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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The amount of business lost taking a weekend off would out weigh it

May 11, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
987,752
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have not - nor do I see the cost/value ratio worth it to myself - I kinda look at them the same as the "walking on fire" seminars.

May 11, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainer
56,684
LeAnn Sink - Realtor Knoxville, TN
United Real Estate Solutions - Knoxville, TN
#ThinkSink when you need an agent.

Nope. I like Borino though, he's kinda cool, but my guess is it would feel like an Amway presentation back in the 80's.  Get you all pumped up and then deflated in about a day. 

May 11, 2016 11:49 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes I attended one, but I thought the person speaking was condescending AND the "free" coaching session that went with it was useless. Not only because they weren't interested in actually providing any coaching but because the scripts they provided afterwards would have had me calling other agents "rats" or some such nonsense. I skipped day #2 and would not go back.

May 11, 2016 10:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I haven't done weekend bootcamps. I've attended Brian Buffini workshops, will be going to Tom Ferry's Success program in August. I don't do these very often, but always learn some new aspects to apply to my business and meet great colleagues in the industry to refer business back and forth.

May 11, 2016 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,841,056
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes always. at least when it comes to the Ferry's. I don't know who Borino is though.

May 11, 2016 10:14 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't but curious which ones people find value in

May 11, 2016 09:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,340,393
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

A million years ago we went to "By Referral Only"...to make those kinds of trainings beneficial you have to be willing to ascribe to their sales philosophies which are a bit over the top for us.

I have not heard the "dead referral base" story Peter Mohylsky that is ridculous ....6 listings this week from people who prefer to refer..it may be dead to people who don't work at it...the rewards are exponential to those who do !

May 11, 2016 09:29 PM
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823,379
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I have attended a Ferry weekend event for sales marketing and found the information useful and networking profitable. Not sure what "merge trainers" means.

May 11, 2016 09:22 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No, I haven't yet.  I've been to a Raincamp though.

May 15, 2016 12:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Tom Ferry Summit in San Diego was good last year.

May 15, 2016 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I remember early in my career I did Buffini, and enjoyed it.  Now I would not.

May 14, 2016 12:37 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Peter. I have not, but used to meet once a year with a number of masters from the business world for a mastermind few days. Everyone would give a presentation. It was priceless!

May 12, 2016 07:05 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

No, I haven't.  It is an interesting mix of comments on your question!

May 12, 2016 02:07 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

What you take from anything like that is such a personality thing. There is either a firehose of information that you could never implement, or it is hours of saying the same thing in 100 different ways to pump the crowd. I've been. I wouldn't go back. 

May 12, 2016 02:03 PM
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864,658
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I use to when I was a newbie. Now, I know better.

May 12, 2016 01:15 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No...I like the simple ways

May 12, 2016 12:59 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

At this point in my career I have to admit I agree with Scott Godzyk and Barbara Todaro . When I was a new agent it was a different story!

May 12, 2016 10:35 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not one of those, but have attended plenty of conferences.

May 12, 2016 08:34 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't, though I know many who have.  The problem with most of the attendees is that they go to these to learn the secret of getting success by just paying for it.  They come back from these sessions and never work at putting into practice what they've been taught.

May 12, 2016 04:25 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My parents used to be big in the Mike Ferry organization.  They found it valuable as did I.  Like any training, you get out what you put in.

May 12, 2016 04:20 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes, Way back in my early days of real estate.  I want to vomit when I think about it now.  The crap they preach makes me ill. Not anything I would do.

May 12, 2016 03:57 AM
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617,935
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Peter,

I attended a couple back in the day.

 

I found they tended to tout results that happened due to circumstances that couldn’t be easily replicated (if at all) by those who attended. I don’t have 5 family members willing to work cheap while we build a huge volume.

May 12, 2016 02:26 AM
Rainmaker
613,494
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

I find it interesting that those that think it is worthless are those that have never attended.

#1 rule is having the right attitude and open mind when you attend any seminar.

I have attended many bootcamps on varying subjects, most unrelated to real estate and find that I always learned something useful...and yes I even "walked on fire", danced on chairs,and spent big bucks to attend.

Eve

Ps: In order to grow, you have to get uncomfortable.

May 12, 2016 02:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

We have attended a half a day meeting with Ferry for our client.  Our styles are diametrically opposite of his.  I am aware that many have benefited, but it is not for me.  Different strokes for different folks.  A

May 12, 2016 01:11 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We won a free session with one of the "mega's" and didn't sign up. Thought it was too much a scam...

May 12, 2016 12:47 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

May 12, 2016 12:05 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, never have....never felt I needed that....

May 11, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Mike Ferry back in the day... and - yes!

May 11, 2016 11:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

May 11, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

People should search for and then activate their own lightbulb...

May 11, 2016 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have been to a Ferry presentation. Mike has a way with words!

May 11, 2016 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; I do not wish to be brainwashed.

May 11, 2016 10:49 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I haven't.   

May 11, 2016 10:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 11, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have attended many.

Most of the content is predictable based on the personality/philosophy of the organization.

My attendance is not necessarily to be persuaded but to mine for the gold truths that sustain the durability of these organizations.

Yes, I do find gold and deem them worthwhile for those who know how to mine. Also they would be worthwhile for any newbie who is searching for a clue and needs to start from somewhere.

May 11, 2016 09:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not Peter Mohylsky 

May 11, 2016 09:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

just Megacamp and Family Reunion for Keller

May 11, 2016 09:50 PM