Real Estate Investing: Wholesaling Homes Is The Foundation

Posted by Nick Niesen on November 8th, 2010

Without a doubt getting into real estate investing is sure to prove to be a very profitable exercise because people that have entered into this line of business have made tons of money. However, there is more to real estate investing than simply making money because you should also derive pleasure from your pursuit of investing in real estate. The truth of the fact is that wholesaling homes is a way of investing that lays the foundation for all other types of real estate investments and it is also a means whereby you can earn some quick cash.

Little Capital Required

In fact, it is quite common to earn as much as ten to fifteen thousand dollars per month from wholesaling homes and all it takes is to work as little as twenty hours in the week and without having to work over the weekends. If you are thinking about real estate investing you should also consider wholesaling homes because it is a great business that does not require much capital and there is also little need to get credit and, best of all, it is quite simple to learn the ropes. All you would need is having an investor list or two and within a short span of time you could be making good money.

As far as wholesaling homes and real estate investing go, it requires nothing more than to get control of properties, which are then marketed and sold to the investors that have enough cash. It is also a lot better way of making money than say, rehabbing properties in which you would need to wait six to eight months before you realize any serious money.

Essentially, wholesaling homes require that you locate lucrative looking deals and it also means having to market these homes mainly to those who are involved in rehabbing as well as retailing properties. The fact of the matter is that first buyers are always on the lookout to make a small though quick profit and will generally pass over the bigger profits to those who are indulging in real estate investing because they do not have the time, money and patience to repair properties that they have bought. And they also don't wish or cannot afford to wait for months until the property can be sold after it has been properly rehabbed.

Thus, if you were considering real estate investing and more particularly wholesaling homes, you would want to buy the property and resell it as soon as possible and maybe make one or two quick deals each month. Such types of deals do not require that you have much money or credit and there are also no bosses to answer to. What it really involves is being able to locate a good deal and having someone to buy a property from you.

Actually, finding bargain buyers is not very difficult and the entire wholesaling of homes can be completed in just three weeks from start to completion of the deal. However, remember that in this form of real estate investing you need to ensure that you do not pay more than is necessary for a property and also ensure that you allow for enough scope for making a profit when selling to bargain hunters. Also, try to close the deal as soon as you can and for cash only and try to avoid buyers who want to buy through bank guarantees because that would mean delays in getting loans sanctioned and that is not good when wholesaling homes.

The bottom line is that wholesaling homes is a simple form of real estate investing and it does not require any great learning to get into this form of business. With a little luck and plenty of perseverance and hard work you can easily turn ten deals each month and thus make a tidy profit as well.

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