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"Workshops, seminars and boot camps for real estate investors”

Featuring our talented faculty of Tenured Professors:


Workshop: Basic Training Boot Camp
Date: February 26, 2022
Time: 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Instructor: Lloyd Segal
Cost: $149.00 before February 19th, $249.00 after

If you're new to real estate investing, (or just need a refresher), this all day intensive real estate investment training seminar is for you!
During this 8-hour boot camp, you will learn the basics of real estate investing, including how to find deals, promissory notes, mortgages, title insurance, leases, foreclosures, probate, easements, realtors, wholesaling, deeds, deeds of trust, purchase contracts, escrow, assignments, financing, structuring deals, lease options, trusts and so much more! Your real estate investing starts here!

Classes will be presented in person



Workshop: "What Women Want!"
Date: February 1, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Instructor: Deborah Razo
Cost: $49.00

Both men and women invest in real estate. But honesty, women have certain “challenges” that men just don’t have to think about. Men, you may have no clue what we’re referring to, but women know exactly. We don’t need to go into details, but all of our interactions with sellers, buyers, Realtors, contractors, lenders, and fellow investors require intricate communication skills that only women need to address. In this very unique workshop, you will learn how to confront these challenges and become a successful real estate investor. Sorry guys, this workshop is for women only! Our instructor will be the incomparable Deborah Razo, successful investor and President of the Women’s Real Estate Network (“WREN”). She will be presenting material on why women are better real estate investors, how to use our natural gifts in negotiation and much more. Join us.



Workshop: "How to Become a Profitable Landlord"
Date: February 2, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Instructor: Shiral Torres
Cost: $49.00

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of how to be a successful landlord; how to find qualified tenants, the move-in move-out process, appropriate rental forms, keeping tenants happy so rents continuously flow in, avoiding common landlord mistakes, and utilizing simple bookkeeping and organization tools. You’ll also learn how to find the perfect property management company (if you don’t want to do it yourself). Join us and learn how simple it is to become a confident, effective, and profitable Landlord.  



Workshop: "Where to Find Deals"
Date: February 8, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Instructor: Nick Chacon
Cost: $49.00's very own Nicolas Chacon will be teaching the hottest property leads in today’s market, unique marketing techniques, and overcoming the fears people have when marketing with “off market” real estate leads. He will discuss best practices in letter-writing as an Investor versus a Realtor, how often you should mail, and tracking support. Nick will also discuss “Debt Stacking” and the hottest investing techniques. And most importantly, the secret of what to do (and what not to do) with your marketing campaigns. Are you ready to ramp up your Real Estate marketing skills and knowledge?



Workshop: "How to Invest in Apartment Buildings"
Date: February 9, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Instructor: Palmy & Nancy Kitti
Cost: $49.00

Granted, investing in apartment buildings is more complex than single-family residences, but the rewards are so much greater! Join us at this workshop where you’ll learn all about investing in multi-residential properties, including capitalization rate, leverage, cashflow, appreciation, depreciation, capital gains, calculating value, passive income, Net Operating Income (“NOI”), Return on Investment (“ROI”), Other People’s Money (“OPM”), tenants, management companies, Class “A,” “B,” and “C” buildings, and due diligence. Our instructors will be the incredible Kitti Sisters, Palmy and Nancy, who will share their secrets to multi-residential success.



Workshop: "Using the 1031 Exchange to Increase Wealth"
Date: February 15, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Instructor: Rusty Tweed
Cost: $49.00

In this workshop, we will start with the basics of Section 1031 of the U.S. Tax Code and how to use to your advantage to build wealth. We will cover Stepped-up basis, Starker Exchange, laying out the 1031 calendar, selecting your accommodator, the 3-property rule, reverse exchanges, the 200% rule, geographic and asset-type diversity, understanding “like-kind” exchanges, and most importantly having a game plan so you’re not waiting until the last minute to find an exchange property.



Workshop: "Real Estate Financing 101"
Date: February 16, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Instructor: Brock Vandenberg
Cost: $49.00

You can’t understand real estate investing without learning about financing. We say this because successful investors understand the best deals (and ROI) are based on leverage. And the leverage is based upon loans secured by real estate. During this workshop you will learn about promissory notes, deeds of trust, conventional loans, hard money loans, construction loans, gap funding, after-repaired-value, loan-to-value ratios, terms and conditions, interest rates, and so much more. Our instructor is Uber-lender, Brock Vandenberg, President of Talimar Financial.





Workshop: "How to be a Better Real Estate Investor"
Date: February 22, 2021
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Instructor: Leslie Crumley
Cost: $49.00

Imagine your dream lifestyle. Even better, picture your dream lifestyle paid for with income generated from your real estate investments. This hands-on workshop is a prerequisite for thirsty real estate investors ready to minimize time and maximize results. You’ll learn a “7-Step Action System” that will help you gain confidence so you can take action. Leslie Crumley, Owner of Structured Success, Inc., Personal Finance Strategist, real estate investor, and author of “7 Steps to Fund a Life You Love Living,” shares the secrets she discovered the hard way. Together we’ll build your foundation for success by: 1) Getting crystal clear on your Real Estate Investment Goals, 2) Developing a 90-day Strategic Action Plan, and 3) Uncovering the obstacles of limited time and money that block your path to success. Imagine understanding how your cash flows so you can journey to your dream lifestyle with peace of mind.



Workshop: "How to Invest in Commercial Real Estate"
Date: February 24, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Instructor: Tyler Cauble
Cost: $49.00

This workshop is for people who want to invest in commercial real estate by covering the three major property types: retail, office, and industrial. Topics include leasing, brokerage, development, property management, and financing. We’ll also discuss the common rules of thumb, including cost per square foot, return on investment, gross rent multiplier, capitalization rate, and the cash-on-cash return. Participants will also learn common lender terminology that applies to commercial real estate, the types of loans available, and an understanding of the concept of leverage.



Workshop: "How to Buy At Trustee's Sales"
Date: March 1, 2022
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Instructor: Camille Marsh
Cost: $49.00

Investors can find the best deals at trustee’s sales (foreclosure auctions). So why don’t more investors do it? The answer may be because the sale process is mystifying, which frightens away many investors. It could also be because most investors assume you need 100% of the purchase price in cash at the trustee’s sale. No longer! At this 3-hour workshop, we will take the mystery out of trustee’s sales. At this workshop we will cover how to research properties going to sale, various bidding strategies at the auction, how to finance your purchase, what to do once you’re the winning bidder, and how to deal with the new 45-day post-sale waiting period. Plus, you will participate in a LIVE trustee’s sale! If you’re serious about buying properties at trustee’s sales, don’t miss this workshop!  If you’re serious about buying properties at trustee’s sales, don’t miss this workshop!


Workshop: "Learn How to Wholesale
Date: March 2, 2022
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Instructor: Joe Arias & Rudy Gomez
Cost: $49.00

For beginning investors just starting out with little capital, the best way to get started is to wholesale deals. In this workshop, you will learn how to find deals, how to deal with distressed sellers and tenants, how to structure the deals so that you can assign the contracts, and how to find your end-buyer (i.e. other investors). We’ll also cover the contracts for you to use for the purchase and the subsequent assignment. And most importantly, how to assure that you get paid! Caution: This workshop is not for the faint-hearted and it is recommended that you have completed the Basic Training Boot Camp before taking this class.



Workshop: "How to Buy Foreclosures"
Date: March 8, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Instructor: Allen Smithee
Cost: $49.00

In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn the California foreclosure process, and the four stages in which to buy foreclosure properties: (1) pre-foreclosure, (2) during foreclosure, (3) trustee’s sale, and (4) REO, each of which has its own unique approach and strategies. You will also learn how to deal with distressed sellers and tenants, rehabbing (if needed), and the various exit strategies. This workshop is not for the faint hearted and it is recommended that you have completed the Basic Training Boot Camp before taking this class.



Workshop: "Impact of Mindset on Success in Real Estate"
Date: March 9, 2022
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Instructor: Sam Sadat
Cost: $49.00

Your success in real estate investing is dependent on your mindset. Who better to teach this workshop than Sam Sadat, the President of the Sam’s Real Estate Club and a spiritual teacher. In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn how your attitude determines your altitude. Sam will take you on a journey from where you are to where you want to be. You will learn how to calm your mind, crystalize your vision, and manifest your financial goals in real estate. Financial success is a lot sweeter when it’s accompanied by happiness and health.




Workshop: "How to Plan and Build an ADU"
Date: March 15, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Instructor: Lenska Bracknell
Cost: $49.00

If you’re an investor thinking of building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (“ADU” or “Granny Flat”), on one of your properties, this is the workshop for you! You will learn the basic planning and building regulations for ADU development. We’ll also discuss ADU regulations in Southern California. Explore building options – what is "value engineering"? What are the financing options available? Real-world designs and practical challenges. How to calculate your return on investment and of your investment. Sharpen your pencils and experience this emerging development to deal with our housing shortage.



Workshop: "How to Buy Probate Properties"
Date: March 16, 2022
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Instructor: Bill Gross
Cost: $49.00

The two things you cannot avoid, death and taxes, converge with probate real estate. Every month there are over 800 probate cases filed in Los Angeles County, and most have properties that NEED to be sold. There are 11 different strategies to buy a property via probate. Our instructor, Bill Gross, is an experienced real estate Broker, investor, and fantastic instructor. Bill has used each of these strategies successfully and will share with you the tactics that actually work. He’ll also share which vendors to use that will save you money and time and make your efforts more profitable. At this 3-hour probate workshop, you will learn (1) the eleven ways to acquire a probate property, including nine others that the data service providers won’t teach you, (2) why using at least two methods at the same time makes you three times more productive. (3) how to find out what other investors are using to find below market properties, and (4) the key service providers that will help you turn your work into WEALTH!



Workshop: "Buy and Sell Discounted Notes"
Date: March 22, 2022
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Instructor: David Tedder
Cost: $49.00

Learn how to make substantial profits and Income with promissory notes secured by real estate if you are a buyer (you become the lender rather than the borrower), a seller or a broker.  In this intensive 3-hour workshop, you will learn about promissory notes secured by real estate (trust deeds and mortgages), the benefits between performing, non-performing and re-performing notes. You will also learn how to buy both performing and non-performing notes at a discount. During this workshop, you will also learn how to find these notes, buy them at their true value, how to mitigate any risk, how to create passive cash flow, where to find the capital to buy these notes, where to go if you want to sell your note, and how to profit if the borrower does not perform.



Workshop: "Tax Tricks for Real Estate Investors"
Date: March 23, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Instructor: Tony Watson
Cost: $49.00

Should you form a real estate investment company? Wondering why you should separate your rental income from your personal income? As an investor, there are tax advantages to using a holding company (a limited liability company or corporation) to manage your real estate investments. We’ll also discuss how to reduce your personal exposure to risk. Want to learn more? Of course you do! Every real estate investor should attend this invaluable workshop. Our instructor is Federally-licensed Enrolled Agent Tony Watson of Robert Hall & Associates. Learn how and why to use the tax code to your advantage (legally).




Workshop: "How to Find, Finance, Fix and Flip Houses"
Date: March 29, 2022 
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Instructor: Lloyd Segal
Cost: $49.00

Our very own Lloyd Segal is "America's Leading House-Flipping Expert," best-selling author of "Flipping Houses," and winner of the USA Today Book Award for the prestigious "Best Personal Finance Book of the Year" Award. Plus, Lloyd has personally fixed and flipped over 100 houses in Los Angeles County! So forget all those silly info-commercials and reality TV shows. Learn from the guy the Wall Street Journal called "One of America's Big Flippers." Lloyd's workshop explains the specific strategies and techniques that have been used again and again by successful investors to (1) find, (2) finance, (3) fix, and (4) flip houses.





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