Option 2 – Private Property Sales. As stated above, you’re saving a lot of money and have complete freedom with regarding to marketing, showing the property, picking your offers and closing on your own terms. You’ll put in the hours and effort, but for the right seller it’s the way to go.
The Burger king guy shows up with no helpers, but with two huge bags of sausage biscuits–we had to fend for ourselves to get coffee. He came by himself, because he had no assistants or site selectors working for him. He covered his seven states all by himself. He selected every site, wrote every contract, and did all the research himself. He had no big research facility and he didn’t pay much attention to demographics. Although his talk took about 45 minutes, it boiled down to this, “I go in to Greenville, South Carolina, and look around for Mcdonalds. Then, I’d buy whatever is closest to them.” That was 15 years ago, but that is still their strategy today. They go and look for McDonald’s.
While today’s low prices and low interest rates create attractive opportunities for real estate investors with capital, there’s no doubt that if you’re selling your house today you have some touch choices. You may not be in a position to sell the traditional way through your local realtor or broker.
With an off plan investment, you do have to be sure to research every aspect of the property and location. You also want to be sure you are dealing with a reputable seller. If you are not familiar with architectural plans, be sure to have the plan analyzed by someone who can explain what everything means. Of course, the developer will do this to some extent, but you should also go over the plan with a disinterested party.
With every real estate invesment there comes a contract. The contract, details both you, and the seller rights and agreed terms and conditions. If any part of this buyer seller relationship defaults on the contract, you can usually recover the money or deposit paid by law. The laws of the land differ from country to country so this is also another reason for tip number one above.
An internship can be taken. Being an intern at a well-respected company can have a significant positive impact on the opinions of potential future employers. You will gain practical knowledge that one cannot be taught in a school. It is also a good way to have more contacts in the real estate industry.
Plus, in this business, you don’t always have to use your money. There is someone else out there who will partner with you. Sometimes they are Dentists, or Professionals who have take their money and have decided they want real good returns. They will partner with you for part of the profit. This is not a bad way to go because the money flows in. And the good news is no one is looking at your credit report. No one is looking at you. And no one is putting out a large loan on your credit to bring your scores down. That’s worth something in itself, not having to spend time filing papers for the bank or the mortgage company. There is no waiting for the money, it’s already available.
There are plenty of people right now who understand a good deal when they see one. Everybody concentrates in the news about people being foreclosed on. They never talk about the fact that those same people need a place to live and are typically eager to rent a house that is in nice shape.