When you finally have a buyer whose offer you approve of, you then you just need to arrange the closing. Talk to a local attorney or title & escrow company and they will walk you through the final stages to make the sale official and get all the proper documents recorded with the local government.
Taking advantage of Markets – First, real estate investors in markets that had a large run up in prices in many cases are hurting now that the appreciation is gone. The savvy investors from these markets are looking outside and they are looking for positive cash flow. Many markets in the interior of the US, especially the South, are not only growing markets but have had depressed prices for quite some time. This is a better angle to look at then for example a rust belt city in the Midwest with a declining population and factories closing up. Look where the economic growth is and the prices have been low. Example: Memphis, Dallas, Little Rock, Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, and others.
You’re a people person. When working in property investments, you will have to deal with people from all walks of life – contractors, agents, brokers, and lawyers. Being a people person means you’re comfortable with all types of personalities. You’re able to keep an even keel through intense meetings and negotiations.
Executive Summary. This is where you round up your business venture briefly. You are also meant to try and transmit the values and long term vision of your business. Some people make the mistake of making executive summaries really long. Don’t do it. Investors get as bored as the rest of us if you don’t hook them at this point with clear concise language, you will not be doing yourself any favors.
Join Your area REIA – By joining a real estate invesment Association you are now in with the people doing business. The best place to meet other investors and real estate agents and lenders who work with investors. These are the people you want to know you as a professional full time investor. Leads of homes for sale and services to investors are all right there.
Spend a little time on inexpensive repairs. Fix the leaky sprinkler head, and replace the dripping bathroom faucet. Take care of these unsightly issues before showing the house. The more expensive repairs can wait, to be used as a bargaining chip later on.
Investing in house property is a much safer option that investing in the stock market. There is always a risk factor involved with investing in stocks. While there is risk involved with investing in property also, it is very less when compared to the stock market.
You’re a natural budget-er. You’re a coupon clipper and a sale shopper. You know exactly how much is in your bank account and budget your household expenses to the last penny. This is one skill you’ll definitely need for property investment and one that can help you stay on track. In real estate, going way over budget as you renovate a house is a huge no-no.