Why is Real Estate Considered One of the Safest Investment Options?

Why is Real Estate Considered One of the Safest Investment Options?

May 27th, 2024

Many of us can make money but how many can make it multiply? This is what smart investment is all about.  Investment is nothing but a means of generating income or multiplying your revenue. To achieve this, we have several investment options like the stock market, mutual funds, real estate, etc. 

Of all these types of investments, the real estate market is considered the safest. This is because the investment property is in your name and will be a lifelong asset. You can also have a steady cash flow through rental income. 

In spite of all these reasons, many people think investing in real estate property is like locking up your money. They tend to get attracted to quicker money-multiplying options like cryptocurrency, stock funds, etc. Others look at assured short-term investments like government bonds.  This makes us wonder if real estate investing is really safe. It is, and let us find out why.

Reasons why real estate is still the safest investment option

Statistics say so

According to the Annual Economic and Personal Survey conducted by Gallup,  35% of the U.S.residents believe real estate investments are the safest. In fact, property investments rank much higher than stocks, mutual funds, savings, gold, or bonds.

Real estate value does not drop with inflation

Unlike the dollar which dips with inflation, real estate is secure as the property is a tangible asset that only appreciates over time. Even during inflation, the positive aspect of real estate investing is that your rental property rate will also increase 

Stable against fluctuations

All markets have ups and downs. Even the real estate market has some fluctuations but the ups and downs tend to take place over time. Stock markets are prone to volatile changes and you have a high risk of losing huge amounts of money in a short time. But, with your land or residential property, you have much less risk.

Hedge against inflation

There have been fluctuations in the real estate market, but only for a short period. Even when the real estate bubble burst in 2008, some investors held on with patience to hedge against inflation. This strategy proved to be a gold mine as real estate rose again.

Multiple investment options

Real estate investments are today easier than ever before. And you have a host of choices too. Earlier, all we knew were land and houses. Today, you have villas, duplexes, multifamily apartments, gated communities, and more.  Depending on your budget, you can choose the types of properties you would like to invest in.

Many ways to increase real estate value

With real estate, there are many ways to increase the value of your home. One is the capital appreciation you get due to the increase in the market value of your location. This is an organic process and is called natural appreciation.

You can also create a forced appreciation of your property by adding some features. A new makeover for your home like a kitchen remodel can increase its value multifold. Home improvement projects which give your home an upgrade by adding extra features can also hike its price. This kind of forced appreciation can increase the market value of your home.

Long run appreciation

Your property may earn you lots of money immediately but if you are patient for a period of a minimum of 10 years, you will never regret your decision. Properties always show appreciation over decades. Your home will be physical proof that real estate is the wisest long-term investing idea.

Regular income and steady cash flow

Who said that with real estate, your money is blocked? All you need is some money ideas to work it out. You can create a steady cash flow by leasing your property and getting a passive income.  Rental rates are always on the rise year after year, earning you a stable income month after month.

Safest investment strategy with the help of a Property Advisor

As you can see from the above points, real estate investing is a mode of investment that gives you solid returns. All you need is a good Property Advisor to guide you on this.

Your Financial Advisors can tell you how best to invest your money. Your Property Advisor aka Real Estate Agent can help you apply that info to the local market by investing in property with high-income potential and a low level of risk. 

If you choose to embark on the safest investment strategy by investing in real estate, hire a knowledgeable Property Advisor like Billy Sutton or Lacey Sutton from Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate to help you get excellent returns with your home and farm assets.

Billy Sutton

Billy Sutton is a dynamic real estate professional at Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate in Chestertown, Maryland. With a deep-seated understanding of the local market, Billy has carved a niche in Kent and Queen Anne's counties, known for his exceptional negotiating skills, innovative marketing strategies, and problem-solving abilities. His expertise spans a wide range of properties, including residential homes, waterfront properties, and farmlands. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Billy brings a unique perspective to the agricultural real estate market. Outside of his professional life, he is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys outdoor activities. His deep roots in the community and commitment to his clients make him a reliable and trusted advisor in the real estate sector.

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Billy Sutton was great to work with on the purchase of our poultry farm. He provides a wealth of knowledge and we were completely blown away with how resourceful he was. Anytime an issue came up or we were worried about something, he had an answer. He is direct, kept us updated, and made it an enjoyable purchase.


Eddie P.April 27th, 2020

Billy contacted me one day and said he had found my way into the poultry business. I had never used a realtor before so this was all new to me. He was very helpful with every question I had. He made sure I was stress free every step of the way, always made sure I had everything done that needed to be so that we were always a step ahead, and always informed me of things to be done that I didn't know about. I would highly recommend using Bill Sutton as your realtor.


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A very trustworthy and professional agent. I would definitely recommend him.


Brett D.March 9th, 2020

Billy was a fantastic realtor. Being a first time home buyer I was a little stressed and nervous, however, Billy made it stress free and was always wiling to come whenever I needed to show me a house, or answer a phone call to explain something to me. I would definitely recommend Billy to anyone that is buying a house, first time, or fifth time!


Patrick C.March 6th, 2020

It was great working with Billy, He is very dedicated to his clients and will go out of his way to satisfy your needs. So if your looking for a hard working realtor Billy is your guy!!!!!


David W.November 1st, 2019

If i could give 10 stars I would. Billy was a perfect fit for us. He is a true professional and was very understanding of our concerns. Billy was a great listener. He was with us the entire way. You can call him anytime with question and you will get a very prompt answer. We will definitely use Billy in the future with any real estate needs that might arise. You cannot go wrong with Billy.


Dave K.October 26th, 2019

I've heard horror stories over the years in regards to realtors, I guess those people didn't have the right realtor because Billy Sutton did an amazing job, I was looking at houses 2 1/2 hours apart and one way or another he would always show up full of energy and full of knowledge. It's been two years and we still communicate with one another and I recommend him 100%


Jorge V.October 9th, 2019

Billy was a pleasure to work with. He's knowledgeable, hard working, and sold my home quickly for a great price. I highly recommend!


Andrew M.October 2nd, 2019

Billy is a very knowledgeable real estate agent. If you have a home to sell, give him a call.


Patricia S.October 1st, 2019

Billy is incredibly knowledgeable in real estate and talked me through every step of the home buying process for my first home. I went into the process well informed and confident in my decision to buy, and would recommend Billy to anybody looking to purchase a home.


Nick M.September 29th, 2019

Lacey is an amazing person she listens to what you want in your dream home and takes the time to find the home that is perfect for you and your family. I totally recommend her to anyone.


Tanya C.April 17th, 2020

Lacey was a amazing realtor she worked tirelessly to find us a house that our family would love and she knocked it out of the park. Thank you so much for the hard work you put in.


Larry G.March 6th, 2020

I couldn't of asked for a better person helping us with our home! She's highly professional and made sure we found our dream home. Lacey always made time for us as clients and worked so hard to make everything go as smoothly as possible.


Stephanie D.March 5th, 2020

Lacey is amazing! She is so patient, understanding, honest and fair! She is everything you would want in a realtor but rarely find. The home buying and selling is a whole process that can be overwhelming and almost impossible if you don't have the right person on your side. She is so caring and pays attention to details you couldn't ask for anyone better to be there with you as you make such an important decision.


Cassi P.September 25th, 2019

I have known Lacey for over 15 years. She is one of the most detail oriented and hardworking people I know. I have watched her help people and over again!! I would recommend her to anyone!


Amanda B.September 25th, 2019

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