Oklahoma wholesalers - marketing question, help!

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Hello all, 

We recently picked up a deal in Arcadia, OK and I heard that you cannot market a property in OK unless you own it.  We are closing on it next week on the acquisition side and were marketing it online to find an end buyer to assign it to for a double close, so we don't own it officially yet. How do you market wholesale deals since wholesalers don't "own" the property? Any suggestions would be super helpful.

Thanks a ton,
Tina

i see wholesalers do it all the time.  not really sure there is an issue with it until its time to sign the docs.  if your purchase falls apart and the sale contract is still in force to sell to your buyer you could get into a sticky situation.  best to be careful in the way you word your contract.

Rhett is right. Happens all the time. There would be no "assignment of contract" if a wholesaler couldn't advertise prior to closing. Don't sweat it. Market it (to me). Lol. Btw, if you assign it, there is no double close...just one closing. 

Tina, the way I understand it, as long as you have an equitable interest (i.e. a contract) in the property, in Oklahoma, you're allowed to market the property. I'm not an attorney, so that's just my understanding, but that is what allows us to do any sort of wholesaling. Also a normal double closing (i.e. in the same room at the same time, using the funds from the B to C transaction to fund the A to B transaction) is frowned upon in Oklahoma. If you want to, send me the details and I'll take a look as well.

Thanks so much for the help everyone!

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