5 Figure Assignment Fees may be hard for some people to believe in today’s Real Estate Market. Believe it or not, they are still out there for the active, persistent and methodical real estate investors, even the first-timers!
Wholesaling is the art of finding and assigning properties. It can be so appealing to new investors because there is very little cash required to support these types of deals and credit is not an issue. A new investor requires only a small amount of cash to cover earnest money deposits, advertising, etc.things like this. hot deals uk
Discover your mission, vision, or purpose in life.
Spend some time envisioning the type of lifestyle that fits your family and personality traits. Then begin to realistically set your goals based upon the vision.
Remember the basics about goals – they should be SMART GOALS.
Aim for what really matters to you. Discover your mission/vision/purpose. and teach yourself how to set and persist to achieve your goals. To manage time effectively track your tasks consistently, so that you don’t waste time on non income producing activities. Visualize and focus on your goals daily to ensure that your actions reflect that which pertains to your goals.
What tools do you need?
The basic tools that you will need as a new wholesale investor are these:
* Cell phone – (preferably a PDA) with unlimited minutes, you’ll need them! This will help you to organize your tasks, records, phone numbers and synchronize with your computer.
* Computer – researching data comps and for marketing your wholesale deals
* Printer – print out contracts, contracts and any documents
* Camera – this is an absolute must have for creating your e-flyers to mail our to your database to sell your deal
* Contracts / Agreements
* Fax Machine
* Filing Cabinet – you’ll need this too.
As your business evolves, you’ll reach a point where you will find other tools and gadgets that increase your productivity and your profits.
How to find deals:
There are many places to you can locate deals and here is a list a few of them:
* Vacant Houses
* Title Companies
* Home Inspectors
* REIA Clubs
* Bankruptcy Attorneys
* Homeowners Associations
* Burned out Landlords
* Bail Bondsmen
* Code Enforcers
* Hard Money Lenders
* Meter Readers
* Waste Management
* Divorce Attorneys
* Tax Offices
* Garage Sales
* Estate Sales
** Every time you go for a ride, take a different route to get to know your neighborhood, the properties, comps, vacants and utility workers.
Once you’ve made contact with a truly motivated seller- you’ll make them an offer on that property based on the comps, repairs and your desired profit.
Quick Calculation of the Maximum Acceptable Offer: (MAO)
MAO = (ARV x.65) – RC – CC – AF
ARV = After Repair Value
RC = Repair Cost
CC = Carrying Costs
AF = Assignment Fee
Assigning The Contract
The most important thing to do here….in the money step is to be very clear that you’ve contracted to purchase the property as “your name….and/or assigns”: By placing and/or assigns after your name, you’ve ensured your ability to assign the deal to an end buyer. Although a contract is usually assignable unless otherwise stated, I would hate for you to fall down on the money step by leaving it to happenstance. Once you have an executed purchase agreement with the motivated seller that contacted you and you’ve negotiated a hot, smoking deal with your and/or assigns on that top line…you are ready to find your buyer.
Note: In my contracts, “and / or assigns” is a part of the agreement along with the following clause.
Buyer shall receive a key within 48 hours and be granted access to the property to allow partners and contractors to evaluate it as needed. If the seller is still living in the house, I request access on pre-arranged days and times. When they won’t be there and this allows me to get my investors in to see the property.
How to help your buyers see the value in your deal
I try to make it as easy as possible for my buyers to access, evaluate and purchase my wholesale deal by doing the following. By having my contractor to come out and submit an estimate on the needed repairs (on his professional letterhead) can save my buyer/investor a great deal of time and guesswork and I also ask my real estate agent for some accurate comps on the subject property. Even though I encourage every buyer/investor to pull their own comps, perform their own due diligence, I’ve found that by doing these things, they are steps that aid in the process of assigning the deal.