Online Creative Deal School

Wednesday Nights 6:00 – 7:30 Central
March 8th-April 12th, 2023

      If you’re a fan of creative finance deals (and if you’re not, what’s wrong with you?? They’re awesome!!) and you’re always looking for ways to hone your understanding and abilities, you’ll love this free (members only) series of online workshops with mega-creative investors Vena Jones-Cox and Bill Cook.

       It’s 6 sessions that each dig into one important benefit, skill, or aspect of making creative deals. Register for the entire series; if you miss a week, you’ll get the recording to add to your personal deal structuring library.
       But you should attend “live” if you can, both because that’s your chance to ask all your questions and because …
       No matter what, you should register, because you’ll get more of both the big picture of how creative deals work AND detailed instructions about the best ways to find, negotiate, evaluate, and close lots of kinds of creative deals.


Wednesday, March 8th: The Best Ways to Buy with No Banks (or hard money lenders or qualifying) in 2023. ONLINE Creative Deal School with Vena Jones-Cox and Bill Cook. A 6 Wednesday night class series to show you how to negotiate, evaluate, and structure deals with sellers, partners, and private lenders

Wednesday, March 15th: Yeah, but What Do I Offer? Online Creative Deal School Week 2: How Much Can I Offer? Vena and Bill show you the logic of deciding how much MORE you can offer a seller when your offer is a creative one.

Wednesday, March 22nd: How to Talk to Sellers About Financing Their Properties for You. Online Creative Deal School Week 3: How to Talk to Sellers About Creative Deals. Learn what to ask sellers to decide whether a creative offer is the right one for them, and how to show them the benefits (not “convince” them or “talk them into it”)

Wednesday, March 29th: Creative Deals with Private Lenders and Partners. Online Creative Deal School Week 4: Creative Deals with Private Lenders and Partners. Vena and Bill will show you CREATIVE ways to work with private lenders (so you’re not paying hard money rates or giving away ½ of your deals)

Wednesday, April 5th: How to Pick the Right Creative Deal Structure for YOUR Property. Online Creative Deal School Week 5: How to Pick the Right Structure. There are so many creative deal structures, from subject to to partnerships. Learn to evaluate which is right for any given deal.

Wednesday, April 12th: The Technicalities that No One Teaches. Online Creative Deal School Week 6: Getting Your Deals to the Closing. Theory is one thing; understanding how to actually CLOSE a creative deal is another. You’ll learn about the due diligence and documents this week.


March Main Event

How To Do Real Estate Investing While Still Working A Day Job

REGISTER HERE – Free for members!

5:30 Break Out Sessions
Ask The Pro – Justin Cutler
Real Estate 101 – Sam Warf / Rural investing

7:00 Main Event
If you’re working a full-time day job, then investing on the side can be a challenge. You’re balancing family, friends, work, daily tasks, getting enough sleep, and you only have so many hours in the week to do it all. Face it, you still think you can do it all, but how can you be the best YOU at the same time? Is it tough sometimes? Do you wonder how others do it? Some people just seem like super-humans with the amount of things they can get done. How do they do it? We’ve assembled an amazing panel of 5 adept ‘plate spinners’ who manage a crazy schedule to share their best secrets with us at the March Main Event.

– Brian Bailey started investing in 2011 while working full time as a commercial insurance broker. He rehabbed and flipped to build up capital, and then transitioned into buying long term rentals. In 2017 Brian quit his job and went full-time into real estate. On Monday Brian will share how he decided when it was time to quit, and what he needed to have lined up before he turned in his notice.
– Jim Roberts is an attorney who sues people to recover money and/or property. Jim practices in the area of debt collection, residential evictions and property recovery in state and federal bankruptcy court. Jim’s practice includes business law, corporate formation, real estate litigation and probate matters. Jim’s done raw land and commercial, residential, and a 130 acre farm in Dickson.
– Bernard Smith serves as the director of administration for Pillsbury Nashville, where he manages and coordinates operational needs for attorneys and staff. Bernard is responsible human resources, office administration and facilities management. Bernard is also the President of Middle Tennessee Association of Legal Administrators and secretary for REIN. Bernard is a proponent of the Buy and Hold strategy with single family homes.
– Frank Woods’s corporate life has him responsible for requirements, development, deployment, training, support, and measuring KPIs. Frank works from home with the flexibility (and challenge) of managing his own calendar. He’s set up supporting investing businesses and gotten his General Contractor license. Frank’s looking to scale his investing to replace his W-2 income.
– Brian Buckelew runs a tree cutting business now, but his background is Child Development, Neuro Development, ministry, and more. Brian seeks off market buys for passive income through institutional and creative financing, short-term rentals, long term rentals, and flips with owner financing. Brian’s got some time and mindset management tips for us.

REGISTER HERE – Free for members!

Online Master Class: How to BRRRR in a Higher-Rate, Lower-Rent Market


Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat (BRRRR) has been a cookie cutter strategy to buy more cash flowing rentals for decades, but it’s been a real buzzword for the last 5 years, with low interest rates and ever-increasing rents. Now that those days are over, we’re bringing an investor with decades of experience BRRRRing in both hot markets AND cold to show you the 5th “R”—how to do it RIGHT. If your goal is to own so many cash flowing rentals that you don’t have to work anymore, you need to be here.

Members $47, non-members $97, Express Success Members Free – Get details at

This class is live on Zoom, so you don’t have to leave your couch to learn, to ask questions, and interact with our experts and fellow wealth seekers, and it’s all recorded, so you’ll get a download for your library.

February Main Event

Al Williamson – How to Create a Profitable Extended Stay Airbnb in 30 Days Using None of Your Own Money


Monday February 13th
5:30 – 8:30 PM
5200 Franklin Pike, Nashville TN

Many AirBNB hosts are facing strict city ordinances and licensing requirements that severely limit their ability to make extra income. You may be one of them. But there’s still hope. At our meeting you will discover how you may be able to generate the same above-market income by providing AirBNB as extended-stay rentals. Many people are even able to boost their cash flow enough to replace their W-2 jobs using the information Al will be sharing.

Al’s going to cover the tips and techniques he’s used in many different modes of real estate investing, including turning around inner city houses and neighborhoods, an inexpensive way to avoid costly plumbing issues, why vacancy is a function of marketing, and how he makes money off of corporate rentals even when he doesn’t own the property.

1 – Discover how to instantly know if your market is suitable for making a fortune with extended stay rentals.
2 – Uncover the secret to securing a “workforce rental” and furnishing it with/without using your own money.
3 – Hear how to make a furnished rental more findable so you can maintain a 95% occupancy all year-round.

Online Masterclass: How to Do High Profit, Low Hassle “Repair for Equity” Deals

Saturday, February 11th
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Vena Jones-Cox


    If you think that the perfect exit strategy would look something like this:

  1. LOTS of customers want it
  2. You can do it little or no money down
  3. Almost none of your competitors do it
  4. It generates high returns, passively, over a LOOONG period of time
  5. You don’t have to do any rehab
  6. You don’t have to do any ongoing management or maintenance
  7. It helps build your community, and helps people in your community who otherwise have no real chance of owning a home of their own, to build wealth…

You need to be at this all-day Zoom class about how to DO that strategy. It’s called Repair for Equity, and your instructor, Vena Jones-Cox, has done it hundreds of times. You’ll know how to do it, too, but only if you register HERE to get your link and manual!