Real estate can be an excellent investment if you have someone educated about the process and knowledgeable about getting great returns. An investment real estate agent is a great choice when looking to invest in a property; they know the industry and come with insightful experience. When looking to invest in a home, you want someone on your team who is an expert. An investment realtor is familiar with investment properties, and they have case studies and references from former clients. Investment real estate agents can help ensure that you are getting the most for your money. Continue reading to see what to look for in an investment real estate agent, so you can start investing today!

How to Find Investment Properties with a Realtor

You might be wondering, “how to find investment properties?” An investment real estate agent is how you find the investment property! They know the hot spots of local areas and the values of homes locally. Understanding the local area is a priceless attribute in real estate. When looking for a property to invest in, you want to make sure you have a list of wants that can meet your criteria. Often investors wish for a nice neighborhood and a suitable size home. Since investment real estate agents are pros, they can narrow down your list and show you properties that suit your needs the most. You want to look for homes that give you the best value and give you the best return for a potential resell or what you can get if you rent out the property. The investment real estate agent will show you the best locations with the highest demands for real estate.

Investment Real Estate Agents Can Help you in the Buying Process.

If you found the home you want to invest in; the investment real estate agent will guide you in the process involved in purchasing a home. They are knowledgeable of mortgage interest rates and will advise you accordingly. Aside from the interest rates, they will also pull local factors such as other property rates and unemployment rates in town that can affect the property value. This vital information is at the hands of the investment real estate agent and not given easily. Lacking the proper knowledge could lead to poor investment decisions. You want an area where people can afford the home if you rent the property, and people tend to live near their jobs. The investment realtor can also inform you what requisite documents are needed to purchase, such as bank statements of two months or more, income tax, accounts for investments, how to complete mortgage applications, etc.

Masters of Networking

You want an investment real estate agent with a winner’s mentality and outstanding networking skills. Investment real estate agents can connect you with the right professional that makes the most of your investment. They have real estate lawyers, appraisers, inspectors, and mortgage professionals on speed dial. All these people play a critical role in giving the best information and guidance when making investment decisions. When working alone, you’ll have to search for the best professionals on your own. Having a good network of professionals on your side is important because you will not be an ordinary buyer. You will be an investor and can offer mutual benefits. This advantage of work relationships can help you stay on top of the real estate industry.

Access to Off-Market Listings

With an investment real estate agent, you have connections to homes that are constantly listed exclusively. With exclusive access to off listings, you can find where these properties are and make a deal on them. If you work alone, you do not have this access. You are far more likely to find a property to invest in with more options than if you only had a few. The investment agent is well connected to buyers and knows the best strategies for purchasing and marketing properties. If you build a great relationship with an investment real estate agent, they can also show your rental property and manage it, which saves you time.

Have a Smooth Purchasing Process with Casa Real Properties!

Working with real estate investors makes investing run smoothly and efficiently. Investment-friendly agents are on top of the market; they keep their clients apprised of opportunities when properties come on the market and let them know what fair market rent values are. They are the right person to help you invest because of their valuable knowledge.

With Casa Real Properties, investment real estate agents help you make better business decisions. We are here to guide you in the investment property journey. The first time a real investment agent meets with you, they will stay with you throughout the journey. Casa Real Property is dedicated to ensuring real estate investors feel confident in their purchasing decisions. We have helped thousands of investors find their investment property. Are you next? Contact Casa Real Properties today!

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About the Author: Nancy Pavic

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Nancy Pavic is an expert in the New Jersey real estate market. For the past 25+ years, she has brokered Casa Real Properties, a well-distinguished real estate office in the Northern New Jersey area. Her prestigious awards include membership into the Top 1% of Realtors, the “Circle of Excellence” award by the New Jersey Association of Realtors, a front page cover spread of Top Agent Magazine, and a recipient of the Mayoral Award for Financial/Real Estate at the 2009 Paterson Women’s History Awards Ceremony.