Uncover the Secret to Real Estate Investing Success: Finding the Perfect Deal

Uncover the Secret to Real Estate Investing Success: Finding the Perfect Deal

Key Takeaways

  • Finding deals is one of the biggest hurdles for aspiring real estate investors.

  • A favorable equity spread in a good deal helps mitigate risks from unforeseen scenarios and market shifts.

  • Securing a good deal makes it easier to transition to other strategies when exiting your investment.

Here are four key reasons why successful real estate investors prioritize finding the right deal:

1. Solves the Biggest Problem for Investors

The primary reason real estate investors focus on finding deals is that it's the biggest challenge they face. Regardless of experience, every investor encounters this issue. It’s a significant barrier to entry in becoming successful in real estate.

Consider the most successful businesses globally—they identify a problem their audience faces and provide a solution. Similarly, solving the problem of finding deals can ensure steady income in real estate.

A good deal essentially means making money in real estate. The adage, “We make money on the buy, not on the sell,” highlights the importance of finding good deals. Buying properly positions you to profit. Successful investors have either mastered this skill or are constantly working on it. With technological advances and market shifts, new opportunities for finding deals continually emerge.

2. Provides the Best Protection Strategy

Investing in any asset—be it stocks, cryptocurrency, or real estate—comes with risks. The most successful real estate investors are those who are best prepared for these risks and strategically mitigate them. The better you manage risk, the more profitable you'll be.

In real estate, buying a deal with a good equity spread offers the best protection against numerous risks. Overpaying for property leaves no equity in the deal, resulting in various problems. If the market shifts and property values drop, having substantial equity protects you. Even if values fall, you're still invested in the property for less than its worth, giving you options to sell or rent without incurring a loss.

3. The Lowest Common Denominator for All Exit Strategies

All exit strategies—flipping houses, long-term rentals, mid-term rentals, short-term rentals, and wholesaling—require one crucial element: a good deal. Focusing on good deals allows you to pivot among different strategies, whether you're flipping, renting, or wholesaling.

Securing a good deal means you can monetize the property in whatever way suits you best. If you aim to be a landlord, you need a property that will generate cash flow. If flipping is your goal, you need a deal with enough profit margin.

The common denominator for any successful strategy is securing a good deal.

4. The Trigger Point for Everything Else in Real Estate Investing

A good deal is the trigger point that makes every other aspect of real estate investing relevant. Purchasing property, renovating it, and renting it out requires various connections—financing, contractors, and title companies. A good deal makes lining up these connections much easier.

Without a deal, it's challenging to get banks to discuss loan products, contractors to provide bids, or title companies to assist. However, with a good deal, banks, contractors, and title companies are more inclined to work with you. A good deal gives you leverage to get everything else in place.

Final Thoughts

Successful real estate investors focus on finding the right deal because it addresses the biggest challenge new investors face, provides the best protection strategy, serves as the lowest common denominator for any exit strategy, and is the trigger point that makes everything else easier.

 

SCOTT JACOBS
(703) 346-5855
scottjacobsbroker.jacobsandco.com
 
 
JACOBS & CO. REAL ESTATE, LLC.
12923 Fitzwater Dr. Nokesville, VA 20155 
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