Real Estate Investment Strategies

Investing in a real estate property can be a risky and costly event. Hmm, if you are not prepared before, you will make losses. Not just losses but, but you will become a pauper. Remember, as I said in my earlier statements, Real estate market is speculative. You never know, where your investments make you land. Just play the right way. The real estate strategies given in the book can show you the right path and you will be riding up and safe.

For those of you who don’t know how hard money works, repayment is usually a balloon payment with interest. The loan is paid off when you either sell the house in a flip situation, or when you refinance. Well, we have been working on getting the refinance to go through since October 2008. As of the time of this writing, it is mid-May 2009. Our hard money loan comes due in mid-June. Nothing quite like having an executioner standing behind you with a smile on his face. Yes, it is very stressful to say the least.

With every real estate invesment there comes a contract. The contract, details both you, and the seller rights and agreed terms and conditions. If any part of this buyer seller relationship defaults on the contract, you can usually recover the money or deposit paid by law. The laws of the land differ from country to country so this is also another reason for tip number one above.

What’s a seller to do? One of the newest ways to get laser-targeted traffic to your offer to sell is through the Internet. Having your own locally specific listing appear in the big search engines can create a flood of interested buyers calling and scheduling appointments to view your FSBO real estate. Even better, you can compete directly with MLS and real estate brokers on a level playing field.

In case your lawn looks weedy and lifeless, you must edge it as soon as possible. You can animate it through planting different plants that are suitable to the size as well as to the designs of your property. Otherwise, your buyers will surely lose interest to see your property.

It’s completely up to you to spend however much or little money and time on your advertising. Bake some cookies and have a Sunday afternoon open house! People will come with their spouses and friends and they’ll tell their friends and so on. That’s called viral advertising! Pitch it as a “Choose your neighbor day” and invite your neighbors. They might have a friend or relative who’d love to move in next door.

You’re detail oriented. In Investment properties, the dollars are in the details. Are you the type who notices a tiny crack in the wall or poorly done crown molding? Success comes from paying close attention to minuscule details and choosing the right accessories for the home. The wrong color trim could mean the difference between a quick sale and a house that stays on the market for a long time.