The journey of investing in property is an exciting and rewarding one.
There are some habits that you can cultivate as an investor that will set you up well for the future and give you some great guidance along the way:
1. Being balanced and managing your emotions.
Avoiding emotional highs and lows means that you will be able to last the distance. It’s sometimes easy to get over-enthusiastic when you see success and this can hamper good decision-making. Equally, when challenges come, if you are able to take them in your stride and keep moving forward, you’ll find the right way.
Having a positive and steady approach when there are changes in the market, changes in financing and having to deal with issues with tenants will help you to consider all the factors involved and make a considered decision.
3. A commitment to continued learning.
There are always new things to understand, be it developments in the property market, better ways of managing your investment, how best to deal with changes in interest rates or how to do your own repairs and renovations. Having a great property mentor is one of the easiest ways to keep up-to-date with what you need to know.
4. A problem-solving mind set.
For every problem that comes up, there is always a solution that can be found. If you can have this approach, it’s more likely that you will find a way through when you need an answer.
5. A regular habit of keeping an eye on everything – the property market, property viewings, and managing your finances.
Being aware of new properties becoming available, average property prices in your area, what kind of rental properties are most popular where you are and what kind of tenants are available, are all key to continuing success. Again, this is where having a great mentor who is on the ball with these things is invaluable.
6. Understanding how to make assets and passive income work for you.
Setting up assets and creating the passive income that will benefit your future takes time to do. You will need to establish investments that bring you residual income and those assets will require your attention to set them up securely, manage them effectively, having systems in place and regular checking.
7. Being patient and persistent.
On your property journey, there will be times when you need to persist and push through. But there will also be times when you need to hang back and wait. This is often the choice to be made when waiting for an offer you’ve made on a property to be accepted. Your mentor will be able to advise you when to go and when to stop.
8. Having great contacts and connections.
They say “it’s not what you know, but who you know” and so part of your investment success will be your connections to people that can advise you and point you in the right direction. It’s also true when finding a go-to electrician, plumber and handyman for when you need repairs to the property or in case of an electrical or plumbing emergency.
Investing in property is a great way to invest in your future and we hope these tips have been helpful!
If you are looking for further advice on property investment, take a look at the property mentoring services we provide at Nick Fox Property Mentoring here. We offer a range of mentoring packages to suit all needs.
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