How You Will Overcome the Fear of Real Estate Investing

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Fear is a normal and protective human instinct that brings out our ‘fight or flight’ response. Flight is completely appropriate when we are truly in danger of being harmed. But if you want to get ahead in this world, you must be willing to fight for what will make your life better. Fighting for what you want is the right choice for overcoming the fear of real estate investing that is holding you back from achieving your goals.

Sandwich lease options are the safest path past a fear of failure in real estate investing, a fear of the unknown, or being out of your comfort zone.

The Fast Path to Overcoming the Fear of Real Estate Investing

Based on decades of experience, I can say with clarity that sandwich lease options and cooperative lease options expose you to the least financial risk compared to any other real estate investing method out there. Having low or no risk is the best way I know of to relieve the fear of failure. It was none other than John D. Rockefeller (widely considered the wealthiest American of all time) who once stated,

“Own nothing, but control everything.”

With that truism in mind, sandwich leases and cooperative leases are all about Controlling as Many Cash Flow Properties as Possible. Instead of an out-of-pocket investment, your profit comes from the know-how to bring together a seller and buyer in a way that makes everyone a winner. In a way that neither the seller nor buyer has thought of or they don’t know the details to get it done. By simply knowing the details for getting it done, your fear of failure evaporates.

The two remaining instincts to overcoming the fear of real estate investing are a fear of the unknown and being out of your comfort zone. Here is what you do about those:

  1. Get Educated. The best and fastest way to overcome the fear of the unknown is by learning what you need to know. The sandwich lease option course walks you through the entire process from beginning to end. If you want to go a little slower with the lowest risk method of all, the cooperative lease option is your entry point.
  2. Be Open to Help. If you are completely ready to get all of the help available, you want the Wealth Building Arsenal. This the complete lease-option system. It includes ALL FOUR Lease Option courses: Cooperative Lease Options, Sandwich Lease Options (Buying on Options and Selling on Options), and Working with Realtors. This full help comes with step-by-step instructions for completing a lease option and the contracts that protect you as a low-risk investor.

If you are just getting started, what you need to know first is that you DO NOT have to own property to profit from it. Lease Options allow you to control, profit, buy and sell property – all without owning it!

Overcome Fear By Knowing the Numbers

The numbers will be different for every deal but I’ve put together this chart to represent a very typical deal. You want control of the property and that comes from cooperation with the seller. Seller cooperation comes from being able to demonstrate the most important numbers to the seller:

  1. Lease options pay the mortgage.
  2. Lease options pay the taxes.
  3. Lease options pay the insurance.
  4. Lease options pay the HOA cost.
  5. None of this happens with a traditional sale.

You also share with the seller that one of the beauties of selling real estate on lease options is that sellers are much more likely to receive top-of-market dollars for their houses.

Costs are less and profits are higher by selling on lease options!

Real Estate Investing Without Headaches

Sandwich lease options are all about having choices. Ownership is about responsibilities. Having choices means that if a deal that once looked good takes a turn south, you have the option to get out of that one and try again with another. Having all of the responsibilities means if a winter storm blows the roof off, you have to replace it. Would you rather have the option of controlling a property or all of the responsibility of owning the property? Even better yet, sandwich lease options also ease the responsibilities for the seller – one more benefit to share with the seller. This happens because the tenant/buyer takes responsibility for most or all of the repairs and maintenance.

Sandwich lease options sell themselves. Do you have a fear that the market might go soft just when you are getting started? Have no fear; there are always full-price tenant/buyers in the market, even when full-price traditional buyers are scarce. Sandwich lease options are the surest way (often the only way) for a tenant-buyer to become a homeowner regardless of market conditions. Adding to the win column, a tenant/buyer means almost instant income to the seller when the tenant/buyer begins making rent payments next week.

Plain and simple, sandwich lease options offer the clearest path for getting deals done than any other investing method that I have come across in my decades as an investor.

Overcoming the fear of investing with sandwich lease options is not a fear that should cause flight. Rather, it is a self-limiting fear that you can fight through using knowledge and support. It’s estimated that 60% of people have fears about something that will never happen. These people spend a lifetime not taking the action that will achieve their goals and make their lives much better by overcoming the paralysis. The rewards are many and big. The risks are few and easily overcome.

Certainly, there are healthy fears. And there are fears that hold you back. An unhealthy and unrealistic business fear limits your ability to get ahead in this world. In the pursuit of financial freedom, taking action and control of your mindset is the first step – the rest will fall in line!

It’s all upside for the seller, investor, and tenant-buyer. Sandwich lease options are how you overcome the fear of real estate investing.

Begin TODAY with the Confidence, Knowledge, and Support that you need to succeed:

  1. Investing In Real Estate with Lease Options.
  2. Advanced strategies for Buying and Selling with Lease Options.
  3. Your Wealth Building Arsenal.
  4. Add Personalized Coaching.
  5. Cooperative Lease Options.
  6. Expand to Get the Deed “Subject To.”
  7. Round it all out by Working with Realtors.

By Wendy Patton

For more than 30 years, I’ve used the Sandwich Lease Option System to earn myself and my students millions of dollars. From my experience, I know there is plenty of room and opportunity in the real estate investment market for everyone wanting to participate to find profitable deals. It’s because of that fact and my personal success that I share the Sandwich Lease Option System with others.

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