Tyler's Mistake of the Month Newsletter

Monthly Solutions FOr Real Estate Investors

Vol.1 Issue 6

The Power of Patience: Real Estate Investing is a Marathon, Not a Sprint!

Tyler Sheff - Cash Flow Guys

Tyler Sheff

Michael Marino - Cash Flow Guys

Michael Marino


How it happens…

In the world of real estate investing, it's easy to get caught up in the promise of quick profits and rapid portfolio growth. However, it's crucial to understand that true wealth creation through real estate often takes time. It involves carefully choosing the right properties, maintaining them, dealing with tenants, and watching the market trends. It's not merely a transactional process but a journey of growth that requires persistence, effort, and, above all, patience.


Ways to avoid the mistake:

A vital element of fostering patience in real estate investing is managing expectations. Often, investors are lured by stories of overnight fortunes made in real estate. However, these are exceptions rather than the rule. Most successful real estate investors have built their wealth gradually, brick by brick, over many years. Therefore, set realistic expectations from your real estate investments. Understand that it might take time to secure the first tenant, deal with maintenance issues, or witness property appreciation. 

Additionally, adopt a proactive approach towards learning. The real estate market is dynamic, and there's always something new to learn – be it evolving market trends, investment strategies, or regulatory changes. Use the time you have in the initial stages of your investment journey to educate yourself. Attend workshops, join real estate investor groups, read industry reports and forecasts. This learning will not only make you a more informed investor but also help you make better investment decisions, thereby increasing your chances of long-term success.


How to deal with the mistake:

Remember, real estate investing is not a sprint, but a marathon. It's about consistency and resilience in the face of challenges. So, if you find yourself eager for quick results or feeling discouraged by temporary setbacks, remind yourself of your long-term goals. Revisit your investment plan, adjust it if necessary, but always keep moving forward, one step at a time, with patience and perseverance.