The Easiest Way to Become a Successful Real Estate Investor

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You probably don’t just want to be a real estate investor—you want to be a successful one.

In order to do so, first you need to figure out what success means to you. Then, once you’ve defined what you’re striving to achieve, setting goals is key. And setting goals that align with your strengths is even better.

Related: How to (Legally) Copycat Your Way to Success in Real Estate

What Do You Want to Achieve?

Your vision of success might look vastly different than other people’s. Maybe you’re a great salesperson and want to make deals, so wholesaling is right for you. Maybe you have construction skills or are an expert negotiator, so you’d be a good fit for fix and flips. Or if your thing is systemization and processes, maybe landlording is going to be your forte.

The skills you possess are unique to you, so your path toward success in real estate will likely be unique, too.

Here’s some advice on getting what you want out of real estate investing.

How do you define success as a real estate investor? What are your goals? How do you plan to achieve them?

I’d love to hear from you in a comment below.

About Author

Matt Faircloth

Matt Faircloth, Co-founder & President of the DeRosa Group, is a seasoned real estate investor. The DeRosa Group, based in historic Trenton, New Jersey, is a developer and owner of commercial and residential property with a mission to “transform lives through real estate." Matt, along with his wife Liz, started investing in real estate in 2004 with the purchase of a duplex outside of Philadelphia with a $30,000 private loan. They founded DeRosa Group in 2005 and have since grown the company to owning and managing over 370 units of residential and commercial assets throughout the east coast. DeRosa has completed over $30 million in real estate transactions involving private capital including fix and flips, single family home rentals, mixed use buildings, apartment buildings, office buildings, and tax lien investments. Matt Faircloth is the author of Raising Private Capital, has been featured on the BiggerPockets Podcast, and regularly contributes to BiggerPockets’s Facebook Live sessions and educational webinars.


  1. Bricarra Silva

    I loved this. I’m currently new to the business. I love the idea, the concept, and for what every person stands for it, I think is unique. My goals are to have the wedding my boyfriend and I dreamed of, to purchase a home for my family to come back to, to give back to my parents and to be able to travel and maybe one day be an inspiration.

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