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I've spoken with an honest realtor.
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Generally when you leverage your money you want to have as much mortgaged as possible to spread your money to as many assets as possible. However, if you don't keep an investment for several years you do end up paying as much in commissions as you make on it. Some solutions can include, getting an agent who will negotiate commissions with you. Commissions are always negotiable, RICO laws. Another solution could be, have you or spouse geta Real Estate License? Many investors do this for the very reason you are questioning. It could be a way of putting the commission money back into your own pocket. You also might look into trades. Sometimes you can work good deals that way. Also ask a good CPA or Attorney that does them about 1031K investments. If we can work on referrals through your agent we could also recoup some of your commission money for you.
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