Friday, January 4, 2013

Investing in Atlanta Real Estate (re-post)

This weekend, I attend a Real Estate Wealth Conference 2012 in Atlanta held by a prominent individual in the real estate community. There was a wealth of information shared... my brain is actually still on overload. The focus of the conference was investing in real estate. I pride myself in continually learning and staying abreast of what is going on in real estate. Especially, the market I service. Over the past few months, there has been an influx of investor activity, and most are from oversees. Unlike the traditional "flipping" of houses, these investors are purchasing properties to add to their investment portfolio. For example, John from the U.K. wants to add 20 properties to his portfolio over the next six months. John then rents these property out which gives him monthly cash flow and after holding these properties for 5 to 20+ years, he sells when the market is at a peak. The amount of his profit depends on many factors, but he is slated to see a significant investment. A much bigger return than if he were to park his money in a cd that is paying a less than 1% return.

So how does, John in the U.K. find, renovate, and manage all of his investment properties. He doesn't! The one thing John has to do is find a team of people he knows, likes, and trusts, in addition to funding the venture of course. John contracts me to be his Realtor. Through building a relationship with John, I understand his overall goal, what properties he is interested in, and most importantly, I understand the Atlanta market where John wants to invest! John then contracts a Contractor with a team to renovate to investment properties. And lastly, he contracts a Property Management company to manage the properties. Believe you me, John does not want to deal with the call at 2am from his tenant who is upset that the toilet won't stop leaking. John is in it for the long term gain... not the headaches.

If you having been thinking about investing in Atlanta real estate or looking to put a portion of your retirement portfolio in real estate, contact me at (404) 857-2508 to get the ball rolling. Interest rates are at an all time low and they are not predicted to stay that way for long!

Natasha Liburd Bazile is a Realtor with Keller Williams Atlanta Partners and the Lead Home Stager with Heart of Decor in Georgia (virtual services available). She prides herself in being a guide to her clients and finds fulfillment in helping them achieve their goals.

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