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Matt Napier's Real Estate Warning to InvestorsSince the beginning of the Great Recession, there has been a debate on cash flow between real estate investors, many of whom learned some tough lessons when the Recession began (including myself). Specifically, the debate is: What kind of deals should you focus on and how is your money best used!? Should you focus on creating equity or focus on creating solid income and cash flow?

You may be saying that they don’t have to be mutually exclusive. While that is correct, many investors tend to focus on either building equity OR cash flow. To me, the decision of what kind of deals to focus on is made easy if you boil it down to one thing- how much money do you need right now to live the lifestyle that you are already living (provided it’s already a decent standard of living) and do you already have enough cash flow to live off of on a monthly basis? If you do not have enough to live off of, do NOT focus your efforts too heavily on equity build up. Instead, focus on cash flow (quick flips, wholesaling, and only rentals that will generate strong cash flow); investments that will put cash in your pockets within 1-9 months.

One of my mentors when I got into real estate investing nearly a decade ago, Del Hinds, who headed the SCREIA, made a point of continually telling me not to focus too much on gaining long-term equity, until I had enough to live on today. His famous words still haunt me- YOU CAN’T EAT EQUITY! I also had another mentor that swore to me, you better have a sure fire exit plan and back up strategy if it doesn’t work. I will explain that more in a minute, but for now, let’s talk about Del’s words. At the time, I thought that he just had a different approach to investing, but he was 100% correct. Although I’d built up a significant pile of equity in properties, that was slowly being squeezed out each month when the Recession hit and since I didn’t focus on strong cash flow from the beginning, the $100 to $150 I was making per property on gross rents (before expenses) barely covered basic maintenance and vacancies, meaning my true profit per month on rentals was close to zero.

This serves as a warning. If the economy goes into another recession (which is certainly possible given the lack of fundamental improvement in the economy and massive spending by our government) and you do not have more than enough cash flow to live on already and are focusing too heavily on equity, change your focus… FAST. Focus on wholesaling, rehabbing, and flipping properties, or if you do buy rental properties, ensure that you have at least 30 to 35% cash flow after PITI payments plus a 10% allowance for vacancies and a 10% allowance for repairs (I actually look for 50% net cash flow now). Just because there are enough properties with potential equity that we can buy all day long right now, don’t buy too many properties too quickly if the strong cash flow isn’t there, and if you’re choosing not to re-sell them right away. Your equity may get squeezed out and you may be stuck with a property that you can’t sell for what you thought, and then you’re holding onto properties that aren’t cash flowing well enough to make it worth your time. You’re one of the smart ones though; you know to focus on cash flow, and thus, you will be a successful investor.

Matt Napier

With nearly a decade of experience in specialized niches of real estate, Matt is considered a highly knowledgeable real estate investor in the Charleston, South Carolina area. Matt has dedicated himself to learning highly specialized skills which allow him to find high-return real estate investments for his clients and his investment company, The Napier Organization. His company offers high-return investment opportunities to select individuals and funds, secured by real estate. In his free time, he enjoys coaching new real estate investors on the technical details of real estate investing.


Download my guide that shows you how to find and approach private lenders for your real estate deals:

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Show Notes

Jason has been on the show now 3 times! It’s because he’s awesome and doing great things in his real estate investing business in Houston.

We have in on the show today to talk about finding and working with private lenders for your house flips.
Now, if you’re new to real estate investing, you probably want to start with working with a partner to fund the deal and split the profits or use hard money until you have a proven track record of several successful flips. This will make it easier to build relationships with private lenders.

In this episode we talk about:

  • What a private lender is
  • How they are different than hard money lenders
  • What criteria Jason uses to determine good lenders from ones he’d rather not work with
  • How to find these lenders during networking events

Jason really focuses on the “working” part of networking events. I think most investors in general just don’t fully appreciate the power of these events if worked properly.

When negotiating with lenders on terms, Jason likes to frame the argument by showing how he uses the lenders that give the best terms first and then moves up to more expensive ones afters he’s used all of the cheaper one’s money. So, they can ask for higher rates, but they won’t get their money out until the cheaper ones have theirs out first.

Jason also talks about his vanilla and chocolate options he gives private lenders. You’ll need to listen to the episode for that one though. :)

I have a guide that you use to find out exactly how to find private lenders and what to do to approach them. You can download that here:

Click Here to Download the Finding Private Lenders Guide

Private lenders will typically lend at anywhere from 0 to 2 points and 8 to 12% interest. You can typically get 12 month terms and interest only or no monthly payments.

What to be careful of….
You have to be careful to only borrow from one lender for each deal. Do not pool funds from multiple people as that gets into securities and must conform to all of the laws regarding securities.

Also never market specific deals with numbers to private lenders. Find out more about this in the free download for this episode below.

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Hear more of my story and what I am doing these days by listening to the recording I did with Jason for his radio show:

Episode of Jason’s Radio Show Where He Interviews Me

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Learn how to flip houses through this free house flipping training course. Weekly podcast episodes show you how to get started and go from newbie to pro.

In this episode, I talk about what we’ve been doing with this series of podcast episodes that is meant to be a sort of weekly training that follows a specific path to take you from absolute beginner real estate investor to master pro house flipper extraordinaire.

Please Rate and Review

This is my simple request: If you enjoy the podcast and look forward to hearing a lot more episodes, I would be very grateful, happy, beholden and otherwise indebted to you to rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

It’s your choice and I do not want you to feel at all obligated. But I’d love it if you would subscribe and leave a rating and review.

Ratings and reviews allow the podcast to be seen by more people, which will help me achieve my goal of helping as many others as we can to get started in the house flipping business and change their lives.

Click here to rate and review our podcast! :)

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