Rarely do you come across an apartment building in Los Angeles that’s in truly mint condition. Everything’s got a few dings on it; that’s just part of buying older buildings. For those normal, everyday buildings, you figure out a range for the multiples of annual rent in the neighborhood, multiply the annual rents times the
Recently, I’ve written offers on REOs (“real estate owned” – this is short for “owned by a bank because they foreclosed on the last owner”) for three readers of this blog. A lot of people are interested in these kinds of properties, either as potential flips or to fix up and hold as income properties.
OK, team. Here’s the plan: On Saturday, May 12, at 1pm, my partner, Jon Criss, and I are going to lead a project tour. The idea is to show you how we do what we do. Here’s what we’ll cover: The math behind our business: We’ll do a quick, in person explanation of how you
Being a good broker is about keeping two different, competing ideas in your head at the same time: I am in business and want to maximize the amount of money I make; and I want to do the best possible job for my clients. It’s amazing how difficult some brokers find it to balance these
First things first. Don’t sell property if you can avoid it! But, if you must sell, use a broker. Choosing a broker and figuring out how to work with him* successfully is the most important part of any sale process. (*Note I’m using “he” and “him” here, but many of the best brokers are female. Just a