There’s so much in life that’s outside of our control. And when you try to seize control, you might get accused of being a “control freak.” In general, we tend to think that the ability to go with the flow is a huge asset to managing our constantly changing and evolving lives.
But, there are times when being controlling is good. Investments are something we think of as a classic risk; you might win big or you might lose a lot and that high risk factor is what makes many stay away from investments that could be making them tons of money. But, what if you could be in control of your investments?
It’s true that some investment options like stocks or bonds are tricky, risky, and hard to be in control of. You’re at the mercy of the people who run those companies you’re investing in. You can’t control whether or not they make some mistake that costs them the company and costs you your investment. With traditional investments, you’re not in control of the business management, you only get to decide when to buy and sell. That uncertainty can be stressful.
The good news is, there’s an investment class that eliminates that uncertainty: real estate. Real estate provides ultimate control by putting the power in your hands to make the big decisions about your investment.
You can choose what kind of real estate you buy based on your specific needs, goals, and financial capabilities. There are plenty of options to choose from, from single family homes to commercial properties to raw, undeveloped land.
You get to choose where you buy real estate, which gives you the flexibility to evaluate different markets and choose the best one for you.
You get to decide when you want to buy real estate, putting full control of the price of your investment into your own hands. If the market price is too high, you can wait for it to lower so that you get the most of your investment.
Lastly, how you buy real estate is extremely negotiable. You have the freedom to negotiate the terms and conditions of the property prior to purchase, which can make you feel secure in your investment.
As an investment class, real estate allows for maximum flexibility, while also giving you complete control of its value. If you find property at a discount, you can purchase it, put work into it, and profit immensely from your investment all without the help of a fund manager. With real estate, the value of your investment is in your hands.
Liezel Layacan is actively involved in the GTA area real estate investing for a number of years. Her mission is to provide quality housing for quality tenants, while at the same time providing an above-average return on investment (R.O.I) for her investor partners and herself. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!
Liezel offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact Liezel.