• This past weekend the weather was finally amazing to get out in the garden, dig through the earth with my fingers and pull out all the weeds before planting my vegetable garden. It got me thinking that it takes one seed at a time to harvest your garden.

    What if we took the same view on our real estate investments?

    When we first start we are so keen to learn and invest in investment property that comes our way – but that can be foolhardy if we don’t consider all the consequences – especially when it comes to investing! WHY?

    Ask any successful real estate investor and he or she she will tell you that the secret to their success was knowledge. They learned everything they could before investing in their first property. They planted one seed at a time! Did they stop there? No they keep learning and applying that knowledge to build on their portfolio.

    Did they make mistakes? YES without a doubt but they learned from those mistakes and kept going and so shall you!

    As an investor you must take your time to learn, which strategy suits you best. Is it student rentals, multi-family, rent to own, buy & hold, flipping, just to name a few? Or is it lending your money for a great return or investing in syndicated mortgages or even 2nd mortgages?

    Have not made the jump yet? That’s ok – take your time, plant your own seeds and watch your own garden (real estate investments) grow!