How to Invest Successfully

Being able to find good real estate investment deals and put them together is key to being a successful real estate investor. Your job is not to become an closing attorney, a management expert, or a repair person. Use professionals!

Appraising and finding the value of real estate will help you make better investment decisions. A property’s value is determined by looking at comparable sales, generally three to five sales of similar properties that have recently sold in the same neighborhood. You must be able to do the same. By getting a list of comps for the neighborhood you are looking into, and by asking around to see what the market looks like, you will be able to make an informed investment decision.                                                                                  

Which is the best market to invest in? 

Investing in real estate does not require an ideal market. Typically, it is harder to find bargains in rising markets. As the market rises, the likelihood of selling the property quickly for a large profit increases. However, when property values are falling, bargains are more readily available. Based on when you expect to sell, you need to know how to assess the true value of properties. You must purchase your product at a good enough discount to make a later sale profitable.


Leverage is very important for investors because the less cash you put down on each property the more properties you can buy. If the properties go up in value your rate of return goes up. However if the properties go down in value and you have a lot of debt on the property this can result in negative cash flow. Negative cash flow is only a short-term issue when you have other sources of income or cash reserves. As a result, “Nothing down” investing can protect against negative cash flow for high leverage investors. As a long-term real estate investor, leverage will work in your favor if the markets in which you invest appreciated in the long run and your income from the properties could pay for most of your monthly debt.

Strategies to limit risk 

By understanding the national, regional, and local trends, you can reduce risk in your local real estate market. With the help of local real estate investors, discover the target neighborhoods in your area. Investing in real estate can help you interpret market indicators, such as the average length of time houses have been on the market this month versus last month or last year. These figures will help you make more informed investment decisions.

Exit strategies 

You need to have a clear plan in mind when purchasing property instead of guessing the future of a local real estate market. You must know exactly how you will sell the property before you purchase it as a real estate investor. Make sure you have a backup plan in case the first doesn’t work. Prior to investing, you must know what your plan is and what your market is. For more helpful information call 702-386-6122 or email View our listings on