Invest in Rental Property Shop Marketing Fun It also depends on your definition of ‘wholesaling’. There’s residential real estate (which I know well), and commercial real estate (which I don’t know as well, but am fascinated by and see my future in). One thing I’m familiar with in residential real estate that tends to get bundled in with the traditional definition of wholesaling is cooperative-assignments, also known as or ‘wholesaling options/lease-options’. An option is basically what is sounds like — the chance, or option (not obligation) to purchase real estate in the future, usually at a specified price. I know for a fact that minors can hold options on property, at least where I do business and since I last checked. Anyway, I’ll illustrate the basic idea with ‘wholesaling’ options through a simple example. Let’s say that you are 15 and you obtain an option to buy at $180,000, on a property worth $200,000 today. The option is to exercisable for a period of three months, beginning one year in the future. The property is already worth $20,000 more than the option, but the thing is the future of the market is unknown and technically the real estate could plummet in value and the option would become impractical/worthless. Regardless of how you got the option (whether you paid for it in cash, traded goods, or some other consideration), you can sell/assign it to someone else for whatever you want. If someone thinks the property will be worth $220,000 in a year, they might be willing to buy your option now for $190,000. Let’s say that happens, and you are now out of the deal. You’ve grossed $10,000, and you are only 15 years old.
Slide Shows A developer might tie up the property, do the preliminary work and sell it to someone else to build, or take it all the way through the process, from design through selling or leasing to the end users.
Great guide Brandon. Lots of great information as always. Thank you!!
Matt Martin on January 27, 2016 6:47 pm Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest