1. Do Not Buy Utilities
The utilities of Monopoly include The Electric Company and Water Works. If you were to buy them together they would cost $300, roughly the cost of a couple average houses. The chances of making only $120 is low, in fact, the chances are only 1 to 36. This is only if both utilities are owned, if only one is, you barely have a rare chance of making $28-$70. Since there is only 2 on the board not many people are expected to land on these spaces. Now, what kind of money is this to win? You’re trying to build monopolies and hotels, not generate just enough chump change to feed your family.
2. Use Railroads as a trading offer
Railroads have some potential of bringing in money, that’s why you should trade them. You might think I’m stupid saying to trade away property that pays good once landed on. Try to earn every railroad you can in the beginning of the game. Buying 4 would cost you $1000 but, trust me; it’s worth it in the end. Because of the high earning potential fact mentioned earlier, people are real suckers for railroads. Say you have 2 orange properties and your sister has the third. If you have two or more railroads you can say, “Trade these and you’ll earn $50-$200 and they’re everywhere so there’s a high chance to land on them”. You’re left with an orange monopoly making hundreds maybe even thousands and the most she can make is $200. Who came out better?
3. Mortgage Everything (At the right time)
Mortgage everything? But, how will I make money from the properties I brought? Stop worrying about the colors you have that aren’t linked, remember the name of the game is Monopoly, and that is your sole mission. You want to buy houses in large amounts as quickly as you can. The most effective way possible to do this is to mortgage your other properties that only have potential making you up to $50. When you have three houses, there’s a big price jump that others have to pay you so when you make money using these, you can then makes these properties no longer mortgaged for a maximum earning value.