SPEAKING TO SELLERS.

2 Replies

Hi Bonnie, there should be no issue telling them you're an investor. In fact, I think it's very sensible to be up front about what you do. For some reason, many new wholesalers feel like they need to be cagey about what they do. Be upfront about it; it's good for sellers to know that you are a business and that the deal needs to make sense for you too. 

By the way, when you're talking with sellers, remember that you're not buying a house. You're solving a problem by buying the house. Find out why the seller is selling and incorporate that into your offers. When you make the transaction about solving the sellers real problem (again, the problem isn't the house itself), your offers are much more compelling. Again, be a problem solver, not a house buyer. Good luck!

Originally posted by @Mark F. :

Hi Bonnie, there should be no issue telling them you're an investor. In fact, I think it's very sensible to be up front about what you do. For some reason, many new wholesalers feel like they need to be cagey about what they do. Be upfront about it; it's good for sellers to know that you are a business and that the deal needs to make sense for you too. 

By the way, when you're talking with sellers, remember that you're not buying a house. You're solving a problem by buying the house. Find out why the seller is selling and incorporate that into your offers. When you make the transaction about solving the sellers real problem (again, the problem isn't the house itself), your offers are much more compelling. Again, be a problem solver, not a house buyer. Good luck!

  Hello Mark

Thank you for your answer. Yes, all I do is really listen to them and understand them. Then I offered a solution to their problems.