The course consists of 4 sessions of instruction using our comprehensive Jumpstart curriculum and PowerPoint Presentation. In the program you’ll learn about the 7 JumpSteps of real estate development and virtually visit a local construction site.

We educate novice investors (with 0 - 5 previous renovation projects) on the basics of real estate development, including property sourcing, due diligence, financing, design and construction, and leasing and selling. Upon graduation, prepared participants are paired with an experienced mentor to guide them through their next development projects.

We are seeking participants with a commitment to revitalizing and reinvesting in Tioga. The focus of Jumpstart Tioga is not only financial gain for the participant. We are dedicated to changing Tioga for the better by providing quality homes and bringing families and homeownership back to our neighborhood.  We ask that only candidates with a similar mission apply.

If you are an aspiring real estate developer, we encourage you to apply for our 7th course this November.  Read below for details on our FALL 2021 program and please note this program will be held online due to COVID-19.


REGISTRATION IS now OPEN for our FALL 2021 Program


When applying to the program, completing a survey is the first step in our selection process.  Once you complete the form, you will be prompted to render payment of the participation fee.  This survey requests personal and opinionated data. Please be candid and detailed with your responses as they will assist us in meeting the needs of the participants and qualifying for programming.  

Please note this program will be held online due to COVID-19.

Before registering please make note of the following: 

  • Once you submit a survey and pay the $125.00 participation fee, you will be added to the roster for the upcoming course.    The course virtual login information, important course dates and other information will be emailed closer to the start of the 1st session

  • The course dates for our 7th Course FALL 2021 are as follows:

    • Tuesday, NOVEMBER 2ND          1st Session

    • Tuesday, NOVEMBER 9TH          2nd Session

    • Tuesday, NOVEMBER 16TH        3rd Session

    • Tuesday, NOVEMBER 23RD        4th Session

    • Tuesday, NOVEMBER 30TH        Graduation/Developer's Network 

    • * Each session is from 6:30-9 PM

  • Attendance at all four sessions is mandatory for graduation from the program.  If you miss a session during the course, you may complete the session during our next course held, at which time a graduation certificate of completion from the program will be issued.  There will be no refunds issued for failure to complete the program due to absence.  PLEASE READ THIS AND VERIFY YOUR AVAILABILITY ON THE SESSION DATES ABOVE BEFORE COMPLETING THE SURVEY AND PAYING THE PARTICIPATION FEE

  • The following is the timeline for submission for the 7th Course Fall 2021:

    • Monday, OCTOBER 4, 2021-Survey is available online

    • Friday, OCTOBER 29, 2021-Last day to submit surveys

    • Saturday, OCTOBER 29, 2021-Monday, NOVEMBER 1, 2021-Course prep information sent via email

    • Tuesday, NOVEMEBR 2, 2021-First Session 7th Course Summer 2021

  • Please complete all sections of the survey and make sure the information is accurate

  • This survey is for persons interested in being a participant in the training program ONLY.  If you are interested in being a mentor, click here​ for information on mentor requirements.  

  • Click the button below and complete the survey.  A completed survey will lead you to the checkout page for payment and final processing.  Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your survey and a receipt for your payment.  When we receive confirmation on our end, your name will be added to the roster for the course.  Check this page periodically for information and updates.

Your Purpose

Have a goal in mind as you begin this process!  Our initial survey is designed to not only gather information on your experience but also get your mind focused on getting started in real estate.  The course goes into detail about crafting your real estate strategy but you can get started now preparing yourself for the process.  Ask yourself some questions:

  • Is this strictly educational for you or are you ready to develop?

  • Are you going to actively participate in the activities during this course?

  • Are you prepared to use your money or financial resources to be successful?

  • Are your prepared to do the research necessary to be informed as an investor?

As you answer these questions think about what type of investor you are and what you want to achieve by taking this course.


Is this your first online course?  No worries!  Here are a few tips to help you get ready.

  • Start a folder in your files to save documents and presentations shared during the course.  Do this ahead of time so you are prepared when you start to receive emails

  • Learn to save links and bookmark pages on your computer.  Its different on all models but comes in handy when trying to visit websites for quick reference

  • Get familiar with the virtual system.  When participating in a virtual classroom there are housekeeping rules that make the environment pleasant for everyone

    • Be sure to keep your microphone muted

    • Keep camera on for increased connectivity and engagement 

    • Use the chat as a parking lot for questions and commentary