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Investing money from a property sale: your options at a glance

Just sold a property and wondering about the best way to invest the proceeds from the sale? This post looks into some of the best investment options for maximising the return on your money.

Direct real estate investing

One of the most obvious options is to invest your money in another property. That might involve buying a home or holiday home for yourself, or a property to let. Alternatively, you could also invest in a property development project, which would secure you a share of the potential profits from this venture. Investing in property is a pretty sure way to make certain that your returns are stable and yield benefits in the long term.

It also has a number of obvious advantages: you’ll be investing in an area that you are already familiar with and, in the long term, will be able to profit from the ongoing rise in property prices. However, you should also bear in mind that investing in property means tying up capital and brings with it ongoing costs.

Indirect real estate investing

If you would like to spread your risk and not invest all of your money in just one property, it might be worth considering investing in a property fund. This would mean either investing in a real estate fund or real estate investment trust (REIT). These types of investment allow you to profit from the property markets without having to invest in a particular property.

Indirect real estate investing also offers a high level of diversification and liquidity. That is, you can invest in various properties or property portfolios without having to manage or look after any of the properties yourself. The returns often depend on the performance of the entire portfolio.


Crowdinvesting is an attractive alternative for investing the proceeds from a property sale. Hosted on crowdinvesting platforms, these interesting opportunities allow you to invest your money in real estate projects funded by a number of investors. This will enable you to invest in a number of different projects even with relatively little capital and potentially benefit from attractive returns.

Crowdinvesting is an easier way to invest because it does not require as high an investment as buying a property does. In other words, it allows you to invest in various real estate projects without having to provide all of the funding yourself. This makes crowdinvesting a cost-efficient option for diversifying your portfolio.

Real estate funds

Another option for investing in the property market is to invest in real estate funds. These funds invest in a broad range of properties, meaning they have a high level of diversification and hence less risk. You can choose between open-end and closed-end real estate funds, in line with your personal preferences and goals.

Open-end real estate funds are liquid and allow you to buy and sell shares at any time, while closed-end funds generally have longer terms and are less liquid. Real estate funds also allow investors to benefit from professional management and broad diversification.

More information on investment options

Before deciding on any investment option, it is always important to review your financial goals and the level of risk you’re comfortable with. To get the best out of your investment, it will be essential to both carefully plan and research which investment option would suit you best. For more information on the above, take a look at our Guide to investment options.

If you would like to know more about the investment options available for investing the proceeds from your property sale or would like some professional advice, our experts will be happy to help. Simply get in touch – we’re always here to help!

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