American Real Estate Investors Academy Creates Apprentice Program

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The American Real Estate Investors Academy has created an Apprentice Program for real estate investors. This new program matches successful real estate investors with motivated students.

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As a new investor I was able to link up with a mentor and it made all the differance in the world.

The American Real Estate Investors Academy has created an Apprentice Program for real estate investors. There has been an explosion of real estate mentoring programs across America. Many of these so called mentor programs just link a student to a call center. That call center worker doesn’t know much more than the student. In fact many of these so called mentors are just reading from a series of pre-written scripts. In some cases a call center employee with a script has never bought or sold a house himself. The directors of the American-REIA believe that this approach shortchanges the student and gives the entire industry a bad name.

There are a number of very legitimate real estate educators in the market today who have legitimate coaching programs. In general these legitimate programs offer the student a real value. The problem with many of the legitimate programs is that they have a very narrow focus. If the guru is teaching how to do a single technique, then that is all that the student will learn.

The American Real Estate Investors Academy began looking for an all-inclusive coaching program to partner with. The club searched for a program which would allow a student to gravitate towards his or her own personal investing interests. Nothing of the sort seems to exist. So the American-REIA made the decision to start up an in house program. The goal of this program was to match successful real estate investors with motivated students in an old fashioned apprentice model.

The apprentice concept can be traced back to old world Europe and the building trades. In the days before literacy became commonplace the only way for a worker to learn a skill was to apprentice himself to someone who already had those skills. A fledgling stone mason would look for a master stone mason to study under, and this is the way that every other skilled trade educated the next generation. This practice still lives on in the trade unions of today. An apprentice electrician learns from a master electrician, and as his skill level increase he is able to make more money.

Real estate investor education still follows the old model in a large part because the techniques change with market conditions and market conditions fluctuate constantly. For example short sales are a great way to make money in a declining market but nearly useless in an appreciating market. So investors need to be able to learn a variety of techniques and adapt on the fly. The only people who are qualified to teach real estate investors are other successful investors who have already experienced a few market cycles. The academy has located and contracted with a number of qualified individuals to provide this service.

The American Real Estate Investors apprentice program takes the mentor concept and adds real world experience to the mix. Unlike other programs that can cost as much as $40,000 with potential up-sales along the way. The American-REIA apprentice program offers a flat fee structure of $10,000 for six months of thirty minute one on one phone calls. The master real estate investor will work with the student in a way that fits the student’s personality, and learning style.

Due to the scarcity of qualified instructors, the program has limited space. Perspective students may be placed on a wait list. To inquire about the apprentice program simply follow this link.

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