Real estate is a business – plain and simple. You’ll need to plan, analyze, negotiate, write offers, manage, market, and sell just like any other form of business. A business does not stay in business for very long if it’s not producing a profit!
In real estate, there’s a certain level of commitment required, but that commitment pays off handsomely. And, unlike many other businesses, real estate allows you to control your hours and set your own schedule. You set the goals you want to achieve, and then you set out to make them happen.
As part of being a businessperson, the most important attitude any investor can have in this field is one of…objectivity! As human beings, we have a tendency to fall in love with certain houses or, conversely, hate them upon sight. Of course, this is a natural tendency since homes at their core represent security, safety, love, family, etc.