We are making an update to this review since our Mentor from Clever did reach out to try and resolve the issue. We do appreciate the attempt to try and resolve this. Our Mentor offered 2 extra calls with him and we were extended an invitation to some Zoom video calls with other students to discuss different topics regarding real estate. Our Mentor also extended the option to reach him by phone, which is very nice.
We joined Clever's mentoring program in November of 2019. After all was said and done, we paid Clever $26K with LABS included. There are different mentors, and depending on who you get paired with, you get a different experience. It is not a uniform program using Cody's road map. You receive a call for 1 hour every 2 weeks (our program came with 12 calls). After the call, it was hard to reach our mentor whenever we felt we hit a roadblock. We could reach out through email, and from our experience, we weren't able to easily reach our mentor. They also have a Mentor Advisor that you can call in between calls and she was quite helpful with learning to do comparables.
We just want something understood. When we initially signed up for Clever back in Nov 2019, we thought we were going to get help with communicating and negotiating with sellers on the phone and how to handle seller objections. We had this idea because of Cody’s story with his Mentor Lyle (Lyle noticed Cody had phone reluctance and had Cody role play scripts with him). Only on our first call did we go through a questionnaire sheet (which was given to us by Clever). We went to LABS thinking that would be where this training will take place, but there is no phone training on communication and objection handling, and we expected more focus on scripts, role-playing, and objection handling training. When we asked about this at LABS, we were just directed to go to the Online Training Center and to look at the course there. (Which we did watch many times before LABS, but I didn’t feel that handled being able to be on the phone.) At the end of the day, we did have to go to YouTube to get the information we wanted and we also had to buy other wholesale sales systems to fill the missing piece, which for us was how to communicate with sellers, how to negotiate, and handle objections.
Our 2-star review is a 2-star review because we didn’t feel the mentorship focused on what we felt we needed help with, and we had to figure that part out on our own. Now there is no question in our mind that Clever has good information about real estate investing and that the Mentors have a lot of experience, which would be good once you’re not scared of picking up the phones and you’re able to communicate with confidence, handle objections and negotiate. But I do think the courses we initially signed up for were good and we paid $400 for them. By putting this up, we mean no disrespect to any of the mentors or mentor advisors who helped us. We just don’t feel we got the training we expected when we signed up for Clever.
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Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I joined Clever's mentoring program in November of 2019. After all was said and done I paid Clever $26K with Labs included. In my opinion, the program is not really a mentorship. There are different mentors and depending on who you get paired with you get a different experience every time. It is not a uniform program using Cody's road map. You receive a call for 1 hour every 2 weeks (my program came with 12 calls). After the call, it was hard to reach my mentor whenever I felt I hit a road block. I could reach out through email and from my experience I wasn't able to easily reach my mentor. My partner and I felt as alone as we were before we started the program. We had to resort to YouTube again to find our answers.
If you want someone to give you a kick in the butt every once in a while, or hold your hand enough to get you through a certain stop then you should look for a local investor you can do this with who can be more hands on. From my experience I can personally say that I have received this information looking through YouTube and Bigger Pockets. All the information is there. The only thing you have to realize is that this business takes work and dedication. If you're scared of calling people because you fear rejection or need someone to walk you through this I do suggest you look into finding a local investor who can do just that. This is all based on what I experienced and what I felt that I should have done if I knew what I know now. I do think that the courses they provide are good information but if I had a do over I would not have paid for the mentorship.