Thomas, were way different. We're not a guru convention, or selling real estate books.
HomeVestors is a team/family mentality of over 780 franchises nation wide that work together for the benefit of the brand, and success of the franchise.
In a nut shell, here's the benefits:
1. In house national advertising through billboards (in most markets), TV (my son saw is on American Pickers the other night), Internet SEO, and a significant direct mail program that does target actual motivated off market sellers.
2. Real 100% funding for purchase and rehabs (cheapest hard money I've found)
3. On going support and coaching from investors that actually are currently working in your market. The reason there aren't HomeVestors guys often on bigger pockets is be because we can reach out directly to someone rehabbing 100+ houses in a year, or wholesaling the same amount, or someone that has 600+ rentals.
"Franchise" isn't an Ugly word to us because the requirements of being a franchisor are the benefits; leads and funding. They can teach that in a class, but can't provide them unless it's a franchise.
If you want to hand me $199 bucks for me to give you a RE 101 overview I can do that. I'd say keep the money since I'm not sure anyone can ever really say they are an expert in this ever changing industry.
We're constantly learning and evolving and I intend on lasting in this industry for a long time. HomeVestors gives me the platform and "business in a box" to be successful, and the on going share of real world information that allows me to adjust and see changes as they are happening. This is the benefit.
Like I said above this is a team/family mentality and some of my most established long lasting friendships were created within the organization. It's not right for everyone, but for a former career military guy that took a chance and laid down some money it's been great for my family and my life. Wouldn't change a thing.
If anyone wants to chat more in depth I'm happy to, we're always looking for more investors to grow the family bigger.