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There is more to cashflowing from a property than just purchasing it outright or even seller financing. Two of the highest investing strategies are the lease-option and master lease techniques, especially when a seller is reluctant to do seller financing terms.
Lease-options and master leasing a property comes with plenty of benefits: you’re not responsible for the many of the expenses that can come out of the rent, leaving you with a bigger monthly cashflow. Another perk of these lesser known strategies is the ability to flow with the market; if the property doesn’t bring in tenants after a certain period of time, you have the ability to just walk away once your lease is up.
Today Larry stresses the importance of treating your business… like a business! Real estate investing is unlike any other career; one person can make a huge impact in their community and in the lives of the families who they work with, and it’s easy to forget that you’re doing this for your own livelihood. Just like with any sound property, a solid foundation of financial self-discipline is going to keep your business afloat for decades to come.
Each property has to pay for itself, and has to be able to sustain its own existence by making enough for the debt service, taxes, and upkeep. He suggests pulling the annual costs, such as clean-up after a tenant moves out or the property taxes, in monthly increments so you’re never accidentally spending what you need to pay the government. By focusing on pulling out your expenses first before you take your cashflow, you’ll save yourself quite a few headaches during your investing career.
When you’re trying to buy a property, it’s critical to create multiple offers. Just throwing cash at the problem will end up costing you quite a bit in the end.
However, if the seller wants to retain control of the property so they know payments will be made, there are still a few options to create cash flow from the property:
Give the seller every opportunity to help you make money.