You’re the broker, and it’s a win-win for everyone involved. Desperate sellers have a buyer for their home and investors save time, money and hassle finding deals on their own. You’re literally handing investors deals.
Another business that abides by this precept is restaurants, since most cities have one or more of what’s come to be called a “restaurant row”. When you go out to eat, sometimes you decide on a special place before you leave. Much of the time though, you will leave the house without having decided on a place to go and just go to the same area every time, your favorite restaurant row.
An FBI informant who was one of Castro’s friends put Castro in touch with “collectors” who said they could get him his money back but they would have to get rough with the deadbeat. The fact that they brought it up and Castro never went to them to ask they engage in violence went a long way with the jury.
You should be clear about the kinds of materials that will be used in construction, the presence, type of or absence of any features or amenities (e.g. heating, air conditioning, recreational facilities, access for the handicapped, landscaping, parking, etc.). All of these can be crucial to the ultimate value of the property. Also be clear about any zoning issues or legal permits that may be needed. The developer is responsible for securing these, but make sure this is all covered.
You’re energetic and enthusiastic. If a full day’s work means more than eight hours to you, real estate invesment might be the career for you. Renovating houses can take its toll on your body and mind. You need a positive “can-do” attitude and the ability to see things through to completion. There are no nine to fivers in real estate.
So there you have it. Option 1 is going with a realtor. It will cost you 6% and you’ll have to work with them to get the house sold — if they can sell it. Is it worth it? Well, what’s your time worth? If you have no time to spare or don’t want to put in the effort, then yes go find a quality realtor. A good one will be worth it and there are good ones out there. They might even get you more for the house than you could get yourself.
Prepare to spend. Land does not come cheap. Prime property can run up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and competition can get very stiff. You need to make your bid competitive, but make sure that you don’t short-sell yourself in the process. Negotiate a very competitive price that you and the seller are happy with.
Perhaps one of the most important steps when getting a home loan is comparing costs, fees, features, flexibility options etc from one lender with others. This helps you understand the complexities and terms better, while giving you scope for negotiation.