1. Your original plan was always to sell.

A major mistake made by many real estate investors is to not methodically and patiently develop a plan for how they want to invest in real estate. Impatience often leads to mistakes. The mistake is never knowing if you are on-track, off-track, or when to make adjustments.

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Successful investors, no matter what the measurement used, are investors who make a plan before they start investing and follow that plan. That includes selling perfectly good assets that may be performing as expected. Maybe your plan as an investor was to make certain moves at certain timeframes, and that can include both holding properties forever and selling properties when everyone else thinks you’re crazy!

It is your plan for a reason. Make it. Follow it! You can always change at any point, but if you fail to make a plan at the beginning, you are already in the top percentage of real estate investors.

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