the early bird catches the worm

The early bird catches the worm.

The rent cap has long-term negative consequences for the Berlin property market.
Investments in existing apartments have already been massively reduced.
Many landlords are insecure, frustrated, selling their property instead of renting it out.
Corona will not remain without consequences either. The pandemic has merely distracted from the beginning recession.
Many owners will sell their properties to save their own economic existence.
Typically, this leads to a change in real estate prices.

However: the early bird catches the worm.