@Dennis M. Haha. Great comment. My wife is from Philly and i am willing to grab a beer with you no matter how far you are from Philly. Thanks for the info. I do appreciate it.
@Jeremy Wirths I have never been to New Hampshire but this comment deserves a plane ticket to come out and shake your hand lol. Wow wow wow. Amazing post and thanks for sharing. I have already started working on these tips and strategies and will absolutely continue to do so.
@Jeremiah Akindele I recently went to a seminar in Charlotte and they where asking $200 for the 3 day workshop for that day. $500 if purchased online. I didn't sign up for the workshop though. Pros and Cons what did you get out of the workshop?
I didn't read all the replies, however here is my experience. I went to a "show up for an hour, free course (hotel board room)". While there I signed up for a $100, 3 day workshop. It got me and the wife in (her idea from the beginning). We attended the 3 day course. It had some great info. However once they were talking about to raise our credit limits.... so that it would improve our credit score (we were over 800 each at that point anyway with plenty of lines). Went to day 2 and they had people stand up that got bigger lines of credit and I just sighed..... People with nothing convinced to get 40K worth of credit.
We did attend the whole 3 days, but I was pretty set as a no (even at their base program of only 19,999). The wife wanted to go all in. I looked up info and spent quite awhile figuring out what to do. I got my license and pulled out 20K and invested with a flipper I knew. The first house was a heck of a learning experience. Didn't make much (like $1400 when all said and done... and 18 months). Spent more hours understanding what I was dealing with than the profit could even get close to covering. But I wasn't paying a 40K loan to be able to learn (and still need to invest more money). I am a firm believer in education, but if you are in a room full of people trying to be "One of the chosen few" I would reconsider. Your results may vary though.
Good Luck in whatever you decide to do.
Haha even though I live 7 minutes from the stadium I am not a cowboys fan lol. Yea there is a lot of great content on here and most of the time no one is trying to sell it. Have you checked out the podcast ?
Originally posted by @Jeremiah Akindele :
I don’t want to name drop but I paid $4000 for a 3 day workshop and now they want $40,000 more for coaching and mentorship. A friend of mine that has a successful portfolio worth millions advised me not to. He recommend to network as much as possible, study and research and start small and scale up. Your biggest investment is yourself so decided to check out bigger pockets to start my journey.
So curious to see who else has gone through those 3 day workshops in hotel conference rooms and try to sell you more and more things. Or who else has made it without shelling out 80,000 dollars for coaching and mentorship? Please advise.
Save your money. (Don't spend it on $40,000 of coaching - it's just "feel good") as in "Gosh, I must be an investor now, since I've spent so much money on it."
Join a REIA NaitionalREIA.org (Usually $20 per month) Make friends
Take action. Do a Joint Venture with a friend from the REIA and
Buy a house and make money and learn along the way
And Laugh, Laugh, Laugh that you didn't spend $40,000 on "feel good".
@Emanuel Ohunwu wow that’s awesome brother. I wish someone told me 6 weeks ago I would have not even paid 4 grand for the workshop talk-less of 40k for coaching. Let’s connect I would like to hear some more of your success tips and stories.
@James Deonarine thanks a bunch James. I also learned a lot from the workshops until I realized, YouTube and Biggerpockets has the same information I paid for. But you live and learn right?
@Matt M. Hahaha this is so true and hilarious and you are absolutely right Matt. I found the same information 2 days later on YouTube for Free.
@Mike Cumbie thanks for the information Mike. My wife also wanted to go all in. I lost a few pieces of hair that night lol. But I decided to speak with a close family friend that was already a successful investor and he advised otherwise.