Real Estate Investing’s Inner Game

The Burger king guy shows up with no helpers, but with two huge bags of sausage biscuits–we had to fend for ourselves to get coffee. He came by himself, because he had no assistants or site selectors working for him. He covered his seven states all by himself. He selected every site, wrote every contract, and did all the research himself. He had no big research facility and he didn’t pay much attention to demographics. Although his talk took about 45 minutes, it boiled down to this, “I go in to Greenville, South Carolina, and look around for Mcdonalds. Then, I’d buy whatever is closest to them.” That was 15 years ago, but that is still their strategy today. They go and look for McDonald’s.

The IRS is one reason to avoid taking on a self-directed IRA real estate invesment on your own. This branch of the government has many rules regarding the use of retirement funds for real estate.

As in the past few years people have faced so much of tumult due to economic instability, investment in real estate is the only way that is providing people with a secure and stable income. Therefore, you have more prospects to grow if you are into the real estate business. You have all the more chances to make money in real estate without leaving your home than any of your friends who toil all the day in corporate world to keep their jobs secure.

Real estate is not the stock market. You cannot expect to play it for short term profits. In the past, people have invested in property and flipped it for handsome profits. But that bubble has popped and it is anybody’s guess when things will be as they were before. So, play in real estate only if you are in it for the long run.

C. Recording of the speakers at meetings. So while I know you are going to attend every meeting, you might miss something and having the ability to go back and replay a part or all of a meeting is very beneficial.

Now is the time to examine all the ways you can market your property effectively. A free listing of your real estate is definitely worth considering. The question is: will buyers in your particular real estate market for FSBO properties respond to a free listing? Many areas are experiencing a glut of properties for sale. Some free listings really don’t get the exposure you really need for your property. Worst of all, your property listing may be just another “face in the crowd” of eager sellers who want the same thing as you.

Your first challenge, make sure before you complete your deal, have a thorough title search done. You need to be 100% sure there are no additional mortgages or liens on the property. The deal may still be attractive, but unless you know the entire picture, you cannot invest wisely. If there are additional liens or mortgages, you will want to work out your investment plan to have them paid at the time you close your deal.