True Apprentice Success Stories:
Read what our students have to say about the True Apprentice program and how it turned ‘theory’ into money in their pockets!
If you enroll for our mentoring program, you’ll be able to talk to these students and ask them what they’ve learned from Ed that’s made them serious money.
I am an experienced investor who has done 25 previous deals, so I know what I am saying when I tell you that Ed Rooney is the real deal! I started with him not really knowing what to expect but I soon learned that his mentorship is FAR better than anything have ever seen, or have been a part of! He provided me with a deal after only two weeks!!! And then, he GAVE me his crew to help me with the renovation job! He personally walked me through the entire project to instruct me on how to extract as much value as possible and has provided me with over 100 leads of potential listing that his company had passed over. Bottom line, he bent over backwards to help me succeed and has provided me with the tools to take my business to the next level!!
I got my first deal from Ed’s leads in May of 2008. The crew was in and out in 10 days and they did a fantastic job. The house was an hour away but Ed still allowed me to use the crew. This was my first deal ever and I look forward to acquiring more through Ed’s program. Ed’s hands-on teaching style sets him apart from any other mentoring program out there. His staff at the office is very friendly and extremely helpful. The fellow students in the program are fantastic and you can learn a lot from their experiences as well. Overall, the leaning environment is very positive and thanks to Ed I look forward to a long successful career in real estate investing. Thank you Ed for all your help!
We were experienced investors, but our business took off once we met Ed. In the past, we had paid for a mentor to help us, but were very dissatisfied with the level of service. With Ed’s help we are in the currently in the midst of a very profitable Real Estate deal. In the third month of the program we purchased a property in Beltsville, MD. Ed’s expert negotiating helped drive our purchase price down and we would never have gone this far through the process without his expertise. There were countless roadblocks that would have left us baffled, but Ed knew what to do at every turn. We would highly recommend Ed Rooney as a mentor to all new and inexperienced Real Estate investors. Maybe even some of the experienced ones too.”
Ed Saved My Lost Deal!
You are the Man! It worked! Everything went as you planned. You know, initially I was very skeptical about signing up for your mentoring program after my bad experience with another program. The very first day when I signed up for your mentoring, we went together to my investment property, and you gave me detailed market analysis of that house. You also helped me to choose the right strategy for dealing with troubled home owner. Thanks to your guidance I just got $10k check for my deemed to be lost investment and got a confessed judgment note for the remaining amount! Thank you very much! Your mentoring program is already paid off by recovering from this seemed lost investment. Oh, by the way, legal fees are also paid by this note!
I Was A Cocky Real Estate Broker, Until I Met Ed!
Ed Rooney, what can I say? Intense, no nonsense, encyclopedic knowledge of real estate and all the tricks of the trade to make it happen and to make money. I was a cocky real estate broker, until I met Ed Rooney. We’ve been working together a little over a year and have already purchased 9 houses. And we flipped one to another investor.
Ed has shown us how to market for best results, how to seek/contract with hard money lenders, how to negotiate with sellers for best results. He has also taught us how to close the deal when it’s a good one and when to walk away when it’s not. I love doing deals, with Ed Rooney. Nothing is left to chance. And, at times, he can even be fun!
Ed Rooney … What A Guide!
I’m a technology executive at a prominent internet company. As Ed has put it, I am an “analytical thinker” After hearing others talk about real estate investing for years, I conducted my own extensive research and felt I was ready to take the plunge. So I entered Ed’s mentoring program, hoping to marry my analytical thinking and self-starter work ethics with Ed’s vast experience and “hands on” methodology. I was not disappointed. It was quickly apparent to me just how much of a gold mine Ed’s True Apprentice mentoring program was. Although it is good to learn from your own mistakes, it really helps to be able to learn from Ed’s vast knowledge and avoid the same mistakes altogether. Ed often says something like, “It’s not what you don’t know, it’s what you don’t know you don’t know.” This statement is SO true. I have learned so much through Ed’s personal tutoring. I will never forget how Ed led me through the entire end-to-end process on my first deal. It just so happens the seller was actually “seven” sellers who were all heirs to an estate. Not your typical homeowner! But in the usual Ed Rooney fashion, he recognized and anticipated each seller’s individual concerns, even before they articulated them, bringing them together in unison by the end. The result? A very nice profit for both of us to split. We have gone on to purchase another 3 or 4 properties, since then. Ed’s program is invaluable. There’s no doubt about it!
Rui Lee- Rockville, MD
Universal Home Buyers
I Went From Information-Gathering To DOING!
After taking a Rehab boot camp with a national seminar real estate guru, I had enough high level knowledge to do a rehabber, but didn’t have enough confidence to do my first deal, until I met Ed. Even though I’ve only been in the program a few months, with Ed’s mentoring, I can focus on working on real deals, without going through “analysis paralysis,” as Ed says. While I’m now actually in the field, working on putting deals together, my new investor classmates, from the rehab bootcamp, are still in the information gathering phase. Ed is a great coach, and always wants his students to be action oriented. He gives me actionable things to do for marketing. And I know that once a deal is on the table, a support system is ready to support me through the rehab process, which is invaluable! Hands-on learning is the best way to learn and build confidence. Ed provides all the “moving parts” knowledge that you can’t get anywhere else, which gives a new investor a sizable advantage. He is also easily accessible, which is another huge benefit to his mentees.
You’ll Never Walk Alone!
Ed Rooney has been a great mentor. His real estate program is second to none. I’ve been involved with other program, but they do not compare to the one-on-one attention that Ed gives you. You never feel by yourself with Ed. He takes the lead and guides you, literally, step by step at the kitchen table of the homeowners, who I found through his program. If you are serious about real estate investing and are ready to make some sacrifices, don’t waste your money and time on any other guru that promises everything and delivers nothing. Ed Rooney is the real deal.
Paul Lawrence- Alexandria, VA
Ed’s The Answer To My Prayers
I’m very good, working with my hands, and am a hard-working home improvement and remodeling guy. But, I’ve always worked for owners of real estate and never thought of myself as a real estate investor. That is, until I met Ed Rooney. Ed’s a smart, self-taught, successful real estate investor, who has given me an opportunity of a lifetime. He has taught me how to find, fund, rehab and sell distressed properties. Ed’s time-tested investing principles and methodical processes work! His methods and resources are backed by his personal “take you by the hand and show you exactly what to do” teachings. Ed partners with his students on deals. He teaches you what he knows and how he does it so well. He takes the students to the homeowners’ homes, negotiates the deals, writes the contracts and even goes with the students to closings. Unlike other programs that say they’ll teach you, Ed Rooney DOES it. You learn by listening, watching and doing. He does the work with you, while you learn — and he even splits the profits. And it doesn’t stop there because he also finds the loan and co-signs with his students. Ed is a no-nonsense business man, who’s ready to teach, mentor and coach students who are ready to roll up their sleeves, get dirty and learn fast. Believe me, there’s money to be made with Ed Rooney. If you’re like me and never dreamed you could be in business for yourself, making more money on one deal than many make in a whole year, you owe it to yourself to do whatever it takes to get in Ed Rooney’s mentoring program!
One-On-One Time With Ed Is Great!
I have only been in Mr. Rooney’s mentoring program for three months, so far. And, I don’t have my first deal, yet, but have come close a few times already. I’m one of those people, who has no previous experience in real estate investing at all. So far, what I have liked is the personal attention I get from Mr. Rooney and his wonderful staff. They respond to all my questions very quickly. Ed has taught me how to find properties, how to run comps and how to tell if it’s a good deal or not. My next challenge is to work on my negotiating skills, which I’m confident will only get better with time. I love the one-on-one time, with Mr. Rooney, and I also learn a lot in the classroom, listening to other students discuss the deals they’re working on. I consider myself fortunate to be able to learn from someone as successful as Ed Rooney. Having access to such a mentor is truly a blessing.
Ed Got Us To Take Action!
Fear is the one thing that was holding us back from becoming real estate investors. We had attended a number of seminars and bootcamps and, while we had learned a lot, Ed was the one who really got us taking action. As a very successful investor himself, Ed took us through the steps of finding, buying, rehabbing and selling our property. He even negotiated the deal for us while we were watching and learning. There are a lot of land mines on the path to success, but Ed has been down the path hundreds of times, and we benefitted from his knowledge and contacts. We were committed to do this, and this program really worked for us. Thank you!
Experience Is The BEST Teacher, And Ed Provides That In Spades!
One of Ed’s favorite sayings is, “the best teacher in life is experience.” I love the fact that though we may be new students, and have no experience, we benefit from Ed’s vast experience. When we listen to Ed, we save time on deals that aren’t deals. We all know that we’ll be taken care of. I don’t have a deal yet, but I have learned crucial skills to evaluate deals to see if they are worth working, which is priceless. From how to read comps to how to use the MLS, short sales information, along with legal aspects of our industry – all are crucial to make deals happen. What I like most is Ed’s expectation for his students – if we follow his system and work hard, he knows we will succeed. You do your part, and he will do his. If you are looking for a get rich quick program, this is not it. You have to put in what you want to get out. But with the support you get at True Apprentice, it’s not a question of ‘if’ you’ll succeed; but a matter of ‘when.’