5 Major Reasons New Real Estate Wholesalers Lose Money

5 Major Reasons New Real Estate Wholesalers Lose Money

There are many reasons why new real estate wholesalers might go broke or lose the race to success. From failing to set up a good team to not being able to market their products, lack of strategies, legal challenges to burning out completely, reasons abound.

I’m sure you’ve heard of all of these and are either trying to find a fix or ignoring it because you think these are just many among the tall claims that crowd the Internet today, when it comes to wholesaling in real estate

While all of them are true, there are some overarching and compelling reasons if taken care of can save at least some in the business. But before I lay out the reasons there are a few things to introspect:

  • Your reason to enter the business
  • If you thought this was the easiest business to crack in terms of hard work
  • No spending means does not mean any legwork

An introspection on these points will give you the focus and the path to tread on. Wondering how? Read on!

It’s simple entrants to the business should understand that like any other business this, too, needs a passion to run and if you are here just to be a millionaire out of the blue then you’re at the wrong place.

real estate Wholesaling is simple but it requires sweat! Like quite literally. So, once you have asked yourself these questions and confident that you are ready to take on the challenge head-on, then, sample these reasons.

Reason 1

Spending Too Much on real estate

Spend wisely. When you are new you are bound to be filled with apprehensions. And in this state of fix, there are chances of being carried away when managing money.

I’ve heard a lot of people enroll for courses thinking they would get deep insights on cracking multi-million dollar deals. Well, you may get tricks and tips that may help you but remember investing too much at the beginning may not be the wise thing to do.

A lot of people also end up hiring a huge team. This too can make a dent in your wallet.

So work out your expenses accurately and spend only when needed and don’t be overeager.

Reason 2

Working On Useless Leads

But how do you know which lead is useful and which is not? That acumen is developed over time. However, you can start by focusing on your target audience.

No matter what tools you have, if you don’t filter out your leads, be sure to lose out on money.

Mark out your criteria and work on quality leads. As you go, you will surely learn the tricks of the trade and hit the bulls-eye more often.

Reason 3

Not Being Mindful of Lawsuits

Well, this point may sound scary for many but truth be told, this is a pivotal point around which your business may bloom or wither.

Documentation is important and an over-smart investor may forget they’ve signed a contract. So ensure your documentation is in place. Signed, maintained, and meticulously organized.

Getting help from an attorney might sound expensive, but believe me, it would be much cheaper than when losing a lawsuit.
If you think an attorney is only for large companies and complex tasks, then you are mistaken. Right advice, right documentation are safeguards that will save money in a big way.

Reason 4

Respect The Inspection Period

I am sure you all know of this duration that you buy to find that potential investor. Overshooting that time could cost you money.

Nobody does it on purpose for sure. But then that’s what the trick of the trade is. Try closing the deal in the time that you mention in your contract or else lose money.

Work out strategies and ways to close the deal within the time you fix in the agreement.

Reason 5

Your Business Is Not An Experiment

For those who think it is, remember you stand the risk of losing more. Why?

An experiment means you are shirking off the responsibility off your shoulder. And, that would mean not going all in. Well, that’s a mistake that many do.

To conclude, real estate wholesaling is a business proven with a number of strategies to drive it ahead. If you really want to do well, just ensure that you get the basics right.

Don’t overspend, take the road to consistency, and go all out with the passion to succeed. I’m sure these mantras will propel you ahead and help not just sustain but also keep your real estate wholesaling business alive and humming all through.

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Meet the Author

Pranav Prasannan

Pranav Prasannan

Digital Marketing Manager at Batchservice.


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