U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Real Estate
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 08-04-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
326 posts, read 584,338 times
Reputation: 172

Advertisements

Are there realtors specialize in investment properties? Or are there just some realtors handle more investment properties and know more about rental market (or may list rentals) besides the general real estate market?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-04-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
12,698 posts, read 26,867,245 times
Reputation: 9665
Quote:
Originally Posted by cls88 View Post
Are there realtors specialize in investment properties? Or are there just some realtors handle more investment properties and know more about rental market (or may list rentals) besides the general real estate market?

Yes there are agents that specialize in investment properties. Often they are investors themselves.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
326 posts, read 584,338 times
Reputation: 172
Thank you. Could you please suggest ways of finding one?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
1,570 posts, read 4,578,097 times
Reputation: 1362
ASK. I found many Realtors don't have invesment property themselves.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
8,578 posts, read 12,032,215 times
Reputation: 13047
Do you know any investors to ask for a referral to a realtor? probably the best source.

I handle investment property in Houston and am surprised by the general ignorance of most realtors in this area. My people come from referrals from other investors. I will not handle someone out of the blue, the learning curve is too steep and it's a enormous amount of time.

I used to do investment seminars until it just got too much to fit in - possibly you can look in the newspaper to see if anyone is doing this in Austin. Go to the seminar and listen to see if they appear to know what they are talking about.

Not too keen on the investment clubs. It seems like what they are most adept at is parting you from your money for joining and "coaching", etc.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-04-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Mountain Ranch, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
6,767 posts, read 16,069,742 times
Reputation: 5960
You could try looking at realtor.com and search for members that have a CCIM designation (Certified Commercial and Investment Member). I had that one in the early '80's, but I let it lapse when I moved to the country.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2010, 02:33 AM
 
10,675 posts, read 9,685,189 times
Reputation: 4710
If you're asking this question, i'd invest elsewhere.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2010, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
1,613 posts, read 4,613,936 times
Reputation: 2607
Quote:
Originally Posted by cls88 View Post
Thank you. Could you please suggest ways of finding one?
You can easily find these RE Agents that are also investors by looking into the local real estate investment clubs. One of the best places to find a list of these is on meetup.com. I checked the Austin area and see over a dozen different investor groups. Most of these meetup group listings will allow you to view the member list, and RE Agents normally indicate their business there. I've met some really nice RE Agents at these groups.

Good luck on the search and if you have any inspection questions let me know I would be happy to answer them for you.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2010, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
6,943 posts, read 15,769,301 times
Reputation: 7008
You could join the TXREIC, its free,

Texas Real Estate Investors Circle
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
326 posts, read 584,338 times
Reputation: 172
Thank you all for the suggestions.

I think all I need is a hard-working realtor who really want to do a good job and build a long working relationship with his/her customers, who doesn't just push customers closing a house quickly so he/she can make the commission, and can tell me "these are the areas that we can look into ", "this is the rent generally in these areas" and "this is what I do and charge for renting out the house for you", etc. All I want is to buying one property for now. Since I am not in a hurry, I will take the time and find a real good one. Thank you all again!
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $99,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Real Estate

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2016, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top