Monday, November 19, 2012

Armando Montelongo Update

A couple weeks ago I posted a blog about Armando Montelongo suing his own brother and sister-in-law. Since then I have received several emails from folks who wanted more information concerning Mr. Montelongo. I am unsure why they are asking me, since the internet is loaded with stuff about him.

Aside from suing his family, there are literally dozens upon dozens of sites that talk about Mr. Montelongo. Unfortunately, except for sites created by or for him, most of the postings are complaints - so many complaints, in fact, that there is no way I can even condense them into a blog post.

Here is an accurate review of Armando Montelongo. If you need more detailed info, or want to spend time reading complaints, just go to and type in ARMANDO MONTELONGO SCAM. You will find enough information to keep you busy all night.

Be forewarned, however - almost all the "infomercial gurus" are far less than what they try to make you believe. Every one of them offers a low-cost "come-on" which is designed to upsell you to much more expensive add-ons, like phony mentoring. Carlton Sheets may have been the first to use this ploy, but this new group of gurus has put Carlton to shame when it comes to draining bank accounts.

So this is where I toot my own horn a bit. As an actual investor, I created "The Simple Man's Guide to Real Estate", and offer it through IntelliBiz on a not-for-profit basis. It is the ONLY real estate investing course that...

1) Has only a one-time, very low cost, with NO add-ons or upsells
2) Provides FREE coaching
3) Uses actual, real investors who volunteer their service as coaches (the other "gurus" use phone operators)
4) Has maintained an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau for over 20 years

No, I am not modest - I offer the best, at a very affordable price and I am proud to say so.

But don't take my word for it - check with the BBB, or read the CERTIFIED unpaid testimonials at

Thanks for coming by.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Armando Montelongo Sues His Brother

Armando Montelongo, former star of A&E's "Flip This House" is suing his brother, David, and his brother's wife,  Melinda, for trademark infringement, damage to business reputation, unfair competition and unjust enrichment, claiming that David & Melinda are operating a real estate training program that is much too similar to his own.

Armando and David had been partners on the hit A&E show, but parted company in a nasty televised exchange in front of 1.2 million viewers that resulted in David walking off the show.

The federal lawsuit was filed in San Antonio, Texas on July 6, 2012.

Since leaving the TV show, Armando has gone on to offer a real estate training course, complete with what he deems to be "coaching" and a "bus tour". the entire cost for Montelongo's "help" can run into the tens of thousands of dollars - the seminar, itself, costs $1500, while the bus tour with coaching runs a whopping $25,000. Considering the most effective real estate investing course available only costs less than $50 and includes free, lifetime coaching (it is run as a non-profit), it would seem Montelongo's offering is a bit pricey.

Armando says he and his brother are on "good terms", but David says they have not spoken since he left the show.

If you want to learn more about Armando Montelongo's offering, you can find an accurate review at Similar reviews of the better known real estate gurus can be found here.