It’s completely up to you to spend however much or little money and time on your advertising. Bake some cookies and have a Sunday afternoon open house! People will come with their spouses and friends and they’ll tell their friends and so on. That’s called viral advertising! Pitch it as a “Choose your neighbor day” and invite your neighbors. They might have a friend or relative who’d love to move in next door.
An estate investment also means that you can end up with instant equity. Moreover, chances are that if you buy property in a growing city or in a good locality, then your investment would be growing every year.
You should be clear about the kinds of materials that will be used in construction, the presence, type of or absence of any features or amenities (e.g. heating, air conditioning, recreational facilities, access for the handicapped, landscaping, parking, etc.). All of these can be crucial to the ultimate value of the property. Also be clear about any zoning issues or legal permits that may be needed. The developer is responsible for securing these, but make sure this is all covered.
And unless you are in Texas where Lease Options are against the law, you could probably do a Lease Option and structure it in such a way that when the market comes back up they could purchase the house that they are renting from you at a later date.
Flipping houses is work. It takes hard work to find an exceptionally good deal. It takes knowledge of your market. It takes knowledge of rehabbing. It takes knowledge of the house selling process. It requires holding money and it usually takes longer than you thought it would. That 3 month time frame you had in mind will probably be more like 6 months unless you’ve done a lot of fix and flips before.
Fortunately, we have found someone through our local real estate invesment club that knows who we are and knows we are a very good financial risk. He is willing to finance this home for us so we can record a loan and get some “traditional seasoning” on a mortgage. The “signing party” will be the standard mortgage and promissory note – checks transferred. Mortgage filed in the city-county building, then it is off to lunch. Then more searching for the next housing deal.But, with some big lessons learned.
When you finally have a buyer whose offer you approve of, you then you just need to arrange the closing. Talk to a local attorney or title & escrow company and they will walk you through the final stages to make the sale official and get all the proper documents recorded with the local government.
C. Recording of the speakers at meetings. So while I know you are going to attend every meeting, you might miss something and having the ability to go back and replay a part or all of a meeting is very beneficial.