Getting started in foreclosure investing doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You don’t need expensive computer programs or to attend real estate seminars. Many who have made a success of property and foreclosure investing are entirely self taught. They spent time looking at listings and researching neighborhoods. This provides the some of the best education available for next to no cost.
Some of the best sources for information are investment clubs. These are made up of local investors who know the areas and will answer your questions. These clubs are also great places to find potential investors for your property investment projects. If it is a good plan then you should have no problem finding investors.
If you are determined to take courses then look into a company real estate licensing course. These are relatively inexpensive and the best source of information available from the home buying and selling process. They will also give you a great grounding in the real estate laws of your state. Once you are licensed you will be listed as an agent whether you work at it full time or not. You may have different legal considerations than someone who is unlicensed.
Open houses are a great way to gage homes, values and features that sell properties. Many real estate companies have weekend open houses that you can attend on a drop in basis. One of the best aspects about them is that they are free.
As you start to compile information, you need to organize it. Save listings and real estate articles. Keep a list of investors contact details should you want to go down that path. You will be surprised how much information starts to come your way and it is foolish to think that you will remember everything. Keep a file organized by subject.
When it comes to educating yourself in foreclosure and property investment, most useful information can be obtained for free. Expensive books and seminars are usually a ploy to get your money. By speaking with investors and scouting neighborhoods you’ll be giving yourself the best education possible.