Hello, my name is Kevin Derr and as someone who has not only learned from Alan but has become a friend of his, I feel uniquely qualified to answer this question, which sooner or later most prospective students and customers end up asking themselves.

So let’s get right to the point, what does separate Alan from all the other private lending trainers out there? Here are 10 things just off the top of my head:

  1. Alan has created innovative systems, tools, and personal training that put him squarely on the cutting edge of real estate investing education. Here is just a small list of his innovations:
    1. The Three-Touch Rule (The rule that differentiates family, friends, and associates from strangers)
    2. The Educational Luncheon (How to turn strangers into associates)
    3. Alan’s SEC Chart (Innovative chart that easily allows students to pick the proper SEC compliant program for their business)
    4. The California Loophole (How to get $5,000,000 in private money for only a $600 fee)
    5. The Family, Friends, & Associates Concept
    6. The 3 Levels of SEC Compliance
    7. Website disclaimer by state
    8. His knowledge of every single state’s SEC rules
    9. And I could go on and on
  2. Alan’s depth of Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance knowledge.
  3. At his live events, students, under Alan’s guidance, have raised over half a BILLION DOLLARS in just their first 24 hours.
  4. Alan listens to his students then uses that insight to create an abundance of easy-to-use real estate products.
  5. His students consistently let it be known that they LOVE his live events because of his organization, training style and in-depth knowledge.
  6. Students that have been with other private lending trainers regularly call his office because of lack of SEC instruction or they have been given incorrect direction and are looking for the correct way.
  7. Alan has a burning passion that his students remain safe, which has led him to provide them with a variety of expert SEC training and tools
  8. The amazing volume of deals he has done using private money
  9. The ridiculous amount of times Alan has found his copyrighted product and training materials in other trainers’ systems.
  10. Alan not only provides a “warehouse” of SEC products, but the students that get his training and products are always amazed at the depth of information provided.


Kevin Derr
Real Estate Coach




E. Alan Cowgill


E. Alan Cowgill is the owner of Colby Properties, LLC. and President of Integrity Home Buyers, Inc.  Alan invests in single family and small multi-family properties in Springfield, Ohio.

Since 1995, Alan has done hundreds of real estate transactions.  Alan uses Private Lenders, to fund his real estate purchases.  Alan looks for "Win – Win" situations, where the seller, the lender, and the eventual homeowner can all "Win".  He is not a Realtor, but a Private Investor.

Alan has served as an elected official to the Board of Directors for the Clark County Property Management Association.  He is an author, consultant and national speaker.  He has been asked to speak on the topics of "Investing for the Beginning Investor." and "Finding Private Lenders."  His home study system, "Private Lending Made Easy", shows new and seasoned real estate investors how to find private lenders for their own real estate business.

In addition, Alan:

  • Holds a BS Degree in Business Management.
  • Appeared in 3 real estate infomercials that were shown nationwide.
  • Featured in the Business Section of the Springfield News-Sun newspaper in an article on real estate investing.
  • Published Author:  Walking With The Wise Real Estate Investor- book also includes contributions by Donald Trump.
  • Adjunct Professor for 5 years at Clark State University.
  • Is a published author not only for Real Estate but also in American Industry.
  • Has over a quarter century experience in Business Management.
  • Acknowledged in the book "e-Mail Basics" ISBN #0-9676313-1-9.
  • Business trainer and consultant.
  • Speaking Engagements include: Yovel, England; Dallas, Texas; Fort Collins, Colorado; Atlanta, Ga.; Jacksonville, Florida; Cashiers, NC.; Las Vegas, Nevada and Springfield, Ohio.

And best of all, Alan is married and the father of (3) children.