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Gatwala Commercial Hub , Faisalabad is Punjab’s biggest and Pakistan’s second largest mixed use, real estate project. It has a covered area of over 3.1 million sq. ft.

This mega project, designed and developed by Shah Nawaz Associates, is located, at the junction of Canal Expressway and Lahore Sheikhupura Road. The road in front of the GCH project, has an average traffic count of 30 vehicles per minute. become, the city’s next mega center for trade, commerce, industries as well as residential projects.

 

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How to be successful real estate investors in Pakistan

One of the most common questions new real estate investors in Pakistan ask is – “How to be successful real estate investors in Pakistan?”

Investing in real estate can be successful, but it can be challenging and hazardous as well. Joint ventures, wholesaling, and property management are just a few of the ways that investors can benefit from real estate. It also takes a bit of security to be successful in this competitive field.

It must be kept in mind that to succeed in real estate, one should have a particular set of skills, knowledge and abilities.

This blog brings you a list of things that you need to know if you want to become a successful real estate investor in Pakistan.

 

  1. Make a plan

Real estate investors must engage in their activities as business professionals to set and achieve short-term and long-term goals. Developing a business plan is a good idea, as it allows investors to see the big picture, helping you focus on the big goals rather than the minor downsides that do not add value to your business.

 

Real estate investing can be complex and demanding, and a solid plan can keep investors organized and focused.  For example, the project would include estimated disbursements and cash inflows from rentals, how many units to own, when teams can be renovated or upgraded, demographic changes, and anything else that may affect your investment over time.

 

In planning, you must establish what you are looking for. We are clear that we are looking for properties to buy and use for rent in our case. But what types of properties fit into your strategy?

It would be best if you left it in writing, to be very clear about what you will ask the real estate agencies to find you.

 

  1. Market information

Influential real estate investors gain in-depth knowledge of their chosen markets, such as narrowing down a particular geographic region and targeting residential versus commercial properties. By staying abreast of current trends, including changes in consumer spending habits, mortgage rates, and the unemployment rate, to name a few, real estate investors can recognize current conditions and plan for the future. This allows them to predict when trends will change, creating potential opportunities for the prepared investor.

  1. Be honest

Real estate investors are generally not bound by any specific ethical commitment. While this scenario would be easy to take advantage of, the most successful real estate investors maintain high ethical standards. Since people are concerned about real estate investing, an investor’s reputation is likely to be widespread. Influential real estate investors know that it is better to be fair than to see what they can achieve.

 

  1. Develop a niche

Investors need to develop the approach to gain the insight necessary for their success. Creating this level of understanding in a particular field is an integral part of long-term success. Once an individual market is mastered, the investor can move into additional areas using the same in-depth approach. Some niches may include high-end residential housing, low-income multi-unit housing, or rural farm remodeling.

 

  1. Encourage referrals

Referrals generate a significant portion of a real estate investor’s business, so investors must treat others with respect. This includes business partners, associates, customers, tenants, and anyone with whom the investor has a business relationship. Influential real estate investors pay attention to detail, listen and respond to complaints and concerns, and present their business positively and professionally. This creates the kind of reputation that makes others interested in working with those investors.

 

  1. Stay informed

As with any business, it is essential to be up to date with the laws, regulations, terminology and trends that underpin the real estate investor business. Investors who lag behind the momentum of their companies will lose and the legal consequences if laws are ignored or broken. Successful real estate investors remain adept at adapting to any regulatory change or economic trend. Also, stay up-to-date with real estate, tax and loan laws and regulations that may directly or indirectly affect your business.

 

  1. Understanding the risks

Investors in the stock market are inundated with periodic warnings about the underlying risks of investing and the potential for losses. However, real estate investors are more likely to see ads stating the opposite – it’s easy to make money in real estate. Prudent real estate investors understand the risks in terms of real estate transactions and the legal implications involved and adjust their businesses to reduce those risks.

 

  1. Invest in an accountant

Taxes comprise a significant portion of a real estate investor’s annual costs. Today’s tax laws can be complicated and time-consuming for the business in question. Savvy real estate investors enlist the services of a reputable, qualified accountant to handle the company’s books. Accountant costs can be negligible compared to the savings a professional can bring to the business.

 

  1. The commitment

Without a clear commitment on your part, you will not be able to achieve it. It would be best if you were fully committed to dedicating an amount of your time to the process. Otherwise, the day-to-day will take you ahead. You will also have to commit to developing your skills and mindset, and you should even be committed to investing your money when the time comes.

 

  1. Analysis

One of the primary skills that you will have to develop is to analyze an opportunity correctly. This may seem simple to you, but it is not so simple.  After finding a possible option, you should be able to calculate, for example, what is the potential profitability of that investment, if it will generate a positive cash flow, if there is potential for revaluation, the taxes to be paid or the cost that the reform will entail.

How do you intend to decide whether or not it is an excellent opportunity without being able to do these calculations? At first, it may seem complicated, but with a bit of experience, you will see that it is not so complex.

 

  1. Financing

If you intend to live on income, you will understand that you must create a scalable model. At this point, financing takes on particular relevance as it is critical to scale the model. Without funding, you won’t be able to scale it.

 

Here we must decide how we pay the investment that we have previously analyzed and has passed all our filters. You can choose between a mortgage loan, find partners, or even buy without financing. Any option is valid, and you must select the one that best fits your situation and risk profile.

 

  1. The purchase

When you buy something, you give money in exchange for a good or service. If you are a professional investor, you should aim to buy below the market. In this way, the equation must be fulfilled: the price paid <the value of what you buy.

Warren Buffet already told us, “Never be afraid to ask for too much when you sell or offer too little when you buy.” So you will have to be patient until you find something that fits you and develops negotiation skills to get the best possible price.

 

So, these are some things that you need to know if you want to become a successful real estate investor in Pakistan. We hope this blog will help you in becoming a very successful real estate investor.

If you have any other questions or suggestions, leave a comment in the comment section below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Until then,

Happy investing!

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