Retire Using Real Estate Investing™


University Classroom Instruction on Real Estate Investing Strategies


DFW-Area College Campuses: UTA, Tarleton Fort Worth, and TCC South


Multiple Convenient Dates Offered in throughout Spring, Summer, and Fall

Real estate investing is an excellent way to build wealth for retirement.

 It is also a great way to diversify your portfolio as well as provide an income stream that will take you through retirement. From tax strategies to negotiation techniques, this class has everything you will need to be successful at Real Estate Investing.

Register today to learn how to:

  • How to create an Investment Plan and Timeline
  • The Tax Benefits of Real Estate investing
  • How to create “Mailbox Money” for your retirement
  • How to Build Wealth using Leverage
  • How to Negotiate the best price
  • The Best Types of real estate to invest into
  • How to create an Investment Plan and Timeline
  • The Tax Benefits of Real Estate investing
  • How to create “Mailbox Money” for your retirement
  • How to Build Wealth using Leverage
  • How to Negotiate the best price

This course features classroom-style instruction that encourages questions, and a textbook with examples and interactive material that is yours to keep.

Learn tools used by professionals to build your personalized Real Estate Investing Plan. Classes are led by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  and REALTOR® who fill the who fills the presentation with valuable information as well as real-life examples. 

Discover “Big Picture” Strategies that give you the opportunity to learn about the many aspects of real estate investing and how they work together to build a successful retirement plan. 

A complimentary, private one-on-one consultation is optional for those who have questions that are more personal in nature. This consultation is available for class attendees only, but is not required.

Request the official Retire Using Real Estate Investing™ Course Catalog to get all the class details for this semester.

Class Outline and Syllabus:

I. Introduction

Investing in Real Estate is a pathway to building wealth and designing the retirement of your dreams. Creating a plan of action and understanding what your objectives are will be crucial as you prepare for your journey. 


  • Course Outline
  • Objectives
  • Resources

II. Who Should Invest

Successful real estate investing requires certain attributes and skill sets. This chapter will define those attributes and skill sets so that you will be well prepared before you start investing. Additionally, it will provide action items that you can take now to improve your position so that you reduce risk in the future and increase the chances of success.


  • Preparation
  • Investor Profile
  • Know Your Numbers
  • Goal Setting

III. What to Invest Into

Real estate offers many different types of property opportunities to invest into. This chapter explains the different types to help you determine which types would be right for you, as well as which opportunities to avoid.


  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Farm and Ranch
  • Land Development
  • Pooled Investments

IV. How to Invest

Learning how to invest will be key to your real estate success. This chapter will teach you professtional strategies for how to invest, how to evaluate new opportunities, access funding options, and negotiate to win the properties you want.


  • Strategies
  • How Not to Lose Money
  • How to Evaluate Properties
    • Income Approach
    • Market Value Approach
    • Replacement Value Approach
    • Due Diligence
    • Formulas
  • Funding
  • Ownership Types
  • Buiding a Team
  • Negotiations

V. Where to Invest

Location, Location, Location! The area in which you purchase will have a substantial effect on the value you receive when you sell your property. This chapter will educate you in ways of sourcing, developing your buying areas, and growing your Real Estate knowledge and skill set.


  • Sourcing
  • Develop Your Areas
  • Develop Your Knowledge and Skill Set

VI. Best Time to Invest

Just like the economy, real estate markets are cyclical. With the right tools, you can significantly reduce your risk and help protect your investment. This chapter will teach you market indicators and other tools to help you successfully invest throughout different cycles of the market.


  • Supply and Demand
  • Market Indicators
  • Time Horizon

VII. Post-Purchase Considerations

Once you have purchased your investment, now the real fun begins. This chapter will teach you, step by step, what needs to happen post-purchase including rehabbing, leasing, accounting, tax filings, and property management.


  • Rehabbing
  • Leasing
  • Accounting
  • Tax Filings
  • Property Management Company vs. Self Manage
  • Next Steps

Our new financial education semester starts soon! Get all the information you need on courses, new topics, class dates, and college locations.

Is this class for you?

This class was written for all levels of real estate investors. For those just getting started, this class will provide the foundation that you need to ensure your success. For those that are veteran investors, this class will provide tools and resources to help you become more efficient and more profitable. This class is written in an easy-to-understand format so that no matter your level of investing experience, you will be able to understand and follow the information being taught.

This course is taught by industry-leading financial professionals. Meet your instructors:

Josh Strittmatter

Josh Strittmatter, CFP® CRC®

Josh has been teaching Retirement Planning and several other financial subjects at local colleges and universities since 2010. His passion is education, and he believes knowledge and financial literacy are important for everyone.

Adrienne Rowell, REALTOR®, Real Estate Manager

Adrienne Rowell, REALTOR®, Real Estate Manager

Adrienne Rowell is a Texas Licensed Realtor® and Property Manager. She has been in the real estate industry since 2014 and enjoys applying her knowledge and experience to teaching. She enjoys empowering others with real estate education so that they can make good investment decisions. 

2023 Spring Class Date Schedule:

Thursday, June 1st

Retire Using Real Estate Investing™

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

TCC South Campus

Thursday, June 8th

Retire Using Real Estate Investing™

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

UT Arlington

Thursday, June 15th

Retire Using Real Estate Investing™

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

UT Arlington

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