Dear Mr Investor wanna be....

Real Estate Agent with Innovative Realty Solutions Group BK3248318



 Sat down for a consultation with a friend of a friend , who had cash and wanted to become "an investor" in real estate...




Me: Great! Lets talk about what your goals are , and what your ideas and expectations are.

Him: No need , I have enough $$ to purchase and flip  homes, just find me some great deals..

Me: There is a little more than that,, Condition, location , repairs and upgrades, how long you plan on holding to start............... What price range? Give me some insight  so I can help narrow the search.

Him: I have cash, and you know what they say,, cash is king... so just find something that I can get cheap, do the upgrades myself and sell for a profit... Dont you watch Tark and his wife on HGTV?

Me..( deep breath).Yes, I have seen them on HGTV, and most of what he buys are on the Courthouse steps . Unfortunately our market runs a much tighter margin. Offers aren't accepted over a phone call, and right now homes are selling at 98-103% to list price.

Him: Ive seen homes on Realty Trac that I'd buy, and banks dont want them ,  my cousin just bought a HUD home a year ago for $10k  and just sold it for $125k. Find me those kinds of deals.....


Me: I think we would be frustrated with each other as your ideas and perceptions are so  different than mine,,,,  I wish you well, but I am clearly not the REALTOR for you.


Sometimes you just have to say goodbye for your own sanity!

If it was that easy wouldnt all REALTORS be Millionaires?

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Lesley Wilson VanGoethem
Associate Broker ®

Professional Property Stager Real Estate Agent Consultant


Innovative Realty Solutions Group ,Inc
407.620.2434 ( Direct)

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Doug Rogers
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I too require an in-office consult prior to any investor showings. Most opt not to work with me when I explain the dynamics of the market. "Can't you just find me a 100K home for 5K." Sir, if that's how it worked I would be doing it, not meeting with you.

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