ABOUT REAL ESTATE FOUNDATION LLC
Real Estate Foundation (REF) was founded by Stephen Swenson, Tom Swenson and Shade Ferre, cousins and childhood friends. The three started the company in 2018, but have been business partners for more than a decade. For many years, Stephen and Shade specialized in providing seminar companies with training programs and support for tax lien and tax deed investing. Tom focused on the Real Estate Training accepts and working his own real estate deals. The training was highly successful, and expanded into websites, webinars, and fulfillment services. Stephen, Shade and Tom handle all of the training and support, so they have always had an good relationship with the students.
The relationship between REF and seminar companies was a different story. Seminar companies were charging people thousands of dollars, but would only allocate 5% to 10% of that towards the actual training. They sold buyers with unrealistic expectations. They even found companies were stealing their training materials. It was at that point that REF made the decision to leave the seminar industry altogether. REF essentially cut out middleman, and now offers the training directly to the public. Without the high overhead costs of seminars companies, REF could offer the exact same training for a mere fraction of the price.
A Unique Training Provider
It doesn't take most students very long to realize that REF is unique among training providers. Much of this can be attributed to its three founders, Stephen Swenson, Thomas Swenson and Shade Ferre. All three of them believe tax liens and tax deeds are some of the most lucrative, and secure investments available today. After nearly a decade in business, and tens of thousands of students, REF still has an "A Rating" with the BBB (Better Business Bureau). Stephen, Shade and Tom have helped countless investors achieve their goals. They understand the obstacles, and they care about the success of each student.