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By Joe Arias

The biggest mistake you can make when investing in real estate is believing there is only one way to invest. You probably have watched several shows on TV and assume the number one way to invest in real estate is a fix and flip deal. However, this is only one niche out of the many that allow you to invest in real estate and generate long-term wealth.

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Before going into detail around which categories are available to invest in within the real estate industry, it is best to start with writing down what your goals are. This will ensure you choose the right category that aligns with your level of risk tolerance along with your lifestyle. Some investments like fix and flips require more involvement on your part compared to other options like buying and holding rentals. Another factor to consider is your budget. Maybe you have heard of strategies involving no money down deals and those certainly exist. However, for the majority of investors, you will most likely require some kind of funding towards your first deal. Based on criteria set by your goals, lifestyle, and budget, you can choose from a category that matches your tolerance for investing.

A final note when considering investing in real estate. Don’t leave everything up to the experts. Here at RealSucces we highly recommended that you take the time to educate yourself on how to invest in the category you choose. Do the homework first while saving capital to begin and you will be well-positioned to begin your journey towards creating long-term wealth through real estate.

Invest in REITs – Real Estate Investment Trusts

Wonder how you can take a more liquid position in a real estate investment without worrying about or owning a physical property? A REIT is a low barrier way to begin your journey into investing in real estate. REITs are easily bought like stocks and available on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. You are buying into companies that own real estate such as residential, commercial, and industrial based properties. Simply use your existing brokerage account or a new one to purchase REITs and earn income in two ways. First, REITs pay a high dividend compared to traditional blue-chip stocks. Second, like a stock, the value of the REIT share can go up which you earn money through appreciation.

Buy and Hold Rentals

Most outsiders associate that being a landlord requires answering the midnight call to unclog a few toilets and criticize that tenants hardly pay rent. That couldn’t be further from the truth. First of all, if you set up your investment correctly, you never have to worry about this at all. You can simply hire a property management group to take care of managing your tenants. Oh and worried about bad tenants? You shouldn’t be. You are the one who gets to vet and filter through who you believe should be best placed in your investment property. Unless of course, you allow your property manager to do it for you. You are given financial records, references, and can request additional information to best vet through the right tenants. Investing in long term rentals is a great way to generate cash flow that can pay for many of your expenses.

Fix and Flips

The traditional fix and flip investment is the most commonly referenced way to invest in real estate. Yes, this requires more of your upfront effort but when you sell the home, you can pocket several thousands of dollars that make it all worth it. While businesses are built on the fix and flip model. Just do your research and see if this approach aligns with your level of involvement you’d like to have in your investment.

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There Is More!

Three of the many ways to invest in real estate have been mentioned but there are so many more creative ways to invest. Short-term AirBNB rentals, rent by the room, online real estate platforms, hard money lending, and so many more creative categories exist when investing in real estate. At RealSuccess we give you the tools you need to achieve your goals. The most important thing to remember is to write down your goals and align with the investing strategy that works with your lifestyle and needs.

Joe Arias and his partners have flipped hundreds of properties in the Southern California Region. He has developed cutting-edge systems to simplify and scale the entire remodel process that can easily be applied to flipping, rentals, wholesaling, and other passive income strategies. More recently, Joe founded a real estate investing education company called RealSuccess Investments, allowing him to share his tools and systems with hundreds of up-and-coming investors. 

RealSuccess is focused on education on flipping, rentals, passive income, and wholesaling.

Joe is also a best-selling author. He has written 4 books: Finding your RealSuccess, First Steps to Flipping, R stands for Rentals and Retirement, and Wholesaling Real Estate.

“I came from Argentina when I was 20, I am 40 years old now. I didn’t know anyone, I am CERO generation, usually people say, I am first or second generation but I was the one that crossed the border, no language, no friends, no family, no money, nothing, nada… If I can do it, anyone can.”

From a young latino immigrant  to a celebrated real estate investor, Joe is a true testament to hard work and discipline. As an investor, he has made it his mission to help others achieve financial freedom while enjoying living a life of passion, fulfillment, and empowerment.

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