Rental Property Investing
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Buyers, Sellers, Tenants, Landlords and Investors

Rental property investing in South Florida is currently a challenge to find cash positive rental properties. Due diligence is a must, and patience is essential. Finding good solid investments can be time-consuming. Investors should hire an experienced real estate professional to work with for the long game, in order to seek out the best properties.

Besides the initial investment of buying a rental property (or converting an already owned property into a rental)... the biggest decision to make is HOW to make the property work for you. 

Property management fees can be tax deductions. So why manage rental property yourself? EXPERIENCED property managers know how to help you avoid pitfalls, effectively and swiftly address issues BEFORE they become costly, provide your monthly/annual bookkeeping records for taxes, and so much more! We've been through all types of landlord/tenant situations, and know what works and what doesn't. We're problem solvers, and good at making sure your investment is working for you.

For buyers, it IS a buyer's market! There are a solid number of properties on the market available to buy, and buyers can often negotiate the prices a bit. However, if buyers are using FHA/VA financing, 

they are finding it more difficult to find sellers willing to accept this type of financing as it can come with some additional loopholes that conventional mortgages don't have. 

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Sellers are currently able to sell at prices that make them happy but need to be careful as there are still some pitfalls encountered in the process. Low appraisals are a problem that are sometimes blowing up sales contracts, forcing the buyers to walk away and sellers to start the process all over again. Also, we've seen some ruthless inspection reports with unrealistic repair estimates attached. Buyers sometimes freak out when this happens, and sellers become defensive and don't want to negotiate. The sales contract is then jeopardized unless a very neutral experienced person is there to add calm and logical reasoning and assist both sides in negotiating terms they are both happy with.

Who is having the most difficult time in South Florida?

Tenants are having the most difficulty in the 2018 South Florida market. Finding affordable rentals in most areas within South Florida is very difficult. Renewals are now commonly jumping $100 a month or more to remain for another year. Oftentimes there are multiple offers on the same rental property, so anyone with less than stellar credit scores or less than 3:1 income/rent ratio need a longer time frame to secure a new rental property as well as  lots of patience. Because South Florida is very transient (lots of people move in and out, more in... all the time) rental rates remain well above the national average and continue to rise. 

In most situations, the services of a professional real estate agent are 

It is the Seller or Landlord that most commonly pay for Realtor services 
once a purchase or a lease has been completed successfully.

So for Buyers and Renters... it makes sense to hire an expert to help!
Get help submitting a WINNING offer! The best properties (for sale AND rentals)
will have multiple people submitting offers. Hiring an experienced agent will
ensure greater success and less stress.

This industry changes constantly. It can be risky, and challenging, and rewarding. We recommend reading books and articles, paying close attention to current interest rates. Ask lots of questions of family, friends, neighbors who own their own property. And hire the services of an experienced licensed agent who owns, is a long-time landlord, and has ridden the ups and downs of decades of real estate, and knows the current market.

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If you are new to rental property investing, need to become a landlord because you aren't able to sell right now, or you tried flipping and got stuck with a property you aren't able to sell... it's crucial that you take the time to learn the ins and outs of landlording, all the potential pitfalls, and equip yourself with the knowledge (and professional help) to set up and run everything legally and SMARTLY!

For instance, how much will you charge for security deposits? Will that amount cover potential damage or eviction costs? And what about maintenance: will your tenants be responsible for the yard or paying all utilities, and how will you enforce it without costing yourself extra money? Who will prepare your lease, and will that lease be tailored to your property and needs? What about bookkeeping of all the expenses and income, and 1099 tax prep needed? While it's all definitely doable by anyone... it takes a lot of research and education to make sure you set everything up for success. It's VERY easy to lose money in the real estate/rentals niche. And what if you DO have losses? Are you documenting them to be able to take the right losses on your tax returns? Real estate losses can, in some circumstances, SAVE you money!

Rental Property Management Services, Miami
Rental Property Management Services, Miami

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  • IRS 1099 reports
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