How to Retire Early by Investing in Real Estate and Renting Out Your Property

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Behrooz Davani Montreal REALTOR®


Real estate investing might be difficult, but when done properly, it can be highly lucrative for you and your financial account after retirement. Whether you’re thinking about buying or already own a few homes, you can build a profitable early retirement fund with the appropriate techniques. Of course, achieving a goal like that does not happen overnight. The stages below might assist you in beginning to plan for your goal.

Improve your financial stability

Step one is to bring your debts under control or to begin paying them off as soon as possible. Pay off your credit cards and education debts, at the very least. You should ideally have your primary dwelling mortgage paid off as well, but if you’re working toward that goal right now, you’re on the right track. Take advantage of this moment to regain control of your finances. Limit costly expenditures and prioritize paying off any high-interest loans first.

Keep an eye on your earnings

Determine your monthly income requirements once you’ve paid off your debt. How much money do you require on a daily basis? In other words, how much money do you need each month to maintain your current or desired lifestyle? Consider your retirement goals before deciding on a figure. What will you do with your time if you retire early? Will you maintain your current lifestyle or make a change? What will you do if you decide to modify it?

Some individuals’ travel, while others downsize to a property they can afford in cash and still others retire from a stressful job but take on a ‘fun’ career or return to school to pursue a dream. Before you rely on your real estate knowledge, figure out how much you need to live comfortably.

Prepare for the unexpected

Nobody knows when an emergency will strike. You’ll need a backup plan, commonly known as a solid emergency fund, if you expect to retire early through real estate investment

A typical individual need 3 to 6 months’ worth of costs on hand, however this is for someone who is currently working. If you’re planning to retire early and rely on your real estate assets, save up to 12 months’ worth of costs before quitting your work. This should help you deal with vacancies, unexpected situations with tenants, and personal emergencies.

Get to know your numbers

Examine your figures if you already have a real estate portfolio. What is your monthly rental income? Is it close to your monthly figure from earlier? Examine the rental history of each property. Is there a difference between properties that are constantly occupied and those that have a greater vacancy rate? Look at the average annual rent and use that number to determine where you stand. Consider how much money you’ll need to keep your homes in good shape and care for any renovations. Be ready for unexpected repairs as well. You never know when a problem with your property will arise.

When selecting real estate properties, use caution

Put yourself in the shoes of a tenant in the region. What do they hope to get out of the area? What kind of tenants will you be dealing with? Pay special attention to schools, park districts, and local activities if you’re dealing with young families. Consider what older couples or retirees might desire if the region is suited them. Is the size of the houses appropriate for your target market? Choose a place with strong schools, a nice neighborhood, and a good property value, for example. Also, make sure it’s at a location where you can simply sell it if necessary.

Reinvest in your real estate

Reinvesting in your home enhances its worth and the rent you will receive in the future. You won’t be able to keep the same renters indefinitely. When you sign new leases, not only will inflation play a part, but you will also be able to charge more rent if you invest in the property and increase its value.


Having the right real estate professionals can help you achieve your goal faster and easier. You should team up with the best real estate agents top Montreal brokers, mortgage brokers, building inspectors and real estate management companies.


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