I couldn’t help but notice the pattern of wealth creation; almost all wealthy people were businessmen or off-source businessmen. Secondly, their wealth was derived from owning or investing in real estate, technology companies, stock exchanges, manufacturing, entertainment, retail, and commodities.
This pattern of wealth creation reinforces my belief in the primacy of investing in real estate as a tool for creating wealth. I believe that you can succeed by investing in real estate. What you need is the right attitude and way of thinking.
I have learned through trials and mistakes some of the important lessons in investing in real estate. My main area of interest was a residential real estate. Even if you are an experienced real estate investor, some of the tips that I share still apply to invest because they are timeless tips that will guide you along the way to success.
Here are some details about investing in real estate that can drive you to wealth quickly. I appeal to you to take these tips seriously
The reason you want to start small is that you are on a learning curve. You want to keep your risk low. I suggest you invest a lot of time to learn the basics of real estate and some money in the first transaction. Unfortunately, most people do the opposite….they invest little time and spend a lot of money. This is the reason why many investors have failed and are wondering about why they have failed. The fact that a property is a wealth generator does not mean that you do not have to learn how it works to get rich.
Invest in value. Avoiding speculation
By investing in value, you are on the right path to creating wealth. How to invest in value? The answer is simple. Look for properties with cash flow and potential capital gains. This is important because the value of investment in real estate is the basis for creating wealth. Donald Trump, Sam Zell, Donald Bren and all the other real estate powers that can be found on the list of the richest Forbes have made their fortune in real estate through value creation. There is a difference between a value investor and a speculator. A value investor buys a property based on overall value, both today and in the future. The speculator buys with the hope that the price of the property will increase…… This approach is no different from playing at the casino tables in Las Vegas.
Start and stay close to home.
When you start as a beginner investor, it is important to focus on an area close to home….one that you can get to know very well. When I speak close to home, it means that you can drive a car, walk or cycle regularly around the area. By concentrating on an area nearby, you can see if the area is decreasing or growing. Trends in the sale and rental of real estate can be observed. Also, look for the best brokers who operate in your area, call them to find out more about this area. This is important because when a property appears in the market, you can quickly find out if it is a good deal or not and you will be able to act quickly. My first real estate transaction was a disaster because I bought a property that was 3 hours drive from home. I didn’t succeed because I wasn’t close enough to understand and observe trends in the local real estate market.
When you start investing an real estate or in any company, you are obliged to make mistakes – anyone I know does not. Remember that your mistakes are no complications. These are steps in the learning process. It is important to learn from mistakes, correct and continue to act. The fact that you can make mistakes is one of the reasons to buy property with a positive cash flow because it can help you alleviate these mistakes. There is a theory of success called accelerated failure. The reason for this theory is that it is most likely that you will fail in the early stages of starting a business, but the sooner you fail, the sooner you can start to succeed. So don’t let fear of failure stop you from investing in real estate. This is all part of the learning curve.