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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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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