If you have ever wanted to turn a quick profit of $2,000 to $25,000 in real estate flipping, then get ready to discover the amazing world of wholesale deals where you buy real estate under contract, find a wholesale buyer, and then flip the contract. Unlike the glorious property investment reality shows portrayed on TV… this kind is a lot less glorious but has loads of money to be made with very low risk factor involved (one of the reasons why this strategy is so attractive to the newbie real estate flipper). Or maybe you’ll want to consider getting into the fix and flip side of the business where you buy real estate, rehab the property, and sell it on to a retail buyer. This article will investigate the pros and cons in both real estate flipping methods to help you make an informed decision as to the direction into the real estate flipping business you’d like to take.
The flip and fix method isn’t quite for the newbie. However, this is what you see on TV all the time (which is quite misleading, to say the least). To do this, you’ll need to have a really good understanding of the cost of rehabbing property you want to flip. You’ll also need to have access to investment lenders like private lenders or banks. (I’d prefer borrowing from a private lender). And just in case you’re unable to sell the property quickly, you’ll need to be able to float the carrying costs. Be warned, not calculating your costs correctly would increase your risk factor.
I wonder if you knew that middle income properties are what most flippers flip. That said, the market is on a downturn and therefore there are less retail buyers for middle income properties at present. Some people say that many people are making a very good living in real estate flipping, but that unless you started several years ago and have many flips under your belt, the going is likely to get pretty tough when you’re just starting out. If you want to pursue the fix and flip property investor route, consider this: the seasoned fix and flip flipper will already have a network in place; is able to market quickly; and has relatively easy access to funding.
If you’re the kind of person that wants to explore the real estate fix and flip method, however, then you will be fascinated to discover just how powerful getting started in real estate with little or no risk; and with no financial outlay on your part can be. However, before you take the plunge into investing a huge amount of money, this little detour will have you learn the ropes in the fix and flip business while you earn selling wholesale (because you’ll get to know the people you’re selling to and how they work). Like the sound of that? Well, the more you realize how easy and profitable this route really is, the more you you’ll want to learn to analyze the cost of repairs needed, create an offer and flip your property to a rehabber for a very handsome fee, leaving the rehabber with the job of repairing and selling the property while you move on to the next property to flip.
ARTICLE # 12
KEYWORD: Rehab Analyzer, Real Estate Investment, real estate flipping
Kaleidoscope into the Day of a Real Estate Investor Involved in Rehabbing and Flipping
If you have ever wondered what the day of a real estate investor involved in rehabbing and flipping property was like, then this article will walk you through the life of a real property investor and shed light on how they check out property they’re interested in; and why they use rehab analyzer software to speed up their assessment of the viability of potential properties to buy. You’re going to be fascinated to discover just how effectively rehab analyzer software can work for you when you learn from an insider. So let’s go take a closer look!
Let’s call our real estate investor Bill. Bill wants to buy a property in a neighborhood—let’s call this neighborhood Flipping Street. Now, before touching the property he decides to drive around Flipping Street to look at other properties. His mission is to find out what property was selling for in the neighborhood. He then finds out from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that other homes in the area were selling for between $60,000 and $75,000. A quick mental calculation tells our Bill that he might have to invest $20,000 on renovations and after all is done there could be a substantial profit to be made. With this in mind, he figures that this deal warrants a visit to the home that’s up for sale.
A drive around Flipping Street suggests that the neighborhood is in far better condition than he’d expected. There weren’t many “For Sale” signs in the area; the lawns were well manicured; there were no junky cars or boats around; by and large it was a neighborhood of homeowners who were proud of their properties and took good care of them. An inspection of the house in question indicates the usual upgrades and renovations are needed. Bill notes the house needs a good lick of paint both inside and out. It also needs a new roof, kitchen, flooring, lighting and several other minor bits and pieces. After inspecting the house and its neighborhood, Bill uses a rehab analyzer to quickly and easily analyze rehab opportunities to make profit projections. The analyzer indicates that the profit he stands to make from this property is between $20,000 and $28,000 which he feels is a good return on investment for a small deal such as this. He quickly makes an offer a little above the asking price of $22,000 just in case other investors are also bidding on the property, and sure enough, he is notified the following day that his offer had been accepted and that they would close the deal in 30 days.
The more you dither after identifying a lucrative property to flip, the more likely you are to lose a golden opportunity to another bidder. I wonder if you’ve realized how smart our Bill was as he went about purchasing this piece of real estate for flipping. He did his research by checking out the neighborhood and the going rates for property in that neighborhood. He then took a look at the property in question to see what it looked liked and what needed fixing, AND what it was going to cost to rehab. He ran his findings through rehab analyzer software to get an estimate on repairs and whatnot. And voila, he made an offer the minute he found out that there was money to be made. Bill is testament to the fact that until you’ve input the information to hand into the rehab analyzer software, you’ll have no idea within a reasonable degree of accuracy whether or not the property you’re interested in buying is a sensible purchase based on your investment criteria. If you’re the kind of person that wants to turn a quick profit in real estate flipping, then Bill’s simple but sound strategy would be just what you’re looking for.