Articles For Aspiring & Active Real Estate Investors
House flipping, when done correctly, can be an extremely lucrative way of generating market-beating profits in a very short time frame.
Like most real estate investing decisions, the investor must act with precision and a scrupulous dedication to expense management.
Believe me, making a 15% or better return in a 6 month timeframe is nowhere near out of the question. All you need to do is abide by the holy grail of house flipping - the 70% Rule.
The 70% Rule is a rule of thumb that helps real estate investors find attractive real estate investments, appropriately budget their costs, and ensure they make a substantial profit along the way. It’s a great rule for a house flipper to...
One of the best moves you can make as a real estate professional is hiring an experienced general contractor to manage and complete a renovation!
In this guide, we’re going to cover how to find, qualify, & hire the best general contractor for your real estate projects.
Let’s dive in! Use this menu to jump to your section of choice:
• 1. What Is A General Contractor?
• 2. What Does A General Contractor Do?
• 3. How To Find The Best General Contractors?
• 4. How To Qualify & Choose The Best General Contractor?
• 5. How To Hire A General Contractor?
• 6. 3 Main Goals Of The Best General Contractors
• 7. Alternatives To Hiring A General Contractor
• 8. The Bottom Line
A general contractor is an expert at increasing the value of houses and can handle all of the challenging aspects associated with a renovation project. Such as, managing the ordering of materials, sub-contractors, people,...
House flipping is becoming a popular trend in the modern real estate industry. The trend is attracting investors in huge numbers. Maybe you are thinking of joining the trade but still unsure on how to start flipping houses. If so, read on to learn everything you want to know about house flipping and how to get started.
There are varied definitions of flipping homes. However, it simply refers to an investment strategy where a real estate investor buys a property at a discount and improves it for sale at a higher price later. Flipping houses is a strategy for making quicker profits as opposed to buying, holding, & renting. Profits can be quite lucrative if the conditions in the real estate market are favorable.
House flippers often prefer buying homes that are old and distressed because such properties are easy to acquire at fairly cheaper prices, such as foreclosures or short sales. Thus, they present higher chances for investors to make a...
Come see Stan Gendlin & Alex Martinez discuss Wholesaling vs. Flipping Houses! Alex & Stan will go over the Pros & Cons of Wholesaling vs. Fixing & Flipping Houses so you can begin the year with a head start!
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Alex: Three, two, one. We should be live now. What's up, guys? It's Alex Martinez with Real Estate Skills and today I got Stan Gendlin. I'm over here in San Diego. Stan's over there on the East...
The most important thing as a real estate investor is including an inspection contingency on every contract. This is how you protect yourself and are able to invest with as little risk as possible! Be smart - use the inspection contingency. Check out the video above if you're interested in:
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Hey, everyone, it's Alex Martinez, and today, we're going over the most important thing as a real estate investor.
When a lot of people look at real estate investing, and look at entrepreneurship, they look at it as something that's a little risky.
What we do, as real estate investors and entrepreneurs is, is mitigate and lower our risk as much as possible, and then, make calculated decisions after that.
The most important thing, as a real estate investor, when...
I was recently interviewed & featured on Authority Magazine to talk about my real estate journey, investing advice, efficiency hacks, & about my most memorable failure to-date! Here is the full article & interview written up by Drew Gurley. Drew's questions are in bold and my answers are below each question. Hope you enjoy!
Alex Martinez has a great story, one that certainly resonates with the concept that you have complete control of your life and your decisions. To go from making sandwiches to breaking 7 figures of profit in 12 months takes confidence in knowing who you are.
I spent some time learning about Alex’s story and was nothing less than motivated to say the least. He’s young, energetic, and passionate about working to sustain what has come to be an amazing lifestyle, all before turning 30!
Here’s more on...
Hey, guys, What's up? It's Alex Martinez, and today's video is How to Talk to Cash Buyers and Find Their Buying Criteria.
First off, cash buyers are the real estate investors that are going to buy your wholesale real estate deals. They are most likely renovators or flippers that want to purchase a property, renovate it and resell it for a profit. You get paid by bringing them this nice deal that you get under contract, and then you sell that contract or assign that contract to them for $10,000 plus. Cash buyers want you, and you need cash buyers to buy your property with all cash.
So, you may be asking, "How do I find cash buyers?" I previously made a video on how to find cash buyers in your area in one minute or less, so definitely check that out, but some other ways are to go to your local real estate investing association, and there you can meet cash buyers. Also, when you see bandit signs on the side of the road, give them a call, because there's most likely cash buyers on the...
Hey guys, Alex Martinez here. I get the question a lot from real estate investment companies and real estate investors of “do I actually do the work myself at the property for a house flip?” The long and short of it is no, I don't!
This is because you want to focus on building the real estate investment business, you want to focus on the marketing and getting other private lenders to lend your company money so you use other people's money for your deals. By no means do you want to be the general contractor at the property, putting up drywall, painting, and doing all of these different tasks all the time.
So, the short answer is “no.” However, here and there I will do a little work. I'll tell you a story. Last property I flipped I had an investor coming to the property. He lent about $500,000 on this particular property flip. The property needed a little cleanup, and the contractors were there at the house, but they were busy working. I didn't want to say one...