When you are selling your house or investment property, you want to sell it for the highest price possible, with the minimum amount of time on the market. This maximizies your profit.
Paying attention to these key details will help make this happen. The first impression a buyer gets is the most important impression. You want a prospective buyer to feel good when they look at your property.
The first thing a buyer sees is the yard. The yard has to look well-maintained and manicured. The lawn has to be mowed, the edges have to be cut. Hedges and shrubs need to be trimmed. Tree canopies should be at least 7 feet off of the ground. Fences should be in a good state of repair. There should be no sign of trash on the property. A well maintained yard implies that the house itself has been well maintained by the owner.
Inside, the house...
At Flip University, we focus mainly on brick & mortar homes, homes on a permanent foundation. But that is not to say that money can't be made on mobile home flips. In fact, I know several people that do very well in real estate with mobile homes.
One advantage of mobile home investing, is the start up costs are significantly lower than that of traditional homes. A smaller amount of starting capital can get you into the game with mobile homes.
At the foreclosure auction, it's important to really pay attention and do your due diligence. Quite often at a foreclosure auction, the mobile home and the land it sits on will not be sold on the same ticket. If you have a mobile home on the property and haven't bought the mobile home, you will run into issues. Namely, the process may take 90 days to complete, and you may be on the hook for $10K-15K in expenses.
One plus factor is vacant property that...
Host Michael Owen discusses the importance of doing your due diligence when it comes to flipping houses.
While this is not an exhaustive list, missing any one of these details can reduce your potential proft. Or worse yet, it could put you in a loss position on your flip.
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DIY is a way to keep your costs down on your flip. If you have the skills, and can do good work this might be an avenue to consider. Bear in mind, the time you spend doing the work yourself is time you aren’t spending on finding a buyer, or finding your next investment property. You have to remember that your work will probably be placed under close scrutiny by a home inspector. If the work isn’t good, it will end up costing you money. Any sub-standard work or issues found will result in the buyer asking for concessions on the sale price, or demanding the work be repaired or redone.
If you are hiring a contractor, be sure to hire someone who is bonded and licensed. Check out the contractor online for reviews. Ask the contractor for references of people that he has done work for. You may find contractors at home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowes, buying larger...
When it comes to flipping houses, Flip University co-founder Michael Owen knows his stuff! In this video blog, he gives very useful free tips and advice on how to invest in and capitalize on your flip properties.
It is very important to know your numbers and local real estate market factors. Your research begins well before the foreclosure auctions. You need to have scoped out the properties you are interested in, and have done the math on the numbers including the bank value (minimum bid), square footage, cost per square foot, budget for anticipated repairs, comparative market values, and the after-repair value. This will help you decide on the top dollar you should pay for a given property.
Be disciplined at the auction. Do not let yourself get involved in the heat of the auction. Do not bid above your researched top dollar value for the property. Emotions and ego do not pay the bills -- disciplined research will help...
One of the most popular ways make money in real estate is to find homes to flip, rent or invest in, is the foreclosure auction. The auction process is something any real estate investor should make a strong effort to become familiar with. The best way to learn about the auction is to go attend one in your area and simply watch and learn.
Auctions usually occur at the county level. Some counties have judicial auctions that occur in a court house. Some counties have non-judicial auctions that are performed by substitute trustees. In order to be successful with the auction process, it is very important that you research the houses you are interested in prior to the auction. Lists can be obtained by the county clerk, or on foreclosure listing websites.
It is very important that you go over your numbers prior to the auction. You have to know the data on the house before...
Flip University co-founder Michael Owen discusses the importance of the correct mindset. Real Estate Investing for many is a big change in their way of life and it is crucial to approach it with the right attitude. Michael's own answer to the challenges he faced: The Power of Go.
Making money in real estate isn't that hard. In fact once you know the steps, it becomes quite simple. However, so many of us are stuck in routines. Routines that we dislike, and complain about. We seldom change those routines, though, because they are comfortable. We are accustomed to them even if we don't necessarily like them.
Breaking out of a routine is something we rarely do because they are comfortable. Going out of your comfort zone gives you anxiety and fear. You need to exercise the Power of Go and do just that - GO!
There are always reasons and excuses not to change. "I'm too busy right now with work....