Ways To Minimize Risks In Your Commercial Real Estate Investment
April 30, 2019
What is wholesaling real estate? This is the where you do not own a property you just have contractual rights to the property for a period agreed upon by you, as the wholesale; and the seller. You then find an end buyer to agree to the terms and pay you fee for bringing the deal together. It is that simple. Here is a quick step by step depiction of how it should all come together.
Let’s recap what a traditional realtor sale encompasses so we can then compare it to private property sales. First, you would ideally interview 3-5 realtor agents to make sure you are comfortable with one that understands both your individual needs (fast cash, minimum net, short sale, etc.) as well as your neighborhood. Then you sign your exclusive listing agreement and your realtor starts marketing your property through, ideally, all potential outlets to find a buyer. This includes listing the property on the local MLS (multiple listing service), posting a sign out front, advertising in the local paper and, of course, everywhere possible online: business page, social media sites (Facebook and Twitter), perhaps a YouTube video walkthrough and more.
Third, you are building equity without doing a thing! Your tenant is essentially paying off your mortgage and every cent he/she puts towards the principle is equity which you can later tap into. Every month, you are building more and more equity so you don’t have to have positive cash flow to benefit from this.
Simply said than done. It is quite simple to join but you have to keep in mind that before joining, you have weighed the pros and cons of the group. Because every real estate invesment group produces sets of rules and standards to follow, you have to make sure that it has met the criteria you have set on yourself. Don’t agree with the terms if you don’t feel comfortable with the group. The moment you have decided to join in, commit. Invest your energy and time working with your group. In every group, there are certain fees to provide so make sure that you are aware on the price. Still, if you are hesitant to commit, visit other groups and analyze them well.
Now is the time to examine all the ways you can market your property effectively. A free listing of your real estate is definitely worth considering. The question is: will buyers in your particular real estate market for FSBO properties respond to a free listing? Many areas are experiencing a glut of properties for sale. Some free listings really don’t get the exposure you really need for your property. Worst of all, your property listing may be just another “face in the crowd” of eager sellers who want the same thing as you.
Find a mortgage broker who is NOT an investor. A person who has a part time job as a mortgage broker isn’t always in the trenches and up to date on the latest happenings in the market. Use a professional, full time mortgage person. You will be much happier with their results.
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