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Reuben Stone

Brian was more than willing to have a very in depth telephone conversation with me in regards to many real estate investing strategies. His time and knowledge was truly appreciated. I approached Brian with many questions regarding master leases and his answered all of them in great detail. He even provided insight to . alternative approaches that he has seen success from. Definitely a mind that you need to tap into if given the chance!

Relationship: Advice Giver . Written 06 Jan 08:4
Melodee Lucido

Brian has been a great mentor/coach. He knows the lease option business forwards and back. He is compassionate and thorough in his teaching. I am so glad to have found him here on BP. I am sure that as I put his techniques to work I will begin making regular money in crei.

Mike Bryant

Brian has excellent materials available on his web site.

Justin Davis

I spoke with Brian for a couple hours this week and he answered my questions regarding Dodd/Frank, L/O assignments, target markets, and a variety of other items. He described a plan of action I can pursue and areas of opportunity previously unbeknownst to me. I have much more to learn and Brian provided a nice boost of knowledge to set me down the right track. I appreciate the time he took to speak with me and I look forward to speaking with him again!

Relationship: Colleague/Coach. Written 27 Jun 11:00

Randy Stewart
I reached out to Brian to pick his brain on trying to put together a game plan for getting started in investing. He very generously offered his time, perspective, and experience as he got to know me and what my goals and desires are. He was able to help me clarify a strategy for getting started and offered to assist me on my journey.

Relationship: BP colleague . Written 10 Mar 20:34

Steve Smith
Brian thank you for the consult. Your creative financing knowledge is unlimited. Brian can definitely help you build a repeatable Real Estate Investing Business that is a win win win for you, sellers an buyers.

Relationship: Consultant. Written 16 Sep 13:19

Jeiby V.
I had an opportunity to talk to Brian over the phone and the experience was amazing! He’s straight forward and tells you like it is no hold bars. A trait not many people have, he actually took his time to explain my next moves and what I need to prepare.

Relationship: Acquaintance. Written 29 Jun 15:35

Dave Hall
Brian generously spent quite a bit of time to share several of his smart, seller-centric strategies with me. I plan to implement his wisdom as I work on my investments. If you need a good coach/mentor, Brian has what it takes.

Relationship: Coaching Session. Written 17 Jul 20:50

Jonathan Klim
I had a 30 min. phone consultation with Brian today and it was extremely enlightening! I’m an aspiring real estate investor, and the vast wealth of information available about REI has easily became overwhelming for me– to the point where it was difficult to determine which approach to this business would the best fit for my ultimate goals. I gave Brian a rundown of what I’ve done so far in my business, and he graciously provided me invaluable advice about how to finance deals, how to analyze and recognize profitable deals, and how to find and approach the right type of RE agents. He even gave me state-specific advice, which was a great help in determining which strategies are most effective while maintaining compliance with applicable rules and regulations. He is as genuine as a mentor can be, and he truly cares about the success of your and your REI business!

Relationship: Student/Consultee. Written 23 Sep 16:55

Miguel Rosario
I had a 30 minute free phone conversation with Mr. Gibbons in which he actually went out of his way and stayed a few minutes longer on the line to give me right advice I needed. Very impressed with his knowledge in the field, before I was afraid because there were certain things I needed to know before I get started. Now I’m ready to act! Great coach I definitely recommend Mr Gibbons advice to anyone seeking help.

Relationship: student investor . Written 07 Oct 16:01

Austin Davis
Brian was so kind to talk with me for almost an hour last week free of charge. We spoke about sub2 deal structure, how to talk to motivated sellers and he gave me some great advice for the future. He spoke about his 1:1 coaching program and I will definitely consider it in the future when I am ready to ramp up my business. Thanks, Brian!

Relationship: Fellow investor. Written 13 Oct 12:45

Justin Smart
Talked with Brian for an hour about deal structuring, L/O, owner financing, JV, private lenders and talking with sellers. He was patient enough to walk me through the steps of presenting offers to sellers that fit their needs. Most important to me was the fact that he gave actionable steps that I can implement immediately! I appreciate your time Brian and I look forward to keeping in touch.

Relationship: Colleague . Written 03 Nov 16:00

Tyler  S.
I visited Brian’s website, REISkills.com, in order to learn more about Lease Options. In doing so, I found an option for a free 30 minute consultation. I thought this meant that one of Brian’s employees would speak to me about his program and what he can offer.

However, the call I received was directly from Brian. He went over and beyond what I expected from the call! We spoke for nearly 90 minutes about anything and everything to do with Real Estate investing.

We discussed lease options, lease purchases, installment sales, and a number of tips and tricks that can be implemented to help build a successful Real Estate business. While I have not signed up for his one-on-one training course, I plan to explore that option early next year.

I have no doubt that Brian is a genuine, hardworking person, and that he would be an INVALUABLE asset to anyone trying to build a business in Real Estate. I just hope he still has availability in his program when I’m ready!

Relationship: Future Student. Written 16 Nov 11:02

John Weathers
Just got off the phone with Brian and spent just about an hour talking REI. I didn’t even realize he only offered a 30 min consultation phone call. Talk about a bonus! We discussed Lease to Own, Expired Listings, Joint Ventures and various other out of the box REI strategies. I definitely would recommend anyone to reach out to Brian for advice.

Relationship: knowledge seeker . Written 21 Jan 12:11

Jeff C.
Brian’s continued input on BiggerPockets has been immensely helpful towards advancing my understanding of real estate investing in general, but more specifically, with creative financing and lease options, It’s difficult to find a legitimate real estate investing coach that will offer Brian’s level of expertise for top dollar, and I am forever grateful that he put this information out there for free.

Thank you so much, Brian for the priceless info that you have given to this community!


Relationship: Fellow Investor. Written 21 Jan 12:30

Christopher Goldie
Brian has provided an abundance of knowledge for everyone to use making it as easy as can be to start making money in real estate. He shows he has a real passion for what he does and in helping others succeed.

Relationship: Student/ Teacher. Written 08 Apr 20:29

Greg Helbeck
I just got off the phone with Brian and the amount that I learned in 30 minutes was worth easily hundreds of dollars. He told be about my specific market and striates such as marketing, wholesaling and lease options. Give him a call and he can teach you ways to make great money and succeed in your own market.

Relationship: Phone Call. Written 12 Jan 11:45

Christian Sifuentes
I spoke to Brian for about 45 minutes this afternoon and i am happy to say i gain some knowledge and it was refreshing to have someone walk you through couple of scenarios without any sales pitch or product sell.

Gain some knowledge and information on Lease options and Lease purchase with right to occupy. Different methods to market your property, and re-emphasize the importance of assembling a strong team to be successful. All this with the mindset of solving problems for individuals and making a good income through it. Glad i made the connection!

Thanks Brian

Relationship: potential student. Written 17 Mar 14:30

Luis Saenz
Brian and I spoke on the phone after I read through his free training. Brian Answered questions I had over the training as well as gave me tips on how to grow my own real estate investing business. Brian explained to me how I should be marking in my area with the amount of capital that I have, and even some creative financing tools which I can use to accquire real estate. Brian was very helpful and generous with his knowledge about real estate, so shout out to Brian Gibbons for being so kind and helpful

Relationship: instructor. Written 06 Feb 10:35

John Montgomery
I appreciate all the great info you share with BP members. As a new investor, reading your personal testimonies helped build my confidence and contributed to me pulling the trigger on my first deals. I’ve put a lot of your advice into practice during my first year as an investor. Thanks for sharing

Relationship: BP Colleague. Written 10 Feb 20:21

Adrian Maldonado
I want to start off by saying that before I decided to take the leap and become a student of Brian’s coaching/mentoring program, I was a bit overwhelmed on where to start with real estate. I was really leaning on going down the Lease Option route, but didn’t know where to start. I was reading a post and stumbled across Brian. The content he provided in the post was very informative and insightful, as were all his other posts I found. The more I read the more I realized that he was the person that I needed to talk to in order for me to get on the right path. The day I talked to Brian he was very courteous and insightful. He more than took his time and answered all my questions and really opened my eyes to all the strategies that are out there. After my conversation with Brian I really felt a sense of relief and had a more keen sense of direction. Although, I had never considered getting a mentor I knew that if I really wanted to achieve my real estate dream I needed to make Brian a part of my team.

I just want to start off by saying that taking that leap and becoming a student of Brian’s was the best decision of my life. Although, I have only been a student of Brian’s for only a little over a month the material I have learned has really been instrumental to building my business. In just a little over a month I’ve learned how to structure a Lease Option, Sub2, Wrap Around Mortgage, Seller Carry Back Mortgage, Joint Venture Partnerships, and much more. The negotiation tactics Brian has taught me on how to talk to motivated sellers has really built a foundation for me. Although, I am still very new to real estate investing I know that with Brian’s guidance and the plan he has made for me that I am very close to getting my first deal.

I know that this is a little over due, but I’d really like to give Brian the recognition he deserves and thank him for everything he has done for me.

Relationship: Student/Colleague. Written 20 Feb 21:38

Jacquelyn Sarpong
Hi BiggerPockets Family,

Brian is phenomenal! We spent an half hour planning strategies for my business. We specifically talked about getting my license and how that would greatly benefit me ensuring me to work with an agent that is comfortable with creative investing. We talked about how to get leads. He expressed that wholesaling is for the blue collar areas and not white collared areas. We also talked about really getting banks to work with your tenant-buyers to help them get a mortgage. We also talked about marketing strategies, lease option assignment and specifically using an option fee as a discount on the sales price and not as a down payment toward the purchase price at the end. Be aware of the Dodd-Frank Act. He suggested that I read the book “Shift” by Gary Keller. He gave some very valuable information ( as he always does on BP) and he left me very confident in the my future endeavors as an entrepreneur. Squeezed so much information in small time. Thanks again Brian!

Relationship: Business/Advice. Written 29 Apr 16:34

Manny Cirino
Genuine, Authentic & Knowledgeable. These are some of words that best described my encounter with Brian. He is always willing to take out time to consult with you and guide you in the right direction. I had a chance to look at some of his material and it was straight forward, focused and well organized. If you are looking for quality mentoring on creative financing Brian Gibbons is your guy

Relationship: Brian is a colleague . Written 01 Jun 17:10

If you’re reading this right now, you might be wondering if Brian Gibbons is right for you or not?


Please understand that Brian Gibbons is the real deal!


I have had “Coaches” in real estate in the past.  They were all a joke, expensive, and I didn’t learn much from any of them.  So, when I met Brian, I was very skeptical initially.  That skepticism didn’t last past the first few minutes of knowing him.


Brian is unique because he is a real person and he takes the time to know you as an individual first.  He doesn’t need or expect you to fit in a box.


Brian has taught me so many things about real estate.  He’s also taught me about business, he’s spotlighted fundamentals and drilled them with me until I knew them.  Rarely are these fundamentals highlighted when you search around about creative real estate investing.  Think of a team sport, where you are taught the fundamentals, and then you practice them.  Then you’re ready for the game.  My experience had been the reverse of that until I got with Brian.  Prior to working with Brian, I was going out there trying to do deals without even knowing I lacked in so many of the fundamentals that are critical for success.


Additionally, Brian is doing what so many “coaches” fail to do, and that is he wants you to succeed and move on.  He wants you to evolve and grow both personally and in a business sense.  There’s no BS up-sell, or “next level” or “platinum” package that needs to be bought.


There is however; a need for you to get out of your comfort zone and go do deals, help people along the way, make some money and build a business…


If you are serious about going to the next level, and having a true mentor, or champion in your life contact Brian.


He changed my life.  If you let him, he’ll change yours.


Ray Johnson

Corona, Ca


Dear Brian,

I am writing this letter to express my appreciation for all your coaching over the past few months. Our relationship began when I responded to an ad for a lease-option course with followup coaching over the phone.

We set off at fast pace with course materials and daily conversations over Skype.
You taught me 4 basic techniques for using the lease-option: Cooperative assignment, Non-Exclusive Option, the Sandwich Lease-Option, and the Equity-Split Lease Option.

Today, I am a successful real estate investor with a powerful marketing machine behind me. I have contracts, and a phone that rings off the hook. Many people are buying courses these days, learning from the so-called “gurus”. These courses are often conceptual and theoretical in nature. You added the most valuable piece of the puzzle:

Learning to talk to buyers, sellers, and professionals.

Last year, I was a shy, nice guy, looking to help people. Today, I’m that same guy with the ability to confidently walk into an attorney’s office and have that attorney send me referrals for qualified tenant-buyers. Today, I have the ability to answer the phone, establish a rapport with a tenant-buyer whereby there is great respect and a tone of seriousness. Today, I can sit in front of a person with a problem house and confidently ask them questions, talk authoritatively, and deliver solutions that make them THRILLED to be doing business with me.

In short, guru courses teach the battle plan whereas you teach hand-to-hand combat on top of the battle plan.

Beyond the lease-option topics, you’ve taught me other investor skills such as:

.. finding private lenders to fund my transactions
.. talking to these “rich” people was hard for me, and you coached me along so well
.. ramping up my marketing to generate 10 times as many motivated seller calls
.. finding their true motivation for selling, even if they were hiding it!
.. how to use self-directed IRA’s to invest in real estate and businesses (for those of you new to self-directed IRAs and RRSPs in Canada, if you follow some simple rules set up by the Government, you can BREAK your Retirement Funds now, place those funds with an approved Custodian, and LEND that Retirement Money to an investor like me who HATES BANKS!)
.. how to structure and build joint ventures with LAZY and IGNORANT people that have CASH and WANT 10-15% in interest OR will use their CREDIT RATING BORROWING POWER, BUY a house that I find, fix up and re-sell, and SHARE 50%-50% share on the profit!

Brian, I am a different person today because of you. Even during difficult times, you faithfully supported me and never quit on me for a minute. Any person who asks you for a referral need only call me for a glowing recitation on the amazing things you have taught me and the unbelievable success I now enjoy thanks to your coaching.


Raymond Mannion

607 432 2423 EST


My name is John Jackson, and I would like to talk about:
my success in creative real estate,
how I got started, and
how Brian Gibbons was directly involved with me realizing the financial freedom I enjoy today.

Some background.

I had quit my job to be a stay at home dad with my little girl. I taught myself to daytrade in stocks (shares) over a one year period. Trying to change diapers (nappies) and learn to daytrade at the same time was not very easy!

By the time I had honed my skills, my account had run low due to the fact that I had to live and pay my bills from my trading account. I then became a father again, and needed more income. I had always known that there was money in real estate, and had an interest in learning how best to tap that potential. I gathered as much information as I could, and was looking at buying properties to flip (buy and sell quickly).

The problem was the risk to reward ratio.

I learned quite a bit from daytrading, and one of the most important things, was risk to reward. You don’t want to make a trade where you are risking $3 to make $1.

You will lose quickly if you do that! I liked the reward of flipping, but for a beginner with little capital, the risk was way too high. It was the equivalent of taking someone with little stock market experience and having them trade commodities (huge risk!)

This is where Brian stepped in. I met him through an internet site where he was discussing “controlling properties, not owning them.” He called it “Cooperative Assignment.”

I was able to obtain a tremendous amount of information and knowledge from

Brian on lease purchasing or “rent to own consulting.”

I studied everything I received from Brian and I realized the risk to reward ratio for lease purchasing was incredible! Almost no risk, and a nice reward.

This was what I was looking for. I began envisioning a complete picture of how best to utilize lease purchasing to build a company and comfortable income.

I spent many long weeks and even months putting together a website, company, and game plan (see www.leasingtobuy.com)

I am now the President and founder of Leasing To Buy, LLC. It is probably the largest residential lease purchasing company in North Texas, USA.

We help people:
sell there homes for top dollar, at no cost to them, and
we help people who don’t think they can qualify for a mortgage, get into the house of their dreams.

It is a wonderful business to be in.

We have only been actively in business for about 5 months, (Sept 2003) but have already completed several lease purchase deals.

Below are some actual deals and numbers.

Western Meadows Dr. Owner was asking $149,000 We got them $159,000 We found a tenant/buyer in 8 days
We received an assignment fee of $3,500
Stetson Dr. Owner was asking $150,000 We got them $159,000 We found a tenant/buyer in 23 days
We received an assignment fee of $3000
Whetstone Rd. Owner was asking $169,000 We got them $180,000 We found a buyer in 14 days.
We received an assignment fee of $4,500
Blende St. Owner was asking $74,000 We got them $83,000 We found a tenant/buyer in 8 hours.
We received and assignment fee of $2000

Although it is nice to have the income to pay off debt and bills, it is even more gratifying to realize how much we are helping people. They are so grateful for us and our services. It is more rewarding than the money. It’s hard to believe how far this has gone since I originally spoke with Brian.

He was instrumental in the foundation and education of what we are doing.
I finally have a business that is not only successful and helping people, but I can literally pack up and move, and start the same business anywhere I want to.

Again, thanks to Brian at www.REISkills.com I have dignified income,
knowledge of the best real estate investing technique (Cooperative Assignment), and automatic marketing with referrals.

Most importantly, a win-win-win business:

Owner wins, Tenant-Buyer wins, and I make $100 – $250 a hour to do it for them!
Sign up with Brian. He’s a good coach, and will motivate you for success!


John Jackson