The days of making tens of thousands of dollars in a short space of time with real estate investment are long gone. That’s not to say that there is not cash to be made though. You just have to remember to set your sights a little lower when it comes to profitability. You also have to plan what the best course of action is for the property that you invest in. On this page we are going to look at three ways in which you can make cash from real estate investment. It is worth noting that there is not one best option when it comes to making money for property. As I mentioned previously; you will have to choose the best option for your own personal circumstances.
Reselling the Property
When most people of real estate investing this is the first option that springs to mind. The idea of this method is to do one of two things:
The first option is to ‘sit’ on the property for a while and wait for the market to rise a little. This is not the most preferable method because obviously you will not be making cash in the meantime and it will take a good while for the market to rise to the point where you wish to make a bit of cash after all fees have been paid. Serious real estate investors will not go down this route. If you do not wish to make improvements to your property and you wish to go down this route then I suggest you opt for renting your property out for a while. If you would like to learn more about this, visit their website at Meyer Mansion Former Casa Meyfort
The second option, and perhaps one of the most fun, is the idea of purchasing a property and then renovating it a little. You will be surprised at how much the value of a property will rise with just a couple of small changes to it. The wonderful thing about this option is that properties which are not in the best of conditions are actually quite cheap as very few people wish to purchase a property which needs a lot of work done to it. The downside to this method however is that you are going to need to put a lot of effort into minimizing your renovation costs in order to maximize profit. This means that you are probably going to need to carry out the vast majority of renovation work on your own. That being said, if you can do things properly then you can make thousands of dollars of profit in just a few short months.
Reselling a property is ONLY ideal for those who wish to get cash back as soon as possible. The vast majority of people will actually steer clear of property renovation simply for the fact that you are not always guaranteed to make a profit on the sale. After all, what you sell your property at is at the whim of what the current housing market is like. For example; if the property market falls whilst you are renovating the house or commercial property then you are going to make a loss and this is obviously not going to be ideal.
Renting Property Out
This method is the most preferable for the majority of real estate investors. This is because if it is done properly you will be able to generate a significant amount of cash each month with next to no effort (more on that soon). The problem is that you are not going to make money as fast as you would with selling the property on, but many people do make a fairly stable income from simply renting properties out.
As I mentioned previously, the main benefit to renting out a property is the fact that you will make money each month. If you price the property correctly then much of this cash will be profit (I.e. anything after mortgage and any other fees that have to be paid). The downside is that if your property is not currently being rented out, and it won’t be all of the time, then you are not going to be making any money. This means that you have to take action. The vast majority of investors will get in touch with a property management group who will deal with all of that for them. However you have to bear in mind that the management fee will often be quite hefty and really bite into your profits.
Remember, if you want to get into renting out properties then you have to be aware of the various laws that are currently in place in the country. Many of these can make being a first time landlord quite difficult (and expensive) therefore do carry out as much research as possible before you dive into this option. This is without a doubt one of the best ways in which you can make money from real estate investment, but it is probably one of the most difficult.
Real Estate Business Activities
This is not the most popular of options for real estate investment as you will need to own a certain type of property to make this work. Basically you will be converting your investment property into a ‘money maker’. For example; you could open up a bed & breakfast or a hotel. Generally you don’t invest in real estate to open up any other business as you are not looking to make money from the actual property, although you will be if you go down that route.