A Beginner's Introduction to Real Estate Investing

62 lessons 4 hours, 17 minutes Free

The Best Beginner’s Real Estate Investing Course Online

Online real estate courses are common, but they have two major downfalls:

  1. They are SUPER expensive (like $20,000 or more)
  2. They are sub-par.

Here at BiggerPockets, we wanted to create a real estate course that overcame these two obstacles. In fact, our goal was to create the world’s best real estate beginner’s course, AND we wanted to make it 100% free, with no gimmicks, no upsell, nothing else to buy.

So we did.

If you are looking for the best way to get started investing in real estate, and a video real estate course is your ideal way to learn, we want to invite you to start the course today!

What You’ll Learn in This Real Estate Investing Course

Below you’ll find over four hours of HD videos designed to teach you how to get started with real estate. You’ll learn about:

  • The benefits to real estate investing
  • The four different ways real estate can make you wealthy
  • Investing with a full-time job
  • How to gain the best education
  • Choosing the right investing strategy
  • Creating a plan that accomplishes YOUR goals
  • How to find great real estate deals
  • Financing your deal, no matter how much money is in your bank account
  • And so much more!

To start, just click the green “Take This Course” button. Then, either log into your BiggerPockets account or create a free account so you can save your progress and interact with others across the site!

We sincerely hope you enjoy this free real estate investing course!

  1. Module 0: Start Here 23 minutes

    1. Lesson 2: Why Invest in Real Estate? 04:05
    2. Lesson 3: What Can Real Estate Do For You? 02:13
    3. Lesson 4: Course Objectives 03:52
    4. Lesson 5: Who Am I? 03:46
    5. Lesson 6: What is BiggerPockets? 02:16
    6. Lesson 7: Course Outline 05:50
  2. Module 1: Real Estate Basics 40 minutes

    1. Lesson 1: What is Real Estate Investing 04:02
    2. Lesson 2: The Four Wealth Generators of Real Estate 14:33
    3. Lesson 3: Can I Invest with a Full-Time Job? 08:35
    4. Lesson 4: Can I Invest With No Money Down? 04:12
    5. Lesson 5: The Real Estate Investor Mindset 05:01
    6. Lesson 6: Can I Get Rich Quick With Real Estate? 02:35
  3. Module 2: Gaining Your Real Estate Education 25 minutes

    1. Lesson 1: The Educational Funnel 01:53
    2. Lesson 2: Best Sources for REI Education 08:03
    3. Lesson 3: How Do I Find a Local Mentor? 07:10
    4. Lesson 4: Should I Pay for REI Education? 04:02
    5. Lesson 5: Overcoming Fear 03:23
  4. Module 3: Real Estate Niches and Strategies 24 minutes

    1. Lesson 1: An Introduction to Niches and Strategies 06:12
    2. Lesson 2: Buy and Hold Investing 05:12
    3. Lesson 3: House Flipping 04:26
    4. Lesson 4: Wholesaling 04:06
    5. Lesson 5: What is the Best Niche/Strategy for Newbies? 03:07
  5. Module 4: Your Real Estate Investing Plan 29 minutes

    1. Lesson 1: An Intro To Business Plans 02:32
    2. Lesson 2: What Should Your Business Plan Contain? 09:50
    3. Lesson 3: Assembling Your Team 03:24
    4. Lesson 4: Should You Use a Partner to Invest? 07:51
    5. Lesson 5: LLCs, Corps, and Other Entities... Do You Need One? 04:29
  6. Module 5: How to Find Real Estate Deals 50 minutes

    1. Lesson 1: An Introduction to Finding Great Deals 02:30
    2. Lesson 2: The Real Estate Purchase Funnel 04:54
    3. Lesson 3: Setting Your Shopping Criteria 02:30
    4. Lesson 4: The MLS 06:55
    5. Lesson 5: Direct Mail Marketing 03:15
    6. Lesson 6: Driving For Dollars 02:54
    7. Lesson 7: More Strategies For Finding Great Deals 03:40
    8. Lesson 8: Narrowing It Down: The Rule of Thumb 02:29
    9. Lesson 9: The 50% Rule 02:40
    10. Lesson 10: The 2% Rule (or Test) 04:24
    11. Lesson 11: The 70% Rule 03:31
    12. Lesson 12: The BiggerPockets Property Analysis Software 09:56
  7. Module 6: Real Estate Financing 42 minutes

    1. Lesson 1: An Introduction to Real Estate Financing 02:23
    2. Lesson 2: Using All Cash 01:11
    3. Lesson 3: Conventional Mortgages 04:35
    4. Lesson 4: Portfolio Lenders 02:08
    5. Lesson 5: FHA and 203k Loans (House Hacking) 08:31
    6. Lesson 6: Seller Financing 03:14
    7. Lesson 7: Hard Money Lenders 03:23
    8. Lesson 8: Private Money Lenders 03:23
    9. Lesson 9: Using Your Home Equity 03:32
    10. Lesson 10: Real Estate Partnerships for Financing 01:12
    11. Lesson 11: Commercial Real Estate Loans 03:15
    12. Lesson 12: Retirement Accounts 01:55
    13. Lesson 13: Creative Combinations 03:04
  8. Module 7: Networking and Marketing 8 minutes

    1. Lesson 1: The Importance of Networking 04:19
    2. Lesson 2: The Importance of Marketing 02:35
    3. Lesson 3: Other Forms of Marketing 00:47
  9. Module 8: Exit Strategies 11 minutes

    1. Lesson 1: Why Exit Strategies Matter 02:23
    2. Lesson 2: Selling with a Real Estate Agent 01:55
    3. Lesson 3: Selling FSBO 01:04
    4. Lesson 4: Selling with Seller Financing 01:48
    5. Lesson 5: Sell with Lease Options 01:41
    6. Lesson 6: 1031 Exchanges 01:49
  10. Module 9: Wrapping It Up: A Review 10 minutes

    1. Lesson 1: Wrapping It Up: A Review 09:03