Creating a business plan with the future in mind can be a daunting task. I mean who knows what tomorrow is going to bring, and if you can not see the future, how can you plan for it? One thing that you know for certain is that there will be problems; there always is with real estate investing. So what can you do to ease the burden of those problems when they occur?
The best buffer that you can create to protect yourself from unforeseen problems with real estate investments is to put aside some cash for a rainy day. A buffer of several thousands of dollars can take care of any number of setbacks including excessive carrying costs, unplanned repairs, illness, budgeting miscalculations, and inclement weather.
While you may not be able to begin your career in real estate investing with this type of cash insurance policy in the bank, you can build one over time if you are smart with your money. Every time that you pull off a successful investment, you will have a large chunk of profit that you will need to use to pay off any outstanding bills and to finance your life. But before you do this, you should take a flat percentage of your profit and put a portion of it in the bank and reinvest the rest into your next project.
By constantly reinvesting a small portion of your profit into subsequent projects, you will increase the amount of profit that you make with each investment. This is because many repairs and upgrades that you make to a property add value to the property that is well above the amount originally invested. Having more money to work with in real estate investing will also allow you to purchase high end properties that can bring high end profits.
Another reason that you should always reinvest a portion of your profits is that homes and properties appreciate in value. This is the very thing that makes you money in real estate investing, but it is also the very thing that makes the purchase price for investments continue to rise. You cannot expect to pay the same for a property next year as you paid for it this year even if it is in the same condition. It is just not going to happen, and you need to be prepared to meet this reality with a little extra cash on hand to make initial investments.
Reinvesting profits is also a smart way to compound profit on money that you earn through real estate investing. Think about it this way. If you took the money you earned from an investment and ran with it, you would have nothing to show for it. But if you took the profit earned and reinvested it to make more profit, you could increase your profit margin without increasing the amount of work that you have to do. Now, that is smart business.
James Klobasa, once broke with no job and $20,000 in debt made a choice that changed his life forever. That choice was investing in Real Estate. With the founder of, The Little Building Co. you too, can learn at Real-Real Estate Investing