When you are looking to invest in real estate, it is important to know what your return on investment (ROI) will be. There are a number of tools out there that can help you calculate this, including using an ROI calculator. But what are the pros and cons of using these calculators? Let’s take a look.
What is an ROI Calculator?
When comparing the success of multiple investments, the ROI Calculator can be a valuable tool to use. It’s crucial to note, however, that ROI does not account for the whole duration of an investment, or how long it takes to create the overall profit from the first buy to the final sale.
The Pros of Using an ROI Calculator
To make better investment decision, we’ve listed the pros of using an ROI Calculator:
Simplicity – it is easy to calculate and intuitively understand in comparing investments, even if you don’t have a background in accounting.
Can help you gauge the market competition – ROI enables a company to compare projects and pick the best.
To maximize the company’s overall profit, we can use the return on investment to compare both external and internal projects.
It helps in ranking investments from most to least profitable.
The Cons of Using ROI Calculator
Of course the ROI calculator has its own share of drawbacks:
Because ROI calculations are estimates, they are flawed.
ROI does not adjust for risk.
Time factor is not considered. The calculation is based only on returns.
If all costs are not included in the calculation, ROI figures can be higher or lower than real return. This can happen on purpose, in the case of evaluating an investment dossier from a selling investor, or unintentionally in the evaluation of current investments.
Using different components to calculate ROI, like gross margin or investment gain.
When considering the returns on an investment, ROI only considers financial gains. Auxiliary benefits, such as social or environmental goods, are not taken into account.
Investing in real estate is a numbers game. The more you put into it, the greater your return on investment will be! One of those key metrics that determines if an investment was worthwhile? Return On Investment (ROI) is an easy-to-understand number but with its own shares of pros and cons. Looking for a reliable partner and advisor to help you along the way to make sure your calculation is on point? Please reach out to me. I can help you reach your investment goals.