Investing in a home starts with choosing the right real estate agent and we want to thank you in advance for taking the time to read this pamphlet and consider all of the information Mission
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Table of Contents About Williamson Group 4 Meet Your Team 6 Client Testimonials
Three Areas of Focus 9 Criteria - What Your Buy 11 Finding Your Home 13 Criteria Worksheet 13 Terms - How You Buy It 16 The Purchase Process 17 Contract to Close 18 Financing Your Investment 19 Network - Who Helps You 21 Leasing Your Property 22 WG Investing Principles
Case Studies 17 Kyle Property 28 Buda Property
YOU ARE SEEKING FINANCIAL WEALTH WE ARE TRUSTED REAL ESTATE INVESTORS
LET US GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS! Schuyler Williamson REALTOR®, MBA
As an MBA, real estate agent and investor, Schuyler brings a strong background of service and sales, along with a diverse network of Austin connections, to every interaction. Schuyler graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and from multiple Army schools, including Army Ranger School, and served for nearly 6 years as a combat arms officer in the Army with the 1st Cavalry and 82nd Airborne Divisions. He was honored to serve overseas in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
In his post-Army career, Schuyler graduated from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business with his MBA, and served as the Director of Membership Divisions for Keller Williams Realty International. He is also an active speaker and consultant on networking, leadership, productivity, and sales initiatives. He is highly results-oriented and very passionate about helping people achieve their goals.
When you purchase a home with the Williamson Group, you’re hiring an agent who is part of a team. You are not just hiring an individual but also a set of of proven systems and a level of excellence and impeccable service.
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WE ARE EXPERIENCED INVESTORS...
...who have learned lessons along the way and are resources for you throughout your journey.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY I've been in the real estate investment world for a number of years and have had the opportunity to work with agents/brokers across the country, purchasing both primary residences as well as investment properties. Kristen and Schuyler are some of the best agents I have come across. Schuyler and I have had an opportunity to purchase several investment homes. Schuyler does an excellent job of analyzing returns conservatively (with a realistic estimate), gathering supporting comparative data, and being patient during the process. I never felt rushed nor did I question the deal when we chose to move forward. I highly recommend the Williamson Group for all your real estate needs. Even if they are not able to help you, they will help get you to someone who can.
- Nic C. I recently purchased an investment property with Williamson Group. They are great at finding good neighborhoods and investment opportunities that cash flow! The team is efficient, organized and is quick to respond to questions. I can't say enough how great it is to partner with them and looking forward to working again in the future!
- Aron V. Schuyler and Kristen run a highly professional organization, and they are extremely knowledgeable of the Austin market. When were ready to present an offer, Schuyler provided excellent advice and supported us throughout the entire negotiation process. All of his communications were timely and precise, and his recommendations were spot on. Gracie assisted us in completing all of the required documentation, all the way from the initial offer to the closing documents. She reminded us of deadlines, researched issues, and pleasantly answered every question we asked of her. Schuyler, Kristen, and Gracie went above and beyond, and they fully exceeded our expectations.
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Three Areas of Focus F O R
R E A L
E S T A T E
I N V E S T I N G
Source: The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller
1. Criteria 2. Terms 3. Network
1. Criteria - What You Buy
Finding investment properties is about knowing what you are looking for and looking for it!
Have CLEAR CRITERIA for the property you want to invest in:
1. Location -
Specialize in a neighborhood, subdivision, or area of town
so you can make informed decisions about the properties you find there. Location is the one thing that is impossible to duplicate.
2. Type -
Single-family homes or multifamily properties? Urban or
suburban? New construction or resale? Single-family homes are great for appreciation and relative stability. Multifamily properties offer multiple streams of income.
3. Economic -
You should know the price range in which you want to buy,
the discount you will require, the cash flow you expect to receive, and the appreciation you hope to make.
4. Condition -
How much cash will you need to make any repairs? How
long will it take to put the property in rentable or sellable condition? How much risk is involved?
5. Construction - A
property's construction has a big impact on
maintenance and expenses.
6. Features & Amenities -
Features include basics such as the number
of stories, bedrooms, bathrooms, and living areas. Amenities are the unexpected extras a property may have.
FINDING YOUR PERFECT INVESTMENT Once you have clearly defined your criteria, we will know what types of properties you will consider, and what you will buy.
To find great investment properties, you will need lots of leads - we will help you execute your search to find these leads.
As your partner and core advocates, we are in situations that regularly generate investment leads and will absolutely share them with you when they match your criteria.
You will also have a personal portal created for you using your criteria in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and we make it easy to search for your dream home from any device on our website.
You can quickly view home details, scroll though photos, leave notes for us, and "favorite" the homes you want to view.
Other Ways To Lead Generate: Prospecting: - Telephone - Face-to-Face - Walking/Driving Area - Investment Clubs/Event - Public Postings Marketing: - Email - Online advertisements - Targeted mailings
Helping You Find Properties
Because of our
partnership with Keller Williams, the largest real estate
in the United States, we have a large network and access to many
groups including the realty ones below:
Market Center Network:
With over 900 agents in our local office and
thousands in the Austin area, we have a vast network that allows us to preview upcoming listings even before they hit the market.Â
Outside Agent Network:
Our database includes hundreds of agents with
other companies who provide daily email blasts of new properties.
Our team will search throughÂ FSBO listings and contact the owner for
you to make an appointment. Most times the homeowner will work with an agent even though their home is not listed, since the agent is introducing a potential buyer to their property.
- We're able to search though private Broker Forums, Broker
Undergrounds, and groups like Austin Real Estate Alliance to ensure we are seizing every opportunity to find your perfect home.Â
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- Our Keller Williams network also provides us access to
exclusive listings not marketed on MLS.
DEAL OF THE DAY EXCLUSIVE INVESTOR EMAILS
Our team actively sources new investment opportunities and distributes them to our exclusive investor email list. We only source properties that cash flow over $100 a month and have over a 15% ROI.
Properties are on a first come, first serve basis.
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2. Terms - How You Buy It
The key terms of any transaction can make the biggest difference in the relative success of an investment!
Terms are the negotiable aspects of your purchase and can include everything from the offer price, down payment, and interest rate to conveyances, occupancy, and closing costs.
Purchase Terms for Buying and Holding: Cost of Purchase - Finder's Fee - Inspection - Closing Costs Cost of Repair - Cosmetic (Major & Minor) - Structural - Fixtures/Appliances - Landscaping - Contingency Factor Net Operating Income - Gross Rental Income - Vacancy - Net Rental Income - Expenses Principal and Interest - 30 Year Mortgage or 15 Year Mortgage Rates
The Purchase Process Investing in a home is a big decision and we are here to make sure you are prepared for every step!
Complete the pre-approval process Finalize your investment criteria Search for and find the right property Make an offer through your Williamson Group agent Complete your mortgage application Schedule home inspection Get repair estimates Finalize inspection negotiations Purchase homeowners insurance Finalize loan Get mortgage commitment Set up utilities Schedule closing walk through Closing! Prepare your home for lease
CONTRACT TO CLOSE
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- Market analysis to verify property’s current market value - Analysis of comparable data from recent sales in area - Communications with other agents to gather additional info on the property or community
Once an offer has been accepted, our contract-to-close team will help you navigate through inspections, appraisals, and closing in a stress free way. We do all of this at no cost to you, the buyer, as we are compensated by the sellers.
Much of our activities are done in the background to minimize any extraneous stress on you!
We’ll keep your real estate transaction on track, and you’ll have the time and advice you need to assure you’ve covered all of the bases to move you to a successful closing.
FINANCING YOUR INVESTMENT
If you have not already, your first step in the investment process will be to contact a loan officer to secure a loan.
We are happy to introduce you to our recommended mortgage partner, Max Leaman, and his team at New American Funding. They cannot be beat on customer service and meeting closing timelines!
3. Network - Who Helps You
Who are the people who send you opportunities, mentor you, help you buy and maintain your properties, and provide services?
You can accomplish more with qualified help than you can accomplish alone.
The Three Circles of Your Work Network Your Inner Circle: Leadership & Advocacy The key people who absolutely and truly care about your financial success. Your "informal" board of directors. They are your mentors, consultants, and partners.
Your Support Circle: Advice & Management This circle is composed of the key fiduciary people in your investment life who are always looking out for your best interest. They are the professionals you rely on to advise you on both the details of specific transactions and the people you will need to complete them.
Your Service Circle: Work & Results Specialized independent contractors and freelancers make up this circle. These service providers will perform specific functions for a particular property or transaction.
Building Your Network Lawyers
Gary W. Greif, P.C.
Quality Foundation Repair
Tucker Engineering firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Kennedy, Escrow Officer 512-328-4400
Rainbow Septic email@example.com
Leaman Team Powered By New American
Funding Max Leaman, Branch Manager/Sr. Loan Officer
Lonestar Environmental (512) 931-2513
Homeowners Insurance Landscaper Goosehead Insurance firstname.lastname@example.org
Guy Wehman, Agency Owner
512.531.9642 Chimney Inspectors A.C.E Chimney Sweep Austin Property Inspections
360 Roofing email@example.com
512-696-3983 Jen Tex Roofing Contractor
Your Home Works Nicholas Catanese, President
512-934-4490 Honest Air Conditioning Handyman
Mr. Handyman of South Austin
512 -282-5700 Mold Remediation Carpet/Flooring WOW Total Cleaning Carpets by Conrad
Tim Shanahan 512-280-6120
J and M Pro Pest Services 512-294-0119
Accurate Leak and Line 512-219-5325
A&D Windows 512-918-2676
Klockâ€™s Electric firstname.lastname@example.org
512-837-4704 Mr. Rekey 1-888-677-3539
Leasing Your Property
WHAT WE DO FOR YOU: - Lease property for no fee - Conduct tenant background checks and coaching - Provide binders for both Tenant & Landlord A la cart management services
The Lease Contract (Highlights): - 60 Day notice of termination - You can determine the method and timing of payment - You set the “late payment” date and amount for fees charged - Fee for “returned” payments is determined by you - Non-refundable pet fee - Security deposit typically one month’s rent Inventory and condition form at move-in - Property and Yard maintenance - Special Provisions = Professional Cleaning
Getting Your Home to Code: - Research requirements for your specific area - Frequently property code requires the property to be equipped with certain types of locks and security devices and requires smoke alarms in certain locations
Qualifying Tenants: - As a landlord, systems like SmartMove can help you screen applicants by compiling credit reports, criminal background checks, and eviction records.
Ongoing Management: - Setup reminders for rent payments - Schedule quarterly property checks - Plan for warranty maintenance repairs
Top Ten Principles Schuyler and Kristen's Personal Investment Principles
REAL ESTATE SHOULD BE SAFER THAN YOU THINK REAL ESTATE IS THE MOST "ABLE" INVESTMENT YOU HAVE OPTIONS TO FIT YOUR STYLE KNOW YOUR TARGET RETURN (DISCOUNT RATE) $100 MINIMUM IN CASH FLOW EACH MONTH ALWAYS USE A 30-YEAR FIXED LOAN BUY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARKET SCHOOL MATTERS YOU NEED MOVE-IN READY AND LIMITED MAINTENANCE COSTS ROOF WITH 10 YEARS OF LIFE REMAINING
Case Studies R E A L
E S T A T E
I N V E S T M E N T
Prairie on the Creek
Property Need: Property under $250K, south between Buda and San Marcos, minimal maintenance, cash flow above $100 per month, and 20% return with appreciation.
Subject Property: 2-Story home in Kyle, great access to I-35, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,412 SqFt.
Financials: List Price: $214,900 Lease: $1,650 per month Taxes: $5,820 $45 quarterly HOA Fee Down Payment: 20% Projected Hold Period: 5 Years Total Cash Contributions by Investor: $46,051.74
Results: We found this corner lot property on a cul-de-sac in a Kyle neighborhood. The turn-key home was recently upgraded with new interior paint and new flooring throughout. The home was purchased $8,400 less than list price with a brand-new roof paid for by the Seller during the contract period. Maintenance of this property into the future will be very minimal. The home will available for lease less than a week after closing on the property.
The investorâ€™s projected return is greater than 20% with more than $280 per month in projected cash flow.
Property Need: Property under $250K, south between Buda and San Marcos, minimal maintenance, cash flow above $100 per month, and greater than 8% return with no appreciation.
Subject Property: 1-Story home in Kyle, great access to I-35, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, turn-key, 1,207 SqFt.
Financials: List Price: $184,900 Lease: $1,500 per month Taxes: $3,812 No HOA Down Payment: 25% Projected Hold Period: 5 Years Total Cash Contributions by Investor: $48,777.93
Results: We found a turn-key property in a Kyle neighborhood recently upgraded with new interior and exterior paint, new tile, new carpets in the bedrooms, new light fixtures, new ceiling fans in every room, new faucets, new toilets, new smoke alarms, new exterior steel panel glass door, and updated landscaping. The home was purchased at list price with a brand-new roof paid for by the Seller during the contract period. Maintenance of this property into the future will be very minimal.
The home was available for lease within four days making it possible to begin receiving lease income on the property prior to the 1st mortgage payment.
The investorâ€™s projected return is greater than 19% with more than $235 per month in cash flow.Â