©2001 Robert G. Allen. This information is condensed from Robert Allen’s
#1 best selling book Nothing Down and the seminar by the same name.
Other books by Robert Allen are the New York Times bestsellers Creating Wealth,
Multiple Streams of Income and his newest book, Multiple Streams of Internet Income:
How Ordinary People Make Extraordinary Money Online.
My 50 Favorite Nothing Down Techniques
by Robert G. Allen
"Don't wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait."
The world of real estate has been governed for years by one dominant strain of thought, i.e., in order to buy
and hold property successfully, the average person must have excellent credit, a strong financial statement,
good income, lots of money for a substantial down payment, and strong collaborative support from the
Those who agreed that income property was the finest investment found they could not hope to participate
in owning a larger piece of America under the dominant rules that had obtained hitherto. New patterns were
needed if the cash-poor but creative individual was to break into the world of property ownership.
This report outlines my 50 favorite Nothing Down techniques, organized into 10 separate areas:
A. The Seller
B. The Buyer
C. The Realtor
D. The Renters
E. The Property
F. Hard-Money Lenders
G. Underlying Mortgages H. Investors
A. THE SELLER
Among the nine major sources of down payment funds for property acquisition, the seller is no doubt the
most important. If the buyer has done his selection job well he will be dealing with a person who is anxious
to sell and therefore flexible with financing arrangements. The seller will need to take on a role that might
be new for him - that of lender. But if the buyer is sensitive to the needs of the seller, he will foster trust
and see to it