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The knowledge and skills required for each of these disciplines is essential for establishing an Apartment Investment Business that not only competes in the marketplace but thrives.
Learning the material and passing the quizzes and final exams involved in the programs not only ensures your understanding of what it takes to be successful in the Apartment Investment Business but gives you a competitive advantage against those who simply focus on doing transactions or those looking to build their business without this knowledge.
Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change your world.”
Many investors spend years, a lot of money and blood sweat and tears learning from unguided experience. Experience can be a good teacher but she can also be a very cruel teacher.
You don’t know what you don’t know until it becomes an issue and in apartment property investing, learning what you don’t know can become very costly in lost deals, non-performing deals, and missed opportunities, not to mention emotional turmoil.
The Apartment Investment industry is populated by educated professionals: real estate brokers, property managers, bankers, lenders, attorneys, appraisers, or contractors. These people want to do business with other educated professionals and don’t waste their time with those that don’t know the business. Why? Because their livelihood, their income, is dependent upon whether or not a deal closes.
They gravitate to those investors who demonstrate their professionalism and knowledge of the business. If you have ever been asked for a proof of funds, then you did or said something to trigger the “warning” signal in that professional’s mind. Which means, you didn’t come across as a professional yourself. The worst part is, you don’t know what you said or did because you don’t know what you don’t know.
If you are just starting out, or if you are looking to scale a business to a larger size, the Online Certificate Specialist programs will allow you to have a full understanding and the skills needed for your Apartment Investment business which will allow grow at the speed you are comfortable with.
The benefit of the program is you can take one, several or all of the specializations. If you are having a problem in one specific area, take that program first. If you want to expand and train new team members or employees to handle specific aspects of the business, you can focus on what you do best…. put them through those programs. This is how you scale a business.
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The Certified Specialist Programs:
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Property Asset Management Specialist
As an investor, the best use of your time is sourcing money and finding more deals. Having good asset management skills allows you to hand over day-to-day operations of a property to a property management company while you oversee it from a high level view.
In saying that, you need to know when things are going right, when things are going wrong (as early as possible) and the corrective actions to take.
After the takeover process is complete, your job is to review key reports, look at key performance numbers and site visit the property from time-to-time. As an owner and the asset manager of the property for your private money investors, you need to have systems to ensure the property is running as efficiently as possible and systems in place when it is not.
The modules in the Property Asset Management Specialist certification are:
Module 1: The Role of the Asset Manager
Module 2: Getting Good Property Management Companies
Module 3: The Property Takeover
Getting Off To The Right Start
Module 4: The “Property” Management Team
The Key Players
Module 5: Property Visits
What To Do And What Not To Do
Module 6: Financials
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