I understand your point of view, however it is difficult for me to stand back and not address your comments. We have been doing this for a long time and our company did not get approved to be RealtyTrac's advanced foreclosure training partner because our services are not superior to other companies. They are all over the nation news wire as one of the major voices in the foreclosure industry. I'm not saying they don't have competition, or some data due to the way the counties release them, is not at times dated, but they are a lot bigger name than us and could choose any company to be their training partner. It took us a year and a half to go through their due diligence before they agreed to the partnership.
So, I'm not going to argue whether we are the best in the country at what we do, but we are definitely extremely good at our profession. And time is money. So, to pay 10K or 15K to work with highly skilled professionals in the industry, where if you really know what to do and have the right resources, you can make 20k to 30K on the deals you do, well, let's just say that if you get a little more efficient in this market right now, you can make a lot more money. Successful people don't care what the investment is; they care what the return on investment is.
The reason I am posting this is because Iâ€™ve seen all the programs out there and I know the difference. We are about to have a live 3-day workshop in Dallas, TX with about 300 of our clients. All of these individuals have paid already to work with our company. We allow our clients to all come for free to help enhance their leaning curves. All I can say is that most of those people have purchased smaller programs or those big name â€œguru" programs in the past and don't have the best taste in their mouth from them (or donâ€™t know the difference until they have participated in ours to fully understand the real difference). If we were not confident that we could provide services above and beyond anything else our clients have participated in, then we sure as heck wouldn't invite all of our clients to come interact with everyone else who already purchased our services unless we knew for sure our services were superior to our competition and bottom line, they work for our clients. That would make for a very uncomfortable experience dealing with everyone all at once who were unsatisfied with their investments. We do it in this format because what we do works and it gets right to the point for our clients on exactly what to do and provide them the right resources up front to make sure it works efficiently for them.
We are in a very unique situation in the foreclosure and housing market. I believe we can take the entire nine years of us doing this and combine them together and it won't even come close to what kind of money people are going to make in the next 2 years. It's turning into a buyer's market and there are a record amount of foreclosures. You just need to know how to capture it. So, if you can afford a high end training (and there are a lot more expensive programs out there than ours), and you have the time, then why not? Even Tiger Woods has a swing coach. You can always get more efficient at what you do. And in this market, that equals big money.
Thank you for listening and I wish everyone the best of luck.