The question is, are “you” real? - Posted by Ben (IN)
Posted by Ben (IN) on November 27, 1998 at 09:02:55:
That’s kind of a dumb question you are asking. Yes Bill McCorkle is a scam-artist, but if you ever saw his infomercial, I think that wasn’t very hard to pick.
You want to know if the courses here will make you money. Well, doesn’t everyone? But, wait, that’s the wrong question. Because you can buy every course on this site, and not still not make a penny. Its not the role of a course to make you money. Courses are information, nothing more, nothing less. Its whether YOU, the schlub who bought the course, USE the information and take the advice of the authors that determines whether make any money or not. No kidding huh?
Is the information any good? Well, take a look at the success stories page? John Galt made $100K on “one deal” with the ideas he got from Paper Into Gold by Terry Vaughan. I’ve made thens of thousands with an idea I got from JP’s book (which unfortunately she doesn’t sell anymore), a friend of mine in Indy, Ed Fallon, has about $100K in MH notes thanks to what he learned from Lonnie (out of a $29 book and a $150 seminar).
The ideas are sound, they are constantly being updated and refined (such is the nature of this site), and they are available to you here for a hundred bucks or so. Come on. Get real! If you want to learn how to make bucks in the real estate market, choose an area that you think you would be good at (important!), buy the freaking book for $99 or whatever, and go make some effort! I think you will find that the big insurmountable task ahead of you will unfold more simply than would ever expect. If you don’t actually make $4-5K, at the very least you’ll know what you need to know next. And that’s the genius of a newsgroup like this; after making some effort, you can come back here and find out what to do next. Those that are truly making an effort get all the help they need. Remember, no one ever made a profit from sitting at their computer whining.
The material avaiable here is unquestionably value for money. So the question isn’t are the courses real, its “are YOU real”. If you are, you’ll buy a course, become thoroughly acquainted with its ideas, and go out into the marketplace to make offers. You have the newsgroup to consult for specific questions regarding the results of your efforts, and the chatroom for more immediate help. But don’t expect anything without putting in any effort first.
Just this past year there is a couple from Minnesota that I know of, who in their first year in the business, made over a million in gross profits flipping houses. A guy from Phoenix I met earlier this year did the same last year, and probably made more this year. Over a “million” in gross profits his first year in business! What do you think their attitude is? Do you think they sit around questioning whether this or that is a scam? No, its obvious there is money to be made in this business. Their attitude is that they are “going to do it”. Period. After learning the basics of the business and putting the inital deals together the only questions that remain are, “is this deal worth my time”, and “how can I increase profit and decrease time & effort spent on each deal?”.
Yes these are highly motivated people, but their results speak for themselves. They DO, rather than contemplate. They, and everyone else for that matter, were where you are now at some point. The differrence between people and the results they get is what they DO on a day to day basis. What are you going to DO Stuart? Are you going to get out and learn the basics quickly and move on to bigger things, or are you going to fumble around looking for reasons to stay where you are and “not get burned”? As Terry V very aptly points out, whatever it is you are looking in life, you usually get it. Maybe you just want the comfort of where you are right now. Maybe R/E isn’t for you who knows?
But there’s only one way to find out. Buy something from an instructor, and go make some offers. You’ll know soon enough.