Building 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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Flipping Property To Other Investors

Estate Agents (Part 8)   Last week we began to think about flips and crucially how to find our flip properties so that we can find deals to sell on for a profit. Now, where you are going to find these properties is going to be largely determined by the type of flip that you’re…

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Finding Properties to Flip

Estate Agents (Part 7)   Having explored buy to lets and HMOs, this week we’re going to look at how to find properties to flip. In other words, properties that we can buy and then sell on. So, how do we do this? Do we literally just walk straight into an estate agent’s office and…

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Finding HMO Deals

Estate Agents (Part 6)   We’ve been thinking about how to find our property deals and last week we began to think about HMOs. But, where can we find properties to convert to HMOs?   The answer is the same place as where we would find our buy to lets, and that’s at the local…

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Converting Properties to HMOs

Estate Agents (Part 5)   Lately, we’ve been thinking about how we are going to find our deals and this week, I want to give some thought to HMOs. At a very simplistic level, your HMO is likely to be very similar (physically, at least) to a buy to let. As such, you’re probably going…

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