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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:
Are You Becoming One Or Are You Competing Against One?
The common mistake we see at RE Mentor are deals that are not underwritten properly. If a deal fails, the most common reason is the initial underwriting was not done properly. When this happens the investor doesn’t see the return he/she projected and his/her investors do not get their return that was forecast.
Becoming an Underwriting Specialist is crucial to your success and credibility in the Commercial Real Estate Investing business. Imagine giving your deal to an investor or a lender and their response is, “This deal doesn’t work, it wasn’t underwritten properly,” and they then begin to ask you where you got certain numbers and you give answers that show you don’t know what you’re doing. Bye bye investor, bye bye lender.
The Underwriting Specialist certification takes you through the disciplines and skills needed to underwrite deals so you will have the confidence that the offer you put in will meet your and your investors’ financial goals.
The modules in the Underwriting Specialist certification are:
Module 1: The Checklist
What You Don’t Check Off Will Cost You
Module 2: Offering Memorandum
How To Read Between The Lines
Module 3: Understanding Income
What’s Real And What’s Not
Module 4: Understanding Expenses
What Are They Hiding?
Module 5: The Profit and Loss Statement
What Story Is It Telling
Module 6: The Rent Roll & Value Add Opportunities
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