At any rate, stay away from “war zones” with large tracts of run down, vacant houses, high crime rates, etc. These areas can be tempting because people do live there (generally renting) and the ratio of rental income to property values provides the landlord with a much nicer “spread” than is achievable in nicer areas. Some investors literally make a fortune in these neighborhoods. However, it’s probably the toughest segment of the business to operate in. And, alas, 90% of us cannot pull it off.
There are auction houses that specialize in commercial property. It is good to check out these commercial auctioneers and see what they can offer since this is what their business is all about. They will have licensed agents that can help with the buying or selling process.
Example: the Seller signs a new laundry cotract and take k up front as a Bonus and agree to laundry income split 80% to the laundry company and 20% to the owner … instead of a more favorable split arrangement.
The online option enables you to look and choose the best. There are many insurance companies that offer a comprehensive cover which is all encompassing. It incorporates various insurance policies to provide a landlord peace of mind. It also saves them of all kinds of hassles.
If you want to go from having a great life and saving money, to having a great life that works, you don’t want to be a slave to rental properties. Rental properties are great, but have the capital reserves so that you always feel that rental properties are great.
Even the best Real Estate Offices have a pecking order and exist on a currency of THIS FOR THAT. If you want decent leads, you are going to have to put in some phone, desk and office time. You’ll be expected to cover for other Agents who are too busy for their own Open Houses. The worst part will be driving around your share of people who just like looking at pretty houses, cannot seem to make up their minds about anything and probably have no intention of buying from you anyway. In short, any Broker worth their salt will try and squeeze as much money, time and effort out of new Agents as they can. The more experienced and successful people know better or go on to be Brokers. You have to learn quickly and focus on the money, not being the most popular person in the office.
It is no secret that the property market is slower and tougher at the moment. That being the case, the advertising and marketing strategies that we adopt for each of our listings are really important. Every dollar spent on marketing has to be in the right place and with the right media.
A home inspection is a great opportunity to learn about the inner workings of your home. Many home inspectors will let you proceed through the house alongside them. That way, they can educate you about your roof, heating and cooling system, water heater, etc.