Flipping Houses and the Value of Education

When it comes to Flipping Houses one of the best investments that you can make is in your own education. Whether you are an experienced pro or brand new to the business, your ROI on dollars spent for good, solid education is always high.

One thing I’ve learned from meeting many of the top people in our industry is that they all have spent tens of thousands, and in many cases hundreds of thousands of dollars on education and training. This education comes in many forms, from books and CD’s, to seminars, bootcamps and coaching programs.

If you are an experienced investor this education can help sharpen your skills and help you take your business to the next level. If you are brand new, investing in your education can help you greatly shorten your learning curve and help you avoid many costly mistakes.

When I first became interested in Real Estate Investing I attended a couple multi-day real estate investing conferences. These events brought together many different speakers that spoke about a variety of different real estate investment strategies. On top of the great speakers, I had the opportunity to network with 100’s of like minded investors of all skill levels from all over the country that were also attending the conference. I often credit my experiences at these conferences as giving me the knowledge and beliefs needed to succeed at flipping houses.

One such event is coming up that I think you all should check out. You are probably familiar with the website Biggerpockets.com. Josh Dorkin, the owner of Biggerpockets, featured our Blog FlippingSmart.com, as one of the Top 20 Real Estate Investing Blogs on the web….. so he definitely knows what he is talking about!! 🙂

Well, Biggerpockets is holding it’s inaugural live conference and trade show; The Biggerpockets Real Estate Investing Summit, happening March 23-24 2012 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The conference is going to be chock full of knowlegdable speakers who are actively buying and selling properties every day of the week. Along with the  great speakers there will be endless networking opportunities with the other attendees. Many times the networking is the best part of these events.

Here’s what Josh had to say about the event:

This is going to be a ground-breaking event for the real estate industry — a conference designed for a national crowd of investors with no upsell, no back of the room nonsense, no “guru” BS!

As most of you probably know already, one of the reasons I founded BiggerPockets is that I wanted a place where I could discuss real estate without worrying that some self-anointed “guru” was going to constantly sell me their “secrets.” We’ve built an incredible community that is unmatched in the space, and which is run under the same founding principles today. This Summit is designed to do for live real estate investing events what our site did for the online space.


The conference is going to cover many different topics, including “Rehabbing and Flipping Homes”, “Using Hard Money”, “Investing While Working Full Time”, ” Raising Private Capitol for your Investments Legally” and “Building Your Business through Social Media” to name a few.

So… make sure you check out the summit. Josh is offering an early bird discount through Feb. 24.


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