What is the Modern Method of Auction?

Sometimes when you go onto Rightmove or Zoopla looking for properties you will see that a property has been sold subject to the modern method of auction. I am sometimes asked ‘what does that actually mean?’, which is a great question because it is kind of like a hybrid approach to a property auction. First…

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Leafleting For DEALS

I have had a question from Adam who was asking about leafleting. He was specifically saying have I ever used leaflets, the We Buy Houses Fast type leaflets, and if so what sort of success rate would I expect with my leaflets and what sort of discount would I get from a price if I…

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The BEST Way To Buy At Auction?

I am sometimes asked ‘what is the best way to buy a property at auction?’ and my answer might surprise you. This answer does not work for every case as there may be some deals where you have to buy the property while it’s in the auction on the day. But some of the very…

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Should You Really Buy at Auction?

It all looks so easy on TV programmes like Homes Under The Hammer, doesn’t it? But even if we’ve never done it, many of us instinctively know that buying at auction can’t be that easy. Having said that, I’m still surprised by the number of people I meet who assume that every property at an auction…

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How to Build Relationships with Estate Agents

Why is it important? When vendors decide to sell, the first thing most will do is go straight to an Estate Agent. The knock-on effect of this is that when you’re starting out in property 95% of your deals will probably be made through Estate Agents. Too many beginner investors are trawling Rightmove too much,…

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Finding Properties for Creative Strategies

Estate Agents (Part 13)   Over the past couple of months, we’ve been thinking about how and where to find our property deals. We’ve looked into buy to lets, flips, serviced accommodation, rent to rents and commercial conversions – but, what approach should we take if we’re looking to undertake some of the more creative…

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Finding Commercial Conversion Deals

Estate Agents (Part 12)   It’s time to think about commercial conversions and how to find deals that will fit this strategy – but first, I want to think about why we would want to do commercial conversions in the first place. After all, from the outside, these sound like big deals and a lot…

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Finding Rent to Rent Deals

Estate Agents (Part 11)   We’re thinking about where to find our property deals and this week, we’re going to give some thought to rent to rents. Now, just to make sure I’m being completely transparent, this is not a strategy which I entertain myself. However, I do know many people who undertake rent to…

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Finding Serviced Accommodation Deals

Estate Agents (Part 10)   Over the last few months we’ve been thinking about where to find our property deals. We’ve covered buy to lets, flip properties and HMOs. As such, we’re now on to serviced accommodation.     At its very core essence, serviced accommodation is not dissimilar to buy to lets. The big…

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Flipping Property To Owner Occupiers

Estate Agents (Part 9)   Over the past few weeks we’ve been thinking about property strategies and lately, we’ve been looking at flips. Today, we are going to look at the last sub-strategy in this category which is flips to owner occupiers.     If we’re going to flip to owner occupiers, then it’s likely…

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