Women investing in real estate, which is an industry generally male-dominated, should have no boundaries. It’s no secret that men have been the centerpiece of real estate investing, both statistically and historically, throughout time, but women are beginning to make their own path in the field beyond administration and provide not only support and guidance, but also expertise and knowledge that can easily appeal to various clientele. On a national level, women dominate the real estate field as agents, but still fall behind in their efforts to expand into commercial real estate. There’s still plenty of room for … Read more »
Real estate success is best achieved by routine. Routine can easily be interpreted by assimilation; one’s surroundings are a direct result of behaviors and coordinating thoughts. Experts believe that positive and negative thought processes are just the tip of the iceberg when determining the consummation of routine. When positive thoughts are incorporated into everyday thinking, the person tends to be more upbeat and positive. But when negativity breaks the surface, it’s obvious that there’s a correlation between bad attitude and ‘woah is me’ culture. And this is where successful habits to drive real estate success come in. There is a way … Read more »
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 »
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.
“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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »