Real Estate Start School

A Repeatable System to Find, Finance, & Buy Your First (or Next) Real Estate Deal

This course is closed for enrollment.

Ready for Your Real Estate
Investing Breakthrough?

Get un-stuck and gain momentum with your real estate ventures. Real Estate Start School helps you accomplish that goal with a customized plan, step-by-step guidance from me (Coach Carson), and ongoing support from a community of fellow real estate investors. And when you close on your next property, I'll also be the first one in line to give you a virtual high five!!

Hi, I'm Chad Carson

Learning to Buy Good Deals Was My First (& Best!) Investing Decision

In 2003 right after college, I began investing in real estate full-time. I had a LOT to learn, but I spent most of my time the first years learning to find, finance, and buy good real estate investing deals.

By 2007, I had learned enough to purchase 33 deals in one year.

Back in the beginning, I didn't yet know how to remodel, rent, or sell real estate. But because I learned the valuable skill of buying good deals, I was able to make money and grow upon a solid investing foundation.

Since we started, a business partner and I have purchased well over 100 real estate deals, including flips and rentals. And today we've used this real estate income and wealth to achieve financial independence.

I created this course to share what I've learned through 18 years in the school of hard knocks.

Learn How to Find Good Investments,
Get the Money You Need, & Close the Deal

By the end of Real Estate Start School, you will:

  • Develop a customized real estate plan for YOU: Like picking from a menu, this course will help you choose the unique real estate plan that will move you towards your financial goals.
  • Pick the right market for investing (local or long distance): You'll receive detailed instructions and a checklist so that you can make sure you have a profitable investing market, either locally or long distance.
  • Run the numbers to know you have a good deal: Real estate investing is a numbers game. So, you'll learn the most important formulas to confidently evaluate your next property purchase. Plus you'll receive the same deal analysis spreadsheet Chad uses on his deals.
  • Get the money to fund your deals: You'll learn the best sources of financing, both traditional and non-traditional (like seller financing and private money). And you'll get ideas to raise money for down payments and other cash needs.
  • Build a dream team to help you succeed: The right team will make or break your efforts, so you'll learn the most important team members, like real estate agents, CPAs, contractors, etc. You'll also learn how to choose the right ones.
  • Find good deals: Nothing else works in real estate investing if you can't find a good deal. You'll learn how Chad has consistently bought good deals year-in, year-out for 18 years - including 17 proven strategies in the grad course - Real Estate Deal Finder.

Follow the unique milestones within Real Estate Start School to avoid
overwhelm and make progress toward your real estate goals


How You Will Participate in Real Estate School

Real Estate Start School is designed to get you started with your next purchase. If you’re a relatively new investor and you’re looking for help with each step along the way, this is the course for you.

  • Work at your own pace with anytime access to eight distinct modules with over 55 videos, taking you from scratch to getting started with your real estate investing business.
  • PLUS active course sessions over 11 weeks give you the alternative to participate and learn with other students. And with lifetime access, you can repeat these active sessions each spring and fall as many times as you like.
  • Clear milestones & action items help you build momentum, teaching you how to a pick a target market, run the numbers, raise financing, build a team, and find those elusive good deals.
  • Regular group coaching & office hours with Chad give you an opportunity to ask questions and get advice both now and year-round (every Thursday at 8pm EST during active sessions)
  • Exclusive access to a student & alumni private online community to discuss the lessons, keep yourself accountable, and trade ideas with your fellow classmates and alumni of the course
  • Accountability groups & course TAs (teaching assistants) allow you to connect with like-minded investors at your same level while also getting support, accountability, and feedback from investors a little further along.
  • Bonuses help you go deeper, including a physical workbook, cheat-sheets, checklists, a series of special Expert Interviews with successful real estate investors, and textbooks and graduate courses to learn even more on subjects like finding good deals, rental property analysis, creative financing, estimating remodel costs, and more.
  • Lifetime membership to the course + community Pay once, repeat any part of the course, get future updates, and stay connected to the community for life.


Including these newest "Grad Level"
Real Estate Investing Courses:



Real Estate Start School is for those who want to use real estate to achieve financial independence but don't know the steps to get started (or restarted) with their next property.

You understand the power of real estate investing. You like the control it gives you to build wealth, generate income, and eventually make working for money optional. But real estate investing also has a lot of moving parts. Making progress can sometimes feel overwhelming (even if you bought real estate in the past).

Real Estate Start School is both the guide AND the supportive community you need to get unstuck, become confident, and move forward towards your next purchase. It's designed for local landlords, long-distance landlords, house hackers, flippers, or wholesalers. And it can help whether you're brand new or just getting back into the game.

You have LIFETIME ACCESS to Real Estate Start School.

We understand juggling the business of life. Starting to educate yourself now is a great first step.

You can self-pace the modules and when the time is right to buy your next deal, you have access to Coach and the community.


Every participant will be mailed our brand new


& Motivational "DO WHAT MATTERS" decals


(*Continental US only for physical workbook)


COACH CARSON CHARITABLE MISSION: 50% of Coach Carson, LLC profits are committed to charity.


Below are testimonials about Real Estate Start School and Chad's ability to help investors get started with real estate investing.

"Joining Real Estate Start School is one of the best decisions. Coach Carson made the classes simple and doable; so I was able to complete a chapter a week. Action items and goals were individually tailored.

Coach Carson is knowledgeable, a great listener and passionate about helping each student to be successful. Hands down, whether new at real estate or you want to step up your business, you'll want in on his coaching.

After my first year, I flipped one house, added a rental to my portfolio and closed a wholesale deal.

- Khristi Vee, Jacksonville, Florida

"This is a no-brainer just to buy the course ... because I don’t think I would’ve gotten started and done the action items without getting involved in Real Estate Start School. I would’ve just still been reading and wondering."

- Michael Nguyen, Philadelphia, PA

"After Chad’s course I had the knowledge, skill and most importantly confidence to go out and start making offers.

Since taking Chad’s course I have purchased one new property and just got another one under contract."

- Michael Temple, Toledo, OH

"The course is perfectly designed and is easy to understand and follow.

Chad follows through with his pupils and continues to keep in touch with alumni periodically and to offer additional materials and lessons. I feel that he really cares about his students."

- Victoria Torres, Silver Spring, MD




Don't get stuck in analysis paralysis or being a perennial student. Instead, start moving forward towards your next real estate deal. Taking action is your best teacher, and that's exactly what Real Estate Start School will help you do.


  • 5 Core Teaching Modules with over 55 audio and video files
  • An 80 page workbook mailed to your house (and downloadable) to keep you focused and on track
  • Guidance through the 8 milestones of Real Estate Start School so that you can measure tangible progress
  • Weekly Live Group Coaching/Office Hours with Coach Carson - ask anything and get personalized help
  • Past Office Hour Archives - 60 Q&A Sessions
  • An Authentic and Active Community
    • Inside the Course Online Community
    • In the comments of the course modules
    • In voluntary accountability groups groups that are split up by strategy (house hacking, local rentals, long-distance rentals, wholesaling/flipping)
  • Accountability Groups & TA's (Teaching Assistants) organized by real estate strategies (house hacking, local rentals, long-distance rentals, and wholesaling/flipping) allow you to connect, learn from, and have accountability with like-minded investors from around the country.
  • Bonus "Grad Level" Real Estate Training For More Depth on Critical Topics
    • Find Your Focus - Real Estate Investing 101 (value $50)
    • Real Estate Deal Finder (value $197)
    • Rental Property Analysis (value $125)
    • Creative Financing for Real Estate Investing (value $297)
    • Recession Proof Real Estate (Value $125)
    • How to Fix & Flip Houses For a Profit (value $50)
  • Bonus Physical Book
    • The Book on Estimating Remodel Costs, by J Scott (Value $25)
  • 5 Bonus Expert Interviews with leading experts


Behind the Scenes of Real Estate Start School

Coach takes you "Under the Hood" to experience what the course and community are really like


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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course. You decide when you start and when you finish each week. But each fall and spring enrollment you can participate in 10-11 weeks of regular group calls, accountability groups, and other events designed to help you make progress faster.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. And you get to join any group coaching calls offered to students anytime in the future.
Will I get access to the full course all at once?
Yes, everything is available immediately.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What are the Group Coaching & Office Hours calls like? When are they?
I use an online meeting software called Zoom.us which lets you see and hear me (Coach) via video. And then you can participate by listening, chatting, and talking over your computer or phone. All calls are recorded for later listening. For now the calls are every Thursday at 8pm EST. The call usually starts with a topic for 10-15 minutes, and the rest of the time (up to 1.5 or 2 hours) is 100% your questions and discussions.
Do I need a lot of cash to get started in real estate investing?
It depends. But your start will certainly be easier if you've saved up cash for down payments and other upfront expenses. With that said, Chad began real estate investing with $1,000. This course will teach you strategies if you have a lot of funds or if you don't.
Will this real estate information work in high-priced markets? What about outside of the U.S.?
High-priced markets have their challenges and benefits. A key lesson in the course will address evaluating whether your market is good for investing or whether you should invest out of town. The general investing and business principles will work in any location. But real estate laws are very local, so you'll certainly need to have local expert advice before moving forward.
Why are you teaching and selling a course if you already achieved financial independence with real estate investing? What's your motivation?
Important question! And the answer has a couple of parts. I do everything at Coach Carson - from the blog, to podcast, to videos, to a paid course - because I LOVE teaching. I also love real estate investing and I'm good at it, but I feel called to be a teacher. It's my vocation and a deep passion. I charge for the course because it requires more of my time than simply writing articles, recording podcasts, or recording videos. And I also want to use the revenue to make Coach Carson a sustainable business - like paying for people to help me do things so that I can focus on teaching. The emails, admin, editing, and website stuff alone have become a big commitment! Plus ... starting in 2019, I committed to contributing 50% of all profits from Coach Carson, LLC to charity. As this education business grows and becomes more successful financially, I'd like it to also be an engine to make a difference socially (Charitable Mission: https://www.coachcarson.com/charitable-mission/). So, in addition to getting an education and buying properties that make a profit for yourself, you're helping me to change the world for the better!
What do I do if I need help?
If you need help with something related to the course, please contact [email protected] Thanks!

"To sum up Chad in 4 words- Character, Knowledge, Accomplished, and Intelligent."

"I have known Chad Carson as a fellow Investor and in my capacity as Director of Education for the Metrolina Real Estate Investor's Association in Charlottte, NC since 2008.

I cannot fail to stand in awe of Chad's accomplishments and consistency as a real estate investor. Our organization has had him in to teach on various subjects, and he has invariably covered the subject thoroughly, entertainingly, and at a level incredibly appropriate to the subject audience.

As a coach and mentor, that is where Chad really shines- he can take an Investor making $75K per year and help him get his business to the next level of well over $6 figures, but can just as easily adapt his level of instruction to help a brand new Investor do his or her very first deal without overawing, overloading, or burdening them with information that is at that level superfluous. You will find this quality well-nigh nonexistent among those who coach other investors. To sum up Chad in 4 words- Character, Knowledge, Accomplished, and Intelligent.

- Lou Gimbutis, Charlotte, NC

"This is a no-brainer just to buy the course ... because I don’t think I would’ve gotten started and done the action items without getting involved in Real Estate Start School. I would’ve just still been reading and wondering."

"I was like 'ok, yeah - this is a no brainer just to buy the course.' I really like the way Chad teaches, really down to earth. He makes real estate investing really approachable and possible. Because I don’t think I would’ve gotten started and done the action items without getting involved in Real Estate Start School. I would’ve just still been reading and wondering.

First, from like a psychological perspective, I liked how right from the start Chad was like ‘don’t worry about being perfect, just pick a number, pick a day, and just do it. That really set the tone for the entire course. A lot of what’s stopping me - and I’m sure a lot of people - is the need to be perfect. It cripples you and paralyzes you.

And then I really liked figuring out my why - I want to have income flowing while I’m traveling and just enjoying myself. It’s my big why.

And I also liked picking my financial independence goal … Chad said to just pick a number, it could change. That gave me a huge sigh of relief. I thought I had to be perfect and figure it out with a ton of unnecessary math. So, I just picked a number - $60,000/year - and most of it would be passive income.

And just looking at properties and evaluating them and seeing if they were a deal was huge for me. I don’t think I would’ve done that myself. I liked the simple math - the cash on cash return, net income after financing. It’s cool … when I first started doing it, it took me forever because I wanted to be good at it and I wanted to be right. But at this point not even 2 weeks after doing it a little bit every day, I’m really fast at it. It’s just gotten a lot faster and a little more intuitive. So, that’s cool. It’s really rewarding to see that.

If you’re like me and you were just wondering about real estate investing and if there was a perfect time, there is no perfect time, really. Just do it now.

The way Chad coaches you, he takes you step-by-step. You have an action item after each lesson. And that’s why I’ve been taking it really slowly - I really want to take the time to do the action item, because every time I do it I feel like I’m taking a huge leap forward and building a foundation that’s going to be great for years to come.

- Michael Nguyen, Philadelphia, PA and Tokyo, Japan

Video Testimonial - Michael Nguyen


Real Estate Start School comes with a 30-day 100% money back guarantee. I pride myself on high quality programs that actually work…if you put the work in. Meaning, if you do study the material and do the action exercises, good things happen. If you don’t do it, nothing good happens.

If within 30 days you are unhappy for whatever reason just email our customer support. We stand behind Real Estate Start School 100%.

This course is closed for enrollment.