5 Occasions I Was in Hazard as a Actual Property Investor

I’ve been in actual property for 20 years as an actual property agent, dealer, and investor. Over these years I’ve had some loopy experiences as many individuals see on my YouTube channel. I’ve handled evictions, squatters, foreclosures, break-ins, meth labs, stolen autos, wished murderers, and extra.

Fortunately, I’m nonetheless right here to inform the tales (knock on wooden) and hopefully, I shall be round so much longer to maintain telling them! I don’t need to flip folks off from actual property as a result of this isn’t the norm for most individuals. I get myself in some conditions due to the kind of actual property I used to be concerned in and the properties I purchase. That is half 1 and the primary story on this collection.

Half 1: Threatened with a gun after shopping for a foreclosures

About 5 years in the past I purchased a home from the foreclosures sale. The home was a multitude and wanted a ton of labor. I had truly tried to purchase the home from a wholesaler earlier than shopping for it on the foreclosures sale. A wholesale deal is when an investor will get a home underneath contract to purchase after which tries to promote it to a different investor immediately with out doing any work. My challenge supervisor had seen the within (I used to be on trip) and stated there was trash all over the place and a reasonably large gentleman simply sat in a chair till the top of the exhibiting who didn’t seem completely happy. I received the home underneath contract to purchase however the deal fell aside attributable to federal tax liens.

About 6 months later I noticed the home come up on the native foreclosures listing to be offered at public sale. The beginning bid was round $85,000 which was extraordinarily low-cost for the property and I knew what the within appeared like. My challenge supervisor and I went to the sale and had been bidding in opposition to one different woman who bid us up all the way in which to $134,500 or one thing near that. We ended up being the excessive bidder and after ready for the redemption interval to finish, we had a brand new home to work on. I used to be planning to flip this home.

Assembly somebody who simply misplaced their residence to foreclosures

One of many drawbacks to purchasing on the foreclosures sale is the occupants often didn’t need to promote or lose their residence. In a daily sale, they voluntarily put the house up on the market and issues often go as deliberate, often. Generally with a foreclosures the occupants aren’t completely happy or is not going to even speak to you in any respect.

Speaking to an occupant after their home had been offered on the foreclosures sale is all the time a little bit nerve-racking as you by no means know the way they may react. I used to promote foreclosures for banks and would do that on a regular basis on homes that I used to be going to promote for the banks. I’ve quite a lot of expertise on this space which has proven me something can occur!

I knocked on the door and nobody answered. I knew the occupant was nonetheless residing there so I knocked a couple of extra instances after which appeared round the home just a bit bit. I by no means need to look in home windows or do something that may get my head blown off except I believe the house is vacant. I didn’t see anybody however as I walked again to my automobile I heard the door open and a burly-looking gentleman requested me what I wished in a not-so-nice approach.

I used to be about 20 Ft away from him and I informed him the home had offered on the foreclosures sale and that I had bought the house. Normally, once I inform folks this they understand it occurred and had been anticipating somebody to indicate up and inform them they needed to go away. It truly goes a lot smoother than you would possibly assume since most banks will supply money for keys. The financial institution can pay folks to depart the home, which most individuals aren’t anticipating, and they’re grateful for something and the power to have 30 extra days or so to maneuver. This gentleman didn’t give me an opportunity to inform him something or supply residence something.

Threatened with a gun by the occupant

As quickly as I stated I purchased the house, he began yelling at me, telling me it was his home and that nobody may take it away from him. He informed me he had a shotgun and that if I didn’t go away proper now or if ever got here again on the property he wouldn’t hesitate to make use of it. I let him rant and when he was accomplished I fought the urge to only go away and get in my automobile. We may do an eviction however that may get even uglier and I would like to inform him a couple of issues.

I informed him very calmly that the foreclosures sale worth was greater than what he owed and he can be getting a reimbursement from the Public Trustee. Since he owed $85k and the bid was $134k. After charges and lawyer bills, he can be getting not less than $30,000 again.

Once I talked about he can be getting a reimbursement his whole demeanor modified, he instantly received a smile on his face and apologized to me. He stated he wouldn’t shoot me and to inform him extra in regards to the state of affairs. I informed him the way it labored and he was tremendous grateful. He stated all he wished was so much to place a fifth wheel on and he had no concept he can be getting any a reimbursement. He even ask me if I may drop a dumpster off so he may assist me by throwing out as a lot trash as he may. We received him a dumpster, he crammed it, and he moved out by no means to be heard from once more.


There was not an extended time frame I used to be scared, however there was a brief time frame once I was anxious he would get a gun or assault me. Though I’ve been part of many evictions and encounters like this it’s uncommon anybody will get violent or threatens violence. The home was nonetheless a large mess even with him cleansing it up some. We mounted it up and offered it and you’ll see the movies of that home beneath. I additionally wrote a guide about my loopy actual property tales which incorporates this one in additional element and about 20 others!

Right here is the hyperlink to the guide: My Crazy Insane True Stories As a Real Estate Entrepreneur: 23 Stories About Meth Houses, Fire, Eviction, Tires, and Murder

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