The 3 Stages of Real Estate Investing

If you are looking to start investing, there are many different ways to get involved. To get you started, consider looking into the world of real estate. Follow this guide for a brief introduction to the process of investment real estate. 

Getting Started 

Are you looking for a challenge? Real estate investing is a difficult field with lots of unique challenges. If you are interested in learning about and understanding how the housing market works, this is a great opportunity. Once you decide to purchase, keep the after repair value, or ARV, in mind. This number will help you determine how much you want to spend to ensure you don’t overpay. Finally, pay attention to what kind of property you are purchasing as this affects your next step. 

Repairing Your Property  

After purchasing the property, you need to start working on the necessary updates and repairs. Depending on the type of property, how you proceed can change. For example, in a condo, there is an association or board that will manage shared amenities, whereas, in a single-family home you will bear most responsibilities including dealing with the HOA. As you maintain your investment property, be sure to check in on the updates and follow-up with any issues.  

Making the Sale  

Once the repairs have been completed, your property is ready, and you can decide how you wish to proceed. Most often, investors choose to turn the property into a rental space allowing for a continued income source. This income can then be allocated towards your next investment. As you decide, think about how the market is doing and whether it is more valuable to sell or rent out the property. No matter what you chose to do, take the time to make sure it is right for you.   

You’re going to love the excitement and challenges of real estate investment.