I was reminded today why I invest in real estate. Analysts downgraded their estimate for Facebook’s earnings, and the stock took a 24% hit overnight. As a small investor in the stock market you have no control. But as a real estate investor, one who focuses on value-added opportunities, I feel a tremendous level of control. The fundamentals of profitability seem to be missing when it comes to valuation of many companies listed on the NYSE. Real estate isn’t perfect, but I have much more control.