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A One-Stop-Shop for Passive Investors In Real Estate Syndications

Today, we’re proud to present a comprehensive resource for passive investors, one that we think will dramatically decrease the hurdles blocking the path for people who want to invest passively in their first real estate syndication.

If you’ve ever considered investing passively in a real estate syndication, you’ve likely realized, through Google searches, podcasts, and bookstore browsing, that there’s a dearth of resources for people who want to become passive investors.

For those who want to invest actively in a single family rental or lead a multifamily syndication, there are courses and podcast episodes galore to keep you occupied for days on end, and plenty of mentors and coaches who will gladly take you under their wing (for a fee, of course).

However, when it comes to resources for passive investors, there’s really not much out there.

The Lack of Resources for Passive Investors

If you’ve successfully invested passively in a real estate syndication, you’ve likely had to work hard to piece together the information you needed in order to invest confidently in a deal. A podcast interview here, a blog post there, and maybe a few meetups and coffee dates strewn in.

Perhaps you tried active investing first, but then you realized that being a landlord wasn’t right for you. Slowly but surely, you hit the tipping point and finally felt like you had enough knowledge to invest in a real estate syndication confidence.

 

If this is you, high five.

You’ve made it much farther than most. Most would-be passive investors tend to enter the world of real estate investing full of enthusiasm and excitement, yet they fall off somewhere along this process.

To our knowledge, there’s no single place you can go to learn about why and how to invest in a real estate syndication, from the viewpoint of the passive investor.

Thus, many people get turned off somewhere along the way, because there’s not enough easily accessible information available for them to realize how great an opportunity real estate syndications are. It’s just too much work and too time-consuming, so they decide to invest their money somewhere else.

The real estate syndication resources that do exist are usually either too technical or too time-consuming for someone who just wants to become a passive investor.

In this post, I want to tell you what we’re doing about this at Goodegg Investments, via building a one-stop-shop for people who want to get started investing passively in real estate syndications.

The Process of Becoming a Passive Investor

Recently, a fellow investor who’s looking to learn more about investing passively in real estate syndications posted this on BiggerPockets:

“There seems to be a wealth of information and podcasts on people who start and manage syndications but are there any resources on the flip side – the investors who invest in syndications? What to look for? Success stories? Comparisons etc?”

 

We hear similar sentiments and frustrations all the time from our investors.

When I started out looking into syndications, I found the exact same thing. There was no single place I could go to get all the resources I needed to invest confidently as a passive investor.

There seemed to be an inner circle of people who were leading and investing in these syndications, yet there was no clear-cut path for an outsider to break in. It took me several occasions of hearing people talk about syndications to even understand what they were (i.e., group investments), since people rarely bothered to break down the definition.

Once I understood the bare essentials, I was skeptical at first. Why would I want to invest with a group when I could just invest on my own? It took me several months of digging to find the answers to all my questions, including questions I didn’t even know to ask at the beginning.

I found some valuable information on podcasts, some via BiggerPockets conversations, some through local meetups and conferences, and some through talking with specific sponsors and looking at the deals they had done.

So Why Isn’t There a Single, Comprehensive Resource for Passive Investors?

To this day, I haven’t been able to find a single, comprehensive source of all the information you need to invest passively in a real estate syndication. There are plenty of podcasts and blog posts that touch on syndications, but they skim the surface, they’re scattered in various places, and it can be hard to discern which sources to trust.

On the flip side, for those who want to go all-in and lead a syndication, there are programs and gurus left and right that will teach you the process.

If you think about it, this makes sense. People who want to learn how to lead a syndication are often motivated by things like a dead-end job, so they’re more likely to shell out the big bucks for a program to help pave the path forward. Hence, there are more resources out there for that audience.

Passive investors, on the other hand, then to have a range of motivations for finding investment opportunities, and rarely are they urgent. Many would-be passive investors are happy with their jobs but want to build some passive income, or just find a way to have their money work harder for them than it does in a savings account.

Many passive investors don’t have a burning fire under them that they urgently need to put out, and some may not yet grasp the power of passive income or investing in real estate.

This is why I think it’s especially important for there to be a one-stop-shop for this audience, to remove the hurdles as much as possible and to help them see the potential opportunities ahead of them.

Presenting…Passive Real Estate Investor Academy

Through the blogs and videos we create here at Goodegg, we attempt to chip away at the lack of educational resources for passive investors, but it’s not enough.

That’s why we’ve set out to create a single comprehensive one-stop-shop for people who are looking to invest passively in real estate syndications.

Today, we’re proud to present Passive Real Estate Investor Academy. This comprehensive online course will be packed full of content for people who want to learn how to invest passively in real estate syndications.

The content will be geared toward the perspective of the passive investor, not the person who wants to lead a syndication. The entire course will be led directly by us, sharing our wisdom and experience and walking through real deals.

What the Passive Real Estate Investor Academy Covers
Through Passive Real Estate Investor Academy, we hope to cover the A-to-Z, soup-to-nuts, everything you need to know to invest confidently in a real estate syndication, including:

  • Why invest in real estate syndications in the first place
  • How to define your personal investing goals
  • People involved in syndications
  • How to find and vet sponsors
  • What to look for in an investment opportunity
  • What returns to expect
  • What risks are involved
  • How to research markets
  • The step-by-step process of investing in a syndication
  • How to compare different real estate syndication deals and find the ones right for you
  • Legal docs and terms you need to know
  • Your role as a limited partner investor
  • Tax considerations for the passive investor
  • And much more

This won’t just be a glossary of terms, and it won’t go as deep as the programs aimed at sponsors-to-be.

 

This course hits the sweet spot in the middle.

Just enough information so that you can go into a syndication with eyes wide open and having asked the right questions so you feel fully ready and confident, yet not so much as to overwhelm you with the technical details.

Accelerating Your Learning Curve
Through our personal experience, and through helping our investors through the process, we’ve realized that there can be a steep learning curve to becoming a passive investor in a real estate syndication, especially if you have little to no prior real estate investing experience.

Many investors take six months or more (depending on time invested) to get to a place where they feel comfortable and confident investing in their first real estate syndication.

During that time, their money is sitting idle, collecting 1% interest in a savings account.

Through this course, our hope is to shorten that timeline for you, to fast-track your learning, so that you can feel confident sooner. Leverage our experiences (and mistakes!) so that you can more quickly get to a place where you can invest confidently in a real estate syndication and start building real wealth for your family.

How to Sign Up
You can go to the enrollment page to learn all about the course, contents and format, what to expect, pricing, and more.

Let’s Change the World, One Investor at a Time

You might have seen us say, in various posts and articles, that we want to change the world, one investment at a time. However, in order to fuel this movement, we know we need to meet investors where they are.

This means that we’re not just helping those investors who are already investing in real estate syndications, but those who might not even know that such a thing as passive income exists. Those who have never invested in real estate before. Those who are just starting to think about building wealth for their families.

We’re passionate about the impact that value-add real estate syndications can have on the lives of our investors, as well as on local communities. Why? Because we’ve seen this impact firsthand. And it can be life-changing.

So, we hope you’ll join us as we change the world together, one investor at a time.

Sign up now for Passive Real Estate Investor Academy:
https://www.passiveinvestoracademy.com/

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