If financial stability and/or freedom via real estate investments is your goal, real estate comps cannot be the only thing that you study. Knowledge builds confidence and destroys fear. If you are starting any kind of business you need to learn the ups and downs of that business. With any subject, they best way to master it is to read as much as you can about it. The key is once you know it, you have to apply what you have learned. Learning and reading is just one step to take. There are thousands of books on the market about real estate investing and everyone has something you can learn from. You don’t just want to read real estate investing books though. You also want to fill yourself with motivational and leadership books. Every successful person that I know is a reader, and they all spend at least thirty minutes a day reading something that will teach them about improving their business or helping themselves to become a better person.
Taking time to slow down and make sure that your investment education is solid, is important to the growth of your business and your ability to weather any storms that may come along.