Impossible Due Diligence
People typically join crowdfunding programs because they are not real estate experts. Though they will usually give a risk rating, how are you to evaluate that risk if you do not know how? And even if you are a real expert, you still will not be able to make strategic decision unless you’re are active in that market.
It would be to your advantage to mitigate that risk by working locally in a market you know either yourself or hiring a local real estate agent. Real estate is local, so you will win by working in the market you know. Enter house flipping: you create your talented team, you pick the properties, and with a local real estate agent you can gauge the value of the property now and in the long term.