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When it comes to investing in real estate, there are just some deals you are not going to be able to acquire. Best to know this from the start and get over it quickly. Someone else is going to get the deal instead of you, either because they were focused on solving the seller’s problem, beat you to getting it under contract, or more often than not, offered more money than you. Whatever the case may be, you didn’t get it. Also, it certainly won’t be the last time either, unless of course, you completely stop making offers.

Hey, it happens to everyone. I hear investors all the time say they lost a deal to another investor who was willing to pay more for it. And if that’s why you didn’t get the deal, stop thinking you “lost” it. You didn’t lose it. If you did your due diligence, and offered the right purchase price (i.e., one where you can make the profit you want), get over it and move on to the next deal.

Are you questioning whether you offered the correct purchase price? If so, that is totally normal, and you need to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Did I determine the correct ARV?
  • Did I do enough due diligence to determine the complete scope of work?
  • Did I offer the right price based on these factors along with the profit I wanted to make?

If you answered “YES” to all of these, then you should feel good about your offering price, and not confuse losing a deal with someone else making a mistake that’s going to cost them money. However, if you low-balled the seller, then we are talking about a completely different situation. In this market, there’s no room for being too greedy. Whatever the case, don’t beat yourself up over it.

Most of what we are seeing right now is investors paying too much just to get a deal. Why are they doing this? They are very new and don’t have enough experience yet. Emotions are taking over their decision making, especially when pressured from a wholesaler to buy the deal before someone else does.

If this sounds like you, don’t get sucked in. No matter what your deal flow looks like, it’s a dynamic market. This means that deals are happening all the time. Real estate deals happen every day and that’s not going to change. Be patient and find the one that works for you.

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