Ok, so first off I got the name wrong. The company is actually called Grow Rich, Stay Rich (not Think Rich, Grow Rich).
The 3 day seminar/sales pitch ended Saturday. It’s only the 2nd 3 day seminar I’ve attended, but my business partner and I actually did sign up for a few of their courses. Here’s why.
First, yes, the 3 day seminar was all about pitching their company and trying to get you to sign up for their classes. At $5k a piece, they’re priced in line with many others I’ve seen, but one key difference was that once you sign up for a class, you can attend over and over for life. They’re held every 2-3 months all over the country, and if they’re not local, they broadcast them over the web, and you can still interact by posting questions on-line.
As I mentioned in my original post, this company teaches over all wealth building and protection strategies, not just real estate. So the stock and currency markets are a big part of their approach. One thing I really liked was a piece of proprietary software built in house called the ISI2 Robot. It’s used by incorporating it with an off the shelf program called MetaStock, and it helps analyze trades and helps spot trends. In short, it makes it much easier for novice investors to analyze trades. And it comes with the courses.
And lastly, I liked a few things about their real estate training. For example, they have partnered with the largest title company in the country, and have worked out an arrangement with them so that they’ll do title research for you prior to you making an offer on a property, so long as you’ll use their services when you list. So you can find out if a property has a clean title before you even make an offer, without having to pay $100-300 for a title search before hand. Also, they’ve got some software they’ve developed that pulls together all of the information you need to analyze a deal, all into one place. Now I know I can get all of this information myself by visiting 5 or 6 web sites on my own and compiling it together myself, but this makes that process much quicker and less tedious. And lastly, they have relationships with several banks that are used to working with RE investors, which I found very attractive, being a new investor and not having built those relationships myself yet.
So in short, what’s my opinion of this company. Well, so far, so good. Of course I’m still very skeptical until I see what their classes are like, and until I try and use some of their services. But if anyone else is wondering if you should attend one of their cheap/free 3 day seminars, I’d say go for it. It’d be worth the $50-200 they charge (they refunded the $50 we paid if we attended all 3 days), at the very least. Just be prepared for a sales pitch. But it wasn’t a very hard sell, and we could have easily left without signing up for anything. We just liked what we saw and decided to invest a bit in our futures to see if they can live up to the hype. I’ll try and update this post once I’ve attended one of the courses and let you all know what I think.
Until then, happy investing!