How to Become a CIA: (Part 5) Deal Structuring 101

October 7, 2009 | By | 7 Replies More

Real Estate Investing Deal StructuringWelcome … to Part 5 of the “How to Become a CIA” creative real estate investing series … Deal Structuring 101 …

(if you’re new to the series, you may want to start with the introduction)

So you’re hot on the trail of a motivated seller, a seller who NEEDS to quick solution to their problem property … now what?

Well, this week, you’ll learn about the fine art of deal structuring … and this is where CIAs (Creative Investing Architects) … shine.

The way you structure a deal affects everything … the risk involved in the transaction, the profitability of the deal, the cash you need  to close … everything!

How to Structure Great Real Estate Deals … the CIA Way

I cover two primary lessons in the video below …

1) Why It’s All About the Numbers

There are 4 numbers that you “Must Know” to evaluate any deal AND a deadly trap that you MUST avoid.

2) Most Underutilized Blatantly Ignored Killer Strategy for Structuring Great Deals

It’s right under your nose too … implementing this simple strategy makes deals 1000 times easier to close, minimizes your risk, and maximizes your return.

What else could you ask for?

Watch the video now!

“How to Become a CIA” Action List

1) If you haven’t already, head back to Part 2 in the series and download the marketing secrets teleconference call. It’s vital that your phone starts ringing off the hook with motivated sellers so that you can structure killer real estate deals … and that marketing teleclass will help you do just that.

2) Get your free form for screening seller leads

This form walks you through each conversation you have with a seller to determine if the deal is worth structuring in the first place.

3) Put your questions in the comment area

The only way i can help you is if I know what questions you have, what obstacles you’re encountering, what additional resources you need … sooooo, use the comment area … that’s what it’s there for …

That does it for Part 5 … Deal Structuring 101 …

Happy Investing!

Here are the links to the rest of the series . . .

Intro | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 6 | Part 7

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  1. YOLANDA says:

    Patrick….you are awesome!!!!! thank you for all your help…may God bless you and your business always…..thanks again

  2. Doug says:

    You’re dead on when you say to approach the seller first to finance the deal. Great info as usual. The CIA series has been incredible. Thanks!

  3. Patrick Riddle says:

    Hey Yolanda … thanks so much for the kind words … thank you for all the comments :)

    Doug … most investors don’t even think to ask the seller for financing first and foremost. Glad you’re digging the CIA series.

    ~ Patrick

  4. Chris Ranney says:

    Great job brother. This has been the one area that I have put on the front burner. I know I can make the first/second deal, but will I have any cheese($$$$) left to do deal # 4-5-6. Thanks again.

  5. Lui says:

    This came at a great time for me personally. Since I’ve been farming for sellers I’ve gotten some seller’s who have been a little reserved with their information.

    I just found an agent who had a buyer fall out on a short sale deal. Bank had already approved the offer too. Do you think that an option to purchase contract would be the best route to wholesaling this out to another investor?

  6. Patrick Riddle says:

    You’re welcome Chris!

    Lui … I always use my purchase and sale contract no matter what my exit strategy is … whether I’m wholesaling it or closing on it myself …

    Dusty may cover this in Part 7 of the series but after you sign the contract, write the words, “and/or assigns” … that makes it explicit that the contract is assignable.

    ~ Patrick

  7. Polcat says:


    You are the man! I really like the content.