have one thing in common in using highly Emotional Marketing and it works. I learned a lot but I also went through an emotional roller coaster. I found it very hard to assess true value. I firmly believe that the student failure rate is extremely high in many programs. Why is that ? The programs are marketed at the widest possible audience with the message that anybody can do it, but we know not everybody can. Many will be very tempted such as I was to max out the credit card and buy that $12 000 home study course at half price right at the event. Keep in mind you will need to spend more money to afford the tools, flights and hotels. Be sure this is right for you. Only some will succeed - Have you got what it takes and do the methods fit your personality ?
So what do I suggest instead ? Go home after the seminar and Google wide and deep. Buy an investment magazine and consider forums, meetups and sign up for a free membership with Investar. You get free property education with a tool kit to research and identify the best available opportunities and further analyse the market and do your own valuation on the sales offers.
Realestate.com.au is the most widely used property listing data base, but for investors there are far better ways to find the best properties fast and and value them straight away. Dedicated search engines and data bases will give you that competitive edge and you can try for just $29 and thereafter you will spend under $250 per month. If you chase a $ 400 000 investment it will make a lot of sense to spend that sort of money.
Dedicated search engine tools is provide additional search criteria and filters and access multiple data bases. Hence you will find the best deals faster than others. Quality info and speed of evaluation are paramount to success in securing real estate deals.
Trovit , Mitula and Nestoria are free search engines that compete with the paid membership site Realestate Investar. Free search engines offer a cheaper alternative for those who don't like to pay membership fees. But none of these search engines is a match for real Realestate Investar's search engine and additional features.
Mitula claims higher local traffic numbers and has content agreements with all the major portals except realestate.com.au. They do not run unauthorized crawls of realestate websites, so content is supplied via XML feeds. Partners include
Trovit Check out this sample of a trovit search engine results page.
Nestoria appears to be the newest player and ranks quite well. A first trial has yielded results very fast. The search engine is simple, effective and easy to learn.
On the house provides Search options for actual house prices (SOLD) and more. Here is an example for Berwick,Vic, 3806.
But if you chase a $ 400 000 investment it will make a lot of sense to spend a bit money on diy searching even if you end up paying an advisor. The key issue is that trust can not be given until the due diligence has been passed and trust me the business operators need to be scrutinized as much as the project.
Realestate Investar is a paid membership site and it is the best search tool and information suite and has 31 search filters. Check out Real Estate Investar results page, which actually looks like a universal data base with all the great stats at your fingertips. Real Estate Investar offers memberships at retail pricing, but the more cost effective way is to claim their freebees, participate in webinars and seminars and then join through the affiliate system with a discounted membership fee. Realestate Investars special offers can be seen by clicking on the link in right hand column.
Check out Realestate Investar's search report for cash flow positive properties.