Our Martin Luther King style dream – for our renovation courses online
In true Martin Luther King style, Bernadette Janson shares, “l have a dream”.
It is to have the most effective, enriching and inspiring of all the renovation courses online. As a result, I like to be engaged with the live projects being undertaken by our students of The School of Renovating. Being active with renovators is the best way to make a difference and share the power of renovating.
The challenge has been that it has usually been my personal projects. This has been a bit too theoretical and I think you learn more when you have skin in the game.
I was contemplating this when an idea came from one of our students and financial planner Mary Benton. Mary suggested we ask our community to pool resources to fund our teaching project for our renovation courses online.
Call-out to our renovation courses online community
We received 20 applications from interested students who might want to invest and learn on a real renovation project.
Ultimately 14 community members from The School of Renovating joined the circle submitting a combined $1,175,000 in funds.
We worked to establish the legal documentation and set up a bank account. And then we were off and running.
My dream does not end there; I have some lofty hopes for this Class Project concept:
- Make the experience of being a member of our community richer
- Give our students a practical working example of the $100k cosmetic plus system we teach in our renovation courses online.
- Provide one-on-one mentoring experience for one of our Wonder Women Renovators
- Stop lining the banks’ pockets and line our students’ pockets instead
The Big Kahuna for our Class Project Renovations
Ultimately my dream is to contribute to multiple projects in multiple locations, utilising multiple strategies and each conducted by one or more of our community of Wonder Women Renovators.
Finding the first Class Project to Renovate
We were keen to renovate a house because usually it is easier to make more profit and the market in Sydney makes our budget prohibitive, so we decided to turn our search to Newcastle.
Implementing the Class Project Plan
The next step was to find a suitable property and apply our $100k Cosmetic Plus renovation system from our renovation courses online.
You can follow our reports and updates to see how this project evolved and turned out. It was not always easy-going, pandemic and lockdowns included!
And we are very proud of the end result and the rich learning experiences we had along the way. We hope this Class Project story inspires you to get involved in fulfilling your own Reno dreams.