Starting your Real Estate Investment Portfolio

Starting your Real Estate Investment Portfolio
By: Greg Vander Wel

If you’re looking to start your real estate investment portfolio, it can be confusing to decide exactly where to start. Learning how to build your real estate portfolio is very important to your success. Luckily, it’s not hard to learn how; here are a few tips to get you started.

  • Set small goals. As with any endeavor, you want to start small. Begin your investment portfolio with one property (read more on choosing your first investment property), and once you have established income, move on to the next. Remember that Investment Properties often require work, so it’s best to focus on one property at a time when you’re starting out.
  • Do your homework. While real estate investment isn’t necessarily complicated, you should learn as much as you can about it before you get started. As they say, knowledge is power. Here at Realnet, we are experts at short sales, Florida foreclosures, and buying investment property in general.
  • Watch for deals. Before making an offer on any property, evaluate the investment. You should also determine the property value to make sure you’re actually getting a deal. After all, your goal is to make a profit, not be saddled with a money pit!
  • Learn what your resources are, and make good use of them. While you’re learning about real estate investment, find out what types of financing or other financial resources you have like renovation companies or people who can do small repair work on the property. All of this is important, so once you obtain your first property, you can get any necessary work done right away.

You can become a successful real estate investor with very little fuss. Just learn everything you can, line up your resources, and start hunting for investment property for sale! If you have any questions at all, Realnet will be happy to help. Just Contact us!