Roofstock Academy

Learn How to Build Passive Income Through Real Estate Investing

Roofstock Academy is a focused training program that's designed to help you successfully acquire, own, and manage real estate investments. Learn from our experience and skip the costly mistakes that plague many new investors.



Let’s face it, many investors dream about creating a six-figure stream of passive income from real estate, but most get stuck at different points along the way.

They know that investing in rental properties is an amazing way to build wealth, enjoy a steady and growing stream of cash flow, and secure substantial tax benefits. But many are either too intimidated to get started or simply lack the knowledge and connections to grow their portfolios over time.

We get it. Investing in real estate can be challenging, especially when you’re just getting started. Over the years, we’ve heard every reason under the sun as to why people are hesitant to start down the path of real estate investing...

  • How do I save or borrow enough capital to get started?
  • How do I avoid costly mistakes and risks that may hurt my returns?
  • How do I create a system for analyzing deals that is devoid of emotion?
  • How do I gain the confidence to recognize and land deals that meet my objectives?
  • How do I source and purchase investment properties with strong yields in more affordable parts of the country?
  • How do I know if I’m picking the right properties in the right areas?
  • How do I grow my portfolio of rental properties more quickly?

So what can you do? You typically have three options:

  1. You can do nothing and just forget about this whole real estate investing dream.
  2. You can get started on your own, make some mistakes, and learn things slowly as you go along.
  3. You can leverage the experience and knowledge of investors who have created a repeatable and successful process for analyzing, acquiring, and managing rental properties.

Option three is why we built Roofstock Academy.

Roofstock Academy is a hands-on, actionable, and proven program created by active investors who have seen it all and enjoy sharing their best practices. Our coaches are a diverse group with a wide range of experience in real estate investing. Some of our coaches have helped large institutions acquire tens of thousands of properties, while others have built large portfolios of single and multi-family properties on their own. Whether you’re going from 0 to 1, 1 to 10, or 10 to 100 doors, Roofstock Academy will help you level up and meet your goals.

Roofstock Academy Offers You:

  • Extensive library of on-demand, online, and interactive lectures
  • 1-on-1 coaching to give you personalized feedback and guidance to achieve your investing goals
  • Community of people with similar goals and investing experience
  • Group coaching to get your most pressing questions answered by experienced investors
  • Personalized investment playbook
  • Opportunity to use this course as a tax deduction
  • Exclusive Slack channels, forum access, and so much more…

Meet Your Coaches

Tom Schneider

Tom Schneider is a Real Estate Broker and investor with over ten years of personal and professional investing experience. Tom specializes in applying systems and technology for massive scale and previously led product development at Starwood Waypoint Homes. Tom holds a Masters Degree in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelors Degree from UC Berkeley.

Michael Albaum

Michael has 10+ years as a real estate investor. As part of his personal portfolio, he’s purchased SFRs, condos, traditional multifamily, multifamily value add, as well as NN and NNN leased buildings. Having grown up around the insurance industry and having spent nearly a decade in the commercial property insurance sector as a professional fire protection engineer, Michael has a unique insight into property insurance as a whole as well as physical building systems.

Take a sneak peak at just some of what's available inside the Academy:

Investment Strategies Every Investor Should Know
The 7 Step Investment Plan
How to Analyze Deals, Run The Numbers, and Read a Pro Forma
Should You Invest Local or Long Distance? The Pros and Cons of Each
What You Need to Know About Buying an Occupied Property vs. a Vacant One
The Simple Epic Plan to Building $100K in Passive Income
The Power of Debt to Help You Grow Your Portfolio
The Types of Risk in Real Estate Investments & Proven Ways to Limit Them
How to Use Online Tools to Appraise a Property
Market Overviews and How to Choose a Market Based on Your Investing Goals
How to Submit & Negotiate a Winning Offer
Criteria & Process For Selecting a Lender & Property Manager

What You’ll Get As a Roofstock Academy Member

On-Demand, Online Lectures
1-on-1 Coaching
Roofstock Marketplace Credits
Personalized Investment Playbook
Exclusive Member Content
Members Only Community Forum on Slack
Invitation to Local Meetups
Access to Direct Message Our Coaches

See What Others Are Saying About Roofstock Academy

“I can read stuff in real estate investment books and on the internet, but I have a lot of questions and need to trust someone and here you can find people that you can trust”

Eugene K, Mastery Member

“It’s a jumpstart. You go from 0-100 in 1 month instead of one year.”

Andrea D, Mastery Member

“I didn’t realize the questions I could ask and the potential savings I could make. I’m so glad I signed up for this course. I’m learning a lot!”

Reggie E, Mastery Member

“The Academy is already paying for itself in saving tens of thousands of potentially lost dollars to being poorly educated. Each coaching session builds confidence. Understanding what a "good" versus "bad" deal looks like is getting easier each meeting.”

Matt K, Mastery Member

Roofstock Academy is for you if...

  • You want to build a portfolio of profitable rental properties with fewer management issues and tenant problems.
  • You want to avoid the risks and mistakes that most people learn the hard way.
  • You want access to the strategies and resources needed to select winning properties in winning areas.
  • You want to learn how to buy out-of-state properties and manage them from a distance.
  • You want a team of experienced investors alongside you to help you vet deals and achieve your goals.
  • You want access to a community of investors just like you, helping each other to solve problems and identify opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Roofstock Marketplace credit?

As a Roofstock Academy member, we offer you credits to cover a certain number of Roofstock Marketplace fees (up to $500 per transaction) should you choose to acquire investment properties through Roofstock. Note that once you apply your first credit, the money-back guarantee no longer applies.

How do the coaching sessions work?

The 1-on-1 coaching sessions are designed to give you personalized feedback to help you reach your investing goals. Each coach draws upon significant personal investing experience to help you develop a customized roadmap for your investment plan. During each call, you can come prepared to ask specific questions, work on developing your investing goals, or discuss property acquisition, financing, insurance, or anything else on your mind.

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It's a completely self-paced online course with additional resources that are growing all the time. You decide when you start and when you finish.

Is membership a one-time cost or a subscription?

Membership in Roofstock Academy is a one-time charge, unless you've selected an installment payment plan. Once you join, you'll have ongoing access to all of our training materials, personalized coaching, and community resources.

Is this course only for investors who want to buy property through the Roofstock marketplace?

No. This course was built to help anyone invest in real estate, regardless of where and how you decide to purchase property. Our coaches have bought properties from all types of sources and will work with you on whatever approach best meets your individual needs and preferences. Of course, if there's a Roofstock property that catches your eye, we'll be happy to show you how the process works.