South Puget Sound - Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Federal Way, Auburn, Enumclaw...

Asked by Robert, 98005 Sun Feb 3, 2013

Investor willing to pay cash for homes most wouldn't touch. I almost only want bank owned where the bank is desperate to sell because the condition o the property renders it unfavorable to 99.9% of the buying community. No, these aren't the only opportunities, but they seem to be the ones with the greatest profit potential.

Agents - 99.9% I won't do business with, and I assume you compete with each other and know why. I need a shrewd partner who 1) knows the markets, 2) gets what customer service is and knows it's not my job to chase you for information and scout the internet to find deals, 3) understands the difference between buying a residence and investment, 4) wants to work with me and a stellar contractor to build a meaningful business in the South end (eg: a home a month on average).

I'm a professional, learning real estate, have little patience for people who want a commission check, and am inspired by the few who know they make money by making others money.

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Kyle Graham, Agent, University Place, WA
Wed Feb 6, 2013
I am going to be straight up with you in these area's you have missed the boat. If your looking to become a landlord and acquire multiple properties and hold then there is something still out there for you. If your plan is to buy and flip well the market is so competive and yet the appreciation is slow there isnt much money or any money to be made. Your best bet is to scout the auctions at the courthouses and try to find a property with some equity. Problem is there will be 20+ others there doing the same thing.

If you have cash and a great contractor break into the new construction market. Find some lots cheap and build a nice yet affordable home. There is market shortage right now of inventory. Buyers are having a hard time finding homes. This is making it more competitive and homes are selling quicker. Lots are still available cheap since the raw land market has been hit the hardest in the real estate downturn.

I can help you find lots in a great area with potential but I dont do anything that doesnt make investors money so helping you find homes is something I can't do.
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Brett Tousley, , Tacoma, WA
Mon Feb 4, 2013
Hi Robert, If you are a rehabber, I think you'll find the market has changed and your current assessment may not serve you well right now. I can tell you that there are very few banks who could be described as desperate to sell a home. Most of the offers I'm writing on bank owned homes for cash investors are competing with 5-15 other cash investors for the home. A cash buyer is not rare in this market.

There are still significant cash flow opportunities in the buy and hold market (rentals) but be prepared to move quickly and write many offers for good rehab projects.

Having said all that, if you have realistic expectations for profit and make intelligent offers that make sense to you, there are still (and always will be) opportunities out there.
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Benis Dawkins, Agent, Seattle, WA
Sun Feb 3, 2013
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Kelly Baker, Agent, Puyallup, WA
Sun Feb 3, 2013
Hello Robert, as you know you will be getting a lot of responses to your post. The only true way to find the right Broker for you is to sit down face-to-face and then decide. Email me a good time for us to meet and I'll get it on my calendar.
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Kristina Cla…, Agent, Anthem, AZ
Sun Feb 3, 2013
Robert, I live, work and know these areas.I can start today!
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