‘Which approach do I use get deals in the sizzling market of real estate?’ This is a recurrent question am frequently asked. Essentially, there are various ways of getting deals in the sizzling real estate business. It all relies on the risk level you are prepared to take and investment objectives. I am personally conservative in a sizzling market. I might make less amounts of money than those that speculate and purchase due to a hot market. However, your risk tolerance and objectives might be different.
Some diverse real estate temperaments and their approach of finding real estate properties are described here: The speculator: this is a genius when it comes to HOT markets. Speculators do not go wrong since whatever amount he pays at present there will be another person prepared to pay extra in future. Just like stock markets, when one is hot, one is hot and everyone is a winner.
The negative aspect for speculators occurs when an end comes to every good thing. When an end comes, sometimes the speculator may get stuck while carrying the bag. I have no objections to speculation but have zero tolerance or patience for whining after the ride ends. Like Russina Roulette, the odds for winning are five out of six which is good.
On the positive aspect, speculators can make more money. If one rapidly gets in and out of a deal, the risk is restricted to the holdings one has at any particular moment. Markets regularly return artificial profits and this is a flip side of the speculating approach. Paying more than the worth of a property is a risk one can get in and is a horrible position to face in case the market rapidly turns around.
Investors are normally eager to reimburse retail prices then sell at high values in new markets due to the rush of customers when the market is hot. There is a danger in this game. Incase one decides to play the game, ensure one understands all risks one is likely to face and have a tactic of resolving them in case the risk strikes one. Just like when trading commodities, managing risks is an important game to master as rewards come with risks.
The investor: a dream for speculators is a real estate market on fire, which is a nightmare for investors. This is because approaches that worked before no longer bear similar results. One’s efforts for marketing may face decreased efficiency and one is likely to have few chances of purchasing properties at discounted rates one had accustomed to. Even it market results plummet, this situation is depressing as the only way out is by marketing more so as to improved one’s marketing techniques.
Hot markets can result in a big blow to the self-confidence of the investor. It makes an investor halt and question if at all they are engaging in something wrong. There is nothing wrong done but there is a need for change. Because marketing is not very effective in hot markets, investors need to spend more time in marketing for them to create sufficient leads. Specializing in a single field and dominating one niche is a possibility. Some possibilities include bankruptcies, pre-foreclosures, tax liens field, divorce filings, quitclaim property, eviction notices and death notices
Whenever a market becomes HOT, it is wise to search for opportunities for buying ‘subject to’ properties as they create a perfect cash flow. Whenever there is a flow in property cash, it is not easy to go wrong. What is done in HOT real estate markets? Personally, I have sold most properties and realized cash profits. Now I am apprehensively waiting for a turn in the markets. I am certain when this happens, there will be a rush from many investors for a cover while I will be among the few that will be picking up deals. At this instance, the complete investing game changes and I will give an explanation on what should be done in this market later.
Conversely, do not conclude that I am not buying houses anymore. We still sell houses at a wholesale and many times the profits are less, but we make cash money with no risk the same day with cash flowing in and out. Still, there are many deals available and there are no problems faced. No one knows when markets will turn and maybe no one will ever know. It also does not matter even if one knows and has tactics of investing in current markets. However, let me inform you why people think markets will revolutionize.
1. Market Cycle: Nothing is resistant to the rise and fall of markets and cycles are a natural component of the entire process. Whenever housing is less, people will rush to build more houses. Once enough houses have been built, everyone stops building. Then a time comes when houses are less and the cycle carries on repeatedly.
2. Interest Rates: When there is a rise in interest rates, the affordability of houses by buyers is likely to reduce. This in return affects prices, new homes construction and prices. When the market resumes back to normal, smart investors will be keen to buy complete subdivision ventures from the bankrupt developers. Most houses in hot markets are pre-sold but when they get finished, most developers get in deep trouble as they depend on profits and deposits from pre-sold houses once construction is finished.