Ron LeGrand is the world’s leading expert in residential quick turn real estate and a prominent commercial property developer. Ron has bought and sold over 2,000 single family homes over the past 30 years, and currently owns commercial developments in nine states ranging from retail, office, warehouse, residential subdivisions and resorts. The developed value of his current projects tops two billion dollars and many of the profits are shared with student partners.
Ron is an active teacher, author and writer with a best selling book in stores today and a new one recently released. He’s shared the stage with some of the most famous people in the world, including Donald Trump, Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, Jerry Rice, past presidents, corporate CEO’s and movie/TV stars, and spends a great deal of his time conducting real estate training in rooms as small as 100 to as large as 20,000.
Ron is a former mechanic that has helped create millionaires numbering in the thousands and has hundreds of thousands of students all over North America and numerous other countries. He’s famous for his “tell it like it is” style and down to earth, humorous presentation about the real business of investing in real estate with little or no money or credit and building a fortune quickly with time tested and proven techniques, many created and trademarked by him.
I sat down one Friday evening to pay my bills and realized my outgo was bigger than my income and my upkeep was becoming my downfall. All I had accomplished was create a big, ugly mess. I’d spent two years buying the wrong properties the wrong way in the wrong areas for the wrong reasons. I built my empire on a house of cards, not a solid foundation.
You see, I really didn’t understand the real estate business. I just bought properties because I could, without money or credit. I bought all the crap savvy investors wouldn’t touch. They’d already been to the school I was about to graduate from… The School of Hard Knocks. All my low income properties in war zone areas with brainless tenants were sucking me dry, financially and mentally. My days were spent solving their petty problems and listening to all the worthless excuses why they couldn’t pay rent.
I spent the next five years selling off my junk for dimes on the dollar. It took me seven years into the business to really understand it and get my life back. Oh, I made a good living during that time. Several times my job income. But I sure wish I’d known me back then and had the system then that my students have now. On second thought it wouldn’t have mattered anyway. I wouldn’t have listened. I’m a man, men don’t follow instructions. It’s testosterone. It’s not our fault. We can’t help it.
After about seven years into the business and over 400 houses later I built an easy system to turn real estate into cash now, cash monthly and cash later. I made it a real business anyone could do from home and make obscene amounts of money. That’s about the time I started teaching what I had learned. Somewhere along the line someone called me “The World’s Leading Expert at Quick Turning Houses” and the name stuck.
In the late nineties the information company I built went public with revenues exceeding $20,000,000 annually from my books, tapes and seminars.
Now fast forward a few more years of teaching what I know while simultaneously doing what I teach and I will admit I’m a weird dude. I’ve bought and sold nearly 2,000 houses and still do two or three a month with an average profit over $40,000 with the help of my ex-secretary.
Over the years I’ve created a mountain of home study products, written millions of words in print, shared the platform with past presidents, movie stars, actors, politicians, sports heroes, business leaders, super wealthy from all professions and some of the best speakers in the world. I’ve spoken to audiences as small as 20 and as large as 20,000 in hotel meeting rooms and coliseums all across North America.
I’ve gazed in amazement and sheer joy as so many thousands of my students and new friends have pulled themselves out of financial mediocrity, or downright poverty, and made themselves financially independent millionaires and some multi-millionaires from the words that left my lips and the time we spent together.
So many new millionaires have now become leaders and are reaching a helping hand down to those in need and helping them climb the ladder to success.
My legacy has spread like a swarm of locusts and thousands will be affected, (maybe millions now), by the positive impact I made with a few carefully chosen words that left my lips or got put in print at a time when students were ready to receive them and convert to action. New generations will profit directly or indirectly because they attended one of my seminars then used the information and passed it on. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Now much of my time is spent in front of good people who are serious about getting rich and will do what it takes to become one of the 3% who can really say and prove they have achieved true wealth.
People constantly ask me why I continue to teach. It’s hard for them to understand why a multi-millionaire would take the time to work with those who aren’t.
My answer is simple really. First, make no mistakes about it, I get paid well for teaching. It’s not a mercy mission and we’re not a non-profit organization. Second, I have to do something with my time. Golf, fishing and diving get old quick. Making millionaires never gets old and I can’t think of anything I’d rather do in my life. It’s fun to be me and I love doing it.
Besides, I’ve been married for over 43 years to one woman. Her name is Beverly and between the honey-do’s and the nine grandchildren (three live on our estate) it’s nice to get away once in a while. Beverly says even though we’ve been married 43 years, if you take out my travel time... it's closer to three.
Truthfully, I’m just a simple auto mechanic with a redneck background who barely got out of high school. I’d rather have a good hamburger than a steak. I hate wine and all other alcohol beverages. I smoke cigars, listen to country music and jazz and go to the movies a lot. We have horses, cats, a dog and chickens and we grow stuff in our own garden and yes, I even have my very own tractor, which I use to plow that garden.
So, there you have it, the real me.