Explore opportunities beyond public-market equities and bonds. RealtyMogul is an online marketplace for real estate investing. They connect investors who want to invest in real estate with institutional quality real estate investments. Through the RealtyMogul platform, investors have the opportunity to invest in real estate opportunities online through a private, secure website. Investors can browse investments, review due diligence materials and sign legal documents securely online. Once invested, investors have access to an investor dashboard, giving them 24/7 access to watch how their money is working for them. With RealtyMogul you can diversify your portfolio with thoroughly vetted commercial real estate, potentially generating income and growing value. RealtyMogul offers their “Income REIT” and “Apartment Growth REIT”, and private placement deals - assets not traded on, or tied to the stock market.
How you make money
Like a dividend-paying stock, RealtyMogul provides steady monthly dividend income (under normal circumstances). Your divdends are automatically reinvested. You will also benefit from the increasing property value over time. This can result in higher dividend payments due to rent increases or if the property is sold.
How RealtyMogul makes money
RealtyMogul says that, in general, it charges 1%–2% upfront on each investment made through its platform. RealtyMogul also charges recurring asset management fees, typically 1%–1.2%.
Is it safe?
Potential For Loss: With any investment, there is a potential for loss. There is less risk with real estate that your investment will go to $0, since it is still backed by real property (unless you invest in an unsecured investment). However, there are plenty of ways to lose money - from vacancies, to incomplete rehabs, poor selling markets, inability to refinance, and more. Lack of Liquidity: Real estate investments are not liquid. Once you invest, typically you can't get your money back until there is a liquidity event - refinancing or sale. Platform Risk: With any online platform, there is a risk of fraud and lack of due diligence. Many investors rely on the platform to help assess this, but as an investor, you need to do your own homework.