There are ways of assuring yourself a profit, as well. Let us first talk about the profit strategy of most real estate investors. Most real estate investors focus on appreciation of the home to make their profit. While appreciation can and usually does happen, we consider this unsound investment to buy based off of what we think will appreciate. There is no way to measure or predict the appreciation, since it is just that, prediction. There are no fortune tellers in this world. Therefore, the only thing about the future we are concerned with is a drop in value, which we have already protected against. We must, then, find another way to profit – a way that assures us a profit.