Another important factor is that you should be able to keep your finger on every aspect of your investment. Keep a good idea about the proportions and layout of your investment. Maintain a good balance in your portfolio. be wary of the so called “Paper Investments”. Do not become overly dependent on them as a downfall in the market could easily lead to major troubles for your investment. Keep a careful eye on such investments and do not let them dominate your portfolio.
Buy the best land you can afford. Cheap land will get you nowhere. By the time you’re able to sell the land to an investor, or if you have enough money to develop the land on your own, you need prime property. Choose land that is accessible to roads, commercial establishments, and other places that make it a convenient, prime choice. It also helps to buy land with a good view of the surrounding environment.
Leverage. Leverage, with regards to real estate invesment, is the use of borrowed funds in order to purchase realty. This is done with anticipation that the purchased realty will boost the profit.
It was a time when REO’s [REO stands for real Estate Owned] were everywhere. It was the first time I understood short sale. When times are like they are now, it’s a good time to get out and make money. The real estate is there and the prices are good.
Now is the time to examine all the ways you can market your property effectively. A free listing of your real estate is definitely worth considering. The question is: will buyers in your particular real estate market for FSBO properties respond to a free listing? Many areas are experiencing a glut of properties for sale. Some free listings really don’t get the exposure you really need for your property. Worst of all, your property listing may be just another “face in the crowd” of eager sellers who want the same thing as you.
REI can get you real fatigue. It is a lethargic time consuming process that makes you feel almost laid back. You need to plan and have those instincts to get going with your property. You will learn more on about making you REI more time efficient in later part of the chapters.
If it’s the seller making you the loan (or secondary loan), ask yourself this: Why would the seller allow me to purchase this property without coughing up one penny of my own cash? Unless the seller has a slate loose, chances are that the price you end up paying for the property is inflated and the seller counts the financing as a wind fall.
An internship can be taken. Being an intern at a well-respected company can have a significant positive impact on the opinions of potential future employers. You will gain practical knowledge that one cannot be taught in a school. It is also a good way to have more contacts in the real estate industry.