Our Done For You Real Estate teams have assisted Done For You clients in transacting over $500,000,000 of simple and conservative single family residences. That equates to more than 4,000 individual properties purchased by over 1,300 individual clients over the last 15 years. We even post every transaction we complete with our clients during each calendar year. You can download and review a full annual transaction report for any year, dating back to 2013.
Many companies in the real estate investment industry do not enable their Google, Facebook, and Better Business Bureau reviews; we do, and we are proud of what we’ve been able to help our clients achieve. We are an Accredited business with the Better Business Bureau and currently hold an A+ rating (as of October 2021). We know not every client’s experience will be perfect, but we know our teams bend over backwards to try and help our clients experience tremendous success. Therefore, we stand on our track record and we do not shy away from it.
The way we make our money is by charging a flat-per-property fee, called a TEAMS Fee. This fee goes on your closing documents as a separate buyer-paid commission, and this same TEAMS Fee is included on every property projection you see. We also get a nominal referral commission from our market-based real estate agents after you close on a property. If we are fortunate enough to have our licensed mortgage brokerage (Strategic Lending) do the mortgage loan for you (which nearly 100% of our clients do), we will also make the standard loan fees other mortgage brokerages make if they were to do your loan. We also own an insurance brokerage (Inside Insurance) and if we are fortunate enough to win your business on insuring your investment property, we also make the industry standard insurance commissions on your policy. WE DO NOT hide or stuff fees into the properties you purchase. We also do not first acquire properties with our own capital, then turn around, fix them up, and sell them to our customers for an undisclosed premium. We want you to know our business and revenue model, because we believe there is value in you knowing both what you stand to make on a property and how we stand to generate company revenue through that purchase process. To use a common expression, “we put all our cards on the table.”
Instead of taking on tremendous risk and trying to financially swing for the fences with property flips, creative real estate techniques, or large syndicated deals, we have found that investing in conservative and consistent single family properties, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage homes in markets selected through research and analytics, in good neighborhoods that attract good long-term tenants is a far more conservative and ultimately more profitable then high risk, high turnover, and potentially high reward types of real estate.
We help you hit real estate singles by doing 95% of the work for you. We find you the right property in the right market, finance the property, insure the property, fix-up the property, find you great tenants, then get the property rented out and managed for you; all while allowing you to keep 100% of the profits and benefits of owning investment real estate without all the headache and frustration of doing it on your own. The Moneyball strategy relies on hitting real estate singles, consistently, over 10 or more years. Moneyball real estate means you plan on owning each property you invest in for around 5 years before selling it, taking the proceeds, and buying additional real estate from the sale of your property; hopefully doubling your portfolio each time you sell one property to buy two more. We help you intentionally grow your investment portfolio one property at a time, over time, holding your hand year after year through every step of the process until you have achieved the level of income replacement that you seek.
Our Moneyball system relies heavily on our market teams who are on the ground in individual and very specific markets; who can find, access, and provide property inventory in a variety of ways. We are not beholden to the method of being forced to have liquid capital available for us to first purchase the real estate, then turn it around, fix it up, and resell it to you as many real estate investment companies do. Our inventory is on-demand, just in time, and relies heavily on a relationship based approach to utilize in-market real estate agents, the multiple listing service, and exclusive new construction opportunities with established home builders, so that no matter the inventory demand in any market area, we can provide a virtually unlimited supply to our clients based on their individual property acquisition needs or wants.
With Done For You Real Estate you can shop the same type of conservative and profitable properties in multiple markets simultaneously, instead of only gaining access to one single market at a time. We take a research based approach to helping you invest in the right market at the right time, and then help you know when it is time to transition out of one market and into another. We watch individual market trends and conditions, as well as larger economic cycles to help you know which markets are best to invest in at any given moment; regardless of what the current economic conditions might be.
Any loan officer can pre-qualify you by getting an idea of your income, debts, and credit score. Instead of a fly-by pre-qualification, our mortgage brokerage, “Strategic Lending”, does a fully documented pre-approval for purchase. By having you fill out an application, upload your financial documents, and then work with our in-house pre-approval experts, when you have your pre-approval complete you are fully ready to qualify for a mortgage. This gives our market-based teams additional bargaining power as they look to find and win you excellent investment properties.
Oftentimes “turn-key” companies will own the property management company that is leasing out and managing the property for you. We do not own the property management companies we work with, but instead have a close working relationship with them. That means that in the event of an issue, frustration, or miscommunication, (which can be expected from time to time) instead of having to talk to the same company that is the potential cause of the frustration, Done For You Real Estate gets to act as a liaison, and intermediary between you and our property managers if need be. In addition, by having each of our property managers as independently owned and operated companies, it means they have an incentive to serve Done For You Real Estate clients, at a high level. If they do not adequately meet and fulfill the expectations we set for them, and that we’ve set with you, there are always other property management companies in town that would love to work with hundreds of extremely well qualified Done For You clients. That increased accountability, both on our part and theirs, will work in your benefit.
Accessibility is the name of the game. We are not hard to get a hold of. In fact, you will have a whole list of contacts you are given that you can reach out to at any time during your investment process. You’ll be assigned an Onboarding Specialist who will answer your questions and hold your hand during your research and pre-approval process. You will then be assigned an Account Executive that will be there to hold your hand through the entire purchasing process and will be your go-to contact for all your investment property needs. Your Account Executive will personally introduce you to our teams in the market you are interested in investing in, including your market based acquisition director, your property manager, and more. You will also have a whole Portfolio Optimization Team that you can reach out to, including our in-house property management liaison.
You are not left to your own devices to figure out when is the right time to refi, sell, or simply hold. Every year, around the anniversary of your property purchase, we pro-actively put together an annual property and market review. We pull numbers on your property, figure out how much it’s worth, how much equity you have accumulated, how well the property has performed, etc. and we use that information to provide a fresh look, and a fresh set of options each year. You will know how much you could make if you sold, how much better your payment could get if you refinanced, or even how much cash you could pull out of your property to grow your portfolio even more quickly. You will know “what time it is” with your individual properties and your overall portfolio, and our expert team will do all the heavy lifting to do the research for you, so you can have a slew of options ready at your fingertips each year to help you achieve your goals as quickly as possible.