Brian Dally, Ground Floor Funding
Expected Air Date: 2/2/19
A little over a year ago we asked everyone in our group what were their biggest needs in their real estate investing work. They were:
You spoke -- we heard you. As you may have heard, the Flipping America Network is about to be released in the wild. This is the Buying platform for real estate investors nationwide. Post your property in the FAN and it will be seen by hundreds (we hope thousands) of investors including possibly someone in your zip code. My dream is that one day anyone can jump into the FAN and find a deal.
So that’s deal flow.
How about the money?
At this moment, there are literally billions of dollars available to real estate investors. Just in my Atlanta network we get contacted by a new hard money source nearly every week. It is NOT difficult to find. However, it can be a challenge to afford. Wait, if I’m borrowing the money for a project, what is there to afford? First you have to make a downpayment, usually 10-20% of the purchase price. Then you have to pay the loan origination fees up front. On just an average loan this can be $25,000. You will probably have to keep three months of payments in your bank account so that could be another 6-10 thousand. And you have to make those monthly payments. So how many of these can you do at one time? For most people it’s ONE. If they can afford anything that’s all they can afford. That means if you hustle and finish in six months you can do two projects in one year. If you make 40k in each deal after expenses, it’s a decent year. But I bet you’re not ready to quit your day job yet.
Enter the Flipping America Fund, working with DT Investments. We are looking nationwide for qualified operating partners who choose to become a part of our family and access funding for their deals. In short -- we put up the money -- you do the work -- and we split the profit. If you have the contracting and management capacity, there is virtually no limit to the number of deals you can do. Your net take away from each deal may be less, but suppose it’s 30 thousand instead of 40. And suppose you can do ten deals a year instead of 2. I think you see the advantage.
This opportunity isn’t for just anyone. We have to be persuaded that you are a good fit with us. You’ll need to demonstrate proficiency in flipping. Although designed for experienced and effective investors, There is a possibility we will fund newer people as well, but there will be more hoops to jump through and possibly a training requirement.
This funding model has always been a part of our vision here at Flipping America but we have been rolling it out carefully, slowly, and with many tweaks to the program while operating at a small scale. We believe we are ready now to scale this and it’s about to happen.
My guest today is Brian Dally, co-founder of Ground Floor Funding. Ground Floor is an innovative crowd-funded platform that allows passive investors the opportunity to be involved in the activity of people flipping houses. It’s a cool platform and you can make good returns on your money there. We will talk about Ground Floor and it’s operations, but in the second segment of our interview, Brian and I are going to announce one of the biggest developments in the history of Flipping America - a joint venture project. In about three months you will be able to go onto Ground Floor’s website and invest in the Flipping America fund, which will spread your investment over a number of projects being completed by our Flipping America Operators nationwide. And as we split the profits with our Operators, this return will create a dividend for you. Stay tuned and you’ll hear about this incredible opportunity.
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