When you take any of her courses, she gives CD’s, and forms that will help you with each deal. The form that I use the most would be the Lease Option form, this is like gold. I have purchased 3 new investment properties since my course ended, & I have averaged $20k + per deal.
We can never thank you enough for helping us into the wonderful world of real estate investing. Sue and I are having a great time rehabbing our new house which we purchased for $16,026.00 and will appraise for about $55,000.00.
Everett and Sue Wilbur
Commerce Township, MI
We purchased another house even before the first one was finished and quickly had both of them rented and producing a positive cash flow after pocketing over $12,000.00 on each property.
John and Brenda Selby
Everything I learned about as LLC’s, investing my money, and making offers on properties was truly a great experience. I would recommend the Junkie course to anyone who’s looking to make money.
Allen Park, MI
We’re on a roll! It’s very exciting to be at my fourth closing with you in the last six weeks! It will feel even better to cash this check for $20,640.48
Just as you said, we earned enough on this deal $25,079.00 to more than cover my Apprentice Program entrance fee. You made it so easy. We have two more Short sales in the works and I continue to learn and grow with each one. Again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
I joined the Apprentice program. Shortly after that I found a property in pre-foreclosure. Having attempted a few short sales without success in the past, I was about to pass on this deal. But Kimberlee encouraged me to stick to it. After expenses we cleared $29,632.13 – not bad from a deal I almost passed it on!
Kuangting “Leo” L
Rochester Hills, MI
I have completed several deals now & I am extremely happy with my income. Kimberlee is very complete with her information & truly enjoys seeing here students achieve their goal. I would recommend any of her courses to anyone interested in real estate or investing.
As I sit here and write you this letter, I still pinch myself to see if I’m still dreaming. I finally got the opportunity to pay off all my bills and now I live debt free. It is the best feeling in the world … and I owe it all to you. You are truly my mentor! I thank you for the bottom of my heart.
Florida (Short Sale deal)
TEAM- Together Everyone Achieves More
“We are a team. We are all here to help one another. That example is set by Kimberlee through her tireless efforts to assist all of us in the best manner possible.
Recently I ran into trouble on one of the files I am doing. I was at a loss. The bank had taken the house back after the seller had filed for protection in Federal Court. As classic case of the left not knowing what the right was doing. Circuit Civil would not honor the case from Federal because the Federal filing had a different last name that the circuit filing.
I turned to Kimberlee. She knew exactly what to do and at 9:30 PM at night had a motion typed that was right on target. Using her valuable family time to help me on a file that was not going through the office. I do not know about you, but for me, that is a perfect example of someone I can count on in the trenches. Again and again, Kimberlee reaches out to assist us in every way possible.
I am proud to be associated with Kimberlee Frank as a business partner, but a lot prouder to call her my friend.”
Thanks again Kimberlee,
“We’re on a roll! It’s very exciting to be at my fourth closing with you in the last six weeks! It will feel even better to cash this check for $20,640.48, which is really needed to keep my marketing machine running all year.”
“I applaud your efforts in staying cool under fire since sellers were really anxious through the whole process and needed calming with only 2 weeks notice to vacate. And finding buyers at almost retail price with the mortgages discounted – what a payday! Thanks again…Couldn’t have done it without you!”
Bob Mattler (Closing Check $20,640.48)
“Thanks for working the Foreclosure program to a successful completion on Holland in Lake Orion. Your Patience and skill in negotiating a Short Sale on both the 1st and 2nd Mortgages made this deal happen. Thanks again for your perseverance.”
-Bob Mattler (Closing Check $15,835.15)
“Wow…2 checks on Short Sales in one week…you’re awesome. You really pulled the rabbit out of the hat on this one.” Toget seller to pay on the 2nd Mortgage, them to get 2 extensions to find a buyer, Lisa Caruso and I were so excited to see any money on this deal. Thanks for your hard work and keep it up!” Bob Mattler, MI (Closing Check $22,141.20)
“Thanks for your help on getting me to my first deal. It took awhile but I must admit I learned a lot along the way and feel like I’ve turned the corner on this business. Anyway, it felt really good cashing the check for $13,984.59. Keep them coming!”
-Bob Mattler, MI (Closing Check $13,984.59)
This letter is to reflect on the job that Kimberlee did for us regarding a short sale. I gave Kimberlee this lead in July. This house was a pretty nice house in Metamora, which is in Lapeer County, an area that is still appreciating pretty significantly and a fast growth area. The house needed minor work, but when looked at, seemed to have a major and chronic problem involving a roof leak. Boy did she make a big deal out of that and it worked. We closed on this house at the end of December, and Kimberlee’s never say die attitude is what got this deal to work. The bank ordered 3, yes 3 BPO’s and with Kimberlee’s perseverance, a compromise offer was negotiated. The closing day was chaotic at best but again, because of Kimberlee’s never say die attitude and her close contacts with the title company and her knowledge of who to talk to get the deal DONE we closed and pocketed a fairly good paycheck of $26,030.47 with a fairly good back end. -Joni Catanese, Clarkston, MI I want to say how lucky my husband and I were, that you allowed us to join your Apprenticeship program this past year. Thanks to your help and experience we were able to take a foreclosure house in Fowlerville, Michigan, through the short sale process and close on that house with a $29,875.40 check in our hands!! Amazing! We never thought it could happen! We currently have another house near completion of the short sale process in Holly, Michigan. Enjoying our current success, I believe we will have another wonderful check in our hands very soon. Thank you so much, both of you.
-Everett & Sue Wilbur – White Lake,MI
Thank you so much for helping me with this deal! “Highview” was my first Short sale and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Just as you said, we earned enough on this deal $25,079.00 to more than cover my Apprentice Program entrance fee. You made it so easy. You walked me through all the steps, every step of the way. You were especially there to help me through the speed bumps. When I got off track and was doing things all wrong, you expertly coached me through,and we ended up with a great deal!! I couldn’t have done it without YOU! We have two more Short sales in the works and I continue to learn and grow with each one. I am looking forward to great things in 2006! Again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
-Paul Smudski – Canton, MI
I attended Larry and Kimberlee’s Real Estate Junkie Boot camp in January 2005 after seeing their flyers for 3 months. I was very impressed with the course materials presented. Their sincerity of helping students to succeed was dramatically different from what I experienced with some national speakers.
In March I decided to join their Apprentice program so I could learn from them more closely. Shortly after that I found a property in pre-foreclosure. The owner owed $320K and the house was only worth $300K as is. Having attempted a few short sales without success in the past, I was about to pass on this deal. But Kimberlee encouraged me to stick to it. The house was in a very nice neighborhood and could easily worth $350K if all fixed up. We ended up buying it from the owner then redeemed it from the bank for $218K. Instead of fixing it up we quickly sold it to another investor for $260K. After all expenses we cleared $29,632.13 — not bad from a deal I almost passed it on! During the entire process Kimberlee and Larry provided tremendous help and support. In addition, they demonstrated high level of honesty and integrity. I also learned a great deal from the transaction.
I am very fortunate to be mentored by Larry and Kimberlee. I look forward to the long term relationship and working with them on more deals.
Kuangting “Leo” L — Rochester Hills, MI
Kimberlee & Larry both have extreme knowledge in the real estate field. They are both supportive in helping the students learn & grow. They truly want everyone that takes this course to use the tools that they teach & succeed. I would recommend her courses to anyone wanting to learn about investing & real estate – Jerry Kirshner–Southfield, MI
I have had my real estate license for several years, and I wanted to know more. So I decided to look into investments, and I found a web site about real estate investing, and then signed up. What great information! Very informational seminar. Kimberlee doesn’t just touch on the information she goes into great detail. She shows you step by step what to do and who to talk to. When you start your first deal, Kimberlee is always there to encourage & help in any way possible. This is a great course. Warren C, Burton, MI
The class was extensive, a lot of information. I use the information with the investment properties that my wife & I have now. Kimberlee is extremely knowledgeable &has an extensive background in real estate & foreclosures. She & Larry know the business inside & out. We own a print shop now & when we get a little older & can deal in investing full time we would love to take more of her courses.
-John Allen–Waterford, MI
This was a life changing experience for me! The information that you learn during one of these boot camps is something that can be useful to you for the rest of your life. Investing is something that everyone should learn more about. We all want to make money, and this is an excellent way to learn. I have completed several deals now & I am extremely happy with my income. Kimberlee is very complete with her information & truly enjoys seeing here students achieve their goal- investing. I would recommend any of her courses to anyone interested in real estate or investing.
– Cheryl Toulette–Beverly Hills
This class was very helpful. When you take any of her courses, she gives CD’s, and forms that will help you with each deal. The form that I use the most would be the Lease Option form, this is like gold. I have purchased 3 new investment properties since my course ended, & I have averaged $20k + per deal.
-Terry Goff–Waterford, MI
Kimberlee gave us all the information, she didn’t hold anything back. I was impressed! I have completed several deals and look forward to doing more. I can’t wait to take another course from Kimberlee. I just can’t get enough.
Judy Kelly– Rockford, MI
I found the whole class very informative and extremely helpful. Everything I learned about as LLC’s, investing my money, and making offers on properties was truly a great experience. I thoroughly enjoyed going out and looking at the homes. I would recommend this course to anyone who’s looking to make money.
-David Yuhaz– Allen Park, MI
Wow, this year has been a bit of a whirlwind for us. Since attending your boot camp in January things have really taken off for is in the investor arena. We wanted to write and tell you how much we appreciate the knowledge and insight you shared with us during that weekend. After purchasing our first house at your boot camp and watching the process thru you “Business in the box” we had the confidence to move forward and give it a try on our own. We purchased another house even before the first one was finished and quickly had both of them rented and producing a positive cash flow after pocketing over $12,000.00 on each property. We then moved into the foreclosure market and currently hold title to over $620,000.00 on real estate and pocketed $45,000.00. We did this with no money out of our pocket. This has been a great few months and we look forward to even better things in the years to come. Thank you both for all you taught us. John and Brenda Selby–Fenton, MI (NOW A RUSS WHITNEY MENTOR WHICH I TAUGHT HOW TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE)
This was an excellent class!! I learned every aspect of investing. I am very impressed with the material that she teaches and the way she works with you involving any questions that arise. I was very pleased that this was no fluffing in her teaching.
-Jeff Walker–Redford, MI
I attended Kimberlee and Larry Frank’s 2 day boot camp. I found it to be very informative and fun. I was so excited when I finished the course I spent the next 3 weeks straight trying to find a deal. I spent the first 2 weeks alone investigating the neighborhood that I intended to purchase my first property.
I looked at everything in my comfort price range $20,000. To $60,000. I chose this price range because I could access my credit cards for the money to do the deal. My City Bank card drafted me a check for $22,500. At 4.99% for the life of the loan. It is amazing how fast they sent it to me, 2 days flat. I accessed another card for the rest at 10%. I was hot on the trail for that diamond in the rough. During the third week of checking daily, the Multiple Listing Service, I came across a bank owned property that interested me. It was listed as a handyman special for $47,900. It was a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, and 2 1/2 garage houses with 1000 square feet of living area. I gained access to the property by way of good friend of mine who is a Realtor.
The house smelled like a really dirty dog pee yew! Which by the way I remembered Larry telling us during our house tour was the smell of money! The house also had a huge room off the back it measured 16 x 28! Another great feature was an attic which has a nice staircase going up to it. and it had 7 1/2 foot ceilings. I measured the living area of house to include a 14 x 12 bedroom upstairs and came up with 1262 square feet of living area. This listing agent miss measured the lower level of the home. He was shy about 50 square feet. I estimated the repairs and added the cost of a bedroom upstairs and came up with about $20,000. including my labor. I offered the bank $35,000. cash for the house. The bank came back with a counter offer at list price $47,900. I was a bit upset because it looked like the bank was in no way motivated to sell this house at all. I called Kimberlee for advice.
She told me to counter back at $35,500. and give it right back to them. I told my Realtor what Kimberlee had said (to submit $35,500.). My Realtor told me that she did not agree with that kind of advice and that kind of counter would tick the bank off. My Realtor also told me that the listing agent thought the bank might take $38,000. I was prepared to offer $38,000 because that was my maximum allowable offer and I did not want to lose the deal. I called Kimberlee back and asked her what I should do. Kimberlee said matter of fact”well my advice hasn’t changed” Man this woman is tough!!! I love it!!! I figured I paid her for expertise so I probably should take her advice. So I called my agent and told her to submit $35,500. I got a call 1/2 house later; my agent was in shock and said the bank took the deal. Wow I was in shock too. I close on November 29, 2005. That phone call to Kimberlee saved me $2,500 pretty cool eh.
The comparables on the 3 bedroom homes that size in that neighborhood that have sold is between $90,000 – $99,000. I will price it at $85,900. for a quick sale. My cost is $35,500 + $20,000. = $55,500. That is $30,400 profit! The other bonus is that I am doing the work and I will be paying myself $10,000 out of the $20,000. in repair cost. Remember the profit comes from buying right. Even if I have to hold it a little longer I will still make money. I will be done with repairs by February 1, 2006. I will send an update when it sells.
-Joe M. Royal Oak, MI
Before I write anything let me just write these words- “YOU ARE THE BEST”. It was indeed our great pleasure to attend your boot camp on August 27 & 28, 2005. Parul & I not only just enjoyed the two days but learned a lot, as to do the right things and to avoid costly mistakes.
Your boot camp was the most informative and related to the real situations and issues in the State of Michigan. Your explanations and the details of how to approach the whole process whether it was for buying, selling, or how to prepare for a sale, or landlord issues, fixing the properties, names of individuals and the list of people who can assist and support an investor, the required forms, pointing out the key items which we as investors must do and which we must not do, this was just fantastic.
We used some of your techniques during rehab of a home which we were in the process of purchasing during your seminar. You as a local Michigan expert related to us the issues we encounter in our investing business and thus I feel that there is absolutely no need for anyone to go out of the State of Michigan and spend enormous amounts of money to attend other boot camps. In many of the other boot camps, one could easily spend thousands of dollars and then do not see those people again. With you here in Michigan it is easier for anyone to personally see you and to talk to you so that you can guide them because Larry and you have already been there.
Your seminars and the information was the best I have seen because it is to the point and gives you everything you need to start real estate investment business. Also your tour to see the houses and what different options could be thought of, including the business in the box was very interesting for us. Another great thing about your camp is – One 3 ring binder with everything you need, and all the forms you need in a CD. This is done very well. It is very concise, to the point and easy to read and understand. To us the greatest benefit of your boot camp was the satisfaction that if I need to I can call you to get advice. It definitely gives us a great comfort level that we can call you for discussions on any real estate subject. Once again we want to thank you for the fantastic seminar and guiding us also on a couple of issues we had.
I would highly recommend your boot camp over many others at anytime. Also, last but not least, Larry’s jumping in for discussions and giving us the actual experiences and examples, gave us the true scenarios of issues and how to handle them. Kim & Larry, thank you from Parul and me. Even though our process of investing began in mid 2004, our knowledge level went up significantly with your boot camp to make investing more creative and better for the future.
Ashok & Parul Shah–Bloomfield Hill, MI
Kimberlee I thoroughly enjoyed your class. You showed me how to purchase a home as an investor and doing a lease option on the home with someone who could never purchase a home on their own. Thank you so much.
Pastor John Billings- MI
The 2 day boot camp class was very interesting for the investor, it was very informative and the information that was taught was very useful. I am using the tools to increasing my investing everyday.
Marla Walton–Pontiac, MI
I wanted to take the time to write you and personally thank you for all that you have done for me. As I sit here and write you this letter, I still pinch myself to see if I’m still dreaming. I finally got the opportunity to pay off all my bills and now I live debt free. It is the best feeling in the world … and I owe it all to you. You are truly my mentor! I thank you for the bottom of my heart.
Sherri Rickett – Florida (Short Sale deal)
Thanks to Larry and Kimberlee I bought my FIRST investment home in December of 2004. Kimberlee helped me find the property, arranged the financing with a Private Lender, got the inspection & closing scheduled all within ONE week and it was the week before CHRISTMAS!!! It was really helpful in the boot camp to actually go out and see “ugly houses” and estimate repairs and evaluate each house to see if it fit the Adjusted Maximum Allowed Offer criteria, it really helped me a lot to see what was a good deal and what was not.
Kimberlee has continuously answered my questions and helped me with my exit strategies. Thank you Larry and Kimberlee for helping me to get started and NOT just attending seminar after seminar without doing a deal.
Terri Buffum – Brownstown, Michigan
Just wanted to say thanks for the GREAT course this weekend. I know it would be easy for both of you to spend your time making money rather then educating and helping others. I believe there are people who come into our lives at just the right moment for a reason and that you are two of them! I look forward to working with both of you soon and I want to know how much I appreciated both of you. Thanks Again.
Scott G – Milford, Michigan
Kimberly and Larry made the whole finding, buying, renovating and selling on a lease option experience unbelievably easy – especially when we work full-time and could not really participate actively in the process because of our jobs. After looking for a few weeks, the Franks found a home in Flint that we bought from a burned-out landlord. Kimberly arranged the purchase and gave us step-by step instructions for everything needed from insurance to dealings with the City to getting the utilities put into our name.
ASAP Investments renovated the home while we were out of town for two weeks. Within a few days of putting the lease/option sign out in the yard, they found a buyer. We were going out of town again, so Kimberly, using her 24/7 “work ethic and style,” brought the deal to a close late one weeknight! While we were out of town, the Frank’s handled everything from getting the lease/option paper work signed, collecting all monies due, settling up the renovation accounting and moving the buyers into the house. It was a tremendous relief to us to have all of this being handled while we were out of town because, if we had not completed the deal, we may have lost the buyer. The Frank’s support did not stop at that point though. A few months following the deal, they were still “on the job” supporting the whole process. They followed the deal thru the inspection process by the City of Flint, meeting the inspector at the house and thus competing the last step needed for this to be a Business In the Box Rental Property.
The Frank’s support does not stop there though. Should the buyer not purchase the home for some reason, ASAP Investments is available for a fee, to advertise, locate, interview and propose new tenants for us to choose from for the house. Because they know the market and are experts at this task, having ASAP Investments available to perform this service, if needed, is “priceless.”
Regards, Scott & Jane Graham Oxford Michigan
All of the information shared can be taken and used immediately. Being honest and sharing the reality of the business was greatly appreciated! I wanted to hear it like it really is so I know what I’m up against. The hands on house tours are a great idea. I enjoyed learning from someone else how they would handle repairs and why. Your willingness to share what you know and make the time to do so is quite a find. Some people in business just are not able to willing to share their knowledge with others. It’s nice to work with a couple like you too.
Jackie and Blake B- Saginaw, Michigan
After paying big bucks to go to a national seminar held locally, then paying more big bucks to go through their mentoring program, I still didn’t have the courage to take the first step in realizing my dreams to become a real estate investor. I met Kimberlee and Larry at the REIA of Oakland meeting. Once I decided to go through their Real Estate Junkie 3 Day Mentoring program, I found the Mentor I was looking for.
I had instant access to someone who really had done what I was just dreaming to do. Not only did they teach me what I needed to know to be successful, they led me step by step. With their help, I found the money, found a house, fixed it up, got a mortgage and even found a tenant. I bought the house for $24,000 and after only about $5,000 in repairs, the house appraised for $65,000. I walked away from the closing table with over $20,000 and still have $20,000 of equity in the house when I decide to sell it. With this first deal, I made enough to cover the cost of the national program, the cost of their mentorship program and still made money. I appreciate their experience, their knowledge, and their friendship and look forward to continuing to develop through their mentoring.
Tarla Gernert – Lake Orion, Michigan.
Larry and Kimberlee Frank – I want you to know what I have learned a lot from your classes and so did Andrea. Keep me posted on your next class and what it is about. I think that you guys have been very helpful in my rapid progress in this investors business. Remember I have only been in this business since April 19, 2004 and I have 10 properties. Thanks Again.
Willie Moody – Saginaw, Michigan
Larry and Kimberlee were very thorough with their information. They made it so easy to do deals with them and they walk you through every step of the way – Looking at houses and showing you what they would recommend and then ask you what you would do. They keep you informed of all the progress in the rehab and keep tabs on the construction crew. It is just the way Larry and I love it – write a check and make money in doing it. It is truly a “BUSINESS IN THE BOX”.
– OWNERS OF NOVI REAL ESTATE INVESTORS GROUP – LARRY AND SHARON YELINEK – Whitmore Lake, Michigan
The entire process of Business in the Box worked out very well. The process started with the boot camp in which you provided a step by step documented process to buying and fixing up properties as well as an excellent “Dream Team” to assist in the execution of the process. The “Business in the Box” was the icing on the cake. You showed just how it should be done. Finally, you topped it all off with ice cream by putting a Tenant in the property as soon as it was ready. THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE. STATEN HEARD
– Troy, Michigan.
Thank you so much Larry and Kimberlee for your very informative and easy to follow Boot Camp. I have been to many of the “National Guru’s” and really appreciated your easy to follow “Step by Step” format with the Game Plan laid out for me as to what I needed to do when I got home. It really helps also to have the “LOCAL INVESTING IN MICHIGAN” available and ready to use. It makes investing in Real Estate a lot easier to understand from the get go! I also highly recommend Larry and Kimberlee’s “BUSINESS IN A BOX” Program! I appreciated the fact that you are available to help me when requested. Your advice and knowledge is not “FLUFF”. It is the real 100% SIRLOIN STEAK!!!! Thanks so much!!!!
Cathy Reed – Canton, MI
Kimberlee and Larry, I have attended your boot camp and have done “BUSINESS IN A BOX”. Your Boot camp was clear and concise and more importantly it was in my own back yard “MICHIGAN”. Your Business in the Box is a “NO BRAINER” and it is a great way to start in the business. On my first deal I made $17,000.00 at closing and it was GREAT!! I will continue to do business with you both anytime. You both are always there to answer questions and make me feel comfortable. Thank you both again for all your help.
Gregory H – Hamburg, Michigan
Dear Kimberlee and Larry,
If we hadn’t attended your December boot camp, we would still be sitting at our REIA groups watching everyone else talk about their deals.
Well thanks to the two of you, we can now say we have a deal too. You gave us knowledge, enthusiasm, a dream team and a guiding hand. Your confidence, experience and integrity actually relieved the fear we had in doing our first deal. We can never thank you enough for helping us into the wonderful world of real estate investing. Sue and I are having a great time rehabbing our new house which we purchased for $16,026.00 and will appraise for about $55,000.00, and can’t wait to “rent to own” this home so we can get another. I have a feeling we just may become “real estate junkies ourselves”. Thank you from your honored Students,
Everett and Sue W – Commerce Township, MI
Hi Kimberlee, Larry & Jason,
Here are some strong points of your boot camp.
Reality: You describe real life situations that worked well and that didn’t work well. You talk about insurance, exit strategies, non performers and why you need to have back up contacts to replace them, also going out to actually see the homes is hands on and very important.
Accessibility: Having you both as resources is one of the strongest perks of attending the camp. You both truly want to see your students succeed.
Amenities: Food, drink, snacks, directions and the discount on the hotel stay all add to your professionalism. I felt like I was invited into your home with 9 other to learn the inside scoop of how you had become successful in real estate. Not everyone feels this way, but to me it’s the little things that count.
Better Half: You guys both compliment each other extremely well. I am glad that you both contribute in the boot camp.
Wayne McEachron – Southfield, Michigan
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for the impact you have had on my life. Though I only met the two of you at your Boot Camp in January I consider you both good friends and you are also the foundation of the Dream Team. I must say that your REAL ESTATE JUNKIE BOOT CAMP is probably one of the best things to ever happen to me. I joined the NREI Club in October and after attending 4 meetings I decided rather than continuing to wish I was one of the members up front giving their story it was time for me to make my own story. To my amazement 3 weeks after taking your Boot Camp I had two offers accepted and closed on my 1st house all within in one month of taking your Boot Camp. What’s even more amazing is that on March 1st, I will be closing on my second home. HOW AWESOME…. Oh, I guest I left out one small detail, after I take a mortgage out on these two properties I should put $17,000 IN MY POCKET. SEVENTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS in like two months and that does not include the remaining equity of $20,000.00 in the two homes. Thanks for changing my life, helping me fulfill my dream in real estate and becoming great friends.
-TODD, C – Macomb County, MI ,
In their boot camp, Kimberlee and Larry carefully show and explain how to find and finance a property. They’ll take you into rehabbing it to give you the finished market product with your choice of renting it or selling it. On top of that you have the great bonus of cash in your pocket plus personal mentoring every step of the way.
-Henry Kanji -East Lansing, Michigan
Dear Kimberlee and Larry,
Thanks for the great advice and class information disseminated at your boot camp. I found it extremely helpful, organized and informative. -Attorney Robert M – Franklin, Michigan
This letter is written on the day that we closed our first deal. I recently left the title company so excited that I headed in the exact opposite direction as I intended. Three months ago I was looking for help from someone who might know something about real estate that applied to my situation. I called the busiest, fastest growing couple I know. I was praying that they had enough time to chat with me for lunch, or even 5 minutes. I told my husband that I was totally embarrassed to even ask because I knew so little and I did not want to sound stupid. My Husband only knew different members of their family and was not really sure whether to trust my judgment. I had just spent $5,000 of our hard earned money on a course that was based out of the South West part of the United States. They didn’t even know the laws in my State, and they did not have any personal recommendations to offer. They had me sign up for services that excluded the State of Michigan. The weekly personal mentoring program of ½ hour per week by phone was a joke. But not at the price I paid. The last straw was being told that I needed to find a Real Estate Agent in my area that I knew really really well that would help me to become an investor and send them nice notes. This was not the first course either. It was number 5. You can just imagine my husband’s bent nose and pointed eye brows when I told him that I had a NEW idea. I was not willing to give up though because I knew there was an answer for us. He was relived to know that Kimberlee had agreed to help us.
I chose to call Kimberlee because I heard her family gripe about those awful real estate tapes that they play while your trying to ride in their car. Larry & Kimberlee went on another one of those REAL ESTATE trips. That is all they want to talk about “REAL ESTATE”. I have known Larry, Kimberlee, and her family for a long time. I have always admired the strong family values they have and instill in their children. I was afraid that Kimberlee would tell me that she didn’t have the time for me. I felt like a nuisance.
Kimberlee was so excited when I called. She was so happy to know that someone had paid attention to them and she invited us to their I am a real estate junkie boot camp. My husband and I attended in September 2003. They taught us where to locate properties, how to buy them, fix them up,& how to sell them. Where to locate the mortgage brokers,inspectors, appraisers, insurance agents, C.P.A.s, & if they don’t have the person we need, they will help us find one. Now we own an ugly home that we picked up by January 2004 that was dirt cheap. We will pay $20,000. on this home. That includes purchase price, all closing costs,rehabbing (Materials only, Roof & Furnace too!), and one year of insurance (of one million dollar coverage). It will appraise for $60,000 by the end of February 2004 (After a little elbow grease). I paid cash with some borrowed money and Doug’s parents are loaning us the money for the furnace. We can pay it all back in a couple of months. With the extra money we get, we plan on repeating this cookie cutter method by March 2004 and buy another ugly house. My husband and I are forever grateful that Larry and Kimberlee chose to share their wisdom in real estate for a fraction of what we were charged elsewhere. We were taken to houses and shown what to look for. What kind of neighborhoods to scout, and which ones to stay out of. We get 6 months of telephone calls unlimited. They have never made us feel like we ask stupid questions, even when there were stupid questions. They have held our hands, lead us through, and their advise is priceless.
That is not all. My Mother became ill in April 2003 and I have had her house on the market for $115,000 for the past 6 months. $121,000 appraisal value. No offers, No open houses, No bidders. The agent suggested that I lower the price. I am a real estate junkie boot camp taught me how to sell that house in an impossible market. I let the listing expire and put it up for sale by owner for $125,000 and will ultimately receive over $132,000 for this house. I put a powerful add in the paper on Tuesday, showed the house on Thursday, and I have a buyer. My Mom’s medical bills have grown and I could not see her taking less than what the home is worth. Not to mention the stress lifted off of me knowing that the house she worked so hard for will not leave her broke, but help her with her increasing expenses.
I feel like I have won the lottery. If you need to know the cold hard facts about real estate, Kimberlee & Larry do not candy coat anything or make you believe that you do not have to do anything to make it work. While we are busy with real estate, we are both able to maintain our hourly paying jobs and any money made will be turned right back into real estate. Now my husband and I have caught the fever and we can not stop talking about real estate. What are Larry and Kimberlee worth to my husband and I? I feel like we have cheated them by giving them so little, when they have taught us so much. We have already learned how to make an additional $55,000 plus for 2004 alone. This is a real life story and the best part is that they are in your area! They have an effective course and I highly recommend this course to anyone that wants to seriously consider buying and selling real estate.
Doug & Lisa C – Rochester Michigan