Are you kidding? - Posted by HR
Posted by HR on March 30, 1999 at 19:45:51:
This is a joke, right? This board, slamming CS? Have you ventured over to BB2 lately? It’s a virtual Carlton love-fest. He is by far the most talked about guru on this site.
Too bad you don’t like some of the commentary, ie. criticism. 95% of the commentary/criticism I have ever read here is professional, balanced, serious, and well-intentioned. There are few shills and fewer thoughtless responses.
Frankly, I come here for the commentary/criticism. I want to hear what other investors have to say about different ideas and materials that are in use. If you offer a quality product, you have little to fear. If you offer a product predicated on strategies and market forces twenty years gone by, you deserve to be examined in today’s light.
As far as not examining the works of other successful investors, I would refer you to chapter one of Carlton’s materials. In his final section in that chapter on the “ideal investor”, Mr. Sheets says that “this person is well educated about real estate investing. He or she thoroughly understands my program, and, in addition, has read other books and has studied other courses on real estate. He or she is knowledgeable about real estate vocabulary and understands the local market” (p.1-14.