Armando Montelongo Reviews
Legit or Scam?
Armando Montelongo of the hit TV show
Flip This House has just released his own
real estate home study course called Flip it
The course reveals the
techniques and methods that he's used over
the course of five years to become one of
the nations leading property flippers. Armando's real estate success is the
product of a true rags-to-riches story.
Prior to being a nationally recognized
investor he had to learn on his own how to
make money with poor credit, no cash, and no
experience.The result of his efforts are found in
his two part course, in which he teaches you
how to make money flipping homes.
It Now is broken down into two sections a
low priced eBook collection, and a full
service master course. Which you
choose depends on your level of commitment
to learning this form of real estate investing.
However, Armando's booming popularity has not always helped him as there are
just as many critics as fans. In fact it seems that with Armando it's either a
love him or hate him mentality with little middle ground.
His criticisms stem from several areas, to begin with there is a large group
of people who found his behavior on the show off-putting. In several
episodes he's captured being rude to his hired labor and even to members of his own
family. He also has a no-nonsense style of doing business which many
interpret as rude.
The other aspect of Armando Montelongo's problems come from his legal history
which contains a pending theft of service lawsuit and allegations of performing
construction work without permits or legal labor. Together these areas of
Armando's past make him a ripe target for criticism and internet slander. Personal flaws aside
he has been working in the real estate industry for many years and has
real experience flipping homes.
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Antonio So. Florida
1:53pm on February 11th, 2014
I don't normally make the time for this nonsense, but I did read these comments by all these broke whiners. To them, anything that involves hard work, or paying money just HAS to be a scam.
"I watched it on TV, so you know it's true!!!"
Go on now, everyone; voice your uneducated opinions to the skies!
The rest of us are too busy working our a$$es off making money in RE...
3:13pm on January 21st, 2014
You all should of did your research before you spend your money. There are books at the library, and information on the internet, but all of you were greedy and wanted to get rich quick or get a huge payout right away. I only watched the show. I almost got swindled when I was about to go to a seminar for grants. As I did recon I started to get nervous. Like when you buy your first house or your first new car. This was at the time before internet was accessible on the phone. My wife and I sat through the seminar. It was a 2 hours. But after 30 minutes I told my wife this is a scam. They have not gave any information yet on grants. They just going from one speaker to the next telling you all the money you can get for free. After that we bailed.
I foundout at the end of that seminar they were hitting people up for money, and were trapped from leaving.
After that we learned to go to the library and internet to do research before we do anything.
People go rushing to these get rich schemes without doing any research . Just because the person is on Tv it doesnt mean he is trying to rob you.
Again do you buy a house without doing research where you are going to live? When I am buying anything I do my due diligence before I buy it.
4:42am on November 15th, 2013
Well I first seen this guy a couple of years ago on tv and was very interested then. so when I seen him on tv a few weeks ago I called the # on the screen trying to purchase the dvds the sales rep told me I could not purchases the dvds and told me the only way to acquire them was to attend the free seminar that I would receive them in the gift pckage which also included books audio and a mp3 player just for attending so I reserved my tickets. I WAS UNAWARE OF ALL OF THIS REALY THE BBB DOEST EVEN APPROVE OF THIS GUY HOW IS IT POSSIBLE 4 HIM 2 STILL ADVERTIZE AFTER ALL THE LAW SUITS AND EVERYTHING ELSE!!!! SO anyways a friend and I went to sugarland last week. AGAIN I was unaware of any of this. I'm shocked to be honest. I was told that once attending the seminar WE WOULD BOTH receive these items. (We didn't, I received some books and audio cds.) And I have to admit the guy was a good sales rep he sold me! I was so caught up in his sales pitch I asked few if any questions and signed up right there. I am a firm believer that knowledge is power so purchasing the training was no issue for ME. Until I looked this guy up for more info and directions to the greenway plaza in Houston. don't know what to do now, I wrote the guy a check for $1497. It is now pending in my bank. I have planned to show up at 9am. cause I don't know what to do if I already paid, and to be honest I don't even think they will be there I can not find any info for it. anyways I don't knock anyone for trying to make learn or earn money but there is a way to go about it the honest way not by over charging for information that I now know now is right at my finger tips. what I did receive was the audio and the books and again I was so excited about the program that I failed to look inside the bag assuming they were honest and had given me all what they said they would. They even called me to confirm I would be there and asked if I was going to be bringing a guest so that they would have sufficient gift bags for EVRERYONE attending. I will be calling my bank to inform them of this matter (15 hundred) I don't know about you but I don't have that kind of money to throw around like its nothing. Now because I did receive the books, I began right away reading and studying what armondo had to "teach". So then I went out and got myself a laptop, internet, and a printer with the works the next couple of days. I knew (I know) I would need these tools, my camera and phone for this new leaf I would like to turn into a full blown business one day. So I can say if it wasn't for armondo I probably wouldn't of taken such action so soon knowing my financial state. I took the liberty of reading all the reviews on this site and another which I was unable to read all of because there were so many (over 2000) they all said the same except for the ones paid for which all gave him a 5 star rating. I am going in a few hours because I did get key pointers for this business and I also believe you only get out what you put in but would really like to have a personal advisor in this venture and hope to find one soon maybe I will meet you there. and just for the reader I will be canceling that check. I know that I may be making some conflicting comments but you have to understand I still cant believe that I was unaware of such a huge scandal and that I gave them a check for 15 hundred $. I rate him a 5 star in con-sales. He got me if I would have taken a step back to review the situation I may have not done that (wrote the check). but thanks to the move I made now I have access to the whole-wide-world. My opportunities are now endless! I have to look at the bright side. But just remember life is what you make of it
2:09am on October 20th, 2013
Armondo is a low life scam artist, shamefully disgracing his fellow Hispanic vendors. He never pays what they ask, he will out bid them over half of their original quote. He disgraced and degraded his own father in law into cleaning up scum and filth for a pitiful $150.00. Shame on Veronica for allowing her husband to disgrace her step father in law. He makes over $40,000-70,000 on every flip, yet he won't even pay his contractors. He talks down to Randy, Chris and the other contractor, and they allow it. I wish someone had some nerve to just walk away from a job site and never go back, and to take their friends with them!
Ken Davidson Seattle
8:25am on October 12th, 2013
In case anyone hasn't figured it out yet, this seminar is at scam. Go to the BBB website and just look at the rating and all the complaints against this fraudulent crook. Why he's not in prison yet is anyone's guess. If you plan on attending his seminar and are ignorant enough to actually fork over $1500 for his joke of a 3 day seminar, then the joke is on you. Avoid this crook at all costs and don't be another ignorant fool falling for another scam infomercial, some people never learn and these are the fools he takes advantage of daily, so don't be one of them.
Jim Raleigh NC
8:23pm on October 10th, 2013
Here is the deal people.. If you are here to see if he is a bad person, You all ready have your answer. You are here so you know the truth. He is fleecing people who are willing to be fleeced. I can watch reruns of his show and tell he is nothing but a liar in his heart. Cares for nothing but his own arrogant self. So by all means go and give him your money, and stop whining about how you got taken.. Its your own dam fault. And... Its time for a revolution! Take back America!
10:24am on October 7th, 2013
REAL ESTATE FLIPPING WORKS IN ANY STATE ANYWHERE ON THE PLANET. YOU NEED TO BE COACHABLE AND UNDERSTAND THE LOGISTICS OF REAL ESTATE BUYING AND SELLING. ANYONE CAN TELL YOU HOW TO FLIP HOUSES YOU JUST NEED TO BE ABLE TO CLOSE THE DEAL.
John Northern California
2:09pm on September 30th, 2013
Broken Promises - No Value - scam . I received an invitation to attend a Free Seminar. I was promised a "FREE GIFT" for attending. The free gift was suppose to be an Audio CD and a Soft cover book. I was suppose to receive this gift after the completion of the seminar. I attended the seminar (which was a sales pitch to purchase a 3 -day training course)after the seminar was over i asked for my free gift and I was told there are no Free Gifts. I showed the guy a print out of my invitation and he shrugged his shoulders and again said "No free gifts"... if this guy cant even keep good on a simple promise I wouldnt trust him to keep good on anything! especially giving him 1500.0 for a 3 day training course.. I would not recommend going to any training for this company.
Shena New York
3:35pm on August 28th, 2013
To all those who have had their money stolen. Please do not bend over backwards and take it willingly. Fight for your refund and get your money back. File reports with the BBB, FTC or with your local AG. File a claim with the credit card company, so they know that Armando Montelongo and his fake seminars are a scam. Send them the rating his company received from the BBB. Write letters to the company demanding a refund. I attended the seminar and left after 15 minutes. I knew after 5 minutes of the speakers speech that this seminar and anything associated with this guy is a SCAM or FRAUD. I didn't lose any money but I don't want others to lose money either. So please complain, write letters do everything you can to get this guy and his con artists out of business.
Wouter Roos New York
12:35pm on August 25th, 2013
This is a scam through and through!! I attended his meetings in NYC. The day you attend the "free" introduction to this scam, they try to sell you other stuff that has nothing to do with Montelongo, i.e how to buy Tax liens, and this will set you back around $500. I bought this because I thought they would expand on it during the 3-day training... it was never mentioned again. Then when you go to the 3 day "training", for "only $1500", it becomes another sales pitch to buy their $25K bus ride. Watch out, on that day they will have solicited and deceived you into giving them the whole of your financial situation just so that they can find a way for you to afford the bus ride! If you simply cannot make a way to buy the trip, you are disregarded (on day 3) and the salesmen just focus on those than can afford it. Armando did not even show his face once... The guy who ran the show was a true "snakes-oil-salesman"!!
I didn't do the bus ride because the salesmen that came (on day 3) to close the deals couldn't answer some of my questions, and thats when I realized it was a SCAM!
I'm surprised that Armando is not in prison yet! Donald trump is now being sued for running a similar scam, I HOPE THIS GUY IS NEXT because you can sign me up in the lawsuit!!
BBB gave Armando a rating of "F"... that should say everything you need to know.
Darryl J Location unknown
1:35am on July 24th, 2013
You all are not being fair, or is this the same person bashing this man's business because you did not have the money. You knew that you were going to have to pay for valuable information. Besides, how in the hell is it a ripoff if you have a 90 day money back guarantee? So what that had your money for 90 days but you got it back. Again I have nothing to lose and if I don't like the program, I get my money back. Oh well. I am going to try it. Thanks for giving me the ups on what I need to bring. I know to bring my credit card or check book for to pay my $1500
Nelson Las Vegas
5:59pm on July 7th, 2013
Just reserved seats for the free seminar. Here's the thing he said he started while he was living in the freaking garage, and had nothing. how does he expect someone to come up with 1500.00 dollars for more in depth training?
Mike Anderson Atlanta
10:13am on June 21st, 2013
This crook and all his cronies belong in prison for fraud. Read down through the reviews and see how many people have been scammed by this convict-mentality crook. Don't believe any of the reviews over 1 star, it's one of his cronies putting up a bunch of BS. If you attend one of this scam artists seminars and give this idiot even a dime you deserve to get ripped off. Stay away at all costs or just throw your cash out the window, you'll be at least saving some time. You've been warned.
cristy Thompson kansas city ks
4:17pm on June 2nd, 2013
after reading the reviews I wont be going to a seminar I know a scam when I see one and I truly believe this is a scam but I also think you can make money off flipping houses but this guy is getting rich off selling his knowledge
Glad I found this Kissimmee,fl
4:18pm on May 21st, 2013
Had such high hopes, watching him on A & E wanting to get into flipping. But am 100% thankful for finding this site. When reading more bad than good one has to believe its a scam! I'm due to go to the infomercial tonight with my husband, needless to say we will not be attending nor will we call to cancel.
Jen Milwaukee, WI
12:03pm on May 9th, 2013
Should have done my research before attending...but it was a beautiful day out of the office, so why not? I knew there would be a sales pitch, but nothing could have prepared me for the blatant disregard for human kind. If someone tells you point blank not to take advise or discuss major business investments with your spouse or parents....you might consider that a red flag. If the disclaimer on their video presentation said most people who attended don't work or make much money....that is the red flag hitting you in the head! If it is too good to be true...it is probably to good to be true! Please don't drink the kool-aid.....
9:38pm on April 28th, 2013
Me and my girl just got out of the 3day seminars and it is all BS! Please do not go and spend Ur money on this program! All they tell u is BS and don't even teach ya nothing besides to spend more money on them! PLEASE DO NOT GO! I promise ul hate yourself if ya do!
6:07pm on April 16th, 2013
Personally, I think this program is NOT a scam. People....nothing in life comes free. After attending the 2 hour seminar, they talked me into buying the $1500 course. I am now flipping about 2 - 3 homes a month and I've made over $180,000. This is not for lazy people, you need to work HARD at it, and be POSITIVE!!!!! attitude IS KEY. have an open mind, and you will succeed! If you signed up thinking the free 2 hour seminar was going to teach you everything about flipping houses, well, your stupid.
8:58am on April 13th, 2013
I attended the free 1.5 hr seminar this week at King of Prussia. The free seminar was a sales pitch (not real surprised)and like others here $1497 for the 3 day (long) course. Of course they made a deal on a flip during the talk (how interesting w/the timing)and they show some testimonals which have to be valid o/c. But what is my concern is that what others are saying after the 3 day course, it looks like you are on your own pretty much, and that's not good. You need a mentor to help you out, foreclosures I know from other people can be a nightmare esp. HUD housing which I looked at years ago. The repairs on these could be astronomical not the $10-15k they normally say. I think maybe his book would be a good start, but in reality again a normal person that is new to investing NEEDS a mentor all the way. Anyone who spent $40k on that bus ride, man I could've invested on that & made a decent return! They do say one right thing that it is not a GET RICH quick scheme, which is valid.
8:18am on April 3rd, 2013
I can't believe that this clown is still able to run these seminars in Ca. Who is protecting the public?
I believe it's just a matter of time before this outfit gets closed down for good.
Armando and his cronies need to punished for all the people they have scammed across this nation.
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