When you’re trying to buy a property, it’s critical to create multiple offers. Just throwing cash at the problem will end up costing you quite a bit in the end.
However, if the seller wants to retain control of the property so they know payments will be made, there are still a few options to create cash flow from the property:
- Buy the property — This should always be the first choice for property acquisition.
- A lease-option — Also known as a “rent-to-own”, this gives the owner of the option the choice to buy the property down the road at today’s price.
- A master lease — This will allow you to sublease the property for more than what you’re paying the owner.
- An option on the property — This is a right to buy the property sometime in the future for today’s price.
Give the seller every opportunity to help you make money.