So you wanna get started investing in Cascade Atlanta Collier Heights and you’re checking things out, eh?
Good for you. Always do your homework and you won’t get schooled.
Here’s some great tools that we’ve found and we use from time to time and great real estate investing resources in Cascade Atlanta Collier Heights for investors here locally to tap into for quick research on your investment deals.
The best thing is most of these sites below are completely free!
Here’s a few sites you should get to know:
Zillow is the biggest, baddest real estate website on the block. They are building data on real estate wealth like few other sites.
The CEO of Zillow, Spencer Rascoff, said their company’s best asset was their “living database of all homes”.
The Zestimate tool is off, as a lot of folks have noted. It’s fun to see what the computer calculates, but you still gotta know how to analyze the comps and evaluate the market for yourself.
Spend a lot of time on Zillow and get to know the intimate details of each property sold in your target Cascade Atlanta Collier Heights neighborhoods. Really try to identify the psychology of the prices, and seek to understand why the seller and buyer picked that point to settle.
Remember, each sale is like a tiny piece of a moving puzzle that makes up the whole market.
Zillow is an awesome tool for investors to get to know their markets.
Craigslist is a caution recommendation. There’s huge deals there, if you spend the time on the site. People write terrible ads for great properties. Happens every hour of every day across GA. Sometimes the best properties only get one terrible ad. So you’ve got to scour. However, be aware that there are potential a lot of scams on Craigslist. Please be careful of what is called “Ghosting.” It’s when a scammer takes a copy of an actual listing, change the price to what appears to be an incredible deal. You go find out the house is great and they ask for a large cash deposit because they are giving you such a good deal. You exchange funds for a fake deed and by the time you find out it’s a scam the number you were giving is disconnected and you have lost your money. Remember most deals that are too good to be true are, in fact, too good to be true.
LoopNet is the granddaddy of commercial real estate investing.
You wanna sell a gigantic freakin building to institutional investors, this is the site you want to list it on.
Sometimes there are great deals on LoopNet, but you’re competing with every other investor to find them. If you are a Grade-A investor working with a top broker, you’ve got a chance to win the bid and seal the deal. This is not the site for rookies.
LoopNet is a great place to learn about the market in Cascade Atlanta Collier Heights and see how the major money is moving. You’ll be surprised what you can learn, so start searching through the properties for sale and watching where they close.
Just like its name suggests, Auction.com is a big clearinghouse of auctions, — foreclosures, REOs, short sales, distressed properties, land, new construction — you name it, they probably sell it.
Definitely check out the auction calendar, and make a trip to visit some Cascade Atlanta Collier Heights auctions. You never know who you might meet at an auction – maybe your future business partner?
Kevin Polite is a Solid Source Realty, Inc. Realtor and the exclusive agent for HausZwei Homes. He specializes in Cascade, Collier Heights, Sylvan Hills in Atlanta as well as, Decatur 30032 and Decatur 30030 including the neighborhoods of Midway Woods, Belvedere Park, White Oak Hills and Meadowbrook Acres. He is also very active in East Atlanta and Atlanta homes in the fast appreciating areas along the Westside Trail along the Atlanta Beltline. You will receive personal attention throughout your transaction as he guides you through the home buying or selling process.Call Kevin Today and find out why so many consider him the best agent they have ever worked with.
Most investors overlook Walkscore.com – a big mistake.
Walkscore tells you a ton about any given address. It tells you how a potential renter or buyer will evaluate it – what’s nearby and how long it takes to access.
It’s also a fantastic tool to target areas that are underpriced for their amenities. If an area has a really high walkscore and low prices, chances are good that prices will rise in the next few years. There’s big exceptions – but walkability is a really key factor in Cascade Atlanta Collier Heights investment.
Those tools will help you to understand the Cascade Atlanta Collier Heights area market, if you take the time to use them. Do your homework, and understand the market before you start dumping your hard-earned money into a property.
You can always give us a call 678-435-9991 – we love to partner up with investors, and we’ve got great terms.
If you’re looking to access to local Cascade Atlanta Collier Heights investment properties, great!