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

In 2005, Matt founded The DeRosa Group along with his wife, Elizabeth. At the time, the two person company owned and managed two assets – a single family home and a duplex. Over the last nine years, they have grown the company to a 12 person team owning and managing over five million dollars in residential and commercial assets throughout the central NJ and Philadelphia area. One of DeRosa’s mantras is “to make money while making a difference.”


  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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