In the Heat of the day!

By
Real Estate Agent with Optimar International Realty

I just held my first seminar! Talk about Hot! The topic " Buying a home with $500 down" went over very well. We had more than 75 people who showed to listen to myself and my associate.

The speakers Opened the Floor for Q&A. The first 3 questions all very good questions, dealing with credit scores and locating a home. The 4th question the gentleman stands up and starts in with "Carlton Sheets" and how he can purchase a home with NO CREDIT,NO MONEY, NOTHING. He starts ranting and raving. My partner who is alot more fluent in dealing with these Whackos politely asks "Have you or anyone that you know been able to actually do this?" "Why NO he responds" As a matter of fact he responds he just signed up for Carlton`s personal trainer to teach him why he`s not! My partners asks "OK, how Much?" With that he tells us and the audience that he just sent them $5,000 for this seminar.. T

The crowd erupts in laughter one lady tells him to "Shut Up". My partner tells him that this seminar is factual and wishes him well with his trainer...

After the Q&A, I had 9 people crowd me asking for my card and I have 3 appointments to start showing property. I tried to flag this man, and tell him about our next seminar next month but he vanished! This person was the best advertisement that I ever seen. I will carefully search him out if he ever appears again! He made my day!    

Comments (11)

Omar Camejo
Florida List For Less Realty,Inc. - Ocala, FL
You sure he wasn`t the Trainer? LOL 
Aug 17, 2006 08:54 AM
Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. - Cooper City, FL
Good for you! That advertsing is Priceless...
Aug 17, 2006 09:00 AM
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
I can't believe all those people who sit and watch infomercials and think that they actually work.  I love the one where they say you can get cash back at closing... it's illegal in Texas, but on TV all the time.
Aug 17, 2006 09:04 AM
Jonathan Greene
Team Greene Realty - Tampa, FL
Nice.  Those guys are a little divorced from reality.  Property costs money.  Sorry.  If it didn't I would own a lot more of it.
Aug 17, 2006 09:08 AM
Teri Isner
Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes - Orlando, FL
GRI, CRS, CIPS
Erika this is a great way to get buyer or seller leads.  I used to teach seminars at overseas military bases as everyone would be transferred to our base from one of two places.  Mine went 3 nights in one week and a booth at the craft fair on the weekend.  Alot of fun and you are the expert by the time they arrived they weren't talking to anyone else.  This was over 15 years ago but it really did jump start my business.  Keep up the good work..by the way there is always a know it all in every sessions think you handled this one well.
Aug 17, 2006 09:38 AM
William Seufert
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. - Pembroke Pines, FL
BTW- Since i was the one who was standing next to you. I`d like to tell you how wonderful you did today. Nice going!
Aug 17, 2006 09:42 AM
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
How did you get so many people there?
Aug 17, 2006 10:16 AM
Christopher H
REAL ESTATE - Shelby Township, MI

75 people showed up that is a great turn out.  5000, Hopefully he learns something to recover that money.

Aug 17, 2006 10:29 AM
Edward Mehnert
Las Vegas, NV

I bought 4 houses where each cost me only $11 for deed paperwork, and the recording fees at the county clerk.

It can be done, but it is a lot more work that what you hear on tv.  (And we won't even discuss what Carleton Sheets' reputation is on the "guru" circuit)

Aug 18, 2006 01:36 AM
Peter Andres - Lic. in FL & NY GRI,SRES,CNE
REALTOR - The Villages, FL
It amazes me how much people are willing to spend to purchase the same RE investor program, rehashed by different personalities.
Aug 20, 2006 03:38 AM
Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA
thats strong!!!!!
Sep 12, 2006 06:23 AM