Real Estate Elevated: Tarek & Christina El Moussa (TV Show: Flip or Flop)
About Real Estate Elevated
Real Estate Elevated is a step-by-step real estate training program developed to take newbie and wannabe real estate investors from zero to 100 in a fully supported training environment. While it’s content is uber-detailed (we know because we have attended several of their courses), they've been able to keep it simple enough for anyone to follow and we have to say that we are impressed with the strategies they teach their students. While Real Estate Elevated caters predominantly to green real estate investors, when we first went to their training's, we had been around the block more than a few times and left feeling invigorated with some new and different approaches that we had never heard about before. Real Estate Elevated is based on the real estate systems and tools used by two prominent real estate investors, Tarek and Christina El Moussa whose work is frequently seen on HGTV’s Flip or Flop. Yes, it’s true that the El Moussa’s might appear to have it all – the McMansion in Orange County, the Bentley, an uber-cute family and their own TV program, however we can verify that this genetically gifted couple are just as nice in person as they seem on TV. We first met them at a Real Estate Summit in Las Vegas in 2015 and in our humble opinion, their training course is the real deal. They are both very active real estate investors – doing anywhere from 80-100 deals a year which means that the info their program is based on is about the most up-to-date that you can find. We wish we could say that about all the real estate training courses out there but you would be horrified to know how many “Guru’s” are peddling programs based on a few deals they did during the housing boom when you just had to fog a mirror to find a buyer – and haven't done a deal since.
What Real Estate Elevated Offers
A pretty comprehensive selection of education programs, ranging from introductory classes all the way to personal coaching and an inner circle Mastermind.
Aspiring investors start off by attending a free introductory class that’s taught by Real Estate Elevated team members who are considered to be experts in their chosen field. Noticeably absent from their marketing (thankfully) is that these guys do not offer any crazy gimmicks, promise you overnight riches or say that real estate investing is easy. Just read some Real Estate Elevated reviews; they will tell you that the information is great, but actually flipping a house is a process that requires dedication. They are upfront that if you’re not prepared to put in the work, you shouldn’t even be considering it. Favorite exit strategies are of course flipping, wholesaling and buying and holding (becoming a landlord). Nothing too earth shattering here. Just very solid common sense strategies pulled together in an easy-to-understand format that covers all the main bases in depth. We give them two thumbs up for the quality of their training – we wish we had started here as we would be a lot further along!)
Real Estate Elevated
Real Estate Elevated reviews are, for the most part pretty positive. But just like anything, there are people who disagree and leave negative reviews online. From what we could uncover, these people leaving negative reviews are people who expected to “get rich quick”. This idea is not promoted anywhere on the Real Estate Elevated website. So we don’t really know what these people were thinking. However, there are legitimate concerns, and as far as we can tell, Real Estate Elevated has handled them appropriately. Real Estate Elevated reviews can be found various places online, both on their website and third-party sites. Read these Real Estate Elevated reviews and decide for yourself if getting into real estate is something you want to try.
Moolah - How Much?
Getting this info is a bit like pulling teeth. Its not available on their website which we totally understand but it makes our jobs as independent reporters a little harder. We attended a 3 day workshop that was $1,997 – we have paid more and got a lot less from programs so we considered this a very wise investment. It also gave us some really cool marketing strategies that we had never heard about before and had out into practice within a week of attending and got a great response from (yay social media!)
If you’re thinking about going to a Real Estate Elevated training then get to a free seminar (if you’re one on the first 50 people to register that $197 ticket fee is waived). Check out their website reelevatedevents.com to find out when they might be next in your neck of the woods.
So I attended 6 years of college and got a marketing degree that isn’t worth the paper it is written on. Seriously. Unfortunately, my University isn’t about to refund me a penny of the $70K+ (I can always hope). In our experience it's the same with these real estate training companies with the EXCEPTION of a few great ones who really do put their money where their mouth is – Real Estate Elevated is one of them. We found their refund policy clearly worded at the bottom of our registration form for the 3 day workshop and it was very reasonable. When we asked a company rep what the company’s policy was on refunds across the board he said that it varied depending on the course or training or coaching program, but that is someone has specific questions or a complaint that they should contact customer service.
Customer Service Peeps
Here’s the number we found on their website to call 800-203-1274. Unlike the vast majority of others, this company does seem to give a shit about its customers experience. That’s good in our books.
The El Moussas went from broke to, well, a Bentley and McMansion in a couple of years but are NOT touting their system as a get rich scheme. They started small and slowly doing 3 deals in their first year. Their TV program is one of the most popular real estate shows on TV and is currently in its 4th season. In our opinion these guys are the real deal. Many people have found financial success and independence using the tools and guidance provided by Real Estate Elevated. As mentioned above, the program is not a “get rich quick” scheme, (to the dismay of people leaving negative Real Estate Elevated reviews) and you as the investor are expected to do a considerable amount of work, but if done properly, there is the potential for a huge payoff. As part of their program we also received personal support from several real estate and finance pros which we sure appreciated.
Real Estate Elevated Issues and Reviews
Like any program, Real Estate Elevated does have its share of unhappy and sometimes plain pissed-off clients. Here are a few of the most common complaints we have unearthed.
• The El Moussas did not attend the free preview events
• Real Estate Elevated Programs are expensive
Neither of these are deal breakers in our humble opinion. In fact, we expect their programs to be more on the pricey side – the quality you get is like the difference between a Harvard Education and one you get at a Community College (not that we have anything against a community college – we’re just sayin’ that the quality and experience are different).
Over to you. Check out their website at reelevatedevents.com
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