If you’ve already started investing in real estate, then you know that the improving economy means your properties are likely to appreciate. You want to continue to earn, but the likelihood of making large returns is lower when property values go up. You have to buy at higher rates, and that means potentially lower profits.

Since it’s not a buyer’s market, you may not want to buy just any property you see. There are some things you can still do to make good investments, though.

For instance, it’s wise to do thorough research on the market as it is at the time when you want to buy. Look around the local area at neighborhoods that are up-and-coming but that still have lower home values. You can also offer low, especially if you notice that the number of homes on the market has increased in recent days or weeks. People worried about being able to sell quickly or those who haven’t been able to sell for several months may take an offer that they would otherwise reject.

It’s best to hold off on buying a property until it’s profitable to do so, and that means when it’s a buyer’s market. You already have properties, though, so if it’s extremely profitable to sell, and the seller’s market is at a peak, it may be time to list your properties and earn that income that you’ve been building up for. You can always reinvest it when the housing market changes to a buyer’s market in the future.

These are some tips for those with real estate investments. It’s possible to invest and make a profit if you take the time to know your market.