--- Biography ---
Robert M. Campbell
The Originator of Real Estate Timing
Robert Campbell has been eating, sleeping, living and breathing real estate
from the time he learned how to walk. The son of a successful San Diego
homebuilder, he spent many hours as a youngster tagging along with his
dad to the lumberyard, and later worked on his father’s construction
sites to help pay his way through college. But Robert quickly learned
that there was far more to real estate than dirt, concrete, lumber and
building materials. Early on, he learned that real estate markets are
a lot like roller-coaster rides, where spectacular climbs are
frequently followed by spectacular falls.
Robert graduated from UCLA and started investing in real
estate at age 24, borrowing $14,000 from his parents for the down payment
on a 6-unit apartment house. After doing some cosmetic repairs and raising
the rents, he sold the property for an $11,000 profit one year later.
He was hooked.
Since then, Robert Campbell has had a multifaceted 30-year
real estate career that includes:
As a real estate investor, he has bought and sold over 40
As a real estate developer, he has built over 50 homes and
As a California real estate broker (licensed in 1976), he
has handled the sales and mortgage financing for hundreds of clients.
As a real estate advisor, he publishes "The Campbell Real Estate Timing Letter." This
is the only timing advisory for Southern California real
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As a university lecturer, Robert Campbell speaks at the University of San
Academic Note: Timing the Real
Estate Market is used by Professor Elaine Worzala in her class on real estate
A seasoned veteran of both good and bad real estate cycles,
Robert Campbell has experienced many more successes than losses. Ironically,
it was his biggest real estate “mistake” that inspired him
to write this book.
Because Robert believes that “avoiding disaster”
is one of the true secrets for achieving lasting, long-term prosperity
-- and because of his hard-won experiences, market observations, education,
and analytical expertise -- he has created The Campbell Method
for tracking trends to buy and sell. This revolutionary approach to
timing the real estate market not only provides you with the tools to
survive the real estate roller-coaster ride, but it also presents a
clearly defined method for achieving maximum profits.
He believes that in the markets – including real estate –
a “data-driven timing system” is the solution for making the best decisions.
You should play the real estate game the same way that a highly skilled card-counter plays -
and wins - at the game of Blackjack: make sure the odds are with you, and not against you.
In other words, be the casino - not the gambler. "
Mr. Campbell earned a BA in Economics from the University
of California at Los Angeles in 1969 and an M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance
from San Diego State University in 1974.