Josh’s First Deal is Worth $900,000

Josh made his first deal all happen while he was working overseas, it was that easy. Josh attended Mark Rolton’s property option 3 day boot camp, applied what he had learnt and now he is already on his way to looking after himself in his retirement.

Step 1: Getting Started

Upon searching for a property, I had seen a house for removal. I knew putting a house onto a block the way Mark described using a splitter was a great strategy – I just needed to locate a suitable house. So I decided to ask around if anyone knew if someone was looking to get rid of houses. To cut a long story short I found a guy who had 17 – to give away!

Step 2: Find the Deal

After receiving an email about a block that would suit what I was after, I flew home on
one of my breaks from work to check it out and put the deal together. Some of the houses had new kitchens, bath & toilets and very tidy inside, some even had still had full air conditioning, I had really hit the jackpot!! It’s hard to believe people are giving the houses away – but for them they need to move the houses before they can built on the block, so really I’m solving a problem for them.

Step 3: Choosing the Right Strategy – Short Option and 485 Letters

I found out the block had a DA approval for four transport homes, which would be perfect for
what I wanted to do.
I did a quick feasibility of four of the houses I could get on the block, it really was a NO BRAINER!
I knew it had great profit in it. So I decided this would be perfect for my first deal.

Step 4: Know the Numbers

It now has a really good flow on and as I said it now seems too easy, so I am putting together another deal.

  1. Block of land $295,000
  2. 4 Houses moved, restumped & built in underneath $300,000
  3. Cost to furnish the 4 houses to accommodate mining companies $40,000
  4. Landscape, driveways, turf etc $60,000
  5. Total project around $700,000 – my projected valuation a conservative 1.6m on reflection
  6. Of current house prices $400,000 a house
  7. Cash flow, my projection a conservative $3200 wk
  8. Estimate profit: $900,000 Conservative


I could say it’s been a good year and the next will be even better!!