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But same can’t be said for your investment that you lost in real estate.
That’s why it’s is better to have precautions before making any investment and know how to minimize the losses in Real Estate.
Here are 5 Tips that could help you cut the chances of losing your investment in real estate.
1. Never run after your earnest money
Sometimes it happens that you decide to move ahead with a deal and spend a few grand– only to realize one day that the deal doesn’t make sense.
Most of the investors decide to go with it anyway because they don’t want to lose their earnest money. This is not a sound decision as there is no point spending more on something that is not of your use in the future or you think is a bad deal. Don’t run after the total amount you invested, let some of it go. Just exit from the deal.
In such cases, the “escape” clauses in the agreement can come to play. However, just because you can escape from a deal doesn’t mean you should do this all the time. This will have a negative impact on your credibility and soon you will become an investor who is not serious about the deals and always escapes from them. If this is the case, no one would like to make a deal with you.
2. Let others approve the deal for you
Even though it’s your decision and you want to make your own decision, there are some deals or situation where you need a deeper look.
Let others know about your deal, only people you trust. A person to run through the deal and give an honest opinion will be your lender.
If somehow he/she thinks the deal is not good enough, he/she won’t even lend you the money. Here, your lender plays the role of your advisor who always knows what’s best.
3. Know when to walkaway
You made a deal and you think it was a good deal as you’ve got the property at your preferred budget range. But after seeing the estimated rehab costs and other expenses, you may realize that making a profit will be tough.
So what you do? You walk away. Don’t stick with something that won’t do you any good.
4. Ensure having several exit strategies
Sometimes your plan A might just be a waste. This is when your Plan B, C or D comes to play.
You need to have these many strategies to exit and it will depend on the property itself. For example, if selling doesn’t cut the deal then rent. If even renting doesn’t work well for your assets, you could also go with the lease option or land contract. There are literally hundreds of ways you can back off and you need to be prepared with all the possible ways you could take out the investment from your property.
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