A REIT is a Real Estate Investment Trust, which is basically a company that owns and in some cases operates income-producing real estate. Just like regular stocks, REIT ETFs are traded on stock exchanges.
A REIT's portfolio can include shopping centers, hotels and apartment buildings, for example. This makes it possible for investors to gain exposure to real estate investments without having to actually buy and manage any properties themselves.
The first step to invest in REITs with Passfolio is to open an account. For that, we’ll request you some basic information and, depending on your country of residence, you’ll have to submit your photo ID and proof of address. It’s quick and easy to create a brokerage account, and you’ll be done in up to 5 minutes!
After that, you will be able to deposit funds in your account by making a bank transfer or using other methods available. With your USD balance, you can search for REITs in the app and buy and sell them as you wish, without paying commission fees.*
* Securities less than $5 cost $0.02/share. Please see our disclosures on other charges.
Buying specialized REITs gives you exposure to the real estate sector. REITs are an interesting financial product because they may generate dividend income along with potential capital appreciation, which may provide additional diversification to your portfolio.
REITs are also an easier way of investing in real estate, compared to buying a property yourself, because
they are easy to buy and sell in public exchanges.
With Passfolio, you can choose from more than 600 REITs to buy. Deciding which REITs to invest in depends on your investment profile and strategy, and Passfolio helps you by providing lists of REITs, charts and detailed stats for each one.