Consider how much you can rent a property for when you’re determining its value.

Consider how much you can rent a property for when you’re determining its value. This can elevate the property value and also give you plenty of extra money as you collect rent each year. Then, when you resell, your profit will be bigger.

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You may want to use a property management service. Although it’ll cost some of the profits you make, it can be well worth it. These companies will find reliable tenants and handle needed repairs. This will allow you to focus on other potential money makers.

Hire a property manager who can screen tenants. You must make sure the tenants are reliable. Otherwise, you will quickly begin to lose on your investment.

You can also pick up commercial properties to add to your portfolio and not just residential properties. Commercial properties can amount to rentals for the long term, which can be very lucrative. A strip mall, for example, may increase your capital gains tenfold.

Try improving your book keeping. Some people have good intentions, but you don’t want to fall behind with bookkeeping at any point. There is a ton of other items to be concerned with in real estate investing. Good accounting practices are important, though. Get your bookkeeping skills up to par to save yourself trouble later.