“Getting connected to your company has been one of the best things I’ve done. I have purchased three condos so far—they are all short sales so I purchased at fire sale proves and have them all rented out. I’m making a monthly return of 10 – 20% and that’s not including the gain on the properties themselves. I can’t believe how easy and fulfilling this has been for me.” ~ Ron Hansen, Carmel, NY
“At the present time, the condos I purchased are all rented and returning approximately 15% on my investment. I don’t know of any other investment that has the security of real estate with such a high return.” ~John R. Downey, Kingwood, Texas
“We bought six condos with our self-directed IRA and they’ve been fully rented almost since day one. We have a positive cash flow of about $5,000/month. Sure beats sweating out the stock market ups and downs!” ~Gary Fleeger, Reno, Nev.
“My self-directed IRA is doing great! We purchased a condo and had it rented in 15 days. The rent will give us an 8.5% yearly return after expenses, and the condo market value is $20k more than what we bought it for. So, we are looking at a 22% return.” ~Chris Tyo, Brookfield, Conn.
The best feature of [the self-directed IRA LLC] is that it combines the services of a lot of different professionals in a one-stop shop for me. Guidant rolled my funds, set up my LLC and provided me with an outside attorney to make sure everything was correct. Guidant also walked me through all the paperwork I needed to complete the process. They made sure I fully understood what was expected of me from the very beginning.
~Sheila Sicilia, Dewitt, NY
I worked in Corporate America for over 17 years in the Telecom industry, and never have I worked with a company whose customer response time was so superb. All [of Guidant’s] their representatives followed through with all their promises. I choose this financing option because I didn’t want to touch any of my assets that I already had. I did like the idea of using my 401(k), because my investments were earning such poor returns. The best feature of this financing option is I am able to utilize [my retirement funds] without penalty while generating far better returns for my 401(k). ~Lori Price, Asian Grill, Dallas, TX
This financing option was perfect for us. The [401k small business financing] program helped us to take control of our lives and all our assets. We are running our own company now with our own money. We always have been entrepreneurial minded, this program was ideal for what we were hoping to accomplish.
~Tom Johnson, President of Western Management, Fort Pierre, South Dakota
I chose Guidant Financial for two reasons: I liked how the fee structure was a flat fee that included everything; it wasn’t confusing. Guidant also had the best customer service. Everyone was really easy to contact and work with, and the response time was great.
~Stephanie Young, Owner of Thunder Canyon Company, San Antonio, TX
The best feature of the [self-directed IRA LLC] program is that my funds are now readily available to make investment decisions immediately. I am now the one controlling my investments and my returns.
~Barbara Heath, Elkton, OR
Thank you, Guidant Financial Group, for all the help you provided getting me set up with the [401k small business financing] program. Everyone I dealt with was very patient and professional. The lawyer you assigned was phenomenal; he is clearly an expert in the field and really took the time to explain complicated concepts in a way I could understand. I also greatly appreciate the process Guidant has for ensuring that nothing slips through the cracks. It makes a big difference knowing that Guidant is there to "keep me legal" so I can focus on running my business.
~Judi Cogen, Owner of Designs of the Interior, Mason, Ohio
Everyone who assisted us at Guidant went the extra mile, we felt very secure and comfortable. Guidant exceeded our expectations and is giving us the opportunity to grow our retirement accounts faster than we ever dreamed. Another positive aspect about working with Guidant is that the whole process took less than a month to complete.
~Sandy and Duffy Groener, Owners of Molly Maid in Fargo/Moorhead, ND
I have never worked with a company that was so on top of their game, the fact that updates came every week assured me that they didn't forget about me and that I wasn’t just another number. Guidant far and away blew past their competition. Their professionalism and knowledge of the process is unmatched in the industry.
~Charles Reiling, President of CJL Roth Specialty Food Inc., NJ
Guidant enabled me to do what I have dreamed without having to borrow money and now I am the proud owner of Women of Distinction in Columbia, SC. The whole [Guidant Financial Group] process was easy to maneuver through. There was never a time that I felt I wasn’t being given the right information. Guidant told me exactly what I needed to do. I loved the relationship I developed with the people. Any question I had they answered for me or found the answer for me quickly.
~Patricia Johnson, Women of Distinction Fashion, Columbia, S.C.
I chose Guidant and their [401k small business financing] program because it allowed me to get into business debt-free. I think that’s a huge piece of being able to be profitable with your business. The best element of working with Guidant was, and still is, the people; they absolutely know their jobs. They don’t make you feel like your little piece isn’t inconsequential. They make you feel important as a client.
~Heather Strange, Circle S Cattle Company, Colbert, OK
The [401k small business financing] program allowed us to access cash through our qualified [IRA] money. We were able to invest in our business, keep our overhead low, and not have to worry about making interest payments through a conventional loan.
~Jeff Longo, NYPD Pizza, Orlando, FL
I chose this financing option because I didn’t want to incur a large sum of debt right off the bat, and I needed the money quickly. Guidant was able to help me; their process was more developed and structured than their competitors. Their timeliness of response and thorough follow-up through every-step reassured me that they were right for me.
~Marvin Beasley, 1-800-Radiator, West Bloomfield, MI
By using the [real estate IRA] I have had a better return in 2 weeks than my old 401K had in 9 months. Now I have a much greater interest in my retirement funds than before and having fun being able to direct them.
~T. Olson, MN
The [401k small business financing] program is phenomenal! I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the Guidant team and what they offer.
~R. Varner, Ohio
Guidant Financial was the only company that provided me with the proper information and answers. I really enjoyed my experience. I am now able to utilize my funds and use them more creatively and make all the decisions myself. On a 1 to 5 rating, your staff is definitely a 10!
~Q. Robinson, NV
Offering an outside counsel is so incredibly reassuring; knowing someone qualified is overseeing the whole process was very comforting. You have an awesome product, and you are doing everything right!
~C. Reiling, NJ
Everyone that I had the opportunity to interact with made me feel comfortable and confident in all aspects of establishing my self-directed IRA. Thank you!
~P. Vail Sr, OH
Every Guidant representative that I talked with was fantastic. The more that I shopped around the more obvious it became that Guidant’s [the self-directed IRA LLC] was the right choice.
~L. Midgett, IL
The [real estate IRA] program is comprehensive and complete. The staff at Guidant are very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. Overall a truly enjoyable and enlightening experience!
~T. Hayman, AZ
All the staff that I talked to were extremely helpful and the follow-up was great. I loved your service! Thanks, and hopefully my investments will give me a great return in the future.
~J. Lehman, CA
I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the superb service Guidant Financial Group has provided thus far. Your efficiency is unparallel and sets very high standards for customer service, its how every business should be run. Once again, kudos to the Guidant team for the very customer-friendly and smooth running operation.
~E. Gebremariam, CA
The [401k small business financing] program was the right choice for me; I was able to utilize my existing retirement assets without paying any debt payments that I would have incurred by obtaining an SBA loan. I have been in business for over a year, and I’m looking forward to continuing my success for many years to come.
~J. Keene - Plano, TX
Guidant Financial Group and their staff took the complexity out of the process and made it very easy to follow. All of the components of the process are great; the customer service, materials and organization are superior to almost any company.
~J. Stephens – Thomasville, GA
The customer service was top-notch, and Guidant's attention to detail was remarkable. Someone was always readily available to answer and address all my questions and concerns. I always felt that I was informed about where I was in the process and what I was expected to do.
~B. Scott – Spring, TX
The responsiveness from all Guidant representatives was top-notch. If I left a message, I would get a response within the hour. The expectations set by Guidant were met and the processes were followed exactly; everything arrived when it was supposed to arrive. There were no surprises.
~Mark Kennison - Phenix City, AL