Investing for Women: Three Tips for Pushing Women Forward

investing for women

Investing for women is still not seen as a mainstream business model. Historically, most entrepreneurs, especially investors, have been males. But the good news is that you can definitely excel as a woman investor and entrepreneur. I did.

When I started real estate investing in 1987, I was 23 years old and may be because I did not have any preconception about being a young woman in business, I did not think about possible obstacles or disadvantages. I went out there and did it.

Over the years I did notice that I was a minority and an exception: all my colleagues real … Read more »

Do’s and Dont’s for Optimizing Your Rental ROI

optimizing your rental ROI

It may surprise you to learn that optimizing your rental ROI isn’t all about juggling the numbers. Sure, dollar signs are a big piece to the puzzle; what you pay, cost of repairs, comparables, direct expenses like maintenance and indirect expenses like overhead. Obviously numbers matter. But they aren’t everything.

It goes without saying that there are contributing factors to market fluctuation and acts of God, over which you have zero control. And, the liability risks which accompany rental property ownership can be daunting for the best of us.

But, take heart – buy and hold investment real estate can provide … Read more »

Why Women Make Great Real Estate Investors

“Recognize your strength, leverage your natural abilities and believe in yourself. You have everything in you that it takes to be successful as a real estate investor.” Laura Alamery

In 1987 when I got started in real estate in Honolulu as an agent, I went to work for Dolman and Associates. Vi Dolman, the owner and principal broker of the company, believed that women made better agents and real estate investors than men. In our office, 74 of the 75 agents were women; the one male agent was working exclusively in the Japanese market with the clientele he was … Read more »

Why Real Estate Investing is Still a Great Niche Market

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How could investing in real estate possibly be a profitable venture anymore? Well for one thing, there will always be a need for housing; it’s a given. Even when the housing and mortgage crisis of 2007-2010 was responsible for dropping prices to record lows in a matter of months, people still had to have a place to hang their hat.

Homeownership has always been a source of pride and accomplishment, and it is human nature to point your weather vane toward a familiar place of comfort. When people lost their homes in the recession, many lost hope in any … Read more »

Student Investor Series: Diane Johnson

interview with REI student

I was recently inspired to create a new Student Investor Series, in order to allow some of my students to express to you their own thoughts on how they have achieved success as a real estate investor. My hope is that you will hear their stories, and see that it really is possible to dream big and achieve great things in this business!

As a coach, mentor, investor, real estate agent, I have been in the business for almost 30 years. After so much time in the industry, it’s sometimes easy to just take things in stride – which is why … Read more »

Is Real Estate Entrepreneurship Your Beacon of Hope?

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Times are difficult all around, though reinventing yourself is nothing new to the female gender. In fact, solving problems on the fly and changing horses in the middle of the street is something quite familiar to women. And, how does that translate to a successful real estate entrepreneurship?

Well, by definition a real estate entrepreneur is someone who may “actively or passively invest in real estate” there’s all kinds of organizing, changes in direction, and down-to-the-minute decisions to be made – and women are naturals. An active investor may fix and flip a property for a profit, and a passive … Read more »

The State of the Real Estate Market

real estate market advantage

The real estate market is one of America’s strongest sources of wealth – and it drives many aspects of our economy (like consumer spending) while keeping financial institutions profitable. Given the importance of the real estate industry to our country’s financial health, logic would dictate that professional analysts and economists would generally agree on where the market currently stands and what will happen next.

Conversely, opinions are split pretty much right down the middle; between those who believe that the market is just now entering a period of full recovery from a … Read more »

Reinvent Yourself!

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If you’ve been in any kind of business for long enough, it might be time to reinvent yourself – real estate investing included! It may seem like a daunting task, especially if you are set in your ways, but it doesn’t have to be scary or difficult; even the smallest change can help boost your business and your life.

Building a New Foundation

All it really takes to reinvent yourself is to build a new business from what you know is working well, and drop all the activities that aren’t. Take baby steps, don’t drop everything at once. Whether your idea … Read more »

How to Start Investing in Real Estate

How to Start Investing in Real Estate

How to Start Investing in Real Estate – For those who are just getting their foot in the door of real estate investing, and even if you’ve been in the business for a long time, remembering the basic principles can be a good way to get on track with whatever experience you have. It can be easy to take for granted certain knowledge and tricks of the trade, but following these tips for how to start investing in real estate can help jumpstart a lucrative career in what can be an extremely competitive business.

Treat Real Estate as a Business and Organize a Team:

The problem … Read more »

Women with No Money Starting a Business

Women with No Money Starting a Business

Women with no money starting a business: how is that possible?

So you have a great money making idea and a great business plan – but not enough funds to get your business off the ground. This may seem like everything needs to be put on the back burner until you come up with the money on your own, but there are still plenty of choices for women with no money starting a business.

In this blog, I am going to list just a few … Read more »