Today, we're going to talk about how to be successful at seller-financed deals. First, one of the most important things is to pre-screen the seller. If you want to be successful at seller-financed deals, you have to discover right away if they are going to be willing to take your proposal. A few simple questions is all you need to know if the seller is motivated or not.
One of the critical points in real estate investing success is negotiating the best deals. If you don’t know how to negotiate, you won’t be able to buy income properties where you have to talk to sellers. There are certain techniques you can use when negotiating a deal.
Most people aren’t trained to look for opportunity. They are taught to do things a certain way and follow that "formula." Many years ago, I used to spend so much time building spreadsheets to analyze properties that would give me ultimate information that I thought I needed. The problem is those spreadsheets didn’t make me a dime to feed my family. I have found that people who love building spreadsheets are wasting time doing what they like to do instead of looking for deals that has a chance to make money to pay their bills. If you spend time doing everything except what you need to do, you’ll never be a successful real estate investor.