(5 Course Hours)
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Developed by Investors United founder, real estate entrepreneur and auctioneer Charles Parrish, Control & Roll® is a unique real estate wholesaling method that allows you sell properties you don’t own for fast lump-sum profits using virtually no out of pocket money. In this class, Charles will show you step-by-step how to use his proprietary one-page “Skinny Contract™” to control (not buy) wholesale properties, and how to leverage the speed of public auction marketing to cash out quickly. You’ll not only learn the same Control & Roll® wholesaling system that Charles and his partners use to flip dozens of properties every month, you’ll have access to Charles’s team to help you profit.
In this course, you’ll learn:
Includes forms, templates, and The Skinny Contract™.
(6 Course Hours)
Whether you’re building a commercial structure or simply fixing up a house, the same process should apply; and knowing it can help you save time and achieve the best value for your money. In this course, IU President and award-winning real estate developer, Ian Parrish, will teach you proper methods for real estate renovation – from cost estimation, to selecting contractors, to project management, to green building and major money-saving tips. Most importantly, you’ll get answers to overcome the two biggest problems real estate rehabbers face: How to fund the acquisition and renovation of your next project. The answer is what Ian calls “Freehabbing®“.
Includes essential forms, templates, and sample contracts.
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Included with this course is Ian’s Specifications and Project Manual or “Spec’s Book”, a complete set of building standards, plus customizable “cut sheets” of pre-selected materials in an industry-standard format. An essential tool of real estate rehabbers and developers, the Spec’s Book will allow you to collect apples-to-apples bids from contractors, ensure quality work, promote timely performance, save time, and increase profit on projects large and small. Developed at a cost of thousands of dollars, your customizable Spec’s Book is included with this course at no extra cost.
(10 Course Hours)
In nearly every county in the nation, investors are invited to pay back taxes on behalf of delinquent property owners in exchange for tax liens or tax deeds secured by real estate. The prospect of guaranteed interest (often in the double-digits), and the opportunity to acquire property at flea market prices make government tax sale auctions the favored investments of banks, insurance companies, and individual investors nation-wide. In this course, you’ll learn how tax sales work, how you can invest in tax sales every day of the year, how to bypass competition, and how you can get started with as little as $200. Most importantly, you’ll discover the 10 unique tax sale investing strategies that make us say this course the best course on tax sale investing available anywhere.
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Includes essential forms, templates, and handouts.
The exciting world of commercial real estate is perfect for investors looking for superior income, thrilling negotiations, fascinating financing arrangements, creative contracts, and the opportunity to engender prosperity for entire communities. No matter your current financial ability or level of knowledge, this course will teach you how to find, evaluate, and create cash flow and equity opportunities in commercial spaces such as apartments, multi-family buildings, storefronts, warehouses, offices, renovation projects, raw land, and non-conforming property. You’ll learn to think bigger, and increase your income accordingly.
Investing in real estate foreclosures is among the most popular real estate investing methods; and it can increase your wealth considerably. However, your ability to avoid competition from other buyers, and your knowledge of how foreclosure laws work both for and against you are vital to your success. In this course, you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts of foreclosure investing, how to scoop up pre-foreclosure opportunities, tips for negotiating short sales, strategies to profit at foreclosure auctions, and techniques for acquiring REO property before the competition even knows they’re available.
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(8 Course Hours)
Few investment vehicles offer higher returns with less risk than real estate secured notes, which is why they are the investment of choice for banks, institutional lenders, and private investors around the world. In this course, you’ll learn how to find and value discounted mortgage notes, and how you can earn high interest returns and lump sum profits by acquiring, creating, or flipping them – even using no money of your own. With the knowledge you gain from this course you’ll be able to take advantage of the benefits of real estate investing – especially the tax benefits – without the responsibilities involved in property management, so you can sit back and collect checks, just like your banker does.
With its reliable cash flow, tax-saving power, and leverage potential, real estate ownership is foundational to wealth-building. But while some real estate investors enjoy the fruits of their portfolios, others end up bogged down with problem tenants or profiteering property managers without seeing the benefits. In this course, you’ll learn how to avoid property ownership pitfalls, how to build and maintain a hassle-free real estate cash flow business, and vital portfolio management methods you can use to unlock a stress-free, guaranteed income for life.
Includes essential forms, templates, and sample lease.
The easiest way to make money in real estate is to keep more of the money you’ve already earned. And yet, most real estate investors routinely waste money, paying more than their fair share in taxes and incurring unnecessary risks. Merely relying on an accountant is insufficient; a real estate investor must be familiar with tax-saving “loopholes of the rich” in order to make smart business choices in real time. In this course, you’ll learn the best entity for your business, as well as dozens of methods to save money, limit risk, and boost profits on your next transaction.
Forms, templates, and sample documents are included.
(14 Course Hours)
There are dozens of ways to make an offer on real estate, and most people only know about five of them; but the more of those options you know, the better chance you give yourself to profit. Our flagship course, Contract Engineering, is the product of generations of real estate investing experience, thousands of transactions, and countless negotiations. In this class, you’ll practice reviewing actual real estate contracts to become fluent in the language of real estate. You’ll learn real estate contract essentials, dozens of ways to make offers with little or no money down, and simple, but powerful clauses to increase your lower your risk, and increase your options.
Includes forms, templates, and sample agreements.
Negotiation is an essential part of real estate investing, so you can either learn the techniques that can give you the greatest advantage or fall victim to them. In this course, you’ll examine the process of negotiating real estate through actual case studies and discussion of basic and advanced techniques, and you’ll practice exercises designed to help you apply those techniques in the real world. The knowledge and experience you’ll gain in this course will help you make money, save money, and become a more confident negotiator.
What makes a good deal a good deal? How can you know for sure? Your ability to determine the true value of a property and assess repair costs with certainty is a critical skill for success. Ignorance can be financially fatal. This course will provide you with the skills to properly inspect and value real estate with 20/20 accuracy so that you can eliminate surprises and ensure profits.
Real estate is easy to find, it’s everywhere; but avoiding competition and finding truly motivated sellers are among a real estate investor’s most valuable skill set. Don’t waste your valuable time competing with novices who over-pay, or waiting around for the mythical “buyer’s market”. Investors United’s Power Prospecting course teaches over 50 little-known and highly effective lead generation methods that will allow you to beat the competition and uncover rare gems and greater profits in any market.
Sample prospecting letters, templates, and other course materials are included.
Barbara Floyd is the President and founder of Property Tax Reduction Specialists, Inc., where she has handled more than 30,000 property tax reduction appeals for clients ranging from individual homeowners to commercial real estate portfolio managers, saving them millions of dollars annually. She is a Certified Financial Planner, a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, holds a Masters degree in taxation, and also been a licensed appraiser. Barbara has been a member of Investors United since 1994.
Charles ‘Bud’ Runkles is President of Dear Management and Construction, Inc. where is responsible for one of the largest residential real estate portfolios in the Mid-Atlantic. Since 1973, he has managed upwards of 1,700 units at a time, while working to improve communities, to better the quality of life of his residents, and to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. In his spare time, Bud enjoys time with family, and helping others grow their own passive real estate income. Bud has been a member of Investors United since 2004.
Stephen Ferrandi has purchased, sold, or developed more than $400,000,000 in land since establishing his real estate practice, Maryland Land Advisors, in 1998. He has served as Director of Land Acquisition for the Southern Land Company, a large land development firm, President of PraiseBuildings Religious Property Brokerage, and Principal of NAI KLNB Commercial Real Estate Brokerage. He holds a Masters Degree in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University, where he is also a Professor in the Graduate School of Real Estate. Stephen is also author of Seared in Ink, a book of poetry and short stories published by Silver Pond Press. He has been a member of Investors United since 2003.
Jeff Stoller is a licensed CPA and an authority in the area of financial planning, real estate and business acquisitions and dispositions, tax reduction, and like-kind exchanges. Formerly the General Manager of Arthur Anderson LLP, a Big Five CPA firm, Jeff currently serves as President of Goodwich, Stoller and Associates, Inc., CPAs and Management Consultants. He is a regular consultant to professional groups, corporations, real estate developers, asset managers, and individual investors; and he has been a part of the Investors United family since 1980. In his private time, Jeff enjoys volunteering his time with various charitable foundations and non-profits.
Tony Garcia, Esq. is one of the most sought-after attorneys in the nation. He has scored victories in the national spotlight, in boardrooms, and in living rooms, using his unique brand of negotiation to bring people together, often in ways thought impossible. He represents clients including government, law enforcement, professional athletes, real estate developers, small businesspeople, and individuals alike. Tony is a former Team Captain of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Office, a Hampton University and University of MD School of Law graduate with honors, and a former member of both his high-school’s football and chess teams. In his private time, Tony enjoys buying real estate, collecting comic books, and spending time with his wife and two daughters. He has been a member of Investors United since 2007.
Roger Turek is a full-time investor in discounted mortgage notes. He has created, acquired, and sold hundreds of notes for millions of dollars in profit over a decade. Prior to his career in real estate investment, Roger was the owner of Master Metrology, Inc., a small gauge calibration business he founded in 1986. Soon after joining Investors United in 2004, Roger sold his business to a multi-national company to focus on real estate. Today, Roger shares his passion for real estate investing with his children, who have joined him in the business. In his spare time, he enjoys buying and selling racehorses, RV’ing, and partnering with his students on note transactions.
Charles Parrish is an enthusiastic real estate expert, among experts. Over 40 years, he has participated in real estate transactions of every kind; and his unique ability to identify creative solutions to real estate challenges has improved lives for people throughout America. His original real estate concepts are taught at universities and professional associations, and employed by investors nation-wide. In 1980, drawing upon his belief in success through partnership, Charles founded Investors United. He is also Founder of Auction Brokers, a leading real estate auction firm in MD. Charles maintains a real estate portfolio in several states, and is an active portrait artist.
Ian Parrish has been a private investor in tens of millions of dollars in real estate transactions over a career that spans more than two decades, revitalizing both individual properties and entire communities. He is a regular advisor to real estate developers, professional groups, universities, members of government, and individuals; and he has earned official citations from members of Congress, the U.S. Armed Forces, and others for his outstanding leadership and commitment to community. Currently, he serves as President of Investors United. In his spare time, Ian enjoys ice climbing, bonsai, and working on his cashmere and honeybee farm.