Real estate crowdfunding – industry deceptions that are happening now!

Property Investment - Real estate crowdfunding is the latest buzz word

It's a chance for many a conman and slippery shark to offer up investments that never made the grade before and shouldn't make the grade now. But with so many inexperienced investors jumping on the bandwagon without the necessary framework for investing, the necessary knowledge of the rules that apply to the game and the network of trusted advisors to keep them out of harm's way, it's becoming a slaughterhouse.

Real estate crowdfunding has the promise of allowing the 'every person' access to deals often thought to be reserved for the wealthy and elite. The truth is the name may have changed, but the game is the same.

My book 'Real Estate Crowdfunding - How to Research and Assess a Real Estate Crowdfunding Deal While Avoiding The Pitfalls!' explains how to avoid the problems of obvious investment scams, investment company's bad business models and attempts to defraud.

This video is a presentation I gave at the EPIC conference in Singapore in 2014. The video is 25 minutes long so here's the summary of the 10 points covered:

  1. Property valuation deception
  2. Rent received deception
  3. Vendor finance deception
  4. Loan security deception
  5. Guarantees and buy-backs deception
  6. Area deception
  7. Management teams experience deception
  8. The future market deception
  9. Exit strategy deception
  10. Legal recourse deception

These lessons are learnt from Brett's 20-years experience in real estate and are applicable to every transaction, not just crowdfunded ones. This is a key understanding because many crowdfunding gurus will tell you it's all new...

Remember a key fundamental - the best deal in property comes along every day. If I don't buy today there will be another deal come along tomorrow which is just as good if not better.

If you are interested in investing into direct property or a crowdfunding opportunity then call the team on +44 (0)207 923 6100

Live with passion and fun,
Brett Alegre-Wood

Brett Alegre-Wood
February 7, 2015

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