Real Estate Investing Requires You to Run the Numbers

Once you decide to work with real estate investing, it doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced or beginner real estate investor or agent, you must develop a proficiency for measuring such basics as rates of return, cash flows, and estimates of value associated with investment properties.

If you don’t develop that proficiency, then you’re just guessing whether a specific income property is profitable, meets with your investment objectives or those of your customers, and at the end of the day will become a moneymaker.

Bear in mind that real estate investing is not an emotional matter (physical aspects of the rental property are secondary). Real estate investing concerns buying the property’s anticipated economic benefits (i.e., the income stream) with the intention of making a profitable return on investment, and you must be able to examine revenue streams along with expenses, net operating income and cash flows carefully with some serious number crunching before you can make a prudent purchase, or advise your customer to do so.

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James Kobzeff

James Kobzeff has over thirty years experience as a realtor and investment real estate specialist. He is the developer of ProAPOD real estate investment software and freely shares his real estate investing articles.