Real Estate Coaching Program

Tailored to your needs

The keys to unlocking your potential

Professional Landlord Group’s 12 week Coaching Crash Course program will help you become a successful real estate investor through education and real-life experience. Your coach will help you navigate pitfalls, and create a plan to realize your real estate goals.

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What to expect?

Get acquainted with your coach over this free 30-minute consultation call. This is where connections are made, and needs are identified. To personalize the discovery session, your coach will take notes. This is to get a feel for your reasons, needs, and background coming into the course. If you are more interested in certain areas of investing, your coach can accommodate this. Weekly topics can be modified at any point along your learning journey. 
After the discovery session, your coach will build a personalized coaching plan. This acts as a guide for your 12-week program based on your level of experience. Once you are comfortable with one subject, your coach will move onto the next. Any denser subjects can be readdressed in more depth upon request.

May I choose my coach?

Clients may also request a certain Professional Landlord Group member. We will always try to match you with the best professional for your needs, and suitability. 

Usually, the 12 weeks break down as follows:

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Week 1 – Mindset

Almost every real estate investor started off by reading a popular self help book. But what do you do with all this information and insight once you have it? It’s all about getting into the mindset of a Professional Landlord. To optimize your 12 weeks, week one will focus on the following:   
  • Discovering your strengths and limitations
  • What is your greatest advantage in life?
  • Understand the majors and minors in your professional life
  • How do you approach risks?
  • What is your financial goal?
  • What is your spiritual goal?
  • How will you achieve your goals?
  • What are your current obligations?
  • What’s holding you back?
  • What sets successful real estate investors apart?

Week 2 – The Basics

So now you’ve got the mind of a real estate investor, but what about the mechanics? Delve into the basics of down payments, refinancing, and property insurance. You will learn how mortgages work, and the benefits of leveraging your property. Your coach will help you come up with a personalized forecast. You will also set a budget so you can confidently control your cash flow. In week two, you will learn the answers to fundamental questions like:  
  • How does real estate make money?
  • Mortgages: how do they work?
  • A lenders vs. B lenders
  • What is a refinance, and how does it work?
  • Property insurance: how does it work?
  • What are the acquisition costs on a property?
  • How do I calculate monthly bills?
  • What’re the differences between each type of investment property?
  • How do I create a budget and make projections?
  • How does buying real estate in partnerships work?
  • Banks: How do I score pre-approvals and weigh qualifying factors?
  • What do I need to know about tax savings?
  • Multi-family vs. single family vs. condos vs. commercial: what’s best for me?

Week 3 – Finding a property

Looking at properties on a listing is one thing, but seeing them in person is another. How do you recognize a good realtor? This section will boost your instincts on viewing properties and interpreting listings. Week three’s topics of choice are including, but not limited to:  
  • Analysis Paralysis
  • What makes a good realtor, and how to find one
  • Understanding the local market
  • Applying your investment strategy
  • Snap judgement assessments
  • Viewing a property
  • Speed on implementation
  • Making your offer
  • Negotiating power
  • Keeping options open
  • Bidding wars
  • Distressed markets
  • Why are they selling?
  • Apply your budget
  • Should I be asking for vacant possession? 
  • Over-researching and over-educating

Week 4 – Renting your property

Experienced landlords know the right tenants make for a smooth experience. While renting out your property may sound simple enough, who you rent to is pivotal. Here, your coach will help you establish a professional standard. You will master your renting process, and understand how to spot good tenants. In week four, we’ll prepare you for all you need to know about leasing your property such as:
  • Advertising and prepping your unit for showing
  • Finding good tenants FAST
  • Pricing your unit and evaluating comparables
  • How to write a powerful lease agreement
  • General legalities 
  • Coordinating showings
  • Taking applicant information
  • Vetting applicants, and concerns
  • Setting expectations with tenants
  • Rental red flags

Week 5 – Landlording 101 – Self Managing & Work, Life Balance

Many real estate investors often find themselves trapped. Balancing other careers, tenants, investments, and being a landlord is hard. But things like knowing the right software management service can help a lot. You’ll learn all about this as well as what kind of team can help you build a lucrative investment. This will all be explained in week five through:   
  • Legal obligations as a landlord
  • Which responsibilities are the landlords’ and which are the tenants’? 
  • What resources and tools should a Professional Landlord have?
  • Best practice guidelines for landlords
  • What is important to document?
  • What’s the best way to communicate with tenants?
  • What type of insurance do you need? 
  • How many tenants should you have before using a software to manage them?
  • Organization skills

Week 6 – Tenants, Complaints and Problems with the Property

Many treat real estate investment as a numbers game. But, it is often forgotten that rentals are a people business. Just like with people, we can’t predict the actions of real estate. But we can learn how to manage them. In week six, we’ll cover an array of common issues such as:  
  • Standard maintenance issues
  • Complex maintenance problems; water leaks, heating issues, sound insulation, and more
  • Your unit as a non-conforming rental
  • How to handle inter-tenant tension
  • Can I charge my tenant for damages to the property? Is it feasible?
  • Tenant pets in the property
  • What can I do if a tenant is threatening me, or my other tenants?
  • Handling mould in a property
  • Tenant says my unit is not legal
  • What to do if your tenant sublets the unit
  • What if my tenant is refusing me access to the unit?
  • Maintenance responsibilities and damage to property
  • Floods and fire: insurance disputes and claims
  • Dealing with fines and bylaw officers
  • Acing a building inspection
  • Property compliance

Week 7 – Landlord Tenant Board Basics – non payment of rent, damages & evictions

Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) don’t typically show favour towards landlords. But, it is still the safest way to enforce compliance between landlords and tenants. However, there are techniques to help you before proceedings. In week seven, your coach will walk you through:  
    • Handling non-payment of rent
    • Handling inter-tenant disputes
    • Settling issues before going to the LTB
    • Taking possession of your rental unit
    • Understanding all the N-Forms to serve, and when to serve them
    • The Landlord Tenant Board basics
    • How to use L-Forms
    • Managing expectations at the LTB
    • Filing documents and the eviction process
    • Cash for keys
    • Calculating costs
    • Self-representing at the LTB
    • Hiring a paralegal
    • Matters to take to The Board
    • Settling in mediation, or appearing before an adjudicator 

Week 8 – Renovations

Some properties are well worth sprucing up before renting or selling. So how do you know when to renovate, how to finance the work, and what it should cost? In week eight, you’ll learn these cost-efficient, value-enhancing topics such as:   
  • Why and when to renovate
  • When and how to obtain building permits
  • How to find a good contractor 
  • Calculating renovation costs
  • How to calculate the benefit of the work
  • What to do in a situation of forced renovation
  • Which renovations add value and which don’t 
  • Finding quality materials within budget
  • Design decisions
  • Creativity vs. practicality

Week 9 – BRRRR

Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance, Repeat. The BRRRR Method is widely used and loved in real estate. It’s all about expanding and growing your real estate portfolio, and it’s proven. In week nine, your coach will unpack:
  • How the BRRRR Method works
  • How to finance more properties
  • Qualifying for more loans with the bank
  • Income to debt ratio 
  • Financing 101: equity, line of credit, refinancing, and more
  • Advantages of the BRRRR Method
  • Limitations of the BRRRR Method
  • Structuring joint ventures and partnerships
  • When to make the switch to commercial real estate investing
  • Creating a system that works for you
  • BRRRR vs. flipping

Week 10 – Becoming a Professional Landlord

As a Professional Landlord, you learn to rely on a team. You run your real estate empire like a business rather than a job. So how do you prevent old habits or a fear of failure from sabotaging all you’ve worked towards? In week ten, you’ll get the reassurance and advice you need on: 
  • Distinguishing Professional Landlords from Real Estate Investors
  • When to hire a property manager
  • Your workload as a landlord
  • Building your power team
  • What if I am a real estate professional? Should I apply those skills to my own property?
  • Establishing your lifestyle
  • How to stop doing everything yourself
  • Treating real estate like a business 
  • How to diversify your real estate portfolio

Week 11 – showcase real examples

Here, we showcase real examples. Properties we are purchasing, flipping, renovating, financing or otherwise. This is where you will see problems identifying and solving in action. Week eleven is all about applying what we have learned.  

Week 12 – Power Team Mastermind

This final session is hosted by Professional Landlord Group’s power team. Ask your questions to full-time Professional Landlords, and Real Estate Investors. Get answers on a range of topics including:   
  • Realtor
  • Paralegal
  • Property Manager
  • Leasing Specialist
  • Marketer
  • Contractor
  • Finance Specialist
  All of whom are full-time Professional Landlords, and Real Estate Investors.    

Become a Professional Landlord

Each week will include a 1-2 hour session. Topics are covered as indicated in the outline, or as specified. Between  sessions, you can address any questions you might have. Text, email, or short phone calls are appropriate within reason. All queries will be responded to within our regular hours of operation. 

By the end of this program, you will have a clear idea of how to become a Professional Landlord. Working towards financial freedom through the power of stable real estate.

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