June 5, 2014 Josh Cantwell (0) Learning how to become a real estate investor isn’t quite like they make it look on TV. Knowing the challenges you’re likely to face is the first step toward moving past them. You have decided to learn how to become a real estate investor and are ready to give your all to succeed. The TV shows that highlight investors who flip houses make it look easy. The deals are done and houses are sold all in 60 minutes. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement the potential for profit can inspire. Be sure to enter the world of real estate investing aware of all the possibilities and potential speed bumps. Challenges are a given in life and being prepared can help you turn those challenges into opportunity. Some of the challenges you may encounter as a real estate investor: Financing your investment Overestimating your own ability Underestimating the cost of renovations and repairs Time management Maintenance of a home Difficulty in selling the home Establishing a partnership with a contractor Stress Local laws and permits Confidence to succeed over your competition Knowledge and understanding of the documents involved Fear of making mistakes Keeping up-to-date on current market values Watch this house flipping video case study a couple of times – the first time, you’ll probably be kind of in awe that this could really happen. The second time, pay attention to how many potential challenges are wrapped up in any deal – and ask yourself how prepared you’d be to meet those challenges. How do your prepare yourself to handle these challenges (a.k.a. opportunities for learning)? You make your first and most important investment, you invest in yourself. A strong foundation is the first step in building a home that will endure. Investing in your own strong foundation based on knowledge, confidence, motivation and skills is essential for your future. Take the first step toward building a strong foundation for your success. If you're serious about wanting to learn how to become a real estate investor, you should check out the 40K Flips course.