Hi Everyone...I am brand new to the website and brand new to wholesaling. Sounds like a good way to make some cash if you can find the right deals. Given that I have never wholesaled a deal and am about to start trying to find my first one...what steps do I take? Possibly a short 1-5 step outline process or a 1-10 step outline process would be great for me to follow. Thank you to anyone who responds!
Hey Jeremy, Welcome to Bigger Pockets.
I created a link a while back that is helping many newbie wholesalers get started.
Hope this helps you out. Keep soaking up all this info from this site.
Thank you! Looks like great information I will be reading up on it asap.
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Check out the Start Here page http://www.biggerpockets.com/starthere
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Locate and attend 3 different local REIA club meetings great place to meet people gather resources and info. Here you will meet wholesalers who provide deals and rehabbers.
Two Great reads, I bought both J. Scott The Book on Flipping Houses, The Book on Estimating ReHab Costs http://www.biggerpockets.com/flippingbook
Couple good reads
- 9 Reasons You Couldn't Find A Buyer For Your Wholesale Deal
- Don't Start Wholesaling Until You Read This: Wholesale Advice from a Fix and Flipper
- How to Start Wholesaling: Getting Past The Education and Into the Field
You might consider Niche or Specialized Housing like student housing. Rents can be 2-4 times more. Remember you don't have to own a property to control it.
Download BP’s newest book here some good due diligence in Chapter 10. Real Estate Rewind Starting over
Thank you Paul also good looking information. Really appreciate it...
Welcome to the site!
Disclaimer: I haven't wholesaled a house yet, but I've gotten some traction and been able to talk to a few sellers and will be looking at the first property this weekend.
Step 1: Use Bigger Pockets. Listen to all the podcasts especially episode 21 w/ Jerry Puckett since he's out of Irving, read all the threads you can handle, and ask questions when they come up. You've already started this one.
Step 2: Give driving for dollars a shot. I would... instead of saving the addresses and mailing to them, google the names and addresses and see if you can find contact info, knock on doors and leave notes when no one answers. Once you've tried that, save the address and send them some mail. Research direct mail techniques.
I've only gotten traction so far from talking to sellers directly without mailers.
That's as far as I've gotten so I can't really advise you past that. Good luck!
Thank you Tim!
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