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Getting You into the Real Estate Business

Aug 17, 2007
You have probably heard in numerous infomercials, over the decades, that getting into the real estate business is a great way to make money.

Okay you are rightfully thinking, just honestly now, what do I have to do and how do I do it? My friend, the answer is below.

Thousands of people have turned to the real estate game or if you are serious, business, in order to make money. How have a lot of these people turned themselves into self made millionaires? It has been done. Would you like to be next in line to do this?

The good part is that making money in the real estate industry is more than possible. If you know how to get started, and make the right decisions, you can make a lot of money. The success stories you see on television are virtually all true.

They all have disclaimers about projected income on the bottom of the screen for every success story. You will learn why below.

So what are you to do to succeed at this? Basically the same as any other business success. The answer is, you have to pay the price to make it.

First off, I suggest you study how to become a real estate broker, on line, and get so good at it that you pass the test in your state to get your real estate license. At this point you now know far more than you did before. Right? If you cannot do this I honestly suggest you do not touch it.

Before you get too entangled in the real estate industry you need to ask yourself what you want to do. What you really want to do. There are many ways to make money with real estate, and you will need to plan your route early on, starting with the paragraph above.

Real estate investing can be done in at least two ways. First, you can buy a piece of real estate like an awful looking house at a great price in a smart location, fix it up, and then resell it for a profit. Like any product in sales, you absolutely must buy it at the right price to be able to sell it at the right price. No exceptions.

This is a great way to make money if you know how to manage what you are doing. You study your brain and butt off for one solid year after you get your real estate license before you dare to risk a penny of your money. Once more, no exceptions.

Also, another way, you can buy real estate and then rent it out. You do the above first before you do this though. Right? You want to be a success, not a frustrated money loser. The advantage you will have in doing this is that you will have a monthly income coming in from each property that you own.

If you have enough real estate making you money each month you will never have to work at a regular job again. The only thing you will have to do is make sure each property is kept up to par for the building codes in your area. This is a lot of work but it can be done and does get smoother as you get more experience at it.

Unfortunately, as you may have guessed per the above, getting started is not quite as easy as it may sound. All you need to do is buy a piece of real estate, per above, but before and after that things can get a bit tricky. However, if you have done your assignments so far, you will be very prepared for virtually any trick or surprise that life can throw at you.

After you have unbelievably carefully bought a piece of real estate, with your eyes wide open in your name, the real fun starts. You will need to get it up to par, meaning work your butt off, fixing it up.

None of this is to insult you but to have you fully prepared to make a success of it, okay? It takes weeks or months of hard work to do, not days.

Now you need to make a decision on what you want to do with it. Either way, the property will have to be in good enough shape to sell or rent out. For this reason you will probably have to do some repairs. Maybe a lot of repairs. Some, you will not of known about, will need to be made.

You will have made relationships with all the repair knowledgeable people required to make a good buy on the house and know what cost the repairs will be. This includes builder, plumber, electrician, locksmith, foundation experts and more.

Are you handy enough to make these repairs on your own? If so, you can save yourself a lot of money. But if you are not, you will have to hire somebody to help you out. This is not a problem, but it can cut into your overall profits. You will frequently be dead tired because you will be making these repairs, if you can do them, after you are done working your present job. Are you prepared to pay this price?

You must thoroughly understand how interest rates, and their trends, affect the markets you work in. They will ruin you if you are not always on top of them.

Getting into the real estate business is one of the best ways to make money today. Many people have turned to this industry as a full time career. Many of these people have made millions of dollars. They did exactly what I told you above so it absolutely can be done.

Those who are not prepared to do this preparation and work have zero chance to succeed. Do you now understand that? That is my sincere goal for you in this article.

If you want to be next, jump into real estate today. You never know what could happen.

It will happen if you, like previous successes, will pay the price and not jump recklessly into the business, not knowing what you are doing yet, because of what some seminar on television made out to be as easy as sitting on your couch and watching a video for half an hour. Now you have a better idea of what you need to do.

Remember, it takes years to learn this, not five thousand dollars out of your pocket and some three day study intensive seminar at a hall or hotel. Do not waste your money.
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James M. Lowe writes original articles about home business opportunities .
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