Update by user Aug 18, 2016
A man from the company called me, listened to me, understood, and apologized for my experience. They/he really went out of their way to make things right.
I am really impressed with the way this gentleman responded with immediate call to action and had an immediate solution for me. I have since changed my view point and discussed going on the bus tour in the fall. What this company/gentleman did to set a new experience was outstanding and that is the way a good company responds.
Virtual high five! Excited and with a renewed opinion, I am ready to go on the bus tour!
Original review posted by user Aug 15, 2016
Myself and a friend went to the free flipping workshop in Calgary Alberta Canada July 28, 2016. They discussed a 3 day workshop for $599 CND for myself and a guest.
I paid and received my books and cds. We went August 12,13,14. We didn't go the last day because this workshop is a complete joke. The main speaker had NO clue about Canadian rules, laws or EVEN the websites for information.
Talking about increasing credit cards to buy a house for $200,000 with that money on your credit cards but not talking about how you would have to pay back the 10 cards you needed to buy the house with or renovate. Teaching us the "way" to phrase things and the specific language to use to the banks to get increases. The "legal" way to use Square Register to take money of your credit cards from a business merchant account and swipe your personal credit cards to get the money off of your credit cards. This guy was so slimy is was gross.
I and a few other people corrected him quite a few times about certain information the very first day and the second day he was getting roasted from the crowd for all the mis information given. It was offence that this company would come to Canada and pitch flipping real estate, make reference that the principle used in this company can be used anywhere in the world (US or Canada mainly) but not have ANY clue about our Country. I had my hand up to ask/discuss how the closing costs in the USA vs Canada were vastly different and had thousands of dollars in differences and I was shut down before I could finish my sentence. He called me analytical, challenging and dismissed my intention to discuss this.
He paraded around saying was studying to be a lawyer, an accountant, he was a pastor, a marriage councillor, owner of 3 corporations, and spent 48 weeks of the year in the air travelling. I would say that a lawyer or an accountant are especially analytical types....no?? The guy was so OBNOXIOUS and phoney it was hard to even listen to. The premise for this workshop is to ONLY get you to the bus tour and to sell sell sell and sell the "sizzle" of $40,000.
Seriously?? To get your RE license is only $5,000. I felt like I was at a timeshare presentation. It was a waste of time, learning absolutely nothing that is remotely useful in flipping houses.
It was all geared towards generic information that you could have gotten from the internet. A total waste of money and time. I should send them a bill for my time. I decided to leave on the second day at 3pm because I couldn't take anymore of the time filling conversations and information that he was giving.
As I left one of the coaches ran out and said "hey, are you in or out?" I said "in or out of what?" he said "the bus tour for $40,000 and you get to bring someone for free!" I said "most definitely out!" I would like a refund.
Review about: Nv Real Estate Academy Seminar.
Reason of review: Bad quality.