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November 4, 2019
RENTAL PROPERTY INVESTING FOR BEGINNERS Do you want to get into rental property investing because of the positive cash flow? Many new real estate investors are first attracted to the idea of investing in rental properties because of the passive income and cash flow benefits. But when you actually buy your first rental property, you are more likely to break even or make only a few hundred dollars a month in positive cash flow on your rental properties. When you realize that you have to pay for maintenance and repairs, and that not all tenants pay their rent on time, you can easily find your positive cash flow turning into break even (or even negative cash flow). This is very common, and unfortunately it is also the main reason why new investors get out of rental properties. If you are going to invest in rentals, then you need to understand the bigger picture of why you are buying rental properties and this bigger picture needs to be more than just your currently monthly cash flow. Keep in mind that I am not suggesting that you EVER invest in a property that is negative cash flow. What I am suggesting is that your first rental property is more likely to be break even or only moderately positive. If you don't understand the bigger picture of why you are investing in real estate with rentals, then when the maintenance bills and evictions come, you will not have the fortitude to stick it out for the long term. That is why I made this podcast. To show you the long term benefits, and why you HAVE to invest in rental properties even if your initial year is only moderately positive cash flow. On this podcast, I use an example of a house that you can purchase for $70,000 that has an after repair value of $100,000. We call that a wholesale deal. Assume that you are my student, and I am willing to loan you $60,000 of my own personal money to buy this house (I do this with my coaching students all of the time). In this scenario, you only need to put down $10,000 and I give you a personal loan for the other $60,000. Let's assume that this house is in pretty good shape and needs only $5,000 to be rent ready (clean and paint and some minor repairs). Your out of pocket cash on this house would be $15,000 (I am not including closing costs, insurance etc in order to keep this example simple and easy to follow). So you buy the house, clean it up and rent it out. And then you go to your mortgage broker and tell them you want to refinance to pay off the $60,000 loan that you owe me. The appraisal comes in at $100,000 which is the initial ARV Estimate that you figured the house would appraise for. The bank is willing to loan you 80% of the appraisal value ($80,000). Let's assume fees to refinance are $5,000. You are left with $75,000. You take that $75,000 and you pay me back the $60,000 and you are left with $15,000. This is the same $15,000 that you put into the property. At this point you have effectively purchased a property with no money down. Remember that you would have paid closing costs, insurance etc to get into the house so you would really be out of pocket by a few thousand dollars. Now you own a $100,000 house and you owe the bank $80,000. Your equity in the property is $20,000. By purchasing this property (which was at a wholesale price) you have increased your net worth by $20,000. You now own an asset. But this asset comes with headaches (tenants and repairs) and benefits (tax deductions). Let's talk about the tax deductions. The interest, property taxes, insurance, repairs and maintenance are all deductible. So is the depreciation. By buying a rental property, even if your cash flow was break even, you would make money from the tax deductions. This means less money would be taken out of your pay check. But it gets better. If you get a 15 year mortgage, and you are able to endure the tenant, the repairs, and the maintenance, then 15 years from now you would own this property free and clear (with no
October 30, 2019
WHOLESALING REAL ESTATE 101 On this podcast episode I talk about wholesaling real estate, what wholesaling is, and the four basic steps of wholesaling. The Four Steps Are: *Finding a House That Would Be A Good Flip *Making An Offer To Buy That House *Getting The House Under Contract *Selling That House For A Profit To An Investor I discuss a lot of meat and potatoes stuff about wholesaling on this episode. I use an example of finding a house For Sale by Owner on Zillow, making an offer to purchase the house, and flipping the house to a cash investor. Using the example, I walk you through the inspection period and why that is important and how to use the inspection period to cancel your contract or ask for a price reduction. I talk to you about assignments of contract versus double closing and when you should use which strategy. We also cover cash buyers, building your cash buyers's list and why you should get your real estate license. I talk about why finding a house is the most difficult of the 4 steps above and why cash investors like me are always looking for more houses. I discuss different websites for finding houses, and bidding for houses on online auction sites like Hubzu, Auction.com and Xome. I also discuss marketing to motivated sellers with direct mail, Facebook, Pay Per Click, Text Marketing and Cold Calling. There is a lot of meat and potatoes about wholesaling in this episode. If you are new to wholesaling or want an intro to wholesaling then this podcast episode is for you! If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best-selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
October 25, 2019
Are you new to real estate investing? Do You Know How To Recognize A Wholesale Real Estate Deal? If you do, then you should be willing to act (very quickly) when you see it. The first step for new real estate investors is to make sure that you know how to tell a good wholesale real estate deal from a bad one. Too many beginners don't the difference. Knowing the difference between a wholesale real estate deal and a dud is the basics of this business. You should learn what a wholesale real estate deal is for your market if you don't already know it. In this video I talk about the concept of "you eat what you kill" and having the "killer instinct". I learned both of these from my mentor. At the Wholesaling Real Estate Boot Camp, I use an analogy of a lion walking in the jungle that hasn't eaten in two weeks. If that lion were to see a deer, it wouldn't think about whether or not it should eat that deer. It would just eat it. As an investor you need to be like that lion. If you see a good wholesale real estate deal, then you should pounce on that deal just like that lion would pounce on that deer. You shouldn't hesitate for even a second. If you do, someone else will grab it. For example a student of mine wanted to go and look at a house. But they couldn't get off of work. Someone else bought the house that same day (an hour later). If you want the real juicy wholesale real estate deals then you are going to need to move quickly when you see them. You won't always have the luxury of time (most of the good deals you will need to make a split second decision - virtual wholesaling) If you don't act fast, your competitors will beat you out every single time. Would you pick up a $100 bill off the sidewalk? How about a $20 or a $5? What about a quarter? Well good deals could have YOUR ANNUAL SALARY in equity so you need to be aggressive and ACT FAST to grab the best deals. If you don't want that $30,000 or more in equity in your bank account someone else will. So when you see a deal, if it looks like a deal, and it is a deal them MOVE QUICKLY and have that killer instinct. In order to move quickly and pounce like this, you need to be able to recognize a deal when you first see it. You will need to know your target market (your city you are focusing on) very well. You will need to know prices per square foot for wholesale real estate and for retail real estate in your target market. You would need to know the after repair value (ARV) and what it would cost to repair the house. You need to know what investors would pay to BUY that house and you need to know what investors could SELL that house for after it has been fixed up. You should have a "buy zone" that other realtors and wholesalers know, so that you can have a constant stream of potential deals to look at. For example in the house in this video, in this city, my "buy zone" is $80,000 to $90,000 (for a 2 bed 1 bath) and $100,000 to $120,000 (for a 3 bedroom 2 bath). That's because I know I can sell 2/1's for $130,000 to $140,000 and I know I can sell 3/2's for $180,000 to $190,000. Do you know your target market city that well? If you do then start acting fast and learn how to take down deals before your competitors by having that killer instinct. This applies regardless of whether you want to wholesale, buy and hold or fix and flip houses. Here is the link to the boot camp that I referenced in the video: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/distresse... If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about wholesaling real estate and how to wholesale and flip houses, then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: REGISTER FOR THE FREE TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar SHARE, LIKE, COMMENT Please share, like and comment on this video. I will personally respond to all questions and comments 😊 SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOU TUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?su...
September 23, 2019
On this podcast episode, I interview John Martinez who is the founder and CEO of Midwest Rev. John created the "Online REI Sales Academy" to help new and seasoned real estate investors learn how to get better at negotiating with motivated sellers. If you want to learn what to say when you talk to sellers, what scripts to use, and how to convert and close more motivated seller leads then you should check out his training program. It's called the Online REI Sales Academy. Here is a link for you to learn more: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/midwestrev/ If you are starting to scale up your real estate business then this podcast episode is especially important for you to listen to. If you want your real estate business to thrive, you will need to be constantly marketing to motivated sellers. As your business grows, and as you make more money, you should be allocating more and more capital towards your marketing efforts. When you market to more motivated sellers then you will get more seller leads. And more seller leads means more phone calls. When you can’t answer the phone yourself, and you have too many seller leads coming in, then it’s time for you to hire a lead manager to help you with all of your incoming seller leads. That lead manager should be filtering through the leads and saving them in your CRM (we use Podio). The goal of the lead manager is to book appointments for you to meet with motivated sellers. As your lead pipeline grows, and as you market more and more, eventually you will come to a point where you cannot go on all of the appointments yourself. Or you may decide that you don’t want to. When you are at this point where you can’t go on any more appointments then it’s time for you to hire an acquisitions manager. If you want to scale and grow your focus should be on driving more leads and conversions, not answering the phones or going on appointments. You will need to hire an acquisitions manager to go on those appointments for you. The problem is, how are you going to train the acquisitions manager? How are you going to train your lead manager? What should they say? What scripts should they use? How should they overcome seller’s objections? That is where the Online Sales Training by John Martinez who is the founder of Midwest Rev is so important. John has more than 20 years of sales experience and he has applied that knowledge of sales and sales training to create an amazing resource for real estate investors. John’s training is specifically for real estate investors and real estate companies that want to learn how to train themselves and their teams to convert more leads. If you have a lead manager or an acquisitions manager, or if you are thinking of hiring for either of these two positions, then the Online REI Sales Academy is an amazing resource. Whether you are a solo real estate investor, or a real estate investment company with a few employees, you should check out John’s Sales training. It’s called the “REI Sales Academy” and it’s really good! I personally use the online sales training’s in my office with my staff. And I have all of my lead managers and acquisitions manager complete the online training. I also refer my coaching students to the Online Sales Academy as well. Many of my friends and associates in my Collective Genius Mastermind, who are some of the biggest real estate investors in the U.S. have their entire sales team complete John’s training and attend his boot camps. And all of them say the same thing – it’s awesome! Check It Out For Yourself – It comes Highly Recommended (by me) https://www.lexlevinrad.com/midwestrev/
August 30, 2019
On this podcast episode, I talk about the key components that you need in order to get started fixing and flipping houses. THESE KEY COMPONENTS ARE: *Finding A House To Fix & Flip *Estimating After Repair Value *Estimating Repairs & Materials *Calculating Your Profit Margin *Finding a Private or Hard Money Lender *Having a Contractor To Fix The House On this podcast episode, I dig deeper into some of these topics and show you why the most important basic foundation for fixing and flipping is to understand what the house will sell for (After Repair Value). The other key component is what it will cost to repair the house (labor and materials). If you know the answer to the After Repair Value, and you know the Repair Estimate, then it is relatively easy for you to plug those two variables into a calculator and figure out your potential profit on the fix and flip. Here is a free tool that I created for my students to use to estimate the profit margin on fix and flips: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/rehab-property-calculator You can also download the Rehab Property Calculator as an App for your phone in the Google Play and iTunes App store for free by searching for "Rehab Property Calculator". For the types of materials that I personally use on my fix and flips you can visit this link to get the materials and components that we use from Home Depot along with the SKU's: https://lexlevinrad.com/materials If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best-selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
August 23, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about how to buy houses with no money down. This strategy works really well when there is not enough equity in the deal for you to make a cash offer to buy the house. You will find that many of your competitors and wholesalers will walk away from these deals because they don't know how to structure them. This will give you a competitive edge if you do! The biggest benefit of this strategy is that you can buy as many houses as you want since you are not coming out of pocket on the purchase of the house (other than closing costs). This strategy allows you to buy a lot of real estate in a short amount of time and is how I got started investing in real estate. My first three houses were purchased by assuming the existing mortgages and most of the houses that I purchased between 2003 and 2006 were hurricane damaged houses that were purchased by assuming the existing mortgage. On this episode, I talk about specific details on how to assume a mortgage, assumptions of mortgages, due on sales clauses, land trusts and lots of good meat and potatoes information related to buying houses by taking over an existing mortgage. Disclaimer: I am NOT an attorney, CPA, Tax or Financial Advisor, and nothing on this podcast should be construed as financial, tax, or legal advice. Please consult with YOUR attorney as this is a complicated area and you need to understand the consequences of the due on sale clause. If you want to buy houses with no money down then learning how to buy houses with the existing financing in place (like the current mortgage) is the best way to do it. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best-selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
August 8, 2019
On this podcast episode, I interview David Lecko who is the founder of Deal Machine. Deal Machine is an incredible app for real estate investors that can help you take your driving for dollars game to another level. You can download the app by visiting http://www.lexlevinrad.net/dealmachine One you install the app on your smart phone, you can start driving for dollars. What's amazing about this app is that you don't need to have a yellow pad next to you scribbling down addresses of vacant properties to look up later. When you drive for dollars, you are looking for vacant, boarded up houses. Tell tale signs are blue tarps on the roof, lawns that are overgrown or mailboxes that are stuffed full. It is not difficult to tell when a property is neglected. Properties can be neglected because someone recently passed away, or they could be vacant because an absentee out of state landlord is having difficulty managing a property. There are many reasons why a property could be vacant, but the most obvious sign of distress and finding motivated sellers is vacant houses. Vacant houses are a gold mine for finding deals. What makes these leads so powerful is that you cannot buy these leads anywhere. The best way to find vacant houses is by driving for dollars (or hiring someone to drive for dollars for you). And if you are driving for dollars, the best tool for you to have in your arsenal is the Deal Machine App. With the Deal Machine App, you simply take a picture of the property and pin your location in the app for the property address. Deal Machine can then start a sequence of postcard mailers where they mail postcards for you to the property owner. They use the property appraiser and tax assessor info to establish the owners contact information. Your postcards can be customized and configured in your dashboard and you can change the message and the phone number. They recently added a feature that allows for even more customization to your postcards. I suggest you use call tracking on your postcards that you set up in Deal Machine. This way, you will know which calls are being generated from Deal Machine, and you can track your leads, your marketing costs and your deals closed. When you set up your mailers, you can also edit your postcard mailing frequency and set it up to mail postcards for a certain period of time (for example once a month for 6 months). Another great feature of the Deal Machine App is that you can actually look up the property owner's name and email address within the app. So you could literally pull up to a vacant property, take a picture of it, pin the location, find the owner and give them a call. This is an amazing app which takes driving for dollars to another level. We have the enterprise plan which allows us to add unlimited bird dogs to our team so we can have an entire team of property locators submitting deals to us. You can download the Deal Machine App at this link: http://www.lexlevinrad.net/dealmachine If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property in
July 14, 2019
On today's podcast episode I talk about an example of a property which was based on a video that I uploaded to my YouTube channel yesterday called "Buy, Rent, Repair and Refinance". You can see that video here: https://youtu.be/KfLPeO6U52E I received quite a few questions from students of mine (and from new investors that are not yet students) asking me to elaborate on this and explain the numbers and how it works in more detail. So I created this podcast episode especially for those of you looking for a greater understanding of how this works and a more detailed explanation of the numbers. In this example my student Mark purchased the house for $116,000 and I gave him a loan of $106,000. His down payment was $10,000 and I loaned him the rest of the money. Now Mark wants to fix and flip this house. But I want to show you an even easier strategy than fixing and flipping which is way less risky. It's called the BRRR Strategy (which stands for Buy, Repair, Rent and Refinance). This strategy is overlooked by almost everyone. And you want to know why? Because everyone wants to make money RIGHT NOW. No one wants to be rich in the future. Everyone wants to be rich now. The reality of life is that it doesn't work like that. The real wealth is made in sitting and holding on to your investments (Warren Buffett said that). I have houses that I purchased for $35,000 in 2009 that are now worth $225,000. I just sat on them for 10 years and basically did nothing. I was lucky enough to buy them right at the bottom of the market (when no one wanted to buy at the height of the financial crisis). I borrowed the money from private lenders and then I repaired the properties, rented them out and refinanced. I utilized this BRRR strategy with every one of those houses that I purchased. And you could too. I run through the numbers on this house showing you how much money out of pocket you as an investor would need to do this deal ($21,400) I show you the breakdown: $10,000 down payment $10,000 in repairs $5,000 in Points and Fees Less $3,600 for first last and security Your Net Out of Pocket $21,400 I explain how you can appraise this property for $160,000 and refinance it and after all fees get back $123,00. You can pay off the $106,000 hard money loan and be left with $17,000. If you deduct this $17,000 from the $21,400 net cash out of your pocket (after refinancing) you are only out $4,400. And you control a $160,000 house with just $4,400 out of pocket. And you have $32,000 in equity in that house since it appraised for $160,000 and you owe the bank $128,000. You have effectively turned $4,400 into $32,000. And if you just sit on that house for 15 years and get a 15 year mortgage it will double in value and you will own it free and clear. And in 15 years the rents will double too. I also speak about the long term growth potential of rental properties and how single family rental properties will make you rich. I recommend that you have a pen and paper handy to write down the numbers on a notepad so you can visualize it and see for yourself. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PR
June 14, 2019
On today's podcast episode I talk about buying rental properties. I talk about cash flow, appreciation, and the tax benefits of buying rental properties - especially if you have a steady job and have a lot of taxes being withheld from your paycheck. I also cover the "myth" of investing in rental properties where beginners think they are going to sit back and collect the cash flow. In reality, many times in the first few years of a rental property there isn't that much cash flow. The trick is to buy the property below market and to capture equity. If you do that then you increase your net worth the day you buy the property. Even if your cash flow is only moderately positive when you buy, it will be much more positive when you refinance. This only makes sense if you gain equity when you buy. That means you should be buying wholesale deals at wholesale prices. Over time you will be able to raise rents, and your equity will increase as well. If you are smart, you will put a 15 year mortgage on that property and own it free and clear in 15 years. Remember that the goal is financial freedom. If you want to become wealthy, buying rental properties below market, repairing them, renting them out and then refinancing into a 15 year mortgage is a solid and easy way to build your wealth. I show you a few examples with my current rental properties to show you the numbers, the equity and the cash flow and tax benefits and appreciation potential over just the past 4 to 5 years. Real estate can make you very wealthy - if you are patient and you buy right. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best-selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
May 28, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about how to change your mindset, and why mindset is so important for you to be able to achieve your goals of financial freedom. First you have to believe that you can. And that starts with mindset. I can take every single real estate system, tool and method that I know, and I can teach them all to you. But without you understanding that everything starts with your mindset it will be a waste of time and you will learn nothing. The reason is because you will let doubt, fear and negative thoughts creep into your mind and stop you. The key to breaking out to another level is to understand that it all starts with your mindset. This is why I start every one of my real estate boot camps with mindset and we talk about books like "Think and Grow Rich", Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "Laws of Success". Mindset really is everything. If you want to succeed in life and achieve everything that you want (including happiness) then you need to start out with working on your mindset. Here is the link to the book "As a Man Thinketh" that I mentioned in the podcast" http://www.lexlevinrad.com/think If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
May 23, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about how it is possible to have a $100,000 month wholesaling and flipping houses. I break down what you would need to do in order to make $100,000 wholesaling. I want you to see that once you understand the concept of buying houses from motivated sellers and selling those houses for a profit - how much you make is really up to you! It could be a $100,000 month or a $100,000 week or a $100,000 year. Whatever your mind can conceive and BELIEVE it can achieve. So start with working on how you think. Because that is what is holding you back. If you have never had a six figure year or a six figure month then you will need to change how you think in order to get there. I cover some really good stuff in this podcast episode. It's all mindset and learning how to push yourself out of your comfort zone. At the end of the day once you do that, you realize that it's just a numbers game. How many houses you wholesale and flip is dependent on the system and the software and the people that you hire. You need to leverage people, leverage technology, leverage systems and leverage people that you hire to get to a entire new level where a six figure month is possible. Once you get there start thinking even bigger than that! The more you market, the more leads you generate. The more motivated sellers calling you, the more appointments you go on. And the more appointments you go on the more houses you buy (and flip for a profit). Eventually as you grow you won't be able to answer the phone and go on seller appointments. You will need to hire someone to do that for you. And that will be a learning curve too. But that is what you will need to do to grow. Remember, Think Bigger and Dream Bigger! If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
May 20, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about Driving for Dollars and How to Drive for Dollars. I talk about how much technology has changed since when I started back in 2003 and how technology has leveled the playing field for new investors. You can now use apps like Send Fuse and Deal Machine to automate your postcard mailings to vacant houses. I show you an example of my student Mark who has found 214 vacant houses while driving for dollars on his one hour lunch break. He found 214 vacant houses in just one hour consistently driving for dollars over the past 8 weeks. He uploaded all of those houses to Deal Machine and he just got his first house under contract! I also talk about the different ways you can market to those sellers on vacant houses by mailing postcards, letters, calling them and sending them emails. If you want to try out Deal Machine you can check it out at this link: http://www.lexlevinrad.net/dealmachine Enter the code FTCYXN to get $10 off your first post card mailing If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
May 10, 2019
On this podcast episode I follow up on the prior episode (How to get started wholesaling part 1) If you have not already listened to the previous podcast episode please do so now before listening to this one since it will make more sense to you if you listen to it in order. On this podcast episode I review getting your license, building your cash buyer website and posting properties for sale online on your cash buyer website. I talk about the importance of knowing what a wholesale deal is, and understanding After Repair Value, Repair Estimates and Maximum Offer Price. Then I discuss marketing to sellers and setting up your seller websites. I also talk about Facebook ads, direct mail (postcards) and bandit signs for sellers. I summarize for you what a beginner's wholesaling business costs would look like including call tracking, a phone system, 5 websites and marketing with bandit signs and post cards. I show you how to put all of this together and what it will cost you to realistically start out as a new wholesaler with a summary of your business costs and what it would cost you to operate. I show you how for just $500 a month you can be in business as a new wholesaler. There is a lot of information in this podcast. Make sure you take lots of notes! If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
April 25, 2019
On this podcast episode, I walk you through a 90 day plan on how to get started wholesaling houses. STEP ONE - CASH BUYERS The first thing that you want to do is start out by building your cash buyer's list and talking to cash buyers. the best way to do this is by posting properties for sale on your website. If you don't have properties to post, then network with other wholesalers that do have properties and get permission from them to market their deals to your cash buyers. For the website I recommend that you use Investor Carrot (www.lexlevinrad.com/carrot) because it and is already set up with lead capture forms that capture buyers information when they visit your website. Carrot websites are also great for SEO and will integrate very easily with mail chimp for email broadcasts. This will come in handy when you want to start marketing wholesale deals to cash buyers via email. I highly recommend that you consider getting your real estate license before you start marketing properties since you are required to have a license in order to be marketing real estate. Bandit signs are a great way to market directly in the area of the properties that you have under contract to flush out cash buyers. Try and aim for 10 new cash buyers per day. If you do this consistently then you will have 900 cash buyers in your database after just 90 days. And when you market a wholesale deal to these 900 buyer's, you will not have a problem selling your deal. STEP TWO - LEARN WHAT A DEAL IS If you are going to be talking to cash buyers, you will need to know the after repair value of houses (what the house could be sold for after being repaired) and you will need to know how to estimate the repair costs. Buyer's will ask you questions like "how much is it worth" and "what does it need". What they are really asking is what is the ARV (after repair value) and how much repairs does it need. If you don't know the answers to these basic questions then you will not be able to sell properties to cash buyers. If I asked you this question and your answer was vague I would not answer the phone again when you called. STEP THREE - MARKET TO SELLERS Once you have cash buyers, you will need to have properties to sell to your cash buyers. In order to have a consistent pipeline of leads you will need to be consistently marketing to motivated sellers. the key word is to be CONSISTENT with your marketing. It does you no good to start and stop your marketing. This marketing can be bandit signs, Facebook Ads, or Direct Mail. But you must be marketing. And when you get a seller that wants to sell and you need to make an offer then you need to know how much to offer. And this is where understanding what a deal is become so important. You need to understand the ARV and the repairs (step two above). If you don't know how to estimate what a house is worth or how to estimate the repairs then I highly recommend that you come to my Wholesaling Real Estate Boot Camp (which is held in May and September). This boot camp is for beginners and teaches you how to estimate ARV and repairs. I take my students to bank owned properties and show them on site how to estimate what the house is worth and how much repairs are needed and how to calculate how much to offer. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter
April 16, 2019
This podcast episode is part 2 of "How To Build Your Cash Buyer's List". Please listen to part 1 before listening to this part 2 episode on building your cash buyer's list. On this podcast episode I continue where we ended off on the previous episode. I talk about more strategies of how to build your cash buyer's list and find cash buyer's by using: * The MLS to find cash buyers on past sales * Data mining lists for cash buyers * Using Linked In and Facebook Groups * Direct Mail to Cash Buyers * In the field talking to contractors * Virtual assistants scraping past sales data * Comparable Sales report showing cash sales * Your website If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
April 10, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about how to build your cash buyer's list. This is "How To Build Your Cash Buyer's List Part 1". Make sure you look for the next episode called "How To Build Your Cash Buyer's List Part 2". On this podcast episode I talk about: *Finding cash buyers from networking *Landlords that are cash buyers *Offline methods for finding cash buyers *Online methods for finding cash buyers If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
March 27, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about private lending, private lenders and hard money loans. I discuss why investors use private lenders to fund their purchases, and why this is a win/win scenario for both the borrower and the lender. I also explain why buyers cannot purchase fix and flips with mortgages and why they have to pay all cash or use a private lender. This is the essence of why private lending exists. Banks will not accept offers on properties with a mortgage. They will only accept cash offers. Buyers need to pay all cash to purchase these properties and if they don't have the cash then they need to borrow the cash to fund their purchase from private lenders. This is a private loan or private mortgage (meaning originated by a private party and not a bank). Your collateral as a lender is the property. If you have money sitting in cash, savings accounts, CD's, IRA's, stocks or bonds you could be earning a consistent return of 10% to 13% by being a private lender. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
March 17, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about buying HUD properties, and how you can find deeply discounted properties and bid on them directly on HUD's website. I explain what HUD properties are, the type of properties that are listed, and the different bidder types on HUD's website. I also show you why it is a good idea to have your real estate license if you want to bid on HUD Homes and why you always need to close on HUD properties (or lose your deposit). If you are an investor looking for a great deal on a property that can be purchased at a deep discount then you should definitely be looking at HUD properties. Some of these properties make great rentals or fix and flips. But you do need to know how to navigate HUD's website and the system and process for buying and bidding on HUD Properties which is outlined on this podcast. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
March 15, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about how much you should offer on a property, which is directly related to knowing what the house is worth. We establish what a house is worth by estimating the After Repair Value or ARV. We calculate this by looking at three things: 1. Comparable Sales - what houses sold for 2. MLS - what is currently listed for sale 3. MLS - inventory and pricing of houses Only by looking at the past (what houses sold for), the present (what is listed on the MLS), and having a pulse for what is going on with our market (inventory and pricing), are we able to really know with confidence what we can sell a house for. Once we establish this number, if we know what the repairs will cost then we can use a simple calculator to estimate our profit potential. I developed a Rehab Property Calculator for my students which you can access at http://www.lexlevinrad.com/rehab-property-calculator. This calculator is also available in the app store for both Android and iPhone - you can find out by searching for "Rehab Property Calculator". That way you can use the app in the field like my students do, to estimate your profit potential on fix and flips. If you want to learn how to estimate repairs, labor and material costs as well as learn how to Fix and Flip Houses then I encourage you to attend my Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp: You can learn more about this event at: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixing-and-flipping-boot-camp/ If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
March 12, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about why borrowing money to buy real estate will make you wealthy, and why you should not be afraid of borrowing money and debt (for real estate). The most common thing that I hear from new and beginning real estate investors is that they don't have any money to get started. Remember that the benefit of investing in real estate is compounded by the more you are able to borrow to buy that real estate. You are not supposed to buy real estate with your money. You are supposed to use borrowed money from investors and private lenders to buy real estate. If you buy your real estate right (at a discount) then you should be able to cash out refinance more money than was put into the property. And if you want to get the maximum tax benefits, leverage and returns on your investment then you have to use as much borrowed money as possible. In an ideal scenario you should try and find private lender's that will fund your purchase AND your repairs so that your cash out of pocket is as little as possible. When you use private lender's money to fuel your purchase of real estate, then your returns are substantially magnified and you have no limit to how much real estate you can buy. You are only limited by how much money you can borrow and how many investors you have. You are also limited by how many houses you can find that you can buy at a discount (that's the real challenge). In order to find houses to buy on a consistent basis, you will need to be marketing all of the time. That means direct mail, pay per click, outbound dialing, Facebook ads, Google Ads and your website(s) producing a constant stream of motivated seller leads. For this podcast episode I use an example of a house that I purchased back in 2009 for just $35,000. This house was a bank owned property and was purchased directly from the bank. I use this example of an actual property that I own to show you the wealth creation benefit of buying real estate with other people's money. And I show you the benefits of what can happen if you hold it for the long term (in this example 10 years). I share with you how I purchased this property without using any of my own cash, and how after purchasing and renting this property out I still had $10,000 left over. I show you how much I borrowed, and how I put $20,000 in my pocket from lease options while I held on to this property. My purchase price was $35,000. My cash out of pocket was zero. My cash in pocket was $30,000. Today the property is worth 5 times that ($175,000). And I still own it! If you want to create real wealth (millions of dollars), you will need to learn how to buy a lot of real estate with other people's money. And in order to do that you will need to get over the fear of borrowing money. Why? Because debt will make you wealthy. However borrowing money to buy real estate will only work for you if you buy the real estate at the right price. That means you have to buy at a discount to market value. That's the real challenge. Learning how to buy real estate at a discount - which is why I focus on teaching this at my Wholesaling Real Estate Boot Camp. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlev
February 28, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about buying turn key rental properties for passive income, cash flow and wealth creation. I use some current examples of turn key section 8 rental properties that are managed by our office. I show you the numbers and returns on actual case study examples of turn key rental properties that we are marketing this week. I break down Gross Income, Net Income, Cash on Cash Return, Return on Investment. Most of these properties have a 13% gross return on investment which translates into a 9% return after accounting for expenses. I show you how you can leverage your return with the use of a mortgage and get as much as 20% return buying a turn key rental property with property management included. See the link that I mention on the podcast that shows the breakdown and returns on this turn key section 8 rental property: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/section8 If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
February 25, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about the cost of borrowing money and specifically the fear of borrowing money (which I see many beginners have). I use a live case study of a house that I am currently fixing and flipping in Cocoa Beach, which will be listed on the MLS in the next few weeks for $169,900. My purchase price was $55,000. On this fix and flip case study, I borrowed ALL of the money. I borrowed the $55,000 to purchase the property and I also borrowed the $30,000 to repair the property. My out of pocket cost at closing was zero. And I received a check of $28,000 which I used to contribute towards the cost of the repairs. I only needed to lay out $2,000 from my pocket for closing costs and another $1,800 for taxes, insurance and utilities. The net cash that I laid out from my pocket was only $3,800 on this house. The profit on this deal is $58,950 assuming I can net a sales price of $160,000. That profit of $58,950 is AFTER commissions, interest, insurance, repairs, utilities and closing costs. That profit of $58,900 is on an investment of only $3,800 cash out of pocket. That represents a return on cash invested of 1,550% which is HUGE. If you want to be a real estate investor, then you are going to need to get over your fear of borrowing money. You will also need to fix your credit and learn how to pay your bills (and interest) on time. You need to learn how to borrow money from investors, and you need to learn how to leverage that money to make even more money. Remember that the KEY to growing your business is learning how to borrow money. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
January 24, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about how to calculate the After Repair Value (ARV), so that you can know how much to offer on a property. Most new investors, and a fair amount of seasoned investors make the mistake of using common tools like Zillow, the MLS, and the Property Appraiser Website to estimate what a house is worth. On this podcast I talk about why that is a mistake and how that mistake can cost you a lot of deals (and a lot of money). I use as an example, a house that I just purchased last week from a wholesaler. I paid $105,000 for this house and the wholesaler purchased it for $90,000. According to most online estimates on sites like Redfin, Zillow, Movoto and Trulia the house is worth around $125,000. However the real ARV on this house is probably more like $165,000. I explain to you in detail how I came up with that number by showing you how I use the MLS to see what is for sale right now and how a first time home buyer with an FHA mortgage thinks. Using the wrong tools, or not having complete access to tools like a good comparable sales report (which is not free) can create a situation where you rely on sites like Zillow, the property appraiser and the MLS for comps and to estimate ARV. While that may work (more or less) sometimes - it won't work all the time. Those sites can, and will, throw you astray. You will not always get accurate numbers if you use these sites to estimate ARV. Having access to the MLS, and a good comparable sales report (we use Title Pro), plus doing the work in understanding your market, what sold, and what is listed for sale, can be the difference between being way off, or spot on when it comes to estimating the ARV. This is one of the most important (and overlooked) topics for new investors. And that is one of the main reasons that I focus on it so much in our training's. Knowing how to make money out of deals that other people pass on is my specialty. I buy awsome deals every day from wholesalers that other investors pass on. And you want to know why? Because they are not dialed into the ARV. If you learn how to really know your comps, your market, and your ARV's, then you will see how you will make a lot more money as a real estate investor. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
January 23, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about the systems that you need to set up to get started as a wholesaler. I talk about the benefits of having your real estate license and why this is important for marketing properties, getting lock box codes and having access to properties. Then I cover buyer and seller web sites, and why it is so important to have a motivated seller site for motivated seller leads and a cash buyer site for cash buyers. Your cash buyer site also doubles as a site where you can post your wholesale deals. If you don't have any deals then post another wholesalers deals (with their permission). Or even better - hire a virtual assistant to do it for you! I speak about call tracking and why you need to use a call tracking system so you can track your buyer and seller leads. You need to know where your leads are coming from. I also speak about phone systems and why you shouldn't use your cell phone or Google Voice for your phone number for your websites and bandit signs and direct mail. Then I talk about CRM's and why you need a CRM to keep track of all of your leads. We touch on topics like hiring lead managers, bird dogs and virtual assistants. I also talk about bidding on properties on online auction sites and setting up an offer making system (which you can train your virtual assistant to do). There is a lot of meat and potatoes in this episode. If you are new to wholesaling then make sure you have a pen and notepad to take lots of notes. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
January 23, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about borrowing money to fix and flip houses. I start out by explaining why you should borrow money for fix and flips, even if you have the cash to fix and flip without borrowed money. I explain the tax benefits, leverage and increased return on investment by using borrowed funds. We also talk about deal flow, and why no matter how much cash you have, you will eventually tap out if you don't tap into borrowed funds from private lenders. I breakdown a deal, showing you the typical borrowing costs for a borrower if they were borrowing money from me to do their first fix and flip and what that looks like. I also talk about why you should attend your local REIA meetings to meet and network with other investors, wholesalers, rehabbers and lenders. If you need to borrow money then go where the lenders are. And finally I talk about why the best thing you can do if you are just starting out, is to learn how to locate deals for other investors. That is what our Partnership Program is all about - teaching you how to bird dog and be a property locator for other investors and how to become a wholesaler. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
January 21, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about borrowing money to fix and flip houses. I start out by explaining why you should borrow money for fix and flips, even if you have the cash to fix and flip without borrowed money. I explain the tax benefits, leverage and increased return on investment by using borrowed funds. We also talk about deal flow, and why no matter how much cash you have, you will eventually tap out if you don't tap into borrowed funds from private lenders. I breakdown a deal, showing you the typical borrowing costs for a borrower if they were borrowing money from me to do their first fix and flip and what that looks like. I also talk about why you should attend your local REIA meetings to meet and network with other investors, wholesalers, rehabbers and lenders. If you need to borrow money then go where the lenders are. And finally I talk about why the best thing you can do if you are just starting out, is to learn how to locate deals for other investors. That is what our Partnership Program is all about - teaching you how to bird dog and be a property locator for other investors and how to become a wholesaler. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
January 14, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about marketing your wholesale real estate deals. The system that we employ I like to call "brute force" marketing. Since we have Virtual Assistants posting so many of our deals in so many places, they just have to get noticed by cash buyers. And that is the point since that is what makes the phone ring! And if you want to sell houses then you need buyers. I share with you the template that I use with my Virtual Assistants and the sites that we use to post our wholesale real estate deals including: Wholesale Real Estate Deals Blog Lex Real Estate System Site Investor Carrot Web Sites Wholesale Deal Sheet Craigslist Ads My House Deals Facebook Page Facebook Groups Text Blast Email Blast List on MLS Facebook Ads Phone Calls to buyers Personalized Emails Personalized Texts If you employ our system for marketing your wholesale real estate deals (which is really simple to do) you will see that your phone will start ringing with cash buyers! If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
January 11, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about one of the easiest ways to find good wholesale deals. Direct mail, ringless voicemail, bandit signs, making offers, bidding online and outbound dialing are all excellent ways to find good deals. But sometimes as investors we forget that there are some really good wholesale real estate deals out there that are already under contract by other wholesalers in your market. Think about it for a second. They have spent the money on marketing to find the seller. They have gone on the appointments and they have "locked up" the property. Now all they want is to sell it to a cash buyer and make a profit. You need to learn how to be that cash buyer that they want to sell to. This is an amazing opportunity since everyone wants to learn how to wholesale, and every new investor wants to be a wholesaler. But no one wants to borrow money and close on the deal themselves! That creates an opportunity for real estate investors like myself that are willing to "take a deal down". If you have the ability to close by purchasing the deal, even with borrowed money - then if the deal makes sense you should buy it. That is what I do. In order to do this you need to have only three things. The first is you need to have all of the wholesalers in your local market sending you their deals. The second thing you need to have is an efficient system to screen through these deals. The easiest way to do this is to narrow down your focus to a specific area and for you to have specific buy parameters. Those parameters can be given to wholesalers and you need to let them know that you will buy any deal that meets those parameters. When they call you, you need to be ready, willing and able to "take those deals down". If you don't then you won't be there first call on the next deal that they get. And the third thing that you need to have is a lender so that you can borrow the money to pay cash and close on the property. Ironically this is the easiest of the three parts (even though most new investors think it is the most difficult). On this podcast episode I talk about how to go about being that cash buyer that wholesalers text and call first when they get an awesome deal. And how you can benefit from this by keeping them happy. It's all about keeping them happy. What they want is a cash buyer that closes. They don't want someone to re-market their deal. They don't want you to find them a buyer. They don't want a buyer that is going to flake. They want a buyer that will close. Be that person and you will become the first cash buyer that wholesalers contact. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
January 10, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about how to find motivated sellers. On previous podcast episodes, I spoke about marketing to motivated sellers and sending direct mail. On this episode I talk about many of the motivated seller resources that are out there and lists that can be purchased or compiled. I break these down into 6 main categories Direct mail (what to mail for example postcards) Mailing Lists (who to mail to and types of lists) Cold Calling (who to call and how to get lists) Online Marketing (how to get leads online) Offline Marketing (how to get leads offline) Driving For Dollars (finding deals by driving) If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
January 7, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about how to find cash buyers and how to go about building your cash buyers list. On previous episodes, I spoke about the importance of marketing to motivated sellers in order find wholesale deals at discounted prices. Once you find those deals, and get them under contract, then you need to have a cash buyer in order to sell that property. Having many cash buyers is the key to being able to sell those houses that you have under contract. And the more cash buyers you have, the easier it will be to sell your deals quickly. We sell some of our deals in less than two hours because we have so many cash buyers. Knowing how to build your cash buyer's list is just as important as knowing how to find wholesale deals. If you want to be good at wholesaling you need to know how to do both very well. When you have a big list of cash buyers, you will find yourself in a situation where you have more cash buyers than deals. At this point other wholesalers will reach out to you to market their deals for them. And when you do this, you will find yourself making money relatively easily since all you need to do is copy and paste some information in your email blast and you get paid if any of your buyers like the deal. This is why networking with other wholesalers is so important. You should attend every real estate investment club meeting in your area and network with other wholesalers and investors. Many landlords and Fix and Flip Investors go to these meetings. Introduce yourself to them, make sure you have a card and start instantly building your buyers list. Listen to this podcast episode to learn how many different ways you can go about building your cash buyers list. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
January 3, 2019
On this podcast episode I talk about learning how to wholesale real estate, and why wholesaling attracts the largest amount of new real estate investors. I share with you the importance of having a goal and a vision of thinking about, understanding, and knowing what you want to achieve from wholesaling. I also explain to you why one person's goal and how much they are looking to make from wholesaling may be very different to someone else's. It does not matter whether you have a full time job with no spare time, or you have lots of time but no money. What does matter is knowing how to employ your circumstances into trading either your time or your money (or both) into learning how to wholesale. The key thing to understand is that it will help you if you have a vision of what it is you are trying to accomplish BEFORE you get started learning how to wholesale. Ask yourself what it is that you want to achieve. Listening to this podcast episode should help you with that. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 31, 2018
On this podcast I talk about the Buy, Repair, Rent and Refinance strategy which is often referred to as BRRR. The concept behind the buy, repair, rent and refinance strategy is that if you can find deals at 75% or less of the After Repair Value (ARV), you can essentially be doing no money down deals because you will get your money back when you refinance. You will then be able to use that same money to buy your next property. When you refinance the property and get your money back then you are essentially in your first deal for no money down. At this point you can use the same funds to buy the second property and then repair, rent and refinance that one too. You can do this for your first ten rental properties. What makes this strategy even more appealing is when you borrow the funds from a private lender to purchase the property. Once you do this once, you will realize the only thing stopping you from buying unlimited properties is having more private lenders. When you have multiple private lenders you will get to a point where your main dilemma won't be finding capital but finding houses. And that is where your growth will happen. That is what will take you from a small business making $10,000 or $20,000 a month to a business that can make $200,000 a month (or more). The key is to constantly be marketing to motivated sellers. Many beginners think that not having access to capital is what holds them back. It's not. What is holding them back is learning how to find good wholesale deals at wholesale prices that are less than 75% of market value. And the way you find many of those deals is from motivated sellers (and also short sales and bank owned properties. If you buy a few properties a year using this strategy, you can substantially increase your income, net worth and cash flow. Buy and hold a few properties a year and in just 10 years you will have a very substantial net worth! If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 28, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about raising private money from private lenders. Many beginners that don't have much money want to know the "secret" to raising money. The reality is that there is no secret. The secret is approaching investors in the right way and knowing how to find those investors. You see if you ask people who have money to invest with you, they will invariably say no. The secret that you need to understand is that you need to focus on what THEY NEED. They need security, and they need to know that you are going to pay them their interest payment every month, and they are going to need to know that their investment is safe and that they have collateral. And finally, they are going to need to know that you know what you are doing and that you have some experience. If you can show them those 4 things then you will have no problem raising capital. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 27, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about how to get started investing in real estate with no money. If you don't have much money, but you want to learn how to get started in real estate, then listen to this podcast. I will explain to you why being a real estate property locator or bird dog is the best way to start out, and why you don't need to have any money to start looking for deals for investors. That is how I started out, and that is what I recommend for you as well. Even if you do have money, I still recommend that you start out as a property locator and learn how to wholesale, before you start putting your hard earned cash (and credit) on the line. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 26, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about buying deals directly from wholesalers, and how that is an untapped niche that many investors don't utilize. Much of the focus for new and experienced wholesalers focuses on finding deals, getting the houses under contract and then flipping those houses to cash buyers. However, just because you are a wholesaler, doesn't mean you can't be a cash buyer too. The key is to know what a property is worth. If you know the After Repair Value of the property, and you know for a fact that there is a substantial profit that could be made by rehabbing that property, then you can close on the house yourself and fix and flip the property. All you would need to do this is access to capital, a private lender or a credit line. Even if you have zero desire to be a rehabber (like many wholesalers) you will not give away your best deals too cheaply if you know what they are worth and you know what you could sell them for. Knowing the ARV is very important. You can also apply this same strategy to close on deals from other wholesalers. The key is that you need to position yourself to be the ideal cash buyer. The way you do this is by being very specific on what it is that you are looking for, and when they bring you a deal that meets these parameters then close on the deal and make sure they get paid. Next time they get a deal you will be their first phone call. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 26, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about buying deals directly from wholesalers, and how that is an untapped niche that many investors don't utilize. Much of the focus for new and experienced wholesalers focuses on finding deals, getting the houses under contract and then flipping those houses to cash buyers. However, just because you are a wholesaler, doesn't mean you can't be a cash buyer too. The key is to know what a property is worth. If you know the After Repair Value of the property, and you know for a fact that there is a substantial profit that could be made by rehabbing that property, then you can close on the house yourself and fix and flip the property. All you would need to do this is access to capital, a private lender or a credit line. Even if you have zero desire to be a rehabber (like many wholesalers) you will not give away your best deals too cheaply if you know what they are worth and you know what you could sell them for. Knowing the ARV is very important. You can also apply this same strategy to close on deals from other wholesalers. The key is that you need to position yourself to be the ideal cash buyer. The way you do this is by being very specific on what it is that you are looking for, and when they bring you a deal that meets these parameters then close on the deal and make sure they get paid. Next time they get a deal you will be their first phone call. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 21, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about getting started in real estate and the three main investing categories of real estate which are wholesaling, fixing and flipping and rentals. When you first start out in real estate, you need to decide if you want to focus on learning how to wholesale, how to fix and flip or how to buy and hold rental properties long term. It is tempting to want to learn all three investing strategies at the same time, but this is a classic beginner's mistake because each strategy requires a different and unique skill set. You will actually advance more quickly as a new investor if you focus on one skill set as a time (for example wholesaling). For most new investors, wholesaling and learning how to locate deals for other investors is the best way to start out because it gives you the most learning and requires the least amount of money. You don't risk any money wholesaling and if you are a beginner this is a very key and important consideration. If you have a good job and decent credit then you should be looking at building up your rental portfolio as well. And you should take the profits that you make from wholesaling and put that money to work in fixing and flipping and buying more rental properties. So you can learn how to do all three but I know many investors that make 7 figures a year that only wholesale or only fix and flip (meaning you don't have to know all three). But whether you fix and flip or wholesale for a living you should still be buying investment properties for the long term since that is how you will create true wealth for your future. And that is what will give you financial freedom. I discuss all three strategies and the pro's and cons of each strategy on this podcast. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 20, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about the types of contracts you should use for wholesaling. One of the most common questions that I get is "what type of contract should I use". The answer is it depends. If you are buying from an entity like a bank or short sale, HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, then you will need to use the Standard Purchase Contract for your state. In Florida it's called the FARBAR Contract. Banks and entities will also not allow you to assign their contracts so you cannot use the words "and or assigns" on a contract if one of these entities is the seller. However if you are buying directly from a motivated seller then you can pretty much use any contract that you want. When buying direct from sellers your contract should be: 1. short 2. assignable 3. have as long of an inspection period that you can get away with - the longer the better. FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 19, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about motivated seller appointments. When you are marketing to motivated sellers, regardless of the method you use to market to sellers, you will need to go on motivated seller appointments. On this podcast I discuss the initial lead intake form, and the type of conversation that you will have with a motivated seller. When you have that first conversation with the seller, you will need to know what questions to ask them. It is helpful if you have a script to use. You also want to make sure that you are using call tracking in order to keep track of where your calls are coming from. If you have multiple channels like a website, bandit signs and direct mail then you need to know which lead source generated the phone call. We use call rail for that. After you have gathered the initial data from the lead, you should move on to the appointment setting. As a new investor you should try go on as many appointments as you can. As a general rule of thumb if they have multiple pain points, you should go on the appointment. At that point you will need to have a comparable sales report in order to estimate the ARV of the property. When you get to the property you should review the repairs needed so that you have an accurate repair estimate. Once you have that you can plug the numbers in to figure out where you want your offer price to be. Going on motivated seller appointments is a valuable skill set and it will take some time for you to learn how to be good at it. But if you keep at it you will get better and better at identifying which houses represent the best opportunity for you to buy. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 8, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about buying houses with no money down. One of the easiest ways that I know to explain "no money down" deals is to give you a real life example of my first no money down house that I purchased. The house that I am talking about on today's podcast was a house that I estimated had an After Repair Value (ARV) of $120,000. The house was offered to me by my mentor (who got it from a wholesaler). The purchase price was $50,000 which included all of the wholesalers fees. The house had a significant amount of water damage from Hurricane Frances and needed around $25,000 in repairs. I purchased this house with a $50,000 loan from my mentor's partners dad. I borrowed the $25,000 for repairs from my friend Darryl's mom. After repairing this house (using my mentor's crew) I rented out the front house for $1,200 and I rented the back unit efficiency for $600 (total $1,800 per month). I went to my mortgage broker Warren to refinance the house. The house appraised for $163,000 and after paying off my lenders I received $39,000 on the cash out refinance. I used that money as a down payment to purchase my primary residence in Boca Raton (I still own that house). Remember this, if you can buy houses and your "all in cost" (purchase plus repairs plus fees) is less than 80% of what the house would appraise for, then you too can buy houses with no money down. The trick is - how to find these houses. My Home Study Course that I give to all of my Partnership Program Students starts out with the first 10 houses that I purchased (all with no money down). This house that I am talking about on today's podcast is house number one in my Home Study Course. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 6, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about driving for dollars and how driving for dollars has one of the highest Return on Investment (ROI) of any of our marketing methods that we use. I discuss the old school method of using a notepad and pen to jot down the addresses of vacant and boarded up properties and how to use the property appraiser web site to locate the property owner (to mail them a postcard or letter). I compare that to the new technology methods of using smart phone apps like Deal Machine (www.dealmachine.com) and Send Fuse (www.getsendfuse.com) to market with postcards to motivated sellers. If you are not driving for dollars and using these apps then you should be. I also discuss your "investor toolkit" and what tools you should have in the trunk of your car when you are out looking for deals by driving for dollars (including bandit signs). Incorporate driving for dollars and utilize bird dogs by giving them access to your apps to make sure you are maximizing your opportunity to find wholesale deals in your market. Make sure you listen to the previous podcast episode that I did yesterday on becoming a bird dog (property locator). If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 4, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about how to get started as a property locator or bird dog for other real estate investors. I share my story of how I got started as a bird dog working for my mentor Ben, and why being a property locator for another real estate investor is one of the best ways to learn about investing in real estate. Learning how to find and evaluate deals is the most important piece of the real estate business. And it is the one piece that eludes most new real estate investors since they never put the time into learning how to do this. If you can find good wholesale deals then you can wholesale these houses to other investors, you can fix and flip these houses, or you can keep them as rental properties. The most important thing is learning how to find good wholesale deals at wholesale prices. And one of the best ways to learn this is by being a bird dog or property locator for another real estate investor. That way you risk their money and not yours. And you don't need to risk your cash (or your credit) while you learn. That is why we call our Home Study Course "Millions in Real Estate With No Cash and No Credit" since the goal is to buy real estate with other people's money without risking your cash or your credit. Our bird dog training program (Partnership Program) trains hundreds of new investors every year and we have trained over 3,000 new real estate investors how to become property locators at our Wholesaling Real Estate Boot Camp which is held twice a year in South Florida. We also hold a Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp twice a year in South Florida. Once you know how to find and evaluate deals, selling the houses is easy. The only thing stopping you from being a full time wholesaler once you know how to locate deals is having a cash buyers list (which you should be building from day one). If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
December 3, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about financial freedom and how to structure your life in a way that you can slowly move towards being financially free. Financial freedom means having the time and financial resources to be able to do what you want and whenever you want to do it. That means by definition that you will not achieve financial freedom by working hard at your job. You will achieve financial freedom by learning how to invest in real estate. And one of the easiest ways to do this is by buying rental properties at 80% or less of their fair market value since you are effectively buying these properties with no money down. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
November 16, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about how you don't know what you don't know. If you are new to real estate investing or if you are just starting out, and trying to learn how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then it is important for you to know what you don't know. If you don't, you will tend to jump to conclusions based on your existing knowledge (which is very limited). This will cause you to make the wrong decisions. Making the wrong decisions when it comes to your income and your net worth can be the difference between being broke or having a life of financial freedom. How you deal with money and the financial decisions that you make will have the biggest impact on your net worth and income. Make sure you invest in your education and learn what you don't know so that you can make the right financial decisions. I use some real life examples of two houses that I purchased yesterday. One is a deal that was brought to me by a wholesaler which we had been marketing for around a week which I purchased for $85,000. The house is worth around $130,000. The other deal was a house that a student of mine was going to buy as a fix and flip - and the student got cold feet and became worried that there was not enough of a profit potential on the spread between the purchase and sale price. I decided to buy that house too. Remember that there are multiple exit strategies for real estate. You can wholesale, you can fix and flip or you can buy and hold a property as a long term rental. But whatever you do, make sure you don't pass up on opportunities when you see them. You make your money when you buy. And if you get an opportunity to buy a property for $85,000 when the lowest listing in that same town is $120,000 then don't think too much - just say yes. The house that the student passed on was a $100,000 house in a market where the cheapest listing on the MLS in that town is $125,000. This student let fear get in the way of rational decision making. Like I said above, if you get an opportunity to buy a property for $100,000 when the lowest listing in that same town is $125,000 then don't think too much - just say yes. You could close on the property and do NOTHING to it other than list it on the MLS and you could sell it and make $15,000. You cannot afford to walk away from good deals with equity since these deals are so hard to come by. Wholesalers spend thousands of dollars marketing to find good wholesale deals. When you are lucky enough to stumble across one, it is important for you to realize what you have. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
November 15, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about how to build your cash buyers list. If you are wholesaling, you need cash buyers to buy your wholesale deals, and you need to know how to find these cash buyers. That's where learning how to build your cash buyer's list becomes crucial. Topics that I cover on this podcast episode about building your cash buyers list include: Websites Lead Capture Pages Syndicating Your Deals Craigslist Screening Your Buyers Pay Per Click Search Engine Optimization Landlords Finding Cash Buyers Online Finding Cash Buyers Offline Real Estate Investment Clubs If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
November 8, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about how to complete a purchase contract. You will need to have a standard purchase and sale agreement in order to be able to purchase houses. If you have sent out postcards, made an appointment with the seller and gone on the appointment then the next step is to agree on a price. If you and the seller have agreed on a price, then your next step is to have them sign a purchase contract and sales contract. You can use any standard purchase and sale agreement for your State. You can Google the search term "Purchase and Sale Agreement" and you can also purchase them online from legal web sites or you could have your attorney prepare one for you. The 14 main variables that are components of this contract are: 1. contract date 2. name of seller 3. name of buyer 4. address of property 5. legal description 6. property ID 7. purchase price 8. deposit 9. balance to close 10. closing date 11. Title company (or attorney) 12. Inspection period 13. date signed 14. signature Some of the above variables can be prefilled in a contract template that you have. For example, buyers name, title company, # of days inspection and deposit amount could all be the same. The most important are the # of days inspection (inspection period), the closing date and the amount of deposit. Disclaimer: this is not meant to be taken as legal advice. Please consult with your attorney in your State as to which purchase contract will work best for you. Tip: go to real estate investment club meetings in your area and network with other investors and wholesalers and ask them what contract they are using. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
November 6, 2018
On this podcast episode I am talking about motivated sellers and why they sell their house at a discount to market value. Motivated sellers are willing to exchange price for convenience, meaning that they would rather just sell and have the cash in hand now, than wait for a few months to see if they can get a higher price by selling with a realtor. Why would someone be willing to sell their house for less than full market value? There could be many answers. They may not know what full market value is. Their house could be damaged and they may not be able to live in the house. Or they may have inherited the property from their parents and live in another State and may need to get cash fast to pay off bills or other obligations. Or they may be in foreclosure and are about to lose their home and want to save their credit. There could be many reasons why someone is motivated to sell. This is why we call them motivated sellers. Remember this one thing: If you want to wholesale, or fix and flip or buy rentals at a discount to market value then only buy houses from people that HAVE to sell, not from people that WANT to sell. I learned that from my mentor. On this episode I talk about a house that I am purchasing and closing on today from a seller that absolutely needs to move to another State. This seller is purchasing a house in the new State and needs the proceeds from this sale in order to close on the purchase of the other house. This seller was willing to trade price (take less) for the convenience of a quick cash closing. That is the essence of buying from motivated sellers. And we delivered by buying their house. We stuck to our guns on what we were willing to pay. They could have said no. But they said yes. They got what they wanted (cash in hand fast). And we got what we wanted (a rental property at a discount). If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
November 5, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about turn key section 8 rental properties. I walk you through a case study of a rental property that we currently have listed on the MLS for sale for $60,000 to show you the numbers and the returns that are possible by investing in turn key section 8 rentals. In this case study the property can be purchased for $60,000 and would only require a down payment of $12,000 to purchase. After closing costs, the initial cash investment would be only $13,000 and the property would be managed and turn key (meaning you as an investor would not need to do anything). The Gross Annual Rental Income on this property is $8,400 and after factoring in mortgage payments property taxes, insurance, repairs, vacancy and property management this property would return $2,252 on the investment of $13,000 which is a 17.3% return. I have all of the numbers and the breakdown at this link: http://www.lexlevinrad.com/section8 If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
November 1, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about financial freedom and how real estate can help you achieve financial freedom. I also discuss why financial freedom is so difficult for most people. It starts with how we are raised, when our parents tell us to go to school, get good grades, and get a good job. And we listen to them. Fast forward twenty years, and you may find yourself feeling overworked, underpaid and at a job that you can't stand. Even worse, if you are like most Americans, you can't quit your job because you have bills to pay, credit card debt and almost no savings. You have fixed expenses that won't go away. Does this sound familiar? You need that job in order to pay those bills so you feel stuck. You are in what Robert Kiyosaki calls the "rat race" in his book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" (which you should read). So the first step towards financial freedom is to understand that your focus should be on INCREASING YOUR INCOME, not on decreasing your expenses. Focus your energy (and time) on increasing your income not clipping coupons or trading your time for money. When you start increasing your income and you make more money then you should make sure that you don't increase your spending by increasing your life style. Instead you should be saving this money in order to build up bucket # 2 which is the savings bucket. By building up this bucket, you will be able to move into bucket #3 which is the investment bucket. And the investment bucket is what will help you to increase your income and increase your net worth. When you increase your income and you increase your net worth, you move one step closer towards financial freedom. That is why I tell my students you are just one flip away from financial freedom. When the day comes that you make enough money from flipping houses that you can quit your job then you are truly free. The question is how attainable is that? The answer is very attainable. There are over 100,000 people that make $500,000 or more per year from investing in real estate in the U.S that are sole proprietors who have business with no employees. Obviously there are many more companies that invest in real estate that have many employees (like my company). When you add those numbers up there are hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S who made their income this year from flipping houses. You could be one of those people! So set that as a goal and then ask yourself this questions: What am I doing today, to create a life of financial freedom for myself tomorrow. Here is a tip: Watch less TV and listen to podcasts not music when you commute to work. Spend more time reading and learning and listening to podcasts. Listen to everything you can and learn something new every day. If you do this for 90 days, your life will begin to change. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
October 30, 2018
This is the fourth and final podcast episode in the "Flipping Your First House" Podcast Series. If you have not already done so, please listen to Flipping Your First House Parts 1 through 3 before you listen to this podcast episode. On the previous podcast episode (Flipping Your First House Part 3) I spoke about the types of mail pieces that you can use to mail out which were: 1. White Letters 2. Yellow Letters 3. Postcards On this podcast episode I am talking about mailing lists, types of mailing lists and how to obtain mailing lists. You need to have a list of homeowners in order to be able to implement direct mail. The first part of the direct mail process is to create a list. On this podcast episode I talk about the types of lists that you can get by using sites like: http://www.listsource.com and http://www.listability.com You can create lists of absentee homeowners, probate, tax delinquent, code enforcement violations, evictions foreclosures etc. Some of these lists can be created by registering with the sites above but some lists need to be created by obtaining the list directly from your County Court House or County Property Appraiser Web Site. You can also obtain specialized lists from different sources for example we get our probate and tax delinquent list from http://www.rebogateway.com and we get our inherited list from http://www.usleadlist.com. There are many sources of direct mail and we pay top dollar for customized mail lists and for list stacking of different lists where the homeowner may have multiple pain points. For example absentee homeowners that live out of state and that are also delinquent on their property taxes would be an example of a homeowner with multiple pain points. In our experience, the most motivated sellers have multiple pain points and really need to sell fast. Once you download your list into a spreadsheet format (CSV), you can email that spreadsheet file to your mail house, and the mail house can print and mail your mail piece (postcards or yellow letters or white letters). If you want to learn how to put together a direct mail campaign, and the components of a direct mail campaign, then watch the video that I put together for you that explains the process at: http://www.lexlevinrad.com/directmail If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
October 26, 2018
This is the third podcast episode in the "Flipping Your First House" Series. Please make sure that you listen to the "Flipping Your First House" Parts 1 and 2 podcast episodes BEFORE you listen to this episode (which is part 3). On the previous two podcast episodes I spoke about direct mail and marketing to motivated sellers. I discussed action steps to get started and how to incorporate a direct mail campaign into your real estate marketing. I also spoke about your marketing budget, tracking your performance, call tracking and key performance indicators (KPI's) you should be keeping track of. On this podcast episode I am talking about the types of direct mail that you can mail out to motivated sellers. I break this down into three major categories: 1. White Letters 2. Yellow Letters 3. Postcards I speak about the pros and cons of each method including the mailing costs associated with each method and the results. Direct mail works. Don't let anyone tell you that it doesn't. I can tell you for a fact that the largest house buyers in the country all have massive direct mail campaigns. As a new real estate investor it is important for you to understand that the most important thing for you to do as a new investor is to start taking action steps instead of thinking about taking action steps. Don't get caught in paralysis analysis. Start taking action steps that will create revenue for you in the near or immediate future. Once you start making money, then you can start scaling. Remember the ultimate goal is financial freedom. And in order to have financial freedom you need to be making money (and lots of it). Direct mail is a great action step to take if you are looking to get started in real estate. Here is the link that was mentioned in this podcast: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/yellowletter/ If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
October 25, 2018
Flipping Your First House Part Two On this podcast episode I talk about direct mail marketing to motivated sellers. Make sure you listen to the previous podcast (Flipping Your First House - How To Get Started) before you listen to this one, since it follows up on the previous episode. On this podcast I drill down into the details of direct mail results and what the typical results would look like from mailing to a list of 8,000 absentee owners over a period of 8 weeks (mailing 1,000 postcards a week). I broke down the mailing costs and showed a real example of mailing $500 a week for 4 weeks and spending $2,000 before my student got a house that he flipped for a profit of $12,000. I talk about getting out of the trading your time for a paycheck mindset and how the key to generating motivated seller leads is to be marketing. You cannot afford to skip this step - especially if you have a full time job. I also speak about scripts, talking to motivated sellers and knowing what to say. The ultimate goal is to go on an appointment with a motivated seller and to get their house under contract. Once you have a house under contract you have a property to flip. I discuss typical response rates and how on average you will only get 2 seller appointments for every 1,000 postcards mailed. That is why you need to make sure every seller appointment counts. Make sure before you go on a seller appointment you know: 1. the ARV and comparable sales 2. the repair estimate and how much it will cost 3. how much to offer in order to make a profit I also offered a script for you to download which you can get when you attend my webinar on wholesaling webinar (the link is below) If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
October 6, 2018
On this podcast episode, I talk about the action steps that you would need to take in order to flip your first house. I start out by introducing wholesaling and talking about assignments of contract compared to double closings and the pros and cons of each method. I also talk about the difference between wholesaling and flipping versus fixing and flipping and the difference between wholesaling and "wholetailing". Finally I talk about the action steps that you would need to take to move closer towards your goal of flipping your first house. I use an example of mailing out postcards to a list of absentee homeowners, and discuss the type of list, postage costs and returns on investment. I also talk about why so many beginners quit because they have a mindset of trading their time for a paycheck. Enjoy the podcast! If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
October 1, 2018
On this podcast episode, I talk about investing in section 8 rental properties. Section 8 is a government backed housing program which offers rental assistance for low income families. There are a lot of myths and stigmas associated with investing in section 8 rental properties. A question I am often asked by investors is which properties are eligible for section 8? The answer is that almost ANY property can be a section 8 rental since section 8 is determined by the tenant NOT by the property. As long as the tenant qualifies for housing assistance and they can find a landlord willing to rent to a section 8 tenant then that property can be a section 8 rental. In order to qualify for section 8, tenants have to apply with their local Housing Authority. In most cities there is a backlog of tenants looking for housing and only a limited number of vouchers are released each year (based on need). Tenants have to show that their annual income is below a certain level and this amount is adjusted depending on many factors such as their income, how many children they have etc. If they apply for section 8 and are approved, then they are eligible to receive a housing voucher. Their housing voucher may pay all of their rent or only part of their rent. The rent is paid to the owner of the property via direct deposit (or check). The section 8 tenant receives their voucher and is given a certain period of time (typically 45 days) to find a rental property. There are NOT many section 8 properties available and there are many more tenants than there are houses. There is a very high demand for section 8 properties which makes these properties very easy to rent for landlords. The annual rent is determined by the Housing and Urban Development of the U.S. Government (HUD). Each city has their own housing authority. And each housing authority assists tenants (and landlords) in matching up rental properties with tenants. Landlords can advertise their properties for rent at their local housing authority. They can also post these properties for rent on the section 8 web site. In order for you to see the types of returns that are possible as an investor here is an example below of a current turn key rental property for sale: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/rentalproperties/ If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
September 27, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about private lenders and hard money loans. If you want to fix and flip properties, there is a good chance that you will need a loan from a private lender or a hard money lender. Hard Money Loans are meant to be short term bridge loans and because they have high interest rates, they are NOT meant to be a long term financing option. For this reason, most hard money loans are short term interest only loans for a period of 1 year. I discuss using hard money loans and borrowed money from private lenders, and why this is the perfect instrument for fixing and flipping houses. When you use borrowed money to finance the purchase of a fix and flip your goal is to buy, borrow, fix and flip the house within 6 months or less. Private lenders and hard money loans are a very useful tool for rehabbers that fix and flip houses for a living. Every professional rehabber that I know (including myself) uses borrowed money to finance their fix and flips. The reason is that borrowing money will allow you to do more flips, will increase your leverage and will also increase your returns. If you are just getting started out as an investor then I recommend you start out by learning how to wholesale and find wholesale deals before you dive into a fix and flip (especially with borrowed money). Enjoy the podcast. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
September 25, 2018
This podcast episode follows up on the Wholesaling Real Estate Podcasts Parts 1, 2 and 3. Please make sure you listen to those 3 episodes before listening to this podcast. On the previous podcast I spoke about making your first offer, knowing how much to offer, and how your exit strategy is important when determining your offer price. On this podcast episode I talk about constructing and submitting your offer. Remember that submitting your offer assumes that you know what the After Repair Value is, and how much it will cost to repair the house. You cannot determine an offer price if you don't know the ARV and what it would cost to fix the house (repair estimate). On this episode, I talk about the type of purchase contract you should use and why you want to use a "wholesaling contract" for direct to seller purchases and a standard contract for bank owned properties. I also talk about inspection periods, deposits, cancelling your contract and how important those numbers can be if it comes to wanting to cancel your contract. There is a lot of meat and potatoes on this podcast episode for new wholesalers. Enjoy the podcast If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
September 24, 2018
This is part three of the How To Get Started Wholesaling Real Estate Series. Please make sure you listen to Wholesaling Real Estate Part One and Part Two before you listen to this episode since this podcast builds up on the information contained in the previous two podcast episodes. On episode one, we spoke about how you need to have a property to flip, a cash investor to flip the house to, and the money to fund the deal. On episode two, we spoke about After Repair Value, Estimating what the property is worth, comparable sales and repair estimates. On this episode I talk about making your first offer, submitting bids, knowing how much to offer, exit strategies and why you should get your real estate license. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
September 22, 2018
On the previous podcast episode (Wholesaling Real Estate Part 1) I spoke about the three things that you need in order to wholesale a property which were: 1. having a property to flip 2. having a cash buyer to flip the house to 3. having the money to fund the flip On this podcast episode (part 2) I am following up on part 1 and digging deeper into the first item in the list above which is learning how to find a property and evaluate a property in order to have a house to flip to another investor. This is the essence of wholesaling. You can have the best web site and tons of leads but if you don't know how to evaluate what a property is worth and how much you can flip it for then you will be constantly facing an uphill battle. In my opinion this is what happens to the majority of new wholesalers who focus on lead generation and websites before understanding the basic fundamentals. In order to flip a property to a cash investor, you will need to know what the house is worth retail, completely fixed up for sale to an end buyer. We call this After Repair Value or ARV. In order to establish ARV you need to have access to and know how to interpret the comparable sales. And then finally you would need to know what it would cost to fix the house up (this is called the repair estimate). To summarize, in order to make offers on properties you need to know: 1. After Repair Value (ARV) 2. Comparable Sales 3. Repair Estimates It is much more difficult to flip houses when you don't know what it would cost to repair the house or have an accurate ARV. You need this information in order to be able to talk intelligently with other wholesalers and cash investors that are looking for wholesale deals. I always tell new investors that want to learn how to wholesale to focus on action steps that put money in their bank account. If you can learn how to identify a wholesale deal then the money will follow since finding cash buyers or the money to fund your flips is not the difficult part. The part that is most challenging for beginners to wholesaling is learning how to identify great deals, knowing which properties to make offers on and how much to offer. Enjoy the podcast If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
September 18, 2018
On this podcast episode I discuss how to get started wholesaling real estate. This is part one which is basically an introduction to wholesaling. I talk about the 3 main components of wholesaling which are: 1. Finding Houses To Flip To Investors 2. Finding Cash Buyers To Buy These Houses 3. Finding The Money To Fund These Flips The above 3 items are the essence of the foundation of wholesaling real estate. I find that far too many beginners that are new to wholesaling, spend way too much time focusing on things that don't make them any money. For example: setting up their business, opening LLC's, setting up checking accounts, creating web sites and business cards, mailing postcards, setting up CRM's and phone systems etc. While you will need all of the above in order to be a full time real estate investor, if you are a beginner, spending money without making money is a recipe for disaster. The number one most important criteria for a business to succeed is cash flow. If you spend 6 months or a year and have only expenses going out and no income coming in then you will constantly be losing money and will probably quit at some point. And that is exactly what 95% (or more) of new investors do. And that makes it easier for the seasoned investors that stick around to scoop up all of the deals. Have you ever wondered why there are only a handful of wholesalers making most of the money in each market? It's because the ones that stay start making a lot of money and the more they make the more they can spend on marketing, advertising and lead generation. What I want you to spend your first few months focusing on, is how to find houses and how to evaluate what these houses are worth. If you can do this well, then there are many cash investors (like me) that would be very happy to buy these houses from you for a fee. I used the example in the podcast of if you could find houses at 50 cents on the dollar and sell them to me at 60 cents on the dollar I would buy every house you showed me. The trick is finding those houses - not finding the cash or the cash buyer. There is no shortage of cash and there is no shortage of cash buyers. What everyone is looking for is a great wholesale deal. So focus on learning how to find deals. Once you find deals and flip them to cash investors you will start making money. When you start making a profit, you can deploy some of that profit into setting up web sites, marketing, advertising and lead generation. And then you too will be one of the contenders in your market. Your biggest challenge is not quitting before that happens. And the easiest way to make sure you don't quit is by focusing on profit first. Focus on making some money flipping a house and the rest will fall into place. The foundation of wholesaling (and real estate) is learning how to find a good deal, and knowing how to evaluate what you should be offering on that deal. If you know how to do this then you can be making offers all day. And the more offers you make, the more deals you will get. The more deals you get, the more deals you will wholesale. Enjoy the podcast.
September 17, 2018
We have a lot of questions coming in asking about rental properties and turn key rental properties. Today's podcast episode talks about Turn Key Rental properties in Florida. On this episode I discuss a typical turn key rental property that we sell to our investors with property management included. The example that I used on this podcast is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in Port St Lucie, Florida. This house can be purchased for $175,000 and would rent for $1,350 per month. At this price assuming a 20% down mortgage and an interest rate of 5.25 percent, the annual total return on investment would be a little over 10%. This includes cash flow, tax savings and principal pay down. If you would like to see pictures of this property you can them on my web site at: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/turnkeyrentalproperty
September 13, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about buying rental properties with no money down. No money down real estate investing is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood aspects of investing in real estate. I have had real estate agents and mortgage brokers tell me that it is impossible to buy real estate with no money down. Even my own mortgage broker who refinanced my rental properties could not quite grasp the concept of what I was doing. But the topic is incredibly simple. If you find a wholesale deal at a huge discount to ARV, for example a $100,000 ARV house that can be purchased for $50,000 then you will be able to buy the house with no money down. Most people get confused and think no money down means no money down. What it really means is none of YOUR money down. In the example on this podcast we talk about how you would need around $37,000 in cash to buy and repair this house with a hard money loan, but after refinancing, you would get back that same $37,000. So effectively, none of your cash would be in the deal (after you refinanced). But yet you would own the rental property, and have $20,000 of equity in that rental property. After you get your $37,000 in cash back, you could use the same $37,000 to buy rental property number 2. You could keep doing this until you owned 10 rental properties which is the current Fannie Mae limit. After 10 properties you would need to get creative and start using LLC's or other entities to purchase. The first 10 houses is actually the easiest. The key is to understand that you have to buy the property at a deep discount to ARV. That is the part that is most challenging for new real estate investors to understand. It is also the most important concept that I recommend that you learn first before you start diving into mailers, web sites and other things. That is why I focus on teaching this at the Wholesaling Real Estate Boot Camp. The reason I say this is the most important thing is because if you can find deals at huge discounts, you will make a lot of money. You can wholesale them, fix and flip them, or fix and rent them. Everything is predicated on being able to find good deals at huge discounts to market value. Learn that first. It would be helpful for you to have a notepad and pen in order to follow the examples in this podcast. When I do this exercise at my boot camp, it usually takes the students around 30 minutes of explaining it a few times for them to really understand the concept Once you understand this concept, then you will realize that you really are just one deal away from financial freedom. Why? Because if the only thing stopping you is that $37,000 then one flip could make you that $37,000. Or 1 or 2 wholesale flips could make you that money. Once you have the experience of a few fix and flips, or buy, fix and rents under your belt you will find it relatively easy to find private lenders that will lend you money at 10% interest. Many of these lenders will be okay with lending you 100% of the rehab money as well. In fact even institutional lenders lend 100% of the repair money. So all you really need to get started is 10% down. And that one great deal! So focus your energy on learning how to find that great deal. It is the first step towards your financial freedom. Enjoy the podcast!
September 11, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about the pros and cons of Wholesaling, compared to Fixing and Flipping and Landlording. If you are a beginner then wholesaling is the easiest and best place to start out since it involves very little money, does not require credit and has no risk. Fixing and Flipping requires more money, borrowing hard money and has much more risk but also much higher profit potential. And buying rental properties provides you with passive income and positive cash flow - but you have to deal with tenants. Listen to this podcast to find out the pros and cons of wholesaling, fixing and flipping and landlording. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate and flipping houses training at this link below: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar If you want to learn how to fix and flip I have a fixing and flipping training at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar PLEASE SHARE AND LIKE THIS VIDEO DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY PODCAST CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE: http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING HOUSES Download my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
September 10, 2018
On this podcast episode, I talk about how new real estate investors have a tendency to focus on the wrong things. Many real estate programs tell new investors to start out by setting up their LLC's, opening checking accounts and setting up their website and business cards. As a new real estate investor, the only thing you should be focusing on is making money. The most important thing as a new real estate investor is to focus on action steps that will make you money. Any items that will not make money should not be your focus since the longer it takes you to make money the more likely you are going to want to quit. When you wholesale your first house and deposit that check in your bank account is when you realize that this business of wholesaling is real. Until that moment of making money, it is all theoretical. It is something that other people are doing. It is something you heard at a seminar or on a podcast. But when that check gets deposited into your bank account. When you can pay down your credit card debt, then that is when you realize how real it is. Once you make money flipping your first house, after you deposit that check is when you begin to realize how you can replicate the action steps that you took to make money. At that point, all you have to do is do the same action steps over and over again. And when you come to that realization, and you start making real money, then it won't be too long before you start thinking about quitting your job and focusing on real estate full time. The key point is to focus on action steps that will make you money. Enjoy the podcast!
September 6, 2018
On this podcast episode, I discuss buying real estate with other people's money and how you should be using private lender's to fund your real estate deals. I give you examples, including the first house that I purchased with no money down, and how that deal was structured. We discuss the advantages of borrowed money and why the leverage of tapping into other people's money is crucial to increasing your returns. Make sure you take note of the advice that I give at the end of the podcast of what to say when you are sitting down with a potential private lender. Enjoy the podcast
September 3, 2018
On this podcast episode I discuss bidding on online auction sites like Hubzu, Auction and Xome. Online auction sites that list bank owned properties (REO's), and short sales are an excellent resource to find good deals at wholesale prices. Many of these deals have enough profit potential for you to be able to wholesale the property to rehabbers or fix and flip the property yourself. For example, I recently posted a video of myself standing in front of a house with a Hubzu sign. That house was purchased by a wholesaler and flipped to me (for a $10,000 profit to the wholesaler). I then fixed the house (which cost $25,000) and sold it a few days ago for $175,000 and netted a profit of $34,000. (See tomorrow's episode of the checks and HUD's from this deal). So there was $44,000 of total profit in this deal. And it was on a free online auction site that you or anyone else could have bid on!. Before you bid on online real estate auction sites, make sure you know how they work. They are all different and have different bidding requirements. For example presently Hubzu does not require a credit card to register (but they did 6 months ago). Auction and Xome both require a credit card. This difference is huge because what it means is that if you bid on a property on Xome or Auction, your credit card gets charged for $2,500. Another issue on some of these sites is that they are feeding retail MLS listings into their sites (which are not wholesale deals). And watch out for the foreclosure trustee sales. These are not REO's owned by the bank. They are properties being sold at the county court houses and you should not bid on these if you don't have an attorney or title company running lien and title searches for you. Listen to this podcast episode to learn more about bidding on online auction sites. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to fix and flip houses then please register for the free fixing and flipping houses training at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar For more information about the Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp please visit this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixing-and-flipping-boot-camp/ DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE: http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK Download a free copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
August 31, 2018
Rental Properties And Investing In Real Estate For Positive Cash Flow Watch this interview with my student Jorge which was taken in my office today. Jorge flew in from California and came straight from the airport to my office for a coaching session. In this video we talk about rental properties including the two triplexes that he currently owns with his wife (who didn’t want to be in the video but you can hear in the background). We also talk about buying another rental property which is a single family rental property in Port St Lucie, FL which he is purchasing directly from my wholesale real estate deals email. You can get those emails by signing up at www.cheaphousesinsouthflorida.com The rental property that we are talking about is a rental property that I currently own which has a tenant in place and is in great condition. All he needs to do is purchase the property, wait six months and then refinance the property with a new appraisal. As I mentioned in the video he is purchasing the house for $134,900 and the house next door is listed (and pending sale) at $174,900. So there is a lot of equity in this deal (about $40,000). In addition to helping Jorge find the house, I am also giving him a hard money loan on the property which is needed in order to buy it for cash (it’s not for sale to retail investors). So I help my students with the financing too. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate and flipping houses training at this link below: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar If you want to learn how to fix and flip I have a fixing and flipping training at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY PODCAST CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE: http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING Download my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
August 30, 2018
Positive Cash Flow Rental Property Number 5 For My Student Andy This video was taken today in front of a rental property that Andy just purchased. This is rental property number 5 for Andy. What is so impressive about Andy's story is that he is only 29 years old. Andy started just two years ago by attending my boot camp and since then he has purchased 5 rental properties. He has increased his net worth by $450,000. Andy has a full time job and he buys rental properties on the side while still working a 50 hour work week. All of the rental properties that he has purchased have been direct from my wholesale deals emails which we send out to investors 3 times a week. And on all 5 properties I gave him a hard money loan. The first two properties that he purchased were rehab projects. He purchased them, fixed them, rented them and then refinanced to pay off the hard money loan. All refinances were with 15 year mortgages so he will essentially own these 5 houses free and clear by the time he is 42 years old. On rental properties number 3,4 and 5 he purchased properties with tenants already in the property. He was able to refinance and pay off his hard money loan in as little as 4 months on the last 2 loans. The house in this video rents for $2,000 per month (section 8) and it was purchased for $187,000. The ARV on the property is around $230,000. This property was on my email list. If you got those emails you could have purchased this property too! You can sign up for our wholesale real estate deals (Florida only) at www.cheaphousesinsouthflorida.com If you want to learn how to do what Andy is doing then start out like he did by attending our Wholesaling Real Estate Boot Camp. https://www.lexlevinrad.com/distressed-real-estate-boot-camp/ If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate and flipping houses training at this link below: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar PLEASE SHARE AND LIKE THIS VIDEO DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY PODCAST CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE: http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING Download my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
August 24, 2018
This introduction to direct mail for real estate video walks you through the steps of a direct mailing campaign to show you how direct mail works from start to finish. The concept of direct mail in real estate is that you are mailing a list of property owners in order to find the sellers that are the most motivated to sell. Usually the most motivated sellers are the ones that have some form of distress (hence the term distressed sellers). So when you are talking to sellers ask yourself this simple question: "Is this seller really motivated". 9 out of 10 will not be. You are looking for the 1 seller that is motivated to sell. That is where you will find your best deals. The first and most important component of your direct mail campaign is your list. You have to have a good list and your list needs to be targeted for your approach. If you are a landlord looking for rental properties your list will be different from a rehabber who is looking for properties to fix and flip. So put some time into thinking about your list. If you are wholesaling you are flipping houses to cash buyers. So ask yourself what your cash buyers want and the type of properties they are looking for will dictate your mailing list. Generally speaking if you are wholesaling your cash buyers are either landlords looking for rental properties or rehabbers looking for fix and flips. So one of the first steps of defining your list is identifying what you are looking for which can be very different if you are looking for fix and flips for yourself versus wholesaling to other investors. So your list is very important. You need to know what type of properties you are looking to acquire and then target those properties and the owners of those properties. When you first start out one of the easiest lists to obtain is List Source (http://www.listsource.com). Many new investors start out with an absentee owner list (also known as absentee landlords). If you are a beginner this is a great place to start. The concept is very simple. These are properties where the owner of the property does not live in the property. They figure this out based on where the property tax bill is mailed to. This is a very easy and cheap list to obtain and it's a great place to start. However it is also the most frequently mailed to list - so keep that in mind. Once you have your direct mail list, the next step is to figure out what you are going to mail. Postcards will cost you anywhere from 1/2 to 1/3 of what yellow letters will cost in postage. However, our results indicate that you will get anywhere from 2 to 3 times better results with hand written yellow letters than you will with postcards. If you are mailing 10,000 pieces a month then mailing letters makes no sense. However if you are mailing 500 pieces a month it might make a lot of sense. That is how I started out, by mailing 500 yellow letters at a time. And on average, I would get at least one deal per mailing. Some mailings I got zero deals and other mailings I got 2 or 3 deals but after a year of looking at the numbers we were consistently getting one deal per 500 letters mailed. With postcards, our numbers are 1 deal per 1,500 to 2,000 mailed. So make a decision on what your approach will be and decide if you want to use yellow letters or postcards. Once you have made that decision, your next step is to choose a mailing house. We have one for our students at http://www.lexdirectmail.com There are many direct mail houses out there (just Google Direct Mail For Real Estate). How much you pay will depend on how much you mail. If you are mailing postcards a few hundred at a time expect to pay around 50 to 60 cents per postcard. If you are mailing tens of thousands of postcards you can probably get your rate down to 35 cents (or less). Yellow letters will usually cost you around 99 cents a piece. So you can see that in scale with large volume the cost is almost exactly 3 times higher to mail yellow letters than to
August 22, 2018
In this video, I start out by driving through a neighborhood where I am listing a property for sale to show you what the neighborhood looks like. I like to preview properties before we list them on the MLS, and I like to make sure that everything is perfect. I notice everything all the way to the smell of the property when you first open the door (tip in hot areas keep your a/c cooler). In this video, you see that as I approach the house, I notice that it is missing a mailbox, something that two employees of mine omitted to mention when visiting the property. This is why I like to preview the properties myself before they are listed on the MLS. When I get to the property, I do a complete walk through of the property with you, and show you every room in the house, and what a house that has been remodeled by my crew looks like. I show you how every item that we use for materials is the same in every property that we renovate. Keep in mind that these are entry level houses that are being sold to end buyers who are mostly first time home buyers who are purchasing with an FHA Mortgage. If you are renovating nicer homes in nicer neighborhoods then you may want to spend a little more on tile, bathroom tile, cabinets, vanities and appliances. But for our market that we rehab in, which is entry level homes this fit and finish is perfect. Every home that we renovate has the same laminate flooring, the same tile, the same cabinets, the same counter tops. Everything is the same all the way down to the ceiling fans, the door knobs, and the light switches. While this may not be very original, we have found that the neutral brown color pattern that we use works well with most buyers. It also helps us keep a handle on our costs. Since we know the cost of each component we know exactly what it will cost in materials for every house based on the square footage. An alternative color scheme to this brown look that we have used on our remodels is white cabinets, stainless steel handles and stainless steel appliances along with grey granite counter tops and grey/silver back splashes. That look works very well too for fixing and flipping. However we have found that houses with the brown look, the houses sell a bit quicker. After personally visiting almost every model home builder in South Florida, I have found that the vast majority go with the brown laminate and dark cherry wood cabinet look. If you want to learn a thing or two about remodeling, what is in style and home staging then spend a few Sunday afternoons going to visit new home builders model homes and pay attention to everything from the colors that they use all the way down to the finishes. Take photos if you can. It will give you great ideas of what to use for your home remodel. These companies have spent millions of dollars figuring out what consumers want. Copy them. If you want to see a list of the materials that were used on this house you can download the material list with product SKU numbers from Home Depot below: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/previewing-a-house-before-it-is-listed-on-the-mls/ If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to fix and flip houses then please register for the free fixing and flipping houses training at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar For more information about the Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp please visit this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixing-and-flipping-boot-camp/ PLEASE SHARE AND LIKE THIS VIDEO AND DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY PODCAST CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE: http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK Download a free copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties
August 19, 2018
How Much Money Can You Make Flipping Houses? That is one of the most frequent questions I get about fixing and flipping. In this video I talk about the profit potential from fixing and flipping houses, and I show you the checks that I just received from my most recent flip (which was sold just a few days ago). This house was purchased for $110,000, I spent around $25,000 repairing the house, and I sold it for $175,000. I was also the listing agent on the sale. The net profit on this fix and flip was a little over $34,000. The interesting thing about this example, is that I purchased this house from a wholesaler for $110,000, but he purchased it from Hubzu for $100,000. You can see me in front of this houses on a previous video post (the one with the Hubzu sign). So a wholesaler made $10,000 flipping this house to me, and then I made another $34,000 fixing and flipping the house. The wholesaler had zero risk, he didn’t need to borrow any money or take any risk at all to make that $10,000. If you are fixing and flipping houses for a living, then wholesalers can be a very lucrative source of finding deals. Case in point, if this wholesaler had not emailed me this houses, then I would not have purchased it. If you are fixing and flipping (or wholesaling) you should constantly be marketing to find more deals since you need to have deals in the pipeline and the more houses you flip, the more money you make. When marketing for deals you should tap into as many sources as possible to find deals. We utilize Pay Per Click Marketing, Bandit Signs, Direct Mail, Facebook Ads, Postcards, Yellow Letters and of course wholesalers to find deals. I would estimate that more than 50% of our deals still come in through wholesalers and students in our Partnership Program. Remember that wholesalers and bird dogs can be your best friend if you are a rehabber. The wholesaler needs a cash buyer so that they can make a quick profit and the rehabber needs a good deal that they can fix and flip. Think about that synergy for a second and ask yourself when was the last time you went to one of the local real estate investor meetings in your area? You could be missing out on huge opportunities to meet other investors who could be bringing you deals or buying deals from you. If you are starting out and you are short on cash then wholesaling is the best way to get started. The reason is simple. You don’t need any cash (or credit) to look for a house online. And if you find one and you flip it to someone then you are making money without having to put any money into the deal. All you need to do is find ONE house and flip it to someone and if you make a decent profit of $10,000 on that first deal, there is a very good chance you will soon want to quit your regular job. That is why I always recommend to new students that they first learn how to wholesale and flip houses before they jump into fixing and flipping. Remember wholesaling has ZERO risk. When you are looking at a potential fix and flip deal and trying to decide if there is enough profit potentail for you to buy the house then a useful tool that can help you is the Rehab Property Calculator which I created for my students. You can access the calculator at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/rehab-property-calculator/ The Rehab Property Calculator is also available as a free download in the app store (both Android and iPhone). Just type in “Rehab Property Calculator” in the store and you will find it. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to fix and flip houses then please register for the free fixing and flipping houses training at this link below: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar For more information about the Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp which I referenced in this video please visit this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixing-and-flipping-boot-camp/
August 18, 2018
On this podcast episode I discuss bidding on online auction sites like Hubzu, Auction and Xome. Online auction sites that list bank owned properties (REO's), and short sales are an excellent resource to find good deals at wholesale prices. Many of these deals have enough profit potential for you to be able to wholesale the property to rehabbers or fix and flip the property yourself. For example, I recently posted a video of myself standing in front of a house with a Hubzu sign. That house was purchased by a wholesaler and flipped to me (for a $10,000 profit to the wholesaler). I then fixed the house (which cost $25,000) and sold it a few days ago for $175,000 and netted a profit of $34,000. (See tomorrow's episode of the checks and HUD's from this deal). So there was $44,000 of total profit in this deal. And it was on a free online auction site that you or anyone else could have bid on!. Before you bid on online real estate auction sites, make sure you know how they work. They are all different and have different bidding requirements. For example presently Hubzu does not require a credit card to register (but they did 6 months ago). Auction and Xome both require a credit card. This difference is huge because what it means is that if you bid on a property on Xome or Auction, your credit card gets charged for $2,500. Another issue on some of these sites is that they are feeding retail MLS listings into their sites (which are not wholesale deals). And watch out for the foreclosure trustee sales. These are not REO's owned by the bank. They are properties being sold at the county court houses and you should not bid on these if you don't have an attorney or title company running lien and title searches for you. Listen to this podcast episode to learn more about bidding on online auction sites. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to fix and flip houses then please register for the free fixing and flipping houses training at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar For more information about the Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp please visit this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixing-and-flipping-boot-camp/ DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE: http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK Download a free copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
August 15, 2018
We have found that the biggest obstacle to our students buying their first house to fix and flip is having a reliable contractor. We have even found that students sign up for our coaching program just to have access to our contractors! Having good, reliable contractors to work on your houses that you plan on fixing and flipping is very important. On the previous podcast, I spoke about the importance of knowing how to estimate the cost of materials and the costs of labor. If you know how to estimate the cost of materials, then you can figure out the cost of the labor. The best way to learn the cost of materials, is by taking a trip to your local Home Depot or Loews store. We have a Home Depot Bus Trip at our Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp which is held twice a year in South Florida. When you go to Home Depot (or Loews) Take a note pad, pen and calculator with you. Allow yourself around 2 hours to go through each aisle. Go aisle by aisle, and make a list of all of the components for each room of the house. It can be helpful to have a sketch of the house from the property appraiser web site (bring that with you). If you have accurate square footage you can calculate how much tile, paint, and laminate flooring you will need. If you have a measurement of the kitchen and bathrooms, then you can calculate how much your cabinets and counter top will cost and how much bathroom tile you will need. Take pictures of each item that you would be purchasing. If you don’t already have a house in mind, then just use a house you are thinking about making an offer on, and take the sketch from the property appraiser with you so that you have square footage to work with. When you get home from your Home Depot or Loews trip, organize all of your pictures along with the Home Depot or Loews SKU number of the products. Save them all in one document that you can access and share easily with others. We save ours in Dropbox and in Google Drive and we make a PDF Version. Once you have the total cost of materials, you will be able to separate the cost of labor when you get an estimate from a contractor. For example, if a contractor quotes you $20,000 to do the work on the house, if you know that the materials cost $8,000, then the labor component is $12,000. If you know how long the job will take them, then based on their estimate you can calculate their hourly or daily labor rate. In the above example if labor is $12,000 and the contractor says that they will do the job in 4 weeks, then the labor cost is $3,000 per week. If the contractor has no helper then you can calculate their weekly and hourly rate. Understanding the cost of the materials is very important since you cannot calculate labor if you don’t know how much the materials are costing you. Many of our students have asked me for a list of the materials that I personally use in the houses that I fix and flip. Here is a list of the material list that I personally use and share with my contractors (along with the Home Depot SKU numbers). Click on the Link Below To Download A PDF Version of the materials that I use on my fix and flips. https://www.lexlevinrad.com/materials-that-we-use-for-fixing-and-flipping-houses/ If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to fix and flip houses then please register for the free fixing and flipping houses training at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar For more information about the Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp please visit this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixing-and-flipping-boot-camp/ DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY PODCAST AND PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE: http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+Lex
August 12, 2018
One of the biggest challenges for new investors who are looking to get into fixing and flipping houses, is the fear of not having a good contractor to do the work for them. I have seen this fear stop investors dead in their tracks, even when they have a good house, and the money lined up to buy the house. The fear of not knowing a contractor that will do the work or how much it will cost will prevent many new investors from pulling the trigger and moving forward on the deal. Don't let this fear of paralysis analysis stop you from doing your first fix and flip. The best way to overcome fear is with education and knowledge. Start out today by learning the basics of estimating the material costs by taking a visit to your nearest Home Depot or Loews Store. Allow yourself around 2 hours for this exercise and make sure you take your notepad and a calculator. Go through each aisle and take note of the material components that you will use for each room in the house. Write down the costs of flooring, cabinets, faucets, counter tops, toilets, vanities etc and go through the store aisle by aisle to make sure you don't miss anything. Make sure you take pictures of all of the items with your smartphone. Save all of your notes into Dropbox or Evernote or Google Drive or somewhere where you can easily access the information in the future. Once you understand the cost of each component of your materials costs you will be able to add up all of your materials and have a good understanding of the total cost of your materials. Knowing the cost of the materials is 90% of the battle because once you know the cost of materials, you know how much you are being charged for labor when you get an estimate. Your job, is to shop that labor estimate! You can download a copy of our "Repair Estimate Cheat Sheet" at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/estimating-the-cost-of-repairs-for-fixing-and-flipping-houses/
August 11, 2018
On this podcast episode I discuss the importance of understanding full retail value when calculating the After Repair Value. As an investor it is very important for you to understand what a house would sell for once it has been fixed up. In order to know this, you need to understand the difference between full retail price on a property that has been completely remodeled with granite counter tops, nice cabinets and stainless steel appliances versus a house that is at retail price in great condition but occupied by the owners and that has not been remodeled. The difficulty for new investors is understanding how much to offer on a house that is in less than perfect condition. For example, a house that has not been renovated in 20 years and has a tenant living in the house. How much should you offer on that house? Listen to today's episode to learn how buying the exact same house can have different exit strategies for different investors depending on whether they are planning on keeping the property as a rental property or fixing and flipping the property for a profit.
August 10, 2018
One of the best ways to locate real estate deals is by something called “driving for dollars”. Many of your competitors may be mailing post cards and yellow letters, or paying for expensive pay per click campaigns on Google or buying Facebook Ads. Some of your competitors may even be using automated dialers to cold call expired listings, for sale by owners or targeted lists that they have acquired. Those approaches all work great (and we use them all). But let me ask you a question. How many of your competitors are actually getting into their car and driving around looking for deals? The answer is not many! How do I know this? Because I find deals all of the time that are right in my backyard! Almost every single time I get in my car, and go driving through my target markets, I find deals. Almost every single time! Investors have become spoiled and lazy. It is easy to overlook this old approach of “driving for dollars”. But it works. Driving through any neighborhood and noticing vacant, boarded up properties, houses with damage (like fire damage), and FSBO signs is not something you can do sitting in front of your computer. And all of your competitors are….. (in front of their computer). If you want to find the smoking hot deals. The ones that can make you profits of $30,000, $50,000 or more then you should start driving through your target market more and looking for these types of houses. And when you find them, there are real estate apps out there that you can download on your smartphone that could really help you locate sellers. I really like these two apps listed below (I use them both) Both of these apps do almost the same thing but with some variation. SEND FUSE > http://getsendfuse.com/ Send Fuse is free to join and only $1 a postcard to mail. You get a sequence of 6 postcards that you can have go out to owners of the property. All you need to do is text the address to your send fuse number in your phone and the postcard sequence begins. You can also add users to your Send Fuse account so you could recruit some bird dogs and offer to pay them $1,000 for any deal they bring to you, and have them download the app on their phone (with your account). I really like the ease of use and the fact that there are no fees at all. This app is very easy to use and I recommend it to my students. DEAL MACHINE > https://dealmachineapp.com/ The really cool feature about Deal Machine is that you can take a picture of the property and add it to the postcard. You can literally take out your smart phone and take a picture of a vacant, boarded up house. And then using the app you can have a postcard sent to the owner (with a picture of their house) asking them “Is this your house?”. That is a very smart way of getting the owner’s attention and it works really well. The response rate is way higher than a typical post card. The other really nice feature of Deal Machine is that you can look up the owners info right there and even get their phone number in some cases. Deal Machine let’s you try their service out for free for 14 days and then they charge $49 per month which is really a very small charge considering what the app does. Imagine if using this app you made $30,000 profit on one house! Use this code FTCYXN to get $5 of direct mail credit when you sign up. If you are already out driving for dollars, do yourself a favor and have some bandit signs made up and keep a few in your trunk. It wouldn’t kill you to put a few bandit signs out and have some sellers call you. Even better, hire your kids or someone else and pay them $1 to $2 per bandit sign that they put out. And don’t forget to send out direct mail. It works! Start out by mailing a list of absentee owners since this is the easiest list to obtain. Even if you can only afford to mail out 500 postcards a month, make yourself a commitment that you will mail 500 a month for at least 6 months. If you only get 1 deal out of that mailing over th
August 9, 2018
On this podcast episode I discuss how wholesalers assign contracts when they are flipping houses and how assignments of contract work. We talk about the pros and cons of assigning a contract versus paying for a double closing and when you should double close versus assigning the contract. My personal preference is to always double close but many wholesalers that I know always assign almost every house that they flip. You can download an "assignment of contract form" at this link which was mentioned in the podcast: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/assignment
August 8, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about something that from the guy that taught me real estate - my mentor Ben. It's the concept of urgency and how when you spot a deal you need to have the sense of urgency to understand what you have and lock it up before someone else does. I like to use the analogy of a lion in the wild. If a lion has not eaten for weeks and it spots a deer then it doesn't think to itself hmmm should I eat. No it pounces on the deer and it eats. If you are a real estate investor and you see a smoking hot deal you should't be going hmmm is that a deal. You should be pouncing on it. Hence the term "you eat what you kill".
August 8, 2018
LEARN HOW TO WHOLESALE REAL ESTATE AND FLIP HOUSES WITH OUR PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM If you want to learn how to wholesale real estate and flip houses, and you are a beginner then you are most likely going to run into 3 major obstacles when you first start out. The first one is cash, and not having the ability to pay cash for a property or have a bank statement showing that you have the cash to pay for a property. We solve that problem by providing you with a proof of funds letter. Your second obstacle is cash buyers. If you get a house under contract, you need to flip it to a cash buyer and if you are new then you probably don’t have many cash buyers (or any). We solve that problem by marketing your deals to our cash buyers. Your third obstacle is how to pay for the funding of the deal. Let’s say you purchase a house for $100,000 and you flip it to a cash buyer for $120,000. You need to have a way to come up with that $100,000 before you can flip the house. We help with that by providing the transactional funding. Our Partnership Program was created out of a need that we saw from our students who came up to us at our boot camp and told us that they were lacking these three things. By providing a proof of fund letter, our marketing to our buyers and our funding, you can flip any house anywhere at any time with our cash. That is the concept behind the Partnership Program. It is our most popular product and we have thousands of students that have attended our Partnership Program from almost every State and from 56 Countries! If you are new to investing in real estate, and you want to learn how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then click on this link to learn more about our Partnership Program: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/partnership-program/
August 6, 2018
In this video, I show you how I drive for dollars in Pompano Beach, Florida looking for deals on the way to preview a property that is ready to be listed on the MLS. When you are driving for dollars you need to drive slowly (around 15 mph) so that you can notice things like lockboxes on doors of properties (which can be a clue to new listings). You should also be looking for realtor signs to get an idea of how many properties are listed for sale and what has sold recently. For this strategy to be effective you will need to drive for dollars in the same neighborhoods repeatedly in order to notice things. There are some very useful apps that you can use when driving for dollars. One is called Deal Machine and the other is called Send Fuse. You can download these on to your smart phone and when you notice a vacant property you can take a picture of it and have a postcard mailed directly to the owner. Deal machine goes one step further and gives you potential access to the owners phone number (so you can call them). It is also very helpful to have the realtor.com app on your phone so you can see what price properties are listed at when you drive by them. If you consistenly drive for dollars looking for deals, and if you are consistently paying attention to the MLS and inventory levels then you will find deals and have a very good handle of what you could sell a house for in any given neighborhood. Driving for dollars is also fun and a great way to get away from the computer and out into the neighborhoods looking for deals. Try it - you may surprise yourself at the results! If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to fix and flip houses then please register for the free fixing and flipping houses training at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar
August 6, 2018
In this video, I show you how I drive for dollars in Pompano Beach, Florida looking for deals on the way to preview a property that is ready to be listed on the MLS. When you are driving for dollars you need to drive slowly (around 15 mph) so that you can notice things like lockboxes on doors of properties (which can be a clue to new listings). You should also be looking for realtor signs to get an idea of how many properties are listed for sale and what has sold recently. For this strategy to be effective you will need to drive for dollars in the same neighborhoods repeatedly in order to notice things. There are some very useful apps that you can use when driving for dollars. One is called Deal Machine and the other is called Send Fuse. You can download these on to your smart phone and when you notice a vacant property you can take a picture of it and have a postcard mailed directly to the owner. Deal machine goes one step further and gives you potential access to the owners phone number (so you can call them). It is also very helpful to have the realtor.com app on your phone so you can see what price properties are listed at when you drive by them. If you consistenly drive for dollars looking for deals, and if you are consistently paying attention to the MLS and inventory levels then you will find deals and have a very good handle of what you could sell a house for in any given neighborhood. Driving for dollars is also fun and a great way to get away from the computer and out into the neighborhoods looking for deals. Try it - you may surprise yourself at the results! If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to fix and flip houses then please register for the free fixing and flipping houses training at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar For more information about the Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp please visit this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixing-and-flipping-boot-camp/ DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE: http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate
August 2, 2018
Do you want to learn how to fix and flip houses? Fixing and Flipping Houses is not as difficult as you think it might be (although it is not as dramatic as the house flipping shows on TV will have you believe). In order to fix and flip a house you only really need a few ingredients. Number one is you need a house, and that is the most difficult part (to find houses). However luckily there are these people called "wholesalers" who specialize in finding houses and if you want to fix and flip houses for a living then these wholesalers are going to be a great source of deals for you. However you will need to know how to seperate the good deals from the bad deals. You will need some kind of system. We teach this system at our Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp. Essentially you need to know: 1. What you can sell the house for after you have remodeled it 2. What it will cost to repair the house 3. What the most you would be willing to pay (to make a reasonable profit) Number 3 above is very subjective (meaning it is dependent on the individual and not on the house). Why? Because if you have cash sitting in your checking account or your parent is loaning you the funds then your cost of borrowing that money is very low or even zero. Since you have no interest cost, points, fees etc you can afford to pay more for the house. However if you have to borrow money from a private lender and pay points and fees then in addition to much larger up front costs, you will also have the recurring interest cost that you will have to pay until the house is sold. If you are borrowing from a hard money lender or private lender then you will need to be much more selective on which deals make sense. Another key factor in fixing and flipping houses is how many deals you can do at a time. If your cost of capital (money) is zero (let's say you have a wealthy relative who will loan you the money interest free) then you will be able to do multiple fix and flips at the same time (and make a lot more money). However if your finances are very constrained, then you will only be able to do one fix and flip project at a time. The biggest mistake I see beginners make is being under capitalized which is not a good way to start fixing and flipping. You are better off saving up your money and learning how to wholesale and establishing relationships with rehabbers in your market until you are capitalized enough to do your own fix and flips and can tap into the resources of your customers and their contacts and contractors. Don't be greedy. Learn how this business works before you start borrowing lots of money from lenders. However, having said that, if the right deal comes along and your finances are in place then don't let fear stop you. Many times you will be better off partnering with someone that does have cash where you agree to do the work and they agree to be a passive investor. This can be a win with scenario for both investors. All of our students that are now fixing and flipping houses got their start and introduction to fixing and flipping real estate at the Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp. This fixing and flipping boot camp is perfect for beginners who know absolutely nothing (or very little) about how to get started fixing and flipping real estate. What we have found with our students is that most of them have a limited basic knowledge of wholesaling and how to find houses. But not enough information in order to put all of the pieces together to learn how to fix and flip their first house (and make money). At the Fixing and Flipping Houses Boot Camp we close that gap by teaching you a step by step process for how to fix and flip real estate. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to fix and flip houses then please register for the free fixing and flipping houses training at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar For more information about the Fixing and Flippin
July 31, 2018
Do you want to learn how to wholesale real estate and flip houses? Are you looking for a wholesale real estate step by step guide that can help you learn how to flip houses? I have personally helped teach thousands of students how to wholesale real estate and I can teach you too. We have a Wholesaling Real Estate Boot Camp which is held twice a year in South Florida. It's called the Distressed Real Estate Boot Camp. I have had thousands of students enroll in my boot camp and learn how to wholesale. We have been teaching wholesaling for more than 10 years (since 2008) and our students have flipped thousands of houses all over the US. We have students from almost every state and from over 56 countries that have attended our training's. I can teach you how to flip houses from anywhere. All of our students that are flipping houses got their start and introduction to wholesaling real estate and flipping houses at the Distressed Real Estate Boot Camp. This wholesaling boot camp is perfect for beginners who know absolutely nothing (or very little) about how to get started wholesaling real estate. What we have found with our students is that most of them have a limited basic knowledge of wholesaling and flipping houses. But not enough information in order to put all of the pieces together to learn how to wholesale their first deal and flip their first house (and get paid). At the Distressed Real Estate Boot Camp we close that gap by teaching you a step by step process for how to wholesale real estate. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and how to start flipping houses then register for the free flipping houses training at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar
January 19, 2018
On this podcast episode I talk about motivated seller appointments. When you are marketing to motivated sellers, regardless of the method you use to market to sellers, you will need to go on motivated seller appointments. On this podcast I discuss the initial lead intake form, and the type of conversation that you will have with a motivated seller. When you have that first conversation with the seller, you will need to know what questions to ask them. It is helpful if you have a script to use. You also want to make sure that you are using call tracking in order to keep track of where your calls are coming from. If you have multiple channels like a website, bandit signs and direct mail then you need to know which lead source generated the phone call. We use call rail for that. After you have gathered the initial data from the lead, you should move on to the appointment setting. As a new investor you should try go on as many appointments as you can. As a general rule of thumb if they have multiple pain points, you should go on the appointment. At that point you will need to have a comparable sales report in order to estimate the ARV of the property. When you get to the property you should review the repairs needed so that you have an accurate repair estimate. Once you have that you can plug the numbers in to figure out where you want your offer price to be. Going on motivated seller appointments is a valuable skill set and it will take some time for you to learn how to be good at it. But if you keep at it you will get better and better at identifying which houses represent the best opportunity for you to buy. If you are brand new to real estate and want to learn more about how to wholesale real estate and flip houses then please register for the free wholesaling real estate training at this link below: FREE WHOLESALING TRAINING https://www.lexlevinrad.com/webinar FIXING AND FLIPPING TRAINING If you want to learn how to fix and flip houses I have a fix and flip training webinar at this link: https://www.lexlevinrad.com/fixandflipwebinar DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPDATES SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/lexlevinrad?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT WITH ME ONLINE http://www.lexlevinrad.com http://www.facebook.com/lexlevinradrealestate http://www.twitter.com/lexlevinrad http://www.instagram.com/lexlevinrad http://www.linkedin.com/in/lexlevinrad http://www.pinterest.com/lexlevinrad https://plus.google.com/+LexLevinradrealestate DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MY BOOK ON WHOLESALING PROPERTIES For more real estate tips about property investment, investing in real estate, and how to start wholesaling, download a FREE copy of my best selling book "Wholesaling Bank Owned Properties" at https://www.lexlevinrad.com
October 5, 2017
This is the third podcast in a 3 part series about investing called “Investing In Distressed Real Estate”. On this podcast, I talk about short sales, the short sale process, how to negotiate short sales and the short sale package. Other topics related to short sales such as deed restrictions and loan modifications as well as flipping short sales are discussed on this podcast as well.
September 28, 2017
This is the second lesson in a 3 part series on investing called “Investing In Distressed Real Estate”. On this podcast, we learn about another type of distressed seller – the seller who is about to go into foreclosure or who is already in foreclosure. We learn about the 3 different stages of foreclosure, the foreclosure process and how properties ultimately become bank owned properties when the bank buys them back at the auction. At that point they become REO's. Once they are at the REO which stands for Real Estate Owned stage then investors can purchase these properties. However all offers have to be cash only. Enjoy the podcast.
August 28, 2017
On this podcast I talk about investing in Distressed Real Estate. This is the first in a 3 part series about investing in distressed real estate. If you want to learn how to wholesale real estate or fix and flip houses then it will help you if you understand what makes a seller motivated, why distressed real estate exists, what makes a seller distressed and why sellers would sell their house for way less than market value.
July 18, 2017
In this video Lex shows you before and after pictures of houses that he is fixing and flipping along with the standard materials and final look that he uses on all his fix and flips.
March 6, 2017
In this video I show you how to use the website realtor.com to search for properties online.
February 27, 2017
In this video i show you how to use the website zillow.com to find pre foreclosure and for sale by owner leads.
February 20, 2017
The Distressed Real Estate Institute holds a 3 day Distressed Real Estate Boot Camp twice a year in South Florida. The boot camp teaches new investors how to flip houses and wholesale real estate. This video shows footage from the Distressed Real Estate Boot Camp as well as interviews with successful coaching students.
January 1, 2017
In this brief training video Lex shows you how to use bandit signs to market for Distressed Sellers
December 18, 2016
On this podcast episode Lex talks about how you can learn to be more productive by structuring your day into specific segments. Topics covered include productivity apps, and how to structure learning and reading into your day to become way more productive.
December 2, 2016
Listen to this podcast to learn how thoughts become actions and how what you think, and what you believe are ultimately what end up happening to you. Lex explains this concept and how it relates to real estate.
February 28, 2016
On this podcast Lex explains the key concepts to creating systems and how they apply to your real estate business. This concept is valid regardless of whether you are a business owner, real estate agent, landlord, flipper, wholesaler or mortgage broker. You need to create a system because you cannot do everything yourself.
February 27, 2016
Lex Levinrad explains the 16 Laws of Success created by Napoleon Hill and gives listeners an introduction to each of the 16 laws of success.
January 11, 2016
On this podcast episode Lex talks about leads and what you need to be doing to get leads for investing in real estate.
December 22, 2015
This is the 5th part of a multi-part series on Investing in Distressed Real Estate. On this podcast Lex talks about the cost of repairs and how to seperate the cost of materials and the cost of labor. Make sure you listen to the rest of the podcast episodes on this serios of Investing In Distressed Real Estate
November 10, 2015
This is the third lesson in a multi part series about investing called "Investing In Distressed Real Estate". On this episode, Lex talks about short sales, the short sale process, how to negotiate a short sale and the short sale package. Other topics related to short sales such as deed restrictions and loan modifications as well as flipping short sales are discussed on this episode.
November 10, 2015
This is the second lesson in a series in investing called "Investing In Distressed Real Estate". On this lesson which is part 2, we learn about another type of distressed seller - the seller who is about to go into foreclosure or who is already in foreclosure. Lex discusses the 3 different stages of foreclosure, the foreclosure process and how properties ultimately become bank owned properties REO properties.
November 2, 2015
In this video Lex Levinrad explains the Distressed Real Estate Institute Partnership Program, how it works and why it is beneficial for students who want to wholesale and flip properties.
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