Are National Speakers
Every so often, the folks at MIG like to bring in out of
town speakers to educate their members.
This month, MIG is featuring Robyn Thompson and her program “Turning
Houses That Need Renovating Into Pots of Gold.”
Robyn has been rehabbing houses and speaking to real estate
investors around the country for over a decade now.
Some like to think these out of town speakers are all about
sales. Some in fact are. But let me tell you my experience.
My wife Terron and I heard Robyn speak at MIG way back when
we were just getting started in 2004. We
were impressed. We bought her course
materials and Terron flew up to Connecticut to attend Robyn’s bootcamp.
As proof, here is a picture of the materials we
purchased. You can tell its age because
it is comprised of VHS tapes and even better, cassette tapes. I’m not even sure I can even watch and listen
to it now.
Looking back over the course materials today, I see that the
manuals are full of sticky tabs, highlights and notes that we took when we were
figuring out how to get started. We were
learning all we could about real estate back then. And after hearing Robyn speak at MIG, we
decided to make an investment in ourselves and our business by purchasing the
course and bootcamp.
Were these materials a bit pricey? Yes.
But, was it worth our investment? Absolutely it was. Here are five reasons why.
1. Robyn’s Course
Provided a System. Your real estate
activities are a business and systems are what make a business successful. Could you develop your own systems? Sure.
Should you develop your own systems?
Yes. But you have to have
someplace to start and there is absolutely no need to reinvent the wheel.
2. Robyn’s Course
Increased Our Productivity. Could we have developed our own systems and
way of doing things? Sure. Have we over the years? Yes. But
with our newly acquired knowledge and systems from Robyn we were able to hit
the ground running. The checklists she
provided were key.
3. Robyn’s Course
Saved Us Money. It increased our
productivity. Time is money they
say. Robyn’s course taught us how to
speed up our rehab process, which saved us time and thus saved us money.
4. Robyn’s Course
Made Us Wiser. One of our biggest
fears as newbies was dealing with contractors.
Robyn explained many of the tricks of the contractor trade. She had “been there done that” many times
before. We applied what we learned and benefited
greatly from her experience.
5. Robyn’s Course
Made Us Money. This is what it is
all about right? Robyn’s course helped
us achieve success.
Earlier, I called Robyn’s course an investment. That is exactly what it is. It is an investment in yourself, in your business
and in your future. Courses like Robyn’s
will save you time, save you money, make you smarter and best of all make you
So, should you come to MIG to listen to Robyn on
Will Robyn have some great information to share? Yes!
Will Robyn have a course to sell? Yes!
Will it all be worth it?
Kevin Perk is co-founder of Kevron Properties, LLC with his wife
Terron and has been involved in real estate investing for 10 years. Kevin
invests in and manages rental properties in Memphis and is the past president
and vice-president of the Memphis Investors Group. Follow him on his blog Smarterlandlording.com.