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How to Shun the Pitfalls of Real Estate Investment Florida

 Real Estate Investment FloridaReal Estate Investment Florida – Making your first-ever investment in the real estate industry can be a jarring experience. It takes time to understand the market and to get better with your decisions. Majority of the individuals easily get frustrated and eventually give up before even stepping in – as the Windermere Florida realtors suggest.

So how can you succeed in the real estate industry with fewer mistakes? Well, for your assistance let us discuss the common concepts that you must consider before investing in property.

Let’s have a look!

Don’t Get Too Emotional with Numbers

Remember when you invest in real estate, you are buying ‘numbers’. According to Dr. Phillips realtors, many individuals forget about their ROI and gets emotional about the property.

They start envisioning themselves living in the property and invest far too much capital and time thinking that. Instead, you should focus on what your dollars getting you in return. After all, it’s an investment and you must know how much you can actually make off the property.

Do Proper Research – Real Estate Investment Florida

This is the most overlooked yet highly important step towards making a profitable real estate investment. You don’t need to buy the first property that comes your way.

Instead, do your research and take your time. Also, don’t think, why shouldn’t you buy this property? Instead, ask yourself; why should you buy this property! In simple words, use numbers to justify your decision.

Quality is Better than Local

As per the Ocoee realtors, you should not be hyper-focused on purchasing the local property so that you can keep a check on it. It is far more crucial to purchase a quality property with reputable location, good bones, ease of upkeep and others.

While this is not a hard and fast rule, if you do get a property with legitimate return on your investment and that doesn’t require you to put down a fortune, consider it your luck.

Get a Property Manager

Unless you can pay full-time attention to your real estate investment, the Ocoee realtors suggest hiring a property manager.

Many individuals face difficulty in managing their investment property especially rental properties, either due to lack of time and skills or they don’t want to interact personally with tenants.

Hence, always keep a pre-defined budget, almost 10% of gross rent, for a property manager.

Go for Bundle

Imagine having four properties in four different states. Even though they are great properties, can you handle the headache of registering an LLC in different states along with tax returns, different property managers for each state, at least one occasional trip to each property etc? This is definitely not a pleasant scenario. Hence, purchase the bundle.

This means buy multiple properties in one or two markets only. This will help you and your property manager to handle multiple properties at once and with utmost expediency. So, don’t scatter your investment properties but invest in a few good locations.

If you need more professional insight on real estate investment, head over to Megan Dowdy Realty right away!

Megan Dowdy

Megan Dowdy is a seasoned real estate broker, educator, and entrepreneur. A native of Orlando, she is one of its biggest promoters and is familiar with all that Orlando has to offer. She attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, obtained a business degree from The Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University, and then obtained her Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management from The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

Her passion for bringing hospitality and service to real estate is a rare find in the industry. Building relationships that begin with the first transaction and carry on over years is what Megan thrives on. Communication and accessibility are of the utmost importance to providing a high level of service – and Megan prides herself on those!

When she isn’t representing clients in the purchase of real estate, Megan is teaching, as an Adjunct Instructor, at The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. She teaches the future leaders of the industry numerous courses ranging from Guest Services Management, to Marketing, to Hospitality Communications.

Giving back is also a major theme in Megan’s life. Megan is a Founder, Board of Directors President, and Hospitality Committee Chair of The AutoNation Cure Bowl; Orlando’s newest NCAA post season college football game set to kickoff on December 19, 2015. All proceeds from the game go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation where ninety-one cents of every dollar raised goes directly to research, and finding a cure for cancer. She also maintains strong relationships with each of her alma maters, even holding a position on the Alumni Board of Directors at Lake Highland Preparatory School in downtown Orlando.

Megan is also a licensed Real Estate Instructor and holds two designations: Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Graduate Realtor Institute; also, two certifications: Florida Military Specialist and Military Relocation Professional.