The Bird Dog Program is a one-of-a-kind program designed for determined individuals who are eager to succeed. In fact, members of The Bird Dog Program come from all walks of life, from seasoned real estate agents, to stay-at-home moms seeking to make money in their spare time and anyone else who’s ready to invest a bit of time to earn a healthy profit!

Here’s a look at some of the most frequently asked questions. If you still have a question or concern after reviewing our FAQ, just stop by our contact form and send a note or call 800.664.0616, x802.

The Bird Dog Real Estate Investment and Short Sale Program with The Short Sale Gal Kristine Zelazo

When you enroll in The Bird Dog Program, you’ll be provided with all of the materials, resources and guidance that you need to succeed! You’ll enter into joint ventures with The Bird Dog Program, finding properties in a real estate investor’s role. 

The membership fee includes leads (the precise number ranges from 200 to unlimited, depending upon the membership package that you choose), scripts, forms, documents and even an 800-number extension, email address and landing page which you can use to promote your new venture on the web. You’ll also have access to coaching calls and webinars.

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Program founder Kristine Zelazo is an experienced real estate professional and she makes it a point to ensure that she is personally available to Bird Dog members, offering guidance, answering questions and giving you the knowledge and insight you need to ensure each deal closes so you’ll enjoy a healthy profit from each and every joint venture.

The Bird Dog Program has also contracted with some of the industry’s top real estate bloggers, graphic designers, social media marketing experts and web designers who offer special discounts to The Bird Dog Program’s members. So whether you need help with social media marketing or need a hand designing postcards or door hangers for your next lead-generating endeavor, we know the perfect person to help!

The Bird Dog Program charges a one-time fee that varies depending upon the membership level that you choose.

The membership level determines the percentage of profits that you receive per transaction and the number of leads you receive each week.

  • Silver membership – $1500 one-time fee + $10/month.
  • Gold membership – $3000 one-time fee + $10/month.
  • Platinum membership – $5000 one-time fee + $10/month.

The only recurring fee is a $10 monthly maintenance fee that covers the cost of landing page upkeep, 800-numbers and other miscellaneous program expenses.

Please note: The Bird Dog Program does accept payment plans by special arrangement, although the total fee is slightly higher in these cases. We will soon begin offering payment plans through our website. In the interim, if you’re interested, contact the program founder Kristine Zelazo to discuss the possibility of paying your membership fee in installments.

No.  You do not need to be a licensed real estate agent in order to become a Bird Dog. The Bird Dog Program’s members assume the role of a real estate investor in a joint venture for every transaction; this allows our members to enjoy a profit.

If you do wish to obtain your real estate license, you could certainly list properties in the course of your work with The Bird Dog Program, opening the door to new earning opportunities.

Any member of The Bird Dog Program who choses to pursue their real estate license will be reimbursed in full for their licensing-related tuition after they have received their license and their first transaction with the program closes.

No. While many of our program participants are involved in the real estate industry, prior sales or real estate investing experience is not required to succeed in The Bird Dog Program. You’ll be provided with all of the training, materials, knowledge and resources that you need in order to find success. 

The most successful members of The Bird Dog Program are detail-oriented individuals with good communication skills and a desire to succeed.

Your profits will be based on your membership level and the amount of the transaction. 

  • Silver members will receive 20% of profits for transactions 1 to 3; 25% of profits on transactions 4 through 6; and 30% of profits on transactions 7+.
  • Gold members will receive 25% of profits for transactions 1 to 3; 30% of profits on transactions 4 through 6; and 35% of profits on transactions 7+.
  • Platinum members will receive 30% of profits for transactions 1 to 3; 35% of profits on transactions 4 through 6; and 40% of profits on transactions 7+.

The earning potential is truly limitless. Your success will be a direct result of how many leads you pursue and how diligent you are in following up with those leads. You can expect to earn several thousand dollars per successful transaction. The precise amount will vary depending upon the property sale price.

Your profits can be affected by a number of factors. The primary factor is how much time and effort you invest into the program. The more time you invest, the more joint ventures you’ll enter into with The Bird Dog Program. Every completed transaction leads to profits. 

It’s equally important to pay attention to detail and to be diligent in your communications once you identify a viable lead. If you fail to follow-up and maintain good communications or fail to ensure that you’ve crossed every “T” and dotted every “I,” then the deal could fall apart. But if you’re a strong communicator and exhibit good follow through, then you can expect to be quite successful with The Bird Dog Program.

There is a one-time fee to enroll in The Bird Dog Program. This covers the cost of tuition, guidance and coaching, webinars, e-meetings, leads and a range of other offerings, including your landing page, an 800 number extension, a Bird Dog email address and a range of forms and materials that you’ll require in the course of your work.

The one-time fee ranges from $1500 for a silver membership, $3000 for a gold membership or $5000 for a platinum membership.

There is a $10 monthly maintenance fee to cover expenses such as landing page maintenance, your 800 number extension and other inclusions.

For an added fee, we can also provide you with social media marketing services, blogging services and design and printing services for marketing materials such as postcards and door hangers.

Notably, The Bird Dog Program will compensate you for your real estate licensing tuition in full if you opt to pursue a real estate license while enrolled in the program. Members are reimbursed once they receive their license and complete their first transaction with the program.

Additionally, The Bird Dog Program will provide the $500 down payment for any members who wish to enroll in the Les Brown Maximum Achievement institute. As of February 2017, this program charges a one-time fee of $5000, payable in multiple installments.

No. You can invest as much or as little time into The Bird Dog Program as you wish. You can also upgrade to a more comprehensive service package if you would like to elevate your efforts to the next level.

We recommend investing at least 6-8 hours per week, but some Bird Dogs invest a lot more time. In fact, some members work full-time as a Bird Dog! The more time and effort you invest, the greater the return.

If you have another question concerning The Bird Dog Program, just stop by our contact form or email You can also call 800.664.0616, x802.