If you’re interested in making money in real estate but would prefer to not own a portfolio, you might want to consider buying and selling notes! Mortgage notes are an alternative asset class that can produce incredible returns.
Today’s guest, Brad Smotherman, is a real estate investor, podcaster, and expert in buying and selling notes. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Brad is sharing his best tips for creating a profitable, sustainable real estate business. You’ll learn about finding the right deals, how to find a buyer, and why marketing is the key to success.
On this episode you’ll learn:
- The five life circumstances that create a motivated seller.
- What Brad looks for in a property.
- What to look for in a buyer.
- And much more!
The Five Life Circumstances That Create a Motivated Seller
- Inherited a property they don’t want
- Tired landlord
- Health or safety issue
What Brad Looks for in a Property
Brad admits that he’s not in love with real estate. Instead, his purchases revolve around profits. The biggest thing he looks for in a property is an equity position. As long as the home is not in a high-crime area or contaminated with meth, he will pursue it.
What to Look for in a Buyer
When selling a note, you want to find a buyer who cannot qualify for traditional financing. The buyer should have a reasonable down payment, and consistent income that can cover the payment.
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