Real Estate Management and Consultancy: further opportunities in real estate industry
Consultancy has become easier to set up because technology has made it so. In real estate many opportunities are available to take on the business of either consulting as an expert for property maintenance, property management, investment appraisal consultant, a project manager, interior decor expert, landscaping, gardening, and real estate investment analyst etc. A good consultant needs to be knowledgeable in their field of expertise. It got a lot to do with keeping up with latest software or hardware.
Do you have ability to convert that knowledge and most importantly the experience into a resource that people will be willing to pay for? As a consultant the prerequisite may be a special license or special certification. Also, it’s important to market yourself as a leading authority and a legal practitioner in your chosen field by undertaking the right professional exams.
For instance to be a real estate broker you need to acquire a broker’s certificate. However this does not apply to most of the other consultancy portfolio like interior decor expert, or maintenance expert. Good to note: the dictionary defines a consultant as an expert in a particular field who works as an advisor either to a company or to another individual.
A Real Estate Broker/Agent
Real estate broker is a licensed professional who specializes in search locating, evaluating and negotiating the purchase and sale of a property on behalf of a buyer or seller respectively. A broker can work act as a seller’s agent or either a buyer’s agent. The key difference between a seller’s agent and buyer’s agent is who they represent. As a real estate broker in Ghana you must successfully complete some courses in other to be certified. Visit their official site gar to know their requirements. Real estate agent is also another profession you can engage in. Agents do not undergo any special training in the line of law application and evaluating properties.
Be a real estate blogger, author, youtuber or pod-caster: Anytime a Ghanaian hears of blog the first concept they probably think of is entertainment blogs. That’s why there is a massive proliferation of these kinds of blogs. The amazing thing about blogging is that you can be a niche blogger who publishes content on either Tech, Investment, Music, Fashion, Food, Real estate, just think of any area of expertise.
Becoming any of these means positioning yourself as an authority or a go to source for information regarding your preferred niche. Real estate blogging is a specified niche which addresses issues relating to housing, real estate, living in the city, interior decor, real estate investments, construction, property developments etc. This is exactly what floatghana does.
You can either combine blogging, authoring, you-tubing or podcasting into a single platform or you can just decide to vlog or perhaps micro blog on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr with the aim of advancing your passion to the level of an influencer or advertiser or e-commerce entrepreneur. In Ghana some of the current real estate blogs are floatghana and saasepedia.com. Also, check out this vlogger (Vanessa Kanbi) who vlogs content around real estate and housing to target the diaspora community. She mostly hosts interviews on her YouTube channel www.youtube.com.
Other sites you can gain inspiration from is propertytrendsonline .and traverseapps These blogging platforms operates as a news and analysis/data hub respectively for anything real estate and construction. Most bloggers gain their rewards or generate revenue through advertising. That’s one sure way. This is achieved by building traffic and feeding on the traffic to generate revenue either through google AdSense, sponsored links, paid per clicks or other means of generating income like building affiliate links by creating sales funnels.
You just need to be smart about it. Other bloggers also converts their blogging hobby into a complete e-commerce business. That’s one other way to go. The start up capital could be as little as 1000 cedis. This includes hosting, domain purchase and themes for your blog. It gets expensive the moments you want to convert into a multi purpose platform.
Houses go on and off the market daily. And every agent is battling for the homebuyers’ attention with the best real estate photos. Now that there are countless number of property listing market places Meqasa, real estate photography will be in high demand. In Ghana, the more common kind of photographers you will come across are the event photographers and model photographers.
To be a real estate or landscape photographer you need to define your unique space, rely on quality equipment such as drones, cameras and right lens. Understanding the future of real estate, it’s safe to predict that the demand will be mostly high for aerial photographs even though the current demand requires the photographer to take regular pictures of homes, rooms and outdoor spaces. Real estate photographers should be prepared to spend additional time and resource on things like house prep, photo editing, and admin work. You can gather some skills by visiting www.expertphotography.com or www.format.com for some real estate photography tips. Your starter pack includes photo and video editing software since this is where you spend most of the time and resources, your camera and lens, a sturdy tripod and the passion to advance in drone technology.
Visit floatghana to read further on other portfolios of real estate ideas you can explore before and after the corona crisis, to diversify your income.
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