How to Be a Successful Property Investor

By: Marie Claire Lagrisola

When it comes to investing in real estate, it takes so much more than having enough money to invest in them. It also takes a lot of knowledge and experience in order to be successful in such a route. If you make an unideal move, your investment might become a liability to your wallet.

Thus, Here Are Some Tips in Order for You to Make a Successful Property Investment:

Prepare and Plan

Before you take any bite, you must know that what you are about to eat is what you think you would like and will definitely not leave a bad taste in your mouth. This is why you read and scrutinize the menu. This is why you ask the waiter for the ingredients. You do not want to waste your time, money, and taste buds. This mindset should also be applied when you are investing in real estate.

As the saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail.

Real estate investors must approach their activities in the real estate market as business-minded and professionally as they can in order to establish and achieve short and long-term goals.

You must make a business plan not only for your investors to help visualize but also for your own sake. It is because, through planning, you are able to think of new and better ideas. In preparing well and researching prospects to the brim, you pretty much know a lot of ins and outs so that you not only will be getting the most out of your real estate investment, but you will also be able to avoid scams, setbacks, and the like.

Additionally, you should also prepare the estimated outlays and cash flow for rental income, as well as the number of units that are ideal to own, whether you should fix them up or not, distinguish your target customers, and everything and anything that may affect your investment now and in the future.

Know Your Customers

You must know what your target tenants want if ever you plan to rent out your investment property. What kind of aesthetic do they want? Would they rather live in a city or in the province? Are they students or working professionals? By answering questions such as these you will be able to picture what kind of lifestyle your future customers have, thus, the type of home they want to be in would come to your mind as well.

The real estate investing business puts a lot of importance when it comes to demographic research. After all, they are somewhat dependent on them to rent their place thus they need to hone their properties as close to what the renters want. Additionally, this could open many other business opportunities. Not only can you rent out property but you can also establish a restaurant a store or a coffee shop near it! The type of business would depend on who will be renting out your place. So, not only you will be a successful real estate investor but a businessman or businesswoman as well!

Brace Yourself

Whether we like it or not, life is full of surprises that may affect you positively or negatively. No matter how good of a person you are or no matter how hard you work, there are just some things that may be out of your control. A very good example of this is the global pandemic and the quarantines we all had to endure. You need to brace yourself when a major earthquake suddenly destroys half of the property you are investing in. You need to brace yourself when the government wants to implement a road widening project for infrastructures like train railway systems and would be cutting off a quarter of your building. Such situations are out of your control and it would be so much better for your bank account and mental health if you ready yourself for any kind of surprise.

This also goes back to our first tip of being well-prepared and doing extensive research. You must slide in some plan B’s and plan C’s in your roster. Such plan B could include business or real estate insurance.

Here Is an Ideal Neighborhood

We also made a checklist for you in order to invest in the most ideal house and lot for sale. If the house and lot for sale you have been eyeing meet a lot if not all of these standards, then you most definitely need to invest in it.

All Great and Profitable Neighborhoods Have This:

Peace and little to no crimes

No one with good money would dare risk their lives and their families by putting them in an environment where theft and murder often go around

Quality schools

Your children definitely deserve the best education. This is why you have been working so hard so that you can help them become the best people they can be. Quality education will help achieve just that.

Parks and leisure destinations

No one wants to live in the middle of nowhere

Access to medical care

During emergencies, families would very much immediate healthcare. It would give people peace of mind if they see a hospital or a fire station near their house and lot for sale for they know they will immediately get help in times of need.

Nearby public transportation

Due to the heavy traffic that our country is infamously known for, Filipinos tend to commute now. People are drawn to property that is near where jeepneys and buses usually pass by.

Shopping malls and restaurants

Every person needs to eat or have some kind of break from work or school by hanging out in a mall. Every city has a mall now and it would be totally a huge plus if the property was walking distance from a mall


Sometimes people do not want to drive especially when gas prices are currently high and if their destination is very near. This is why a location that has ideal sidewalks that are safe and wide will be a breather, especially for parents whose children tend to walk since they do not know how to drive yet.

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