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You are Your Best Real-Estate Asset

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There are many different real-estate assets you can invest in, from commercial offices and single-family homes to office buildings and retail stores, each with unique costs and risks. However, none of these can compete with the highest-yielding asset — you.

You are the best real-estate asset because it’s your confidence and expertise that guide your investment decisions and produce results. And you’ll only succeed in this industry by consistently making the best strategic choices.

Investing in yourself first is a formula that has worked for many of today’s real-estate entrepreneurs and is an approach that will work for you.

Here are four reasons why you should prioritize investing in yourself.

Related: He Went From Being Broke to Selling More Than $1 Million a Day in Real Estate

Real estate is considered one of the best investment vehicles since it naturally increases in value over time, especially with the right improvements and operational strategies. Optimizing rents, replacing windows and other enhancements will gradually raise the value of your real-estate asset.

For example, commercial real-estate values increased by 11% in the past year, as reported by Green Street’s Commercial Property Price Index. The CCIM Institute also notes the compounding returns of appreciation and improvements, estimating a 10% increase in property value yields a 50% markup on an investor’s 20% down-payment investment.

Likewise, your character, expertise and potential are........

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