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Flipping a property is simply the practice of selling it as soon as you buy it, perhaps even at the same closing. At the latest, flippers tend to begin preparing to sell a property the day that he or she buys. Some will even begin the process prior to buying the property, though this is risky business. However one goes about doing it, flipping inevitably entails a mad rush to the auction block, as an empty property is always a liability.

Minnesota real estate investing can be seen as a difficult subject, but that's only because there are so many choices to make. As an investor, you have a virtually unlimited unlimited array of ways to profit. But that means that you must have the ability to choose wisely. You have to choose the extent to which you'll learn about each aspect of real estate investing, whom to add to your team, where to find properties, whether or not a property is the right one for you, and so on.

A key decision you'll inevitably face is how you'll use a piece of property once you have purchased it. You might not be the type of real estate investor who wants to purchase a piece of property and keep it in your possession it for an extended period of time. You may not want to have to grapple with property managers and tenants or to see to the maintenance of a piece of real estate. If these activities do not appeal to you in the slightest, the other option at your disposal is flipping.

However, when you hold a property, you have the opportunity to raise that property's value. If you manage to find a really great deal, the price you paid for it will probably be a drop in the bucket compared to what you stand to make from it, and when you do decide to sell it, you'll be able to do so at your leisure and get more than you would have by flipping.

This is true particularly if the property is a multi-family dwelling like an apartment high-rise. If it is a good property in a good area, and you maintain it, occupancy is probably going to stay up. With a property like that, your profit tends to increase exponentially. If you manage your property well, this is almost guaranteed.

On the topic of property management, you will have to choose whether you'll perform that function yourself or hire a company to do that for you. If you own a particularly large property, or if you have many properties, you'll probably have to employ a manager. Ken McElroy, author of “The ABCs of Real Estate Investing,” strongly suggests that you employ a real estate management company so that your talents and your time will be used more efficiently elsewhere.

Those are the types of things you'll have to keep in mind as a property owner.

Ultimately, however, whether you decide to flip a property or hold on to it hinges chiefly on how you'd prefer to spend your time. Maybe you thrive on the fast-paced work that flipping entails. Perhaps the adrenaline rush feels like an adventure to you. In that case, you ought to educate yourself on the proper way to flip properties (which is to wait till you own a property to sell it and not to approach buyers at the very closing where you obtained a piece of property).

However, if the idea of caring for a property seems like it would appeal to you, then purchasing and holding a property may be right for you. Depending on your particular skill set, you personally may be able to make more money working one way as opposed to another. It's completely up to you.

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