Guides for your success
One of the biggest benefits you will receive from joining the CRE Online family is access to our online real estate investing experts. These creative real estate pro's will help you turn the information you receive from the courses and books available in CRE Online's store into profits and cash flow.
CRE Online's experts will help you minimize or avoid mistakes often made by those who are new to real estate investing, and they can help you decide if real estate investing is right for you.
Helping you succeed, Is what CRE Online is all about
CRE Online's experts share CRE Online’s philosophy of creative real estate investing. They are generous with their advice and you can feel confident that they are among the leading experts in their specialties. With their guidance you will have the tools you need to win the real estate investing game.
Meet CRE Online’s experts
The experts who participate in CRE Online are experienced investors who are doing deals and making money in real estate for many, many years. They are in the trenches every day. They know what works and what does not. Each expert is a highly experienced real estate investor who specializes in a specific area:
General Real Estate Investing: Marko Rubel
Marko Rubel is a leading authority on creative real estate investing, specializing in pre-foreclosures. He is known for creating automated systems that enable investors to skyrocket their profitability quickly.
He is an active, full-time investor who has bought and sold more than 300 properties. Using his proprietary automated systems, he earned profits exceeding $1,000,000 in a single year, while working only a few hours per deal.
Marko believes anyone can turn their life around with creative real estate investing, regardless of their present situation. He came to the US with nothing, and he couldn't even speak English.
He attributes much of his early success to CREonline.com. After being "downsized" from a corporate job in 1997, Marko spent hours every day reading the articles and participating in our forums. And now he wants to give back and help you!
Marko is the host of our Real Estate Investing Forum and is the author of several excellent real estate investing courses, including:
Commercial Real Estate: Ray Alcorn
Ray Alcorn is the CEO of Park Real Estate, Inc. in Blacksburg, Virginia, which was founded in 1953 by Ray's father as a development company to build mobile home parks.
Today, the firm owns and operates a diverse portfolio of commercial investment properties. Ray has closed over $50 million in commercial real estate deals in the last five years alone. He believes that the secret to building wealth in real estate is in developing a personal strategic plan.
Ray generously hosts our Commercial Real Estate Forum, where he answers questions and participates in discussions with other commercial real estate investors. His course, The Dealmaker's Guide to Commercial Real Estate, is THE definitive work on this topic, the best commercial real estate information available.
Real Estate Financing: Ed Garcia
Ed Garcia has been a lender and investor since 1968. He is the CEO of American Heritage Financial Corporation, located in Rancho Cucamonga California.
In addition to Ed's extensive financial background, he is also a seasoned real estate investor. He's a lender with a dealmaker's mindset.
Ed is the host of our Real Estate Financing Forum. We have known Ed Garcia for many, many years. He is a man of the highest honor and integrity and we are proud to call him our friend.
Because of his unique qualifications and stellar reputation, we unequivocally endorse Ed Garcia as our official CRE Online Lender.
Mobile Homes and Parks: Lonnie Scruggs and Tony Colella
Lonnie Scruggs owned, rented, and managed his own rental properties for 24 years. He became a burned-out landlord, sold all his rental properties, and started investing in discounted notes.
He soon developed his own specialty in used mobile home notes, where he has very little competition and earns very high yields. Lonnie Scruggs is the "Founding Father" of the used mobile home business. He is the co-host of our Mobile Homes Forum.
He was the FIRST to teach others how to make fantastic profits with once-shunned used mobile homes. Lonnie tells all and shares all the detains in his books and home study course:
Tony Colella holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance.
He began investing in mobile homes part time in 1998, while working full time as a Police Lieutenant. He's been selflessly helping other people get started by answering scores of questions on our Mobile Homes Forum for many years.
After several years of buying, selling and financing used mobile homes, Tony started investing full time and began to buy and develop land/mobile home properties and small parks. He's the author of Investing in Mobile Homes with Land.
Real Estate Law & Asset Protection:
William Bronchick & John Merchant
Bill Bronchick and John Merchant co-host our Real Estate Law Forum, and gladly answer related legal questions there.
William Bronchick is a nationally-known attorney, author, and speaker. He has been practicing law and investing in real estate since 1990 and has been involved in over 2,000 real estate transactions.
He has trained countless people all over the country to become financially successful.
Bill has served as President of the Colorado Association of Real Estate Investors since 1996. He is admitted to practice law before the bars of New York and Colorado. He is the author of many excellent real estate investing and asset protection courses.
John Merchant is a retired lawyer and long-time real estate investor. He's owned commercial real estate of every type in a number of states. He's a frequent speaker at real estate investment gatherings and contributes real estate investing articles to various real estate newsletters and publications.
His current real estate focus is the operation and expansion of a foreclosure trustee company and mobile home wholesaling.
John's book Use of IRA and Other Retirement Plans in Real Estate Investing was one of the first to address this real estate investment tool and has had many printings.