Take it upon yourself to do all the leg work in finding the deal then present it to your investment partner. This is a great strategy if you either don’t have enough resources or just used them all up in a previous deal. For a reasonable share of the profits, your partner may be interested in financing the down payment and closing costs of a great deal you have found and this could lead to even more in the future.

Using an investment-locator company will provide you with the benefit of having experts on your side. They can check out hundreds of properties and choose the best ones. “We do the appraisals, get opinions; you get a couple inches of research to review,” says Rice.

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.

Look for an association that meets at least monthly if not more. This gives you a time to attend, meet people, have people meet you, ask questions, learn, network. If you have a choice this is the ideal situation. Now if the group only meets online or virtually, you might try to work with this group and see if you can’t find a way to get the people at the virtual meeting to attend a live networking events in town – be sure to work with the leader of the virtual group.

Wealth flow. The first thing to consider in a real estate invesment is the flow of money. You have to ask your self first. Is this realty viable? How persuasive can it be to the target market? Will this investment provide them future income? Aside from those, also ask your self, how important is personal income to you?

Those are the rules and that’s what’s wrong with buying capitalizations rates between 3.95% and 5 %. The exception for a property would require the following: Rents are below market, all leases expire within the year, rents are then raised to equal a capitalization rate that is higher the the ten-year treasury note yield, and the property doesn’t have a negative spread or negative cash flow.

Become a member of a real estate club. A real estate club will teach you a little something valuable in the industry and get you into contact with some very important people. A virtual real estate club which could be joined online can be a solution to time constraint in joining a physical real estate club.

It is not a hard and fast rule to pay the down payments in cash. If services can be traded, so can be valuable items, such as musical instruments, furniture, paintings, and even pets! Rare species of animals prove to be a perfect down payment. Some investors have even traded their precious emeralds, rubies, and other gems!