Assessing Tax Deed Sales

By: Tabitha Naylor

Investing in real estate can be an enjoyable experience for anyone. After all, you have the ability to make a significant amount of money in a short period of time. But just like any other investment, when you buy real estate, you are assuming a risk. This is the main deterring factor which prevents most people from ever entering into this lucrative market. This is particularly true when it comes to tax deed sales. Even though you may enjoy some easy profit when it comes to this type of investment, you will more than likely have to work to get what you want.

Before you make a decision on buying delinquent tax deeds, the first important step is to learn how to properly assess the properties in question (there are many free resources available on the internet). By knowing how to do this, you will significantly improve your chances of making a hefty profit with every transaction. Assessing properties is not a science, but there are a couple things you can do to better your situation.

1. When you are assessing tax deed sales, you need to realize that a majority of these properties are going to need some work. This means that you must be able to determine how much the property is worth, as well as how much money you think you can sell it for. The difference between this, minus the cost of any repairs you must make, will be your overall profit. On your first transaction, you may get a little lost along the way, but, you should continually improve with experience, as you will learn how to accurately quote the different prices and costs.

2. If you are looking at these types of properties because you are interested in a new home to live in yourself, you will have an entirely different set of standards you need to check. First and foremost, you will need to make sure that the properties in question are large enough to accommodate your needs. For example, if you have a large family, what is the point in looking at a two bedroom home?

In addition to the size of the home, you will also want to look into the features each has to offer. Is there a laundry room? Are there enough bathrooms? Is the yard big enough for the kids to play in? Is the neighborhood safe? These are all pertinent questions you will want to ask yourself. Also, keep in mind things such as the school district and public transportation access. Not only will this information be important to you now, but it will be equally important in the future, as these are great features you will be able to market if and when you ever decide to sell the home.

Overall, when you learn how to assess tax deed sales, you are learning how to maximize your profit potential, which is the key foundational principle for any budding real estate investor.

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