When you invest in the stock market, you are, in a way, gambling. You’re entrusting your money to the whims of someone else’s company. The stock market is a popular place to invest, but when you invest in it? You don’t really control what happens next.
If you have shares in a company, sure, you might have the option to vote on things like who gets to be on the board of directors, but ultimately, what the company does is out of your hands. You’re just along for the ride.
Real estate is different. When you invest in a property, you have direct control over your investment. You decide exactly what you invest in, and what to do with it! You get to make decisions like:
- What type of property you’re investing in
- Where that property is located
- What kind of market you’re buying in
- What kind of financing do you use
- And perhaps most importantly, how the property is maintained or improved!
That last one is a big one. When you invest in real estate, you have a lot of options. You have a very serious and direct influence over the value of the property. You can choose to improve the condition of the property as you see fit, and in that way directly increase the amount of profit you can make from it, either by reselling it or by renting it out.
If you buy a property, you can do things like renovations that tangibly and immediately make it worth more than it was before. If you invest in the stock market, you’re counting on a company to perform well. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. You don’t get to decide. You don’t have control.
With real estate, you get to make your own decisions as an investor. If a property is underperforming, there are steps you can take to get it in top-notch condition and help it get you the money you want and deserve.
You want to have control over your financial future, right? Making the right investments is key to that. Investing in real estate means you’re handing yourself the reins of your own life. You get to make the decisions, and you get to take control.
About Kendal Slipchuk
KendalSlipchuk.com is a real estate investor. We have been actively involved in Calgary area with our real estate investing. Our mission is to provide quality housing for quality tenants, while at the same time providing an above-average return on investment (R.O.I) for our investor partners and ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!
Kendal offers his investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact Kendal.