The goal of this page is to lead the reader through a roadmap of real estate investing content. There will be a total of 11 "chapters" that the page should ultimately link out to. We envisioned a large header image of a road with houses along it (or something else that conveys the idea of a "real estate journey"). The page should also include an email capture form for readers to access gated content/sign up for full access.
Please see below for a list of the tentative chapter titles (We've also included summary text that you may include -- although it's not a must). Please incorporate this chapter list in the page design:
Is REI Right for You? Real estate investing can be fun! It also can be a headache. Before you make the leap, we’ll walk you through the REI pros and cons, assess your risk tolerance, and help you find even more great ways to get educated.
9 Real Estate Investing Strategies: You’re in for the adventure, but now you'll need to decide which kind of real estate investor you want to be. Do you want to buy-and-hold or fix-and-flip? Can you wait for returns or do you need instant cash flow?
Choosing the Right Type of Investment Property: It’s time to choose the kind of property that best fits your investment portfolio, from residential units to industrial buildings.
Creating an Investing Business Plan (and Free Template): Yes, you need a business plan. We'll show you the why and how. Learn how to forecast cash flow -- and pick the right time to exit.
Building Your Dream Team: When it comes to REI, you shouldn't go it alone. You'll want to recruit a group of experts -- from insurance agents to appraisers -- to help make your investment a success.
5 Great Ways to Find Properties for Sale: You're ready to invest. Here's how you should go about finding that perfect property.
How to Evaluate Potential Investments: Before you make an offer (or even make a site visit), learn how to choose locations, compare similar properties, and time your purchase to maximize cash flow.
Making Your Best Offer: You’ve picked some potential winning investments. We’ll show you how to prepare for a property tour, make an offer, and successfully navigate any negotiations.
How to Pay for REI: Whether you’re an investing newbie or a seasoned pro, you’ll probably need to take out a loan to finance your purchase. Here are your options.
Managing Your New Investment: From repairs to marketing rentals, now that you own it, you own all of the responsibility. Your next decision: Whether to take it all on yourself or outsource property management.
Building A Portfolio: When one property just isn’t enough, we’ll show you how to finance and manage multiple investments.
Picking an Exit Strategy: The best time to think about ending your investment is at the beginning. Learn how to plan for a relative or business partner taking over — or simply begin mapping out when you’ll want to sell.
Ultimately, we will also need a cohesive series of infographics that align with the style/theme of this main page. In your submission, please let us know whether this is something you'll be able to assist with as part of a separate project.