The CRE Online Convention - Posted by J.P. Vaughan

Posted by Dirk Roach on January 07, 1999 at 05:19:20:

You know I can’t wait for everything that the convention will be bringing.
I just wanted to add that I have had very good luck with Southwest Airlines. When I have flown I have used Southwest Vouchers which you can pick up for like $150 bucks for anywhere in the country which they fly into. There are all kinds of companies which sell these.
So when I hear someone say “Oh I would go, but I just can’t afford to” I mean come on, there’s always a way. And hey if your to proud to take a bus for the opportunity to learn and network from all these pro’s (like you Jackie, being I pro I mean) then that says a lot about your motivation factor.
When I went Lonnie’s Seminar in October, It was like something out of the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. I left out of San Diego and flew into Baltimore (the closest southwest airport to Norfolk) then had a $25 cab ride down into the bowels of Baltimore to the Greyhound Station and then had a 6 and 1/2 hour bus ride into Norfolk. The train chapter was involved on the return trip. And you know what? IT WAS WORTH IT FOLKS!
Now that was just for Lonnie’s Workshop. Here your getting three days of teaching and networking possibilities up the wazoo. I mean if I had to hitchhike I’d be there.
Anyhow, anyone who is having cost concerns just do a little research, (maybe hook up with someone who is driving or whatever) and find a way.
And hey look at it this way if it does wind up were you have to ride on a bus for half a day or some such, your getting a super room, so you can relax in style once you get there.
Anyhow just some thoughts, and I can’t wait to see and meet everyone,
Dirk

The CRE Online Convention - Posted by J.P. Vaughan

Posted by J.P. Vaughan on January 06, 1999 at 16:31:56:

Dear Friends,

Real estate is not easy. But it doesn’t have to be difficult
either.

At CRE Online we give you the best real-life real estate and
paper information available anywhere. Do we make it easier
for you? Sure we do.

We change people’s lives. And there’s so much more…

We can show you how to make real estate a whole lot easier.
How to make more money. And how to make more money faster.
Interested? Let me explain.

WE HAD NO CHOICE

When Terry and I read the written comments from last year’s
CRE Online Convention, we realized we simply had no choice.
People told us…

“It was life changing”
“This was an incredible opportunity”
“I feel sorry for anyone who didn’t attend”

Every single written comment we received was a super-positive
review. So we knew we simply HAD to do it again. We knew we
had to give ALL our visitors a chance to reap the phenomenal
benefits and opportunities of this event.

If you weren’t with us last year, now is your chance.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Whether you’re an experienced investor or a total beginner,
there’s a TON in it for you. You’ll see.

For starts, Robert Kiyosaki the best-selling author of
"Rich Dad, Poor Dad" will be our Key Note Speaker. But unlike
many key note speakers, Robert didn’t want to speak for only
30 minutes. He has too much information to give you. He’s
teaching the whole morning session on Friday, so he’ll have
plenty of time to share his brilliant wealth-building
principles with you.

You also get full educational sessions from nine other
nationally-known real estate and paper educators:
Bill Bronchick, John Behle, Jeff Taylor, Lonnie Scruggs,
Ron LeGrand, Scott Britton, Terry Vaughan, Ed Garcia, Ernest Tew.

These are all real guys who do real deals in TODAY’s marketplace.
So you will be getting TONS of “real world” information, not
vague theory or techniques that are outdated or no longer work.

REAL INFORMATION, NOT A SALES PITCH

You’ve probably seen ads for seminars that are $29 or $49 or $99.
Did you ever wonder why they’re so cheap? I’ll tell you why.
Because they’re nothing more than what I call a "dog and pony"
show. The speakers may give you a tiny bit of information. But
the bulk of the talk is one hard-sell sales pitch after another
for their products. That’s why it’s so cheap. They make their
profit on product sales.

Will our speakers’ courses be available? Sure they will. But their
presentations will be absolutely informational and educational.
There will be NO hard-sell at our convention!

More written quotes to prove it:

“Outstanding! This was everything you promised and more. I was
afraid of coming to a 3-day sales pitch but received tons of very
useful and valuable information. I can’t wait for the next one!”

“I just wanted to thank you for such a fantastic convention. I was
very pleased with the quality of the presentations, no hucksters
out to fast talk people out of a buck…”

And, by the way, our price is higher than $99.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO
BRAINSTORM WITH THE EXPERTS

Each speaker will be speaking for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. In
addition, we’ve scheduled a two-hour evening session for
Round Table Discussions with all of our speakers. (Jeff Taylor
has a previous commitment.)

If you’re working a deal and need some ideas, bring it with you.
If you have questions, ask them. This is your opportunity to
personally meet and pick the brains of some of the foremost
experts in the country!

Our Brainstorming Session was a MAJOR hit last year. Although
scheduled from 7 to 9, many of us were still there at midnight.
This written quote says it all:

“One of the things that I liked best was the Round Table
Discussions. It was an eye opener to listen to the pro’s.
They showed so much interest in helping everyone. Helping
both the Newbies and pro’s to move to the next level and
the pitfalls to avoid.”

MORE TOOLS FOR YOUR TOOL KIT

Experienced investors know that ONE single idea can be worth
virtually tens of thousands of dollars. That’s why you’ll see
a lot of experienced people at these events.

You’ll see a lot of people you already know from our News Group
and Chat Room. Full-time investors like Jim Piper, Ed Wachsman,
David Segars, Jackie from Dallas and the list goes on and on…

And that’s also why we’ve put together such a diversified
group of speakers for you. Real estate, paper, mobile homes,
lease options, quick flips, FSBOs, wholesaling, retailing,
land contracts, working with lenders, landlording, mobile
home parks, asset protection. We’ve covered the spectrum.

And you will leave with a whole lot more than just one new
idea. You’ll get tons of information and many, many, many
new tools for your tool kit.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Our last convention was almost like a family reunion. People
knew each others names from the News Group or Chat Room, and
it was just a matter of putting faces with the names of
friends. Actually, it was an amazing experience.

The atmosphere was friendly and supportive throughout. As a
result, many attendees found new friends and made connections
for new deals, money and partners.

Mark Riddle says it better than I can:

"The atmosphere at the convention was more like old friends
getting together talking about deals, and sharing their hard
fought for experiences with all that would ask…

Simply stated, the convention was the best, eye-opening,
educational, friend helping friend event that I have ever
attended."

WE LOVE A CHALLENGE

Last year people told us, “We don’t know how you’ll ever top
this.” We LOVE a challenge like that. I promise you this
year’s Convention will be even better! We’re working very
hard to give you the absolute BEST creative real estate event
of the year.

WHEN AND WHERE

Our Creative Real Estate Online Convention will be held
March 5, 6 and 7 at the Dallas Marriott Arlington in
Arlington, TX (10 minutes from the DFW airport).

The normal room rate for this Marriott hotel is $179 per
night ($537 for 3 nights). But we have a great deal for you.
Our convention INCLUDING 3 hotel nights is less than that!

Your admission price also includes a HUGE buffet breakfast
every morning.

Here’s what it would cost without the bargain we’re
giving you:

Admission without Hotel Room: $395
3 Nights Hotel @ $179/night: $537

TOTAL: $932

Here’s YOUR Bargain Admission: ONLY $495.
This is complete, including your hotel room for 3 nights.

Bring your spouse or a friend for an additional $295.

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST make your reservation BEFORE
February 1, 1999 to guarantee Admission WITH the hotel room
included at this price. If you plan to attend, please reserve
your seat now, so we can secure one of the hotel rooms for you.

YOU DESERVE IT!

Three full jam-packed days, ten of the top real estate and
paper experts in the country, a special brainstorming session
with the experts, free breakfast buffet each morning, hotel
room included, this is simply a GREAT bargain.

If you’ve been hanging out with us at CRE Online for any length
of time you already know the vast resources we offer you every
day, day in and day out, for free. Just imagine what you’ll
receive when we meet in person. It could change your life forever.

If you’re a beginner with hopes and dreams of a better future,
you simply won’t find a better way to get started.

If you’re more experienced, you already know the value of new
ideas, knowledge, networking and brainstorming. And you’ll find
all that and more.

If you’ve made any financial “resolutions” for 1999, our
convention will catapult you into the New Year and well into the
New Millenium.

You deserve the best and we’ll give it to you. You owe it to
yourself to join us at the CRE Online Convention.
Reserve your seat TODAY.

HOW TO RESERVE A SEAT

  1. CALL Toll-Free 1-800-256-5202 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  2. CALL Jeanne at 619-441-4974 Mon - Fri between 8am and 4pm PST

  3. For more details and for Online, Mail or Fax reservations, go to:
    http://www.creonline.com/creol.htm

We’re looking forward to meeting you in person in Dallas.
See you there!

Sincerely,

JP Vaughan

P.S. If you have any doubts about what I’ve told you in this
letter, feel free to post a message on our News Group. Ask
attendees from last year for their honest opinion.

Re: The CRE Online Convention - Posted by Brian W.(IN)

Posted by Brian W.(IN) on January 07, 1999 at 16:23:07:

J.P., I was wondering if you had thought about having a cassette tape series of this year’s CREO Convention made available to the investors who won’t be able to make it to the convention?

She’s Right - Posted by David Alexander

Posted by David Alexander on January 06, 1999 at 19:53:35:

The convention was family and friends, learning, having fun together, and networking. You get to meet everyone and they are all down to earth. It greatly speeds your learning process. Not to mention
that all the Pro’s on this site I feel I can call my friends.

Case in Point(although I wouldn’t try this, I’m just wierd this way). I flew to the convention without a
hotel room and was able to find a roommate the next day. Thanks, David Smith. But, If I did it over again
I would sleep in the lobby (LOL) the convention was that good.

Don’t Miss It!!!

David Alexander

Cheap airfare help - Posted by HR

Posted by HR on January 06, 1999 at 18:28:38:

I’ve heard you can get cheaper airfares over the net than through a local travel agent. Is this true? Anyone have any good sites to visit to check rates? anyone used William Shattner’s service?

Thanks in advance.

HR

Convention Schedule Available? - Posted by Diane(Ca.)

Posted by Diane(Ca.) on January 06, 1999 at 18:24:51:

Any plans to post seminar schedules, dates & times when available?

Re: The CRE Online Convention - Posted by J.P. Vaughan

Posted by J.P. Vaughan on January 07, 1999 at 23:26:53:

Brian,

Sorry, we won’t be taping this year.

JPV

Southwest - Posted by John Katitus

Posted by John Katitus on January 06, 1999 at 23:32:06:

I heard on the radio today about a new Southwest Airlines deal of $99 across country each way, and it includes the convention dates. Might be worth a call.

www.priceline.com - Posted by PBoone

Posted by PBoone on January 06, 1999 at 20:35:04:

With this company, you tell them what you are willing to pay, so go get the cheapest flight then goto priceline and tell them you will pay 50% less. see what they come up with. What I do not like about it is you have to give them your credit card number up front.
pat

Re: Cheap airfare help - Posted by Sandy FL

Posted by Sandy FL on January 06, 1999 at 19:37:28:

I like www.bestfares.com … the "Snooze Ya Lose"
section is interesting…

Re: Cheap airfare help - Posted by MarkHOUTX

Posted by MarkHOUTX on January 06, 1999 at 19:35:46:

Try Travelocity on Yahoo or Expedia on MSN. You can also access www.easysabre.com. Probe around on these sites thoroughly and you can usually find the cheapest airfares.

Re: Cheap airfare help - Posted by Matt B

Posted by Matt B on January 06, 1999 at 19:30:18:

HR,
Check out www.travelocity.com. They make you register to get a price, but I have used this service a few times with very good results. They check every (I think) major airline, and present the prices and schedules from each matching the times that you will be flying. Found an awesome deal on my tickets! Another site to check out is www.priceline.com. You get to bid a price for tickets, and see if any airline will give them to you for it. Check travelocity first, though. It will give the best idea of what to bid. Priceline still couldn’t beat the discount that I found at travelocity.

Here’s The Schedule - Posted by J.P. Vaughan

Posted by J.P. Vaughan on January 06, 1999 at 19:09:14:

Here is the schedule:

FRIDAY

9:00 - 11:30 Robert Kiyosaki

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 Jeff Taylor (“Mr. Landlord”)

3:30 - 5:30 Scott Britton

5:30 - 7:00 Dinner

7:00 - 9:00 John Behle

SATURDAY

9:00 - 11:30 Ed Garcia and Terry Vaughan

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 Bill Bronchick (on real estate)

3:30 - 5:30 Lonnie Scruggs

5:30 - 7:00 Dinner

7:00 - 9:00 Brainstorm with the Speakers (Everyone
will be there, except Jeff Taylor)

SUNDAY

9:00 - 11:30 Ron LeGrand

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 Ernest Tew

3:30 - 5:30 Bill Bronchick (on asset protection)

Registration begins at 7:00 am on Friday, March 5th. And
breakfast will be served each morning from 7-8:45
See you in Dallas!

JP Vaughan

Re: Southwest Discount - Posted by Jackie in Dallas

Posted by Jackie in Dallas on January 06, 1999 at 23:50:30:

You can get an additional 10% off the already low fare with Southwest if you have call the SW Airlines Group & Meeting Desk @ 800-433-5368. Refer to Identifier code T5589 to take advantage of the offer.

Another suggestion - sometimes fares are super cheap to Shreveport (for gambling) then you cound get a connecting flight to Dallas - check it out.