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Building wealth through residential real estate can be a rewarding venture, however, it requires careful planning and execution. AGM has created a guide to help you navigate the process of acquiring residential real estate investments:

Step 1

Identify Your Goals & Budget

The first step in acquiring residential real estate assets is to identify your goals and determine the investment objectives, such as rental income, long-term appreciation, or property flipping. Also, assess your financial situation to establish a budget for the investment. Asking such questions as to location, price point, style, home specs, and other vital questions will help quickly narrow the search.

Step 2

Research the Market

Once your goals are established, conduct thorough market research to identify locations with strong growth potential, rental demand, and favorable economic conditions. Look for areas where property prices are likely to appreciate over time.

Step 3

Secure Funds | Financing

If you don't have enough cash to make the purchase, secure financing through a mortgage or loan. Get pre-approved for a loan to know your budget limit and increase your credibility with sellers. If the investment is a large purchase, or if you are looking for investment partners, real estate syndication is an alternative investing approach. Syndications are a great way to invest in real estate without the substantial capital and time commitments required to own investment property by yourself.

Step 4

Identify & Tour Potential Properties

Search for residential properties that align with your investment goals and budget. Use real estate websites, attend property auctions, and speak with people within your network. Working with a professional real estate firm can help you expedite the process and access off-market investment opportunities.

Step 5

Perform Due Diligence

Once a potential investment property has been identified, conduct thorough due diligence. This includes inspecting the property for any structural issues, evaluating its condition, reviewing past utility bills, and checking the title for any liens or encumbrances.

Step 6

Calculate Potential Returns

Analyze the property's potential returns by estimating rental income and expenses (including property taxes, insurance, maintenance, and management costs). Also, consider potential property appreciation over time.

Step 7

Negotiate the Purchase

Negotiate with the seller to arrive at a mutually acceptable price. Depending on the market conditions, you may have room for negotiation or be required to act quickly in a competitive market.

Step 8

Obtain Professional Advice

Seek advice from real estate professionals such as a broker, attorney and tax professional to ensure all legal aspects are handled correctly, and so that you understand the tax implications of your investment. If you have already retained representation, then your broker should have access to professional resources needed to enable a successful investment.

Step 9

Finalize the Acquisition

Once the negotiation is complete, finalize the acquisition by signing the necessary legal documents, including the purchase agreement and mortgage paperwork.

Step 10

Close the Deal

On the closing day, you'll transfer the funds to the seller, and you'll receive the title to the property. This is when the property officially becomes yours.

The Final Step

Hire Asset | Property Management

You will want to hire an asset | property management company to manage your real estate investment in accordance with the goals for the investment. A professional property management firm will regularly monitor the property's performance, rental income, and expenses. If you are renting the property out, the firm will conduct market reports to ensure strong rental rates, handle tenant screening, rent collections, and maintenance request to protect your investment and keep your tenants satisfied.

AGM Real Estate Group

The current real estate market is competitive. AGM increases your odds of success by using over 40 years of experience, market knowledge, and a large sphere of industry relationships to advise you on the best strategy and approach.

Real estate investing carries inherent risks, so always make informed decisions, and don't hesitate to seek advice to maximize your chances of success.

For more information on building wealth through residential real estate please contact:


Bellevue, Washington 98005


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