You normally hear the term “diversification” from financial planners and stock brokers. But you don’t hear the term used so often when it comes to real estate investing. The goal of diversification, regardless of the investment, is to reduce the investor’s overall risk.
Diversification in real estate is easily achieved by purchasing income-producing properties in different markets around the country. In some cases, investors even purchase property in other countries. By creating a real estate portfolio of income-producing properties across multiple and separate markets, they reduce their exposure to risk.