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By Charles And Kim Petty
The author has permitted the reprinting and redistribution of this article.


Stepping into the real estate market you can build an excellent asset base as well as create a lot of wealth in the process. However, the first step is always difficult to take and hence it is necessary to weigh all pros and cons appropriately and make a through analysis. Here are some tips on getting started in the real estate investing.


Get Your A-Team Ready. If you are new to the real estate business, then it would be suicidal to step into the real estate business alone. This business requires a fair amount of technical as well as legal knowledge. You should therefore hire an experienced real estate attorney, a reliable agent or broker, an honest contractor and a tax consultant or a certified accountant to handle all the aspects of any deal. While the broker or agent can locate a good property, the contractor can check the physical condition of that property and repair the faults, if any, while your attorney can handle the legal paperwork and your tax consultant or accountant can manage your accounts and guide you on tax matters.


Search And Research. You should conduct proper research regarding any property that you want to purchase. Create a business plan based on whether you would want to flip your properties, rent them out or mix both of the strategies before you embark on your real estate adventure. Check the physical condition and the rates of all surrounding properties before you decide to buy or sell any property. Use the services and experience of your agent or broker to get access to a wider choice of buyers and sellers. Check out the various listings including those online, to widen your search.


Try To Create Your Own Niche. Within the real estate market itself, there are various niche markets where you could specialize. You can go in for buying foreclosed properties at auctions or enter into short sale purchases before the property goes into foreclosure. You could also buy downtrodden properties, rehab them, i.e. repair and refurbish them, and then sell it at a profit. Rehabbing requires the services of an honest and experienced contractor since all the calculations regarding the repairs will need to be calculated even before you can lay your hands on the property. You will need to deduct the cost of repairs before making an offer to the seller of the property.


Spread Your Wings. In order to keep up with the latest happenings and hot deals in the real estate market, you will need to circulate. You can enroll in your real estate association, attend various trade fairs or workshops in order to meet like-minded people and exchange ideas and hot tips. This will enable you to gain knowledge about your market and also develop a strong network that will enable you to increase your business.


Embark On A Flipping Spree. If you plan to only buy properties and flip them on a fast scale, then you will need to compile a buyer’s and seller’s list so that each property that you buy has a ready buyer waiting for it. This will enable you to flip properties in a faster way and will thus increase your overall profits. Whatever your method of learning or earning, ensure that you have the right people to guide and help you.


The above tips will thus help you get a firm footing in the real estate market. Start by picking up smaller properties before jumping into the big league. Since the amounts involved in real estate deals are quite high, it is important that you plan and execute all your actions to perfection
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