Nomad Calculator 3

The Nomad Calculator 3™ is both a powerful real estate deal analysis tool plus the world’s greatest portfolio analysis and modeling software.

It can replace what I consider to the be the world’s greatest real estate deal analysis spreadsheet that my best friend, Brian Williams, created. In fact, I borrowed heavily and often from Brian’s spreadsheet when I was building the Nomad Calculator 3™.

But, the Nomad Calculator 3™ is far more than just a deal analysis application. Nomad Calculator 3™ allows you to model your entire real estate portfolio to see how the properties you currently own will perform over time and interact with each other.

For example, it will allow you to see if the positive cash flow from some of your properties will offset the negative cash flow on other properties.

Of course, the Nomad Calculator 3™ allows you enter in the properties you currently own. But, it also allows you to model future real estate purchases.

For example, you could use it to forecast how the Nomad investing model of buying 1 house per year would perform. Or, model buying a property every 6 months. It also allows you to model buying properties at irregular intervals like two houses the first year, then one more 14 months later, then three more the next year… well, you get the idea.

The Nomad Calculator 3™ doesn’t just track your Houses though. It also allows you to track Accounts like the balance of your LLC bank accounts, your investment accounts and retirement accounts.

It allows you to see how not investing in real estate at all will perform. That way you can compare investing in real estate to investing in various other investing strategies like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities or even bitcoin.

But keeping track of Accounts adds new interesting dynamics to modeling your real estate investing.

For example, we can buy additional Houses when Accounts have enough for another down payment. Or, we can choose to maintain a certain balance in an Account but use any surplus to pay down on a mortgage or invest in stocks.

We do this, and even more advanced modeling, by using Rules. Rules manipulate Houses and Accounts.

When we have a group of Accounts, Houses and Rules we call that a Scenario.

You may have a Scenario where you buy 1 house a year, every year for 10 years. You may have another Scenario where you buy 1 house every other year for 20 years.

The Nomad Calculator 3™ allows you to compare these two Scenarios to see how they compare in their performance.

You can look at things like overall net worth and bank account balances, but you can also see how they cash flow comparatively. Or, see how the debt paydown on each compares or how your overall return on investment or cash on cash return on investment compares.

You can compare any number of different Scenarios to see which plan will achieve your desired investing goals.

Nomad Calculator 3™ can answer questions that no other deal analysis application can answer. Questions like:

  • What impact will saving more money have on my real estate investing and overall investing plan?
  • What impact will rising interest rates have on my real estate investing and overall investing plan?
  • How sensitive is my portfolio and plan to interest rate changes, rent changes, property value changes or changes to dozens of variables?
  • How will buying a new property (or two or three) impact my overall investing plan and goals?
  • Should I invest more in stocks or real estate? What percentage should I invest in each?

And this is just the start… there are easily thousands of other questions that can be answered with the Nomad Calculator 3™; it is, by far, the most sophisticated portfolio analysis software available on the market.

The Nomad Calculator 3™ allows you to model almost an unlimited number of Scenarios. Basic Scenarios are easy to setup, interpret and compare to other Scenarios. However, the Nomad Calculator 3™ can model extremely complex and nuanced Scenarios that be challenging to setup.

We are also planning to add monte carlo modeling to the Nomad Calculator 3™ to allow us to do multi-variate testing of very complicated Scenarios to show probabilities of expected results.

Membership Levels

The following are the membership levels available for professionals wanting to operate a profitable real estate investor group in their local market and work with real estate investors.

These membership levels are typically for the follow professionals that want to start and run their own real estate investor group to work with more real estate investors in their local market:

  • Real estate agents and brokers (since James is a Real Estate Broker, there is an emphasis on this group)
  • Mortgage brokers and lenders
  • Accountants and CPAs
  • Insurance agents
  • Financial advisers and planners
  • Property managers
  • Contractors
  • Title insurance reps
  • Attorneys
  • Hard money lenders
  • Real estate investors, wholesalers and bird dogs

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Rental Application Evaluation Criteria

When we teach the Tenant Screening class, we strongly encourage you to use written Rental Application Evaluation Criteria when processing each applicant to make sure you are compliant with Fair Housing Laws. This is a sample of written Rental Application Evaluation Criteria for you to edit and use—with the help of your own attorney—in your business.

A special thank you to Brian Williams who shared his Rental Application Evaluation Criteria with our local investor club. The Rental Application Evaluation Criteria below is from him. Thank you Brian!

Here are images showing the newest version of a sample Rental Application Evaluation Criteria.

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