Re: Any unbiased reviews of Blue Pen Flip? - Posted by Rick, the Probate Guy
Posted by Rick, the Probate Guy on July 10, 2007 at 21:13:35:
If $600-700 is a lot of money for a course to you (and it would have been an awful lot when I was new to the business back when Carter was in office), then I’d be tempted to steer you towards other courses first; one’s that give a clearer idea of the concept up front, i.e., “Smart Trust Deed Investments” or “How to Use Use Real Estate Options” or “1031 Exchange Profits.” These are easy to review and easy to comment on their organization, comprehensive content, easy of use, etc.
I can’t say what areas that you’d benefit from, nor is it my business to do so, however I can’t help but to say that this course could be dangerous in the wrong hands if implemented indescretely, due to the methods and techniques used to protect profits.
I think that your comments are very valid for most all real estate (maybe ALL) courses. This particular course doesn’t seem to fit the mainstream and utilizes some very unusual practices.
I still attend an average of one seminar every month, as long as each seminar is content-rich and pragmatic. I avoid the dream merchants, guru-wannabees and promoters.
That said, this course doesn’t fit any normal R.E. category. It’s classically Kaiseresque (Joe, not Wilhelm). [You’ll see what I mean if you buy…]
Same for written and audio courses that I purchase. Joe’s a stand-up kind of guy and truly knows his stuff. I’m sure that I’ve got on his nerves at least once or twice by way of checks and balances. When I lead a revolt of attendees at a program several years ago, he did the right thing and turned lemons into lemonade.
Since none of us likely write for the TV Guide, I doubt if you will be getting chapter by chapter reviews of this or any other course. On the other hand, you can glean a lot from asking leading questions like: “What did you like best about that course?” or, “Would you recommend it to a friend?”
I like the way Joe builds up to the problems and explains how this course addresses and solves those problems by using his system.
This is one of those courses that I would only recommend to someone that has at least a little R.E. experience, but not to either a fresh newbie or a salty dog like me.