Insider Investing for Real Estate Agents: How to Profit From Your Intimate Knowledge of the Market

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The Real Estate Investing Guide Just for Agents

If you're a real estate agent, your knowledge of the industry can give you a big leg-up when it comes to investing. Insider Investing for Real Estate Agents shows you how to maximize your returns using your special, insider knowledge of listings, local markets, and trends, as well as your connections with local buyers and sellers.

In this one-of-a-kind guide, Walter Sanford shows you not only how ...

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Overview

The Real Estate Investing Guide Just for Agents

If you're a real estate agent, your knowledge of the industry can give you a big leg-up when it comes to investing. Insider Investing for Real Estate Agents shows you how to maximize your returns using your special, insider knowledge of listings, local markets, and trends, as well as your connections with local buyers and sellers.

In this one-of-a-kind guide, Walter Sanford shows you not only how your experience as an agent can aid your investing, but also how investing can make you a better agent—leading to more customers, listings, and sales. Filled with all the tools you need to combine and improve your skills as an investor and agent, this practical, hands-on resource includes more than 100 handy forms, checklists, and worksheets—all designed to help you make wise decisions, spot bargains, and manage properties with a minimum of risk. Inside, you'll find unbeatable advice on:
* Insider tactics for obtaining investment financing
* Using your natural advantages as an agent to find great properties
* Working honestly and ethically as both an agent and an investor
* Tapping into your lead generation skills to invest better
* Performing due diligence the way only an agent can
* Insider tenant acquisition tactics that really work

More and more agents are putting their skills to use in investing—and making it payoff big. If you want to learn how to use your inside knowledge and experience to find and purchase properties with great money-making potential, Insider Investing for Real Estate Agents will put you on course for investing success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471988625
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/11/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 263
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

WALTER S. SANFORD sold a house a day for over 23 years and made over a million and a half dollars in commissions a year—for 27 years. However, he made even more money investing in real estate for himself. As one of the top real estate agents in North America, Walter became his own best client, invested in hundreds of properties, and made a fortune by implementing the plan laid out in this book.

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Table of Contents

1 The insider's buckets 1
2 How I became a real estate agent and an insider real estate investor 3
3 Insiders have a down payment machine 7
4 The real estate agent's insider advantages and fiduciary responsibilities 20
5 Insiders have the time to find high-quality investment properties 25
4 Combining investing with seller lead generation in your brokerage business 33
5 Brokers and agents : buyers are bad; insiders : buyers are good 36
8 Insider terms 39
9 Insider net income analysis 42
10 Your real estate insider team 48
11 More insider investing tactics 52
12 Insider negotiating 54
13 Doing the due diligence as only an insider can 72
14 Insider questions that will help you make money 111
15 Insider closing strategies 113
16 Setting up your insider ownership paperwork 137
17 Insider tenant acquisition 158
18 Magic management by an insider 160
19 Your insider advantages as a seller 239
20 Other insider profits 244
21 Do you have what it takes to be an inside investor? 246
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