Before Developers, Buildings were Boring
In human history, the first developers were probably the ones that first figured out that homes could be more than just shelter from the elements. The cave people that chose the best caves for their families, while also considering that they would need to be able to store food, and have a safe place away from animals and extreme weather. Even back then, there were no perfect caves, and people found themselves having to leave their cave for a variety of reasons. Fast forward to the modern world, and our caves have become houses, and fires have becomes central heating units, although, some of us still love sitting by the fire. Simply put, developers have been creating properties for people all over since people have had the awareness of the need for shelter. As far back as you care to go in history, homes have been better for some than for others, and the better homes had a developer.
Forming the Plan
First thing’s first – to do what a developer does, you have to have the proper education and training. It is strongly recommended that, to become a developer, one starts by earning a bachelor’s degree. After one has been awarded a degree, it is wise to enter the sales side of real estate. This will give anyone a good idea of the types of properties that are popular, and give anyone a great starting place to begin a new career soon. Once one has a solid idea of how real estate sales work, it’s time to check with local and state governments to see if there are necessary licenses or other mandatory training for people interested in becoming real estate developers. If this is the case, one can feasibly expect that the tests or licenses needed will cost money to obtain.
Pooling the Resources
Once one is cleared by local governments to be a professional real estate developer, then it’s time to take all of the sales experience, networking expertise, and professionalism to the front door of investors. For better or worse, the best, and only way to make a profit in real estate development is to have a generous sum of money to invest a venture. Once investment funds have been gotten, networking skills should easily fetch a willing and eager architect, with whom you work, along with a civil engineer, to create plans for the new venture.
Choosing the Site
Before working on plans to create new building spaces, it is important to purchase the tract of land first! One pay purchase the land directly from an owner, or go through connections to help choose an ideal spot to begin construction. One’s previous experience in real estate will teach patience, and persistence, particularly in the case that the soon-to-be developer is outbid, and forced to move on to another property. Once the land is secure, though, everything is good to go!
Watching Dreams Come True
Perhaps the most satisfying part of being a real estate developer is seeing the rise of new properties, even on land previously-occupied by another building. From there, a developer will need to hire a building manager to assist new tenants, or start networking residential properties to attract buyers. Life as a real estate developer can be challenging, but immensely rewarding.