Many gathered, young and old, into the crowded conference room to partake in the Than Merrill free house flipping seminar. Merrill is a former reserve player in the NFL who now hosts the cable series ‘Flip This House.’ Merrill is the founder and CEO of FortuneBuilders and CT Homes and is also one of the most powerful real estate investors in the nation. He uses his television fame to promote these free nationwide seminars.
Unfortunately for some, Merrill was not actually in attendance. Instead, Fortune Builder Senior Instructor, Danny Allen, led the seminar. Allen encourage audience members that they too could become real estate investors and gain big!
“I think it is mostly about having the mindset of ‘win-win’,” Allen said. “We want to help people stay in their house. We tell people the realities of the business because it’s not all about the money. I helped so many people. I know I am doing a going thing.”
The audience was educated on numerous topics from wholesaling, taxes, and retirement accounts and investing versus saving. Many participated with questions and answers.
Although the two hour seminar was free, the crowd was urged into buying access to the three day summit for just $197. The summits value is $1,197 value. For some, the cost was worth it.
“I feel like it was an investment for my future”, said Jeffrey Elisbrun, a Florida State University sophomore economics and finance student. “This $197 may make me a millionaire one day!”
For others, they also saw the possibilities in what the seminar can offer.
“For me, I am a real estate agent by trade but, I do want to get into the investment side. It’s motivational for me. I know that if I apply what I learn, I will reap many benefits,” Christine Harrell said.
Not everyone bought the package but more than half of the room signed up for the three day summit.