I love talking to investors and prospective investors about the merits of rental real estate. But one questions I hear on a regular basis is, "If real estate investing is so easy, why isn’t everyone doing it?” Obviously every person has their own unique circumstances, but for the most part I've found that there are two big reasons why people don’t invest in real estate.
The first reason why buy and hold investing isn’t more popular is simply a lack of education. Many people are not aware of the benefits of purchasing buy and hold real estate, and they certainly don’t realize how much they could be earning.
That's why I'm so passionate about sharing what I know about real estate investing! There is so much potential for people to build wealth for their family. Unfortunately, most people simply don't know. Big retirement planning companies advertise so they can make a commission, but you don't see commercials for real estate investing, because it doesn't benefit anyone but the investor.
Also, I find that many people are held back by fear. They don’t consider the potential of what could go right, because they’re too focused on their own hesitations and anxieties. I've heard from a lot of people who have considered investing, but they're too fearful about losing their money.
If you’re ready to transform the way you think about money and release your fears, the first thing you should do is find your Financial Freedom Number. When you download the free worksheet, you’ll be better able to understand exactly what financial freedom looks like for you, and how many rental properties you’ll need to acquire. You can overcome your fear about money, but you have to begin working toward it.