Most individuals who already own
multiple properties wrongly ignore key wealth creation concepts that could
possibly unlock their ability to expand their portfolios of properties. Wealth
creation is a cycle that cannot be completed overnight, so the first step is to
have a clearly laid-out, long-term plan and goals that will drive your project.
When building wealth via properties, here are 7 important factors to consider, especially
if you are new to the business:

1. Specialization Area

It’s important to recognize the
types of assets and the market you want to reach. If you are in the student
leasing business, it makes sense to buy multi-tenant properties located next to
colleges, whereas if you concentrate on renovating and reselling for a profit,
it may be suitable for you to find distressed, stand-alone properties priced
below their market value. However, as you continue to expand your portfolio,
you may then consider diversification of assets.

Research influences your success
in this field, and recognizing where to buy, when to purchase, how much to pay
for a property and knowing the right time to sell a poorly performing asset
can decide your success.

3. Start Small and Work Your Way Up

The biggest mistake that most beginners
make is financially overstretching themselves by searching for assets outside
their means. Start investing in more affordable properties and work your way
up. If you are relying on a mortgage
to purchase a property, make sure you have fully
researched what you can afford and you fully understand all the mortgage jargon that comes with it.

4. Maximizing Assets

Using existing equity in the
properties you currently own can help you leverage attractive opportunities.
Also, lenders can provide you with a variety of solutions tailored to your needs,
with a fair mix of rates, access to capital and flexibility around repayment

5. Cash Flow Management

The cash flow is the lifeblood of your property portfolio as in any other company.
Not only is it essential to keep track of money coming in and out of your
portfolio for strategic decision making, but borrowers may also need your cash
flow statements to accept loans in the future. Monitoring your cash flow may
also help you to determine assets in your portfolio which are over-and

6 Using a Technological Advantage

Innovative digital tools can
provide you with access to valuable property information simply by clicking a
button. There are numerous real estate tools and apps for property owners that
you can take advantage of to create wealth.

7. Using the Right Professionals

While it might not be necessary
when beginning, engaging with a team of professionals should be considered as
your portfolio expands. You need a list of qualified professionals, such as estate and leasing
agents, tax practitioners, attorneys, architects, construction contractors,
electricians, plumbers, and valuators, among others, depending on the type of
portfolio you’re seeking. Although some of these experts’ services can be
expensive, in the long run the investment will be worth it.

Finally, establishing a
long-term relationship with a private banker who knows and understands your
financial goals and priorities and can provide creative, carefully thought-out
solutions to help you grow your property empire.

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