You are the business owner and your business’ cash flow should cover the mortgage expense. Remember you are buying the property and planning to operate the business out of this location for the next 5 to 10 years. Even though your property value may not increase in the short term, think of the long term. When you decided to retire or sell your business you will have so much more to offer in the Sale. For example you can sell the business with the property which would increase the sales price. You could also sell the business and lease the property back to the buyer. Or you can even sell the business and the property to two different buyers.
Like other home-based industries, home inspection has its share of frauds and phonies. It’s safe to assume they represent the minority, but it still pays to ask about certification. A professional home inspector will be happy to tell you about his certifications.
Once you manage to take and pass the Agent Test, there is a completely new challenge. You have to find an honest Real Estate Broker willing to take on a newbie. Here is where it gets tricky. Unless you have a large cache of moderately wealthy friends with great credit who are ready to buy or sell their homes, you are going to have to spend a lot of money to get started in a meaningful way. And I’m not just talking about business cards, car signs, a website and cell phone minutes.
I’m surprised more investors with the means aren’t already doing this. The key to all this is selecting the right TIC property sponsor. The Spectrus Group is one of my favorites due to its impressive and consistent record providing outstanding results to their investors. In 28 years of operation, they have never missed a payment to an investor and never have been late either. They provide investors with outstanding solid commercial property investments via their NNN Plus lease, which as mentioned previously, pays the investor on a contractual term regardless if the property is even rented or not. And if that’s not enough, when it comes time to sell the property, 100% of the profits goes straight to the investor as well. It’s low risk and you can do this today.
Rather than visiting the person, you can save a substantial amount of time by looking online. You can also make a choice quickly. The broker will perform the task on your behalf. You can even seek insurance quotations and compare before opting for any one. Based on the details furnished, you can choose the best quote. This could also save you from the burden of paying fee to an agent.
Brokers do not make money by passing good leads to inexperienced agents. If you sign up with a ‘bargain Broker’ and cannot easily generate your own leads, expect to starve. They are there to be served, no to serve. The alternative is spending several thousand dollars to sign up with a big name franchise. These operations are backed by nationwide advertising and a great brand name. However, this still doesn’t guarantee you good leads. It just means you have an organization backing you that offers a better chance to earn then Jerry’s Happy Home Real Estate Office down on the corner of Main and Used Car Lots Avenue.
The smell of tobacco is the number one reason why buyers withdraw. Even if the buyer is a chain smoker, he doesn’t want to live in a home that smells like tobacco. He may be a smoker, but he also wants to live in a clean and good smelling home. As a seller, you must take good care of the cleanliness issue of the home if you don’t want your potential buyers to withdraw.
Get acquainted with a competent real estate agent that does a lot of business in the neighborhood you’re investigating. Have him or her search the local Multiple Listing Service database and pull up “active listings, pending sales, and sold comps” for the area. If you plan to flip you want an active market – one, it makes it easier to estimate a final retail value for the properties you’re considering buying and two it shows that there are active buyers in the market now. Even if you plan to rent you still want to own in a location that is in demand.