What real estate investors have in advance of the typical equity investor, though forced to do so, is not to look at the price of their investment on a daily or weekly basis. Since the price of the property the investor has bought is not published daily on a stock exchange, he looks at his investment property over many years. Most equity investors are unfortunately distracted by the daily ups and downs of the stock markets. And let themselves be distracted from the actual idea of why they bought a share: The participation in a company, the business model, the management and the future prospects of which they are convinced of.
Many real estate investors buy real estate because it is a real, “tangible” value. Shares are investments in a company and therefore less tangible, but they are just as real valued as real estate. As the owner of a share, you are a co-owner of a real company that has an actual tangible and capitalized value – just like real estate.