Monday, July 2, 2007

Enlightened Wealth Retreat - July 25th - July 29th

The Enlightened Wealth Retreat is in Washington DC. They will be announcing the Anaheim one soon (it'll be about 6 months from now).

This is Robert Allen's group: Enlightened Wealth Institute (EWI). I did my first real estate deals using information and resources from one of their seminars. This is a free seminar for current EWI students. If you aren't a current student, you need to contact a current student and get them to bring you as a guest. If you send me a note, I'll try to put you in contact with an EWI member who is going.

This event has a number of programs by different presenters. EWI started out as an almost exclusively real estate based event but lately they have been branching out into other fields. If you are interested in a topic, they probably cover it in the 5 days.

This event has a bit "Ra-Ra" (cheerleading stuff) but we all need a bit of that now and again.

Also, since this is a free event, almost all the presenters will be selling a program or product. The various products have "investments" ranging from $500 to $5000. This and the Learning Annex event are IMO the two best events to attend if you want to invest in real estate but don't know what segment of the real estate market to invest in. Do not buy every product you like, pick one to focus on and give it a good try. Do not try to learn multi tenant and rehabs and commercial properties at the same time. You just can't give any one of them the proper focus. You will be more successful if you pick one and stick with it at least 6 months.

Also, like the Learning Annex, just because the presenters have a product to sell, don't think that you won't learn anything. I've been to a number of EWI events and I only saw one presenter who just gave a sales pitch without giving useful information and he hasn't been back since. There was another who was borderline but i suspect that he got a "talkn to" since he was much better the next year. In general, you will get enough information that you can get yourself started and on the learning curve just from what they tell you in the presentation. The seminar or product that they promote will help you go faster and will give them time to go into much more detail.