Why You Need To Become a Real Estate Investor

RECTORET (4)Real estate investing is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. Though to a substantial extent the global economic recession has hit the industry, the future looks bright and thus as a real estate investor, you stand to continue gaining in the long term. In fact, some wise sage said that in the midst of a crisis, opportunities abound. And to drive this point home, the economic meltdown has led to many homeowners in a fix and homes are selling at values never heard of in a long time. With foreclosures the order of the day, as an investor in the industry you have the perfect chance to take advantage and smile all the way to the bank, one that is not falling under the meltdown, huh. Talk of one man’s poison being another’s meat.

In truth, real estate as an investment choice is a complex enterprise and is definitely not for the fainthearted. For one, you need to understand how the whole system works so that you can be able to maximize the potential returns on your investments. And someone said information is power. That’s the starting point. Seek out all the information that you can find. There are numerous sources of information. With the growth and development of the internet, an electronic real estate investment guide will pop up on your screen at the click of the mouse if you know where to look. And good old magazines are also available with insightful tips on how to make it in real estate investing.

Now that iron sharpens iron, you also need to interact with other real estate investors and learn their tricks of success. This is because once you understand fully the workings of the business; a world of opportunities is wide open before you. For example you need to know the best time to buy property and the ideal time to sell so as to make the most out of it. And always network well with other market players in the industry to ensure a steady supply of business. It is more prudent to deal with property on a wholesale basis other than on single units, as this way you make more in a short time.

Though not necessarily, it might also be a good idea to specialize in a particular kind of properties as this will help you in creating a market niche for yourself and thus be able to customize your deals to a particular target. Just be able to think outside the box and use every legal trick in the game to confine the negative recession news to television bulletins.

This is a guest post from Matt Leitz. He is the owner of RealEstateInvestor.com, a website he created to interact with like-minded groups and individuals which finally helps them in increasing their business.

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8 Responses to “Why You Need To Become a Real Estate Investor”

  1. MoneyEnergy |  May 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I definitely agree that RE investing is a key tool for financial freedom. It’s possible to become financially free without it, eg., if you have a successful business, for example, but with RE you can do it much faster. And I don’t believe that was a truism just for the recent bubble. That said, I have a relative who still can’t sell her vacation property and so they’re still carrying two mortgages and it’s really taking its toll. So you need to be careful and prepared.

  2. Nancy |  May 16, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Absolutely true, and prices have never been better.

    However, if your present state is more along the lines of a $25 investment rather than a $25k investment, you might look into forex robots. They operate, like Spock, 24/7 without the emotions that are often the downfall of a good investment strategy.

    Foreign exchange markets are still running well and a great investment platform. People will always be using money!

  3. Paul Beauchemin |  May 21, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Some thoughts:
    - a vacation property is not a real estate investment – it’s a luxury, don’t expect it to make a profit
    - trying to time the market to make profit from appreciation is a fools game – invest for cash flow. If a property won’t cash flow, don’t buy it
    - real estate is a very localized phenomenom. Some areas are so overbuilt that it will take years for values to get back in line with historical trends. But there are plenty of areas where demand for rentals is high and banks are willing to part with houses just to get them off their books
    - I agree with the author that real estate investing does take a lot of specialized knowledge. But it is not that difficult to master. Take it slow and don’t fall for the get rich quick guru’s

  4. Bryan Ellis |  May 28, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Learning the different strategies of real estate will help you in so many other aspects of business. The networking alone is worth 3 times it’s weight in gold and you can use that skill to grow any venture.
    There is a great deal of free information out there to help you learn real estate, and you can attend investor luncheons in your local area and get a feel for what is going on and start meeting people.