Where have you had the most success in RE investing?

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I get quite a few emails from people asking how best to start investing. I'd love to see how most people have had their best successes in Real Estate Investing, so:

Where have you had the most success in RE investing? :idea:

I've made money bird dogging, landlording, and flipping. The most success I've had, so far has been with [size=18]Flipping[/size], though.

No doubt about it; flipping!

For the past few years I've been a cash buyer and then flipping with seller financing. With low enough down payments people aren't buying the PROPERTY, they're buying the FINANCING. A buddy of mine says I should hang out a sign like the low rent used car lots that say "I tote the note".

all cash

Landlording has been my source of real estate success. It has been very rewarding for me!

I have to say wholesaleing to other investors, combine with the double closing.

I love the no money down and fast closing. I prefer the low end homes
as I can usualy flip these to investors pretty fast.
Lisa :lol:

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Wow, you must live in a place with low property taxes and insurance companies that love you!

Remember, landlording is a BUSINESS. Operate it as such. Rent is DUE ON THE FIRST, it's delinqent on the SECOND, not on the 15th! Inspect the property to make sure none of the tenants are operating a business, daycare, beauty shop, auto repair, MARIJUANA GROWING or others.

Make sure that you are credited at closing for the amount of ALL SECURITY DEPOSITS. Review the leases before closing. Make sure you're not stuck with below market tenants on long-term leases.

I could go on, I usually do! Read all the old posts here. Read a couple of books on landlording, learn how to do repairs, learn the landlord/tenant part of your state's real estate law.

all cash

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I've made my money initially through cash flow made from landlording. I then did some rehab projects to make some really nice money. I prefer the landlording aspect of real estate the most, though.

Landlording has worked for me too! Buying into a hard money note for the land a KFC was built on has to be a close second place finisher.

Cash Flow from landlording. Mainly because it's a consistent source of income.

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