Note conferences in NYC

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Hey Guys,

     Through my reading I would consider the paper source the go to place for note investing education. Please correct me if I am incorrect. They are holding a conference at the end of April in Las Vegas. 

Is there an equivalent some where on the east coast in or around New York City area?

I like the idea of notes but really have no idea how it all works. I'm looking at the conference as a way of grasping a better understanding, so I can decide if it truly is for me or not, and to get involved in the note atmosphere. 

Thanks for the help and suggestions.

Originally posted by @Neil Schoepp :

Hey Guys,

     Through my reading I would consider the paper source the go to place for note investing education. Please correct me if I am incorrect. They are holding a conference at the end of April in Las Vegas. 

Is there an equivalent some where on the east coast in or around New York City area?

I like the idea of notes but really have no idea how it all works. I'm looking at the conference as a way of grasping a better understanding, so I can decide if it truly is for me or not, and to get involved in the note atmosphere. 

Thanks for the help and suggestions.

 Hi Neil, 

The Papersource event in LV was a great experience for me when I started out since there is no pitching allowed and the audience was a great mix of new and seasoned note investors. I highly recommend it and connect with me since I will most likely attend the Spring event this year. This is a good venue to learn about notes and meet fund managers and other investors. 

Bob

@Bob Malecki  thanks for the info. If i do decide on attending I will be sure to reach out to you. 

Thanks for posting this Q&A.  I was just wondering the same thing about the Paper Source Las Vegas event.  Especially since their website is overflowing with up-sales and $1 e-books, 'buy our course" and "give us your email", etc.  

I was starting to think the event would be a big sales pitch.

How does it compare to Note Investor Summit in San Diego? (which I got to go to last week and was really, really great).

I did not attend that summit, but I have to say that the Papersource event was a pitch-free environment filled with both newbies and seasoned note investors. How was the note investor summit?

The Note Investor Summit was put in by two guys who are students of Gordon Moss, of "Performance Anxiety" fame (book on non-performing paper).

My understanding is they are good marketers. 

I've subscribed to Paper Source newsletter in the past, however there was too much inclusion of the publisher's religious views, so twice I unsubscribed. I have other friends who think highly of its founder on a personal level. Hopefully, the event focuses on the industry and not any other theological message.

@Ellis San Jose  may want to chime in here. He's a note expert and co-founder of The Note Camp 

Yes Bill Mencarow does have some strong religious and political beliefs. My experience at his event is that he did not reveal those at all at the conference. The conference content was very informative and none of the speakers pitched anything. I'm planning to attend this year's event.

Note Investor Summit was hosted by Travis Tollestrup and Aaron Halderman.  Both gentlemen were really great to hear speak and the speakers they got were pretty amazing.

I got a real sense of integrity and win-win approach from all the speakers, on and off the stage.  Also, every attendee I spoke with was serious about the topic of Notes and wanted to help everyone they interacted with.

At one point Travis or Aaron mentioned how people who operate with integrity tend to stick together while people who don't operate with integrity also tend to stick together.  So if you operate with integrity and are very transparent, open, and up-front about that, people who don't operate with integrity will naturally avoid you because you will naturally expose them.

All the speakers where great.  Q&A was encourage and also great. 

David Fagan's (rushed) talk was the only one that sounded a little sales-pitchy, but, as it turned out, it was because he was there to talk about building your own brand and he was using his own brand as an example in his presentation AND instead of getting 30mins, he only got 10.  We caught his full presentation the next day and it was really good.  It didn't come off like a sales-pitch at all, instead it was "here's my story and the image I project.  Here's how it helps me and opens doors for me.  You should tell your story and be conscious of your image too."  So in the end, David Fagan had a great talk and we're glad he got the full time to give it again. 

Bob Zachmeier's talk was my biggest take-away from the conference.  He instantly became my hero.  I got the pleasure of sitting with him the following night and chatting about how he does things and his current personal goal to give 1 million dollars to charity while still alive.  This man operates on a win-win scale that is nearly unbelievable.  Watch some of his youtube videos and listen for his "robinhood close".  Amazing.  I was counting "winners" on one of his deals and got up to 8.  EX: Buyer wins because they got a house when they couldn't get a loan from a bank; Seller wins because they sold at a premium; Investor wins because he got the 2nd at 50 cents on the dollar; Realtor wins on a commission at a premium price; Neighborhood wins because a house just got recorded as selling above market; Investor's Nephew's college fund wins because he was allowed to invest $100 and collect interest on the Note along side the Investor; ... it continued like that...

Note Investor Summit 2015 in San Diego: I'm really glad I got to go.  I would highly recommend it.  

Side Note: The hotel's conference setup was great.  However, the rooms, service, and prices were not great.  They charged us 4-star prices for 2-star quality.  Next year, we will stay at a near-by hotel instead.

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