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What Most People Don’t Know About Preston Ely’s Probate Course

Hi, folks.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last couple of weeks, then you probably know Preston Ely’s re-releasing his Probate course this Wednesday 8/14 at Noon.

Now I’ve had a couple of folks email me asking for my honest opinion.

What’s interesting about this is that I have a rather unique perspective on this, because what most people don’t realize is that…

I actually played a part in making it.

I won’t go into all the details here – feel free to watch the short video clip to the right.  I recorded it a few weeks ago for Preston.

It’s a short bit while we were on vacation, sharing my part in the whole thing. And you get to see my two cutie red heads!  (See video to right)

But let’s just say when you listen to the audios, I’m the other voice you hear.  🙂

Having said that, I actually have a copy of this course – and I see Preston’s added a few nifty bells and whistles.

FYI, it’ll probably sell out Wednesday sometime.

When he re-opens the doors, I believe he’ll have another few hundred (somewhere under a thousand) of them available.  The first batch sold out in 5-ish hours, so if you’re interested you might want to get on the early notification list thingy.

Also, since I have the original audios on my laptop, I went ahead and placed some sample audios below.  These are actual excerpts from the course, to give you a little better idea of what it’s like.

So for what it’s worth, here’s my quick, personal review…

Probates by Preston: The Good

  • It’s a solid course, with solid education.
  • The audios “rock” in my opinion 🙂 and should be consumed first
  • It’s not boring (think “dialogue” rather than “monologue”)
  • In addition to the course audio and manual, you get some other cool stuff, like Preston’s super duper marketing letter, some candid Q&A, etc.
  • It’s notably devoid of stuff you don’t need.
  • It’s very reasonably priced at just under $300 (much less than most others out there)

Probates by Preston: The Bad

  • Personally I think the manual should have been proof read a little better.  The education’s solid, and covers what you need it to.  But frankly there are some grammer mistakes I noticed.  Not a deal killer for most – but I’m kind of an English nerd and anal about such things.
  • I also wish the manual had been in a 3 ring binder rather than spiral bound.  But I guess the spiral bound is a little cheaper to produce and fits on a shelf easier.

Probates by Preston: The Bottom Line

The fact is, doing probate deals isn’t rocket science.  I’ve done a number of them myself, using a similar model to Preston’s.

But as with anything, there’s always a learning curve, so why not take short cuts whenever you have the chance?

This course is a solid short cut to a great profit center. If you’re interested in learning how to profit from probate deals, then I’m very comfortable recommending it.

Yes, there are other courses out there, and I honestly I’ve seen a few of them, but not all.  But I know this one’s good for the money.

Stuff to help you figure it out…

When I go to Costco, I lovess me some free samples.  Often I’ll buy stuff only after I’ve had a taste test or three.

So in the spirit of Costco, you’ll find a handful of sample clips from the course audio below

Probates By Preston: Doors Open Wed. 8/13 at Noon…

Preston’s Story Why Probate? Are You A Bottom Feeder?
Getting Leads, Pt 1> Getting Leads, Pt 2

Networking With Attorneys

“The Letter”

Probates By Preston: Doors Open Wed. 8/13 at Noon…

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About 

JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who first got into REI after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in Y2K and went full time in 2002. He's tinkered in everything from landlording to short sales to rehabs to Realtoring to REOs to notes to owner financing, blah, blah, blah...Till he finally stuck his flag deep into wholesaling and has since flipped somewhere north of a couple hundred deals.

JP's not a “guru” but also doesn't think it's a bad word. Among his core values are authenticity, creativity, big honkin' value, general fun-ness and being unshaven. He's super proud to be chief blogger guy at REItips.com and host of the free REIology podcast. He also thoroughly enjoys sharing his 53 best real estate investing forms with anyone who wants them. You should totally check that out. :-)

  • Confidential to English Nerd: “Grammar” has no “e” — even by American Blog usage standards.
    Kindly, Anonymous =)

  • Confidential to English Nerd: “Grammar” has no “e” — even by American Blog usage standards.
    Kindly, Anonymous =)

  • @Gary Boomershine – Dear Anonymous Gary,

    Thanks for making me simultaneously blush, laugh/snort and spit coca-cola out my nose. You’re awesome!

    …jp

  • @Gary Boomershine – Dear Anonymous Gary,

    Thanks for making me simultaneously blush, laugh/snort and spit coca-cola out my nose. You’re awesome!

    …jp

  • Peggy

    Is there much (if any) difference between Preston’s workshop and the course that he is now selling?

  • Peggy

    Is there much (if any) difference between Preston’s workshop and the course that he is now selling?

  • @Peggy – Great question.

    It all started with the workshop, which was around 4 hours long in itself. It was a tuition based event, and the folks who attended felt it was a content-rich, highly educational event. So much so that I suggested to Preston that he consider putting together a full blown course on the topic…and that’s what he did.

    Basically the workshop is the audio portion of the course. The manual of course amplifies the material, and he’s adding in some other extras that you’ll see detailed on the description page when it goes live today at http://www.ProbateRealEstateSecrets.com

  • @Peggy – Great question.

    It all started with the workshop, which was around 4 hours long in itself. It was a tuition based event, and the folks who attended felt it was a content-rich, highly educational event. So much so that I suggested to Preston that he consider putting together a full blown course on the topic…and that’s what he did.

    Basically the workshop is the audio portion of the course. The manual of course amplifies the material, and he’s adding in some other extras that you’ll see detailed on the description page when it goes live today at http://www.ProbateRealEstateSecrets.com

  • Scott Phillips

    I purchased the Probate’s by Preston course and you are correct. It was not very professional at all. The binder just repeated what was in the video, and both were un-edited. He promised free access to mastermind group for 30 days, which was just a bunch of people complaining that they got screwed and did not get their products that they had paid for (ie: no useful info at all). He promised 30 days e-mail support for questions, but never responded or answered to my 3 questions, so I doubt if he answered any at all. The course contained nothing but very basics and was disappointing considering the poor service.

  • Scott Phillips

    I purchased the Probate’s by Preston course and you are correct. It was not very professional at all. The binder just repeated what was in the video, and both were un-edited. He promised free access to mastermind group for 30 days, which was just a bunch of people complaining that they got screwed and did not get their products that they had paid for (ie: no useful info at all). He promised 30 days e-mail support for questions, but never responded or answered to my 3 questions, so I doubt if he answered any at all. The course contained nothing but very basics and was disappointing considering the poor service.

  • Interesting

    Scott,
    Thank you for sharing.
    I hope people become more honest.
    Truly,
    Interesting

  • Interesting

    Scott,
    Thank you for sharing.
    I hope people become more honest.
    Truly,
    Interesting

  • Jeremy

    Although the manual did just repeat the audio cd’s, its a solid course. The Letter Generator alone is worth it. I’m actually sending my first 75 letters (for 20 leads) out Monday. Just about everything is automated.

    My only objection is with the actual mailing of the letters. Your going to have at least 3 letters per lead and it is a pain in the rear end to mail these suckers out.

    There is no way I’m going to print, fold, insert into envelop, and stamp again! There has to be a way to automate the mailing process. I would much rather use Click2Mail but I can’t save each individual letter.

    JP please help me out here and not let me go through this painful mailing process again! 🙂

    Hi, Jeremy — I typically hire this part out to friends/family in the past. Now I have a Virtual Assistant. $0.23 per letter’s pretty standard.

    …jp

  • Jeremy

    Although the manual did just repeat the audio cd’s, its a solid course. The Letter Generator alone is worth it. I’m actually sending my first 75 letters (for 20 leads) out Monday. Just about everything is automated.

    My only objection is with the actual mailing of the letters. Your going to have at least 3 letters per lead and it is a pain in the rear end to mail these suckers out.

    There is no way I’m going to print, fold, insert into envelop, and stamp again! There has to be a way to automate the mailing process. I would much rather use Click2Mail but I can’t save each individual letter.

    JP please help me out here and not let me go through this painful mailing process again! 🙂

    Hi, Jeremy — I typically hire this part out to friends/family in the past. Now I have a Virtual Assistant. $0.23 per letter’s pretty standard.

    …jp

  • Jeremy

    JP – Could you provide me with a link to the Virtual Assistants you use!?! This would be outfreakinstanding! lol Or you could just drop me an e-mail.

    Thanks in advance!!

  • Jeremy

    JP – Could you provide me with a link to the Virtual Assistants you use!?! This would be outfreakinstanding! lol Or you could just drop me an e-mail.

    Thanks in advance!!

  • Scott Phillips

    JP,
    I agree with Jeremy that is some solid content in Preston”s course. I was probably a little hard on him with my review, but I suspect that he was overwhelmed when he sold a couple of hundrd copies of his course and did not have time, or just gave up on answering questions as he promised. It is a good course for a newbie with no experience in Probate Investing. After working Probates for a while, and listening to several guru’s ptch their way to do Probates, I have learned that Probates are different in each state and sometimes different in each county within a state. We work two local counties right next to each other, and they are very different in the way that we have to get the info that we need. Most courses focus on the process in the local area where the writer lives it appears.

  • Scott Phillips

    JP,
    I agree with Jeremy that is some solid content in Preston”s course. I was probably a little hard on him with my review, but I suspect that he was overwhelmed when he sold a couple of hundrd copies of his course and did not have time, or just gave up on answering questions as he promised. It is a good course for a newbie with no experience in Probate Investing. After working Probates for a while, and listening to several guru’s ptch their way to do Probates, I have learned that Probates are different in each state and sometimes different in each county within a state. We work two local counties right next to each other, and they are very different in the way that we have to get the info that we need. Most courses focus on the process in the local area where the writer lives it appears.