By startingpoint April 22, 2014

Becoming a real estate investor can be an exciting and (Scary) experience. We have compiled a short list of important tips that can help beginners find their footing in their journey with real estate investments.

 1. Stay Positive

            Success in real estate investing is not something that appears overnight. As a beginner you will face big decisions and make mistakes, but don’t give up. Use your experiences over time to grow and become a great investor. Remember, real estate investment is not a get-rich-quick scheme; it takes time and dedication to reach financial freedom.

 2. Do Your Research & Plan Ahead

            Don’t jump feet first into real estate investment without doing the proper research. Make sure to research your chosen area of real estate that you want to invest in. Along with doing homework, it is helpful to create a plan that will get you to where you want to be with your investments. Even if you don’t follow all the steps you will have an idea of what you need to do to get to where you want to be. 

 3. Securing Funding is Important

            Make sure you are properly financially prepared to enter the real estate investment market. Because the real estate investment industry is so competitive it is important to ensure funding for when a great property or opportunity comes along. You don’t want to find your first ideal property and then lose it to an investor with more funding.

 4. Treat Your Business as a Business

            Real estate investment is not just a hobby so don’t treat it as such. Success in real estate investment comes with time and dedication. Make sure to keep your business organized and efficient to get the most of your time and money. Sculpt your investments into a business that best suit you.

 5. “It’s Okay to Start Small”

            Everyone has to start somewhere. Just because you’re not investing in a big deal right off the bat does not mean you’re not doing well or making progress. It is okay to start by investing small such as your first home or a partnership flip.