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.
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