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Real Estate Tokenization

Real estate is a very diverse and boundless industry. Real-estate tokenization is a way of expanding the traditional real-estate sector into the digital world. Integrating blockchain technology into this industry can transform its illiquid market into a liquid and digital real-estate investment market. 

Tokenization

Let us first understand tokenization and how it works. Tokenization is the process of representing a physical asset digitally on the blockchain. In simple terms, tokenization represents all traditional assets such as collateral, tangible assets, or financial instruments on the DLT. Asset tokenization is the process of representing pre-existing assets on blockchain by transferring their evaluation value and ownership rights into a digital token. 

Real-Estate Tokenization

Tokenization of real estate converts its value into tokens that are used to raise funds from investors. It allows the conversion of real estate into fragmented assets and represents them with digital tokens. Each token can represent a property with reserved rights and obligations. All this is made possible because of “smart contracts,” which carry out all the contractual details of the deal. These tokens can then be traded on an online marketplace. The token purchaser will earn the ownership rights to that particular asset portion. 

Need For Tokenization In Real-Estate

Tokenization can play a significant role in future real-estate transactions. This is because it increases the efficiency of real estate investments through faster transactions and more security. 

It allows fractionation of real estate, thus making it a viable investment option for small investors. 

How Does It Work?

Suppose you want to tokenize a property of 100,000 sq ft worth $30 million.

Tokenizing this property will let you divide each square foot into separate shares. Thus, the property can be divided into 100,000 shares, each valued at $1,500. Tokenization allows fractional ownership. Therefore, these 100,000 shares can be individually sold at a multiplied profit. 

Types of Real-Estate Tokenization

  • Residential real estate tokenization: Tokenizing the fractional ownership of real estate properties for asset owners, developers, or big organizations.
  • Commercial real estate tokenization: Tokenizing commercial real estate ownership follows the legal protocols.
  • Trophy real-estate tokenization: Tokenizing the iconic buildings in prime locations.
  • Single real-estate tokenization: Tokenizing single real-estate property and raising funds for other projects.

Advantages Of Tokenization In Real-Estate

  • High-volume liquidity: When real estate is tokenized, it results in high-volume liquidity as direct investment in a property is vested with the character of indirect investment.
  • Globalization: Geographical barriers are broken with tokenization as it allows you to invest in tokens from any part of the world.
  • Transparency: The most important thing about blockchain technology is that it is clear, which makes tokenization an attractive way to invest.
  • Fractional Ownership: A broader group of investors, especially small ones, are allowed to invest directly in real estate.
  • Lower transaction costs: Transactions using tokens are more cost-effective. So, since the transaction is being processed faster, its execution time is also getting better.
  • No intermediaries: Tokenization eliminates the need for intermediaries by allowing peer-to-peer transactions.
  • Automation: Smart contracts allow the automation of numerous steps on the blockchain.

Future

Real-estate asset tokenization will change the way people invest in real estate all over the world. Tokenization offers enormous advantages to the real estate industry, from providing fractional ownership to enhancing liquidity to automation. Tokenization will bring out the best market potential for the real estate industry in the coming years. Future tokenization projects in this industry will consist of groundbreaking results. 

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