The Rental Academy

The most comprehensive program for finding, funding, analyzing, managing, and scaling your rental portfolio.

The newly updated Rental Academy is the only implementation program of its kind that not only shows you exactly how to buy your first property like a pro — but how to scale your portfolio (with other people’s money) and grow it into a multi-million dollar empire.

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Before I tell you all about this program, let’s talk about who this is really for…

The Rental Academy is for people who want more in life. You have no shortage of ambition but you are tired of being stuck in the rat race and are ready to start acquiring assets that allow you to live your life by YOUR design, make a whole bunch of money, and leave a legacy for generations to come.

Whether you’re…

  • A novice investor with a few rental properties who’s reached a very real ceiling that knows scaling your portfolio is your ticket to creating time freedom, building lasting wealth, and diversifying your streams of income.
  • A brand new investor who hasn’t yet bought their first property but is tired of sitting on the sidelines and is ready to start their journey to freedom.
  • A real estate wholesaler or house flipper who is ready to start building true life-changing wealth through “buy and hold” rentals.

You’re in the right place!

The rental academy will give you the tools, inspiration, and unparalleled support on your journey to starting and scaling a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio.

And I’ll prove it! (Keep scrolling 🤠)

Who is this for?

By the end of this program you will have…


Nailed down your target market

whether that be local to you, or across the country, based on data, returns on investment, and relationships you have built.


Built an all-star team

that makes bringing in leads, the buying process, rehab, & property management a cake walk


Analyzed properties with coaches

before ever buying a single rental so that you can feel confident pulling the trigger on a great deal when you see one.


Developed strong relationships with private lenders

and small banks so that you can fund all of your deals using little to none of your own money.


Developed a hands-off rehab strategy

that makes rehabbing homes easy, even if you don’t know how to swing a hammer.


Crafted your property management plan

that allows you to scale with ease (and without you getting calls from tenants all of the time)

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But above all else…

The Rental Academy will give you the confidence to finally build consistent, life-changing wealth and make the leap from trading time for money to giving yourself the freedom to choose what your life looks like.

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Why Rental Academy?

You only want to do this learning real estate thing once..And you want to knock it out of the park the first time.

So don’t settle for anything less than the best!

The Rental Academy

  • 7+ years of real estate experience
  • Direct Access to JD & his team during the 10 weeks
  • Lifetime access to ALL future updates of core program
  • Step by step, roadmap style teaching
  • Long term rentals, short term rentals, and fix & flips
  • FULL money-back guarantee
  • Resource and Tech library with guides, templates, contracts, software, lenders, & more!

Student Success Stories

What I love about The Rental Academy is I have a community supporting me, coaches in place to mentor me, all the tools I need at my disposal- it really is a great investment!!

Lindsey Killabrew

The rental academy taught me the strategies I needed to secure my first fix and flip with a profit of $85k+!!

Erica Constanzo

Two months after joining J.D.’s Rental Academy I bought a duplex that cash flows $300/month. His course gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to take the first step in my real estate journey.

Jason Slonaker

Here’s what you get when you enroll during this limited time period:

15 Implementation Modules

showing you literally EVERYTHING you need to do to start building a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio.

10 weekly Q&A calls with JD

his team, and some of the brightest minds in real estate on planet Earth!

Next level guides, tools, contracts, & tech partners

to make your investment experience as smooth as possible.

My personal, complete step-by-step buying formula

showing you how to acquire real estate with other people’s money so that you can get infinite return on investments.
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A sneak peek of your 10 week course

*Each week there will be a live call with JD

Week 1: Why Real Estate & The Different Types of Real Estate
Week 2: The Team
Week 3: Where to Buy Rentals & Lead Generation
Week 4: Out of State/Town Investing
Week 5: Analyzing Deals
Week 6: The Offer, Lending, & Closing
Week 7: Property Management
Week 8: Exit Strategies & Preserving Your Wealth
Week 9: (BONUS) Short Term Rentals (Airbnb)
Week 10: (BONUS) Rehab and House Flipping
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Hey, I’m JD!

I’m the guy wearing the cowboy hat on social media under the name Finance Cowboy and it’s a pleasure to meet you. In just a few short years, I went from a negative net worth and 0 rental properties to over 20 properties and a $2m+ net worth… all while working a W2 & raising a family (4 kids under 6 🤠).

Yep, it’s true. You don’t have to quit your job or sacrifice all your time to build life-changing wealth through real estate- you can actually have your cake and eat it too!! That’s what my wife, Mary Beth, and I have been able to accomplish since purchasing our first rental in 2018, and now our lives are forever changed.

The truth is, though, I would not be where I am today if I would have had a coach and community in my corner throughout my real estate journey. You just don’t know what you don’t know when starting out. Or maybe you have the head knowledge but you can’t make yourself take the plunge and purchase the dang property because fear is holding you back or you have “paralysis by analysis”.

Either way, I’ve been there.

But I was able to overcome both of those obstacles, plus many others, because I had people with experience in my corner who cared about me and wanted to see me succeed and reach a level of wealth that provides freedom like most never experience.

And that’s what I want to do for you…

I am here to teach you the ins and outs, and everything from A-Z that comes with investing in residential real estate. I am going to give you all the information, tools, and accountability you need to succeed + you will have the community of all of the other like-minded go-getters in the Academy as well to cheer you on on your road to freedom- leaving you no other option but to succeed.

ALL my best.


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Frequently asked questions

Yes. Keep in mind that this is a small group coaching format and it’s not 1-on-1, but you will be on a call with JD every week for 10 weeks, in the private Facebook group with he and his team, & have access to JD via email & phone for the duration of the course.

Yes! You can access any calls you can’t attend for the duration of the course, and you will have an opportunity to submit your questions for the call beforehand in case you can’t make it live.

This is up to you! JD teaches a method that is proven & works. If you commit to the process and put in the work, you will see results.

There is no one set answer to this question. In fact, it’s almost impossible to answer because every Academy student starts from a different place and has their own unique circumstances. With that being said, JD encourages his students to try to schedule an hour per week watching the lessons, another hour for the live calls, and another 2-3 hours putting what they learn into action.

Once you’ve joined The Rental Academy, you’ll invited to test things out for 14 days and work through the first few modules, action items, and live calls before making a final decision. If you don’t feel totally confident and motivated by your strategy to start building your portfolio (and your ability to execute it like a pro), simply reach out, show us you’ve put in the work, and you’ll be eligible for a full refund. (Terms & Conditions Here).

We say that the course is a “live” experience, which means that the content is slowly dripped over 10 weeks. Over those 10 weeks, 15 modules will be dripped, with live calls weekly to discuss & answer questions regarding them, and help you take action from them.

The general principles of real estate investing can be applied throughout the world. We have multiple students who are from outside of the US and are crushing it! With that being said, we do not specialize in real estate laws, rules, and regulations in other countries.

Earnings Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent our programs and the educational value they provide. However, there is no guarantee that you will earn any money using the techniques and ideas in these materials. When we present revenue and sales figures on our website and our other channels, we are showcasing exceptional results, which do not reflect the average experience. You should not rely on any revenue, sales, or earnings information we present as any kind of promise, guarantee, or expectation of any level of success or earnings. Your results will be determined by a number of factors over which we have no control, such as your financial condition, experiences, skills, level of effort, education, and changes within the market. Investing in real estate carries risks, and your use of any information contained on this website is at your own risk. Subject to our Refund Policy, we provide content without any express or implied warranties. By continuing to use our site and access our content, you agree that we are not responsible for any decision you may make regarding any information presented or as a result of purchasing any of our products or services. Any claims made of actual earnings or examples of actual results can be verified upon request.

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