But that doesn't mean he's any different from the rest of them. It just means I never got around to it, and he wasn't a participant in the seminar crowd that competed against him in the 1970s and 1980s. Yet, it's pretty much a given that he was the first. Or at least the most emulated. Everybody wanted to get on the bandwagon back then, and Allen was a tough but profitable act to follow on the dog-and-pony-show circuit.
What's astonishing is Robert G. Allen is still going strong today, even after filing bankruptcy in 1996. They say those who can't do teach. And plenty of dreamers, lottery players and novice real estate investors come to Allen's seminars and buy his books. I am not saying his techniques don't work; I'm saying the success rate is few and far between, plus . . . read more about Robert G. Allen.
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At the time of writing, Elizabeth Weintraub, DRE # 00697006, is a Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento, California.