The luxury real estate game can be daunting, but it’s been around for a long time, and if you are just getting into it, there are many experienced people whose mistakes can inform your decisions. By avoiding their mistakes, you can invest like a pro! In our last blog, we discussed the common mistakes of failing to plan, doing it alone, and trapping yourself. Today, we have three more common mistakes for you to avoid!

Moving Too Quickly

  • Inexperienced property investors commonly make this mistake. They get impatient and overconfident. When they get impatient, they oversimplify the process. They don’t take the time to investigate the market, the deal, and costs, which makes them vulnerable. Simply assuming that a property will appreciate isn’t enough, because it doesn’t always do that. Once you put funds into a property, you are stuck with it. If you don’t know how to assess essential areas, get a professional you trust to get the lay of the land. You’ll have a guide moving forward, and you’ll enjoy being able to confidently make decisions.
  • The Porches at Steamboat is proud to offer vacation homes for sale that hold their value and offer visitors the best experience of Steamboat possible. We will always put you first, and we keep a close watch on the market in order to keep all of our clients in the know.

Failing to Do Homework

  • Your finances are integral to the rest of your life, and they should not be invested lightly. That means finding an expert advisor with lots of experience, but it means more than that. You need to be well-informed, too. If you aren’t, you’re vulnerable. What if your advisor isn’t as trusted as you assumed? What if he or she doesn’t act with your best interests in mind?
  • The good news is, it’s possible to protect yourself without getting official training. Take the time to read articles and books about luxury real estate. Learn from the mistakes of those who have invested before you. We also recommend you connect with your local chapter of the National Real Estate Investors Association (NREIA). They will hold helpful meetings and give talks on many different helpful topics. If you don’t have a local chapter, connect with someone who has invested before.

Over-Paying

  • This one is pretty obvious – nobody wants to pay too much for a property. The problem is, many people don’t know they’re doing it. They’ll do an analysis and make mistakes, which leads to them paying too much. So what can you do? Find an agent or advisor with a reputation you trust. A good advisor will be able to analyze things accurately, taking into account the time of year and property trends. He or she will know when a seller is asking for too much and trying to take advantage of you.
  • We also recommend you do your own research. Invest time to ensure you invest the right amount of money and have the ability to enjoy your property without worry.

At The Porches at Steamboat, we offer coveted luxury real estate in whole, half, and fractional ownership. Not only that, when you stay in our intimate, world-class neighborhood, you get access to all the best services. This includes a private shuttle that can take you anywhere around Steamboat Springs, as well as a heated pool and jetted hot tub. We can even do your grocery shopping for you before you arrive! We are unlike any other community in Steamboat. We are here to help you make the best decision when it comes to investing with us.

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