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Errors Made by Real Estate Investors

Aug 17, 2007
Some decisions need to be well thought out and considered. Real estate issues are no exception. Selling or buying property should not be hasty decisions since the repercussions of these endeavors can have serious consequences. When people fund these types of ventures with loans, buying or selling a property can have huge financial consequences. Even the most seasoned realtor can make errors. For this reason, most people understand how important it is to enlist the aid of tax advisors, attorneys, or realtors. Forging close professional relationships with bankers can also work in the favor of an investor, protecting his interests.

Before buying or selling property, it is crucial that you weigh the risks and benefits to avoid making errors that can inevitably cost you money. The following is a list of some of the most common errors:

Finding out all you need to know about the property
Did you know that sellers do not have to disclose all information on the property you are considering purchasing? This still does not mean they are supposed to mislead potential buyers or withhold important information when a potential buyer requests it. A competent realtor should be able to verify that all property issues are investigated and resolved prior to purchase.

Putting it all in writing
Never rely on any types of verbal agreements or understood agreements. Put everything in writing. This means using the services of an attorney. With such a great deal of money at stake, it makes sense to put everything in writing.

Title insurance and land surveying
When you buy real estate, you are also investing in the land. Make sure that the title and use of land is correctly documented in the court records.

Not enlisting the aid of professionals
Keep in mind that buying or selling property is a complex process. This is not the same as purchasing a vehicle or a smaller investment. Be sure to enlist the help of proper professionals.

Not adhering to proper timelines
Transactions of real estate should follow a time line that is specified in the purchase contract. Closing dates should be firm. All money should be available for the closing date. This can be accomplished by incorporating an escrow account.

Property management

Time and experience are required for proper management of the property. A novice trying to assume the role of property manager runs the risk of losing time and money.

Are you taking this seriously?
Many people do not realize how serious a real estate investment truly is. Are you prepared to hold on to the property long enough to make money off your investment?
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