Spellings Real Estate – Bev Spellings (Lisc #00227596) & Brooks Spellings (Lisc #326311)

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Are You Committed to Your Real Estate Investment?

There are many questions that should be asked before embarking upon a career of real estate investment. The first and foremost question however should be whether or not you are truly committed to making real estate work for you. This is not a business for the faint of heart. In order to truly turn a profit you must be at times ruthless when dealing with buyers and sellers but ethical to a fault when it comes to the work that must often be done in order to get a property in sellable condition.

The reason a serious commitment is needed in order to make real estate work for you is simple. There will be ups and downs along the way. The stock market experiences rises and falls on a regular basis. Just as you cannot dump all of your stock over one bad day the same holds true even more so in the realm of real estate investing. Property values in general rise gradually over time. This means that even if the values in a community falter chances are that they will eventually recover.

Those who bank on the slow and steady growth in the value are referred to as buy and hold investors. These investors are truly committed to their investment. Some of them elect to hold the property as a vacation property while others opt to earn an income on the property by renting it out to other families or vacationers, whatever their choice may be.

This is a great way for many people to enjoy the luxury of a vacation property without absorbing all of the expenses involved in owning a vacation property as the rentals will help compensate some of the costs when the owners (investors) are not in residence. This is a fairly common practice in high demand tourist areas in which people often enjoy vacationing. These types of investors are what some people refer to as serious real estate investors though all real estate investors need to take their purchases seriously.

Those who own rental properties must also be committed to making their investments work for them. Rental properties are not a ‘hands off’ type of investment, as they will need to be maintained in order to remain in demand by tenants. You must also make constant efforts to keep these properties managed and filled along with remaining certain that you are collecting your rent each month and that the properties aren’t falling into a state of disrepair or abuse by tenants.

Many investors retain the services of property management agencies in order to handle the minutia of month-to-month details and collections. This is a great idea whether you have one lone rental property or a vast portfolio of rental properties. Even better however, is the fact that if you keep your rental properties in reasonable repair throughout the years they can become liquid assets in time. In other words, they may actually pay for themselves a few times over if you invest for the long-term rather than focusing on the moment.

No matter what type of real estate investment you intend to have it is important that you are prepared to make the commitment to profit or profitability that is necessary in order for your venture to be deemed a success.

By: Beverly & Brooks Spellings

Beverly Spellings Beverly’s parents lived in the same home for more than 50 years. When she began the search for her first home she not only found a place to call home, but a life-time career and passion. Beverly expects to sell around 1,000 homes by the time she passes her business on to her daughter and business partner Brooks. She would be honored to get the chance to make one of those your home. • Bachelor of Science, University of Tennessee • Joined Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 1995 • Elected to GNAR Board of Directors in 2013 • Licensed Broker • Active in Tennessee Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and Greater • Nashville Association of Realtors • Leadership GNAR 2002 • Greater Nashville Association of Realtors Awards of Excellence, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 • Awards of Excellence, Life Membership, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 2005 - 2007, 2012, 2014 & 2015 • Chaplain, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 2004 • Active member Christ Presbyterian Church, loyal fan of University of Tennessee, and enjoying her best role as Grandmother to Martha Ainsley and John Calvin • Involved in relocating many clients to Middle Tennessee area • Works closely with President/Managing Broker of Worth Properties who has extensive relocation experience Brooks Spellings Brooks is a native Nashvillian who has recently moved back after 7 years in New York. Her love of Nashville brought her back and quickly led to a new career at Worth Properties. Brooks looks forward to building Spellings Real Estate with her mother, Beverly, who has over 30 years’ experience in the industry - over 15 years in the Middle Tennessee area. Brooks' Background: • Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts - University of Tennessee, Knoxville • 2005-2011 New York City - sales and marketing professional at national publications Cooking Light and Better Homes and Gardens • Avid traveler - over 20 countries lived in or visited • Nashville Association of Realtors, Tennessee Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors - 2013 • Affiliate Broker Brooks' is an enthusiastic East Nashville resident active in East-side events, resulting in friendships in the neighborhood and with owners and/or employees at local businesses including: • Historic East Nashville Merchants Association • Edley's BBQ on Main Street • Rumours East on Woodland Street • Fat Bottom Brewing Company on Main Street • Jackalope Brewing Company on 8th Avenue • Margot Café on Woodland Street • Bayberry Moon Productions on Woodland Street • Catholic Charities on 6th Street