Property has suddenly skyrocketed to one of the top biggest profit empires in the world. All you have to do is drive around for half an hour, and you will see at least two big property development sites. Want to know why? Because the world simply has too many people in it. The demand for new build homes, and the demand for younger people to move out of their parents home and into the real world is growing at such a rapid rate. So, yes, we do think there are still business opportunities in real estate, but don’t think this article is going to be all about getting yourself a business name, and popping up a few houses over the next few months. It’s going to take a long time for you to get to the point where you can actually start developing your own properties, but they really do say there’s no time like the present, so let’s figure out how we can you into the business of property development.
The First & Most Basic Step
First of all, you need to have the knowledge. You have to do extensive research about property development, what it entails, what the usual investment is, and just how to go about it. Then, you need to establish yourself with a business name. The sooner you do it, the better. Now, the first few years you’re going to have to get yourself into the property market, and the best way of doing that is to property flip. Here you really will solidify your understanding of the property market, and will no doubt come into contact with property developers who you can start to get a real insight into the business from. You should stack some money up doing this, and can then think about the next step.
Go Big Or Go Home
Even though you’re going big or going home, you can’t just pop up a hundred houses. Boy would the planning permission take years for that. But you could start by doing a smaller plot, say of ten or less. Site investigations will need to be done of the area to ensure you’re picking a safe location to build on, and it will probably still take a hell of a lot of time to get the planning permission. But starting small will make it so much easier to manage, it’ll be done quicker so you can see the profit, and you can begin planning your next move. Always start small, because you never know what’s going to happen, but starting small doesn’t necessarily mean small in the grand scheme of things.
The Risks You’re Taking
You’re definitely going to be taking some risks by doing this, but as long as you take your time with it and get all of the information that you need, the risks should be more than worth it. You will gamble a lot of money in a way, and you do run the risk of all of the complications of selling the houses once the build is complete!
Of course, certain risks are not worth taking, and should probably be considered a little too much. An example would be putting your faith and trust into a mortgage provider who is not necessarily good to trust. How can you know whether you are taking too big a risk here? The simple truth is that you can’t always know, but you can at least do whatever you can to make it as likely as possible to make the right choice.
One way to approach this is to check the lender’s auditing processes. If they are audited by Culp QC then you know that you can probably trust them to be following good protocols in general and taking the right actions. With these kinds of approaches in place, you can be a lot more sure that you are taking only the appropriate risks.