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Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Yes, we invested in several REIT's listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ.  There is a wide variety of sectors to choose from:  medical, pipelines, oil/gas, commercial, income, office, warehouse real estate, etc.  They pay very generous dividends but you need to monitor them closely and make sure you set stop sell orders to avoid large losses if/when the market shifts downward.  

Many of the REITs also buy commerical paper and you can imagine the devastating impact when the mortgage crisis imploded in 2008.  They list the assets in the prospectus so pay attention and do your research if you are to tackle this by yourself or with an investment broker.

 

Nov 12, 2018 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  No desire.  I buy houses instead.  I am my own REIT.  LOL

Nov 11, 2018 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have not Dana Hollish Hill although there are a couple here in town. At least one of them is publicly traded. BTW this question was asked (verbatim) last week.

Nov 11, 2018 06:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have not.  I've never had any interest in doing so. 

Nov 12, 2018 07:09 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes, on senior housing and so far is has worked fine.

Nov 12, 2018 03:37 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No REIT's here.

Nov 11, 2018 10:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have read but have not participated either professionally or personally. 

Nov 11, 2018 07:30 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Sorry, I'm no help - I haven't, Dana.

Nov 11, 2018 06:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No, but I've been told I am the beneficiary heir of one.

Nov 11, 2018 05:57 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, and mixed returns. Check the sponsors history carefully. Many work wonder with the numbers on paper but your money is gone!

Nov 12, 2018 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, we are little fish

Nov 12, 2018 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I haven't invested but have purchased for them. They have been very professional,

Nov 12, 2018 05:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

No but I'm looking at reallocating since the correction. The way it was going for awhile I don't know that anything was going to outpace stocks. 

Nov 12, 2018 04:11 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No.

Nov 11, 2018 08:42 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many of our forestry clients are in them.

Nov 11, 2018 08:33 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I never have.  

Nov 11, 2018 07:54 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Not yet.

Nov 11, 2018 06:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Several times. Mixed results.

Seek advice from your asset managers.

Nov 11, 2018 06:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ron and I worked as listing agents for a big REIT holding in Beverly HIlls,  It owned both sides of the street.  We had a great experience working with the principals. 

Would I invest, no.  There is a big risk factor, vacancy and it is super expensive to maintain medical office space.  There are lot of safety requirements, electrical issues and plumbing requirements to name a few...even in the newer buildings  A

Nov 12, 2018 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not.

Nov 12, 2018 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

There has been no need to. I invest in local real estate and partner with contractors to buy, fix and sell with out the contraints of a REIT

Nov 12, 2018 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No

Nov 12, 2018 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have not, so no experience.

Nov 12, 2018 04:12 AM
Rainer
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

No I  haven't. Sorry no help here.

Nov 11, 2018 06:49 PM
Rainer
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Joseph C
Defamation Defenders - Boulder, CO
Reputation Repair PR for Real Estate Industry Pros

Yes, many times and my experience has been great!

Nov 12, 2018 06:58 PM
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Joseph Chierotti
Zen Marketing - Boulder, CO
Reputation Repair PR Pro for Real Estate Industry.

Yes, I've invested in several REITs over the past 10 years.  In my oppionion it's a great long-term investment. So far my  REIT investments have consistently shown above average returns and outperformed similar non-real estate related trusts and investment vehicles.  So, all in all, my experience investing in REITs has been good.

Nov 12, 2018 06:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes I have, just another way to invest in my portfolio. 

Nov 12, 2018 01:39 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I do hold an REIT mutual fund among my investments. It helps to provide diversification.

Nov 12, 2018 10:22 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Nope, I haven't.  My investing is more blue chip and mutal funds... safer

Nov 12, 2018 10:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no, I have not....

Nov 12, 2018 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You are better off as holder of a RE notes. You have 2nd place on title recorded. 10-12% interest.  REIT performance is choppy...... But etf is OK

 

Nov 12, 2018 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Nope, can't be of help.

Nov 12, 2018 07:49 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Nov 12, 2018 05:57 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My financial manager has gotten me into it indirectly in some REIT funds.  They have been positive for my portfolio.

Nov 12, 2018 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not.

Nov 16, 2018 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

I have not but it seems you’ve received many good responses. Good luck 

Nov 13, 2018 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hi Dana,  No I never had a interested in REIT!

Nov 13, 2018 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I have and the only one I invested in has done amazingly well over the years. Invest with an eye to diversification and reposition yourself as your circumstances and goals change.
Never try to adjust to THE MARKET unless you have the knack and the time to make it your life's work you will "GUESS" wrong. If you aren't cut out for do it yourself hire a FEE ONLY financial advisor.

Good luck Dana Hollish Hill 

Nov 13, 2018 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I have enjoyed owing CIM for a while now. Nice Dividends, value has fluctuated but generally stayed the same. 

Nov 13, 2018 08:09 AM