One of the first questions you need to ask yourself, as an aspiring real estate investor, is what resources do you currently have at your disposal for real estate investing? This will give you a better idea of how to create a personalized plan or blueprint that helps you making the most of what you have.
As a real estate investor, your best resources (other than money) are time, experience, education, and relationships. Let me break them down a little further:
One question to ask yourself as you begin your investing journey is, how much available time do you have? Realistically you need time for finding the property, finding the financing, managing and renovating the property (if needed or desired), managing outside investors, etc. If time is not one of the resources you have, then partner with someone who has that resource more available!
Here’s the thing- the more experience you have, the more time and money you will save. With...
"The world needs you to share what it is you came to this planet to share."
The world NEEDS your special gift.
What I'm here to do is to help make sure that you can share your gifts, and that not having enough time or money is no longer an excuse for you. I want you to be financially free so you can do what you were born to do... what the world need you to do.
If you have dreams you've been sitting on, why not start them now? Answer the call of your soul.
Probably the hardest part of getting into real estate investing is knowing where to start. Here are three tips to get started investing in real estate as a goddess:
Many/most people don't take action because they don't know what to do. Lack of knowledge/clear steps leads to paralysis. Education for effective action is the antidote to this.
I created a free training to help you know what steps to take so you can get into effective action >>>How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing Even as a Busy Professional Woman. Click here to sign up for an upcoming session.
The more clarity you have on what you want, the easier it will be to bring it forth. I cannot overstate enough how important this step is. Clarity is rocket fuel for your desires.
Here are some of the questions you can ask yourself over the next few days to help yourself find clarity before starting investing.
Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.
Real estate investment is one of the fastest and safest ways to build wealth and grow your net worth in this country.
Just to be clear, when I talk about real estate investing, I’m not talking about buying a home to live in. That sort of investment takes money out of your pocket every month. When I talk about real estate investing, I am talking about buying cash-flowing rental property that puts more money into your pocket.
There are 7 main reasons why 90% of millionaires are invested in real estate and why you should too:
Tenants pay rent. After expenses, what you have is monthly, recurring mostly passive cash flow. This is a benefit that helps millionaires...
"The real question is not IF you should make this investment, it's WHEN."
— Monick Halm.
Do you want to make money in your sleep? Do you want to have the financial freedom to travel wherever you want? Do you want to be able to quit your 9 to 5 and be your own boss?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then it’s not a question of IF you should take the leap into real estate investing… it’s WHEN. So when would now be a good time to start?
Andrew Carnegie said, “90% of millionaires become so through real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined.”
I know I preach a LOT about how important investing in real estate is to build generational wealth. I know I am always sharing how it has allowed me, and so many goddesses I know, to achieve real financial freedom. But it’s not just me who believes this to be true! People all around the world have created millions because they invested in real estate. They put their money in properties, homes, complexes, commercial buildings, etc and their money made them more money until they achieved the millionaire status that they enjoy today.
Here is a list of some of the female real estate investors who have had the greatest impact on the real estate industry:
- Barbara Corcoran: Judge on Shark Tank + real estate investor.
Barbara Corcoran was committed to succeeding. At the age of 23, she quit her job...
"Get comfortable with feeling challenged. That means you are growing."
— Boss Babe.
Growth can feel overwhelming, stressful, and sometimes even scary. That’s where we come in. We are here to remind you that you are not alone. When you’re a REI Goddess you have the support of tons of incredible women who are here to cheer you on every step of the way. So when you feel the effects of your growth, both the good and the bad, know that we are here to lift you up or celebrate with you.
"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."
— Shirley Chisholm.
Womens History Month comes to an end, we want to share a quote from one of our favorite women in history, Shirley Chisholm. Shirley was the first black woman elected to Congress, representing New York’s 12th District. She served for seven terms!! Chisholm was also the first African American to make a bid to become President of the United States in 1972, as a Democratic representative.
She was an advocate for women and minorities, and she, and her all-female staff, made incredible improvements to the lives of many inner-city residents.
Shirley was a trailblazer. She made her own opportunities and didn't let anything stand in her way. Today we celebrate her.
There are many different ways to finance a property. It’s important to get the right one for you because without the right financing your investment might soon be underwater.
“We’ve been taught to think of debt as a four-letter word, but it doesn’t have to be. Especially once you have the financial education to see how it can work for you instead of against you.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
As the quote above suggests, debt financing for real estate investment can make a lot of sense and really work for you.
When you get a loan from the bank, you can purchase a real estate investment property with only a small percentage out of pocket (usually from 3.5% to 20% down). You can then rent out that property and the tenant pays the cost of the debt while also putting money in your pocket.
It is important to learn about the different types of loans available - commercial or residential and how you can take advantage of these.
“If you’re one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.”
― Reese Witherspoon.
If your [fill in the blank] is real estate investing, then I’d love to support you and help you find the environment in which to grow! Grab a copy of my 40 page guide: Investing In Real Estate- From $1 to $1 Million for free! In this guide I’ll teach you 12 strategies you can use to get started on your real estate investing journey, regardless of your budget or schedule. Then make sure to join our free Private Facebook Community. Join the thousands of other women allowing that whisper in their souls to grow into a roar!
Don’t silence that little voice in the back of your mind… give it the resources it needs to grow!