8 Real Estate Investing Strategies (without actually managing properties)

Real estate investing has never been easier…..

We all know that if we want to build wealth, we can’t do it by investing $100 a month into a mutual fund.

Well, yes you will do it over time — and build wealth in the long run.

💵💵 But, for those that are building wealth a lot quicker; they are doing things differently.


Of all the options I shared, #8 is the one I’m excited about: Fundrise.

It’s an online crowdfunding option that allows you to get started for as little as $500.

That’s it!

You can read more about Fundrise here:

Fundrise Review: How to Invest in Corporate Real Estate With a Small Investment

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One of the things you hear most often is people building wealth by investing in real estate.

Real estate investing can be intimidating and risky. I am going to share with you my Top 8 ways to invest in real estate — without managing properties. 🏘️

➡️ 1. Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) [1:59]

This is kind of like mutual funds – but they track specific markets. They are not actively managed and focus on meeting market averages. Vanguard Real Estate Fund is a popular choice but there are lots of options.

➡️ 2. Real Estate Mutual Funds [6:12]

These have a focus on real estate and work to outpace what the average is. They are actively managed so you can expect some higher fees. But, you should expect a higher return.

➡️ 3. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) [9:03]

A REIT is a company that specializes in real estate. They own and usually operate income-producing real estate. This could include commercial properties ranging from apartments and shopping malls to warehouses and hospitals.

➡️ 4. Invest in a Real Estate Focus Company [12:25]

An example of this type of company would be ReMax. These companies help you buy and sell homes or commercial properties.

➡️ 5. Invest in home construction [12:45]

These companies do not manage properties. An example of this type of company is Pulte Homes. There are hundreds of these companies – I’m sure you can find one in your area.


Online Brokers to Buy ETFs, Mutual Funds or Stocks:

TD Ameritrade




Ally Financial


➡️ 6. Hire a property manager [14:22]

You can buy a house, duplex or apartment complex to generate rental income. But who wants the headache of dealing with that? Hire a property manager to take care of all of the details for you.

➡️ 7. Real Estate Notes [16:33]

A private real estate note requires you to lend money to individuals that buy properties and fix them up to flip or rent.

➡️ 8. Online Real Estate Options [17:32]

This is my favorite! You can get into this for about $500 and you can do it all from your computer at home. My favorite company for this right now is Fundrise.

The process is similar to peer-to-peer lending but you are not investing into notes or loaning people money. Instead, you are pooling your funds with others.


🏘Online Real Estate Investing with Fundrise



🙁 Have you had a failed real estate investment like me?

🤔 Have you ever considered investing in real estate?

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35 thoughts on “8 Real Estate Investing Strategies (without actually managing properties)”

  1. Jeff, the market has been going strong for a number of years now, lately there seems to be some correction, but do you expect the market to drop like 2008 in the near future?

  2. You make the best videos because you’re genuine. Thx. I like the idea of having a Management Company manage a home but then again I don’t know. Seems like it would be stressful nonetheless.

  3. Hey Jeff, I live in California but I'm thinking of getting my first rental property in texas (because California prices may kill me) and having a property management company help me. I found one that I thought was a really good deal. It's a condo in a complex with over 300 units with 94% occupancy and the average rent is twice what the mortgage will be. The scary part is I'm doing all my research online (I figured it's ok cos we are in the digital age after all right?) and I will be talking to the agent tonight. What do you think?

  4. Hi Jeff, I currently work for a REIT.. would you suggest that I invest more than 1% in my company? I'm new to the whole investing thing and I would love to get some advise outside of my company. Thank you.

  5. lemme be clear……. im in new york i need and want a mentor. im a new real estate agent and i am interested in investing in real estate. i knw you are r in nashville so it may be a stretch but i am willing to pay! if thats not possible can you do a video on finding mentors, u may have done this already, if you have may i have the link, ill look threw all your vids when i get a chance but any info or help would be greatly appreciated. i appreciate n love your videos so much, Thnk You!!!

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