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Ever wondered about those “We Buy Houses - Fast Cash!” signs?

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Ever wondered about those “We Buy Houses Fast Cash” signs stapled to telephone poles? Well wonder no longer, this is what they are and why people post them - enjoy! Add me on Instagram / Snapchat: GPStephan Join the private Real Estate Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/therealestatemillionairemastermind/ The Real Estate Agent Academy: Learn how to start and grow your career as a Real Estate Agent to a Six-Figure Income, how to best build your network of clients, expand into luxury markets, and the exact steps I’ve used to grow my business from $0 to over $120 million in sales: https://goo.gl/UFpi4c So lets start here: the purpose of these signs is to attract people who NEED to sell, and NEED to sell fast - often in less desirable, or up-and-coming areas, and often at a discount to market value. These signs are also called Bandit Signs. These areas are more likely to find distressed sellers who donʼt have the luxury of waiting around for an offer, canʼt come up with cash to perform any repairs, or might only be weeks away from losing the property to the bank - and they NEED to sell ASAP and take a loss from what they could otherwise get in any other scenario. The purpose of the signs is to attract sellers who are desperate to sell, and don’t mind taking a discount to sell quickly. But whoʼs on the other side of the deal, whoʼs the one actually buying these properties? These are the three types of people: First, the wholesaler. They will evaluate the property and negotiate a price to buy the home, usually with an assignment clause, allowing them to transfer the deal - and the price - to someone else, for a higher price than they’re in contract for. This gives them the OPTION to buy that home at the pre agreed upon price, and then they can ASSIGN that deal to someone else for a profit. The second type of person buying these properties are simply individual investors. These are people, like me, whoʼd like to cut out the middle man and cut out the competition. They place these signs to buy properties directly from the home owner, saving them time, commission, and hassle of selling and listing the property. The homeowner will sell the property less because they have the convenience of not dealing with a formally-listed sale, they donʼt have to pay 5%-6% fees to a Realtor, and the investor can save on all of those costs by making the sale as timely and efficient as possible. And the third type of person posting those “We buy houses” signs are larger companies who typically give a quick close, cash offer - these are the most efficient of the ads. They can typically give a hard offer within 24-48 hours and close within a week or two. In exchange for this, theyʼll typically want a discount of 10-40% from market price. Once they buy the property, theyʼll do a quick renovation and put it back on the market for a profit. Rinse and repeat. These companies are often well-oiled machines when it comes to finding properties and making offers, and their “WE BUY HOMES CASH” signs are a very high ROI investment to getting motivated seller leads. And that is exactly why you see “WE BUY HOMES CASH” signs posted around neighborhoods. For business inquiries or one-on-one real estate investing/real estate agent consulting or coaching, you can reach me at GrahamStephanBusiness@gmail.com Suggested reading: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent: http://goo.gl/TPTSVC Your money or your life: https://goo.gl/fmlaJR The Millionaire Real Estate Investor: https://goo.gl/sV9xtl How to Win Friends and Influence People: https://goo.gl/1f3Meq Think and grow rich: https://goo.gl/SSKlyu Awaken the giant within: https://goo.gl/niIAEI The Book on Rental Property Investing: https://goo.gl/qtJqFq Favorite Credit Cards: Chase Sapphire Reserve - https://goo.gl/sT68EC American Express Platinum - https://goo.gl/C9n4e3
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Ryan Muniak (1 day ago)
There is another category that wasn't mentioned (unless you'd lump them in one of the three you discussed), the terms purchaser. Term purchasers tend to make decent offers (occasionally over asking price) if the seller is willing to wait a period of time. The terms purchaser then finds a buyer that makes monthly payments to the seller until they are able to obtain a mortgage.
nick mamone (4 days ago)
I just lost 10:16 of my life! Now how can I get it back?
Graham Stephan (4 days ago)
bob cast (5 days ago)
U don't understand!!! Hahaha 🤣
Graham Stephan (5 days ago)
Jordan James (5 days ago)
Good info. Thank you
radio airplanes (7 days ago)
Update on last comment I have torn out 42 more. Where do people validate this type of placement with it being allowed. It's got a phone number on it ,why aren't they getting fined?. It's just ugly to see these signs anywhere. Now signs are posted at ladder height..meaning someone had to climb to 8 feet to screw a sign in. .....what, no one seen this going on. How does that get passed passing traffic?
Alejandra Rodriguez (19 days ago)
Hi, Graham. Do you have a video on how to shop around for a loan? I keep hearing friends and family say 'my loan guy worked with a small bank and got me a great deal'. Well, how do you know what a great deal is? How do you read a pre-approval letter? Why does every realtor have a loan officer they recommend? Do they split commissions? Any info on the loan process would be highly appreciated!
fat lego man fat lego man (20 days ago)
Graham Stephan (20 days ago)
Ed Brown (23 days ago)
I own about 10 homes. I get these stupid phone calls about five times a day from wholesalers. The latest scam is to represent themselves as a nice young husband and wife who are just trying to get by from flipping homes, just like on those TV shows. In reality there's some predatory shark who wants to just tie up my house until he can sell it for more than he contracts to pay for it. Please go away.
Graham Stephan (22 days ago)
williamkazak (24 days ago)
Helped me to find someone when I had to sell because of taxes. Trouble is that I got a few lowballers that wasted my time. I did find a good buyer in time. Whew! Just in time.
John P (26 days ago)
good content for a 3 minute video
Easy Dick (1 month ago)
Tht was well explained. Thx.
Graham Stephan (1 month ago)
SUSAN BARTLETT (1 month ago)
Thanks, very clear and straight forward explanation.
Graham Stephan (1 month ago)
Jeff Polaras (1 month ago)
The economy in Un-United States favours Predators.....making money from other peoples hardships....
SpiritDragoness (21 hours ago)
Jeff Polaras not only in the US.
King Snowman (1 month ago)
They rip people off. Then after buying the house, they rent it out after remolding it, and rip you off. Everyone is trying to fuck someone. LIKE YOU Uploader. All the Ads.. FUCKING US through corporation greedy you don't even get. How stupid is that. ahah. They are in some cases Mexican. And they rent only to Mexicans In America. And if this is the case in your area. Report em. It's our right. Like this spam. Report it too. It will stop. Like all the others will stop.
Paul Rice (1 month ago)
I am a home 🏠 owner and I live in one ☝️ of those neighborhoods where We Buy ugly houses 🏘 so-called invest and you buy house from people who may be distressed 😩financials, I understand their pain, but you or someone like you who just slaps 👋 a coat 🧥 of cheap paint 🎨 on your investment and moves a lazy person into the house 🏡 who are not vested in the neighborhood someone who want cut the grass or even police 👮‍♀️ the grounds, or the streets in front of the house 🏡 and we as home 🏠 owners have to deal with your dead 💀 beat renters. No thank you mister investor we don’t need your kind of gentrification we would rather have a home 🏡 owner who is vested in the neighborhood someone who cares. I know your living good with your feet 🦶 and not even thinking about are pain or distress just like are lazy good for nothing politicians. So have a laugh 😂 at are pain. Thank you Mr. Ugly House🏡.
Paul Rice (1 month ago)
I am a home 🏠 owner and I live in one ☝️ of those neighborhoods where We Buy ugly houses 🏘 so-called invest and you buy house from people who may be distressed 😩financials, I understand their pain, but you or someone like you who just slaps 👋 a coat 🧥 of cheap paint 🎨 on your investment and moves a lazy person into the house 🏡 who are not vested in the neighborhood someone who want cut the grass or even police 👮‍♀️ the grounds, or the streets in front of the house 🏡 and we as home 🏠 owners have to deal with your dead 💀 beat renters. No thank you mister investor we don’t need your kind of gentrification we would rather have a home 🏡 owner who is vested in the neighborhood someone who cares. I know your living good with your feet 🦶 and not even thinking about are pain or distress just like are lazy good for nothing politicians. So have a laugh 😂 at are pain. Thank you Mr. Ugly House🏡.
Goldmakers (1 month ago)
When a w/s house is actually sold, that means that the house is back on the tax rolls. That's a big win. The home seller has no more repayment obligations, another huge win. It's called arbitrage!
Adam Garrett (1 month ago)
Thanks for another excellent video! I had 1 question though. How does buying as an investor directly save you 5-6% even if you are buying at market value?
Adam Garrett (4 days ago)
+Debate Me The closing costs should not be any lower unless the realtors use transaction coordinators with extra fees that they typically charge to the buyer and seller (I am a Realtor that doesn't typically use TC's)
Debate Me (4 days ago)
+Adam Garrett Something like that, I'm not exactly sure. Maybe fewer closing costs too.
Adam Garrett (4 days ago)
+Debate Me I see how 2.5-3% would be saved on the selling side and how an additional 2.5-3% is saved if you get a commission. Is that what he is referring to?
Debate Me (11 days ago)
No realtor
Yobadd Yobadd (1 month ago)
How to sell houses that you inherited and now are in bad condition? The houses are now condemned 🤔? You don't want to fix them up. You just want to sell them. You spent too much money and time into getting the courthouse paperwork done and insurance.
radio airplanes (1 month ago)
I have torn down 130 as of today and tossed them in dumpsters. They look horrible and are posted in the way
Debate Me (11 days ago)
That's so lame, get some friends or something.
Nathaniel Carreon (1 month ago)
"We scam house owners"
Bcott Studios (21 days ago)
No you fucking retard.
GSD Schutzhund (1 month ago)
You made it more complicated. Simplicity was needed
Nathan Morrow (1 month ago)
Why would anybody dislike this?? So informative, I've been doing a lot of research on wholesale deals and this explains the basics very well. Thumbs up 👍
Krystle Royse (1 month ago)
Great video! I currently reside in Calgary and will be starting to wholesale soon. I’m super excited about it!
THEODORE BUNDY (1 month ago)
i quit watching after the first 5 minutes it said nothing but rambling on... i hope i didnt miss anything important!!!
DΛVID X GOLIΛTH ヤハウェ (1 month ago)
Everyone complaining about the video be to long or that he's rambling MUST be one of those people who puts those signs up
Graham Stephan (1 month ago)
Chump Johnson (1 month ago)
Jews are behind the signs
blues brother (1 month ago)
I never wondered never looked into it because it is obviously a lowball scam just like those pawn shops that offer 2nd and 3rd mortgages, they will steal your house from you
Wubbadubba (1 month ago)
is that the hate will never win instrumental in the background in the beginning?
Wubbadubba (1 month ago)
+Graham Stephan ay nice taste ahaha i knew it sounded really familiar
Graham Stephan (1 month ago)
CLINTON JONES (1 month ago)
good job...I was a real estate agent in the 80's (became a principal in the nineties) ...I invented the 'bird-dog' game ...I would 'farm' neighborhoods for listings and incorporate (membership) with a huge pot of cash ...I had control over 10% of my city through 'options' ...it is highly lucrative and open to passive 'takeovers' of property KEY POINT: Time is your enemy ...never hold an inventory ...flip within a month or factor it (bulk) ...a win/ win MLM system (don't tell anyone)
Jonathan Barker (1 month ago)
People be whining that the "video is too long" lol. Gimme a break, it's good info, well communicated. And you have this magical tool that allows you to skip to ANY part of the video at ANY time, for ANY reason. Take control of your LIVES, and learn to not bitch about little things.
Graham Stephan (1 month ago)
Thanks so much!!
riftoakcut (1 month ago)
too long!
A A Q (1 month ago)
Actually, these are all good deals. I know someone who sold a house the regular way at one third of its value. Then she blew it all ($120,000) in one year! Three years after that, she was homeless.
LEADS FETCHER (1 month ago)
Wow..."attracts a less sophisticated seller"...that's a pretty generalized and judgmental statement.
Jay Trading (1 month ago)
this was an awesome video
Graham Stephan (1 month ago)
John Thomson (2 months ago)
uhhh do you have a corvette in your basement
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
It’s a Lotus :)
Jesse (2 months ago)
Nice Graham!
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
Jeff (2 months ago)
As an electrical contractor, this gives me an idea.. in the spring, when the weather breaks, I'm going to try calling some of these numbers and see if I can get hired as the electrician to do all the electrical repairs and upgrades for the houses that these people buy. Do you think that could work?
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
Try it out!
ReCycle Spinning (2 months ago)
If a sign is posted by cash fast and a guy ties it up. The owner should be allowed by law. to sue the wholesaler who fraudulently tied it up.
Margaret Waters (1 month ago)
My experience has been that even if the laws are on the books, there isn't anyone to enforce them...they are just to make the political people look good. So the little person doesn't have a chance, in you know where, to get "justice" !!!
Rebekah H. (2 months ago)
Given the consequences of a foreclosure on your credit, losing your equity seems a small cost.
ZAHIDA KHATTAK (2 months ago)
I am sure I have seen such ads online too ... is that the same ? Thanks 🙏
Sonny Crockett (2 months ago)
Wrong... You're an Idiot.
Repeats himself over and over. 10 minutes to say what could be said in 2 minutes. blah, blah, blah.............
Jason Conner (2 months ago)
I laugh every time you do your "dislike, unsub" rants. They're great.
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
haha thanks man!
Edmund Guzman (2 months ago)
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
Trone (2 months ago)
Graham, this was solid. Thank you. Never mind the ignoramuses who are criticizing.
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
Anthony (2 months ago)
Can you talk any faster and explain you what the hell you are talking about.
Noreen Happel (2 months ago)
Basic Empathy!!!
Mac Man (2 months ago)
Isn’t the first one just same as listing it on the market
Carol Kunde (2 months ago)
Not what I was looking for. Thankfully, I advanced ahead after so much blah, blah, blah.
Rabid Rabbit (2 months ago)
is the music in this video by any chance by archy marshall, aka king krule, edgar the beatmaker, or also knows as dj jd sports? it sounds just like one of his beats i listen to alot.
ABC AUTOTUBE (2 months ago)
Lol its funny how you act out how other people react negatively to what are talking about. You are awesome actor. 😅
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
Haha thanks!!
CottageGarden (2 months ago)
Steve Betancur (2 months ago)
Total scam you loose alote of money take advantage of bad fortunes they are terrible houses
Jim Vetromila (2 months ago)
Anytime I see a sign stapled to a telephone pole, I know I'll be dealing with a legitimate business man.
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
remcoai (2 months ago)
I thought you have something brilliant ...all you are saying are a lot of BS
Erona Calloway (2 months ago)
Use to see a lot of them around town, not so much anymore
MrHat (2 months ago)
option scam
Dennis R (2 months ago)
You look creepy with the circular light reflection in your eyes.
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
JoshNortonalias (2 months ago)
I worked for one of these places putting up the signs. it was shady.
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
Gary Gagnon (2 months ago)
He could have sum this up in about a minute but, he like to talk.
petey Y (2 months ago)
Very soon nothing will sell. Or I’m wrong.
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
You’re wrong.
PaullyBB (2 months ago)
Don't let this clown fool you. These people want your house to turn them into rentals. They are trying to erase home ownership. I got these calls & I ream their ass out big time! Not with my house they aren't!!!
M Ray (2 months ago)
I couldn’t get past 2 minutes. Blah, blah, blah. Dragging the obvious on forever.
Wilhelm Ernst (2 months ago)
Those signs are usually posted ilegally on public or private property without permission. Pull them up and recycle them - coroplast is waterproof. I use it to make storage boxes by assembling with zip ties. Look up coroplast on YouTube to get many useful ideas.
J (2 months ago)
Lose the lens ring light. it doesn't make you look sexy. Just makes you look alien. Dump the BG music. Get to the verb. You took ten minutes to say something that should only take 2 minutes. Thumbs down.
john Baldock (2 months ago)
#1,#2,#3 Are Just Bottom feeding SCUM!
Antioco Sosa (2 months ago)
I always knew that those signs were to take advantage of people in bad situations.,
mimi maliar (2 months ago)
I got one time on the door ad "we buy ugly houses" I was insulted and outraged how dare they put this on my house😂
SirWrecksy (2 months ago)
so basically this video is nothing more than one of those cheap signs stapled to a pole to attract desperate people
Tony G (2 months ago)
Thank you for an informative well versed clip.
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
frank franko (2 months ago)
😎For Sale😎South South Chicago 😎$1.00 per house 🏡😎if U give ur word to make a dumpster all over 😍😎n recycled the shit area 😍😎
oscar fish hunter (2 months ago)
This video is 10:17 to long
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
Alexandria Ashcroft (2 months ago)
frogman Mun (2 months ago)
im looking for a house in the countryside.i dont like California.can u help??
mike hawk (2 months ago)
How many times u gonna repeat the same thing just word it differently, YOUR A RAMBLING IDIOT!
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
THE BEARDED TEXAN (2 months ago)
About 2 years ago I called their bluff and had a buddy that owned 275 rental homes and called we buy ugly homes and they declined to make a offer at all . Each was valued at 60k each and they told me they were looking for people in the worse situation so that they could buy a home valued at 60k at 5-7 grand 😂🤣😂😂😂Those people are scammers !!!
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
Jeez crazy!
david mundy (2 months ago)
Your video is very useful if it is true that SOME wholesalers make reasonable offers. I always thought they were all SCAMS. I would love to sell my house which is worth about 75-100K. It needs minor repairs and painting in a decent neighborhood. I am old and not much income to do repairs. Desperately want to move to Florida for retirement and escape winter here in St. Louis. I wouldn't have to deal with inspectors, real-estate agent fees, or showing the house! I think the trick would be to ignore the low-ballers and look for one who makes a reasonable offer! Thanks for the information.
Gregg 3 Gs (2 months ago)
They are scams. People who post illegal signs obviously aren't concerned with following laws.
Graham Stephan (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
A P (2 months ago)
There are scammers everywhere do one on real estate agents too , many of them are just as bad
J_F_k You shall not be forgotten. (2 months ago)
Is that a wig on his head
David Coomber (2 months ago)
Well that's twenty minutes of my life I'm never going to get back, most of the information could have been put in three minuets
Right to Record (2 months ago)
It's a 10 minute video. Did you watch it twice to get to twenty minutes?
Danial Howe (2 months ago)
didnt even watch the vid... i already have PLENTY of experience with the jerkoffs that post these... im an investor myself and i always call to see whos behjnd these... 95prct of the time its some no money having bird dog wanna be hoping to snag a deal he can drag to someone who really does have money... trounle is they all have NO IDEA what ghe hell they are doing... same goes with the idiots that send me same thing in mail! when you call them they stall, or worse never answer the phone.... haha... oh well, if thats my competition i'll sleep just fine tonight
Mike White (2 months ago)
Too much babble. Do you get paid more to drag things out? Shorten things up get to a point quickly. We are not dumb.
Nikki Collard (2 months ago)
Had one of these companies call me once. Let the guy come check my place out and make his offer. He offered me a low price, way under my asking so I laughed in his face and told him to come back when he was ready to make a real offer.
William Curtin (2 months ago)
Another words they are salesmen with high retainers
Dave Davis (2 months ago)
Called the number , left message . Know what ? they never ever called me back .
Ken Lompart (2 months ago)
2:30, the Conners really let the place go.
1Man Army (3 months ago)
Good info. Looking at branching into RE for future cash flow streams.
Graham Stephan (3 months ago)
John Doe (3 months ago)
'Slightly' below market value??? Total BS! Typical investment buying... 50% of market value.
Weight Loss Ninjas (3 months ago)
You ramble too much dude. I could make it past 3:48 because you kept repeating yourself. I hope you've refined your technique since July
moosemieser (3 months ago)
Aka poor people financially killed by dumbAScraps, but plenty of cash for illegals
REAL AMAZING WORLD (3 months ago)
How do people put a for sale cardboard sign very high on a telephone pole is beyond me
Graham Stephan (3 months ago)
Jo Ro (3 months ago)
He should take that as constructive criticism.
Michael Joseph May (3 months ago)
You did a great job on this vid. Great info and delivery.
Graham Stephan (3 months ago)
mike doe (3 months ago)
On your next video, a Low IQ will have you making a 11 minute video.
mike doe (3 months ago)
WOw , you are Long-winded. Most potential viewers do Not want to suffer though jibbish.
Graham Stephan (3 months ago)
masarati 73 (3 months ago)
The entire real estate industry is a big SCAM they try to get money anyway they can: lying, deceiving, being aggressive, putting some theatricals, stupid fake smiles, throwing different fits and bringing idiotic cheap gifts to naïve sellers, etc etc … I hate realtors as much as lawyers, they are all criminals, unproductive, shameless disgraceful. But the worse part is that there is some naïve people that want to believe what this scammers tell them.
sundo9999 (3 months ago)
and I unsubscribed.
sundo9999 (3 months ago)
Your background noise prompted me to stop the video at 2:21 out of 10:16. === Won't continue the rest and will give you a Thumbs down.. Maybe next time you will show better common sense not to use background noise that stretches listeners' focussing power to the max.
Graham Stephan (3 months ago)
MikeS91712 (3 months ago)
"slightly" under market value.....right. More like 25% take it or leave it.