Real Estate Events/Seminars/Training

Feel free to register for any of the events, training sessions or seminars listed below. We look forward to helping you learn more about buying, selling and investing in real estate.

  • September 3, 2014
    • Understanding the Economics of Rental Units - Lon Welsh

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, September 3, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St, Denver, CO 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: In this class we discuss the rental profit and loss model, review the latest rent and vacancy trends by neighborhood and discuss any other apartment-related questions you might have. This is a great chance to learn rental unit financials from an investor who owns 50 units in Denver Metro.

      Please RSVP to cheri@yourcastle.org.
      *Please park on the side streets.

    • Home Inspection 101: An In-Depth Overview - Stephen McSpadden

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 8:00 pm, September 3, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., Denver, CO 80210 (Basement Room A)

      Description: This class will give you an overview of the residential home inspection process from the viewpoint of a long time structural engineer home inspector. There is a special attention paid to areas of interest for Colorado and Front-Range homeowners and homebuyers. Stephen McSpadden is a registered Structural Engineer and will spend some additional time discussing structural and foundation problems and their related causes.

      Please RSVP to Stephen at lmnur2@comcast.net.

  • September 4, 2014
    • Stop Overpaying Your Taxes: Tax Strategies for Agents and Brokers - Scott Estill

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 2:30 pm, September 4, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: If you are a real estate agent/broker, you are likely overpaying your taxes every single year. In this 90 minute live seminar, Attorney and noted tax expert Scott M. Estill will teach you many tax strategies to make sure you stop giving the IRS any more financial gifts every year!

      Here is what we will cover:
      • Business entity considerations (corporation, LLC, etc.)- tax and asset protection issues
      • Income and employment tax considerations with a real estate business
      • Maximize “fun” business deductions- meal, entertainment, travel, etc.
      • How to maximize automobile and other valuable tax deductions
      • Retirement plans and your business- don’t miss out on this excellent tax strategy
      • Hiring family members- shifting income
      • Keep proper records so missed deductions are a thing of the past
      • IRS audit issues for real estate agents/brokers
      • Question and Answer session

      Please RSVP to JWickham@estilllandlong.com.

  • September 8, 2014
    • Investor Mastermind - Charles Roberts & Terry Wenze

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, September 8, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: Join us for an open forum mastermind session on investing in metro Denver real estate. Bring lots of questions and get them answered by experienced local investors!

    • Denver Metro Real Estate Market Trends - Charles Roberts

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 8, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St., Denver CO 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: This class provides an analytical overview of the major real estate trends in our Denver Metro residential market, specifically honing in on the Denver sub-market. Property records and data are reviewed at many different levels (neighborhood, zip code, town, region, etc.) in order to gain a deep understanding of the local real estate conditions. In addition, we compare historical data with current economic data to try to predict what lies ahead. You will leave this session with a solid understanding of the residential and income housing market in and around Denver and which areas have had the best and worst appreciation. This class is a MUST for anyone who’s ever been asked, “How’s the Market?” This class comes with 2 free CE Credits.

  • September 10, 2014
    • Ninja Business Planning Class - Monica Graves

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, September 10, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO. 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: Make the 2nd half of 2014 your best year yet! It takes about 60 days for the Ninja System to start showing results so plan to attend!

      You will learn how to:
      * Create a continuous flow of buyers and sellers
      * Increase your income per hour
      * Deliver great customer satisfaction & referrals
      * Generate a higher "net" not just a higher "gross"
      * Build your net worth as well as your net income.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

    • Low Down Payment Options for Your Clients - Joe Massey

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Ends: 1:00 pm, September 10, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: In this class we’ll show you several different options to help your clients purchase properties with very little money down. We’ll be focusing on primary residence properties (see our other investment property classes to learn how to buy rental properties for no money down). We’ll cover FHA, VA, DPA, CHFA, USDA and some other great loan programs that you can share with your buyers. If you have customers who want to buy a house but are worried because they don’t have 20% down, then this class is for YOU! We’ll show you how to buy with $1000, no money down and how to even get money BACK at closing.

      1 Free CE Credit

      Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org

  • September 11, 2014
    • Rental Properties, Taxes and the Law: What you Don‘t Know May Cost You - Scott Estill

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 2:30 pm, September 11, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: If you own one or more rental properties, you are likely missing many tax planning opportunities to reduce what you owe to the IRS.In addition, leasing properties to tenants adds new layers of legal complexities to your investments.In this 90 minute live seminar, Attorneys Scott M. Estill and Peter McFarland will teach you many of the most valuable strategies to make sure you stop overpaying your taxes and remove many of the legal difficulties that can arise with renting properties.

      Here is what we will cover:
      • Business entity considerations (corporation, LLC, etc.)- tax and asset protection issues
      • How to maximize automobile and other common tax deductions with rental properties
      • Understanding depreciation with your rental property
      • Maximize tax losses with real estate professional designation
      • Section 1031 exchanges and how they fit in your overall tax plan
      • Common pitfalls found in “ready-made” standard leases
      • Essential elements every lease should contain
      • Evictions and the law- the rules every landlord must understand
      • Question and Answer session

      Please RSVP to Please RSVP to JWickham@estilllandlong.com.

  • September 16, 2014
    • HUD Class - Monica Graves & Krista Allard

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, September 16, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St, Denver, CO 80210, Suite 412 (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: In this class we will review the process for showing HUD homes, bidding on HUD Homes and successfully closing a HUD home. We have arranged for a Local Listing HUD Agent, to attend the class for all your HUD questions. You will leave with the knowledge of how it all works with the updated electronic bidding system.

      Please RSVP to Mgraves@yourcastle.org.

    • Investing for the Longterm – The Sure Path to Real Estate Wealth - Charles Roberts

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 16, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO (Basement Room B)

      Description: Investing in a long term rental portfolio can be one of the best ways to ensure you have a strong financial future. In this class Charles will discuss a broad range of topics to help you determine whether building a portfolio makes sense for you. Topics include: 1. Comparing different types of rental properties; 2. Picking the right property for you; 3. Financing options; 4. How to do a simple cash flow analysis; 5. Whether to manage your own property or use a property manager; 6. Real Estate Tax advantages; 7. Mistakes to avoid; 8. Assembling the right team. And much more! Come with lots of questions and learn whether creating a portfolio of properties makes sense for you.

      Please RSVP to croberts@yourcastle.org.
      *Please park on the side streets.

  • September 17, 2014
    • Mold - Marshall Mayer

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 2:00 pm, September 17, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St, #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Mold exists everywhere. Almost every house has some small concentrations of it somewhere without effect. However, when there is concentrated damage to materials your health can be affected. People are extremely aware that some molds can cause damage or effect health and they want to know about it in their homes. Insurance companies sense that claims can result from mold and set high standards for testing and remediation, even if there isn’t significant mold present.

      This class will cover: Characteristics of mold how it grows and soces, how to control it, remediation and how to put this in perspective for a client.

      This Class is good for 1 CE Credit

      Please RSVP to marshall.mayer@pillartopost.com.

    • Carbon Monoxide - Marshall Mayer

      Starts: 2:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 17, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St, #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Carbon Monoxide is dangerous. This class will cover not only the dangers of carbon monoxide but also discuss CO2 poisoning, signs, causes and how to prevent it. We'll also go over detectors: how to use them, where to place them, and everything you need to know.

      This Class is good for 1 CE Credit

      Please RSVP to marshall.mayer@pillartopost.com.

    • Denver Metro Real Estate Market Trends - Charles Roberts

      Starts: 5:30 pm

      Ends: 7:30 pm, September 17, 2014

      Location: 950 Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, CO.

      Description: This class provides an analytical overview of the major real estate trends in our Denver Metro residential market, specifically honing in on the Denver sub-market. Property records and data are reviewed at many different levels (neighborhood, zip code, town, region, etc.) in order to gain a deep understanding of the local real estate conditions. In addition, we compare historical data with current economic data to try to predict what lies ahead. You will leave this session with a solid understanding of the residential and income housing market in and around Denver and which areas have had the best and worst appreciation. This class is a MUST for anyone who’s ever been asked, “How’s the Market?” This class comes with 2 free CE Credits.

    • Fix & Flips - How to Find, Finance and Sell your Fix & Flips - Terry Wenze, Traivs Sperr & Joe Massey

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 8:00 pm, September 17, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., Denver, CO (Basement Room B)

      Description: If you are currently working on fix and flip properties (or you want to start working on FNFs) then this class is a “must-see” for you. In this two hour class we will cover how to find good properties, how to finance the property (often with no money out of your pocket) and then we’ll show you how to get the home sold and financed to the end buyer. There are numerous pitfalls in fix and flip properties and we will show you how to identify these issues, avoid the problems and ultimately come out with a profit.

      Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org or Travis@pinefinancialgroup.com

  • September 18, 2014
    • Choosing the Right Entity for Your Real Estate Venture - Scott Estill

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, September 18, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: How can a real estate investor ensure that all investment assets are protected in the event of a lawsuit? In this educational 90 minute live seminar, Attorneys Scott M. Estill and Peter McFarland will explain the many choices you have with respect to structuring your real estate business and help you decide which entity is best for your situation. In addition, you will learn how to plan for future contingencies, including disability and death, and protect your hard-earned assets.

      This seminar will cover:
      • The use of a C or S corporation with respect to your real estate venture
      • How a Limited Liability Company fits into the overall plan
      • The pros and cons of each entity and how to choose
      • Tax issues with entity structuring
      • IRS audit statistics for each entity
      • Estate planning potential for business entities
      • How gifting can transform the business entity into an estate planning opportunity
      • How to integrate insurance into the overall business plan
      • Buy-Sell Agreements and why your business probably needs one
      • Question and Answer session

      Please RSVP to Please RSVP to JWickham@estilllandlong.com.

    • Making the Most of Your Home Inspection: Straight from the Inspector’s Notebook - Beth Baker Owens & Wade Willamson

      Starts: 12:30 pm

      Ends: 2:30 pm, September 18, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St, Vail Conference Room, Denver CO 80210

      Description: Buyers, Sellers, Agents, and Investors learn marks of a qualified inspector & a thorough inspection. Get tips on reading standard reports. Learn how to find a good inspector. Determine which other areas you may want to have inspected beyond the usual inspection. Consider how the inspection is viewed by all parties: the buyers, the sellers, the contract, the inspector, so you can make the most of your inspection and win “round 2 of the negotiations”. We’ll include several common inspection items you can anticipate here in the Denver Metro area. Wade Williamson of Axium Inspections will present from his Inspector’s notebook.

      RSVP TO: Beth Baker Owens at BethBakerOwens@yourcastle.org

  • September 22, 2014
    • Real Estate Trends & Fix & Flip Financing - Charles Roberts and Kevin Amolsch

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 22, 2014

      Location: Belmar Library: 555 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO.

      Description: Join us for this great double-header where Kevin and Charles will be teaching two classes: Real Estate Trends & Fix & Flip Financing.

      Real Estate Trends:
      This class provides an analytical overview of the major real estate trends in our Denver Metro residential market, specifically honing in on the Denver sub-market. In addition, we compare historical data with current economic data to try to predict what lies ahead. You will leave this session with a solid understanding of the residential and income housing market in and around Denver and which areas have had the best and worst appreciation. This class is a MUST for anyone who’s ever been asked, “How’s the Market?” This class comes with 1 free CE Credit1.

      Fix & Flip Financing:
      Is financing stopping you from being as successful in real estate as you want to be? Do you understand the ins and outs of real estate finance? If the answer is no, come to this great class and learn from an expert that is practicing what he teaches.

      Kevin Amolsch of Pine Financial Group will walk you through the financing options available to fund your fix and flips and help you make the right decisions to increase profits and returns while reducing risks. There is more than one way to skin a cat and some methods don't require cash or credit.

      Please RSVP to Kevin@PineFinancialGroup.com

  • September 24, 2014
    • How to Finance Condo Properties - Joe Massey

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Ends: 1:00 pm, September 24, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: We get a lot of questions about condo financing and often hear people who think that you cannot purchase a condo unless you pay cash for the property. This could not be further from the truth and this class will focus on clearing up the rumors and misconceptions of condo financing. We’ll show you the specific requirements for Conventional, FHA and VA financing on condo properties. We’ll also teach you about the distinction between a condo and a townhouse, this is an important variable that many agents are not familiar with. Join us for a great class to show you new opportunities and new property types that your customers can take advantage of.

      1 Free CE Credit

      Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org

  • September 25, 2014
    • Home Design for Investors: Buy, Renovate/Rebuild & Sell Everything You Need to Know- Patty Rhodes

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 25, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., Denver, CO (Basement Room B)

      Description: This class is for people who want to create a design plan for fix and flips, additions, pop tops and new construction projects.
      This class will cover:
      -How to create home designs that will sell quickly
      -Discuss how different neighborhoods have different styles
      -Discuss different floorplan layouts and how they've changed today
      -What the current trends in design are by looking at magazines and websites
      -Types of renovations: Straight Flip, Addition, Pop-top, new construction and multi-unit
      -Look at currently finished projects and discuss what homes sold for the highest price and did the renovations they made get them the best price

      Please RSVP to PRhodes@yourcastle.org.

    • 7 Tips to Maximize Your Flips - Terry Wenze

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 8:00 pm, September 25, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., Denver, CO (Basement Room B)

      Description: As we experience improved market conditions in Denver area real estate, the rehabbed resale is gaining popularity to serve the move-in ready housing market. In fact many say that Denver is in a housing shortage. Rehabbing a distressed property for resale in today's changing market requires patience and constant attention to the many moving pieces. Conventional lenders and appraisers continue to be over cautious and can kill your deal. In the down market, the inspector community got much better at finding issues in a rehabbed home. As profit sensitive investors, having tools in your bag to address these unforeseen obstacles can make the difference between a winning or losing project. In this presentation, we will go through 7 areas of a rehab project that can cause issues and provide tips for addressing the unforeseen. We will cover everything from preparing the home for sale, negotiating offers, handing inspection and the closing.

      Please RSVP to twenze@comcast.net.

  • October 1, 2014
    • Ninja Selling Classes - 9 Week Session - The Game of Life - Monica Graves

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, October 1, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St., Denver, CO. (Basement Room B)

      Description: In this first session, we will review how to increase your income per hour and how to become an “On Purpose Realtor”. We will discuss the 3 keys to success: Mindset, Skillset and Actions. We will learn how to create more value by learning Ninja Principle # 1 – Stop Selling and Start Attracting. Our Goal is to help you to increase your Gross Commission Income (GCI) by 20% or more above Market.

      Please RSVP to monica@remonica.com.

    • Real Estate Agent's Guide to HomePath Properties - Joe Massey

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Ends: 1:00 pm, October 1, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Do you know what HomePath properties are and how HomePath can make for great investment deals? Your clients can purchase a primary residence with as little as 5% down, no appraisal and no mortgage insurance. HomePath is also great for investment properties, only 10% down and no appraisal and no mortgage insurance. There is also a Rehab Loan for HomePath properties which allows you to finance up to $35,000 towards renovations on your properties. HomePath is a great opportunity for your clients to buy properties with very little investment and minimal competition. Join us for this class and we’ll teach you how to utilize this program to get more deals for yourself and your clients.

      1hr CE Cert Free

      Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org

  • October 7, 2014
    • Investor Mastermind - Charles Roberts & Terry Wenze

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 2:30 pm, October 7, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: Join us for an open forum mastermind session on investing in metro Denver real estate. Bring lots of questions and get them answered by experienced local investors!

  • October 8, 2014
    • Ninja Selling Classes - 9 Week Session - Being in Flow - Monica Graves

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, October 8, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St., Denver, CO. (Basement Room B)

      Description: Ninja Principle # 2 – Business Strategy: Focus on The People Who Know you. Learn the NINJA NINE – Habits for Success in “Getting the Business”.
      Learn the 5 keys of a successful Business Plan.

      Please RSVP to monica@remonica.com.

  • October 9, 2014
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, October 9, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 1: Pre-listing interview. Rehearse the questions for the pre-listing interview. Have the person playing the role of the seller call in on a cell phone.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • October 13, 2014
    • Denver Metro Real Estate Market Trends - Charles Roberts

      Starts: 5:30 pm

      Ends: 7:30 pm, October 13, 2014

      Location: 950 Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, CO.

      Description: This class provides an analytical overview of the major real estate trends in our Denver Metro residential market, specifically honing in on the Denver sub-market. Property records and data are reviewed at many different levels (neighborhood, zip code, town, region, etc.) in order to gain a deep understanding of the local real estate conditions. In addition, we compare historical data with current economic data to try to predict what lies ahead. You will leave this session with a solid understanding of the residential and income housing market in and around Denver and which areas have had the best and worst appreciation. This class is a MUST for anyone who’s ever been asked, “How’s the Market?” This class comes with 2 free CE Credits.

  • October 15, 2014
    • Ninja Selling Classes - 9 Week Session - How to Be Customer Centric - Monica Graves

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, October 15, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St., Denver, CO. (Basement Room B)

      Description: Ninja Principle # 3 -This session will review the 4-step sales process, explain the 3 unique characteristics of a Ninja and how to take con-trol of a conversation. And most importantly, ACTIVE LISTENING.

      Please RSVP to monica@remonica.com.

    • Creative Financing – How to sell more homes by understanding niche financing options - Joe Massey

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Ends: 1:00 pm, October 15, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St #412 (Vail Conference Room), Denver, CO 80210

      Description: In this class we will be teaching 4 niche programs that you can use to sell more homes and earn more commissions. In this low inventory environment you need every advantage to get your contracts accepted. By understanding and utilizing these financing options, you will have a leg up on your competition and you'll be getting better deals for your clients. Here's a sample of what we'll be teaching:

      - How to purchase investment properties with no money down and get positive cash-flows
      - How to save your clients THOUSANDS of dollars on 203k loans and shorten the 203k process by 60 days or more
      - How to tap in to your client database and show them that it is a great time to sell AND a great time to buy
      - HomePath properties (97% of agents are mis-informed about HomePath and are missing GREAT opportunities in this niche)

      *1 CE Credit is given for attendance to this class

      **Please park on the side streets

      RSVP TO: lending@yourcastle.org

    • Real Estate Negotiations - The Art & the Science - Charles Roberts

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, October 15, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., Denver, CO 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: Learning how to negotiate effectively is one of the most important skills you need to develop as a Realtor. This class will give you tips and techniques on how to better negotiate no matter what the stakes. It will describe what a negotiation is, explain the difference between negotiating and bargaining, give you the 6 cardinal rules of negotiation and describe the mistakes you always want to avoid when negotiating.

      Please RSVP to croberts@yourcastle.org.

  • October 16, 2014
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, October 16, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 2: Pre‐listing packet. Bring YOUR pre‐listing packet and be prepared to share.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

    • Preparing for the Unexpected - Marshall Mayer

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 2:00 pm, October 16, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St, #412, Denver, CO (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Prelisting inspection helps identify mandatory disclosure issues as well as give sellers opportunity to correct deficiencies.

      Issues covered include vendor disclosure, known major conditions, building permits and codes, wells, septic, sewer, roof, furnace and inspection process

      Please rsvp to marshall.mayer@pillartopost.com

    • Everything You Need to Know About Decks - Marshall Mayer

      Starts: 2:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, October 16, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Decks are used as an extension of the indoor living space for relaxing, entertaining and dining. A beautiful deck is a real asset to a home and therefore homeowners are anxious to jump on the opportunity to add the value to their home. The average homeowner can construct a deck in a weekend (depending on skill set). However, the quality, structural integrity and safety of the deck may vary.

      Topics covered; components of a deck, how to recognize a good deck, permits and codes, differences between safe and unsafe deck, materials and maintenance.

      This Class is good for 1 CE Credit

      Please RSVP to marshall.mayer@pillartopost.com.

    • Fix & Flips - How to Find, Finance and Sell your Fix & Flips - Terry Wenze, Traivs Sperr & Joe Massey

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 8:00 pm, October 16, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., Denver, CO (Basement Room B)

      Description: If you are currently working on fix and flip properties (or you want to start working on FNFs) then this class is a “must-see” for you. In this two hour class we will cover how to find good properties, how to finance the property (often with no money out of your pocket) and then we’ll show you how to get the home sold and financed to the end buyer. There are numerous pitfalls in fix and flip properties and we will show you how to identify these issues, avoid the problems and ultimately come out with a profit.

      Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org or Travis@pinefinancialgroup.com

  • October 22, 2014
    • Ninja Selling Classes - 9 Week Session - The Seller Process Part 1 - Monica Graves

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, October 22, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St., Denver, CO. (Basement Room B)

      Description: In this session we will discuss seller goals, basic principles in selling their house, the use of a pre-listing packet, the value of a pre-listing interview, overcoming commission questions. PART 1 of 2.

      Please RSVP to monica@remonica.com.

  • October 23, 2014
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, October 23, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 3: Listing interview. Practice the 16‐ Step seller process.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • October 25, 2014
    • Real Estate Investor Success Summit Fall 2014

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 5:00 pm, October 25, 2014

      Location: Red Lion Hotel - 3200 S. Parker Road, Aurora, 80014

      Description: The Fall Success Summit is the biggest and best Real Estate Investing event in the state and the largest Summit between California and the Mississippi! We don't have books or tapes to sell you; this is an information-packed and content-rich event with NO sales pitches.

      Join Pine Financial Group and Your Castle Real Estate on October 25 for this one-of-a-kind event. Due to the popularity of our post-summit happy hour this spring, we're bringing it back! We will even buy your first drink!

      We have been told over and over that this is the best event our guests attend all year. Please join us for another fantastic real estate education event with NO SALES PITCHES!!! You love choices, so we will have several speakers in breakout sessions, one great keynote and one killer expert panel so you can choose what you will learn all day.

      Here is just some of what you will learn:
      •How Hard Money is making it possible to make a seven figure income
      •The latest fix and flip trends from the trend experts in Denver
      •How to get started in real estate
      •Construction management systems that work
      •Lender Expert Panel
      •How you can quit working for the man and do what you love for the rest of your life

      Plus get a chance to network with local expert speakers, vendors and guests that can help you accelerate your business and become the super investor you have wanted to be.


      You love choices, so we will have several speakers in breakout sessions, one great keynote and one killer expert panel so you can choose what you will learn all day.

      Registration begins at 8:00 am and the action starts at 8:30. You will hear from a handful of hand selected experts with no sales pitches, period. We want to help you accomplish your goals. Please understand that we make our money doing deals not selling books and tapes.

      If you have joined us in the past for the Success Summit you know this is the must attend event in town. If this is your first time, come see why!

      Go to this link to Register For Only $10: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=g5m7t4cab&oeidk=a07e9n48sgg194902df

  • October 29, 2014
    • Ninja Selling Classes - 9 Week Session - The Seller Process Part 2 - Monica Graves

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, October 29, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St., Denver, CO. (Basement Room B)

      Description: In this session we will role play a number of proven seller scripts. We will practice dealing with pricing objections and commission negotiation.

      Please RSVP to monica@remonica.com.

  • October 30, 2014
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, October 30, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 4: Practice the listing interview again.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • November 4, 2014
    • TENATIVE: Denver Metro Real Estate Market Trends - Charles Roberts

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, November 4, 2014

      Location: Belmar Library TBD

      Description: This class provides an analytical overview of the major real estate trends in our Denver Metro residential market, specifically honing in on the Denver sub-market. Property records and data are reviewed at many different levels (neighborhood, zip code, town, region, etc.) in order to gain a deep understanding of the local real estate conditions. In addition, we compare historical data with current economic data to try to predict what lies ahead. You will leave this session with a solid understanding of the residential and income housing market in and around Denver and which areas have had the best and worst appreciation. This class is a MUST for anyone who’s ever been asked, “How’s the Market?” This class comes with 2 free CE Credits.

  • November 5, 2014
    • Ninja Selling Classes - 9 Week Session - The Buyer Process Part 1 - Monica Graves

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 5, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St., Denver, CO. (Basement Room B)

      Description: This session will explore the way a buyer thinks, how to interview a buyer, and how to explain to a new buyer, the process of purchasing a house. Learn the tips and techniques to narrow down the number of houses you will show. Part 1 of 2.

      Please RSVP to monica@remonica.com.

    • How to Purchase and Finance Rental Properties - Joe Massey & Justin Cooper

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Ends: 1:00 pm, November 5, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., Denver, CO (Basement Room B)

      Description: 1 Hour of CE Credit - FREE - One of the most frequently asked questions in real estate is “How do I purchase a rental property?” In this class we will cover the three most common ways that you can purchase and finance a rental property, we’ll cover the pros and cons of each and provide case studies for each scenario. We’ll cover how to purchase a property with no money down, how to finance an investment property and we’ll cover which scenario is the optimal purchasing strategy.

      Please note that a follow-up to this class will be titled “How to get your loan approved EVERY time.” Attendance at the follow-up class is strongly encouraged if you intend to take advantage of today’s rental market.

      Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org

  • November 6, 2014
    • Investor Mastermind - Charles Roberts & Terry Wenze

      Starts: 10:30 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 6, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: Join us for an open forum mastermind session on investing in metro Denver real estate. Bring lots of questions and get them answered by experienced local investors!

    • 7 Tips to Maximize Your Flips - Terry Wenze

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 8:00 pm, November 6, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., Denver, CO (Basement Room B)

      Description: As we experience improved market conditions in Denver area real estate, the rehabbed resale is gaining popularity to serve the move-in ready housing market. In fact many say that Denver is in a housing shortage. Rehabbing a distressed property for resale in today's changing market requires patience and constant attention to the many moving pieces. Conventional lenders and appraisers continue to be over cautious and can kill your deal. In the down market, the inspector community got much better at finding issues in a rehabbed home. As profit sensitive investors, having tools in your bag to address these unforeseen obstacles can make the difference between a winning or losing project. In this presentation, we will go through 7 areas of a rehab project that can cause issues and provide tips for addressing the unforeseen. We will cover everything from preparing the home for sale, negotiating offers, handing inspection and the closing.

      Please RSVP to twenze@comcast.net.

  • November 12, 2014
    • Ninja Selling Classes - 9 Week Session - The Buyer Process Part 2 - Monica Graves

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 12, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St., Denver, CO. (Basement Room B)

      Description: What to do when they say they want to think about it? We will role play several scenarios to help with this process. Practice soft closes with buyers.

      Please RSVP to monica@remonica.com.

    • Investing for the Longterm – The Sure Path to Real Estate Wealth - Charles Roberts

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, November 12, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO (Basement Room B)

      Description: Investing in a long term rental portfolio can be one of the best ways to ensure you have a strong financial future. In this class Charles will discuss a broad range of topics to help you determine whether building a portfolio makes sense for you. Topics include: 1. Comparing different types of rental properties; 2. Picking the right property for you; 3. Financing options; 4. How to do a simple cash flow analysis; 5. Whether to manage your own property or use a property manager; 6. Real Estate Tax advantages; 7. Mistakes to avoid; 8. Assembling the right team. And much more! Come with lots of questions and learn whether creating a portfolio of properties makes sense for you.

      Please RSVP to croberts@yourcastle.org.
      *Please park on the side streets.

  • November 13, 2014
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, November 13, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 5: Comparative Market Analysis. As a group, identify a property and each one of you will prepare a CMA for it. Compare notes and learn from each other.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

    • Denver Metro Real Estate Market Trends - Charles Roberts

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 13, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St., Denver CO 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: This class provides an analytical overview of the major real estate trends in our Denver Metro residential market, specifically honing in on the Denver sub-market. Property records and data are reviewed at many different levels (neighborhood, zip code, town, region, etc.) in order to gain a deep understanding of the local real estate conditions. In addition, we compare historical data with current economic data to try to predict what lies ahead. You will leave this session with a solid understanding of the residential and income housing market in and around Denver and which areas have had the best and worst appreciation. This class is a MUST for anyone who’s ever been asked, “How’s the Market?” This class comes with 2 free CE Credits.

  • November 19, 2014
    • Ninja Selling Classes - 9 Week Session - Negotiation Skills and Building Your Business With Referrals - Monica Graves

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 19, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St., Denver, CO. (Basement Room B)

      Description: Discuss the 3 Negotiation Games in Real Estate and know what game you are in and know the players. Learn the 15 Negotiation Skills to become a good negotiator. Become more aware of your situation.

      Getting referrals is the key to your business. We will show you how to teach the 10-20 most important people in your database exactly how to refer business to you. We will practice scripts to help you ask for referrals from your top contacts.

      Please RSVP to monica@remonica.com.

    • What Every Agent Needs to Know About Lending - Joe Massey

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Ends: 1:00 pm, November 19, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: 1 Hour of CE Credit - FREE - Do you get lending questions from your clients? Do you always have the same answer for them: "I don't know, call your loan officer." This class will give you the information that you need to answer your client’s questions and help them (and you) understand how the mortgage process fits in as a part of the entire real estate transaction. We will discuss all of the major loan programs, the pros and cons of each type of financing and all the specifics that you need to know to get more deals closed.

      Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org

    • Fix & Flips - How to Find, Finance and Sell your Fix & Flips - Terry Wenze, Traivs Sperr & Joe Massey

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 8:00 pm, November 19, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., Denver, CO (Basement Room B)

      Description: If you are currently working on fix and flip properties (or you want to start working on FNFs) then this class is a “must-see” for you. In this two hour class we will cover how to find good properties, how to finance the property (often with no money out of your pocket) and then we’ll show you how to get the home sold and financed to the end buyer. There are numerous pitfalls in fix and flip properties and we will show you how to identify these issues, avoid the problems and ultimately come out with a profit.

      Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org or Travis@pinefinancialgroup.com

  • November 20, 2014
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, November 20, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 6: Pricing objections—the Pit (practice the scripts in the Ninja Manual)

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

    • TENATIVE: Working With Investors 101 - Lon Welsh

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, November 20, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., Denver, CO (Basement Room B)

      Description: There are no silly questions in the intro class to understanding real estate investing. Learn about
      1 – What does a typical fix and flip (F+F) deal look like
      2 – How to win when there are multiple offers
      3 – What does a typical rental deal look like
      4 – Without getting bogged down in analysis, what makes for a good rental?
      5 – How to efficiently find and work with investor clients
      6 – What your investors can do to avoid common mistakes

      Please RSVP to Cheri@yourcastle.org

  • November 26, 2014
    • Ninja Selling Classes - 9 Week Session - Staying on the Ninja Path - Monica Graves

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 26, 2014

      Location: 1776 S Jackson St., Denver, CO. (Basement Room B)

      Description: In this session, we will summarize the Ninja Way and discuss the Ninja Scorecard for accountability. Become Masters -Ninja Principle # 4. We will Discuss the needed ways to stay on course and we will take a look at the past 9 weeks and how we have performed.

      Please RSVP to monica@remonica.com.

  • December 3, 2014
    • Underwriting Secrets that agents NEED to know! - Joe Massey

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Ends: 1:00 pm, December 3, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., #412 (Vail Conference Room), Denver, CO 80210

      Description: Do you have problems getting your loan or your client's loans approved? Whether you are purchasing an investment property or a primary residence, every loan requires 4 critical pieces in order for the loan to be approved. This class will cover these 4 critical elements of a loan and you will learn how an underwriter will review your loan and make a determination on approving your customers.

      1 CE Credit Free

      Please RSVP to Lending@YourCastle.org.

  • December 9, 2014
    • Ninja Business Planning Class - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, December 9, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO. 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: Make the 2nd half of 2014 your best year yet! It takes about 60 days for the Ninja System to start showing results so plan to attend!

      You will learn how to:
      * Create a continuous flow of buyers and sellers
      * Increase your income per hour
      * Deliver great customer satisfaction & referrals
      * Generate a higher "net" not just a higher "gross"
      * Build your net worth as well as your net income.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • December 10, 2014
    • Investor Mastermind - Charles Roberts & Terry Wenze

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, December 10, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: Join us for an open forum mastermind session on investing in metro Denver real estate. Bring lots of questions and get them answered by experienced local investors!

  • December 11, 2014
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, December 11, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 7: Commission objections—the Pit (practice the scripts in the Ninja Manual)

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • December 16, 2014
    • Ninja Business Planning Class - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, December 16, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., Denver, CO. 80210 (Basement Room B)

      Description: Make the 2nd half of 2014 your best year yet! It takes about 60 days for the Ninja System to start showing results so plan to attend!

      You will learn how to:
      * Create a continuous flow of buyers and sellers
      * Increase your income per hour
      * Deliver great customer satisfaction & referrals
      * Generate a higher "net" not just a higher "gross"
      * Build your net worth as well as your net income.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • December 17, 2014
    • Low Down Payment Options for Your Clients - Joe Massey

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Ends: 1:00 pm, December 17, 2014

      Location: 1776 S. Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: In this class we’ll show you several different options to help your clients purchase properties with very little money down. We’ll be focusing on primary residence properties (see our other investment property classes to learn how to buy rental properties for no money down). We’ll cover FHA, VA, DPA, CHFA, USDA and some other great loan programs that you can share with your buyers. If you have customers who want to buy a house but are worried because they don’t have 20% down, then this class is for YOU! We’ll show you how to buy with $1000, no money down and how to even get money BACK at closing.

      1 Free CE Credit

      Please RSVP to Lending@yourcastle.org

  • December 18, 2014
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, December 18, 2014

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 8: Negotiation Skills—the Pit (practice the scripts in the Ninja Manual)

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • January 22, 2015
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, January 22, 2015

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 9: Seller Follow Up - bring systems you are using for follow up once you have the listing. Rehearse the 5-Step calling process.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • January 29, 2015
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, January 29, 2015

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 10: FLOW. Bring your flow calendar and your weekly activity logs. Compare what is working.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • February 12, 2015
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, February 12, 2015

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 11: Ninja Mindset. Bring your daily ritual and your strategies to stay in the "performance quadrant".

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • February 19, 2015
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, February 19, 2015

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 12: Your business plan. Bring your business plan and share it with others.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • February 26, 2015
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, February 26, 2015

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 13: Buyer Interview - Practice the 10 step buyer process.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • March 12, 2015
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, March 12, 2015

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 14: Field Trip - Practice showing homes to a buyer

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • March 19, 2015
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, March 19, 2015

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 15: Closing Questions. Practice the Ninja "soft closing" questions

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.

  • March 26, 2015
    • Ninja Workshops - 16 Week Series - Monica Graves

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, March 26, 2015

      Location: 1776 South Jackson St., #412, Denver, CO. (Vail Conference Room)

      Description: Skills come with Practice. To help fully develop your skills, we recommend you participate in a weekly skills group. We recommend these groups consist from 5-8 people, meet weekly, have an agenda (topic), and engage in deliberate practice. This is not just a discussion group. It is a practice group.

      Week 16: Closing Questions. Practice the "Scratch Pad" (Practice Contract) close.

      Please RSVP to Monica@REMonica.com.