Real estate is not the stock market. You cannot expect to play it for short term profits. In the past, people have invested in property and flipped it for handsome profits. But that bubble has popped and it is anybody’s guess when things will be as they were before. So, play in real estate only if you are in it for the long run.
With an off plan investment, you do have to be sure to research every aspect of the property and location. You also want to be sure you are dealing with a reputable seller. If you are not familiar with architectural plans, be sure to have the plan analyzed by someone who can explain what everything means. Of course, the developer will do this to some extent, but you should also go over the plan with a disinterested party.
It’s completely up to you to spend however much or little money and time on your advertising. Bake some cookies and have a Sunday afternoon open house! People will come with their spouses and friends and they’ll tell their friends and so on. That’s called viral advertising! Pitch it as a “Choose your neighbor day” and invite your neighbors. They might have a friend or relative who’d love to move in next door.
First you have to find a property with the potential to be success for your business. When you have found the right property at a studied and well calculated price that seems reasonable to you, you will have to sign a contract. Depending on the deal the contract should be fairly easy and your realtor should guide you through the process. In some cases they would require you to put up an earnest money deposit but this also is negotiable! Keep in mind that the least amount of money that you put in the property the more your return on investment is!
Look for an association that has meetings that offer both networking time and speaker time. You want a chance to learn from the speaker as well as time to talk to other people at the event. You also want a group that actually networks, this means that people are going around the room and talking to a lot of different people, not just breaking up into their own little cliques for the duration.
Here are the innate qualities you should already have before you enroll in an online real estate invesment course, at Trump University or in any other program.
To begin, it is very important that you utilize your knowledge and expertise on the matter of purchasing property investment. What are you knowledgeable about? Single family homes? Vacation homes? Multi-family buildings? Commercial properties? It is best to focus on the one you are most familiar with to ensure higher returns. It is important that you know all the rules and regulations concerning a particular property type so you lessen the risk factors.