Due Diligence

Through a detailed research process, ensure every deal you do is as safe and secure as possible so you have a positive financial outcome.


Nathan Tabor

Nathan Tabor has been involved in commercial real estate since 2006. He has flipped over $52 million dollars of apartments, raised over $1 million from private investors, and has authored several real estate books. Nathan is also a real estate consultant and life coach, having worked with thousands of individuals across the US on real estate investing and work-life balance. Nathan is an entrepreneur, businessman, speaker, business consultant, life coach, adjunct professor, and founder of Handling Life.


Due diligence can be the life saver that keeps your deal afloat or lets you know when to back out of seeming perfect deal. Nathan Tabor instructs on this critical topic and teaches how to conduct a detailed investigation, including interviews and document collection. Develop your eye for details and apply common sense to every real estate investment. Understand the necessary steps during each of the three major components of due diligence: pre-offer, offer accepted and after closing. Nathan suggests checklists and worksheets to guide you through any size property transaction, from residential to commercial. Know the legal and government regulations, how they affect your deal and what you can do to protect your investment. Learn what environmental factors to consider and what paperwork to you need to collect or create. Ensure every deal you do is as safe and secure as possible so you can take control of your financial future.

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    Learn what you already know and what new topics will be covered in this course.

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    Disclosure, Instructor Background, and Class Expectations

    Instructor Nathan Tabor introduces himself and gives the studio audience a brief definition of what due diligence is as well as what to expect in the course.

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    Class Expectations Continued

    A deeper look into why due diligence is needed in real estate and how it serves to benefit you.

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    • 4

      What is Your Goal and Are You Analyzing It?

      Why are you getting involved in real estate? Financial freedom, more time with family? The instructor shows how practicing due diligence will help you reach your goal.

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      What is Your Niche?

      Finding your niche is all about determining what type of real estate you’d like to be involved in and how much risk you are willing to handle.

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      How are You Finding and Funding Deals?

      The instructor shows the studio audience why it is important to know how you are finding and funding deals before jumping on a deal and putting your offer out there.

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      Pre-Offer Due Diligence

      What are some things you can do to make your offer appealing to others? Nathan shares with the audience some tips that make all the difference.

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      Submitting the Offer

      This segment covers what sort of documentation you should have access to when submitting your offer on a property.

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      Offer Accepted and What do You Renovate?

      Your offer is accepted, now what? Should you renovate the property? Mr. Tabor explains how there is not a secret formula to knowing if, and when, to renovate.

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      The instructor gives the audience an example of costs associated with a deal. Also, an audience member shares their own experience with unexpected costs.

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      Inside Walk Around

      This segment covers key things to look for when doing your due diligence on the inside of a property.

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      Inside Walk Around II

      More information about what to look for when inspecting the inside of a property.

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      Inside Walk Around III

      Even more information about a property walkthrough. The instructor also defines “grandfathering” and how that can impact your due diligence walkthrough.

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      Inside Walk Around IV

      This segment wraps up inside walkthroughs, where the instructor highlights some not-so-obvious things to look for inside the home.

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      Residential Or Commercial?

      The instructor asks the audience what type of real estate they are interested in, residential or commercial.

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      Outside Walk Around

      Nathan explains what you should look for when inspecting a property from the outside, as well as the importance of walking the roof on a house.

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      Third-Party Due Diligence

      Sometimes you need an expert to identify potential issues you’re not familiar with. This segment highlights certain types of experts and why they are needed.

    • 18

      Quiz Time

      Nathan gives the audience a fun quiz while demonstrating that “knowing the pattern” is essential to being successful in real estate.

    • 19

      How To Create an Investor Packet

      A proper investor packet that includes essential information is crucial to attracting investors. Nathan breaks down what a good investor packet should contain.

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      Creating an Investor Packet Continued

      More information from the instructor about creating the perfect investor packet.

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      What are Your Biggest Challenges

      The lack of money was the biggest concern for audience members. However, the instructor demonstrates how there is actually a bigger challenge for most people other than money.

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      Legal Due Diligence

      This segment covers legal issues to look for that may be a hassle when closing on a property or shortly afterwards.

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      Legal Due Diligence Continued with a Word of Advice

      Additional information about legal due diligence and also a personal word of advice when getting into this business.

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      Government Resource Due Diligence

      What types of government information and documents can you use to perform due diligence? This segment covers the different types of records you can use and how it is possible to gain access to them.

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      Government Resource Due Diligence Continued

      Even more information about government resources at your disposal.

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      Government Resource Question and Answer

      The instructor answers questions from the studio audience about disclosures and syndication.

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      Environmental Due Diligence

      This segment provides some different examples about what types of challenges can come from environmental concerns and how to properly deal with them.

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      Environmental Due Diligence Continued

      Nathan shares information about more environmental concerns including water pollution, asbestos and lead paint.

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      Paperwork Due Diligence

      What sort of paperwork do you need when closing or shortly closing? The instructor tells the audience where to find the paperwork and how to obtain it.

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      Paperwork Due Diligence II

      More information about paperwork due diligence, including tenant applications and estoppel certificates.

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      Paperwork Due Diligence III

      Information about vendor contracts and appraisals that you may wish to have access to.

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      Paperwork Due Diligence IV

      The instructor covers bank statements, rent rolls and personal property certificates.

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      What You Can't See And Random Due Diligence

      Nathan shares a personal story about being aware of potential issues and things you cannot see.

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      Before Due Diligence Ends

      Before your due diligence ends, it is up to you to let the seller know about any issues you have with the property. The instructor provides his insights about what steps should be taken when notifying a seller about potential problems.

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      After Closing Due Diligence

      You closed the deal. Who is now going to manage your property? This clip includes information about the importance of determining this information ahead of time.

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      Final Thoughts and Question & Answer

      Nathan shares some closing thoughts and answers audience questions.

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