Not a week goes by that I don’t get several emails or phone calls from wholesalers who want to know what types of deals I look for, where I like to buy, what kinds of houses I buy, etc. While most of that information can probably be gleaned from reading through this blog, I wanted to take the time to put together a more detailed list of the types of deals I look for, so I can just direct the wholesaler questions here…
If you’re a wholesaler, here is the information you’ll probably need:
Am I Looking For Deals?: Yes! I’m always looking for deals. And even if I weren’t looking for deals, I work with lots of other investors who are always looking for deals. If you have a deal, send it along and if it’s good, either I — or someone I know — will buy it.
Contact Info: If I’ve never worked with you, please don’t call me with deals. It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you, but now that I run 3 seperate companies and travel often, it’s not easy to find a lot of phone time. Once we’ve done a deal or two, you’ll be on my list to answer your calls. Until then, send me emails (including any potential deals) to firstname.lastname@example.org. I read every email I ever get, and will respond (though if it’s not a time sensitive deal, it may take me a bit).
Location: I mostly buy in Fulton , Gwinnet, Dekalb , and Cobb County, Georgia, with most of my properties in neighbourhoods with good schools. I will consider deals outside this area, but the further away from this general vicinity, the better the deal has to be. Please don’t send me any marginal deals that are more than an hour away!
House Characteristics: While I’m sometimes willing to deviate from this list of characteristics (especially for a great deal), these are the types of houses I tend to buy:
Level of Rehab: It doesn’t matter! I’m always happy to do a quick paint-and-carpet job and I also don’t mind houses that have been (or need to be) torn down to the studs. I’m happy to deal with mold, water-proofing issues and/or foundation issues — though keep in mind that my purchase price will certainly take into account the cost of fixing these types of problems.
Price Range: While I’m happy to buy a deal in any price range if I’m confident it will sell and I can make a decent profit, ARV of 120-175k.
Purchase Formula: You don’t have to guess if a deal meets my financial requirements or not. The formula I use to evaluate deals is pretty simple, we buy at 60% LTV.
Sam Kakembo, an Entrepeneur & Investor, plays a key role in management of the company portfolio of emerging markets. The majority of his investments are made in single family rental properties. He is responsible for property evaluation, marketing, acquisitions and in addition, asset managment of the Company’s property portfolio. Mr. Kakembo possesses 10 years’ experience in Canadian real estate, and currently manages a private real estate portfolio, Richland Investments and Property Management