Ted, I can assure you that would never be the case, my boot camp would be much more than that, that doesn't even cover the suite at the Hilton! LOL, Really, no, never going there!
Wayne, BP Certified? I think Josh would have something to say about that....LOL
Mark, I agree! I have no problem at all with qualified instructors or teachers being compensated. I have no problem with someone leading someone leading a new person by the hand basically and giving proper instruction and being paid or working with them in some split fee arrangement. What I have a problem with is when that mentor teaches bad habits, lacks ethics, devises some off-shoot program for the sake of having some product, decevies with false claims.....you get the picture.
David posted during my writing this, some good points, depends on what area of RE you're talking about, I can really see that applying to rehabs. Not so much in notes, while there are new legal issues, the basics haven't really changed. Institutional buying has changed, brokerage hasn't nor has the individual side. Besides, I'm still active in advising a local brokerage.
I'd have to say, notes are pretty borring, a dry subject. There are some tricks to make notes dance, there are ways to devise a note to accomplish various goals, but most of the contractual side and due diligence is dry stuff. Underwritting only gets interesting at times. It only gets sexy and creative after you have the basics, in fact a better understanding of requirements as you attempt to solve problems within set perameters. Guess I could talk about the woman who applied for private financing to open a strip joint!
There are some marketing aspects, acquiring notes off the street and how to build relationships that feed the beast so to speak.
Anyway, my efforts would be more similar to a text book than a whiz-bang super secret guru how-to!
I'll stop, thanks for the thoughts. feel like I'm hijacking Mark's thread.
Doubt the issue is worth an off-topic thread, but today had someone else suggest a basic RE class to me......be happy to do it, if others really felt it would be worth while. :)
Edited Jun 4 2013, 14:37 by Bill G.