When it comes to the property market, most people tend to believe that money is an absolute necessity in making investments in the real estate market. The typical perception is that there are only two types of people who may potentially invest in the property market. These include:
- Rich investors who have a lot of money and are willing to utilise their funds by investing them in long and short term investments
- Highly knowledgeable real estate agents and dealers who have an intimate knowledge of the market.
- Or both of the above
However, today, the whole concept of traditional investment in the property market is not as applicable as it used to be before. Now, even less market savvy individuals with minimum financial resources are able to earn well by investing in the real estate industry. There are some tips on how to go about it:
The ‘seller funding option’
Try and find a seller who is sufficiently motivated to offer you a loan for the property that he or she is interested in selling to you. While it is not that easy to find such sellers, many of them may be persuaded to do so if you offer above market interest rates for your monthly payments. If the interest rate is high enough, he/she may even forgo the lump sum down payment.
Keep a lookout for that ‘ideal’ property
Many people keep a lookout for that ‘ideal’ property that may be required by an investor or prospective home owner. Once such a property (that matches a specific set of criteria) is located the ‘scout’ may be entitled to a fee that may be a percentage of the overall sale or alternately an amount determined beforehand.
Find an investment partner
An investment partner would basically invest in the property while you would keep looking into the nitty gritty of the business. Such an individual might be a retiree who has just received his or her pension fund or anyone with a disposable income who wants to invest it in a worthwhile venture.
Learn from the experts
One of the best ways of learning to invest in real estate is to talk to the experts. Get someone to show you how it is done by learning from their experience. Be candid about the fact that you don’t know much about the game nor do you have a sizable sum that may be invested and ask them for their insights as to how to go about running a successful real estate business.
Seek help from your loved ones
Friends and family may be safely approached just like private money investors; with the carrot being that they may not require as much convincing as (relatively speaking) near total strangers.
If you follow these tips, odds are that you might be able to learn a lot about the real estate business even if you are not able to make a windfall right from the get-go.