Real Estate Careers Is real estate investing easy? by Ranah Asad August 5, 2017February 4, 2019 by Ranah Asad August 5, 2017February 4, 2019 I already know what you’re thinking, real estate investing is HARD! The majority of people may agree with this and tell you to not even bother yourself as you’re not going to make it in real estate. Luckily for you, this article will show how you that real estate investing can be easy. So first things first: How can you become a real estate investor? What are the steps to follow in this process or the traps to look out for? What are the real estate investment strategies that will make investing in real estate a piece of cake for you? For sure there must be so many real estate investing questions roaming inside your head, but don’t worry because we have the answers for you. Below are the main things you should consider on your way to becoming a real estate investor and the steps you need to follow: #1. How to easily become a real estate investor Real estate investing isn’t such a complicated field; all it takes is a little patience and understanding where to start. If you’d like to expand your investment portfolio, real estate is a very popular way to do it. So follow these steps and let’s begin. Related: How to Become a Real Estate Investor: Going From Part-Time to Full-Time STEP 1: Understand the real estate market In order to invest in real estate successfully, you should research the subject thoroughly and be well-versed in how the market functions. There are multiple ways and strategies to invest in real estate, and you will need to evaluate your goals and finances to decide which option is best for you. You see, essentially real estate is all about buying and selling land and properties; thus, if you can understand your real estate market and what is in demand, before you know it you can become a real estate expert and make heaps of money through real estate investments. STEP 2: Analyze your finances You want to begin analyzing your finances by examining your portfolio and evaluating your assets. Real estate investing is typically viewed as a portfolio enhancer, an investment that complements stocks and bonds. Used as part of a larger investment plan, real estate investments can add stability to your income. Real estate investing can require a significant amount of initial capital, even beyond the price of the property purchase. So ask yourself if you can afford to keep your real estate investment if the market turns bad. STEP 3: Assemble a team Real estate investing is easy if you have an investment plan. Make a plan. Decide where and how you want to invest. Take your plan to an accountant or investment broker. Go over the plan with a financial planner. Make sure that everything is accounted for. And also learn to rely on other people including various real estate professionals. A good real estate investor will not hesitate to enlist the aid of other professionals in order to ensure that the entire process goes smoothly. The type of team you will need will vary depending on your investment. Now that you have a brief idea on how to easily become a real estate investor, let’s talk about the different methods and strategies that you can use to make real estate investing run smoothly for you. Related: What Are the Best Real Estate Investment Strategies Right Now? #2. Easy ways to invest in real estate Buy a rental property Purchasing homes and renting them out is a great and easy way to produce extra monthly cash flow. To do this, you have to purchase a rental property that has a combined monthly mortgage payment, home insurance payment, and property tax payment lower than the rent the property commands. There are several ways to do this, from buying an investment property in an area with high rents, to putting a lot of money down so that your mortgage payment is low. Join others with crowdfunded real estate One of the newest options for real estate investing is crowdfunded real estate. This is where you join efforts with others to invest in a rental property. For new real estate investors this is a great and easy way to start your journey in real estate investing. Related: What’s all this real estate crowdfunding? Flip houses Flipping homes can be a bit risky, but is not difficult and is also extremely rewarding. And, since real estate property values are back on the rise, this is a good time to get started in flipping homes. Flipping a house, or known as fix-and-flip, is the sum of purchasing homes under market value, fixing them up, and then selling for a profit. Rent a portion of your existing home If you are not with the thought of purchasing a home only to recoup your money little by little, you could start by renting a portion of your house. You could rent a spare room in your home or you could rent the basement. If you’re yet to purchase your first home and like this idea, you could even buy a duplex to live in one apartment and rent the other one. This can be a very easy way to start investing in real estate. Go for real estate investment trusts (REIT) REIT’s are a great way for you to enter real estate investing without being actively involved. An REIT is a fund that is setup to invest in mortgage instruments, bonds, and stocks in the real estate niche. There are a few different types of REITS such as equity, mortgages, and hybrid. Related: The 8 Best Ways to Make Money in Real Estate Investing Whatever it is you decide to do, there will always be some sort of gain in real estate. Stop overthinking and remove the fear you have about real estate investing. All you have to do is put yourself out there, and you can invest in pretty much anything easily. Check out Mashvisor for all the latest tips and advice in real estate investing and begin your journey as a real estate investor! Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL CrowdfundingFinancingFix and FlipNetworkingREITsRenting Out 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestLinkedin Ranah Asad Ranah is a long-term content writer at Mashvisor with a degree in strategic studies who enjoys writing about all aspects of the real estate investment business. Previous Post The 8 Most Important Benefits of Long Term Rentals Next Post Why does every real estate investor need a cash on cash return calculator? 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