Jim Watkins has been a Real Estate Investor since 1999. He was unhappy with his career in corporate
America and decided a change was needed. Real Estate Investing became his new career.
After spending the past two and a half years with Addison based, Foreclosure Listing
Service, he accepted the chance to join Kaplan Professional Schools in March of 2006 as a TREC Certified Instructor.
With Foreclosure Listing Service, Jim served as
the Director of Mentoring, Senior Instructor, wrote and taught six different classes during his time with FLS.
addition to teaching three of his classes for MCE Realtor Credit for Kaplan, Jim recently opened his new DFW Mentor office
in Carrollton, where he teaches the following:
Flipping: Abandoned & Distressed Properties
Property Mgmt: ABC's of CYA
Real Estate Investing
101 - Free Class
Pre-Foreclosures: Success with Homeowners
Jim's personal successes in real estate investing has made him uniquely qualified to oversee and operate the Real Estate
Mentoring Program. The Mentoring program provides both personal and group mentoring to new and
experienced investors. With his personal investment experience and market knowledge, Jim shares invaluable insight and
strategies, which gives his students a leading edge on successful real estate investing.
Since Jim has been investing in real estate, he has gained personal
insight into the following specialized areas: pre-foreclosures, buying at public auctions, bank short sales, lease options,
warranty deeds, flipping, rehabbing, single-family and multi unit property management, mobile homes and his specialty
- Abandoned houses.
His style of instructing is very popular as he blends personal experiences, needed
information, student participation and common sense into an education his students can apply in today's Texas market.
His classes offered at Kaplan Professional Schools are TREC approved for
Realtor MCE credit.
In addition to classes he wrote, Jim teaches MCE Legal & Ethics on select
Re-Habbing in D/FW will seek as it's sponsors a wide viriaty of sponsors.
Only some of whom are:
Real Estate Agencies
Pest control services
Suppliers - Home Depot, Lowe's, etc.
Auto and truck dealers
Banks and Loan Companies
The carrier will be a high power independent TV Station such as Channel 39, and
the viewership will encompass the huge community of investors, and house flippers in the D/FW market as well as the addicted
reality show fan base of a large demographic in the TV viewing audience.
Continuing aggressive PR work in print, Internet post's (such as Craig's List),
presence at all of the well attended investment groups, intriguing trailers shown by the TV Station, and other venues of advertising
will insure that the entire TV viewing audience in Dallas / Fort Worth will be aware of the series.
There are definite national syndication possibilities in this series.
Production of this series will require a on-going budget of approximately $38,700
a week, production will be year round resulting in about 26 new shows a year at $77,400 each.