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How To Sell Your Real Estate Investment With Seller Finance

Aug 17, 2007
Investing in real estate is one of the most conventional ways of securing a financial future. However, to thrive in the real estate market, it is imperative for investors to have sufficient understanding of prevailing market trends and practices.

You have a strong chance of winning the real estate game if you have a solid network of experts in related fields along with sufficient financial backup. To maximize your capital gains in real estate trading, it is important to adopt right business strategies. To sell your fixer-uppers at profitable rates, you should be able to sell it quickly.

Another way to maximize your profits is to offer finance to buyers yourself. This form of financing offered by sellers, better known as seller financing, is a mutually beneficial financial option to both the parties. For sellers, it provides a regular source of monthly income and lower taxes, while buyers benefit from this form of financing if they are not eligible for other forms of conventional loan options.

Seller finance is convenient and offers the much-needed flexibility in terms of time and repayment plans. You, as a seller, act as the moneylender and the buyer will pay for your fixer-upper in the form of monthly payments that include interest. Failing to get the payments regularly, you have the right to get your property back in foreclosure. The process involved in seller financing is quite simple, though it is advisable to follow certain guidelines to minimize your risks in the deal.

Make sure that you run a quick credit check on all your prospective buyers and also obtain their employment history. You might consider asking for ten percent of the total costs as down payment before offering seller finance. You can either opt for collecting monthly payments yourself, or employ the services of professional servicing agencies that look after your bookkeeping tasks to maintain all transaction records.

Other services offered include sending out late notices, direct deposit, and anytime access to your account. All these services are offered against a monthly fee.

The most common strategy used in seller finance is 'wrapping' through which you buy a property and sell it to a third party at an enhanced cost with the help of vendor financing. For old properties, the cost would be based on the new appreciated price after completion of the renovation project. You carry the loan yourself on behalf of your buyer in exchange of monthly payments.

All you require is proper planning, good research, and decent buyers to ensure that you buy, fix and wrap strategy gives you rewarding profits. Make sure that you have a well-drafted agreement with your end buyer.
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Discover exactly how Sal Vannutini combined two of the easiest (yet brutally powerful) real estate investing strategies and made an insane $31,510 Profit In Just 49 Days... And How You Can Do The Same! Visit http://www.FixerUpperFortunes.com
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