In business, or in any venture for that matter, it takes time to hone the perfect process. In fact, an absolute “perfect” process is really more of a goal rather than reality. Just starting out means being prepared for some bumps along the way as reality challenges initial assumptions. Yet when thoseaccredited investor challenges present themselves, it’s an opportunity to make specific adjustments to avoid those same challenges in the future as you march further toward the goal.

Over time, the activity has gone through so many different scenarios and weathered any number of process-shifting surprises that the activity is less than a venture but a sure thing.

Consider for instance a process of picking stocks. There are cyclicals that the savvy investor follows and there are blue chip companies that never seem to go without some sort of dividend. Successful stock portfolios are a reflection of a process that has been fire-tested and the investments become more reliable over time. Still however, equities are equities and corporations are run by individuals you’ll likely never meet. You can do all the research you want but there will always be room for a surprise, even for someone considered an accredited investor who has fashioned a respectable financial profile. Companies can be bought, sold and even bankrupt due to events quite largely out of your control. An equity position in any company can always be reduced to zero.

The accredited investor who regularly participates in real estate investments with a handful, or a singular, real estate firm has a history of success based upon the success of the real estate firm. If the real estate investment company utilizes the same business model over and over again, making minor corrections along the way when needed, at some point the odds of success are near 100 percent. In fact, with EquityBuild’s approach, of the more than 500 successful transactions there have been zero foreclosures. Zero. And that’s because the company has a business model that need only be duplicated in the right market and nothing needs to be “re-invented.” About as close to a “perfect” process as one can get.