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Property investment courses: What to look out for

Last updated: 29th May 2019

We’ve heard far too many horror stories about property investment courses that have been mis-sold.

Where people have been sold a dream, but in reality it’s a complete waste of time.

Where people have paid hard-earned cash, only to then be hard-sold to.

The list goes on. And you only have to do a quick Google search to find dozens of property investment courses all promising the same thing.

We’ve had a fair few rants about property investment courses over on the Property Podcast, and we’re revisiting the topic today as it’s something that crops up regularly. We’re not tarring all courses with the same brush and indeed, there are courses out there that deliver value, but there are a few things to keep in mind when asking yourself if you should attend a property investment course.

We know of many aspiring property investors who have chosen to ‘try them out’ and have ended up with their fingers burned. And we hate to go all ‘I told you so’ on you, we just want to arm you with the right information so you can be absolutely certain that the property investment course you’re considering taking is going to benefit you in the short and long-term.

Property investment courses – what should you consider?

If you’re looking to book onto a property investment course near you, here are a few things you should consider:

  1. You don’t need to pay to learn the basics of investing in property. If you’re at the start of your property investment journey, the last thing you should be doing is attending a course that’s going to tell you what it means and what it takes to be a property investor. For a start, we’ve got a bunch of podcast episodes all based around getting started as a property investor. And they’re free!
  2. Be just as cautious of free courses. Chances are, you’re not going to get anything of value out of some free courses. More often than not, free courses are just a sales tactic to get bums on seats so they can sell their next paid course to you. Again, this isn’t every course – just something to be mindful of.
  3. Avoid courses that offer big or unrealistic promises. If someone is shouting from the rooftops that they’ll make you a pro property investor after a day, and that you’ll be mega wealthy within a year – stay away. They’re lying. Because if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  4. Understand what will be covered in the course. Ask the course provider to give you a breakdown. If they’re the real deal, any course provider will be happy to talk to you about their offering before you financially commit to it. Make sure you know what will be covered in the course, that you click with the course provider and you feel comfortable with them. That way you’re bound to get the most out of it.
  5. What have former students achieved? Nothing sells a course more than the success stories of other people who have done the course you’re considering enrolling on. Have a dig around and see what other people who have already attended the course are saying about it. Maybe even get in touch with a couple of them and pick their brains to truly understand if it’s worth your time and money.

These are just five points we think you should 100% take on board if you’re thinking of attending a course. There’s a lot more we have to say about property investment courses too, so if you need a few more pointers, you should give the video a watch and click here.

And before you fork out on property education, we fully recommend heading over to the Property Hub University to work your way through the many courses, videos and articles we’ve produced. We’re not trying to toot our own horn, but you might be surprised at how much content we actually have available to you, all for FREE!

So, save yourself a small fortune, for the time being at least, and give it a go. If at any point you come to a stumbling block, you have the support of the Property Hub Forum where like-minded property investors are there at the click of a button.

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