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Sell A Lease Option For Quick Cash Without A License


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Welcome to my new question and answer video series. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be sending out some videos answering questions you guys have sent to me to help you move forward in your real estate investing process. The first question is from Julie Otten who is an American living in Norway doing business here in the United States.

“I have a signed lease option agreement with the seller. I intended to find a lease option buyer but I may have a cash buyer. How do I get paid legally? For example, the seller wants $145,000. I had the sale price listed as $149,000 so that I could take my lease option fee off the top and get the seller $145,000. Do I ask the cash buyer to first write me a check for $4,000 and then a separate check to the seller? How does this fit in with closing the property? I have no agreement signed that states that I’ll take the fee or find a cash buyer, only a lease option fee memo that I signed with the buyer.” – Julie Otten, Norway

Joe: The way you describe it is almost exactly the way you need to do it. It’s just a matter of how you set up the paperwork. You have a principle interest in the property because you have a lease option memo, so now you have to go back to the seller and say, ‘Look, I’ve got somebody who might buy it for cash. What we’re going to do instead is set it up as a cash purchase to this person.’
Joe: Then, you take the new purchase agreement for $145,000 between the seller and the new buyer and close that with a title company with that person. They may need to get a new loan. Most of the time in these situations, the buyer is going to need to get a new loan.
Joe: Then, you’re going to have a separate assignment form between you and the seller for $4,000 and they’re going to pay you $4,000 outside of escrow or at closing, so it can sit in an escrow and then be released to you when it closes if they feel more comfortable doing that, depending on the seller. Alright, I hope that answers the question. Good luck with it.

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  1. May 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm · Reply

    What am I missing? If the buyer and seller has an agreement for 145k, and the investor and seller has an assignment for 4k, then the seller is losing 4k from the sale. If the buyer and seller has an agreement for 149k, then the investor can get her 4k at closing, the seller gets 145k and the buyer gets the house.
    As its explained in the video, the seller is losing 4k out of pocket for the assignment. Is it that the investor can’t get her 4k at closing if the sales price is 149k???

    • Joe Crump
      May 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm · Reply

      Hi LaVerne,
      You add your lease option fee to the price you promise the seller. And then, when the buyer pays the fee, they owe what is left to the seller.
      Best wishes,

  2. Tracy
    April 17, 2014 at 7:58 pm · Reply

    Hi Joe,

    I sent you an e-mail, but thought I would submit to this post, given that my question pertains to a roadblock that might occur with presenting a lease-option agreement to a seller. I have a seller that is willing to do a lease-option, but needs to take at least 20K of equity out of their home in order to move. Should I add this to the listing price on top of my lease-option fee? Is there a win-win solution here?


    Tracy Coats

  3. Julie Otten
    April 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm · Reply

    Hi Joe,

    Greetings from The Netherlands! Thanks for your answer to my question.

    Do you have an Assignment Form available for download through the PushButton Paid Website or can you recommend where I would find one to download?

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