Many people these days are looking for a new work at home opportunity and real estate investing could be just what they need to achieve their financial goals. Many people think real estate investing is only a rich man’s game and that it takes big bucks to play. The truth of the matter is that if you buy right it is nearly impossible to loose.
One of the secrets to real estate investing like any other business, is that if you work hard and do your research you will make money. You have to be willing to work harder than the other guy, but this often isn’t really that difficult when you consider how lazy many people out there are.
Getting your start in the real estate market is the hardest part of the game. There are definitely barriers to entry but with some hard work and determination you can overcome these barriers and make them a thing of the past.
My first suggestion is that you avoid becoming a jack of all trades in the real estate business. The success stories come from those individuals that specialized in one area and became experts. That said using the pre foreclosure market can be a great way to break into the real estate investing business. Here are a couple of reasons why the pre foreclosure market can be great place to start.
Everyone is motivated
No one wants the pre foreclosure, not even the bank that is trying to take possession. The homeowners probably just want out, and the neighbors don’t want a vacant house sitting there collecting weeds for the next 6 months. Foreclose cost everyone money. If you can offer a solution you can be a game changer.
As I already said, the bank doesn’t want the property
This is no secret, but why then do the foreclose? Simple, it cost them more to hang onto a nonepreforming loan than it does to go through the hassle of foreclosure. That said foreclosure still cost them a fortune. A single foreclosure can cost a bank tens of thousands of dollars and restrict their ability to loan out more money. Banks are not in the property management business and don’t want liabilities sitting on their balance sheets.
This is a specialized area of the market
Pre foreclosures represent a very important part of the real estate cycle. The area effectively the start, meaning that when you deal in this market you are dealing in the wholesale market. This means that you are dealing with investors. Investors are more savvy than retail buyers and are also more willing to buy property as is. This is a niche that you can exploit.
Avoid the competition
Ever heard of buying a foreclosure at auction? I am sure you have and so has everyone else. That is why buying at an auction is possibly the worst way to buy. IN some situations you may have to pay for the entire house on the spot without actually looking inside. Getting the good deals before they even go to auction will ensure that you don’t have to deal with this level of competition eating into your profits.
Real estate investing can be a lucrative business, the hardest part is getting started.