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Armando Montelongo

Armando Montelongo of the hit TV show Flip This House has just released his own real estate home study course called Flip it Now.

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. 

Flip 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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Average Rating is 2.24 out of 5 based on 420 reviews.


5:51pm on April 17th, 2010 


D   Pittsburgh

12:08pm on April 17th, 2010 

Armando is a low life scum that makes his money selling lies to people. He promises a lot, and delivers nothing. Trust him as much as you trust the devil to do what he says. Armando is a thief. He does not care if you become rich or dirt poor, he only cares about himself. His cronies that write only to save him are only afraid of him. They need him for their money or they would be crushing him as well. It is only a matter of time before this guy falls. Someone close to him is going to get fed up about getting trashed every time he talks to them, and they are going to reveal his true self. Watch out Armando, you will get what you have given.

Barbara   San Antonio

1:30pm on April 12th, 2010 

He is a cheapskate! Do not trust him.

Faye   Phoenix

10:45am on April 5th, 2010 

Marcel that is exactly what I did. Closed my credit card account, a lot of work - as I'm sure you know. However that didn't stop them from turning in a BAD credit report. I work hard to get a 850 score and this bull has cause a major drop. That free book has cost me more than I could have ever imagine!

Marcel Ogeda   San Francisco

10:55am on April 2nd, 2010 

To the people that complain about charges on the Credit Card going on for months... why didn't you just cancel ( the credit Card I mean)
Armando still will come out ahead, but since you already were stupid enough to give him your CC number at least Cancel immediately!!!!

Dave   West Virginia

3:45pm on March 21st, 2010 

I don't know what happened....I bought the book, just the book. No one told me about anything else. All of a sudden I was charged 29.95 every week. Every week....I couldn't believe it. This went on for 14 weeks before I could get them to stop it. They refused to answer their phones, refused to accept certified mail. I called my congressman, talked to the Attorney General, but since he was across state lines, it was a federal matter. The federal government is mounting a full investigation and took down my information, but have yet to hear from them. No money to date has been returned to me. A local law firm is working on a class action - 3 x damages they say...but it seems to take so long. The book is useless....used it as kindling in the fireplace...you're better off subscribing to the free newsletters.

Jax   California

5:35pm on March 15th, 2010 

I don't know about the program because I have not opened the book yet. I do not like the way they get you to sign up for TWO credit card payments and sort of hide the ball about it.
I have also been getting hang up calls since I signed up and when I check the number online, it leads to this program. So I canceled my subscriptions. I don't like doing business like that. However...
I called to cancel my program based on these harassing calls. They told me that my information is completely confidential and they do not give it out. I told them I still wanted to cancel.
If you have signed up for Armando Montelongo program, you will need to cancel TWO pre authorized credit card billings. One is for the FindPropDeals.com and the other is for the online education center.
FindPropDeals.com cancellation number is 877-303-7377 (customer service, they were very nice, by the way) and the number for the online education is 1800 771 6593 and they were also nice.

gary   Louisiana

12:26am on March 11th, 2010 

you people are stupid, naive, desperate idiots, always looking for easy money and that is why these scam artists prey on you. any idiot stupid enough to fall for these get-rich easy crooks deserves to lose everything. stupidity is a sin.

Winston Bentley   Houston, Texas

12:45pm on March 7th, 2010

I heard Armando being interviewed on a local AM radio station here in Houston, this morning. Sounded very interesting.When I read these comments on this site, I then went to Amazon.com to see if I can order the book or course from a source OTHER than Armando. I can. This will eliminate the 'heartache' described here. I will take the practical and positive bits out of his book and go from there. "The journey of a thousand miles, begins with the first step" Be cool, be well.Educate yourself on YOUR terms, not theirs!!!

Jack   Olympia, WA

10:11pm on March 3rd, 2010 

I keep getting charged $29.95 a month for what??!! I stupidly gave these scammers my credit card to pay for shipping for Armando's "free" book four months later - January 2010 the charges begin.

I have sent them numerous emails but no response so far!! My bank is helping me but the charges keep coming third one just hit today!

DO NOT INVEST ANY MONEY IN THIS COMPANY! The only thing they will flip is the money out of your wallet/purse.

Roman   Illinois

12:58pm on February 26th, 2010 


Rman   Jacksonville Fl.

1:46pm on February 13th, 2010 

All the reviews on here paint the same picture about Armando. A rip off who's company tries to bill you every month for nothing. Still, any course is like buying an ab machine. Just because it shows up on your doorstep and you open the box, doesn't mean you'll have good abs the next day just by looking at the machine.

hoggrally   virginia

1:18pm on February 5th, 2010 

I read both sides of the book. Even pages being the autobiography and the odd being a glimpse of the strategy. I received a phone call from a guy in Utah with a Australian accent. I say that b/c he kept calling me "Mate". He was concerned if my girl friend would have any influence on my decision makings with him. We talked about family, goals, and my portfolio. We had several conversations and then the one question, "Are you a procrastinator or are you a decision maker" I explained to him that I thought that was a gray question. I try not to make decisions without thinking things through. He then acted like I was the one being interviewed. He said he is going to take and make his recommendations to his "Director". We started talking about the cost of the programs. Though he said he did not know the actual cost, that was up to his director, that people who are anxious, want to meet their goals, and live in financial freedom jump in two feet first at an average cost of 24k. I told him to put me into a conservative bracket and he replied maybe 12k, but that was up to his director. He then again repeated the questions so I told him what he wanted to hear so I could get more information. He then asked if I was hesitant and they cannot have that on their team. I told him I needed more convincing with his director. He put me on hold and came back about 5 minutes later stating that his director just threw him out of his office and that I am not ready. I can appreciate that so we ended the conversation. After reading more blogs about this program, I think I have made my mind. I was skeptical after page 3. Most of us I assume have read the book. When Armondo and Veronica are leaving the dusty motel in the desert on their last tank of gas. Veronica reaches for Armondo's arm and says "Promise me that when you become successful that you will teach your strategy to others". I think it was more like "This tank of gas better get us to San Antonio or I am going to kick your @$$". Good Luck Flippers

rick   dallas

4:59pm on October 15th, 2009 

who cares if hes "rude". he makes money. trump seems like a d-bag, but he knows how to make money.

Jonathan   California

2:30am on September 20th, 2009 

Geez, I don't know where to start. With all this negativity on him, makes you wonder why anyone would purchase his course. But I just wanted to add my two cents in. For all you negative people out there, continue being negative because people like me make money. I actually met Armando and Veronica, and they are the nicest two people you would ever met.About the fraud and all that, people blew that up like he is a con-artist. Dig deeper into the fraud and you'll find out that the person brought out a lawsuit on him because he has money. Ultimately, its up to you to decide. I did and its been great. P.S. I didn't even purchase any of his course but it works for me...

SS   California

10:58pm on September 14th, 2009 

I've been in mortgage banking for over 15 years and have read many different programs on real estate investing. Several of them were tough to follow with no real indication on how to get the financing, or close a deal and walk with cash. This program is quick to read and is right to the point. It all makes complete sense now and I am already putting it into action. All you need to do is treat it like a job. You don't get anywhere without working at it. Anytime someone invest in "information", you need to put it to use. It doesn't work sitting on the shelf. For those who are complaining, they are the same people who buy gym memberships, never use them, then complain that they're not losing weight. And for the dummy who says the positive comments are promotional, you understand that with that kind of attitude, you will never get anywhere in life. Nobody owes you anything. You owe it to yourself and your family to make you life the best you can. Good luck to all of you. If you have the materials, why don't you stop complaining and give it an honest 100% try. Every night that you go to bed, ask yourself, "Did I give 100% to improve myself, my life, my finances"? (I'll bet that most people on here can't say that they have)

Al   Florida

1:36pm on September 11th, 2009 

09/11/09 I ordered the course and then canceled it. The monthly charges came up and I disputed them through my bank. This is just like the other "Get Rich Quick" programs, including Carlton Sheets, Robert Allen and others. I have come across people with serious net worth and all of them have said the same. "People won't give you anything to make YOU rich,...WHY WOULD THEY? Do they owe you something? NO. In Armando's book he mentions about his wife Veronica making him swear that if he becomes rich, he would HELP the world. Sounds FANTASTIC but not real, it's a fantasy. It is put in the book to build up an emotion on discovering his "WHY". Another point to consider is this, his phone reps that call you and say how GREAT the program is and you will discover freedom from ..blaa..blaa..blaa, don't even have the program! DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO. The 3,4, and 5 star reviews are promotional, don't be mislead. I feel real sorry for Jessica Romero from San Diego. It seems she drank the Kool-Aid, hope you don't over-extended with H.M.L. a.k.a. Loan Sharks. They will get their money back one way or another.

M. Mendoza   Houston TX

11:49am on September 11th, 2009 

I have enjoyed watching the show. We are in the home construction business but were curious how Armando flips houses. Ordered Armando's paperback book and ended up $100 poorer. They enter you into some sort of online training and debit your credit card for $29.95/mo. So if you order his book, you had better be careful that you aren't entered into this online scam. They are sneaky. Apparently, Armando is having a cash-flow problems if he has to scam people like this. And now we are seeing all sorts of legal problems that he has. Shame on him.

Angel   Kansas

5:09pm on August 19th, 2009

I wish I had read these comments before attending the open call seminar to purchase part of the package and then attend the 3-day training. Can anyone tell me if the 3-day training is of any value?

Aware   New York

6:05am on July 26th, 2009 

Armando Montelongo seems to be ripping people off trying to prevent a bankruptcy. I had heard that he or a family member filled for bankruptcy which in turn drove him to create this scam.

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