How To Get Started Fixing and Flipping Houses
about 20 days ago.
Updated 5 months ago.
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:
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