When you own an investment property, the desire to make a change can strike at any time. Whether you want more cash flow, higher growth potential, lower risk, or simply to lock in today’s value, the decision can be complicated—and the unknowns can prevent you from pursuing what you want.
Changes are a normal part of real estate investing, but they can always bring headaches:
Pressure from an impending unfavorable change in tax law
A lack of compelling alternatives
Existing problem-tenants or vacancies
Fear of a failed 1031 exchange
Concerns about market conditions, or new tax laws that could limit options
Resistant to selling because of high transaction fees and a complicated, time-consuming process
Easy Sale. The fastest, simplest path to cash. Ideal if you want to eliminate the responsibilities and hassles of property ownership.
Installment Sale. Get better pricing, upfront cash, and a steady income while deferring taxes. A good option if you want cash but want to skip the tax bill, or if you don’t have a plan for sale proceeds.
Ground or Master Lease. Get cash, retain ownership, and earn passive income. A smart choice if you want passive income with zero headaches, or if you’re not ready to deal with sale proceeds.
Partnership. Maintain ownership and customize your level of involvement while boosting your property’s value. A good choice if you want to improve the property and participate in the upside, without the hassles or headaches of a big project.