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Average Consumer Rating: 4.5
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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    What it means to have a mentor

    Phil's mentoring is better than I expected, and I had high expectations. You think he is passionate on his YouTube videos, but you haven't seen anything until you are in the throws of a deal that is about to make $38,986 and it's on the rocks and could fall apart. He gets real intense then. Without his help though, that deal would have never closed, and I would have made $0. He can be tough. But looking back, that's exactly what I needed.

    When I first got started, I guess I thought that they would mentor me the way that I wanted; but instead, they mentored me on what I needed. Which was a very big difference. I've not only made good money, but I have grown as a person. I now understand what it means to have a mentor. They aren't your best friend or your shoulder to cry on; they are your success coaches leading you to a place of personal excellence you've never been before and can't get to on your own.

    If you want a mentor in real estate investing, you've found it in Freedom Mentor.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Way to go Freedom Mentor

    • Jan 2, 2017
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    They have 11 Million views on their YouTube channel and they don’t run any ads on the videos. As a YouTuber myself, I can tell that it is extremely rare. If they did, they could have already collected $200,000 - $250,000. Walking away from that much cash is a serious display of someone’s motivations. I asked him in a comment about that and he said that he didn’t want to bother people with ads while they watched his videos because he hates it when he is watching a video and gets hit with ads. What an awesome example of putting others before profits. Say what you will about them, but I think this company is amazing.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Jan 22, 2017

      Ryan

      While it is true that Phil doesn't run ads on his videos, your estimates of $200-250K are completely inaccurate. It is well established and documented that per million views, people earn about $500-$2,500 depending on the time of year, and ad buys going on.

      Anyone can verify this in many ways, perhaps most easily by searching "how much I make on YouTube." So,11 million views are equal to around $16,500 if you want to do an average of $1,500. The number one reason why people don't run advertisements because it would be off-putting to viewers, it is probably not worth the small amount of money compared to other opportunities. I really like Phil and his videos, but I can't let that one slide.

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  • 6 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Didn’t expect to make so much money

    • Salt Lake, UT,
    • Apr 3, 2017
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    I’m 24 and currently in grad school for Biology. I study, go to school and play intermural sports with most of my time and invest in real estate on the side with this company as my mentor.

    I have now been part of the program for about six months. I closed my first deal within the first three months. I got the deal under contract for $30,000 and then found an investor buyer to pay $48,000. There were no closing costs for me so the net profit was $18,000 before the 50/50 profit sharing and $9,000 went in my pocket. In my first deal alone, I about got back my entire initial investment which was amazing to me because I didn’t expect those kind of returns until after my third or fourth deal. But being able to have that done after my first, that was a special accomplishment.

    Now, being six months deep, I’ve closed a second deal as well. It’s an interesting deal. It’s one that I’ll remember for a really long time because I was able to help a family in dire need. I got the property under contract for $25,000 and my initial plan was to wholesale to an investor buyer for $30,000. Then I had a Hispanic family contact me (who seemed like very hardworking people) who could pay $28,000 at most and they invited me to their home to do the paperwork.

    This deal however, keep in mind, was my second deal. Not only was it my second deal but it is also in Spanish and Spanish is my third language. I thought it was amazing, because not only was I able to buy and sell this house in Spanish, I did it to a family who was in need because they had six grandchildren and their kids need help raising these six grandchildren. Personally, myself, I grew up the youngest of five and we had a total of 10 people in the house and it was really tough to keep the mouths fed in a house big enough for that many people.

    Once they told me about their situation and how it was hard for them to make ends meet, I cut a deal with them. I only made $3,000 when I could have made much more. But in this case, it doesn’t matter how much money I made but the relationship I built with that family. They now have a house for their two kids and their six grandchildren. For me, that really hits home because that was a scenario I was in when I was growing up. To be able to pay that forward to another family, I thought that was a beautiful experience.

    Let me talk a little bit more about the program and how much that it has helped me. What helped me tremendously was definitely finding the best deals. I had no idea about all the technology that goes into finding the most truly motivated house sellers. The fact that Freedom Mentor has it all so completely dialed in and was able to provide the technological tools for me and then show me how to use them has made all the difference. That’s the reason I was able to beat out entrenched competition that is already in my area and get to these first two deals before anyone else. Otherwise, I would be like every other "wannabee" real estate investor out there searching for deals by driving around or putting out signs or mailing letters.

    The education that I received has been profound. I’ve been reading books and blogs and watching videos on real estate investing for years. I thought I already had a good handle on things. What I’ve learned is 50, 100, almost 1,000 times fold what I though I already knew. And unlike college, which takes a very long time to recoup your initial tuition investment, I got a solid return within six months, and now I am going to continue making money month in and month out with this.

    Another thing about the program is the flexibility. As a full-time college student, 90% of my time is either at school, studying, working, or playing sports. It’s not like I have a whole lot of time to dedicate to creative real estate investing. The fact that I’ve been successful part-time makes this program even more accompanying to my lifestyle. Not only am I extremely busy with other things but I’m still able to close deals and make money part-time.

    Last but not least, I thank the entire mentoring team so much for all the help that they have given me. I can’t put into words how grateful I am for their help. Closing these two deals was awesome. I didn’t expect to make so much money. I didn’t expect any of it, really. The fact that they were there with me every step of the way, that they were extremely patient, I mean, this is all new to me. I have no experience. They have a blueprint that was just a step by step guide to follow, and it just walked me to success, and I can’t wait until I can be investing full-time and take advantage of the opportunity in front of me. Thank you, Freedom Mentor, once again.

    It seems that the only negativity about the program is coming from people who aren’t in it, so they truly have no authority to speak on it. I’m in the program and definitely recommend this program for anyone whose thinking about getting into real estate investing.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Mar 8, 2017

      Devin

      It seems like you're very supportive of this program. Why does it say on the bottom line that you wouldn't recommend it?

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Zero to hero

    I applied but got denied because they already have someone in my market. I remember when the guy who has the spot in my area used to attend our local REIA meetings. He was a complete beginner, asking a bunch of stupid questions and just bumbling around.

    Now he is by far the dominate investor player in our market. The old dogs at the REIA meetings are now scratching their heads trying to figure out how he went from a bumbling newbie to the market leader. I did some research and figured out that it was this program! So I tried to apply, but they denied me because of my location, being that I was so close to him.

    So if they can take that zero and turn him into a hero, it must be good.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    A cut above the rest

    I'm 70 years young, and I've seen a whole lot in my life. Back in January, my son asked me to be his guest at a seminar he had paid $1,000 to attend. The "instructors" were very convincing, and at the end of the three days, somehow they had convinced us to pay them $25,000.

    For as smart as I thought I was (I have a Ph.D.), I sure didn't go down no "Success Path," but instead I got taken by that seminar company! They made all kinds of empty promises, and although I learned a few things, my son and I were more confused after two months with that company than before we ever went to that first seminar. While at a training being held by that group, we were instructed to go to YouTube when we were back in our hotel rooms and search about a topic they were teaching. When I did, Phil's video popped up. So I got a free copy of his book. I read it. Then I began watching his other videos. And then it dawned on me; I need to learn from the man himself, Phil, and get our butts away from that lying seminar company! So we did.

    And let me tell you, having seen what Phil provides versus what an HGTV show star seminar company provides, Freedom Mentor is a gigantic cut above the rest.

    First off, Phil's entire team that I have dealt with, Ed, Paul, Shannon, Kirby, Tara, Brian, Jeremy, and Stefanie are all first class. Phil surrounds himself with great people. They really know their stuff.

    Second, I hear the deals being closed by other apprentices on coaching calls. They are doing deals. A lot of them. It's very inspiring. Deals that that seminar company claimed they did, but Phil's people actually do them.

    Third, Phil is very accessible. I have spoken with him several times, and we have corresponded back and forth a lot. I never once got a chance to speak with the HGTV stars that supposedly led that seminar company.

    I have only been in Phil's program for about one month now, but the difference between his company versus that seminar company is night and day. He shows you the important details that the seminar company left out. I think because he has an engineering degree, Phil is just a very meticulous and detailed person, so he makes sure that nothing is missing.

    At first, I really got mad at myself for being duped by that seminar company; but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that had I not gone through that experience, I would have never found Phil (although in a round about way).

    I would strongly recommend Freedom Mentor to anyone looking to get into real estate investing. I am a huge fan of Phil, his team, his teachings and his program.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Purpose filled life

    Phil's commitment to providing the best resources for someone to succeed is by far the best I've seen. He is truly living a purpose-filled life. I've actually prayed that he become even more successful so that he can share his insight/experience with even more people who are seeking financial freedom. There is NO LIMIT to his potential. The business model and system he has built replicates Jesus Christ "system" - living with integrity, making disciples, and teaching others to become financially free from this world's system.

    The principles he implements/follows/teaches come directly from the Bible. I study it quite often, and for the first time, I've actually run into someone who tries to stick to them as much as possible and then disciples others to do the same. It's going to take me a little time to learn this business, but you can rest assured I'm going to master it. The Lord will make Phil the head, not the tail. If he continues to pay attention to the commands of the Lord his God, he will ALWAYS be at the TOP, never at the bottom.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Tremendous influence in my life

    • New Jersey,
    • Oct 19, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I originally wrote this as an email directly to Phil, but I felt it would be good to post it online too, to show my appreciation to him and his team for all they have done for me:

    "Phil, please keep doing what you are doing in life and following Gods calling. You have been such a tremendous influence on me in the past couple years and the program has been such a purging/dark night of the soul if you will for me and I am incredibly thankful for it! Although I've closed plenty of deals and made good money during that time, I am finally getting to the position of being able to absolutely knock it out of the park in real estate and other things and I just want to let you know I love you in Christ and I appreciate you!"

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Inaccuracies

    There are a few inaccuracies in the above article that should be pointed out. I've been with the program for about six months now so I can explain at least some of the things that are inaccurate:

    1. "Short Sales Galore:" Maybe this article was written during the downturn in the market when Phil and his Apprentices were doing short sales? A whole lot has changed in the marketplace since then. I haven't heard of any short sale deals being done in listening to what others in the program are doing since I have been in it.

    2. "Seminars with Rich Dad:" I asked Phil about this because I am a Rich Dad Poor Dad fan and he said Kiyosaki asked him to speak at a symposium back in 2011 and it was in front of a 3,000+ crowd of people in Las Vegas and Phil was already in Vegas visiting family so he agreed to do it. To the best of my knowledge though, he doesn’t ever do seminars. He even has a video speaking out against them! He does do a once-a-year event for his Apprentices to get together, hang out with him and his team, but he also live streams it for people who can't make it because he would rather people save the money on the travel, hotel, restaurants, and invest that money in doing more deals. So I wouldn't consider the yearly Mastery event a seminar.

    3. "Insiders View:" If you want an insiders view of the program, I see where others in the program have made comments on this page below. Read those. And do more research like I did before I joined. Lots of truth out there about this program if you dig.

    4. "Steep Price:" If you think the cost of the best mentor on real estate investing is expensive, try the cost of trying to tackle this business on your own! Real estate is a dog-eat-dog cutthroat business. If you don't know exactly what you are doing, you'll get chewed up and spit out. Happened to my cousin. She lost her shirt!

    5. "Unanswered Questions:" If you have any questions, just ask the director before you join. I drilled him with questions before I joined. As for the selection process, I think it is for real. Someone from my work applied after me that lives in the same town as me, and they were denied because I was already in the program. And that person really wanted in.

    6. "Mixed Reputation:" I don't think it's mixed. It seems to me that you have the people that are in the program that love it and the people who couldn't or didn't get in that get frustrated for not getting in and they mouth off.

    My Bottom Line: Phil is the real deal. His program is terrific. If you are broke though, probably not the program for you. It is a significant amount of money upfront to join, it is your own business so you will have additional costs; but if you are serious about being successful in real estate and you are realistic in your expectations that its not easy and takes effort, this program works and you won't find a better mentoring team. And once you do a deal or two, you pay back all you invested, and the rest is pure profit. I hit my "break even" about five months into it and am all profit these days. Compare that to what I paid for my college education, and I am still paying back those stupid student loans!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 7 people found this review helpful

    An honest real estate guru?

    I’m a retired contractor. I’ve pretty much seen it all. I bought my first investing course back in the 80s from a guy named Carleton Sheets. It was interesting, I learned some new terms, but it didn’t connect all the dots, it was missing several important pieces of the puzzle, so I was never able to close any deals with it. That experience turned me off to real estate investing courses altogether. I’d see these free seminars come to town and just roll my eyes. I got to the point where I just assumed every real estate “guru” was just a slick talking salesman that made their money selling a pig in a poke.

    Recently, after retiring though, I started getting back into the idea of investing and ran across Phil’s videos. He seemed different. I must have watched 50 videos and my attitude toward real estate investing gurus changed because of him.

    Rather than try to piece together everything on my own, I liked the idea of having someone by my side to walk me through the process from start to finish, so I applied for his program.

    The interview process was lengthy, but that encouraged me because I could tell that they weren’t just after my money; they really drilled me on all kinds of questions. Being a contractor for 30 years, I can smell a rat from a mile away, and I never got that feeling from anyone on his team. They were very genuine. I got accepted and joined the program. That was about six months ago.

    My first deal was tiny, only made about $5,100, but it was my second one that just closed, which was really nice. It made a little under $36,000. The seller was terminally ill and actually passed away before we were able to close, so it kind of stretched things out, but the mentors were there to help me get through it. In fact, right before the closing, mentor Brian was able to give me some advice and a technique on how to handle a seller objection, and it put an extra $3,500 in my pocket. We put a little bit of work into the house, but not much at all. The real key was in how it was structured using creative financing and how it was sold in such a way that it created a bidding war.

    In full disclosure, after that second deal closed, I was asked if I would be willing to write about my experiences with the program somewhere online. So I googled, and this site came up, so that’s why it’s here. I don’t know if it’s in the right place or not but I was happy to write this because Phil and his team and Freedom Mentor are fantastic. They filled in all the cracks, provided all the missing pieces, and I’ve made real money from this. And I’m now a believer. There is such thing as an honest real estate guru.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • May 14, 2018

      Sara

      My husband is doing this with Freedom Mentor and we have two houses at closing, and we are having issues with title companies. Did you have this issue? If so, how did you correct it because his first two deals are similar to what you explained, however, we were lucky and these houses were already updated.

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  • 6 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Following Phil’s instructions exactly

    • Portland, OR,
    • May 8, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I recently attended Phil's annual Mastery event that he puts on for free for all his Apprentices every year. Meeting people in his program from across North America was really cool, especially hanging out with some graduates, meaning, the people that have made over a half million dollars with Freedom Mentor. What I noticed that really stuck out was that the ones who do the best, are the ones that follow the program’s instructions the closest. The ones that are struggling do some things but not others, or do very little at all. Some people are lazy but others are hard workers but they don’t do what they are taught.

    I didn't know anything when I first got started, so I just followed exactly what they taught and didn't put my own spin on anything. I have closed seven deals since joining 11 months ago. I have put $67,537 in my pocket (that's after the profit split; so I have put that exact amount in my bank account). Joining this program was the best thing I ever did. But I can see why some people don't get the same results as me. They are the ones that don't follow instructions well and instead, do their own thing; or they don’t do anything at all. So if you are the type of person that you can't possibly bring yourself to follow exact instructions, step by step, don't apply for this program. Also, if you think that you don’t have to do anything, but can just sit back and do nothing; this program won’t work for you either. P

    hil and his team are ridiculously detailed and show you exactly how to do everything; but if you don't do it the way they show you, you don't get good results. I truly believe this is the greatest real estate investing program ever created, but I have also had a great experience and have made a ton of money already, so I am a bit biased.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Great Results

    • Richmond, VA,
    • Sep 29, 2016
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    I have been using Phil's methods with great results and for the past year and a half me and my family have bought 5 apartments.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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