Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

The Art of Real Estate Investing!


Visitors: 659

… victorious army wins its victories before seeking battle; an army destined to defeat fights in hope of winning.

- Sun Tsu, ‘The Art of War’

Written more than 2,500 years ago, San Tsu’s The Art of War is a timely advice for today’s real estate investors. This classic study of the planning and conduct of military warfare is widely study by top business people world wide.


Know your exits first. No investor should ever enter into a real estate transaction without have a clear exit strategy first. If you are doing your deals “…in a hope of winning” you are destined to become an X-Real Estate investor.

If you want to avoid this glooming destiny, there are a few questions you should truthfully ask yourself before your pen hits the closing docs:

Are you planning to flip a property to another investor or are you thinking of fixing it up and selling it retail?

How long is your holding time?

What’s your daily holding cost?

How long do you think it will take you to sell? Did you compare this projection with an average ‘Days On Market’ number in local MLS?

Are you budgeted for extra hold time?

What’s your rehab and marketing cost?

What’s your contingency plan if your contractor doesn’t show up for a few days? (and do you know where he lives? J)

Do you have prospective buyers lined up? How will they finance the purchase?

It’s true that you MAKE your profit when you buy, but you BANK your profit only when you sell.


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Real Estate Investing 5 Reasons Why You Should Add Real Estate to Your ..
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Is Real Estate Investing Dead? Investing in Real Estate in Hard Times

by: Peter Alderton (October 02, 2008) 

Learn About Real Estate Investing - Online Guides to Real Estate Investing

by: Jimmy Waller (September 26, 2008) 

How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing the Right Way Guidelines to Real ..

by: Brad Felton (July 09, 2008) 

Real Estate Investing- A Hidden Secret That Will Make Your Real Estate ..

by: Andrew Kryzak (July 18, 2007) 

Real Estate Investing - 3 Powerful Ways to Kick Start Your Real Estate Business

by: Charlie Landry (September 18, 2008) 

Real Estate Investor Websites – Impact Of Marketing And SEO In Real Estate ..

by: Simon Macharia (December 01, 2012) 
(Real Estate/Real Estate Investment)

Belmont CA Real Estate - Online Searching, Real Estate Agents, And Investing

by: Ronald Dorfcob (March 08, 2007) 
(Real Estate)

Investing In Residential Real Estate - Factors That Influence Investing In ..

by: Paul Sunndin (May 30, 2007) 
(Real Estate)

Residential Real Estate Investing - Is Residential Real Estate Investing The ..

by: Paul Sunndin (May 30, 2007) 
(Real Estate)

Real Estate Investing 5 Reasons Why You Should Add Real Estate to Your ..

by: Paul Zelig (July 17, 2008)