Emailing potential realtors

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Hello all. I'm just getting started in real estate investing and know finding a solid 'core four' is vital. I am emailing a few realtors I have found on this site and others and wanted to get fellow realtor's opinions. Is this too much or not enough? I want to show I am serious about investing and not going to waste their time but also want to know they are serious and willing to put in some work for a long term partnership. Appreciate any insight you may have!

-Shawn

Hello there! I found your contact information on __________ and read through quite a few of your reviews and am hoping we can work together in the near future. My wife and I are moving to Tampa Bay in March and are ready to start our real estate investment journey. We are serious about making every effort to spend the next three years in Tampa setting us up for our future retirement. Our intent is to buy distressed properties, rehab them and then rent them out. We hope to have at least 10-20 properties that are cash flowing at a minimum of $200 per door per month.

In order to do this we are looking for a realtor that understands the investor mindset and is comfortable making several offers knowing a majority may be declined. We also want to work with a realtor that has solid connections with local brokers and contractors. If you can help guide us to a few reputable property managers that would be even better.

Because of all the positive reviews I can only imagine how busy you are. I can assure you if you can fit us into your schedule we will help you continue to grow your business. If you can help set the tone of where in the local area to invest we will be extremely appreciative and will not waste your time.

So you know we are serious I can send proof of finances and work with a broker of your choosing to further vet our financial history and capabilities. We have $100K sitting in a taxable brokerage account and have great credit with no debt (other than an investment property in Washington state).

I should mention we are currently stationed in England so am unable to make phone calls in the traditional sense. I do look forward to hearing from you and if you would like to schedule a Skype, Facetime or some other means of communication we are willing and ready.

If this sounds like something you can assist with will you kindly share a bit more about the following:

  • How you work with investors and what you expect from them?
    1.     - I imagine you have business processes and I want to ensure we meet your requirements.
    2. The strategies you use to find deals?
    3. Do you invest in real estate yourself and what have you been successful in?
    4. Any references you may be willing to share?

    Thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you soon!

    @Shawn Hansen

    Good Morning Shawn,

    How are you doing today?

    Tampa is a great market to invest in. If you're looking start you're rental portfolio the Tampa Bay area is great for long term and short term rentals. Recently, a duplex here in Tampa sold from my firm with a cap rate greater than 14%. The surrounding area of Tampa, such as Lakeland, Clearwater, and St Pete are other areas you may be interested in especially as a buy and hold strategy.

    Have you done any research on the market for yourself?

    Originally posted by @Shawn Hansen :

    Hello all. I'm just getting started in real estate investing and know finding a solid 'core four' is vital. I am emailing a few realtors I have found on this site and others and wanted to get fellow realtor's opinions. Is this too much or not enough? I want to show I am serious about investing and not going to waste their time but also want to know they are serious and willing to put in some work for a long term partnership. Appreciate any insight you may have!

    -Shawn

    Hello there! I found your contact information on __________ and read through quite a few of your reviews and am hoping we can work together in the near future. My wife and I are moving to Tampa Bay in March and are ready to start our real estate investment journey. We are serious about making every effort to spend the next three years in Tampa setting us up for our future retirement. Our intent is to buy distressed properties, rehab them and then rent them out. We hope to have at least 10-20 properties that are cash flowing at a minimum of $200 per door per month.

    In order to do this we are looking for a realtor that understands the investor mindset and is comfortable making several offers knowing a majority may be declined. We also want to work with a realtor that has solid connections with local brokers and contractors. If you can help guide us to a few reputable property managers that would be even better.

    Because of all the positive reviews I can only imagine how busy you are. I can assure you if you can fit us into your schedule we will help you continue to grow your business. If you can help set the tone of where in the local area to invest we will be extremely appreciative and will not waste your time.

    So you know we are serious I can send proof of finances and work with a broker of your choosing to further vet our financial history and capabilities. We have $100K sitting in a taxable brokerage account and have great credit with no debt (other than an investment property in Washington state).

    I should mention we are currently stationed in England so am unable to make phone calls in the traditional sense. I do look forward to hearing from you and if you would like to schedule a Skype, Facetime or some other means of communication we are willing and ready.

    If this sounds like something you can assist with will you kindly share a bit more about the following:

    • How you work with investors and what you expect from them?
      1.     - I imagine you have business processes and I want to ensure we meet your requirements.
      2. The strategies you use to find deals?
      3. Do you invest in real estate yourself and what have you been successful in?
      4. Any references you may be willing to share?

      Thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you soon!

       Way too long. Cut this down to a 3-4 sentence paragraph and some additional bullet points.

      @Shawn Hansen

      Hi Sean I'm as well looking in Tampa and the 2 agents that I've talked with seen not that motivated in working with me I'm open to suggestions the same I want to buy unit not familiar with the area studying the market but ready to purchase if everything lines up correctly

      Hi @Gina Cardarella ,

      A lot of realtors who don’t own or understand investment properties, tend to shy away from them. Do you have an idea of a particular area or amount of units you’d be looking to acquire? Feel free to reach out if you’d like to go over your needs, I’d be happy to help! One thing always holds true, Agents don’t interview their perspective clients to see if they’re a good fit, YOU (the buyer) are always the decision maker!