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Starting out as a RE investor

Aug 20, 2008
One of the best ways to get started with building your own personal wealth-building system is by investing in real estate. Becoming a real estate investor is a daunting task, but one that will, if operated efficiently, pay dividends forever.

Where to start? Well lets look at a few basic tatics for a new investor.

Every where you turn these days some one is a member of a Real Estate group. Find where they meet and be willing to ask the most basic of questions.

People gathered together with like minds create a social atmosphere that motivates new investors to take action. Club members share ideas with other members, discussing what works and what does not work in real estate investing.

Before actually buying any investment properties, beginning real estate investors should begin to put their organizations together by outlining a specific business plan. The plan should go over every step in the purchase of a property, from the marketing strategies on through the sale or leasing of a property.

In the beginning it is important to decide what types of properties to focus on. If you wish to buy rental properties, then focus on those. If flipping houses is in your plans, then concentrate on those types of properties. This is important because it allows the new investor to become a specialist within that area. Becoming a specialist leads to fewer costly mistakes.

Building your team is the hardest part of the whole process. You need to find good quality craftsmen who wont break your budget. Contractors, sub-contractors, plumbers, electrical guys...all of these are important. GREAT ones who do good work are harder to find then a good real estate deal. When you find one...hold on to them.

Lets say you choose a "fixer" for your first project. Be ready to put on your team a contractor, a electrician, heating and AC guy..and of course a plumber. Now a word to the wise. IF you can find one...a GREAT handyman will be able to do all the above metioned and normally at a far cheaper cost.

Find a real estate agent that understands property investors and their needs and is willing to work with you on a continuing basis. An agent gives you access to property information, including the Multiple Listing Service. An agent who understands real estate investing can also find you good deals within your specific market.

Time is always a key factor in real estate investing, so always look to ways to "turn" a property in the least amount of time. A property that remains unsold or not rented is eating up profits every day it in your possession. Learn to cut the losses on properties that fail to meet their profit potential.

Understand your going to make mistakes. We all do. the goal is to see them before they eat in to your profit.

Be resourcefull and pay attention to your bottom line. build a good team and you will have a nice profit at the end of every investment.
About the Author
Doc has been a project resource manager since the early 90's. In 2006 he started a real estate investing information website. His goal is to help other project resource managers by giving them the information on real estate services that will help them
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