A lot of the things that are fun about real estate investing, at least as far as I can tell, are also the things I consider to be some of the major benefits of real estate investing (over a lot of other types of investing). So keep that in mind as you read this article—a lot of these things are reasons that real estate investing is actually an amazing investment strategy. But remember, it is the holidays! The holidays should be a time of joy, happiness, and fun! So hopefully this post will remind you of what you should be having this month, regardless of the chaos that may surround it—fun!
This one is totally obvious. But I wanted to add it in here to remind everyone that while making money is great for financial security and other things, it is also just flat out fun to make money. I can’t imagine anyone contesting me on this one!
There isn’t just one way to do real estate investing—there’s about a million! So you can bend that and flex that in quite a number of ways to make it work for you. Just having those options is fun. Or, I think it is at least. You can bend in any number of directions. You can bend toward what works better for you—or what you like better—or you can bend away from anything you don’t like. This is a very fluid industry!
On a more serious note about the people in REI, it really is an industry where networking is extremely beneficial. Where the fun comes in with the networking, I think, is that it’s one of the few places you get to network with people of all different industries, locations, pay grades, mindsets, life situations, etc. REI, in my experience, tends to attract very interesting people. And I don’t just mean interesting in the people-watching type of way, but people with extraordinary backgrounds, vast life experiences, and a lot of intellect to offer.
Creative Problem Solving
Unlike making money, problem solving may not top everyone’s fun list. I get it. Problems in general aren’t super fun, but if you have an interest in (or a knack for) creative problem solving, real estate investing will be fantastic for you. Not only are there a million different ways to be involved with real estate investing, but we weren’t taught any of them in school. We are forced to figure so much out our own. This may sound like torture to some, but for others it can mean the world is at our fingertips! A lot of jobs don’t allow you to expand to your full potential when it comes to brain power or ability. Real estate investing is just the opposite. Because you aren’t working for anyone but yourself, you can expand as big and as wide as you want to with your brain power, creativity, and problem-solving.