4 Reasons New Real Estate Investors Fail

by | BiggerPockets.com

When starting out in real estate investing, mistakes are inevitable. But some don’t have to be!

There are common newbie investor errors I’ve seen repeated time and time again. I don’t want you to fall victim to the same cliché missteps that so many others have before you!

Use this insider knowledge to begin your career in real estate on the right path.

Related: Most Top Investors Fail Before They Succeed: Here’s Why You Should, Too

4 Reasons Beginners Fail in Real Estate

More than half of people who get into real estate fail to ever buy a single property. Others buy, fail later, realize investing is hard, and drop out.

Real estate investing is cool! It’s profitable. It literally changed my life. But to realize the most success, do everything possible to avoid these pitfalls:

  1. Lack of Education
  2. Bad Math
  3. Bad Management
  4. Giving Up

Watch the video above where I go into more detail about each mistake and how to avoid or overcome them. If you use the resources available to you—whether it’s books, podcasts, videos, the BiggerPockets community, or insight from other investors—you can achieve success in real estate.

Have you made any of these errors? How did you course correct?

Let’s talk about it in the comment section. 

About Author

Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor, entrepreneur, writer, and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast. He began buying rental properties and flipping houses at age 21, discovering he didn’t need to work 40 years at a corporate job to have “the good life.” Today, with nearly 100 rental units and dozens of rehabs under his belt, he continues to invest in real estate while also showing others the power, and impact, of financial freedom. His writings have been featured on Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, FoxNews.com, Money Magazine, and numerous other publications across the web and in print media. He is the author of The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down, The Book on Rental Property Investing, and co-author of The Book on Managing Rental Properties, which he wrote alongside his wife, Heather. A life-long adventurer, Brandon (along with his wife Heather and daughter Rosie) splits his time between his home in Washington State and various destinations around the globe.

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