Traditional real estate investing requires saving for a down payment and securing a bank loan before you purchase an asset. And this process limits how often you can add properties to your portfolio. But that is not the only way to acquire real estate, and Scott Glass contends that with a little creativity, you can own more properties and accelerate the growth of your STR listings!
Scott Glass is a serial entrepreneur and real estate investor who manages 65 STR units in his native Canada, the US and the Dominican Republic. He has been active in the space for nine years and full-time for the last five. Today, Scott joins me to share his unconventional method of acquiring more properties more quickly, the land contract or seller financing strategy.
Scott explains how the above-average cashflow of the Airbnb model supports land contracts and walks us through the process of finding FSBO properties and negotiating with owner-investors. Listen in to understand how Scott’s focus on larger properties helps him stand out on STR sites and learn how he leverages what he calls clustering to accommodate large groups and earn a premium on his listings!
Scott’s background in the STR space
What inspired Scott to pursue Airbnb
Why Scott uses land contracts or seller financing
How Scott finds seller financing deals
The terms + conditions Scott proposes
Scott’s success with the land contract strategy
The fundamentals of land contracts
Scott’s success in secondary markets
How Scott stands out on Airbnb
Scott’s cluster listing strategy