Real Estate Investment is Fluidity at its Best
How to Stay Afloat in a Constant Sea of Change
With the real estate market moving so quickly, it is imperative that you stay on top of what is going on right now; what worked a year ago won’t necessarily fly today. Continuing your education, and staying on top of what is happening real time in the world of real estate investment is the absolute only way to kill it in the game.
2012 was a pretty decent time for real estate investors, but 2013 is shaping up to be even better. The key to success will be found by staying in the loop when it comes to the latest strategies for marketing and adverting, networking and building relationships with cash buyers, as well as private money lenders, and finding those great deals that everyone is looking for.
Here are a few big changes that have been taking place over the last year, changes that are important for you as an independent real estate investor.
Institutional real estate investors are dipping heavily into the distressed property realm of real estate investment; what that means to you is that these hedge fund investors are now your acquisition competitors; they may outbid you, thereby making acquisition a little more difficult.
However, they can also be potential buyers for you. When you can supply them with quality real estate, they can become your most eager and valuable clients.
While banks are slowly edging back into the lending game, requisites are still extremely stringent and private moneylenders are core to the success of your deals. Just as you develop relationships with cash buyers, you should be building relationships with private moneylenders. Both are equally important.
If you can learn how to leverage this particular group of investors, it can be very lucrative for your real estate investment business. These foreign investors have been heavily taking advantage of the distressed real estate market in the US because the return is so much greater than what can be seen in other countries.
Foreclosures are on the downswing
Some areas have seen heavier foreclosures than others in the US, but this year those inventories are dropping as hedge funds and investors pour in to the more sizzling areas. Historically this has shown to be the perfect time to get into a market. Now is a great time to be entering into the game if you’re new to the business of real estate investment; if you’ve been around a while, you know it and you’re way ahead already.