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Sunday I was holding a open house at one of our company's condo conversion projects and was thinking to myself, how can I get one of these units for myself as an investment property?

The first thing I must tell you is that it is one particular unit that I am wanting. The reason I want that particular unit is because it is next to the model unit. My plan is to live there for one year while selling the other condos then owner-finance my unit to a new buyer.

The only problem is the unit I want has a renter and the owner is saving those units for last. He wants the rents from those units to continue while he does the conversion of the vacant units. He is also not taking reservations on occupied units and I am not willing to wait for it to be vacated - I WANT IT TODAY!

I'm presenting my proposal this next week to the owner of the project. So, I will update everyone to how it is going or if it accepted.

So here is the proposal:

The first step is, approach the owner with my idea and see if this is something that he is even willing to consider.

Then the second step that I need to do is approach the renter to see if I can pay them $500 to move out early. If they are willing to do that, then I can go back to the seller and pay him a $500 down payment / earnest money deposit and set up a lease-option for the next 6 months, setting the price of the condo to today's market prices.

This now gives me the property at the price I want and it gives the seller the income he wanted from a renter and I have a home office 15 feet from the model home. No more driving 10 miles when I get a call from the office saying they have a buyer that would like to see the model home.

It should be a win-win for everyone involved, and like I said, I will be updating everyone next week to the outcome.

Respect Realty LLC (Expect More)


At Respect Realty, LLC our agents believe in 100% dedication to client satisfaction.  We specialize in property and land acquisition around the Portland Metro and Vancouver, WA area. We delight in working with first time home buyers and sellers to guide them from start to finish. Our doors are always open and we are always happy to assist you with your real estate questions.


Reach out today, we look forward to talking with you!


Todd Clark and Seraina Aguayo (Owners of Respect Realty)

Respect Realty LLC (Expect More)



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Comment balloon 4 commentsRespect Realty LLC • June 28 2007 05:23PM


Great Idea!... Please keep us posted.
Posted by Wayne and Lynda Gomillion (Real Living Hagan Realtors | Pinehurst ~ Southern Pines, NC) about 12 years ago
Hey Todd- I don't know if the renter is going to move out early for $500...if you pay for or help them move might be better incentive cause NO one likes moving. Make it easy for them!
Posted by Scott Hoag, Preferred Lender / Mortgage Company (FBC Mortgage) about 12 years ago

I'm curious to see how it goes.  Keep us posted.

Posted by Kate Bourland, Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing (Marketing with Kate) about 12 years ago

Wayne and Lynda - I'm happy to say this worked and I've been doing this for almost two years.

Scott - Well, it worked and I moved in 43 days later.

Kate - I hope to purchase this property later this year. I actually made it 3 year lease with market adjustments because I saw what the housing market was starting to do. I will now save even more than I would have originally.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

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