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Real Estate Investment Strategies for Residential & Commercial Properties

Real Estate Investment Strategies for Residential & Commercial Properties

Real Estate sector is considered as a great employment generator could be instrumental in growth of cement, steel, tiles, sanitary wares, electrical accessories and other connected industries. The Real Estate property investing is being considered an Ideal investment for buy-and-hold investing when it has both rental potential as well as scope to go up in value with time. Select the right type of property to acquire and the kind of neighborhoods to invest  with a pool of available and qualified renters who will occupy the property to generate consistent rental income.

The investment in real estate offers both a regular return on investment as well as a possibility of capital appreciation. Core investments are ideal for those with shorter investment horizons, those who seek stable rental income and wealth preservation over maximizing returns, as well as minimizing investment risk. The self-managed strategy is one where you as the property owner will also take on the management responsibilities. A capital growth strategy is buying a property with the expectation that it will increase in value over a period of time. However, you need to take care to avoid mistakes that cause so many dreams of getting rich investing in property turning into nightmares.

The value of property depends on micro and macro-economic factors that influence the market. The addition of civic and social infrastructure in the form of roads, public transport, bridges, schools, colleges, hospitals, shopping centers, playground, clubs and other public amenities contribute in the market growth. Location is key in real estate along with timing and try to explore areas that will give the highest returns to optimize your capital gains. If you have been essentially focusing on properties in prime locations, then, explore adjacent suburbs and outskirts because the growth in central locations usually stagnates as they ultimately reach their peak capacity for new developments.

Some of the popular strategy for Residential Real Estate investment are :

·         Fix and Flip

·         Short-Term Buy and Hold

·         BRRRR Investing

·         Real Estate Investing Trusts (REITs)

·         Real Estate Wholesaling

Before deciding on any real estate investment strategies, make sure to understand thoroughly the logics of each strategy and do an investment property analysis.

Fix and Flip

Fix and flip is the popular short-term real estate investment strategy is best for experienced investors wanting to purchase, renovate, and sell a for a higher price or hold for rental income. The acquisition cost, renovations, holding costs and sales cost should be carefully considered before purchasing a property to ensure your offer price leaves room for a respectable return. The “lipstick flip” is a way for new real estate investors to make small profits within a smaller time frame.

Short-Term Buy and Hold

Short-Term Buy and Hold Rentals strategy works well for rentals in high priced, appreciating markets involves buying and holding rental properties for relatively short periods of time to force property appreciation  and add value by remodeling get rental income, tax shelter from depreciation expenses, amortization of loans, and price appreciation. The Hybrid strategy is a combination of the Buy and Hold, and the Flip and most strategies start with the purchase of a property that is undervalued needs a fair amount of repairs & renovation.

BRRRR Investing

BRRRR stands for Buy-Remodel-Rent-Refinance-Repeat is the investment strategy popular for investors looking for short-term gains, at the same time as making a long term passive income. The tenant-centric strategy, an excellent way to build a rental portfolio combines short and long-term strategies and focus on core wealth building strategies is turning a small investment into a large amount of wealth creation establishment if done carefully. The renovation plan should be well define and prefer durable products and skilled manpower to minimize long-term maintenance costs.

Real Estate Investing Trusts (REITs)

Another  method to invest in real estate is through real estate investment trusts, or REITs, or real estate-based mutual funds. An REIT is a fund that is setup to invest in mortgage instruments, bonds, and stocks in the real estate niche. REITs are groups of pooled investors whose funds are used to purchase manage and earn profits from real estate investments. There are many mutual funds consisting primarily of real estate holdings, which offer another opportunity for investors. Investing in real estate through REITs and mutual funds allow you to diversify your portfolio, without additional burdens associated with managing property. However, like any investment, they carry a substantial risk due to market uncertainty, so ensure to do your proper research before committing to a REIT or real estate mutual fund.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) are great ways for you to invest in real estate without being actively involved, when a group of investors pool their money to buy large real estate investments, such as malls, skyscrapers, or many single-family homes and each investor gets a share of the profits.

Real Estate Wholesaling

Real Estate Wholesaling strategy  is one of the way can create an income without spend money where wholesaler finds seller who wants to put their property up for sale and has not yet gone on the market. The wholesaler finds a buyer and then is entitled to a share of the selling price. Wholesalers make money from the difference between the contracted price with the seller and the amount paid by the buyer.


Strategies can change according to investment needs at any given time in the life cycle of investing. property considerations and careful analysis about  growth potential. In some of the situation the investor lose money for a certain period of time but the property goes up in value with time known as negative gearing. Commercial real estate has become preferred asset class and mostly long-term investors looking for monthly lease income and price appreciation to maximize profit. Commercial investing can achieve great returns, provided you begin a well researched, risk-measured strategy within your budget. Syndication is essentially pooling your money with other investors to buy real estate with syndicators or general partners who find and manage deals for you and build your property investment portfolio. Real estate investing is an entrepreneurial venture must plan your investment strategy and select the right strategy to fit your budget, skills, personality, needs, and goals and look at the top real estate investment strategies as well as their pros and cons and to do your due diligence before beginning with any new investment.