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Starting real estate businesses that win clients rapidly

by Groshan Fabiola I try to cover as many topics as I can

Real estate is definitely not for everyone. People who want to enter this territory must learn a few things about running real estate businesses, which is not exactly easy. Starting businesses from scratch takes years and a lot of determination and knowledge beforehand. Real estate is full of ups and downs and you must be prepared to face the risks that may show up in your way. Many real estate businesses fail, even though the investment was considerable. That happens because of the lack of clients, which is a result of bad audience targeting. This article will sum up the steps you must take to start a real estate business that wins clients faster than you planned.

Step 1: the initial business plan

In all businesses, the initial plan will dictate how things will run in the first year. It might not seem as important at first, but you’ll start noticing its values when you get lost in details. Your business plan is the clearest map you can create for your business progress. In fact, real estate is a domain that makes the business plan a paramount step. You are going to plan each little detail about your future company. Setting goals and noticing what direction you must follow is the first step you need to tackle. This way, you will understand the real estate project better and you’ll know what to do next. In real estate, you can’t skip any step. Here’s what your business plan must contain:

·         The executive summary: in one page, you must specify your vision on the future company and the purpose of it

·         Targeting: here is where you describe the potential customers of your business and some details about demographics and people’s interests in your area

·         Competitors: this is the category where you assess what strengths and weaknesses your competitors have on the market and determine whether you have (or must create) a competitive advantage

·         HR: include details about the skills and experience your future employees must possess in order to bring the expected results

·         Vendors and partners: specify what outside sources you need for your project and what suppliers you will choose for future collaborations

·         Marketing: find methods to promote your brand and communicate your messages to the large public effectively

·         Operations and finances: state some details about how you want to run your real estate project in the following year and how much money you need to start it; add some projections for the profitability of the company in the first quarter

Step 2: market research and target audience

As mentioned before, many people start real estate businesses, but not all become profitable. The reason behind this is bad market research and poor targeting when it comes to audience. In order to make sure that your business is going to attract clients rapidly, you must identify potential problems and check out solutions for them. In real estate, you need to collect all the relevant information regarding the location you want to start the business in. Are people looking for places to stay? What is the price range they are willing to offer for a home?

Try to get clues about all the things that could affect your business’ profitability in the future and be efficient in targeting your audience. Only after completing this step you can decide what your real estate company is going to offer. Express in quantitative and qualitative terms, so that you can properly speculate the prospective findings. Sales and purchases will dictate your company’s road to success.

Step 4: deal with financing

You must understand financial ratios to keep your business in the appropriate parameters. There are some principal ratios that you should keep in mind when building a business: liquidity, efficiency, profitability and valuation. These will keep things running smoothly when you no longer know what to do with money. Understand your assets, liabilities, receivables and revenues. The return on capital is important in terms of profitability, so keep an eye on it. If you struggle with financial debt, get informed about the options you have to get rid of it as fast as possible.

Step 5: choose your partners wisely

A good partner can be a useful tool for businesses that want to become profitable as fast as possible. In real estate, choosing trustful suppliers is a must. First of all, clients won’t buy properties from you if you don’t choose quality materials for the buildings. Partnerships might help you spend less money, but obtain the result you wish. Suppliers will be responsible for how the outcome looks like and will influence the decisions of your potential buyers. Get reputable partners and clients will never cease to appear. It’s a matter of image and popularity, so be careful when you associate your brand’s name with others. 


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