I took a 30 day trial of Doc Haller's commercial real estate investing course that ended up being a waste of time. He releases modules super slow, so I had no idea if later info would be useful. I'm an appraiser so I'm familiar with newbie commercial R.E. terms, but all I got in 30 days was newbie commercial R.E. terms and audio recordings of him getting asked newbie questions by the same lady. No creative deal structure, contracts, funding advice, or anything useful to someone who already understands why apartments, retail, mobile homes and the like exist.
He also touted name your own price (pay what I thought it was worth) I made a offer but he did not honor his sales pitch. All he kept saying is, "I'm the only teacher you can communicate with, so pay my full asking price" mumbo jumbo. It didn't end well, for me at least.
I understand there are newbies out here, but he advertised his course to be useful to any real estate level. I felt that it was a ploy not to release useful info, if it existed, until after the 30 day money back trial period. No money, no honey.
Anyway I wanted to know if anyone else has taken Howard Edward Haller (Doc) entire online commercial real estate course, If so, what was your opinion of the course?
While I have no experience with the course your are referencing, I wanted to thank-you for providing what I think will be a very useful review for other RE investors. The crackpots and predators need to be specifically named and called out. Bravo!
I am also a RE appraiser and when I first started out on the investment side, I was looking for exactly the same level of introduction you are seeking. If multifamily investing is the route you plan to go, I can highly recommend any and all courses, material, podcasts, books, etc. from the following: Michael Blank (Apartment Building Investing brand) and Joe Fairless (Best Ever brand). While these guys do address the newbie level of learner (they should), they go well beyond this level. Each have excellent products that go right to the nitty-gritty details I feel you are looking for. Bigger Pockets is also an excellent resource with several books by Brandon Turner that I found to be excellent guides with situation-specific guidance. Best of luck and keep at it until you get to where you want to be!
@Account Closed thank you very much for your referrals. I do indeed plan on moving into the commercial real estate investing arena. I'm going to jump into these right away. Onward and upward.