You have put together some money and are trying to figure out what to invest in to make it pay off. Maybe you’ve bought books on the subject, follow several blogs and participate in forum discussions to find safe investments that won’t make you lose your savings.
As a result, you find yourself even more confused and risk opting for a low-risk bond investment from which you will get nothing or almost nothing or, worse, keep your money under the mattress.
As I have told you several times on this blog, as well as in my books, among the various forms of investment, for me the best is always the brick: it allows, at the same risk, higher profit margins than those offered by Bag.
True, real estate investments are challenging. If you are expecting to buy a house, entrust someone to manage it and then enjoy the income on the beach, then switch sectors. You will have to put in time, effort and energy. But the satisfaction of a successfully closed operation is an indispensable return.
Consider that there are no absolute rules that apply to everyone: investors have different time horizons, objectives and risk appetite, and every investment always carries an aura of uncertainty.
These quotes, therefore, serve as a compass to face an immense sea before setting sail with your ship, to be able to orient yourself in the first days of navigation. Then experience and fieldwork will teach you, and you will be able to identify which are the best investments for you.
There are no absolute rules for real estate investments
“There is so much disagreement about investments, and it’s because nobody knows.” With this sentence, Robert J. Shiller, a famous American economist, offers us an important lesson: there are no absolute truths in investments. If you browse the web, read the newspapers or chat with some experts in the sector, you will discover several theories that tell you where to invest, when to do it, how to buy and sell shares rather than real estate. But none of these theories is universally valid.
Each investment choice or strategy has strengths and weaknesses, risk factors and advantages, which change with each market cycle.
Worrying is a sign of health
It is a “truth” handed down by generations of Swiss bankers: “Worry is not a disease but a sign of good health”. I told you at the beginning of this post, the life of an entrepreneur is not spent on a beach drinking mojito. The best investors always risk-conscious, especially if it can jeopardize their capital.
Worrying isn’t a bad thing, and it’s not worrying about the problem. If you don’t, there are two hypotheses:
- You don’t risk enough, settling for very low margins
- You don’t value all elements of your business, charting the path to failure.
Mind you, and I am not saying that, as an investor, you have to live in the anxiety of failure. Still, it is a smart move to evaluate all the criticalities of your business to outline a plan B to fall back on if your investment starts not bringing the estimated results. Have you considered the hypothesis in which your property remains vacant? Or if it needs unexpected maintenance work?
Worry is not bad, and it helps you think ahead and cope with any difficult situation.
Check your greed in real estate investments
If you think about it, one of the reasons people fail is this: they get greedy when the market is too expensive and fear when the market is crashing. To be successful, you need to control your greed when there is a boom and keep in mind that fortunes are not built in a day. It takes years of hard work and effort to be successful in investing. Your goal is to survive long enough to take advantage of the ups and downs of market cycles.…