Results for ‘Income Property Benchmarks’ category

You can’t juke the operating expenses

There’s another broker with whom I’m acquainted who always seems to have amazing deals to show her clients. Every week or so, I see her pitching deals with 8-10% cash on cash returns. Eventually, I started to get curious. After all, this is a tough market. I have every advantage in the world, and it’s not easy for

A pretty amazing success story

Yesterday, I got a call from one of the first people for whom I ever brokered a deal. He is in the process of refinancing the mortgage on the small apartment building I helped him buy. He was calling to see if I had any tips for his upcoming appraisal. As I always do before an appraisal, I

If I were a broker…

…who didn’t also renovate tons of apartment buildings, I would: Run rent surveys across all relevant neighborhoods, all the time Constantly poll my clients about construction costs for different finish levels and unit sizes Constantly poll my clients about eviction / tenant relocation costs Why would I do all these things? Because, without the above

Taking apart a deal: An East Hollywood Duplex

Today, I’m going to try something new: Taking a look at a deal in one of our neighborhoods so that we can get a sense for what the numbers look like for the new owner. So, let’s take a look at an East Hollywood duplex that sold yesterday. I should start out by saying I didn’t offer

How Adaptive thinks about valuing apartment buildings

The first time someone asked me to come in to talk to them about listing their property for sale, I was pretty unsure about how to handle the meeting. Of course, I had my own ideas about the value of the property. But I was also concerned about the possibility of losing the assignment by

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