Is your real estate equity eroding?
It easily might be. Turns out, a simple solution can reverse this trend and build your net worth.
Your inevitable timeline
Financial planners often take their clients through an exercise. On a vertical line, they pinpoint you (or you with your family) at one end of this timeline which represents the present. Then, they place you (or you with your family) at the other end of the timeline which represents the future.
Along this timeline, no matter if it spans ten or fifty years, you’re going to face financial decisions. They could be to invest, to save for a child’s college, to buy or sell a home, or many other options. As you do so, one of two things will happen. Your future self is either going to have more money or less money. Which will it be? The outcome is entirely dependent on the type of decisions you make along your timeline.
Your timely real estate impact
Along their timelines, the average homeowner buys and sells every five to seven years. This means a person will own about seven or eight homes and have about fifteen real estate transactions in their lifetime. Under the traditional real estate model, people pay a percentage of their home value each time. This directly correlates to their net worth eroding.
Inevitably, you have built up equity and value in your house. Two thirds of American homeowners have their networth tied up within their homes. As you pay a percentage of that net worth, your future self (at the other end of your timeline) will have less money.
Your way out
How can you avoid this negatively correlated erosion of net worth? Meet a fair fixed fee for services. Put very simply, this model doesn’t charge you outrageous real estate commissions which will erode your net worth. In fact, every time you buy and sell under this model, you’re actually preserving your net worth.