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Becoming a Successful Real Estate Investor

Sep 14, 2007
You've completed some training, got your business going, and you're ready to go. It's time to become successful in the real estate business through any means possible. Just make sure you have business cards, and plenty of them!

The most important and most valuable resource for a real estate investor is people. Get your name out. Take out ads in newspapers, get to know real estate agents, pass out business cards and network, network, network! The reason people are so valuable to real estate investors is because they will tip the investor off with good properties to buy, help the investor find prospective buyers and find prospective sellers. The most important connection, however, will be with the real estate agent. It would be ideal to build a relationship where the agent calls you as soon as a property that meets your specifications is listed and offers you a deal.

Always try to minimize risk. Make sure you have the proper clauses written in your contracts for financing, inspection and other areas, so you can recover your deposit if a deal falls through. It is important to have a plan on how to kill a deal before you enter a deal if it doesn't go your way. Buy on value, not on hunches. Use an actual business name or entity such as a corporation or LLC to buy property to further reduce risk.

Be sure to set goals. Try to view a certain number of properties per week, make so many offers per month, and check online for new listings every week. These goals will lead to action which will inevitably lead to positive results. These goals will soon become positive habits.

Finally, make sure to read books, magazines and attend seminars in order to stay informed and become the best at your business. The more you know about your business, the easier a tough business decision might become and the more profit that is possible with newfound knowledge and skill.

Good luck!
About the Author
S. Stammberger is the editor of Estate Advisory Service , a daily updated blog with articles, resources, tips, and advice about buying real estate, houses, and homes.
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