Real Estate Investing the Street Smart Way with Lou Brown

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Build in Your Rental Increases - 101 Street Smart Cash Flow Accelerators #60

Lou Brown

Aug 31 2019

I am back with another of our hundred and one cashflow accelerators. It's so exciting to share with you things that I've learned over being in this business for over 40 years. And one of the things I discovered is to build into your rental agreement rental increases. Now what that means is that you're telling your resident in advance that the rent may increase by X percent annually. Uh, so what that means is that you now can, can prescribe in advance that the rent may go up, say 10%. Uh, and then what that means is now we tell the resident at what we call the signing ceremony. This is when we meet and we go over that document. This is when we train them to be a good resident. This is when we tell them everything that they need to know about becoming a good resident and being a good resident in good standing with us.

And one of the things we explained to them is so important that you pay your rent on time and you take good care of your property. And Oh by the way, annually there is an increase because there's typically an increase in property taxes and insurance. So we're going to review that and we're gonna, we're gonna touch base with you about 60 days before your renewal just to see how things are going and to let you know how much your increase is going to be. The first thing we're going to do is we're going to look at increases in property taxes and insurance to discover exactly what the increase will be. However, we're also going to look at how much damage was done. How many times did we have to come out and make repairs to the property? Were those repairs aging or were those repairs actual damage that was done by a family member or even guests.

So what we are looking at is the overall picture of how that resident is taking care of the property when we make our decision of how much to increase the rent. Now this may be subject to certain guidelines within your local community or your state. They may have limitations on the amount of increase you can do annually. And I can tell you that in most cases we do not raise our rent more than 5% however, in our agreement we do have a blank line for the amount that you can increase the rent by. So we typically have in that blank line 10% that we tell the resident. It's not typically that much. Now this is available in my property management system. This property management system is available online at street smart, street smart and it is loaded. It is valuable things. Listen, if you are going to own property, you've got to become a professional property manager, four of your own assets and let me tell you something.

When you can learn how to professionally and properly manage your property, you can save a fortune in fees because property managers do typically charge a pretty significant amount of your profitability, a full month's rent to rent it up. They charge up to 10% on a monthly basis. In collections, they charge other fees. They add on sometimes for repairs, for managing the repairs. They charge a half a month. We up the, I mean there's all kinds of different fees that you're faced with when you hire a professional property management, and that can be a significant sum of money, particularly if you're going to acquire a whole bunch of properties. So I suggest that you learn how to be a professional property manager and do this thing right now, this comes with training. It comes with six CDs, also comes with a form stairs where you can pull this up on your computer, highlight the blank line and type it in. I've got a filled in version of every document, a blank version of every document, a cover sheet that explains it. Who gets an original, who gets a duplicate? Does it get recorded? Where does it get recorded? All that information is available and you can find this at street smart, Yeah, baby. Well like this. Love this. Share this and subscribe and I will see you soon. Take care.

Lou Brown has been buying, selling and holding property for 40 years and you are about to discover what a lot of so called gurus are missing.

* How to buy all the property you want without ever visiting a single bank or needing to qualify for a loan…

* How to have a buyer or renter before you even buy property…

* How to have them already pay you money before you sold them anything…

These are exactly the kinds of deals he does day in and day out. Most 'investors' are getting it wrong. It's not about the property, it's about the buyer. Buying right and buying cheap is what you'll do after you have the buyer.

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Real Estate investors in all fifty states across Canada and fifteen foreign countries including as far away as Australia and New Zealand, have long regarded the training, systems and forms created by Louis Brown as the best in the industry, Quoted as an expert by many publications and authors, “Lou” draws from a wide and varied background as a real estate investor having been buying property since 1976.

He's invested in single-family homes, apartments, hotels, developed subdivisions and built and renovated homes and apartments. Each of these experiences has given him a proving ground for the most cutting edge concepts in real estate today. He's widely known as a creative financing genius with his deal structuring concepts.

Being a teacher at heart he enjoys sharing his discoveries with others. He has served the industry in many volunteer positions such as past President and designated lifetime member of the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, the world's largest real estate investor group.

He is also founding President of the National Real Estate Investors Association, which serves as the umbrella association of local investor groups.

Investors have long regarded Lou’s training, systems and forms as the best in the industry. He has been quoted as an expert by many publications including The Wall Street Journal and Smart Money Magazine. Lou draws from his wide and varied background as a real estate investor. Having bought property since 1977, he has invested in single-family homes, apartments, hotels and developed subdivisions, as well as building and renovating homes and apartments. These experiences have given him a proving ground for the most cutting-edge concepts in the real estate investment industry today. He is widely known as a creative financing genius regarding his deal structuring concepts. He enjoys sharing his discoveries with others as he teaches seminars and has authored courses, books and audio training on how to make money and keep it. Lou is past President and a lifetime member of the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association and was founding President of the National Real Estate Investors Association. About Lou Brown

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