How to Generate Cash Flow in Real Estate

Learn how to generate cash flow in real estate using the best strategies! There are a lot of ways to make money in real estate, but some strategies are riskier than others.

How can real estate increase cash flow? It’s absolutely amazing how many different ways there are to profit in real estate.

Today I’ll answer your question, although not completely, but enough to get you started, on how to generate cash flow in real estate. I’ll give you cash flow solutions.

I’m Ted Thomas, and I’ve been involved in real estate for decades. I started as an investor in single family homes which I rented to others. During the past 30 years, I’ve specialized in tax liens and tax deeds.

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Understanding The Cash Flow

The discovery of tax liens and tax deeds changed everything for me because I could find and purchase property with large margins for profit. Most of all, there were many eager buyers available who were willing to wheel and deal.

I’ll tell you more about cash flow tax liens and deeds, and I’m going to give you examples of real money transactions. I’ll explain how you can transition into being a real estate property investor with small dollars and make big profits.

So let’s talk about how to generate cash flow in real estate. Keep your mind open.


There are dozens of unique and legal ways to generate cash flow.

You’ll see and understand that buyers are everywhere if you can learn how to structure and put these tax auction properties into situations with a low down payment and maybe even installment purchase payments.

Americans overall buy using installment sales. The market and the customers have become accustomed to using credit cards.


Some people even brag about how many credit cards they have. Others brag about gold cards, black cards, and silver cards.

These consumers purchase household appliances by making installment sales. They purchase automobiles with 5 or 7 year installment sales. Why not sell to them the way the bank does?

In today’s market the little guy can have a new house, a car, and all the furniture using credit cards.

If you’ll consider installment sales, you can wholesale real estate you buy at auctions. While they’re making their payments, you’ll have security to live well and travel. Your road to wealth will be paved by someone else paying for it.

I’m fond of saying it’s not a sprint; it’s a marathon. For example, an attractive way to sell tax deeds, and what I’ve taught for years, is buy low for cash and sell low for either payments or cash.


What attracted me to the tax lien and tax deed business was that I was low on cash.

I had earlier succeeded in business and built a portfolio of $200 million along with other investors, but the market inflated and then crashed.

My properties were over leveraged, too much debt. They crashed in value 40%, 50%, and 60%. I lost my assets.


Now let’s look at the government auctions of tax defaulted property. These properties are sold at huge discounts leaving large margins between the purchase price and the upside potential.

The auction process allows bidders to buy as low as 10 cents on the dollar and resell for 40 or 50 cents on the dollar or higher. That’s real margin. That’s cash flow immediately.

Here’s how to generate cash flow in real estate. The easiest method is buy low, sell low, and use the cash to buy the next deal. However, that’s not the only way to make cash flow.

So, let’s grasp a simple way to make cash flow work monthly for you.

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There is a massive market for people who need help. Maybe they are just divorced, or maybe they’ve been exposed to bankruptcy, or maybe they just made poor decisions.

Thousands of people who are potential buyers are struggling with poor credit scores. Bankers and loan brokers won’t help and have no sympathy.

You could be the problem solver.


How do you create a cash flow in real estate? Let’s take a used and abused, not-so-hot property purchased at a tax defaulted auction.

For our cash flow real estate example, this mythical property has a value according to the tax assessor of $70,000.

The tax deed auctions sell properties with no mortgage for low prices, and the highest bidder receives the deed to the delinquent property.

Let’s look at 2 scenarios on how to generate cash flow in real estate from selling tax defaulted property.


First, we’ll talk about generating cash flow by purchasing low and paying the back taxes at the tax defaulted auction. We’ll use the example of a property valued at $70,000 purchased for 20 cents on the dollar.

$70,000 purchased for $14,000 at the auction leaves a massive amount of equity, $56,000. However, we’re going to sell into that massive market that has little cash and poor credit.

We bought low at $14,000. How about if we sell low at say, $50,000? No, we are going to sell low at $34,000. That generates a $20,000 profit.

Buy low and sell low. $20,000 will pay a lot of bills around your house.

My experience tells me banks don’t want these buyers or the small loans. However, the banks do like down payments and installment sales. So, another alternative is the same deal.

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Let’s sell with a small down payment of $5,000, and then we allow the buyer to pay us monthly.

The monthly payment is $650 after collecting the $5,000 down payment.

We don’t need a mortgage. We can have a simple contract.

$650 a month for 10 years, that’s cheaper than renting a house, and the new prospective client with a not-so-hot credit score is in a used and abused house for only $5,000 down and monthly payments of $650.

$650 a month is $7,800 a year. In less than 2 years, you, the seller, will have all your money back that you invested at the auction and payments on the contract of $650 a month for 8 more years.

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Either way, you have cash flow.

Buy low, sell low works.

Buy low and get a down payment and cash flow for years also works.

In one instance, you, the seller, make a fast $20,000 profit.

In the second example, you’ll make more than $70,000 over a 10-year period.

The choice is yours.


We hope you learned a lot from Ted’s lesson, “How to Generate Cash Flow in Real Estate”

What is the main generator of cash flow for most real estate investments? A big one is profit margin. A large profit margin can generate a lot of cash flow, especially if you buy and sell using Ted’s system.

How do you get a large profit margin? You buy low, and at a tax defaulted auction, you can do exactly that.

You can purchase real estate for 10, 20, or 30 cents on the dollar of the assessed value at a tax deed sale, and you get the property without a mortgage.

Then how do you sell it? If you want quick cash flow, then buy it low, sell it low, and move on to the next property. You got the property at a big discount, so you can sell it for well under the market value quickly and still make a nice profit.

Another option is an installment sale. Draw up a contract, accept a small down payment, then collect monthly payments. Since you bought the property at a big discount, you often make your money back quickly then receive an income stream for many more years!

If you’d like to know more about how to make huge profits in bargain real estate, there’s no one more qualified to teach you than Ted Thomas, America’s leading authority on tax lien certificates and tax defaulted property investing.

Ted Thomas

Ted Thomas is America’s Leading Authority on Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Auctions, as well as a publisher and author of more than 30 books. His guidebooks on Real Estate have sold in four corners of the world. He has been teaching people just like you for over 30 years how to buy houses in good neighborhoods for pennies on the dollar. He teaches how to create wealth with minimum risk and easy-to-learn methods.

The Ted Thomas Difference:

  • Ted is recognized as America’s Tax Lien Certificate & Tax Deed Authority and has been helping people with investing in tax defaulted properties for over 30 years.
  • Ted has built a team of certified coaches that have 70 combined years of auction experience and are available to his students by phone to guide and mentor you to avoid getting overwhelmed or worse, losing money
  • Ted has ironclad PROOF that what he is teaching you does work. With hundreds of successful students providing testimonials and a 4.9 Google rating which is unheard of in this industry.
  • Ted and his staff don’t hide behind a website; they can be reached during office hours at 321-449-9940.

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