New investor looking for an online training program

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I'm primarily an investor but I'm the kind of person who really wants to learn as much as possible about what I'm doing. That said, I was interested to know if anyone on BP knew of any online real estate programs that are both cost effective and worthwhile. I'm specifically talking about licensing programs, not "guru" stuff. I want to know the laws, the financing, etc. Right now I'd be looking at Colorado programs specifically. I'm also an active-duty veteran so if there are any military friendly programs that'd be great to know as well. Thank you.

I know a great one and you'll love it cuz it's exactly what you're looking for; cost effective, online, extremely up to date and relative and very specific to what you want to learn.

Up in the top right hand corner of the screen you see a search box. Type in "Colorado" and read everything that comes up. You can also do key word stuff, but I don't really know how to do that. Might want to ask @Brandon Turner how to do that techie stuff.

@Adam B. - Aaron nailed it. I would suggest 100% avoiding any "secret real estate guru" stuff as usually if it sounds too good to be true it is.

Account Closed

Great advice!

I'm not sure anyone's catching my drift. I'm looking for the Colorado Real Estate licensing program. I don't care to be an agent per se. I just want to have that knowledge at my disposal so I can leverage it to be a more educated and successful investor. This site is great but I'm willing to pay to educate myself professionally on the nitty gritty details that will put me ahead of the pack.

Perhaps this .


Thanks @Rich B. I'll check it out.

I have a brother who did the same he took a class just to learn didn't want a license .

I did my online licensing class through acre school.

@Adam B.

Welcome. Thanks for your service. To find online lic classes call the president of the local REIA they will provide some choices. Time to build the foundation below.

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Account Closed beat me to it.

You may also want to look at your local junior college. Many times they offer RE licensing classes, and these can better for what you are looking for, in that you have the opportunity to interact in person with an instructor, as opposed to just book reading, online.

I took an appraisal class from my local Junior College because I wanted to learn what the appraisers were being taught, so I could get into their frame of mind when evaluating my deals.


Welcome Adam, I am in Greeley an investor and realtor. VanEd is where I take all my online classes. They have a few investor specific classes as well but I have never talent hem to know how good they are.

@Adam B. Step 1. Read your states landlord tenant laws, this is free and very informative.

Nicholas, great point. Thanks.

Maybe I'm in the minority, but I found that I got very little out of the state licensing course. It was mostly terminology that isn't relevant on a daily basis and rules/laws that are out-of-context if you don't have a decent amount of experience.

Looking back, there was a lot of great information there, but until I had some experience, it wasn't possible for me to really take advantage of the information.

@Adam B. I did mine online through

I thought it was fine - nothing to compare it to though.

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