The secret to making big money in real estate investment is syndication and I will explain why that is in a minute. First let’s focus on something important: every investment entails some risk and successful investors are great at minimising the risk not just for themselves but also for everyone else involved with them.

This means that as a real estate investor you must quick at putting together deals using syndicates. Essentially a syndicate is a group of investors representing an interest in breaking in the real estate investment market who put up a certain amount of cash and get fronted by a professional.

If you are clever about it and you have began to establish your credentials, build up a reputation and can talk the talk in a way that convinces people to trust you with their money you are then off to a flying start. It means that you will bring credentials, the ability to close profitable deals and expert negotiating skills to the table.

For the investors who form the syndicate the benefits are two fold. First they gain a foothold into the competitive real estate investment market without having to put up a whole lot of money to begin with and this means reduced exposure for them and fewer risks for their money. Second they gain someone who will do all the leg work and close the deals and work for their profit. All they have to do is sit back and enjoy it.

Provided you are diligent in your work, capable of paying attention to every detail and good at working under pressure and, hopefully, working at more than one deal at a time then your earning potential should only be limited by your ability to put deals together, the success you are having in attracting potential investors willing to trust you with their money and the state of the market which decides supply and demand.

In many of the workshops and courses which I run I am asked about how exactly do you go into getting yourself in that situation where essentially you get to pick and choose the deals you close and the people you work with? I always answer that making money out of real estate investment is not rocket science. It requires skills and techniques which almost anyone can learn and apply.

I learnt them the hard way and I teach them to those who want to follow my path to natural, financial independence. Creating syndicates and using other people’s money to invest in real estate without risking your own allows you to create win-win scenarios which benefit everyone and that is the best way to build a career, a reputation and a personal fortune.

Author's Bio: 

David Lindahl, also known as the "Apartment King" has been successfully investing in single family homes and apartments for the last 14 years and currently owns over 7,000 units around the US. David regularly shares his secrets and experience on the same stage as Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, and Donald Trump! For two FREE copies of his highly recognized newsletter Real Estate Insights, please go to