This will be my first seminar about real estate. I've watched their show, and am hoping at least to get a chance to meet and network with others in my area.
Has anyone attended this seminar?
My boyfreind and I are going on Saturday, we are supposed to get a free mp3 player, a cd with "50 ways to find your next flip" (I know I've seen at least that many times on BP!! lol) and an entry to win an Ipad.
I will post back after Saturday.
Leave your checkbook and credit cards at home. You're going to be offered the opportunity to sign up for yet more expensive courses, mentor ships, boot camps and what have you.
The key thing you are going to learn is when the next level of "training" is going to be for this guru. I suggest you keep a running count of how many times they mention or allude to what you will learn in the next level.
Maybe they'll share their secrets on teeth whitening or skin blemish removal.
Hi @Mary lou L. said leave the checkbook at home. Seminars are less about making you money and more about making the presenter money.
... Unless it's Tony Robbins, I can't ever hate on that guy.
Funny how many of these so-called guru seminars end up being sold on eBay and craigslist - at a fraction of the price - by former students who gave up on trying to make these methods work, or on trying to get a refund. Caveat emptor.
I'm going in with a total skeptical view. I remember being hemmed in at an Amway event, and having to sit through the whole thing. Back then I questioned, why can't I just open my own physical store and sell this stuff, why do I have to buy it from you the middle man?
I never did get an answer.
I'm sure there will be lots of upsell!
BTW the people there will be total newbies also. If you want to network with some RE investors or professionals I suggest attending your local REIA.
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.
@Mary lou L. says "Leave your checkbook!" If you have $50k to spare to buy their comprehensive program you might as well buy a house!