You know that answering these questions will take you hours — but you can’t afford to spend several hours analyzing every deal you get. You need to be able to do it in 10 minutes or less. The more deals you can analyze quickly, the more likely you’ll find the deal that will work for you.
When I first got started, I created my own spreadsheet, but it took me four hours to analyze a deal to calculate my maximum purchase price. I even bought some analysis software but I couldn’t customize them to suit my needs. It was holding back my ability to analyze lots of deals quickly. And I knew I had to look at a 100 deals before I would find the one that worked!
The Syndicated Deal Analyzer has helped me reduce my analysis from 4 hours to just a few minutes so that I can come back with an acceptable offer price. It lets you analyze more deals in a shorter period of time. This allows you to quickly dismiss the deals that won’t work and find the deals that will.
Since the asking price of most buildings don’t meet our buying criteria, it’s not enough to say “this deal won’t work for me.” You need to be able to get back to the seller and be able to say “this deal won’t work for me because XYZ, but it would work at this price, and here’s how I came up with that number.”
This immediately starts the negotiation process, lets you test the seller’s motivation, and gets you closer to your next deal. You’ve probably seen a bunch of other calculators, but here are three reasons why the Syndicated Deal Analyzer is different (and better!):
My passion is being an entrepreneur and helping others become (better) entrepreneurs. My focus is buying apartment buildings by raising money from private individuals. I’ve been investing in residential and multifamily real estate since 2005 and began syndicating deals in 2010.
I helped start a software company that eventually went public. I have flipped houses, own commercial real estate and operate pizza restaurants. I enjoy starting and growing companies, I love making sense of chaos and taking calculated risks. I especially enjoy the “art of the deal”: raising private money and putting deals together. I enjoy in equal measure teaching. I have taught computer science courses, financial literacy classes to adults and children, and courses on how to buy apartment buildings.
Because of my experiences as an entrepreneur in different businesses, I feel I can help others gain the knowledge and confidence to take the first steps as an entrepreneur, or to become better at what you’re already doing as an entrepreneur.
This short video gives you a tour of the Syndicated Deal Analyzer by walking you through the analysis of a deal from start to finish.
In this video, I’ll show you how to answer the question “what is the MOST I can pay for this apartment building deal?” The Syndicated Deal Analyzer lets you do this quickly so that you’re not spending hours analyzing a deal. This lets you quickly get back to the broker or seller with something like “this deal doesn’t quite work for me, and here’s why”. As you’re looking for other apartment buildings to buy, you can’t afford to spend hours analyzing each deal. Even in this phase, the Syndicated Deal Analyzer incorporates different investor scenarios into the analysis.
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