Many people plunge into the world of real estate investing without being totally prepared, and then find out later that there are numerous problems which plague their transaction. While there are no real secrets involved with preparing for your next apartment deal, there are some things you can do which will increase your chances for success. Here are some of the areas you need to focus on to prepare yourself before plunging into that next apartment deal.


Before pursuing your next apartment deal, make sure that you have financing lined up which is rock solid, because if the financing falls through, nothing else really matters. This means you should go to a lender whom you will be working with, present your proposal, and secure their agreement to finance the project, before you begin any kind of negotiation with the building owner.

Your team

It’s a good idea to have your team in place before you pursue your apartment deal, because if you end up purchasing the apartment without having qualified personnel to run it for you, you will more than likely go through a period of talent searching. Chances are you’re not going to manage the apartment complex yourself, so you need to surround yourself with talented individuals who can take care of all the maintenance and management on your behalf.

Market considerations

The third thing you have to prepare for before you make a purchase of an apartment complex is to have an understanding of the local market, as well as all other aspects of the local community. You need to know that there will be a market for your apartment, and that tenants will be available in the area who are seeking occupancy in your building. If you were to simply make an apartment deal with no understanding of the local market, you could end up with an empty apartment building that cannot pay for itself.

Thinking of making an apartment deal? 

If you’ve had your eye on an apartment deal or some other real estate transaction, but lack the needed funding, we may be able to help. Contact us at Norris Commercial Capital, so we can discuss some options for providing you with the capital you need to make the transaction.