Secrets to Success as a Multi Family Investor

Published February 1, 2017
by Mark Kenney
Secrets to Success as a Multi Family Investor – Using your money for a profitable venture is what everybody wants. Nobody wants their investment to perform badly or for them to get a rate of return on their investment which is lesser than the original amount invested. Unfortunately, being an investor is laced with risks and perils either side of a path to success.

A safe way to invest money for a greater monetary return is investing your money in multifamily real estate. But how does one guarantee whether or not they will be a success in multifamily real estate investing. Here is a look at some secrets to being a successful multifamily investor.


One cannot succeed at any task unless and until they fully believe in what they are doing. Investing in multifamily real estate is not just about identifying a property, buying it and renting out. It requires long term dedication. The investor needs to be involved with his real estate options, preparing deals and working on finding the right deals.

Money to Start

As an investor, the saying put your money where your mouth is applies literally. To make your mark in multifamily real estate investments, you need to invest your money into the property of your choice first and foremost. If the investment bears fruit, the investor can expand their operations with confidence even applying for loans if need be.

Put Your Time Into it

At the end of the day, it can all come down to time. One cannot really put all of their effort and commitment into the job as long as they aren’t ready to commit to being a multifamily real estate investor full time. There are people who manage their investments with their professional life, but that would usually mean hiring someone else to look after the day to day maintenance of the property, etc. For a multifamily real estate venture to be successful, the investor needs to put their time into it.

Plan Your Investment

Any decision which involves the use of money needs to be taken with careful deliberations. An investment decision is not just any run of the mill financial decision; it can potentially decide the fate of all the money you had saved up. The secret to becoming a successful multifamily real estate investor is planning for everything and leaving nothing on chance.

These are some of things to consider if you want to be a success as a multifamily real estate investor.

About the Author

Mark Kenney
Mark Kenney is a seasoned real estate investor, entrepreneur and founder of Think Multifamily. Mark started his real estate career over 25 years ago and has extensive experience in property valuation, acquisition, and operations. He has a passion for helping others succeed in the multifamily arena.