You don’t have to be a massive sports fan to notice the effect that the best coaching has on teams: the best coaches get the best results possible from their players. This often tends to result in wins and championship. If a team performs poorly, it will to replace the coach rather than replace the players.
Like anything that has the potential to be greatly rewarding, real estate investing is risky. You need to learn the ropes you so can minimize that risk. Real estate investing is a business where mistakes can be massively expensive. You can’t afford to make the same mistakes over and over; you have start out with good strategies, apply them well, and learn from any mistakes you do make.
Sound, sensible real estate investment practices must become your habits quickly if you are to succeed at investing in real estate. A good real estate coach can help with that process. For one thing, the instant, objective expert feedback you will get from a real estate coach brings accountability into your process. You will understand the consequences of your actions, and cannot rationalize away your mistakes and missteps, pass the buck or pass on the blame.
According to Vince Lombardi, one of the greatest football coaches of all time, winning is a habit, but so is losing. Which habit would you rather have, winning or losing? That’s not a question you had to think over very long, is it. A good real estate coach can do what even the best book or class cannot help you form winning habits.
A real estate coach can also help you put together a business plan, and give you specific ideas as to what you need to do in order for your venture to be a success. Like a sports team, you will only reap the benefits of a good game plan if you carry out the game plan successfully. A good coach will keep your nose to the grindstone and put your feet to the fire. A good real estate coach can keep you moving forward, and help you through rough times and answer questions. A good real estate coach can also provide support, motivation, knowledge, and help you keep your focus.
When you choose your real estate coach, you should choose someone who is actually active and successful as a real estate investor, and not someone merely trained in real estate who skipped the whole important middle step of being successful and went straightaway into training others. They should have many verifiable properties, and local properties are always better local properties are indicative that the real estate coach works locally, and will be available for training and answers. If you hire someone as a consultant, they should genuinely care about your future. Make them demonstrate this. If they don’t care about you before they take your money, they won’t suddenly start to care after they take your money.