LIST OF DOWNLOADABLE FORMS. INTRODUCTION: Real Estate Options: What They Are, How They Work, and Why You Should Use Them. PART I: HOW YOU CAN MAKE MONEY IN REAL ESTATE TODAY WITHOUT EVER BUYING ANY PROPERTY. CHAPTER 1: Why Real Estate Options Are Less Risky, More Profitable, and Easier to Use Than Most Property-Flipping Strategies Being Taught Today. CHAPTER 2: The Most Profitable Types of Properties to Buy Real Estate Options On. CHAPTER 3: What It Takes to Be a Profitable Real Estate Option Investor. PART II: FIVE REALISTIC STRATEGIES THAT YOU CAN USE TO MAKE MONEY WITH REAL ESTATE OPTIONS TODAY. CHAPTER 4: How You Can Use Options to Make Money from Obsolescent Properties That Can Be Put to More Profitable Uses. CHAPTER 5: How to Use the Lease and Option Strategy to Make Money with Single-Family Houses. CHAPTER 6: How You Can Use Options to Profit from Properties with Correctable Problems. CHAPTER 7: How to Use Options to Control Properties That Can Be Rezoned for More Profitable Uses. CHAPTER 8: How You Can Use the LASH Strategy to Profit from Long-Term, Flat-Rate Master Leases and Real Estate Options. PART III: A 12-STEP PROCESS FOR BUYING AND RESELLING REAL ESTATE OPTIONS. CHAPTER 9: How to Use the Internet, Property Wanted Ads, Bird Dogs, Finder ?s Fees, and Direct Mail to Locate Properties to Put under Option. CHAPTER 10: How to Perform Due Diligence on a Potential Option Property. CHAPTER 11: How to Thoroughly Inspect a Property before You Buy an Option to Purchase. CHAPTER 12: How to Accurately Estimate a Property?s Current Market Value. CHAPTER 13: How to Negotiate Low-Cost Options and Below-Market Purchase Prices with Property Owners. CHAPTER 14: How to Prepare Your Option Agreement So That You Are Fully Protected during the Option Period. CHAPTER 15: How to Use Title Insurance to Insure Real Estate Options. CHAPTER 16: Why All Property Title Transfer Documents Must Be Held in Escrow during the Option Period. CHAPTER 17: How to Close on the Purchase of a Real Estate Option. CHAPTER 18: How to Clean Up a Property under Option to Maximize Its Curb Appeal and Resale Value. CHAPTER 19: How to Package, Market, and Resell Your Real Estate Options for Maximum Profit. CHAPTER 20: How to Exercise Your Option and Buy the Property. RESOURCES. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. INDEX.
THOMAS J. LUCIER is the President and CEO of Home Equities Corp., a privately held Florida corporation established in 1995 that specializes in the purchase, fast turnaround, and resale of small residential rental properties in the Tampa Bay area.