How to find good investment property in Orange County

Lots of investors are looking to get started, and as active real estate experts in Orange County CA, we get asked to share our secrets quite a bit.

Fortunately, we love to share 🙂

One of the biggest questions we get from local investors is ” How to find good investment property in Orange County CA?

With the flood of foreclosure deals all but dried up (compared to where they were a few years back)… people are having to get more creative in finding the best deals on great local Orange County investment properties.

We source our properties from a variety of marketing routes… online, offline, etc… so there is no one way that is the best way to find good investment properties in Orange County.

But the info below walks you through some ways you can put to action to find great properties to add to your investment portfolio.

Most investors are afraid of competition – they think that if they share their secrets, someone will steal their ideas from them.

That’s not how we work. We work with other investors to accomplish things together that we can’t do alone.

We share our learning and our philosophies here because we want to improve the quality of investment in Orange County to build stronger communities. Ultimately, we’re all investing in the same places, so it makes sense to do it right.

There’s a few core principles that are important to understand if you want to get the best investment property deals.

First, think long term.

Real estate doesn’t move like the stock market. It’s where people live, work and play – not just numbers on a screen. It’s almost impossible to make a huge amount of cash in a short-term real estate deal, those come few and far between.

So don’t expect to get away with fancy tricks, or that you’re smarter than the people who have been doing this stuff for years. Thinking long-term means learning from the past to better anticipate the future.

It also means that if you don’t find the local investment properties you’re looking for right away… just know that this isn’t a sprint… it’s a marathon.

That’s why it’s a great idea to find several sources of properties that fit your criteria (like our Orange County Investment Property Buyers List >> ) so you have a heavier flow of great deals to look at.

Second, focus on relationships.

The investment community in Orange County is much smaller than most people think.

There are only a handful of brokers and investors who conduct most of the business in the market.

They’re used to working with the same people on a regular basis. It’s worth the time and effort to find them and learn from them. If you can, work with them. They’re your best source of good deals, now and in the future.

How do you get to know them? Go to your local REIA and find the people who are active and talk to them. Ask them which real estate agents they use, what wholesalers in the area are active (and get their info) and let everyone you can find know that you are looking for investment properties that fit your criteria.  Learning how to find good investment property in Orange County isn’t hard thing… but relationships can be a key element in getting some of the best deals on properties that no one else has access to in the Orange County CA market.

Who should you get to know?

  • A few of the top investment friendly real estate brokers in Orange County
  • A couple real estate appraisers who deal w/ the types of properties you deal with
  • The top handful of property wholesalers in the area
  • The top handful of property rehabbers / flippers in the area
  • Title agents that deal with investment properties a lot

Third, identify your target investments.

Investment is like many other aspects of life – the people who are the most focused often succeed the most. You have to find your niche. Some people make millions just in parking garages or storage units.

Others specialize in residential apartments, while others deal strictly with retail. If you take the time to do your homework, you can analyze the different segments of the market to see which opportunities are truly the best for you – and not just the best marketed. Once you find exactly what you want to own, you can create a plan to find out who owns it and make sure that they know to call you when they want to sell that property.

This takes a lot of work, but it’s a tried-and-true method for creating long-term wealth.

Finally – use technology.

Sign up for our list of exclusive properties, and we’ll notify you instantly when we find a great investment.

We frequently source properties for deep discounts, secure them and then sell them for a discounted rate to the people on our list who are ready, willing and able to invest. There’s other ways to get notified about properties on the open market – you should get familiar with searching the multiple listing service with the rest of the herd, because every once in a blue moon a great deal shows up.

We don’t deal with average deals – we only pass along great deals to our partner investors. We’re not real estate brokers, and our business is a niche within Orange County.

If you’re looking to seriously invest in Orange County, we’d love to chat with you to learn your wants, wishes and objectives.

So hopefully you now know how to find great investment properties in Orange County. If you have questions give us a call or join our buyers list below!

Give us a call 949-625-4533 or fill out the form to get started now.

Joe

Broker/Realtor/Investor/Mentor (41 years experience) Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Foreclosure, Short-Sale, Property Management, Landlord I'm a Full Time Real Estate Professional, house flipper and mentor to many of my clients. I am here to help you get top dollar for your home or get you the best price for a home that you are going to live in. I have over 40 years of real estate experience for you to draw on and actively list and sell over 20 homes a year. I have sold over 600+ homes in the last ten years alone. I am a very skillful negotiator and will work diligently to help you realize the best possible price when buying or selling your home. With my Exclusive Home Acquisition & Sales System, I can find the Right Home for You! I have access to homes no other Realtor will show you. I can show you how to save an average of $10,000.00 on the purchase price. We will find a home that fits your needs, in a neighborhood that suits your style. If you are selling your home then I can bring all the professionals to you. I always include professional photos in ALL my listings. I have contractors standing by to assist with those upgrades if needed. I can also quickly get you ALL CASH offers for your home if you desire. My marketing surpasses all other agents. It begins with extensive internet advertising to hundreds of websites throughout the world. I do direct mail marketing for you home and also knock on doors in your neighborhood when I am holding an open house. I hold you home open to expose it to as many buyers as possible. My Exclusive program is designed to sell your home for Top Dollar in Any market. I am an experienced flipper here in Orange County and therefore can offer you my over 40 years of real estate experience. The information is available to you at no charge! If you like what you see, please call me and setup Your Free Consultation.

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