• Report: #610630
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Robert Shemin - Robertshemin.com

  • Submitted: Sat, June 05, 2010
  • Updated: Tue, February 07, 2012

  • Reported By: Peter — San Jose California United States of America
Robert Shemin - Robertshemin.com
5940 S. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada United States of America

Robert Shemin - Robertshemin.com My First House Las Vegas, Nevada

*UPDATE Employee: The Truth About Robert Shemin

*Consumer Comment: Robert Shemin

*Consumer Comment: Very Positive Experience

*Consumer Comment: My experience with Robert Shemin was and is very positive

*Consumer Comment: Mr. Cutuli US Homeowners Association AGAIN!

*Consumer Comment: Same Thing Happenned to Me

*General Comment: Scam Artist

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During the mid 2000's I attended several real estate seminars in which Mr. Shemin was a featured speaker.  The seminars I attended were Wright Thurston's, San Jose Real Estate Investment Club and the Learning Annex in San Francisco.  In each of these venues Mr. Shemin promoted a new development in Las Vegas that his team was organizing in which both novice and seasoned investors could purchase brand new homes for little to nothing down.  The idea was that the investor would partner with Mr. Shemin and his organization My First House.  Mr. Shemin's group would provide the leasing and management of the property and at the end of two years the houses would be sold and the profit would be split between the investor and My First House.

Unfortunately real estate tanked shortly after these houses were purchased.  Seeing as how there would not be an upside to these homes in the near future Mr. Shemin lost interest in the program and so did the support of his management company.  The management office would never, ever return calls.  Rent checks although collected by My First House were late and in many cases never turned over to the owners.  As the economy grew worse in Vegas the management company began fillling the properties with section 8 tenants at half of the rent of the good paying tenants.  Many of the HUD families had latch key children that ran around the block terrorizing the good paying tenants that were on lease options with the homes.  Most of whom ended up leaving out of concern for their safety.

About a year and a half into my ownership of my houses at Solano Terrace I contacted Mr. Shemin about the conditions in the development and the problems with the management company and at that time Mr. Shemin told me he sold his interest in My First House and that he was no longer involved with the project.  I asked him who the new owner was and he said that was confidential. 

Shortly after this conversation we were contacted by a loan modification specialist by the name of Anthony Cutuli who was referred to us apparantly by Robert Shemin who told us he could get our loans modified to a level that we would no longer be experiencing negative cash flow.  Mr. Cutuli required a several hundred dollar deposit up front which many of us paid and then started working on the loan modifications.  We were getting regular emails during his investigations and as the details of our situation became more clear Mr. Cutuli was becoming convinced that a potential crime had taken place and that Mr. Shemin was involved.  Mr. Cutuli was threatening to expose Mr. Shemin and go public.  Shortly thereafter all communications with Mr. Cutuli ceased and could no longer be reached.

A large percentage of the homes in this development are in foreclosure and many of the people involved are now facing bankruptcy as a result of Mr. Shemin and his cohorts.  If anyone is considering attending any of Mr. Shemins or worse yet investing with him I would strongly discourage it.  Mr. Shemin is a person of questionable integrity.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

The Truth About Robert Shemin

AUTHOR: Real Estate Reviews - (USA)

Full Disclosure:  I am currently helping Robert manage his businesses and charities. 

I met Robert when I was 22 years old - we were both first year law students - and I'll never forget the day I met him. To this day, I've never met anyone with as much energy and positivity. He was as much a can-do person then as he is now. 

But something else caught my attention in those early days. No matter who we met or who we were with, Robert always wanted to be of service and to help whomever he could. Fast forward nearly 30 years later and Robert now has started or runs 5 charities - all mostly dedicated to helping disadvantaed children in the US and around the world.

After many years of being an attorney, an entrepreneur and a brand strategy consultant, about nine months ago, Robert asked me to join his organization as Chief Operating Officer. We discussed in great detail what he wanted his business to be and how dedicated he was to helping people achieve their dreams. So, we built an organization dedicated to just that. 

Unlike many real estate investment seminars that teach you and send you off on your merry way, we knew we had to be different. Those seminars are like spending time in a classroom with an airline pilot and then having him wish you well as you set off to fly by yourself.

Instead, in our business model, we're dedicated to long-term training and individualized coaching. And for students who, for one reason or another, aren't achieving success, we're dedicated to pushing them and handholding them through the process. 

Now let me focus on the negative reviews I've read on this site. All I can say is that there must be something I'm not aware of - because those stories do not sound like Robert. So, I invite any negative reviewer to email me at my personal email address: brandintelligence@gmail.com to fill me in on their story. I'm more than happy to listen and to see how I can be of assistance in rectifying an past concerns. And if you want to really here from Robert's students, feel free to go to robertshemin.com/testimonials. These are not canned reviews, but real feedback from Robert's students. And, if you like you can always reach out to me at the above email or at richard@robertshemin.com.  I hope we have the pleasure of meeting.

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Robert Shemin

AUTHOR: mike - ()


     I felt like you did at 1st when Robert Shemin was so nice, he even gave me his personal cell# for questions.  After the deals in Las Vegas went terribly wrong & nothing that was promised was deliverred, you couldn't ever get hold of him other than to view his arguments with his partner. 

     Neither of them acted honestly or in good faith.  At one point the even took some of our badly needed rent money without asking & invested it in another scam in Biloxi Mississippi?  This is called co-mingling & is highly illegal.  I can see why many people went bankrupt.  (there were 100's of email from people begging for help).  By the way, even after many promises that the illegally taken money would be returned with interest, I never received a cent (I don't believe anyone did??).   

     His books have some good info in them as do a lot of the RE investor authors but I'd think twice about EVER investing any money you can't afford to lose with him.  I'm sure SOME of his deals succeed, just know you won't get help if they don't. 

     There's nothing in this for me as I wrote off ever getting any of the $1000's my wife & I lost in this scam.  I just hope & pray that others don't get hurt the way we (& many, many, many others did).

God Bless

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Very Positive Experience

AUTHOR: Chris - ()

I have had nothing but positive experiences in my dealings with Robert Shemin.  Robert has delivered on every promise made, then gone far beyond expectations after that.  I am currently in a training program with Mr. Shemin, and the greatest thing about the program is that we have immediate access to him any time of day for personal guidance. 

I realize that it is up to me to put the work in and follow Mr. Shemin's direction.  I am completely satisfied with Mr. Shemin's program, advice, and mentoring.  If anyone is looking for training in the subjects Mr. Shemin is an expert in, I highly recommend that you contact his office to learn of the training offerings and work with him if you determine that it is a good fit for your talents.
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#4 Consumer Comment

My experience with Robert Shemin was and is very positive

AUTHOR: Reb - (United States of America)

I have been involved with many business opportunities in the past. None compare with the simplicity and genius of Robert Shemin's courses and books.

If you are a seasoned Real Estate Investor or just starting out you will find his books and courses a great help. His books are easy to read and he backs up his talk with his walk.

First hear him speak, then invest with him. In my opinion anyone can make it if they just follow a leader. At no point during my relationship with Robert Shemin and his team has there been anything negative.

They are very honest and above board people. And anyone he has recommended to work with has turned out be be great. He even shares his personal cell phone number at his speaking events and doesn't seem to be hiding from anything.
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Mr. Cutuli US Homeowners Association AGAIN!

AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States of America)

Mr.Anthony Cutuli aka Kermani Russo is doin  the same sh* again! Betrayer!

www.unitedstateshome.org  US Homeowner`s Association

The phone number on his website is still the same 215-317-2061 also you can see fake adresses and of course first you have to pay a fee and you will never see your money again!

www.liverichon1000.com is a new website.

Its the same again...you can see his name, fake adresses and service numbers and of course first you have to pay a fee and you will never see your money again!

Russo Kermani is on MySpace and facebook.So he is easy to find.

You are right the Las Vegas authorities have to do something, because this bullsh* effected many, many people. And now he is doin the same s**t again...its a neverending story until they do anything against him. He has to pay for it, becasue many people are now facing bankruptcy.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Same Thing Happenned to Me

AUTHOR: mike - (United States of America)

Hi, Both Robert Shemin & Anthony Cuttuli did basically the same thing with us.  Many of us had rent checks stolen & comingled into a Biloxi investment without our permission.  My 1st House confirmed this to me.  My big question is WHY the Las Vegas authorities weren't willing to do anything about this even though the fraud effected many, many people.  Not an isolated civil case between individuals?
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#7 General Comment

Scam Artist

AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States of America)

R. Shemin and A. Cutuli are workin hand in hand. Mr. Cutuli told lies on the phone to get the deposit money from his ,,clients." He told a pack of lies and he never thought about the people, they thought that he can help them. Mr. Cutuli was sending E-Mails to his clients for 2 weeks to win their trust. He is not a loan modification specialist, he is just a scam artist. He told the clients that they first have to pay the deposit and then he wanted to help them. But that never happend - it was all just lies and deception! End of the story is: the clients were sending money to Mr. Cutulis bank account and as he had enough money, then he turned his cell phone off, so that nobody can reach him anymore and he deleted his website! He dont has a job, he is just a scam artist and he tries to make some money. The clients believed him and he used their trust and he never fought about, that many of the people are now facing bankruptcy as a result.

Now he tries to make some money in the movie industry. Google Kermani Russo.




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