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How Much do Real Estate Investors Make?

A Stack of One Hundred Dollar Bills With a Metal Model Home on TopOne of the best ways for you to grow your wealth over time is to invest them in Fairview single-family rental properties. The question is, how much do real estate investors make yearly? It’s a very legitimate question that yields a variety of answers. It’s time we delve into how much real estate investors make, and how these investors get the best out of their rentals.

Average Investor Salary

On a national level, the average real estate investor’s salary is somewhere between $70,000 and $124,000. This is only an estimate, though, based on different kinds of real estate investing, including house flipping and wholesaling. Hence, this might not be the most precise estimation of single-family rental property investors.

Average Rental Property Owner Salary

When you focus on investors who buy and hold rental properties, the average salary for rental property investors changes to a range of $27,500 to $121,000 – an even wider swing than for investors overall. A reason why these numbers aren’t too accurate is that a lot of rental property owners invest in one or two rentals.

An investor’s rental income is deducted from monthly property expenses. After which, the amount becomes modest, especially for those who are only just starting. And yet, as the upper part of the graph shows, some rental property investors earn six-figure incomes on top of their property assets.

Why Aren’t the Numbers More Specific?

It’s not easy to tell just exactly how much a rental real estate investor makes because multiple factors have to be considered. To mention a few, there’s the cash flow generated by each property, and the collective amount generated by the number of those properties owned by the investor.

Because real estate investing is a highly localized business, the investor’s yearly income will mostly be determined by the local market. The average salary for a real estate investor in North Carolina is about $99,000, whereas, in New York, it’s over $136,000.

How to Increase Your Rental Income

If you intend to augment your salary as a rental property investor, there are certain actions that you can take. Investors encourage the buying of as many properties as you can yearly. There are those who go for a different approach like better real estate deals that give higher returns. Other investors may branch out and invest in up-and-coming markets, hoping to capitalize on growth in new markets.

Don’t forget to make sure you optimize the rental income of all of your properties. It’s easy to miss out on additional earnings when you’re not careful going over things. You can take a variety of steps to increase your rental income on your properties. A very practical way of doing so is by making sure your property is in immaculate condition so that you can charge more rent. And, when speaking of how much to actually charge for rent, don’t forget to look at your local market assessments to know which price point is best for your rental.


If all of this has you feeling a bit overwhelmed, you may want to consider bringing in Fairview property managers who are local market experts and can help you make the most of your rental properties. To learn more, contact us online today.

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