How Do I REALLY Sell My House Fast in Chesapeake?
Today we’re gonna talk about the absolute best time to sell a house.
So when is the best time to sell a property?
Well, the truth is it depends.
If you bought it the right way, then anytime should be the right time.
However, will there be times in the market that are more advantageous than others? Try this one for a minute: Consumers and investors usually follow separate and opposite tracks.
So when all the consumers are buying up real estate, do you know what investors are typically doing? That’s when they’re selling! When everyone is in this buyer’s market, that’s when you can usually sell for the highest price and that’s when investors wanna trade into different properties.
When Is The Best Time To Sell a House in Chesapeake?
But the opposite is also true.
When all of the consumers are dumping and saying “The sky is falling and it’s the worst investment that we saw in ’07 and 2008 and 9 and 10!”.
What were investors like me doing? We’re buying up everything like crazy! WarrenBuffett – he had his own hedge fund at the time.
He was buying 30.
40,000 homes per-year into the markets that actually were totally decimated.
So, best time to sell a home is really at the market high before it falls out is when you’re going to really cash in on top dollar.
But if your strategy requires that, then you may have in fact, the WRONG strategy.
Because if the market is ever turning and moving it away that it’s not advantageous for you, you should be able to continue holding that home, cash flowing it, and continuing to make money on it.
Real estate is a complex industry, so much so that many who venture into it as aspirational agents struggle to build their clientele or close sustainable commissions. Not due to a lack of skill, but rather, the very nature of the home transaction process. Whether you’re buying, selling, or representing someone doing both, there are many challenges that can potentially upend any deal, be it an abundance of appraisal and repair contingencies or a basic lack of communication.
It’s this reality that causes many realtors to warn buyers and sellers against going into a home transaction without an agent. They caution, justly, that recent industry trends and longtime realities, like increased competition from buyers overseas, tightening mortgage lending criteria, and densely worded legalese making going it alone a serious pitfall, especially for first-timers.
It’s important to note, though, that there are very clearly biases on that end of the argument. More independent home sellers mean less business for various agencies. Losing a standard 6 or 7 percent commission may not seem like much when put in those terms, but if you’re an agent facilitating the sale of a home listed at $450,000, that’s $27,000 in lost commission. Now imagine you’re a realtor that loses multiple deals like that because your clients opt to sell FSBO. It’s easy to see how you would quickly become disenchanted by the idea.
FSBO Statistics Can Be Deceptive
Recent survey data present a mixed bag regarding the efficacy of FSBO sales. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), less than 10 percent of all home sales are FSBO, which sounds damning, until you examine the nature of most agent relationships with buyers and sellers. Often, instead of paying a realtor full commission, sellers will pay a flat fee to real estate professionals to list their property on a multiple listing service. However, even those relationships are grouped into the “agent-assisted” category, which skews and confounds the data immensely.
The data from a later survey by Redfin provide better insight into the driving motivations for FSBO sellers and home sellers in general. According to the survey, nearly 60% of all home sellers receive a discount on realtor commission, totaling, on average, a 40% fee reduction. It’s clear that, regardless of whether a home buyer or seller opts to go solo or hire an agent, their intention is to net the most money possible. Selling FSBO will allow you to do just that.
FSBO Sellers Enjoy More Control Over Their Home Transactions
Not only do FSBO sellers have more money for home inspections and renovations, but they also have greater negotiating flexibility and control over how their home is marketed. These are huge advantages, but only when capitalized on. For example, one of the most interesting statistics presented in the NAR findings is that over 70% of FSBO sales are primarily marketed through either yard signs, or not at all. This, more than any other factor, contributes to the huge discrepancy in FSBO sales. It’s not due to an inherent flaw in the process, but plain inaction.
If you are adept at social media engagement, videography, or photography, you can absolutely create a marketing plan that rivals one you may get from a realtor juggling multiple property deals. Another advantage of not hiring a realtor is being able to apply your own intimate knowledge of your neighborhood to entice prospective buyers. Unlike a realtor who serves multiple neighborhoods or an entire region, you may have more knowledge about current and future area development, or marquee amenities, like a great school district or quiet neighbors. A realtor that only works in your area sparingly may lose sight of these details, or fail to leverage them properly.
For instance, if you live somewhere that experiences a lot of severe weather, siding and windows are especially crucial home features. While homeowners in other areas of the country may judge these fixtures by their aesthetic, those living in Tornado Alley or on a coastline place more stock in their durability and impact resistance. If you’re selling FSBO, you likely know every square inch of your property (and its renovation history) like the back of your hand, and there’s no one better to convey those details than you—without a middle person.
This is one of the reasons why one of my many rules in real estate is that I buy below the median.
Why do I do that on my short-term buy and holds? Because if the market ever turns AGAINST me, I’m gonna keep on cash flowing that property and those lower-priced homes – they don’t lose value like a million ora half a million dollar home does.
So Warren Buffett has this principle, right?He calls it the margin of risk.
And really when you talk about the best time to sella house, I wanna draw attention to how Warren Buffett has become a billionaire and the, one of the greatest philanthropist of our day and age; all based on a very simple principle you may have heard called Buy Low, Sell High, okay?
Warren is a really great example if you read his book Snowball, of an individual that really live his principles. He must have understood VirginiaInvesting.com!
He says if you wanna reduce your risk, you gotta increase your margin of profitability.
So it’s real simple:If you buy a house as an investor, you buy it with a lot of equity ’cause if you do, whether it’s the wrong or right time to sell, you can sell profitably! Understanding this principle is key for this next part: If you buy the right house, you can sell it anytime for great profit.
I’ve got an example here of the house that I’ve just recently sold.
This is a house that I sold and purchased in ’05 and sold in 2015.
So I’ve held onto this house for 10 years and here’s some background on this house: I actually leveraged a partner’s money and a partner’s credit to buy this house.
So how much money was I into this deal? I wasn’t in it at all.
And I used my staff and my team and we basically lined it up.
Now I have here the HUD.
This is actually the closing documents on selling this house where I received as you can see here a $38,986check.
But here’s the summary on this spread that I wanna point out.
I purchased this house in 2005 and we bought it for $109,000 and a down payment of 10% was $1,069.
My expenses over the life of holding this was 70,000 but my income was a 107.
What’s the difference? Roughly $37,000 that we got to make in cash flow and to down payments, deposits, along the way.
Then when we sold the house, we collected a check for $28,000 that me and my partner got to split afterI paid back my partner the $9,000 that he put in.
So he put in the money, he got paid back.
So basically there’s 28,000 of profits to split, there’s 37,000 that was made along the way, 37 and 28 is roughly $65,000, okay? So this tiny little house – 4 bedroom, 1 and a half bath, did a good job taking care of me.
Now let’s just for a moment take a look at the ROI.
I could’ve sold this house at any time but why did I sell it now? Well, it’s been a cash cow.
The little bit out, how do I know it’s a cash cow? For a moment, take a look at the ROI! We put in $9,000 but look at what we got out? $65,000! That’s a 720%increase.
Now, divide that over holding the home for10 years and that is 72% a year on your money.
Now, my business partner and I made 72% a year based on whose money? His money! He’s.
he and I get to split the ROI 36% each.
But let me ask you, if I put no money in, what is my real net ROI? It’s infinite! Think about it.
I didn’t put anything in, but I got all of that money coming back out to me.
So this is an example of ‘I could’ve sold this house at any time.
It’s been cash flow cowing.
Why did I really sell it?’.
Because the market was right! What do you do when the market’s wrong? Just keep making money and keep cash flowing! When you do real estate the right way, it can always be a great time to buy, hold, or sell.
which is why I love short-term buy and hold strategies ’cause I get to make my money along the way.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video on the best time to sell your house.
Put some comments below! We’d love to respond and give you the help that you need as we work on turning you into a brilliant, bright, and successful real estate investor.
hey what's up guys, I'm a 80 year old man.
gonna teach about real estatetoday so what were gonna talk about is how to calculate your list price.
I'm gonna expoint to you exactly why we do what we do and how everything goes down I'm gonna show you how to grow your business These are the things that today's market, you're gonna love what we did in here alright, were gonna start making some money, that's how we do it Hey what's up guys john cochran here in today is system Saturday day that I you a system that I use my business andyou can rip off duplicate using your own local market now on today system Saturday what we're gonna talkabout is how to calculate your listing price whenever you're getting ready to sell aparticular property now guys whether you are a real estate investor or just a a realtorgoing to be listing a property up onto the marketthis is the most crucial part in my opinion of actually getting a property to sellis coming up with that correct price a year and that the public will buy thatand is very very simple whenever you can really break it down think guys I will tell you this theprice that you bring into the market to it is should be the price that shouldselling for so don't try any of this you know hey if if I if the comps andeverything it's its I'll I'll probably end up getting130 out of it was listed at 140 or 150 and just let the buyer take medown on that guys it does not work we list all of ourproperties for exactly what we get for every singleone of them now the goal on this is to get them into multipleoffers situation and get more for that however but I'm just telling you rightnow that we list our properties for exactly what we want and we don'tpat it up up we don't do any that stuff we list for exactly what we want but howdo you calculate this this listing price to come up with thatmagic figure how do you do that in allcomes down to the very first thing you gonna do and you got a full comparables aroundyour property now when you pull comps or comparables um.
you do this very very simply you want to go anywhere between aquarter mile to a half of a mile around your subject property in a radiussearch particularly you wanna go a quarter milearound your subject property you're also whenyou're pulling comps find out what your value is you're looking for all theseproperties around yours that's sold that's sold with then the past 6 months now why that why do Iwant sold properties within the past sixmonths guy's that is the most accurate way to literally find the valueof your property and you're going on find the value anactor in value over property if you search a mile around yourproperty you know any go back two years market changes so much so you need to be looking for otherproperties that sold within six months of your list date in that the properties or aquarter mile around your subject property that have the similar bedrooms baths and square foot of the property that you're getting readylist this is huge now once you find all the comps once you find all of these comparables andyou find out you know there's you know exact amount of propertiesyou know and that's another thing is that you wanna have anywhere between atleast 2-3 sold comps if it doesn't have two to three sold comps on it guys don't even you shouldn't evenbought a property but you have to have so comparable to go by now when you have the sold comparables and you do the search the searchesalways gonna come straight from the MLS doesn't come from Zillow it doesn't comefrom trulia doesn't come from realtor.
Com it doesn't come from john cochran.
Com it comes straight from the MLS because that's gonna be the mostaccurate data holiness into the MLS will give you a great idea of what other properties a a quarter mile awayfrom your subject property are actually selling for, its gonna tellyou those numbers and how how long days on market, now coming upin calculating your list price, when you're gonna be selling you need that information but let's justreally done this down for you now all you have to do is you just needto identify what retail would be on your particular property thatyou're selling if if was already fixed up if it fix upto the nines what would retail be that's the magic number you gottafind out what retail would be so if you can actually you look at allthese comparables and you come up with a retail figure let's say say one hundred thousanddollars and maybe you're gonna be wholesaling this property of but retailers is one hundred thousanddollars so you're gonna be looking for your target buyer is gonna be realestate investor so when they go that fix up property ifthey sell that property they it's already fixed up they're going to rate a lotfor one hundred thousand dollars right so if your extra strategy is to wholesalethis property you take the retail figure x.
5 = your so in this case it's just 50percent in this case if you identify retailing you're gonna bewholesaling these deals of if you identify retail at one hundredthousand dollars you're gonna be wholesaling these properties upor listing this property for fifty thousand dollars which obviously means you have tobuy a way below or below this fifty thousand dollars inorder to create a spread and that deal and this will give yourwholesaler you know your other real estate investor it will givethem enough skin in the game to where they can make money on thedeal probably somewhere around this your selling for fifty thousand let's justsay you bought it for 45 your selling for fifty thousand you're gonna makefive thousand dollars a wholesale is gonna put or the investors gonna put ah you knowtwenty twenty five thousand dollars in this thing so they got seven grant$72,000 wrapped up in this they're gonna sell for 100 they can make$25,000 on that all day that's the formula.
5 take retail x.
5 equals your list price that if you'regoing to wholesale the deal of now if you're going to prehab that deal the formula is very very similaryou gotta start with your comps you have to start with your comps goquarter mile a way look for the sold properties within six months you need 2-3 comps and they're coming from the MLS sayyou did same exact process you have to identify their retail value first, okay so if you're gonna take a prehab this dealyour gonna make this property rent already a free not everything's gonna me knewwhen it but it's going to me pretty nice you're looking for an average buyer nota buyer to get emotional about what an average buyer somebody that's actuallylooking for a little bit of a deal something a little bit of of that retailback the the formula is very very simply you a takeretail value so you a take the retail value and you times at by.
1 which is 10 percent equals your list price very very simple so if you taking you identify that yourretail value on a prehab is gonna be $100,000 so got one hundred thousand dollars and youtake 10% off on that that means that your last price is goingto be ninety thousand dollars okay so that's a dealthat's the deal it's ten thousand dollars of a retail however when we calculate ourlist price we will never put anything up onto themarket for ninety thousand dollars never okay so in this case we would put thatright up onto the market for $89,900 we always we always always always will round down or something because89.
900 sounds it's not but it sounds a lotcheaper $90,000 very verysimple now if you have a deal that you just rehab this thing I mean this thing is awesome you put all the new doors intothe new group the new Windows you put everything inside the trend the Tile the carpet inside the floor everything they kit everything insidethis thing as new and you rehab this deal you go through the sameexact process you could go when you pull your comps a quartera mile away from the subject property within six months from the MLS in 2-3 sold comps you take the retail value that's exactlywhat you list it for so retail value equals your list price, okay very very simpleso on the same exact situation if you getting your rehab this property you take the retail value let's just saythat it is $100,000 you're gonna listing thatproperty at 100k but where where where Jon list it 99,900because 99,900 sounds way cheaper now let me just cover this for you real quick so why did ah why do we not prices why dowe not pad these is like what I said so at the very beginning in this video Ishared with you you know our list prices are list priceso I why did I not say you know what on this win rehab did that'snice what prices thing at 109,900, 109,900because I'm willing to take 99,000 for butlet just say price in a 109,900 not not not the market super super hotguy's a lot of people do that but let me tell you behind the scenes on what happens ofthat and what buyers actually do so if you take this property and you listed at 109,900 knowing that youwant the 99.
900 figure for that house so the hundredthousand dollars for that house your mind just says will just let them come on and take it down of a list price okay that's where your mind thingshowever what you don't know and what you actually do when you dothat is you missed so many different buyers and you you literally just chop them outthe equation so if a buyer is approved and their approved up to one hundredthousand dollars there never gonna know about this pricebecause they're not gonna be looking at properties for a 109,900 there a prooffor $100,000 that's why we do it that way is becauseyou know if if a buyer right here if they're approved to 90,000 if they approved100,000 they never know about that thing so that's why we don't had any of those in our list price ourlist price is exactly what we want for me that's the formula point a retail x.
5 is your list price ah retail x.
1 or 10 percent of is your prehabing price and retailvalue is you're list price whenever you rehabyour property so guy's like us on Facebook subscribe to ourYouTube channel comment below let me know what you think of these formula I don't know meyo or seventy percent or any that Jaz we don't know any of that stuff we we just makea simple math that it works so comment on this video below, and I'll see you on the next system Saturday.