5 Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate - person holding a small house

5 Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate

June 6, 2018 11:26 am

Before buying the first property, or making your first market research, you must determine what you expect from your investments. What are your financial goals? Take the time to understand your goals and make sure that each investment is a step towards achieving them. If you are not sure exactly how to create financial goals in order to invest in real estate smartly, meeting with a financial advisor is an excellent first step.


1. Look at a lot of properties.

Do not invest in the first property you find. Too many investors buy properties because they “look good”. Remember that you will not live there, so you should not make an investment decision based on your personal preferences. Make sure you do an exhaustive search for various options available. Start with several properties and then start narrowing the number down based on the established objectives.


2. Don’t buy a property when the seller is not motivated to sell

How to know if the seller is motivated? Look at the sale price. For example, if the property has been on the market for one year for $ 200,000, with little or no price reduction, the seller clearly is not very motivated to sell the property. However, if that same property has been on the market for a year and its price has dropped considerably, the seller probably wants to do whatever it takes to get the property out of their hands.


3. Don’t delay the investment by waiting for the “perfect” offer

A lot of beginner investors suffer from the syndrome of “the best offer may be right around the corner”. This can be counterproductive and may make you miss good opportunities just for the sake of the idea that there is still a better option out there. In order to invest in real estate properly, you need to find an agreement that satisfies most of your criteria instead of expecting another one that may never arrive.


4. Do a deep financial analysis.

Keep it real. Look at different alternatives to determine what to do. It is not advisable to buy a property at a higher price or in less attractive conditions than your analysis says it makes sense. Beware of sellers trying to overestimate the value of the property.


5. Recognize the difference between real estate investment and real estate business.

If you are an entrepreneur or you already have a business of your own, look at property investment as a way to support your main job but do not get caught up in the various transactions so that you neglect your main business. If that happens, you will face a bumpy road to return to stability. Unless your business is real estate or you are looking to enter the business full time, always remember that the search for these agreements is a means to an end, not an end in itself.


In the end, you can always seek professional assistance and get in touch with us at Boom Properties.

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