Do the same with commercial properties. Always buy them undervalue so you can walk in with little or no money down. If you are going to buy a commercial building to flip, it will typically need repair. But you can fix it uop and still create positive cash flow.
The upside of being a Real Estate Agent who deals with rentals is securing a position with a large management company or reputable relocation service. While these positions are few and far between, they do pay well and on time. There are a number of large management companies that handle apartment rentals for large properties. Most offer some sort of salary and benefits, plus a small commission. Legitimate relocation services contract with large companies to find rentals for employees involved in short or long term projects. They also tend to offer a salary verses commission compensation package.
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.
This loan is partly secured in nature, as you have the existing property or the property you intend to buy as collateral. As per your need and requirement, you are free to borrow any amount in the range of 100,000-400,000. This amount has to be repaid over a period of 1 year – 10 months. You can easily pay back the amount by selling your existing property within the stipulated time period.
The management company will and should provide you with a professionally written resume that tells the lender about their experience and why they are qualified to look after the deal. They must also give you a marketing plan to explain their process for filling and maintaining the property. They’ll also include one-year and five-year projections for this particular property. This is great stuff to have in your binder.
Also, you will pay more for commercial property use. This is generally due to the heavy duty materials that a project like this can handle. The larger size may also be a point.
Commercial exchanges have very specific time frames and rules. We just had a call from a seller who said “I just closed on the sale of my commercial building and I want to exchange it for another”. Big mistake once the closing check went into the sellers account the exchange is no longer viable. Commercial exchanges, selling off portfolio’s and deciding what avenue to take is a process that should be done with a commercial real estate company that you can have good communications with.
Write articles and submit them to the various article directories. Directories promote articles for free, because they sell advertisements and the readers who click through to my site are already pre-qualified. Link to commercial real estate blogs and add comments to blogs that link to your site. Once you have a lead collection system in place, you must continue to send traffic to your site. Pay per click campaigns, or PPC’s include Overture, AdSense, or MSN’s new one. You basically bid an amount each time someone clicks on your site. You can buy banner ads or other targeted ads. The key with those is to expect low returns by sending large amounts of traffic to your site.