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Investment Group or Clubs: The new way to invest in real estate

By Phil Laboon

The world of real estate is growing by leaps and bounds. This has also led to the development of new and improved innovative buying methods in terms of making an investment. The real-estate investment industry is increasingly seeing the rise of numerous investment groups or clubs. These are essential a collection of like-minded investors who pool together resources to make a real estate investment.

Though this is a new concept, it is becoming a popular choice. This is because of the numerous associated benefits that you can get. One of the basic advantages is that you meet investors from around the world who have the same thoughts on a particular project as you have. Other benefits can include discounts, as you will be purchasing in bulk. The age-old adage, "Too many cooks, spoil the broth" does not work in the context of real estate investments as the more the number of heads, the better the decision making capacity. This is essentially because investment in real estate needs to be backed by information. Knowledge is the key, and it enables you to escape the elaborate lure of bad developers of other companies that manage property.

The increased number of investors also leads to an increase in the power of negotiation. There are certain benefits that only an investor group can demand. A case in point being that you can make a demand for getting your money back at the time of closing. There have been other cases where the group earns some percentage from the top. A primary advantage is that if you are investor group your concerns will be heard. Your voice will become stronger and this will ultimately help your investment as an individual.

When you make an investment in real estate, the most important thing is what choices you have and what selection you make from the numerous choices available. If you are a part of an investment group or club your choice markedly opens up. Suppose you have about 200 investors in your group, then you will have more development projects to choose from then, say when you were a group of just about 50 investors. Moreover, you get your pick from the best of projects. After all, the real estate investment market is all about networking to find the best deals.

Some of the other associated attractions are the free incentives, which some of the real estate investment groups are accorded by the developers. Some of the rewards include, free airfare, free cruises, among others.

However, being part of investments groups is not all a bed of roses. Though you can make your own suggestions, it is the opinion of the majority that counts. You might not like a particular decision, but you will have to go along with it. This is one of the significant drawbacks of being a part of investment groups or clubs. Another disadvantage is the time taken to invest in property. You might want to make an investment immediately for various reasons, but the group might prefer to wait for other reasons.
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