The Definition of Cash Flow in Real Estate

Cash Flow Definitions

There are multiple definitions of cash flow used throughout the investing world. This can make it disorienting as a new investor. We will share all the various definitions and then the one that we use. 

  • The accounting definition
  • The Robert Kiyosaki definition
  • The Freedom Family Definition

Our Definition

Cash flow is a vital metric, so you see it in all of our property listings. The definition of cash flow we are using can be expressed as an equation.

Rent – Mortgage = Cash Flow