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Bulk REO Investing In Today’s Market

November 4th, 2018 Comments off

Bulk REO Investing is proving to be one of the most profitable fields of investment during this year and potentially beyond. Bulk REO Investors profit by buying groups (commonly called portfolios) of properties from lenders who have foreclosed the properties and have urgent desire to reduce pressure on their balance sheets. Due to the urgency of the balance sheet needs of the banking institutions coupled with the investors ability to purchase a package of REO properties rather than singular properties, its quite possible for a well-financed bulk reo investor to acquire REO packages at extremely attractive deals.

Most bulk REO real estate investors make offers to lending institutions on the basis of a percentage of unpaid mortgage balance. This means that if the investors make an offer of 60 cents on the dollar for a package of loans with a remaining balance of $3,000,000 in principal balance, then they pay $1,800,000 to acquire that group of houses.

At the conclusion of the reo portfolio transactions, investors own multiple properties which must then be monetized to bring a return to their portfolio. To do this, they typically resell the properties to retail home buyers via owner financing. By cutting traditional lenders out of their transactions, REO investors are able to sell their properties more quickly and at very appealing terms.

Find out when the banks financial quarter ends. This is where they report their quarterly earnings and financials and when most of upper management get evaluated for bonuses. Just like any business, banks dont want to have these underperforming assets on their books especially when their earnings reports are due.

Analyze the deals, determine what you want to get them for, and put in your second (or third) best offer (never offer your best offer first).

Negotiate until its a win for all: you get to have several properties at lower than market value the bank walks away with those deals off of their books just in time for the quarterly earnings reports to shareholders.

The future seems bright for savvy Bulk REO investors.

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