Advice Needed! Triplex under contract!

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Hello everyone! I recently just got my first real estate deal under contract. Here is a breakdown to provide some context:

Property is a Triplex, asking price was $135,000 and I got it under contract for $94,600. All three units are currently leased for $425, $425, and $450 a month, which is about $125-150 a month below market rents per unit. One tenant has been renting the unit for 10 years, the other for 8 years and the final a little over 1 year. The property could use a lipstick renovation (paint, cleaned, new flooring in bathrooms, etc.).

I do not plan on holding this property. While it is a great deal, my goal is to build some capital to funnel into some flips. So my question is, should I spend the time and money into doing a small renovation and bring the rents up and then list it for sale? Or should I just throw this property back on the market and sell it as is? The current appraised value on this property is $125,000. Just checking to see if I am missing anything. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

quick math = $1,675 monthly rents (market rate, tenants pay utilities) minus $600 ($200 per door) = $1,075 times 100 = $107,500 is the most i would pay for this property.  i buy and hold, so consider me the person you are going to flip it to.  this might be a better deal if you assign the Contract to someone (buy & hold person), rather than try to flip it.

Theses numbers looks good. Cap Rate for future buyer on as-is also close to 10%, which is decent if you are able to sell it back at $125K.

Theses numbers looks good. Cap Rate for future buyer on as-is also close to 10%, which is decent if you are able to sell it back at $125K.

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