Lease Options

Enlarge your long-term investments holdings and assist frustrated sellers when you know how to successfully manage lease options.

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Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is a real estate investor and a licensed real estate agent with more than 30 years of experience! His businesses specialize in fix and flip, property management, wholesaling, land-lording and traditional real estate services. He has found success in residential, land and light commercial real estate transactions. He loves speaking and is willing to share his extensive wealth of knowledge with you, allowing inexperienced investors to benefit from his financial success!


"The king of Buy & Hold real estate investing is here to teach you the best strategies for building a real estate portfolio of long-term holding properties. You will also learn how to maximize your return on investment on each property by selling them over time using the lease option strategy. Go in-depth on how a Lease Option differs from a standard lease agreement, what types of different lease options are commonly used, and the best ways to put options to work for you. Learn how this powerful strategy can open up potential properties and projects that may not have been a viable investment under other strategies. Gain access to more buyers and sellers that may feel there simply is no solution for their problem. Understand contract requirements and legal issues surrounding lease options to ensure you avoid problems and common pitfalls in this powerful tactic.  Creative strategies like Lease Options can open up more potential investments, maximize profits by maximizing sales price and create a loyal network of clients for the future.

  • 01


    This Pre-Assessment is to raise awareness of your current knowledge level and give you a glimpse of the information covered in this course.

  • 02

    Introduction & Dodd Frank

    Chris, an investor who has years of experience with lease options, discusses how the recent Federal regulations affect real estate investors and lease options.

  • 03

    Economics, Markets & Lease Options

    Personal experiences and examples of how different market situations and economics play a hand in your investment decisions.

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    • 04

      Markets & Lease Options

      Chris continues the discussion of markets and their effects on lease options.

    • 05

      Housing Factors & Lease Options

      HVAC, plumbing and electrical are three of the vital components of a property.

    • 06

      Taxes & Legal Considerations

      Chris shares examples to demonstrate the necessity of a reliable support team.

    • 07

      History of Housing & Exit Strategies

      The passage of time influences real estate and every investor needs to have a plan and an exit strategy.

    • 08

      Option Motivations & Deposits

      Understanding motivations aids in setting costs and specifying actions.

    • 09

      Floating or Fixed

      Setting terms and costs for lease options.

    • 10

      Types of Options

      Options to purchase and sell are two of the six option types explained by Chris.

    • 11

      Types of Options & Ownership Changes

      What is the difference between an assignment of sale and a contract sale?

    • 12

      More Ownership Changes

      Chris answers questions from the live studio audience and finishes up details about ownership changes.

    • 13

      Why Don't People Like Lease Options?

      Lease options tie up your cash and you adopt the responsibilities of a landlord.

    • 14

      Lease & Purchase Contracts

      Two different documents, with different purposes, both of which are necessary.

    • 15

      Federal Statutes

      More about the Dodd-Frank Act and the SAFE Act, and how they effect lease options.

    • 16

      Federal Statutes, Continued

      Chris extends the discussion of the DF Act and explains some of its consequences.

    • 17

      Federal Statutes, Continued

      The DUMMI Clause and other ways around the DF Act are thoroughly explained.

    • 18

      Lease Option, Simplified

      This discussion boils it all down to the most important details.

    • 19

      Lease Options, The Big Tax Break

      Chris leads the class through an example to examine the tax benefits of a lease option.

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    This Post-Assessment is to measure your increased knowledge and see how much information you have retained from the course.