seminar - n. : a meeting in which you receive information on and training in a particular subject

That, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Although most seminars are normally exercises in academia, attended by scholars or undergrads and hosted by a knowledgeable professor, the term seminar has recently come to mean almost any gathering of people for the purpose of providing information and training on just about any specific subject. So it is no surprise that real estate gurus from late-night TV are using the seminar circuit to their advantage - and to the disadvantage of "the folks."

The issue we - and the Better Business Bureau - have with this abuse of the seminar is simple: the gurus do not use the "seminar" for disseminating any worthwhile information or providing training on the subject at hand - real estate investing, and how to profit from it. Instead, these "seminar scams" have one purpose - to sell something to the attendees. More particularly, to upsell increasingly expensive add-ons, such as mentoring (coaching), boot camps, bus tours or whatever other terminology they can come up with that sounds really cool! Understand this important fact - such seminars are designed specifically for selling, not teaching. (NOTE: "The Simple Man's Guide to Real Estate" does not utilize such sales gimmicks. When you have a course that actually works, it sells itself by word-of-mouth and gimmicks are not necessary.)

These seminars are nothing more than a re-creation of the old-tyme "Medicine Show", where the barker would attract a crowd with entertainment such as a dancing girl, magic show or sharpshooter, and then go into a fast-talking spiel to get the mesmerized folks in the crowd to buy a bottle of his "cure-all" medicine - which is often referred to as "snake oil". Completely worthless, few people complained much because the "medicine" was alcohol based, designed to make you think you were getting benefits that you were not really getting.

Sound familiar? That's because Armando Montelongo, Carlton Sheets, Ron LeGrand and a host of other real estate gurus use those same gimmicks to sell their own brand of snake oil.

Seminars are a great way to teach, but the infomercial real estate gurus do not use them for that purpose. They have perverted them, and given seminars a bad name in general. And it is not just seminars. It also includes boot camps and bus tours, or any other gathering dedicated to selling. In essence, they are all seminars. "A rose by any other name..."

If you truly want to learn how to invest successfully in real estate and have the benefit of a free coach to walk you through every step, visit "The Simple Man's Guide to Real Estate".

Full Review of Armando Montelongo Seminars here

Full Review of Carlton Sheets Scam here

Full Review of Ron LeGrand Scam here

Full Review of Larry Goins Scam here

Full Review of Dave Lindahl Scam here

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