About This Course

Blog Style Instruction - Open House Labs

  • What To Look At

    Learn to pay attention to what's really important in an investment property. What things should you freak out about (and run)!?

  • Repair Costs

    Learn to evaluate repair costs. What's expensive and what's easy.

  • Make an Offer

    You'll know when to offer and your offer will be informed by the work that you already know needs to be done

Course curriculum

    1. About This Class

    2. The Home Purchasing Process

    3. What Does An Home Inspector Do?

    4. Assignment 1: Home Inspection Report

    5. The Actual Transaction

    1. What Characterizes a Neighborhood or Home as Lower, Middle or Upper Class?

    2. Staging

    3. What is "Design"?

    4. Researching Homes

    5. Evaluating Real Estate: Numbers vs Observation

    6. Assignment 2: Preparing Your Spreadsheet

    7. Assignment 3: Preparing Dropbox

    1. Structural Stability

    2. Flooring Types

    3. Windows

    4. Roofing

    5. Gutters and Downspouts

    6. Siding

    7. Assignment 1: Structural Evaluation

    8. Structural Evaluation Quiz 1

    9. Structural Evaluation Quiz 2

    1. Rough Work vs Finish Work

    2. Dry Wall

    3. Water Damage

    4. Plumbing

    5. A Word on Mold

    6. Assignment 2: Dry Wall, Water, Plumbing Evaluation

    7. Dry Wall, Water, Plumbing Evaluation Quiz

    1. Garage

    2. Driveway and Walkways

    3. Patio & Deck

    4. Yard & Fence

    5. Assignment 3: Garage & Yard Evaluation

    6. Garage & Yard Evaluation Quiz

    1. Glossary

    2. FAQ

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Barry Hegrenes


Barry "Bear" Hegrenes has been an educator since graduation from college where he gained Bachelor's degrees in Psychology, English and Education and was licensed as a secondary (high school) educator for the Minnesota Public Schools with a minor in coaching. His entreprenurial spirit pulled him away from teaching high schoolers, though he remained active in athlectic coaching for many years, having been a multi-sport collegiate athlete himself. After an 18 year career in insurance claim and litigation management, Barry worked as the Risk Manager for one of the 40 largest cities in the US. While working the "day jobs," he focused like a laser on investments and retirement, achieving that goal at the age of 51 and quickly accelerating his net worth to over $1,000,000. Like many in real estate, Bear started with a basic residential rental property, then another and then a duplex. He survived the 2008 real estate crash because he was not leveraged in debt. He has since branched off into Deeds of Trust (lending) and property flipping (as an active lender/partner) in four (4) different states in the US. As Barry's experience and wealth grew, he has been a mentor to other real estate investors and is frequently asked to speak or be a presenter at investment conferences throughout the greater Phoenix Valley. Watch and learn from the Bear !!

Jenn Flaa


Jenn Flaa a serial entrepreneur with deep roots in technology and a passion for music. A kind of Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, if Hyde can be a rocker chick/song writer/author instead of a lunatic! She started her career as an engineer at NASA and a stint in Silicon Valley as a Quality Assurance Manager. She then started her first company, Vettanna. Its first job was to setup the QA department at eBay and train testers. Vettanna now provides IT Staffing, Projects and Consulting. She recently started The Bird Commission to deliver online & live training. Jenn sings and plays flute in three bands. Urban Fiction is a predominately 80s rock/dance band, The Zippy Katz is vintage jazz, and Wild Life Drive is poolside fun. She is a public speaker and is the author of "The Happiness Handbook: Living Your Extraordinary Life", "White Fawn" and a contributor to "Storm Stories: Hurricane Ian".