The Renatus Essentials Course was designed to provide an affordable, efficient and convenient method for learning the essential topics in real estate investing. This course teaches the concepts and mechanics of real estate investment transactions from acquisition to exit in a self-paced, online learning environment. Renatus offers the flexibility to learn in several ways. Our Video Class Room is available online at any time. Or if you’re on the go and prefer audio only, you can download the MP3s from our Audio Library. As an added benefit you may participate in our live class filming as a part of the studio audience when we update our Essentials Course classes. In addition to the classes in the Essentials Course, students receive access to weekly professional coaching calls and a special feature class.

Each week, our Coaching staff will draw from a range of useful topics, including, but not limited to:

Introductory Goal-Setting

Understanding Your Marketplace

Pre-Foreclosures/Foreclosures and REOs

Wholesaling

Buy and Hold

Short Sales

Fix and Flip/ Rehab

Lease Options

Subject To

Tax Liens and Deeds

BONUS COURSE: UNDERSTANDING YOUR INVESTOR ID

With the many profitable strategies available to real estate investors, you may find it overwhelming to choose your investing emphasis.  We understand the importance of establishing your focus as you venture into or sharpen your skills in the world of real estate investing.  As a bonus, we offer the “Understand Your Investor ID” class to help you  determine what investing  strategies  you  should  focus on.  Nothing is more valuable than your time. This special bonus class will help you identify your professional experiences and personal preferences so that your time and efforts are targeted to maximize your success.

The Essentials Course is designed with specific learning outcomes that are reinforced through relevant course content and evaluation.  It will give you the knowledge, teach you how to find the money, and introduce you a community that will provide you with the support you need to succeed.The Essentials Course aims to motivate you to take action.

Creative Acquisitions Strategies

Learning Outcomes

Students will be presented with creative techniques and strategies for acquiring and controlling properties. Basic investment ownership and control terminology will be covered as well as some of the factors contributing to seller motivation. All acquisition strategies are presented on a foundational level from the buyer’s perspective. These strategies include equity sharing, options, agreements for deed, wraparound mortgages, and more. Using case studies, students will gain an understanding of step-by-step techniques of buying and controlling properties without having to qualify for bank financing.

Major Topics

Understand creative strategies for controlling properties. Identify the benefits of using various acquisition strategies. Examine how to use property control strategies. Understand basic investment ownership and control terminology. Understand some of the factors possibly motivating the Seller.

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Real Estate Essentials

Learning Outcomes

Discuss the major concepts and mechanics of a real estate transaction. Define the terminology and jargon employed by real estate professionals. Identify which professionals should be recruited to assist in building a real estate investment business. Review effective methods of recruiting a team of professionals. Understand creative strategies for purchasing or controlling properties by leveraging limited financial resources. Identify the benefits of using various acquisition strategies. Understand Seller motivation and concern resolution.

Major Topics

Learn the art of leveraging people, time, and financial resources. Find and assemble a team of professionals. Understand basic investment ownership and control terminology and techniques. Review creative purchase problems.

 

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Real Estate Marketing

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn how to define and reach their target audience. Students will understand the importance of branding and market placement. Students will learn the various marketing strategies and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Major Topics

Identify the target audience. Understand the needs of the market and learn how to approach and address the target in the most effective manner. Review and discuss the strategies and the success rates in the various markets. Students will work through real world examples and discuss the marketing potential with each.

 

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Real Estate Red Flags

Learning Outcomes

Understand the need to determine an investment strategy and take informed action. Learn some basic property acquisition methods and related benefits. Gain awareness of the concept of property analysis due diligence and the legalities of some common investment strategies. Understand the value of obtaining comparable sales data. Review some basic guidelines on financing, contracts, and the concept of full disclosure. Understand the role and value of a mentor.

Major Topics

Act vs. procrastinate. Getting it in writing. The consequences of not knowing where and how to find deals. The impact of ineffective due diligence and risk management planning. The need for cash reserves. Appraisals vs. comparable sales. The truth about money, mortgages, and closings. The need for a mentor.

 

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Tax and Legal 1

Learning Outcomes

Understand the similarities and differences between various business entities. Compare the tax pros and cons of each form of doing business. Understand legal issues related to the “corporate veil” and learn how investors can protect themselves from a potential lawsuit. Learn basic contract principles and typical pitfalls to avoid. Review IRS classifications of real estate investors. Understand passive loss rules for investors as well the basics about auto, travel, and medical expense deductions. Review asset protection and tax deduction strategies. Learn estate planning concepts and how to apply them to fit your family’s current and future needs. Understand the tax ramifications of selling different types of property. Learn how to structure your IRA for real estate investing.

Major Topics

Sensible approaches to legal situations in real estate investing. Differences between several types of business entities. Asset protection and deception. Estate planning basics. Understanding practical applications of owning real estate, the benefits of rental real estate, considerations for maintaining business entities, and the tax implications of operating under various business structures. Review various methods to maximize deductions and minimize taxes. Learn how to avoid prohibited transactions when using your IRA for real estate investing. Considerations for partnering and receiving money from others.

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Tax and Legal 2

Learning Outcomes

Understand the similarities and differences between various business entities. Compare the tax pros and cons of each form of doing business. Understand legal issues related to the “corporate veil” and learn how investors can protect themselves from a potential lawsuit. Learn basic contract principles and typical pitfalls to avoid. Review IRS classifications of real estate investors. Understand passive loss rules for investors as well the basics about auto, travel, and medical expense deductions. Review asset protection and tax deduction strategies. Learn estate planning concepts and how to apply them to fit your family’s current and future needs. Understand the tax ramifications of selling different types of property. Learn how to structure your IRA for real estate investing.

Major Topics

Sensible approaches to legal situations in real estate investing. Differences between several types of business entities. Asset protection and deception. Estate planning basics. Understanding practical applications of owning real estate, the benefits of rental real estate, considerations for maintaining business entities, and the tax implications of operating under various business structures. Review various methods to maximize deductions and minimize taxes. Learn how to avoid prohibited transactions when using your IRA for real estate investing. Considerations for partnering and receiving money from others.

 

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Deal of the Decade

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn how to locate real estate deals before they are marketed. Students will understand the value of finding deals through probate and eviction. Students will learn the various strategies of creative finding techniques.

Major Topics

Understand the power of probate and evictions court. Students will walk through current cases and will discuss the various details of both. Students will discuss the needs of people managing court cases and how to best help them.

 

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Self Directed IRAs

Learning Outcomes

Learn how to self-direct a retirement plan. Students will discuss the different strategies that can be employed through self-directed investing. Students will take part in a discussion covering the various legal concerns involved with retirement plan investing. Students will also discuss the various retirement plan products and the different strategies that are available.

Major Topics

Acquire a basic understanding of Retirement Plans (RPs). Discover how to invest in real estate using your Self-Directed Retirement Plan (SDRP). Learn how to build more wealth by combining SDRPs to invest in real estate.

 

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Credit Repair

Credit is the bane of most people’s existence. It is believed that it is needed to buy items for life, like a car or home to everyday necessities like gas or groceries (which you shouldn’t do and we’ll explain why). Using credit can expand your life and your lifestyle. It can help bail you out in an unforeseen situations, however we only seem to pay attention to our credit when we NEED IT.

PERSONAL CREDIT – What You’ll Learn:
– What the Bureaus are NOT telling you!
– Repairing / Enhancing your personal FICO score & steps to success
– Improve personal FICO score over 760
– A secret to the very best rates
– Keywords to use with creditors
– Strategic ways to raise your credit score
– How to maximize your funding options
– What banks and lenders really look for
– How to position yourself for financial freedom

BUSINESS CREDIT – If you are starting or want to start a business
– Starting to Build Business Credit
– Important Do’s & Don’ts
– Understanding Dun-Bradstreet & Business Credit Reporting Agencies.
– Understanding your Paydex score
– How to build business credit while you have bad personal credit.
– How to leverage good personal credit and Business Credit to build a successful real estate investment business.

About our Instructor
Eric Counts is an author, business trainer, and nationally featured speaker. his extensive knowledge of credit and credit repair have gained him audiences with the likes of Wells Fargo, Regions Bank, and Century 21 branches across the country. Eric has served as expert witness to lawmakers in matters of credit and debt collection, and due to his extensive knowledge of the laws governing the credit industry, Eric is considered a valuable resource by many business professionals nationwide! He is also the founder of CreditNerds.com, a company that specializes in credit repair.