Real Estate Investment Tips

By: Brad Wozny

Real Estate Investing Tip #4. Mobility of management.

Deming once said "A system must be managed. It will not manage itself. Left to themselves in the Western world, components become selfish, competitive. We can not afford the destructive effect of competition." Many new real estate investors are taken in by the idea that once they set up their real estate business, it will run itself. They want to be able to retire entirely very quickly and avoid putting in any more effort into their investment company. This is a problem.

For your real estate business to flourish and grow, you must manage your power team and your deals. You must be responsible for your company's success and you must occasionally innovate or change your methods around if you want to respond to the market and continue to grow in your business.

Real Estate Investing Tip #5. Running a company on visible figures alone.

Again, Deming was a believer in the intangible rewards of business. If you are running your company on yourself alone, you will not have a great chance at success. To succeed, you must have an invisible power team behind you. Your buyers might not see the contractors, assessors, and attorneys, but these invisible figures are exactly what will help you offer the best possible value to your customers.

Real Estate Investing Tip #6. Excessive costs.

Spending a fortune on marketing, useless information, unusable services and extras you don't need is a real danger in any type of business - especially when you are starting out learning how to become a real estate investor. Yes, you need some knowledge or education in order to learn what to do and you cannot scrimp on hiring a power team who will help you put together winning deals. However, avoid buying toys until you start raking in money.

At the start, re-invest the money you make in order to grow your real estate investing business - you will achieve success much faster this way.

Deming also defined some lesser obstacles that affected businesses. These same roadblocks may be keeping you from the success you deserve in your real estate investing business:

Real Estate Investing Tip #7. Neglecting long-range investing business planning.

Sure, you may be focusing on the house you want to sell right now, but you must be thinking ahead 5, 10 and even 15 years so that you can start laying the foundation work for the sort of investing business you want to become in the future.

Real Estate Investing Tip #8. Relying on technology to solve problems.

A fancy website will not solve anything if you do not have the content or traffic to generate real estate deals through the site. A new cell phone will not solve your problem if not enough leads are calling. Focus on solving the root of the problem, rather than looking for the newest gadget.

Real Estate Investing Tip #9. Seeking examples to follow rather than developing solutions.

Real estate mentoring is a wonderful thing, but truly successful businesses eventually strike out on their own, offering something innovative or new - or just a twist on something that already exists.

Real Estate Investing Tip #10. Excuses.

You cannot assume that you won't succeed in real estate investing and you cannot make excuses for any failures. Take responsibility, learn, and step up to the next opportunity!

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