Commercial Investing A few Points!

If you are looking for a good return on your money or you’re job is to help others identify excellent ROI; there is a better return than what you can ever get from a bank or money market investment? Why not invest in commercial real estate. Although the residential real estate market has spiked and become very competitive. Commercial real estate market is thriving. If you have always wanted to invest in the real estate market but are hesitant about the current residential market, invest in commercial real estate.

When you invest in commercial real estate, you need to understand that there is a vast difference between commercial real estate and residential. Not only is the market different, but so are the laws. Due diligence in commercial real estate is different than that in the residential market. You still want to make sure you get an inspection of the property prior to the settlement as well as a survey of the property. You also have to make sure that you get any easements included in the sale if they are needed.

Most people think of easements as those that burden the property, such as those for utilities and sewer. With commercial property, there are often easements that benefit the property. In some cases, in order to get to a property people have to drive their vehicles over other property owned by other people. In such a case, the person who purchases the commercial real estate will want to make sure that they get the easements needed for parking, deliveries, or entering and exiting. These can be included in the deed or in an easement agreement.

The only way to see if you need easements is to get a survey of your property depicting not just the property but any easements that pertain to the property. The title insurance commitment should also reflect a legal description of the easements. The title company needs to search not only the commercial real estate property that you are purchasing but also any other property in which you are receiving an easement. If you are closing the property through an attorney they need to provide you with this information and research. The reason for having this property searched includes the following points:

  1. You need to know that the person who signs the easement agreement or deed is legally entitled to convey interest in the property;
  2. You need to know that there are no burdens on the easement property that would prevent you from using it;
  3. You need to know that the taxes on the easement property are current. It would be unfortunate to purchase commercial real estate property that is dependent on easements and discover that the property is in a tax sale. A person who purchases the property could insist that you pay money to use their property; they may even erect a fence to prevent you from using the land.

When you invest in commercial real estate, make sure that you have an attorney who is well versed when it comes to commercial real estate, not just residential real estate. Commercial real estate is an entirely different than residential real estate and your attorney should be knowledgeable in this aspect of the real estate industry.

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Real Estate Investing Requires You To Learn How To Expand Your Business Network

For people who are just getting their feet wet in real estate investing it is usual for them to notice at the very outset that having a network of fellow investors as well as buyers can be a useful source for making their investment business flourish. Having a decent network of people to fall back on can help you locate the better properties and to also find out whom the more interesting investors are and who will want to buy real estate from you. In fact, it is not all that hard to build up your own business network provided you know how to go about this rather simple task.

REO Agents Are A Good Source

As far as real estate investing goes, it is also common that you won’t buy every property that comes your way though at the same time when you check out different properties it will bring you into close contact with others who have similar interests and thus you will have found a safe and assured means of building a business network. After you have made a few deals related to real estate investing you will also have come into close contact with REO agents who may be holding bank properties that are in post-foreclosure, and this too will help you to expand and build your business network.

Another way that your business network will flourish is when customers come to you for repeat business, which will help the network to widen even more. In fact, for every fifteen or twenty properties you check out, don’t be surprised if only one or two actually get completed and the rest will remain just a part of your business network. This in turn will then lead to your getting deals that fit in with your real estate investing profile because after a while agents as well as investors will begin to understand what exactly you are looking for and thus they will offer you only those deals that fit your needs and wants the best.

As this business network grows, so too will the chances of your landing more deals that would mean that you could then start making at least four or five new deals instead of the one that you were making at the beginning.

Since repeat clients can give you maximum business, when indulging in real estate investing, you should makes sure that you record all the information pertaining to everyone you meet in connection with your investment activities. This is a good way of finding more opportunities and because there are many foreclosures, it is also the right time to capitalize on the real estate investment business and grow your business network through checking out foreclosure lists.

To grow your business network when it concerns real estate investing you may also want to check out online sites that deal with investor networking opportunities. A good example is the website for; American Investors in Real Estate Online where you can find many like-minded investors and a lot of high quality facts and information dealing with real estate investing. In fact, if you also attend seminars and go to classes that deal with networking, you will find that your business network will expand considerably and that in turn should help you earn more out of real estate investing.

Another source worth tapping into is http://www.biggerpockets.com; which is a leading online community comprising of many real estate investors and homeowners as well as professionals dealing in real estate. It is an ideal place where you can further your real estate investing goals and also build your business network and also learn new things related to the real estate market.

For more information on starting a career in real estate investing contact me for an appointment to discuss. If this article was helpful please leave a comment below.

See you at the Top!

Valerie Adams
Valerie@ConversionMarketingExpertz.com

Real Estate Investing: Do More Deals Make Bigger Money?

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Unquestionably, almost all people want to earn more than enough money. So they find ways to earn extra income.

Indeed, real estate is a prevalent investment. There are millionaires out there who gained their fortune through real estate investing. Even celebrities are entering the real estate world to capture bigger earnings. They realized that investments in real estate are a good way of generating revenue. But do all the deals that you close guarantee big money? Well, the answer actually depends on a lot of factors.

Bigger Money On The Best Deals

So what is the millionaires’ secret in real estate investing that you do not know about? Here is the way to obtaining fortunes in real estate. Actually, the means of getting the real estate investing riches is not through recent techniques, methods or systems. Instead, it is through patience and research, and simply keeping an eye on changes in the marketplace.

Something big in the marketplace generates express growth in the real estate investing industry. Such big indicators could include fresh major employment progressing into the area, new factories, centers that offer sales and entertainment investments. If you ever smell and spot one, take hold of it because you’re near to grasping a fortune.

The issue is not on the number of deals that you make. What makes real estate investing a prosperous business is actually about the kind of deal that you make. If for example there are hundreds of business opportunities around and you invest to about 90% of them it wouldn’t guarantee you riches. But for instance, if an investor closes a deal which has a good price, it will guarantee him a huge amount of money. Even if that is only a single deal, what matters is the amount that you receive minus the expenses. If that still totals to a huge amount, then you’ve probably hit the jackpot.

Tips And Tricks To Make You Rich

There are some points to consider before becoming rich in the real estate business. The first thing to to consider before real estate investing is to decide whether or not you have the money for it. If you choose to borrow your capital in the business, then try to consider the necessary repayments and interest rates on your loan. If you also plan to do outright purchases in real estate investing, be confident enough that your savings is enough. Never make a mistake because it will lead you to spending too much and earning too little.

Once the budgetary chapter of your investment turns out okay, the next step is to choose competent people to work with. It is always better to choose good people inside the realm of your money making. Remember that you are in need of reliable people, from agents to banks and even customers. With everything on hand you’ll end up getting the better side of the bargain.

Another important thing to contemplate before real estate investing is the reason for your venture. Choose deals that will make you good money, but also remember that not all big investments have good payoffs. Know first how everything will run and clearly apply the legalities so that the business can be all set and clear. One wrong move can make you lose a large amount of cash, so take things slowly but remember to do them correctly.

In real estate investing, not all deals give you great payoffs. It also doesn’t imply that you’ll get rich if you invest on three or more deals. It is really about the investment that you choose to enter, your capabilities as a negotiator, and at one way or another, your luck.

For more information on starting a career in real estate investing contact me for an appointment to discuss. If this article was helpful please leave a comment below.

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Valerie Adams
Valerie@ConversionMarketingExpertz.com

The “Real Connection” in Real Estate!! Our Bi-weekly Digest!

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Education in Real Estate  Investing 101

by Valerie Robinson, REI & CME  on January 25,2019

In the days when real estate  was “Golden”, when investors, sellers and buyers across our vast country was looking for opportunities and generally found them!   But with the transitioning that occurred in both markets, real estate had and did withstand the up and down financial and economical rigors.  Lenders and Investors both learned quite abruptly where and what the dangers were let alone their expectations on how to avoid, or handle them.  If you are just beginning to consider the idea of Entrepreneurship or idea of investing in real estate you are new investor or “newbie”and you do need some instruction to avoid losing your shirt, and probably your pants, hat and sanity, as well.

First you  will need to determine what your strategy will be in real estate investing.  Do you want to buy a property, fix it up and sell it quickly or do you want to buy a property,hold it and wait for the market to increase?  Do you want to deal with renters? All of these questions are ones that you need to answer before you invest in any piece of real estate.

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Thinking Ahead 2019

Consider what to do when ballooning consumer debt finally pops

Article Published by : American Banker, January 2019.

Commentary by: Valerie Robinson, REI & CME  on January 25,2019

Bankers are getting more concerned and worried about the rising cost of consumer delinquencies. What does this mean?  While households are managing to keep up with their loan payments, many are taking on more debt than ever. According to the banks, “Total household debt hit an all time high of $13.5 Trillion in the third quarter.”[1] Credit card and auto loans  delinquencies are seen on a downward term as seen from the Federal Reserve Bank in NYC.

The Banks have factored in the slow wage growth of the economy, the high housing costs and even the low personal saving rates among us working -class families. Is mentions how the bans can imagine  many households falling behind on their monthly bill payments even if the economy sours , or it they are faced with a sudden financial shock,divorce,unexpected major medical expense. Some will even wind up in bankruptcy. The problem with this model/scenario is that some borrowers of real estate  can wind up in deeper debt than anticipated. I’m NOT saying this is how you, the real estate investor will end up or see yourself in the years to come.

This is from the banks view regarding finance and where the economy is today and reflective of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Jerry L Nemorin, a former Wall Street investment banker commented as he stated,”This was during the financial crisis, and many consumers were in distress. There was no solution out there that was a  fully comprehensive solution and help work through the problems at that time”. Investors should be more savvy with knowledgeable

Education in Real Estate Investing 101

by valerie Robinson, REI & CME  on January 22,2019

There are several online sights that are helpful resources for banking, rate of interests forums and information on how to investigate Finance for yourself.  Your next step is to learn how to investigate the value of real estate properties yourself. The question we receive most is” Should you use or a real estate agent and have them show you property after property while you try to look for a good real estate investment? This question we will address and offer our opinion in our next article.

LINKS TO THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES:

The ABCs of Real Estate Investing

Let’s Talk Commercial Real Estate Shall We?

The difference Between Income Tax and Property Tax

The Benefits of Real Estate Investing!

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The Mind of the Real Estate Investor

Let’s explore the mind of real estate investor and look at six common characteristics that successful real estate investors possess…and gift wraps powerful mental concepts for you.

Myself and many others are living proof that by changing your mental and physical habits, you can build your wealth. This mini-course focuses on changing or fine-tuning your mental habits and attitudes toward real estate investment so that you can profit at will. It’s about getting your mindset right.

By mindset, I mean your way of looking at, and approaching your real estate investment business. This includes the way you perceive your business. It also means that you need to allow the things that impress and intimidate you; to also be what challenges and excites you.

Note: This article is the introductory session in a soon to be released mini-course entitled “The Mind of the Real Estate Investor” and the full course will soon be available here; to subscribers of my real estate blog. This course will be a free service.

Why bother with “mindset?”

Simple. Because the cost of NOT adjusting your mindset is outrageously expensive (in opportunity loss)! If your mind isn’t conditioned to think like a wealth-building investor, you are like a sailor paddling around in a boat with holes in it. If you bail water quickly enough, you’ll keep it afloat, but you will eventually tire…and sink!

ALL money-making endeavors begin with a thought. They are all ideas born in the mind of an investor. Some have more and better ideas than others. Why is that? Are some minds better conditioned than others? I say “yes!”

In our society there is often resistance to conditioning one’s mind, but nobody thinks a thing about going for a jog, or hitting the gym to condition their body. Does that make sense? If you walk the entrepreneurial path, mental conditioning is central to your business.

The six concepts that I will unfold in this course are powerful weapons of the mind. If you condition your mind to these concepts will make you a lot of money, and you will KEEP making a lot of money.

Simply put, if you don’t develop, and then fine tune your mindset you will either:

  • Never get around to investing in real estate (if you have not yet begun) and forfeit the wealth you want to attain for you and your family.
  • Never quite get where you want to go in your investing (if you are already investing), and forfeit the wealth you intended to attain for you and your family.

You see, a lot of people have enough knowledge to invest in real estate. Far fewer DO it. Why is that? Because far fewer have bothered to develop the mindset that conquers fear and other hurdles to investing in real estate. Frankly, it doesn’t matter how much knowledge you possess about investing in real estate, you WON’T do it if you haven’t conditioned yourself to think like and investor.

Usually I write and teach practical matters of rehab real estate investing, but for this course, I’m breaking from that in favor of talking about what you can do to adjust your thinking…change the way your mind works. Since the investing won’t be successful without a properly conditioned mind, it can be considered the most important aspect of learning to be a real estate investor!

Mindset is the foundation of real estate investment. In other words, if it’s not solid, you cannot invest successfully. I don’t know how to put it any plain-er.

I’ve known scores of people who have WANTED to invest in real estate. These are usually acquaintances who find out somehow that I invest in real estate. It’s very common that I hear statements like; “I’ve thought about doing that.” Sometimes I hear “I looked into that.” Sometimes they proceed to ask questions, but I find that most of the time the next word after the previous phrase is “…but” and then I hear an excuse.

These excuses range from “I couldn’t find any property” to “the numbers scared me” to “I couldn’t get funding.”

What I’m thinking to myself is “these excuses have solutions, but they don’t yet have the mindset to overcome these relatively minor hurdles.” In fact, unless someone ASKS me for specific advice on overcoming these hurdles, I don’t offer advice. That’s not because I don’t want them to succeed! It’s because their mindset is not yet right. What I’ve have learned in coaching that is much as you have to tools to teach another, you can’t make them follow them.

Let me tell you where I’m coming from on this topic.

My mindset was screwed up for 10 years! I was a real estate guru junkie! For a decade I consumed every book about real estate investing on the market, attended seminars, and bought courses. I had “book knowledge” running out of my ears with ZERO property.

Finally, one day I realized that I was about to “retire” from my Corporate job in the Pharmaceutical Engineering field. I REALLY didn’t want to get a job, and my family still liked to eat! I changed my mindset, and put thoughts into action. The rest is history. What changed? Not my knowledge! My way of thinking changed. Change of thinking also means changing execution.

Facing the end of my career was the catalyst that got me started. If you haven’t started, there IS a catalyst in your life, you only need to find it and capitalize on it. Are you satisfied in your job? Want more time with family? Want more disposable income? Want to build your retirement savings? This list could get long!

This course is aimed at helping you capitalize on your action catalyst by developing your real estate investor mindset.

For those that are already investing, this course will serve to fine-tune your mindset to make you more profitable. The VERY SAME mindset ideas that make people launch successful real estate investment careers are the ones that keep investors successful over their real estate investing careers, be it 2 years or 20.

For more information on starting a career in real estate investing contact me for an appointment to discuss. If this article was helpful please leave a comment below.

Cheers and I will see you at the top!

Valerie Adams
Valerie@ConversionMarketingExpertz.com

The ABC’s of Real Estate Investing!

Investing in real estate can be profitable if you know the correct ways to do business in this field. As real estate investment experts say there are several keys to making significant profits in real estate investment deals. And when the deals are profitable, you will certainly be well on your way to success. For real estate investment neophytes, don’t be afraid of the challenges and pitfalls you may encounter along the way.

There is definitely a lot to learn, but in the long run after you have gained some experience, you’ll hopefully become a master at closing profitable real estate deals. There are 5 core skills that are necessary for building a real estate investment business. These will be the key factors in creating a profitable real estate investment portfolio.

These are the 5 core skills of real estate investment:  
  1. You should totally understand the meaning and concept of investing in real estate, including all of the financial risks and benefits.
  2. You must learn when and where to find the right kind of sellers.
  3. You must become an expert in all areas of real estate investment and understand such terms as lease options, cash sales, wrap mortgages, short sales and other terminology common in the real estate investment trade.
  4. You must be able to quickly and accurately analyze each real estate investment deal so you’ll know exactly when to proceed and when to pull the plug.
  5. You must learn the art of being a master negotiator when it comes to closing your real estate investment deals.

After considering these five skills, it is time to consider investing in real estate. There are great potential rewards and the effort you put forth can yield enormous monetary returns on your investment. Your confidence level will grow when you’ve gained some experience and closed on your first few real estate deals. But, don’t stop there…

You should continue to learn about real estate investing and to develop your investment skills. In a short time you may find yourself managing a profitable and growing portfolio of investment properties. Moreover, you should also continue to follow your real estate investment “game plan” and always keep an eye out for the hidden investment opportunities. The opportunities are definitely out there and with a little knowledge and desire can be yours for the taking.

So, why not get started in what might be a new and exciting (and profitable) career today? For more information on starting a career in real estate investing contact me for an appointment to discuss. If this article was helpful please leave a comment below.

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Cheers,
Valerie Adams
Valerie@ConversionMarketingExpertz.com

Let’s Talk Commercial Real Estate Investing, Shall We?

Commercial Real Estate Investing

The financial industry greats will be the first to tell you that real estate investing has the potential to bring in serious profits. They will also gleefully inform you that the risks in some cases far outweigh the potential, especially if they are among the more cautious investors in the industry. Those who have made their fortunes in real estate however will tell you that investing in real estate is worth every ounce of risk when you manage to work through the rough patches and find your way to real estate investing fortunes.

Commercial real estate is somewhat unique among real estate investment types. This is the type of real estate that requires a high investment to get into the game, much higher than most residential property and equally it poses great risks depending on what you plan to do with your commercial real estate investment. Of course you will also find more than a few options for your commercial real estate investment that many investors find appealing.

Most investors find leasing office or building space to be the safest route to take when it comes to real estate investing. The path of leasing office space or warehouse space to businesses is also lucrative and can help you learn the ins and outs of commercial investing. They feel that this is a relatively steady source of income because most businesses prefer to keep their locations as long as possible. Smart business owners are well aware that customers, clients, and vendors need to be able to find them in order to do business with them and for this reason, prefer to keep their business in the same location whenever possible rather than reestablishing themselves in different locations year after year.

Commercial real estate investing is a bit of a different animal than traditional residential real estate that many of us are more familiar or comfortable with. You will need to do a lot of research before jumping in with both feet with this particular sort of real estate investment. Commercial real estate investments can take on many forms. From strip malls and outright shopping malls to business and industrial complexes to sky scrapers and high rise condos you will find all manner of commercial real estate interests. Whether your interests lie in business or personal types of commercial real estate there are significant profits that stand to be made.

Unfortunately, beginners often find the path to commercial real estate investing laden with thorns. You will need a massive contribution to fund your commercial real estate pursuits and it is probably best if you can find a group of investors in order to share some of the risks. Real estate, in and of itself, is a high-risk venture. Commercial real estate bears a little more of the risks in the beginning however once you’re established and people, particularly investors, know your name you will find that path to real estate wealth is much easier obtained through commercial real estate, if you play your cards right than many other types of real estate investing.

To create even bigger profits it is often best to work as part of a team of investors when it comes to commercial real estate investing. Not only does this approach spread out the risks to some degree but also helps find the good buys, spreads the labor pool, creates an environment of ideas, and allows you to bounce those ideas off one another seeking temperance and enthusiasm for members of your investment group in like measures. It is a great idea for those who are looking to build a prosperous future in the field of commercial real estate investing and can be extremely profitable for all involved.

Commercial real estate investing can be extremely intimidating if you allow it to be. Avoid putting yourself in a situation where you feel out of control or completely uncomfortable for your first commercial real estate investment but if you have the means, the price is right, the deal appears to be solid, and you feel you are ready for the challenge, commercial real estate profits can be a serious motivation.

For more information on starting a career in real estate investing contact me for an appointment to discuss. If this article was helpful please leave a comment below.

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Cheers,
Valerie Adams
Valerie@ConversionMarketingExepertz.com