Everyone wants the best price they can get. Investors are no different.
But neither is the homeowner.
So investors often get accused of “low-balling” the seller with their offer. A significant reason for this is investors fail miserably in presenting the offer. This is another reason investors are often seen as “taking advantage” of a seller’s poor situation (deferred maintenance, pending foreclosure, etc.).
But the fact is, the cash offer we make is the offer we make because we HAVE to make that offer. There is a tried and true formula in real estate for quick-close cash-offers that significantly reduces (although does not eliminate) the possibility of losing money on the deal. Continue reading “Investor Offers Are Low-Ball!” →
My husband, Dan, recently looked the Wikipedia definition of Creative Real Estate Investing. It said:
Creative real estate investing is any non-traditional method of buying and selling real estate. Confidence tricks and pyramid schemes in the 20th and 21st century such as Nouveau Riche (real estate investment college) have embraced the term, leading contemporary usage of the term to be synonymous with unscrupulous practices.
Synonymous with unscrupulous practices. Ouch!
This definition buzzed in my head when recently I encountered a fellow real estate agent who voiced her negative opinion of licensee’s who practice creative real estate.
I meet numerous seller’s every week. They call me because I tell them I want to buy their house. There is a reason they call me and not an agent.
Continue reading “Creative Investing is Unscrupulous Investing” →
There is a technique Real Estate Professionals use with Sellers to bring the price down (or so they think). Whether they are trying to buy it or list it, they want the homeowner to believe the home is worth less so they can buy at a price that makes a big profit, or so they can list at a price that will sell fast.
I call this technique, “The used car technique”. The strategy is to take a tour of the home, and as you are doing so, touch every crack and grimace. Sneer at the popcorn on the ceilings. Gasp at the condition of the appliances. Generally, the idea is to give the impression that this house is going to need so much work! Continue reading “It’s a Home, Not a Used Car” →