Selling your 1rst property

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After taking initiative, landing the deal, and successfully completing renovations, how can you be sure your property is going to sell?

@Taylor Nunn I would recommend starting with the end in mind. When you find a property that looks promising, work with a real estate broker to conservatively estimate the after-repair market value (ARV) of the property that's supported by plenty of comps. That should give you a fairly reliable selling price. Then see what expected profits are after estimated deducting purchase, rehab, and selling costs. If you're comfortable with the estimated profits, and you have a reliable expected selling price, then it's probably a good deal. Hopefully that helps a little.

Originally posted by @Chris Jensen :

@Taylor Nunn I would recommend starting with the end in mind. When you find a property that looks promising, work with a real estate broker to conservatively estimate the after-repair market value (ARV) of the property that's supported by plenty of comps. That should give you a fairly reliable selling price. Then see what expected profits are after estimated deducting purchase, rehab, and selling costs. If you're comfortable with the estimated profits, and you have a reliable expected selling price, then it's probably a good deal. Hopefully that helps a little.

Originally posted by @Chris Jensen :

@Taylor Nunn I would recommend starting with the end in mind. When you find a property that looks promising, work with a real estate broker to conservatively estimate the after-repair market value (ARV) of the property that's supported by plenty of comps. That should give you a fairly reliable selling price. Then see what expected profits are after estimated deducting purchase, rehab, and selling costs. If you're comfortable with the estimated profits, and you have a reliable expected selling price, then it's probably a good deal. Hopefully that helps a little.

Thank you for the reply! Great insight. I guess my real question is, how do you know the house is going to sell in the area I decide to buy in? How do you decide your confidence level in knowing it's going to sell? I don't want to get into a situation where I buy a house and have it sit there because no one wants to buy it. I'm in a town North of Chicago. Not the best, but not the worst. I see a lot of opportunities, but am afraid nobody wants to live here.

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