First Time Real Estate Investing

New Investors

Whatever your situation, we will give you our honest opinion. If we don’t think real estate is right for you, we will try to steer you away from it. If we think real estate is a good plan we’ll help you find the kind of real estate that’s right for you; single family rentals, small multiplexes (2-4 units), larger multi-family (apartments), syndicated (pooled-fund) opportunities, real estate investment trusts, etc.

Our Process
Real Estate Investment

Thinking about investing in real estate for the first time?

There are many excellent and varied opportunities in the real estate marketplace, most wealth managers are recommending real estate as a sensible component of an overall investment portfolio.

We certainly think that’s the case, since we've spent more than two decades seeing a lot more money being made than lost in the real estate market.

However, we also understand the hesitation first-time real estate investors can have. We're not going to try to convince anyone who isn’t comfortable with real estate to get into it. But, we can help analyze your situation to see if real estate investment might be a good fit for you.

Some clients feel they have too much money in stocks and look to real estate to provide more portfolio diversification. Some have inherited money that they’re not sure what to do with.

We may not make a nickel on any of the options you choose, but we’ll help you just the same. We have many clients that we helped who end up circling back to us years later. Yes, we like to make money as much as anyone. But we're always going to put your best interests above any fees we may receive from our relationship with you.

Our Knowledge & Expertise
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Our Process for Successful Real Estate Investing

Step 1

Initial Consultation

We will discuss your current situation, goals and real estate investment objectives. Are you an experienced investor looking for guidance, the next step (options)? Are you a first time real estate investor trying to figure out where to start? Do you need to complete a 1031 Exchange? Are you interested in Pooled Fund (Syndicated) real estate opportunities? Do you want to utilize your retirement account for real estate investing? Are you at the retirement stage and need assistance in exiting the market in a tax favorable way? Are you wanting to refinance one of your investment properties or need a new loan for an acquisition?

We here at Realty Yield can help.

Why Choose Us?
Meet Mike Carlson

Upon first contact or shortly thereafter

Client Role

Phone call or meeting

Step 2

Information Gathering & IPA

For those of you that already have real estate investments, we will first recommend a complete financial-investment return analysis of current investment real estate holdings, individually and cumulatively (our IPA). It's a must to first understand how your current investments are performing before any potential wealth building acceleration strategies can be considered. At that point (completion of IPA report), we will identify potential options and opportunities that will improve returns and accelerate capital/equity growth.

Our Services
Investment Property Analysis

Usually within 10-20 days of first contact/conversation

Client Role

Compile and provide Realty Yield properties' acquisition,
Income/expense, tax basis and loan Information

Step 3

Investment Property Analysis Report (IPA)

We will suggest an in-person meeting to review the Investment Property Analysis (IPA) report if that was the first step in our engagement with you. We will provide a printed copy of the IPA report for further/later review. If any refining/updating of the Investment Property Analysis (IPA) report is needed, Realty Yield will complete before moving to the next step - Master Plan.


At client's convenience

Client Role

Meeting with Realty Yield

Step 4

Master Plan

Depending on your engagement type with us, we will discuss the specifics of strategic options, pros/cons and logistics/process of executing each. A written plan/summary (including timeline) will be drafted detailing the complete scope of services Realty Yield will be providing.

Strategy Consulting

At client's convenience

Client Role

Typically Q&A type discussions and/or follow-up meetings

Step 5

Strategic Action

Prepare for and execute chosen strategy-s. We will handle every aspect of assignment - key approvals to be made by client.

Seller's Agent
Buyer's Agent

Varies upon complexity, typically 60-120 days, 1031 Exchanges can take longer to execute properly

Client Role

Typically Q&A type discussions and/or follow-up meetings

Step 6

Ongoing Asset Management

We highly recommend an annual review of the performance of you real estate holdings. Owning investment real estate is dynamic and things can change fast. We will complete an annual Investment Property Analysis (IPA) to ensure your property/portfolio returns are being achieved in accordance with goals, objectives and risk tolerance. And, we will always be evaluating potential opportunities to improve returns and accelerate your wealth growth through real estate.

Landlord Services
Long Term Success

Quarterly, Semi-Annually or Annually

Client Role

Client to provide properties' operating financials & related. We will then meet with you to review your annual Investment Property/Portfolio Analysis (IPA).

Why Choose Us?

At Realty Yield, we want your investments to succeed. All investors need a plan, whether your goal is capital (equity) growth, maximum cash flow, realizing optimum tax benefits or any combination thereof.

The experts at Realty Yield will guide you through the complex and ever-changing world of real-estate investment with confidence. At Realty Yield, we know that lasting wealth comes from making the right decisions, at the right times. Knowing what to do in these moments is what sets Realty Yield apart.

By working with us, you’ll benefit no matter what your needs, whether you are looking to buy real estate property, sell real estate property, complete a 1031 exchange, secure a commercial loan, consult on investment real estate / portfolio performance improvement strategies, or executing a tax favorable exit strategy at retirement.

You are more than just a client, and we are more than just a brokerage firm. That’s why at Realty Yield, we make a personal commitment to you. We will create your own, unique, expertly crafted, Personal Real-Estate Investment Strategy. We give you the best results because we have the knowledge and experience to create your best plan of action. We will guide you through those vital decisions of what to do, how to do it, and when to do it.

We know we are only as successful as our clients. It is by providing unparalleled service that we keep our clients for life. Working side-by-side, year-in and year-out, we will proactively manage, assess, and strategize your financial investments through all stages of the investment life-cycle.

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Client Testimonials

All Testimonials
Mike Carlson has the ability to analyze and plan a strategy which takes advantage of market conditions, incorporates the best financing options and most importantly, maximizes the return on your equity. Mike is the real deal, honest, trustworthy and highly capable. I am happy to recommend him to anyone looking for assistance with their multi-family portfolio.
Gary M
2003 ~ Current
For anyone with real estate investments, Mike Carlson’s services are a necessity in order to achieve top results. Mike Carlson is very astute and knowledgeable in not only all aspects of real estate investment and wealth management but also in a wide scope business matters in general.
Lynn L
2005 ~ Current
Mike Carlson and his company are great - very professional, experienced and comfortable to work with. Mike’s analysis and technical abilities is top drawer! He knows how to evaluate portfolios and properties to determine the best investment strategy. Mike Carlson’s brokerage and negotiation skills are very polished and effective. Make no mistake about it; there is a distinct advantage in utilizing an experienced financing liaison. Carlson not only found good properties but also good financing. He made the entire deal work!
John B
2003 ~ Current
Mike has been what I was looking for in a commercial realtor. He has the unique ability to apply financial numbers to a project and not let the emotions of a property cloud the analysis. Working with Mike has always been about good communication and he does a great job. When you do finally find a property worth pursuing he is not pressuring you to make the offer and get the commission. It’s more about the long-term relationship. He reassured me that if he does a good job on this deal I will probably be back for more and sure enough I am in the hunt again.
Clinton L
2008 ~ Current
We were so pleased with Mike’s handling of the sale, purchase and financing of our real estate that we referenced Mike as a contact for our children and our attorney if we should die and the children were to be left with the apartments. We knew that Mike would be honorable and not take advantage of them in settling our real estate holdings.
L Family LLC
2004 ~ Current
I worked with Madison prior to her role at Realty Yield. Her drive and passion has always been evident in everything that she does. She truly is invested in her job and clients best interests. I would highly encourage anyone in need of guidance and expertise in investment real estate to consider Madison and the Realty Yield team.
Austin W
I was impressed with Cory’s ability to communicate and execute the sale of our duplex in pre-foreclosure with a very tight timeframe. He was respectful, professional and really made the transaction a pleasurable experience for my family.
February 2019
Cory Carlson was instrumental in the acquisition of our fourplex. His analysis skills, professionalism and productive communication while searching for our investment provided my wife and I confidence through the entire process. His connection with local lenders and understanding of the principles of finance prove Cory really is your one-stop investment broker and advisor.
Jason & Katie I
January 2019