yes, we just attended Tarek and Christina's free seminar, their $2000 3-day weekend workshop in Ft Myers with "Fryman" and the next level a $10k 3-day boot camp with Gary Russel last weekend.
At each stage, you get nuggets of gold (info, details, how-tos, tips) but you have to sit through a lot of "rah-rah" nonsense. And, of course, you get what you pay for. If you have some money to invest in real estate but do not have a background as a realtor or landlord or builder, you get a great deal of education, inside connections to sources of funding and other connections.
My advice is to not attend the free seminar unless you want to invest in some training. And don't expect to meet Tarek and Christina in person. It's a franchise, they are selling training, and you get what you pay for. Also, negotiate with them, never pay full price. There are plenty of ways to learn the same stuff. I personally would have been happy reading books and joining locals nda online R E investing groups. But my partner needs human interaction to learn new concepts and someone to question and spar with.
Also, everything I learned at the seminars is the same as you can get here on BP, but you aren't dragged through it. The info is readily available, most for free, you just have to know where to look. I never saw anyone get prizes, but I can get my own prizes. I got good solid info, once they stopped selling the next level of classes (we weren't sold anything last weekend), good connections to local people, and access to databases of info not easily available to those of us not already in the industry.
Long winded, hope that helps.