SarahBeenySpringIssue2017 - 37
A property like this with a clean living
room, bedroom (right) and kitchen
(below) could be an ideal investment
you with 11 proven strategies/secrets
property investors have hidden from the
world, including strategies that require
very little money to start.'
'Having a great network of property
investors is one of the fastest ways to
grow,' she says. 'Apart from the
mentoring programme we offer at the
academy, we also link like-minded
people on social networks.'
Maintaining good professional
relationships with other investors will
help even a newbie know the shortcuts
to take and pitfalls to avoid. Looking for
where to start on your own? Start with
LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Meet the experts
Jackie agrees. 'When it comes to
property investment, reading about it
is not enough,' she says. 'Many people
have got involved having read articles
on property investment but few make
money out of what they have learned.'
The solution to this is getting involved
in a mentorship programme - the next
most important thing for making it in the
property investment business, she says.
Such a programme will motivate and
'SHOWING OFF HOW NAÏVE YOU ARE
CAN COST YOU HUGE SUMS OF MONEY.
EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT WELL INFORMED,
ABOUT THE PROPERTY, NEVER SHOW IT'
inspire anyone interested in the industry
to make it and surpass expectations.
Mentoring programmes, such as the
type Property Mastery Academy offers,
are not child's play; they are hard work.
Practical knowledge and experience
are offered, which you must add to the
right push towards hitting your personal
and business goals.
There, Jackie says, you meet real
people who are industry experts, have
made their mark in the ﬁeld and are keen
to help you out with your struggles.
Get yourself known
Anyone looking to making it big in the
industry must be a great people person.
Getting to interact with as many
people as possible on daily basis is key
in this business. 'Understanding and
responding to people in areas they are
concerned about will naturally win you
some admiration,' says Mark.
'You also earn their respect and trust
because you have mastered the art
of being someone people can rely on
to leave their property with.'
Value of networking
He continues: 'Studying the current price
trends will help you to know if properties
in the speciﬁc area you are interested in
are rising satisfactorily.
'With this information to hand, you
will be able to rate the area in terms of
demand, which will inform your decision
as to whether to continue investing in
properties in that area or seek out other
more proﬁtable areas elsewhere.'
Jackie says anyone who wants to
make it in the industry must also know
the importance of networking.
Another piece of invaluable advice from
Mark is to structure your business
correctly to take advantage of any tax
breaks. 'With the government cracking
down on buy-to-let investors,' he says,
'it is crucial to get the right advice to
minimise your tax bill.'
Mark says it is always preferable to
seek advice from a tax adviser or your
accountant before you start investing
in property as having the wrong legal
structure in place could cost you
thousands of pounds.
Finally, always appear professional
and organised, Mark says. 'Showing off
how naïve you are can cost you huge
sums of money. Even if you are not well
informed about the property you are
about to invest in, never show it.
'You can always rebook the
appointment at a later date when
you have gathered all the necessary
information,' he says. 'If in doubt, seek
advice from experienced investors like
Jackie and myself.'
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call 01252 730040