Fixer investors enjoy major advantages over all the other investors because there’s no up and down cycles to slow you down.
Unlike the general housing market, the fix-up strategy never changes regardless of what the economy does. Although I currently own a number of American dream houses now – I don’t mind confessing – my fixer properties bought every single one of them!
Like most successful investors, I suffered through a probationary period! That’s when there’s almost as good a chance of going broke as being successful. What finally saved my bacon was when I started buying the kind of properties that would earn enough income to pay me every month. That might not sound like much too some folks – but to me, it was the discovery that kept my investment career alive – and my faith intact!
Once you have a few dollars to jingle – and a respectable cash flow, you are now in a position to acquire quality houses, so long as they’re close to break even. I could never move forward very fast until I figured out the sequence! Go for cash flow first – quality houses, second!