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The Beginner’s Guide to Wholesaling Houses | Real Estate Skills

It’s possible to make good money in the real estate industry through wholesaling houses. Some real estate gurus teach wholesaling as a way get wealthy without capital. Generally, real estate wholesaling can be a great business. However, it’s not easy and it requires investment of time and effort.

 

What is Wholesaling Houses?

Wholesaling is selling merchandise or goods to retailers as well as industrial, institutional, commercial and professional business users. It can also involve selling merchandise or goods to other wholesalers and subordinated services. Essentially, wholesaling entails selling goods to buyers that are not standard consumers.

Wholesaling houses happens when one party enters a contract with a person selling a home to market their property to potential buyers then assigns the contract to another entity. The profit made by the wholesaler is the difference between the price contracted with the original seller and the amount the buyer pays. When...

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Proof Of Funds Letter: What Is A POF And How To Get One? | Investing

In real estate investing & wholesaling, having an up-to-date & legit proof of funds letter is a necessity! If you do not have this, then you are investing like an amateur! Every single wholesale and fix & flip deal I’ve ever completed have all had a Proof of Funds attached along with my offer. Having a Proof of Funds on each & every offer will significantly improve your chances of getting & closing the real estate deal! In this article, we’ll go over what exactly is a proof of funds letter for real estate, why you need it, and how to get it!

What Is A Proof of Funds Letter In Real Estate?

A Proof of Funds Letter (POF) is a letter, bank statement, PDF, screenshot, or other document showing that a person or company has the financial ability to close a real estate transaction. Essentially, it’s your “PROOF” that you can close the real estate deal.

I want you to think of the Proof of Funds like “the Golden Ticket,” because...

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How To Wholesale Real Estate Step By Step - The Simple Process

What Is Wholesale Real Estate Investing?

Wholesaling is when you find a property, get it under contract with the owner, and then sell the rights of that contract to another investor who wants to renovate the property. With Wholesale Real Estate Investing, the goal is to always create what I call “Win-Win-Win Scenarios." Get ready because we're about to take a deep dive into how wholesaling real estate works!

How To Create Win-Win-Win Scenarios When Wholesaling Real Estate?

You create a win for the seller of the property because you are getting them out of a sticky situation. For example, the seller can be facing foreclosure and need to sell their home quickly to avoid ruining their credit for years. Maybe the property is owned in a trust with 6 different owners, and instead of putting the property on the market and evaluating 20 different offers, they may just want to work with you, with no commissions involved.

You also create a win for the real estate investor...

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How To Build A Wholesale Real Estate Team

Once your wholesale real estate business starts to bring in more deals, doing all the work alone will be increasingly difficult. Since sealing each wholesale deal entails completing many tasks, you’ll have to wear different hats. However, some tasks can be very challenging while others will be more mundane. Once work starts pilling up after sealing a few deals, you will find it important to build a wholesale real estate. Doing so will relieve you some workload while allowing you time to build and grow the wholesale real estate business.

Wholesale Real Estate Team Analogy: Investing and Football

Look at your wholesale real estate business as a football team. While growing your wholesaling company, you have to bring the best players and coaches into the team.

The first season entails playing all positions in the team including the position of the owner, head coach, and the general manager. This will help you to develop more skills and get you more involved. However, you...

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How To Become A Commercial Real Estate Agent - 3 Tips

The Commercial Real Estate industry is HARD.  Commercial Real Estate is not for the weak hearted; however this article offers 3 pieces of advice that will help cut down your learning curve and perform FAR above the majority of your competition.

FACT: Per Tom Ferry’s website (one of the top producing real estate brokers in the United States) 87% of all real estate agents FAIL and get out of the industry within the first 5 years of being licensed.  My guess is that in the Commercial Real Estate space, that number a lot higher, likely in the mid 90% range.

So why do the vast majority of new commercial real estate agents fail?  Is there not enough business to go around?  Has every property owner already forged their relationships with existing brokers and thus all clients are already spoken for?  Is it a lack of experience in doing deals?  Lack of network, creativity, hustle, etc?

The brutal truth is: it can be a combination of all...

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How To Invest In Real Estate With No Money | Flipping Houses

Real Estate Skills went LIVE recently with Alex Martinez & Stan Gendlin to discuss How To Invest In Real Estate With No Money!  Alex & Stan have bought, wholesaled, and fixed & flipped more than $90M in Real Estate since 2012.

The best real estate investing businesses use “Other People’s Money” & creative financing strategies to grow & scale their businesses which are covered in this discussion. 

In this LIVE discussion, you will learn:

  • How to invest in real estate without using your own money and without having any credit (or having bad credit)
  • What Hard Money Lenders are and how to find them
  • What Private Money Lenders are and how to find them
  • What JV Capital Partners & Equity Partners are
  • What Seller Financing is
  • What a non-recourse loan is and why you want all of your loans to be non-recourse
  • How Alex & Stan borrowed capital for their first fix & flip deals so that they could do deals without using...
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How To Find Real Estate Comps To Determine The House Value

If you’ve been in the real estate industry for awhile, then you’ve most likely heard of “Real Estate Comps.”  If you you haven’t heard of “Real Estate Comps,” then it’s time to get fully acquainted right now!

What you are about to learn in this article will teach you several different things, like: how to find comps in your area or neighborhood, how to find comps without a realtor, how to look up comps online for free, and the Comp Criteria we use at Real Estate Skills.  The Real Estate Skills Comp Criteria has been responsible for accurately analyzing property & generating millions in real estate investing profits for years.

By the end of this article, you’ll be able to find real estate comps to determine the value any house, and you will fully understand principles that the best real estate investors in the world use to determine house value estimates.

Whether you are a Real Estate Wholesaler, Fix &...

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Do You Still Make Offers Even If There Are Offers Higher Than Yours? - Q&A Mentor Call Highlight

Are you a Real Estate Investor and ever wonder the question of: "Do I Still Make Offers Even If There Are Offers Higher Than Mine?"

From this video, you will quickly LEARN WHY it makes completes sense to submit offers on properties you are looking to wholesale and fix & flip EVEN IF there are higher offers than yours!

This video is a sneak peak of the Q&A Mentor Calls that take place with those in our Pro Wholesaler Program.  The Q&A Mentor Calls take place every other week where all students in the program get to ask questions about the wholesaling process, contracts, specific deal questions, real estate negotiation, and any other questions regarding wholesaling and fixing & flipping real estate.

In case you enjoy reading, here's a transcription of the video:

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Would you make an offer even if there is an offer higher than what you would pay? Would you keep sending offers for what you think it's worth even...

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What Is Real Estate? - A 101 Beginner Guide

The real estate industry is among the key drivers of economic growth across the world. Due to the huge potential of the real estate sector, more people are joining the industry. Most people focus on the financial aspects of this industry. However, there is more to real estate business than just money. In fact, there are many things that you should know to succeed in this industry. So, what is real estate and what does it entail?

Real estate refers to property in terms of land, buildings and rights of air, both above and beneath the land. In simple terms, real estate is physical property. This article highlights the key elements of real estate. It focuses on enhancing your understanding of this industry and how it works.

 

What is Residential Real Estate?

Residential real estate refers to the property that is developed for living in. There are various property types that are categorized under residential real estate. They include single family houses, mobile home parks, and...

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What EVERY Real Estate Investor NEEDS TO KNOW When Wholesaling & Flipping Houses

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:

  • learning how to make your offers more desirable
  • seeing what an inspection contingency is
  • why you need an inspection contingency on every single offer you send!

Here is a transcription of the video if you enjoy reading:

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...

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