Long-term thinking in investing in real estate

Max Crowdfund
Max Crowdfund
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3 min readAug 19, 2022


Investing in real estate is seen as a great way to diversify one’s portfolio, but some important things need to be taken into account when entering the real estate world. One of the things that need to be taken into consideration is that investing is a long-term strategy. Hence, the most important tips on long-term thinking in investing will be provided to you in this blog.

Manage your finances

Before starting to invest, knowing which amount you want to invest is important, which means getting your finances in order. Start by lining up your finances and setting up a debt management plan in case things might not turn out how you wanted them to. When you tackle your financial tasks first, it is ensured that you will be able to put funds into long-term investments and that you will be well prepared in case difficulties may arise.

Know your time horizon

Every investor has different investing goals, such as retirement, paying for your spouse’s education, or building up a down payment. No matter your goal, the key to understanding all long-term investing is understanding your time horizon. Your time horizon gives insight into how many years your investments will be put into a fund, and it gives an indication of when the money you invested will be available again. By understanding when you need the funds you have invested, a better sense is gained of choosing appropriate investments and the risk you should take on.

Pick a strategy

Once the investment goals and time horizon are established, an investment strategy can be picked. It is important to spread your investments so your risk can be minimized. Many investors choose to invest a percentage of their total investment amount and spread it into stocks, assets, and real estate. However, it is especially important to establish a portfolio which feels comfortable so that you can stick to your strategy.

Understanding risks

As is commonly known among investors, investing always comes with certain risks. That is why, before investing your money in any kind of project, it is necessary to be aware of the risks inherent in investing in different markets. Therefore, prior research within the market you will invest in is part of good preparation. You are well informed and prepared if something happens to your investments. Especially when investors choose to invest in the long-term, risk assessment is crucial.


As mentioned before, diversification is key when it comes to successful investing. To boost your diversification, you may choose to use platforms that help with the diversification process. Such platforms provide multiple opportunities for you to invest your money, all in one place.

Why long-term thinking matters to investors

Long-term thinking forces an investor to stop and seriously assess how their choices will unfold over time. Your ultimate goal might be to pass on your portfolio to our children, serving as the basis for generational wealth for your descendants. Perhaps you are more interested in donating your investments to charities upon death. By learning to think long-term, an investor can decrease the likelihood of making a bad decision in the first place.



Max Crowdfund
Max Crowdfund

Max Crowdfund is an international real estate crowdfunding platform, which is owned by Max Property Group. Our head office is in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.