When it comes to buying investments, it’s just like doing other things that you’ve never done before – it’s OK if you don’t know exactly where to start. It is, however, imperative that you find someone who does know real estate investing and can guide you through the process.
Agents who specialize in real estate investments are a rarity and those truly familiar with expenses on these properties are rarer still. Why in the world would you buy a property from someone unfamiliar with real estate investments? If buying a good investment property and maxing out your return is a must, you need to start with an expert right off the bat!
Binkley Jr. Real Estate has long been recognized as the property management authority among real estate firms in Berks County. Craig Binkley has been a real estate agent for 30 years. During that time, he’s personally managed hundreds and hundreds of properties and represented buyers and sellers who bought and sold many, many investments along the way. He has been a real estate investor since the 1980’s. So what does that mean for you?
That means we’re experts at determining what a fair rental amount is, what a good approximation of your expenses should be, and why one building is a better buy than the other across the street.
“Is this what tenants are currently looking for? How’s the local code enforcement authority in this area and how are they to work with? What fees can I expect in this municipality? Do the expenses on this property sheet look accurate? Are there any fees the seller didn’t quote that I need to look out for?” We can answer these and many more very important questions.
“Over the years, I’ve seen printouts of investment properties with expense specs that were nowhere near realistic or complete,” Mr. Binkley states. “Once you buy the property, it’s too late to find out that the oil bill quoted reflects when the building was vacant and that it’s actually going to be thousands more per year than what the selling party showed on paper. I’ve had people approach me to manage properties bought outside our agency that would never be able to support itself from day one. If only they would have asked me first!”
So what would you be willing to pay for such advise? Are you ready for this – IT’S FREE!
When you choose to work with Binkley Jr. Real Estate, we go with you and walk through these properties with you. We point out why this property is better than that one. We’ll sit down and show you on paper what you can expect your return to be. You can buy with confidence knowing that you’re making the right decision!
And we won’t desert you after the sale either. Whether it’s just friendly advice or actually taking over management of the property for you, we’ll be there to help. Like Craig says, “We’ve been at this location since 1972 and we don’t plan on going anywhere!”