One of the (many) things I have discovered that holds (beginner) property investors back, especially at the beginning, is not knowing what it is they want to achieve in property and why.
That might sound nuts. After all, we all know what we want to achieve in property, don’t we? A bit of extra income? To grow our capital? A few properties to make a pension fund?
The thing is, if we can be specific about our outcomes we’ll find it much easier to decide on strategy, type of property and where to buy, when we get to that point farther down the line.
It’s easy to gloss over this and disregard it, perhaps dismissing it as unimportant.
But it will make a difference. That’s why I’m a big fan of goal setting, simply because it works and does change lives.
But this isn’t about goal setting, it’s more about understanding what we want to achieve and why.
In this, the first video of a 12 part mini series, we’ll look at the first question I think every property investor should ask themselves when they start, and at regular intervals along the way to keep on track.
Here’s to successful property investing
Peter Jones B.Sc FRICS
Chartered Surveyor, author and property investor
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