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A Closer Look at Darius M. Barazandeh: Does his program work?

A Texas Attorney Who’s All About Tax Liens and Deed Sales

Gonna answer the question on who Darius Barazandeh is and talk about his real estate investing strategies.

I’m glad you stopped by my site. I’ve been waiting all day for ya!  JK

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I’m Paul the Real Estate Spy and that’s my wife, the cutest damn woman on the planet. Welcome!!! I have a lot of real estate guru reviews here on my site, and I hope you take some time to explore all of them. Not that ya have nothing better to do, wink.

The guy under the spotlight today is Darius Barazandeh. We’re going to dive into his review in just a few minutes here but before we get to it I just want to ask you a few questions.

Can I take a sec to do that? I promise you, we’ll get to the review and I’ll tell you everything I know.

I just wanted to ask what brings you by this site. I guess pretty obviously you’re looking for information on real estate gurus and real estate investing.

But can I just drill down a coupl’a levels and ask you …. what puts you in the place where you’re looking for this kind of information?

Are you rocking a day job that honestly isn’t rocking? You crawl out of bed in the morning, grope around for the K-cups, throw back some java to turbocharge your system, head in to the 9-5, grind through the hours, trudge back to the crib, melt in front of the tube, crash, and next day hit the repeat button?


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Is Wholesaling or Working with Wholesalers a good option for your REI business.

 Looking for the secrets to wholesaling properties and making your wallet whale over with wealth? Think again…

Would you like fries with that?

Imagine you’re in the McD’s drive-through you’re already envisioning that bag of hot fresh salty fries that most likely won’t last the drive home. when you get to the window, you hand the cashier your money.

She takes it and recklessly slips the bills crinkled and all into the money slots and with brute force smashes the change into the black dividers in the drawer.

With a half smile she looks at you and says do you want to come inside sir?

Your response… >>UH, What?<<

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HGTV Fixer Upper Show Critique

Looking at Season 1 Episode 5, I gotta blog on this one.


Cause I gotta take a break from doing the same ole routine of local SEO stuff. Wanted to chillax and hang with ya here for a bit.

I’m getting more and more business and I’m not gonna lie. It can be intense.  By the way, that’s Dan up at the top. He is one of the 2 mentors that totally taught me how to rock it in the world of digital property management.

This blog is actually fun for me. So I figured what a great way to pay attention to a cool show and ask a bunch of questions that always made me go….yeah how’d ya do that?

To those Flip Guru TV Types.

The flip TV programs were one of the big influences for me getting into the Real Estate Investing Scene.

Gettin’ a bit more real though, I don’t believe it is ever as easy as it seems on some of these shows.

Prob because I never approached the projects with the types of teams that we see on these shows.

I tended to get the cheap, broke ass contractors that disappeared like Houdini in a large tank of purple piranhas in the middle of a project.

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A Chuck Smith Real Estate Investor Critique

Hey, what’s goin’ down?

Paul here, Real Estate Spy.

I do the sleuthing; you do the deducing.

That’s why you paddled into my info pond, yes? To get the 411 on Chuck Smith? Well, your canoe aimed true. I’ve got a review for you, and we’ll get to it in two secs.

First I’m gonna get some 411 on you, if that’s ok. Stick with me…I’ve gotta purpose here.

What brings you to these waters, really? Got a 9-5 that’s lost its jive? An itch to get rich that ya just can’t ditch? A guy in a tie that’s sucking you dry?

You’re eyeballing real estate investing and you’re like, baby, if they can do it, I can too. Just need a dish of the skinny and I can rock this!

I get it. I mean, I used to get it. If that’s you, then you were me.

I got the low-down on the real estate gig and I rocked it for a few spins around the dial. Got a nice stash o’ land; held some, flipped some, took some to the bank to turn in for jewels and gold, and strutted out like a king.

And then Mama Misfortune, a.k.a. the ekonomy krash, brought down her heavy hand on my backside and whupped the tar out of me.

(To Chuck in one sec.)

All of my awesome props took themselves away, with the able assistance of the bank suit, found an ocean, toppled in, and glug-glugged their way to the bottom. Leaving me gaping at the swirling eddy that they left behind.

And then sinking in after them, faster than you say, hell, no. Oh, hell, no.

Took me a looooooooooooooong time to dog-paddle my way back to the white-sand strand.

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Crawled out like a wet dog, gasping for O2, and then lay there all undignified-like while I sifted through sand to collect the fragments of my life.

Mid-sift, a guy named Brad looked down, tapped me on the shoulder and said, hey bro, there’s another way. Check out this ride: digital properties.

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Scammer or the Real Deal? Larry Holder: Maybe Irrelevant Now…

Hey there.

I’m Paul, the Real Estate Spy.

I make it my business to put real estate guys and gals under the microscope, and it’s Larry Holder’s turn today.


(Although . . . preview . . . there isn’t a whole lotta stuff out there about him. But I’m getting ahead of myself. . . . )

First, I want to do a quick check-in on YOU.

Yep, you.

What brings you to this page? Beyond the obvious, I mean (the review on Holder).

Why are you looking into real estate investing trainers? You wanna get into real estate investing yourself?

Cuz . . .

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A Hard Cold Look at Wayne Phillips’ Program

Hey, good morning!

It’s the a.m. for me, anyway. (Maybe not for you, I know.)

Got my cuppa joe close by, got my feet up, and I’m all set to chat with ya for a few minutes.

The guy under the microscope today is Wayne Phillips.

I’m thinking you probably already know it’s a Dudsville review. The guy was a bad apple and didn’t do right—but since he wrote a book and was a light in the sky for a bit, I’ll give him a lil attention.

Aaaaaaand, since you dropped your chute onto my page, I’m going to be bold and ask what brought you here.

Tired of life serving up the same old same old? Looking for a little light refreshment? Want a whole new menu change?

Thinking real estate? A side gig or two . . . maybe even career change?

I’m tracking with you. That was me, not far back. Learn more about me here.

I gigged it and then I un-gigged it.  I rocked the REI dream . . . then the bottom fell out . . . then the bank suits unrocked my dream and bam, I was officially ungigged.

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Can Roger Dawson Teach You the Secrets of Power Negotiation?

Hey, there.

First a heart-felt HELLO from my current office in the Florida Keys. (My wife snapped a pic of me.) I look out and see clearly where the blue sky meets the green blue ocean. Gorgeous… Def. not hard to take. Gotta love the laptop lifestyle.

Not gonna oversell it… ’cause nobody sees me grinding like a blacksmith at midnight when I’m due for a deadline for one of my clients, but again this is as good as it gets…ever! in MY BOOK.


Thanks for dropping in! Glad you’re here!

Can I ask what brought ya? I mean, I know you’re here for the 411 on Roger Dawson.

But beyond that, what?

Are ya sick of the rise ‘n shine at oh-dark-nine? The rush-rush in the metal crush? The i’s to dot for the cop on top?

I know the drill.

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A Look at Jack Miller’s Real Estate Offering and Legacy

Hey, hey . . .

What’s chillin in your world, my friend? So glad you dropped your chute onto my page. Peel off those goggles and stay a while.

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We’re gonna have a good time.  Let’s get goofy.

I’m Paul, and I am the Spy Master.  Read about me here.

Yep. Real Estate Spy Master.

And you dropped in because you’ve got your scope dialed in on Jack the Man Miller, amiright?

Good move. That guy is solid. We’ll get to my review on him in two secs.

Gonna back out of the field for a minute to ask you what you’re doing here, besides untangling your chute.

What’s the real deal? What’s going down?

You got troubles in the crib, yo? Lack of cash at the end of the dash? Not enough bucks to pay for your trucks? Shortage of green stuff making you a mean muff?

So you’re here checking out real estate because you KNOW that’s where you can fly high to the good life. I mean, cousin Vinny made it big flipping cribs, so why not you?

Hey, I get it. Or, I got it. I’m OK now, but that wasn’t my rap a few years back.

(To Jack in one sec.)

I dove into real estate investing like a frat boy at a sorority bash. Energy? Oh yeah. Passion? Definitely. Stamina? Come on. Ya even had to ask?

I did it all.

I was flying along like a Blue Eagle when suddenly I hit the no-fly zone.

The economy–that fickle mistress–stomped outta the room, took her purse and heels, and left me with my pants down.

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A Hard Look at William McCorkle

Hey, wassup?

I’m Paul, the Real Estate Spy.Glad you dropped by my site! Did you land on my planet for the skinny on Willy? McCorkle, that is.

We’ll get to that in a sec.  BTW, it will truly be skinny cuz the bro was no good and has a short and tragic tale to tell.

So besides the review on McCorkle, why are you here? You wanna be a millionaire? Wanna swan dive into a pool o’ cash, treadwater in Uncle Benjies, float on a sea of gold?

And you’re eyeballing real estate as your one-way ticket to the Aruba life?

I’ve got your vibe. I can read your signs. I was there too, not that many rotations ago.

Did the whole real estate thing. Picked up a few cribs, kept ’em, flipped ’em, sold ’em . . .  and then lost ’em. The economy got struck with the Cruciatus curse and writhed to the bottom of the ocean, sucking my investments into oblivion.


I kinda wished for a lil personal oblivion myself, for a while. My pool ‘o cash days were as long gone as the King himself.

Kicked and paddled my way up to the top of the water, but I tell ya, it took a long time to get my lungs full of O2 again. Along the way, I met a guy named Brad, and he helped me see that there was life after drowning.

So–I’ll get to the McCorkle review in a sec–as long as you’re swimming through this page, can I get ya to take a look at Brad’s video? It’ll take 3 minutes.

I want you to hear in his own words about a way to get to your Aruba–a way that will be less risky than real estate investing and with just as much potential for that sea of gold.



William and Chantal McCorkle Infomercials Background and Bio

OK, while you’re letting that info roll around in your gray matter, I’ll get to the review on William J McCorkle.

So . . . I don’t make a habit of dissing people, because that’s lame and uncool.

But I also am gonna be straight up with you about people who do douchebag things. This guy is one. He went to prison for it.

McCorkle and his sidekick trophy wife Chantal were playing the role of  master scam artists back in the day.

He was born in San Antonio, Texas, and went to Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, Florida. (Tansey McCorkle Soderstrom is his sis.) His first bread-and-butter jobs were busing tables and exotic dancing (maybe he shoulda stuck to the Chippendales).

In the 1990s, he ran a bunch of late-night William J. McCorkle infomercials that showed him and his wife living the high life, flying on personal jets, sailing on fancy yachts, living in luxury mansions. But come to find out, those were all just stage props and they didn’t own any of that stuff.

Other people in the infomercials that said they had struck gold because they had taken McCorkle’s training were actually just hired actors.

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In the TV real estate infomercials, it looked like McCorkle had made millions of dollars because of the real estate deals he had done and the secrets that he was dishing up.

He pitched a $79 course on how to sell government foreclosures. The pitch was that the investor goes to the government auction and puts up the 10% deposit, McCorkle’s group puts up 90 % of the cash, they liquidate the asset, and then profit is split 50/50 between them and the investor.

As it turned out, dear William and lovely Chantal McCorkle were charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, laundering money, using fraudulently obtained credit cards, using a false Social Security number, and absconding with Little Red Riding Hood’s basket of apples. Well, maybe not the apples.

They were sentenced to 24 years in federal prison. Chantal McCorkle served four years of her sentence and McCorkle ended up serving eight years of his.
And that, my friend, is the short and tragic tale of William McCorkle.

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A Look At Ernie Kessler’s Offering

Hey, what’s up?

I’m Paul. Glad ya dropped by my site!

You landed here to check out Ernie Kessler, amiright? Cool. We’ll get to him in a sec.

Lemme ask you a question first: What brings ya here?

I think I’ve got the 4-1-1 on that. I’m thinkin’ you’re sick of the 9-5, of the guy in the tie, of being the slave in the cave. Amiright? Or maybe that stuff is all good, you just need a little increase in your stash o’ cash . . . like you run outta money before you run outta month and something’s GOTTA GIVE!

So here you are, checking out guys n gals who have done the real estate thing, made it big, and have the t-shirts to prove it.

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