Almost anything has common misconceptions Real Estate Investing is no different.

When it comes to real estate investments, there are plenty of misconceptions held by beginner investors. Thankfully, you can deconstruct the three most common mistaken beliefs.

Common Misconceptions: It Takes a Lot of Money

It’s a common fallacy that you need lots of money to invest in the real estate market. However, there are numerous ways that you can capitalize on it with little to no money available. Have you ever heard of an owner-occupant situation? Well, it’s one of the easiest ways to invest. You buy a home, pay it off within a year while you live in it, then you move out and rent the property. You move on to the next home and do the same thing. Another option you have at your disposal is wholesaling. In this process, you don’t own the property, but you negotiate deals between the sellers and the buyers. Finally, you can become partners with other investors. This win-win situation allows you to learn from a well-seasoned investor as well as not tie up too much money financially.

Common Misconceptions: It’s a Quick Way to Make Cash

There is money to be made in real estate, but keep in mind that you won’t get rich quick. You must watch out for scammers as they are plentiful in this arena. According to Estate Surplus, real estate is nothing like the stock market, and the market behaves differently, as well. If you hear anyone say there is a trick that can make you get rich quickly with real estate and beat out people who have been at it for decades, then they are most likely trying to scam you. It takes time to build an excellent portfolio of homes and other buildings. You can certainly make money, but it usually won’t happen overnight. Investing in real estate can be good for retirement savings but not for quick cash.

It’s an Easy Job

Real estate investing isn’t as easy as it seems. According to HomeVestors Franchise, there’s a lot to do, and there’s a lot to learn. You will be required to manage tenants, handle maintenance issues, budget finances, and do all the other duties that come along with this job. Like any other career, there will be times where you feel there are not enough hours in the day. However, don’t let that discourage you from being an investor. It’s a lucrative market once you get in and get your feet wet.

To be a successful real estate investor, you must be prepared, adaptable, and driven to succeed in this market. Once vested, you can enjoy flexibility, influence, as well as all the tax benefits that owning property offers.

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The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agents, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.

We meet twice a month.

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One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that it does not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.

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