Although it is tempting for investors to underestimate the risks that arise with the investment of rental property for the first time, there are several reasons why a good investment in theory quickly turns into an unprofitable venture. Among these factors that can create or destroy your investment are:
Vacancy rates: the important factor in creating an acceptable profit margin in a rental dwelling is to keep it rented to keep the cash flow that will affect the income return. And to reduce the vacancy rates you will need to advertise your property to get the proper tenant in the shorter time possible.
Evacuations: For the first time, without effective tenant screening methods, landlords usually lease to unskilled tenants, which often requires evacuation, which in turn will cost a lot to the investor. Then it’s better to learn some tenant screening methods to avoid accepting the wrong ones.
Large maintenance costs: In general, tenants will not invest in the maintenance of their homes, such as property owners will do and as result, there will be some minor issues that need maintenance but not that urgent. These growing minor maintenance issues require expensive repairs when accumulated through time. The best thing to do in this case is to organize regular inspection visits to your rented property in a nice way that will not make your tenants uncomfortable or angry.
Last Updated: 4/20/2020 1:44:56 PM