Shannon Hilliard


Realtor, Broker, CRS, GRI, RCC, CNE
Ink Realty Group

Investment Analysis
Navigating the tools that will work best for you
When analyzing a real estate investment there are several tools availble to you and with so many to choose from, it can be confusing to know which one to use.  I like to use a combination of tools, since I have yet to  find one comprehensive tool that takes all of the costs and benefits into account.  Below are three examples of an analysis on a 4 unit property.  Click on each photo below for an analysis from a different perspective.

Get Inspired

I get inspiration from reading books and blogs that give me new ideas and reinforce what I already know.  Bigger Pockets is a website that was introduced to me by my good friend Tom and it has excellent articles and discussions for beginning and seasoned investors alike.
Online research is good, but live seminars are great!  One of my favorites is Tom Lundstedt.  I have been to several of his seminars and have sent clients as well.  Check out his seminars and go!  
Books are also a great way to educate yourself and get inspired.  The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson was given to me by a client and it is my current favorite.  I highly recommend it.


I absolutely love this site for landlord software.  Check it out: