Reviews – Legit or Scam?

Fortune is an online education website that teaches its members the ins and outs of real estate investing.  Run by Than Merrill, Paul Esajian, and JD Esajian of A&E’s “Flip This House,” FortuneBuilders claims to have courses available to people of all levels of real estate investment experience.

Though this may seem like an odd time to become involved with real estate investment, fans of the show “Flip This House” understand that the concept behind Merrill’s investment theory is buying homes cheaply and finding ways to quickly and affordably fix them up for a solid profit return on your investment.

How Does FortuneBuilders Work?

Fortune Builders functions completely as an educational company.  Working with professionals in every aspect of the real estate industry, their course curriculum covers a wide range of real estate related topics, including but not limited to what to look for when buying an investment property, what remodeling projects offer good investment returns, how to deal with the tax implications of quickly buying and selling property, and how to successfully market and sell your property when the time comes.

Having recently been written up in Inc. magazine, FortuneBuilders is growing quickly.  Perhaps one of the best reasons why is the wide variety of ways they handle their classes.  You can take an in person seminar from one of the three owners or many faculty members referred to as a 4 Day Bootcamp seminar, which is a type of crash course to being successful in the real estate industry.

In addition to that, Merrill himself offers a brand new webinar each week on a topic relevant to investing in today’s volatile real estate market.  They also offer eBooks and online classes, in addition to a selection of DVD series on a variety of topics.

Finally, they offer the FortuneBuilders Mastery Implementation Coaching Program to a select group of members at a time. This series includes in-depth training from a variety of professionals who have been and continue to be successful in the real estate industry.

Is FortuneBuilders Right For You?

Fortune Builders claims to work with people of all different levels of experience, but what they aren’t clear about on their web page is what sort of resources you must have at your disposal to begin a career in real estate investing.

A quick glance of their DVD training series will be enough to stop many people, as the DVD training courses are priced at $1,197.00 each.  A further investigation shows that investing in many of their coaching programs often requires investments of thousands of dollars.

Though prices in the housing market as low as they’ve been in years, you’ll still need the time and money to purchase, fix up, and a market a home.  As these figures vary widely from region to region and project to project, Fortune Builders wisely makes no promises as to what is required from you for potential success.  But it does seem fairly clear that being serious about switching to a career in real estate investing will certainly require some significant investment capital.

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  • Hey, I am about to attend his 3 day seminar. How did it go for you? have you gotten any deals?
    • Save your money. It up sale, up sale and more up sale. Trust me, if your curious like I was, go to the three day seminar. you will eat everything they say thinking you'll make money. They emphasize risk and expect you to start with their master program to transition into getting on your way. All the information is readily available on the internet. They don't flip houses anymore, they flip you upside down and shake you for change. What a great business model.
  • I just want to know if I can start using what I learn and start making money after I go to the 3-day training. If I have to buy more training classes first, I'm all out of money so I should not even spend the 3 days instead of spending time with my family.
  • I’m attending the 3 day seminar Oct 12-14,2018. I’ve never been in real estate, but have a friend who is a realtor and she’s racking in the money. We both attend the same church. With no competition to her, I just want to obtain what God has for me. I’m excited about this new adventure I’m taking. I’m tired of working for others and getting nothing in return. I want to beable to control the amount of money 💰 which can obtain.
  • How anyone can pay this amount of money just for information that you can get for almost nothing on Biggerpockets or a local REIA chapter just blows my mind. I've been doing RE for about 15 years and you need capital to do it! It's not rocket science, you just do it and learn from the process. Anytime there's a boatload of hype you know it is BS. Don't fall for it!
    • I most certainly agree. Do you have a LinkedIn Account? I would like to connect to learn more about the learning process. I am looking to make a few investments
  • This company advertises on MSN front page, that they have an event in "insert town where you live", but in all reality, the event is nowhere near your city, but thousands of miles away.

    What a scam!!
  • I read ALL the reviews. IF anyone felt pressured into anything in my opinion at the 3 day seminar which I just attended, it most likely was what they had already decided was going to happen. Because perception is true to the individual, regardless of any facts to prove it, they got what they expected from it. If your mindset was to get something for nothing you'll always get what you've always gotten. Why would you expect different results without trying different choices? By the end of the first day what I got from the seminar was 100% ROI . the next 2 days were strictly bonuses! Yes I have no doubt all the information is available free somewhere on the internet, and your also free to make your own mistakes to learn from, of course you also have to pay for those mistakes on your own. How many times can you do that before you either lose more than you can afford or you give up for fear of making more mistakes you can't afford. On the other hand how many properties following the're system would you have to complete to not only pay back your investment into yourself and learn from mistakes of others and don't duplicate them. All while having access to resources and successful coaches and mentors in person with a proven, duplicatable, documented successful system that's making money for a helluva lot of people. IF YOU do exactly what they did to get there you could to! And if you ask for it, there always there to help you become successful too. Not everyone is able to leave there comfort zone and believe in themselves enough to yes take a risk, the only guarantee in life is if you always do the same thing the same way, you'll always get what you've always gotten. Just because your not ready, don't belittle what other people are very successful in to generate sympathy for your shortcomings and poison those around you to justify your failure to change and take a chance.
  • i have an up coming 3 day workshop next month with Fortune Builders and i want to say i m really excited to attend. i don't have much money but i do have the motivation and the drive to keep pushing myself. I want to leave a legacy for my kids and have the confidence that Fortune Builders will me accomplish my goals.
  • My husband and I registered for this 3 days classes and I would love to tell you that paying $197 for this 3 full days training classes which will educate yourself ----> I have no doubt to sign for this class. with this price you can bring anyone with you oh hell yeah!

    I spend on shopping more than $197 well this is no problem to learn more. I have rental properties and also flipped house before but getting myself more educations I def go for it.
  • Thank you. I am planning on going to the 3-day workshop. Like you I love what I do and I am not looking to change my career I am looking for something that will help supplement my income. I have an 11-year-old son and 3-year-old grandson to care for.
  • Yeah, the speaker also mentioned God and...well, a line to get self motivation (or lack of hooked). I won't try to get my 70$ down back per se but its justifiable I can't "afford" the remaining 130$ which isn't the last, behind another tidalwave upsell. Those informercials are as objectively comical as Androzene late nites. Remember Vintage Tom Vu. Yeah...laugh it all off.
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