When it comes to real estate investing, here are several key questions you may want to ask yourself:

  • Are my investments on the right track?
  • Do I create enough cash flow to justify keeping the investment?
  • How can I be sure that my property management company is not stealing from me?

Investors should know the answers to these questions daily. Managing your property by the numbers will help to ensure that your property is managed effectively, your returns are adequate, and your management team is a good fit for you and your property. Analyzing the numbers will help you to figure out how your property is performing, what you can do to improve your profits, and also how to distinguish what problematic areas you can provide solutions to. In order to achieve these goals, you need to have accurate numbers to work with.

Most people do not like the task of bookkeeping because it can be tedious and boring. It certainly is not the most exciting part of being an investor, but it is vital to your success since steady cash flow is the life line of your real estate business. To make sure your property is performing efficiently, you must first understand your property’s financial health. Let’s take a look at how meticulous bookkeeping can help ensure you make the right management decisions with your properties.

Real Estate Financial Health Checklist

1. Monitoring the Expenses of Your Property: To keep your property within your budget, it is important to keep detailed records of your expenses. When evaluating which repairs are reasonable enough to undertake, you must look at the numbers before committing to any huge repair or improvement projects on your investment property. While undergoing a big improvement project, you will want to make sure to …read more