Posted by Mark Mallen on December 04, 1999 at 14:45:41:
Scott, The right courses can be very valuable to certain people. I am sure Ron Legrand has helped many people. As far as Bill Bronchick and Joe Kaiser, I would say they are excellent sources for information. They are both active investors and are also very creative. I have doubts though, about your statement that Ron Legrand has original ideas not found in books. I have been an active investor for 17 years and have purchased a large amount of property using creative financing. All the methods were learned in books or were adapted to the ideas to fit my needs. There are very few NEW methods of buying property creatively. (on the other hand Bronchick has an excellent method of asset protection that I have never seen before)
The value in any book or course is that the author explains it in a way that is easy to understand. The challenge for new investors is to apply the information. I do not disagree with you that courses can save you a lot of time. The question is; How much is an individuals time worth?