Frequently Asked Questions
How does the process work?
You call me on my direct line (760.563.2580) or email me (Eddie@ISellCashFlow.com). If you are in Southern California, we can get together in person and discuss your investing parameters. If you are out of the area, we can do it all over the phone or electronic communication, such as email and web conference software (such as Skype).
Once we get past the availability of financing (if applicable), I discuss each investment option with you and explain how it applies to your needs from an investment, we will arrive at an investment category with which you will feel most comfortable. From this point, we will focus on this category and I will bring you the opportunities that best line up with your investing framework. The more properties we go over together, the more educated you'll be on the category and its current place in the market, and the more comfortable you'll feel moving forward.
How much do your services cost?
The seller covers the cost of my services. This means if you're a buyer, you don't pay anything to me out-of-pocket. If you're a seller, there is no set rate, as commissions are negotiable.
Why should I choose you over other brokers?
I genuinely care about your investments and the financial peace of mind they create. I don't hard-sell and I don't use sales pressure tactics. One of the many nice things about these investment vehicles is the numbers are so appealing, they practically sell themselves!
I've found, through my experience selling real estate, that doing a great job for one client often leads to them sending family, friends and colleagues my way. This leads to my income becoming merit-based: The better job I do for my clients, the better I do at the end of the year.
Unlike the vast majority of commercial brokers, I can be reached after-hours and on the weekends. I am available for questions, concerns or investment analysis.
What are the tax ramifications of the income created by investment properties?
A heady question! Every investor's situation is different, and depending on the state in which you live, can be complicated. Since I am not a CPA, I cannot answer most tax questions in good faith. Your CPA can contact me and we can discuss the particulars. This also allows you to know, specifically, what to expect when tax time arrives. If you do not use a CPA, I am more than happy to refer you to one.
It is HIGHLY recommended you consult with a CPA or tax attorney before proceeding with a purchase.
This website also has a section on tax deferment which discusses strategies for countering the sting of capital gains taxes.
Triple Net properties sound like they benefit the investor owner more than the tenant. Why would these corporations set themselves up this way at each individual location?
In the case of sale leasebacks (where the tenant builds the building/property to suit, sells it to an investor, then leases it back from them) it is about economics. The tenant's parent company can take the proceeds from the sale,pay a certain percentage yield to the investor owner and invest the sales proceeds into its business, where it can net an even higher yield than what it's paying.
Also, by paying the property taxes, insurance and maintenance on its locations, the Triple Net tenant ensures it will have control over its ability to do business without interruptions. They don't have to worry about getting shut down if the landlord didn't pay property taxes. They control their insurance coverage, so if a catastrophic event happens, they will know what to expect. They also can ensure the maintenance fees are paid, so their customers walk into a well-maintained locale, which helps to keep them coming back.