October!
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