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Fundamentals When Building Your Real Estate Business

July 11th, 2012 11:37 am

If you want to be successful in a real estate business, the first thing that you need to do is to be familiar with the basics. The reason why there are a lot of people who are getting into real estate business is because once you purchased a property, the value of it will continue to appreciate. Aside from this, you will also be able to build a strong passive income that can generate thousands of dollars every year. However, you still need to make sure that you know the basics, because your investment could be wasted if you weren’t able to follow the building blocks of real estate business.

The first and probably the most important part of a real estate business is looking for a reliable realtor. We can say that they are your partner in business, because they will be the one to look for the property that you can purchase. Aside from this, you will also be able to receive advices from them regarding the best way to invest in the real estate market. If you were able to find a reputable realtor, we can say that your business is almost guaranteed to succeed.

If you are a person who would love to take risks, the best property that you can purchase are the ones that are in short sale. The reason why you need to look for these properties is because they are being sold for a price that is much lower than the mortgage rate. However, you still need to be very careful because there are several reasons why the owner wasn’t able to pay for the mortgage. Nonetheless, it is still a good investment because the price that you have to spend for it is lower than its market price.

If you want to build apartments for rent, it would be better if you are going to look for lots for sale. Since there are no establishments placed on the lot, you don’t have to spend a lot of money for it. Aside from this, you will also be able to save money since you won’t have to demolish an existing building just to have your building built. If you want to determine whether the place is a good place for apartments, you can ask your realtor because they are well-aware of the things that should be considered before building your property.

If you are just starting to build your portfolio of real estate properties, it would be better if you are going to start buying small houses and have it rented by other people. This will cover the money that you have to spend for the mortgage, and you won’t have to think about anything. The good thing about this is that after you’ve finished paying the mortgage, the property will be yours and the income that you are generating from the rent could be used to invest in a new real estate property. Just make sure that you are going to consult your realtor when getting into such investments.

How to Manage Your Real Estate Investment

June 26th, 2012 12:01 pm

Many people think finding the good deal is the hard part. They spent many hours looking and searching for the right deal. They crunch the numbers over and over again. They make numerous calls, and walk through many attics and basements, Florida notwithstanding. They get their hopes up, and then dashed within the same twenty-four hours. They check the neighborhood, and research, check, and then double check market values. They write up offers, many with low, almost ridiculous prices. After many hours spent, sacrifices made, offers countered and exhibiting much persistence, they have an offer accepted. Now the hard work begins.

While it may seem that finding a profitable deal is the hard part, it will mean nothing if you don’t know how to manage your real estate investment. Especially in today’s depressed real estate market, finding the profitable deals is the easy part. Managing real estate correctly will make or break the investment. On the surface, it seems pretty simple. Rent the property to a good tenant, collect the rent, and pay the bills. Sometimes it is that simple. When you have a decent tenant who pays the rent and keeps the property clean, it makes life so much better. But as many real estate investors know, all tenants are not created equal.

One of the first steps to managing real estate is to choose the right tenant. Many investors learn how to manage their investment the hard way. Some tenants are decent, upright, honest people. Other tenants do things that border on being criminal. Managing real estate is more than just managing property, it is also managing people. Although it may sometimes seem difficult finding that right tenant, it is many times much more difficult getting rid of that tenant. There are a lot of good books to read that give terrific advice and suggestions on how to manage your real estate investment.

To some people managing people and real estate comes naturally. Other people will continue to learn from each property. And to those that choose not to manage their investment, they can always hire a property manager. When you hire a property manager, you will need to work this cost into your budget. They will end up saving you time, and may end up saving you money. You won’t know the true answer to this until after some time has passed. After a while you will learn by necessity how to manage your investment. Just when you think you have seen and done it all, something will happen that will leave you dumbfounded.

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