8 Principles of Real Estate Investing.

Principle 1: Invest in real estate, don’t speculate in real estate

We prefer to invest our money in regions and cities where the economic fundamentals support real estate values over the long term - well in to the future.

Principle 2: Buy for cash flow

Pay close attention and work to maximize your rents and ultimately your profits.

Principle 3: Fish where others aren’t

Don't just follow the crowds. Do your oun research and analysis that location

Principle 4: Check your emotions at the door

Recognize that real estate prices and rents can fluctuate for a variety of reasons that may impact real estate today and into the future, the short term doom and gloom is far more likely to show up as a buying opportunity rather than a sell out.

Principle 5: Keep score…have a goal

Always do your analysis and math based on your goals and your exit strategy. Buying real estate for cash flow with a view to the long term future, gives you the window of opportunity to manage and track results. Set your goal and work backwards from your intended outcome. Always track your results to ensure your plan is working, and be open and prepared to put in small corrections along the way! 

Principle 6: Put your money to work

The power of leverage when used wisely makes your money worker harder than you work for your money. The power of appreciation, mortgage buy down, and cash flow combined with rental income exponentially maximizes your investment of the down payment. Add to that your geographic specialization and focus, and you’ll experience how hard your money can work for you.

Principle 7: Believe in yourself

People are conditioned to believe that investing in real estate is really hard work and too difficult for the average Joe Investor — and that real estate investing and money issues are best left to the professionals. But we believe you can do it as well or better than even the most seasoned real investor — and you should have fun along the way. The philosophy, education, analysis, research and leadership of REIN helps you get there. Know WHY you are investing, what results you want to achieve, and know when to stop. 

Principle 8: Surround yourself with likeminded people

Robert G. Allen once said, “Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.” 

Sadly, this quote is so very often true for individuals who are focused on achieving their dreams and goals. REIN is a community of individuals who share a common vision for success, aspire to achieve great things, and engage in supporting others to succeed.

Kelly Gardner

Kelly Gardner

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
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