Investing In Real Estate For Newbies
The bottom line is–if you do not understand basic real estate terms like “short sale”, “wholesaling” and “wrap deal”, then you are at a serious disadvantage. Also if you don’t know how to negotiate with contractors, realtors, loan officers, sellers and even the government, then you are a statistic waiting to happen. However, I believe that the investors who make the mistakes noted above are still better than the investors who analyze and then analyze and then analyze without ever taking action. Mistakes will happen, that’s inevitable, but learn from them and that mistake becomes invaluable.
There is nothing you have written in your goals, that you cannot achieve. The only thing that will let you down is discipline. Be careful not to get caught up in distractions. the daily reality of life that distracts you from staying focused on taking those small, regular actions that will eventually see you achieve your goals.
Provide a washer and dryer – People hate going to the laundry mat. It costs money, it takes time, and they’re often dirty and populated with less-than-attractive people. Buy a washer and dryer for the property, and by spending a few hundred dollars, the landlord can raise the rent by .00 a month and have the washer and dryer paid for within a year or two, plus they have gained a huge advantage over the competition.
A niche, in the context of this article, is the creation of a specific advantage that allows a property owner to gain a competitive advantage over their competition. By creating a niche, the property owner will make their rental properties stand out among the rest, thus getting them new tenants quicker, while prolonging their stay. The niche that I feel is the easiest to create yet the most prevailing to possess is the niche of transforming a property into a home for the tenant rather than a temporary residence. The list below explains how to get started on building a competitive advantage in rental property investing.
Take a look at your results and ask yourself if they are what you want. If not, there’s a 90%25 chance that you have some unconscious belief holding you back. My unconscious belief was that I could not be successful and I proved that over and over again by my results, creating an even stronger belief that was self-perpetuating. Coaching helped me to look at my results with an objective non-judgemental view and tell myself “Ohhh, so that’s what my belief was”.
Less competitors. Given that they lack specialized knowledge and lack mindset, you will find fewer people out doing multifamily deals than single family deals.
There are several ways where you can get cheap property. People will usually sell property below its market value if they need the money fast. You can find these people from public auctions, divorce settlements and bank foreclosures. In that situation the price is not the important thing for them, but the quick settlement is. Buy buying below the market price, you can sell it immediately at market price to get fast profit. You can also find old listing and ask if their property is still unsold. The person selling might lose hope of selling the property so you can get lower price.
Soon after, I was making Ok money, but working 70-hour weeks! I was the only one from my family in the Usa and my wife and her family was from Honduras. With our families so far away we would spend a good amount of money to see them. I continued working my job, however in the meantime I began looking for another opportunity that would fit my criteria, which basically was that it made me lots of money and gave me lots of free time. We looked at least 20 different businesses and none fit the bill.