It’s not tough to sell properties during an up market. The average real estate professional could simply show up and make money when everything is going gonzo and, if the market was like this all the time, you might never need an agent certification like AIPIS. But the market gods are not always smiling on your, are they? We’ll take your silence as a resounding “No!” Especially if you’re trying to scratch out a living in barely breathing areas like California or Florida right now.
Most real estate courses cover the basics necessary to earn a license and not much else. You’ll know how to fill out paperwork. Function as a buyer, seller, or transaction agent. Navigate the MLS listings. Stage a property. Maybe market to clients. But there’s something missing. What the heck are you supposed to do when the kids need braces, the bills are due, and nobody is buying houses in your local market?
Established realtors with name recognition in the local market might not immediately see the need for certification programs like the Accredited Income Property Investment Specialist (AIPIS). This kind of thinking will cost them money and, at the same time, allow new realtors, the ones who grasp the earning potential of the AIPIS strategy, to leapfrog to the front of the line. Keep in mind that AIPIS is not required to practice real estate but it should be required to for realtors who plan to practice profitable real estate.
Internet marketers love to talk about the concept of “scalability” in regard to sizing a successful online business up to any level they want. It just so happens that this is a very good idea and is completely transferable to realtors seeking to develop relationships with potential clients, especially when it comes to income property investing.
The battle to convert potential home buyers to active income property investors is a tough one for realtor agents. Despite the fact that you have numbers and history on your side, the Wall Street stock market media brainwash is tough to overcome. At AIPIS we completely believe that real estate investing is the true path to wealth in America and, every once in a while, a glaringly simple, stark statistic arises to prove our point.
Deciding where to get that real estate education you’ve had your eye on for a while can be a fretful experience. So many options: online, offline, correspondence. Prices that run anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Your state government is the controlling authority over the basic license you must complete in order to legally function as a real estate agent but there’s something you should do after that.