I have been attending Mike Ferry events since 1998. I haven't seen Tom's seminars since he left his fathers company about 3-4 years ago, but I always like him and his brother Matt. From the agents I speak to that do see Tom, they say his style is less aggressive than Mike's, but similar. Attending either of these seminars is going to help your business and more than pay for itself if you apply just some of the ideas and techniques they teach. Over the years, the theme of Mikes seminars has stayed consistant, but he will change it to fit the market. I will also say that Mike was preparing agents for the buyer/foreclosure market back in 2006, long before most agents understood the market was changing. Because of my backround in Title, before real estate, I had the opportunity to work with many top agents and brokers in Los Angeles county. Many of them use the techniques, scripts, and ideas that Mike teaches. Even though some of the information at each event may be redundant, most will agree they come home with a few new ways to improve their business.
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Prior to taking the helm at TomFerry-yourcoach Tom served as President of the Mike Ferry Organization for five years, raising the company's revenues from $8 million to $40 million.
While growing MFO (The Mike Ferry Orginization), Tom built a sizable personal clientele of high-end agents and brokers. Like those who have had the opportunity to be individually coached by the likes of Tony Robbins or Brian Tracy, Tom's super-achieving clients find in their young coach a wisdom and depth of understanding that belies his age. Perhaps the greatest gift he gives these clients is that of finding a new, healthier balance in their lives.
Tom's MFO experience coupled with his unique motivational skills deeply inform Tom's new, independent venture. "We all must learn the lessons of our mistakes and failures," Tom says. "In that way, we turn breakdowns into breakthroughs." living your life and business by design.
His charisma, discipline and flexibility, along with his ability to train coaches to teach powerful activity-based new and inovative marketing techniques, Incorperating the old and the new with a seamless modern spin, and inspired some of today's rising starts.
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just ask Chris Goodmanson of Long Beach http://www.chrisgoodmanson.com
Someone asked Tom if he has ever sold real estate.....he wouldn't answer the question. The guy who was asking asked him again and he finally admitted....that he has never sold real estate.
Is it just me...or does it seem really wrong that someone who is claiming to be a real estate coach...has never sold real estate? Am I missing something? He may be a smooth salesman but, please....don't pretend to be something or someone you aren't!
Mike bases his training on prospecting - mostly by phone. Expireds, FSBO, Just Listed Just Sold, door knocking. All you have to do 2-3 hours a day, is to call. Figure out your contact/appointment/listing ratio, then you know how many contacts to make per day to reach your annual goal.
Tom bases his training on the internet. Facebook and so on. He believes that you can find clients using the internet.
Why not do both?
After seeing Tom FERRY last year, I was like; THANK GOD! Because business has tripled and this market is not the best.
Whatever you decide to do . . . commit to it! Mike Ferry, Tom Ferry, Brian Buffini, Joe Stumpf, Howard Britton, etc. it all works as long as you do.
Tom Ferry is a mind control, NLP, conversational hypnosis expert. He has never sold real estate and knows NOTHING about the business. If he points at me and uses those NLP techniqies one more time I'll snap his finger like a chicken bone. His kind are experts at sucking the money out of the agents that fall into their claws. He provides no value. His job is to create more Zombie Real Estate Agents that he can pull into his "coaching" program. He is a typical NLP "Master". They only want the clients money. Just another con man.
Old question...but interesting comments. I have seen Tom and enjoyed him. I also gave his book to a young man who really needed to hear his story.
So.....not sure if that's helpful or not. :)
Tom Ferry is much more senceable ...and good trainer.../////
He is younger and has a longer reach.
Mike has been resting on his laurels for quite a bit and hasn't trained that hard lately.
Mike does retreats. Tom is doing cutting edge training.
I think it will be a K O. in the sixth.
I WAS SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE OF MIKE. BUT TODAY IN THE TELECOM INDUSTRY I AM KNOW FOR MY DIALOGUE WHICH I LEARNED FROM MIKE.
THERE IS NO COMPARISON BUT ONLY IN AMERICA DO WE HAVE A WAY OF PUTTING SON AGAINST FATHER. OUTSIDE OF AMERICA WE ARE TAUGHT SON IS NOTHING WITHOUT FATHER. I REMEMNER WHEN MIKE WOULD NOT LET TOM WOTK FOR HIM UNTIL HE WORKED ON HIS APPEARANCE. AND LOOK WHERE THE FOUNDATION OF HIS FATHER HAS TAKEN HIM
I would stick to Mike
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