Do Real estate Investment Seminars provide genuine value ?
Free Real Estate Investment Seminars come in two major categories:
Cat 1 are short seminars designed to sell property - be careful of these.
Cat2 are elaborate seminars designed to disseminate knowledge and to sell knowledge in form of a study course for about $ 5000.-
It's this category that pushes Real estate Investment Gurus and their educational and coaching products. My experience with Gurus, such as Stuart Zadel, Knowledge Source, Dymphna Boholt and Cherie Barber are generally positive. I see genuine value for money, but also hard sell methods and very sophisticated sales psychology.
Generally speaking however I get a feeling that many gurus are actually quite passionate about their field of expertise and share valuable insights for free and genuine value for those who have the courage to embark on change and spend money.
Dymphna Boholt ranks high in my esteem. Her Forum has 5000+ members and her products and services are deep and comprehensive. Only 20% of the members are active on the forum. A Melbourne support group has 10 to 30 members in attendance. I presume that about 1000 members have signed up in Melbourne alone.
I was just watching her webinar on inbesting in mining towns and I am really impressed with her advise to not buy off the plan, but aim for manufactured growth and cash flow positive returns. Her knowledge is amazing and her willingness to share genuine. Her income is also quite significant and she enjoys the stage and sharing her knowledge. The biggest challenge I see for me is will I use the knowledge or be lazy and find it all too hard and too much effort to really work through a thousand pages and days of seminars. I am very impressed with the 30 days money back guarantee and 12 months 50k due diligence guarantee. So the only risk is really will I trust myself to succeed and to put in the effort it requires. And have I picked the right package and the right path. There are many options and on of them is property options.
Cherie Barber does not offer a money back guarantee.
Stuart Zadel offers a free book - have not read it yet. This will have to wait for a future blog.
About success with purchasing Real Estate Investment Seminars
It is reasonable to assume that most of the people buying a seminar will not buy 3+ properties and become millionaires, but everybody strongly determined to pay the price to succeed will succeed. Probably this includes only 5 to 10 % of those who sign up for the course.
20 July 2012
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