Heres the short version for you who TLDR.
I never bought a house before. Bought 2 in one day, 3 in one month. Learned all I needed to know right here on BP. Used all the calculators here on BP to figure out the deals. Met my agent and property manager on BP.
On to the journey. After about 2 months of research I decided to pull the trigger, and then fire off a couple more rounds. I had never even bought a house before! I am currently investing in buy and holds in the Rome GA market. HUGE shout out to a pretty BA agent @Collin Doss for putting up with my million newbie questions and doing most of the foot work!I highly recommend him, this guy will put in the work! Also great property management on their part. And I met then right here on BP!
I'll tell some of the funnier stories before the good ones (we all like those). One property we went into I had the sinking feeling something was missing in this 2/1......Then I realized the tenants had no refrigerator or stove. They did however have plenty of food laying about. On this one Collin actually suggested if we get the place to go ahead and buy the tenants a stove and fridge. He believed they were good tenants and it would show we actually cared about them and make them stick around. Right there in my first interaction I realized their company did actually care about people as well as making profits for their investors. We got out bid on this house. He also later advised me against a duplex we looked at because he had a bad feeling about the tenants even though this property would have got him a nice commission.
Another house was littered with heroin needles and obviously had squatters plus the obligatory cat pee pee smell. The neighborhood looked like something out of season 1 True Detective, like i might be kidnapped and have a pentagram drawn on me any second. We got out of there pretty quick!
On to the purchases. 2 deals came up and Collin asked if I wanted to put in offers on both. After I resisted the urge to puke for a few mins I said yes! This was at 8:30 at night. We got counter offered by 9pm. I'm thinking "who the hell sells houses at 9pm?" Apparently every one. We went back and forth a few times and set closings for both on the same day.
Property 1- 3/2 SFR
$74,500 rents for $850
Property 2- 3/1 SFR
$63,000 rents for $715
Property 3 (about 25 days later) 3/2 SFR
$55,900 currently rents for $700 with inherited tenants, plans to go up on rent when lease is up.
Here is a breakdown of all the numbers (credit to someone on BP for making this spread sheet, I don't remember who)
A definitely learned a lot about everything involved. Getting repairs done on even "rehabbed turn key" type places, getting quality tenants in, financing etc. I'm no expert, but any other newbies feel free to hit me up with questions. I'll be glad to try and help.
Special honorable mention to other BP members like [email protected] Boone for letting me bug the hell out of them with questions.