As a beginner property investor or perhaps someone with only a few years in the property market, you may be wondering why everyone always talks about building up your investment portfolio and continuing to invest in more property even after your first successful venture.
If so, this is because who you are talking to has a vast knowledge of how the property sector works. Essentially, for an investor to continue building up wealth and getting the returns back from their investments, they should do everything within their power to continue investing.
What is a property portfolio?
Before diving into why you should be improving and building up your property investment portfolio, we should first define what it means. A property portfolio is the plethora of homes, apartments and other properties you own, whether that be to either sell on to a buyer or to rent out to tenants. Having multiple properties is essential for a property portfolio to be successful.
Typically, people will invest in various different cities and sometimes spread out their investments across the world. That is the beauty of property investment and today’s technology. With the use of VR and CGI, investors are able to make purchases from halfway across the world, without ever leaving their home or office.
Most of the time, investors will have a property portfolio if they wish to continue their success in the future. However, you should keep in mind that only having one property doesn’t make you an inexperienced or bad investor, it just means you should look towards also having a job while investing. On the other hand, investors who are able to live off their rental income from multiple properties may choose not to work in employment and instead focus solely on their property career.
Focus on area
Successful investors will also tell you that the key to success other than owning multiple properties is to focus on the area of your investment. If you’re investing in a buy to let, this is especially important. According to the best places to invest guide on the RWinvest website; Liverpool, Sheffield, and Newcastle are all strong cities to invest your money since they provide investors with capital growth on their property as well as being high demand areas.
Focusing on these highly lucrative cities for your investment will mean you continue to reach levels of success now and in the future too. Doing your research is key when deciding on an area to invest in, most of the time, cities with lots of planned regeneration are the ones that improve through the years.
Take Liverpool as an example; house prices are growing faster than ever before in the city center, due to vast regeneration projects such as Project Jennifer and Liverpool Waters. Any investor wanting to build up their portfolio with more properties should look somewhere similar to Liverpool, if not looking at Liverpool itself.
How to build up your portfolio
The simple answer to this is: buy more properties! However, we all know this isn’t entirely as easy as it sounds. You must ensure every purchase is secure and will remain profitable in the future. Due diligence is critical when you’re investing in multiple properties and building up your portfolio. Ensuring you conduct due diligence on every company you want/plan to work with is essential for minimizing risk and ensuring you have a smooth investment process.
Building up your property portfolio will only work if you’re willing to put in the effort and do your research first. After all, success won’t come handed to you on a plate, and you have to go out there and work for it. If you do this, later in life you will be financially rewarded for all your hard work, time and effort.