Jumpstart For Individuals

Whether you’re part of an existing Jumpstart Program or want to get started on your own, here is what you need to know.

Want to apply to attend a Jumpstart Training Program? Find a program near you

To start your own Jumpstart Program, start here.

The Seven JumpSteps of Real Estate Development

JumpStep 1: 

Create a Development Strategy & Identify Your Team

Explore why it’s wise to invest in a given neighborhood. Assess risk and rewards. Become aware of your expectations. Determine the best strategy for you.

JumpStep 2: 

Source a Property

Where and how to find properties, and what you need to know about an Agreement of Sale.

JumpStep 3: 

Do Your Due Diligence

Consider all possible strengths, weaknesses, and liabilities. Find out the zoning classification. Develop a list of “comps.” Determine financial feasibility. 

JumpStep 4: 

Find Your Financing

Identify funding sources. Secure a loan. Use a long-term real estate investment strategy for “buy and holds.”

JumpStep 5: 

Develop Design & Procure Permits

Create a scope of work. Understand the 3 levels of renovations. Determine what approvals you need.

JumpStep 6: 

Customize Construction

Actively manage the construction process. Work with contractors. Troubleshooting: when everything goes wrong.

JumpStep 7: 

Lease/Manage/Sell Your Property

Market to lease your property. Market to sell. Lease to tenants. Retain tenants: Keep them happy and the cash flowing.

Jumpstart Training Materials

Training Workbook

This 60-page workbook covers the basics you'll need to get started in the exciting world of real estate development.

Powerpoint Presentation

These 35 slides provide an overview of the Jumpstart Training Program and accompany the workbook.


Useful Resources and Downloads