This is a very exciting week because I have finally been dragged into the 21st Century.
Well, it’s said that the mark of a successful person is the ability to adapt, so I’m giving adapting a go
Although I admit that I am usually a little slow on the uptake, especially when it comes to new technology, I realised I needed to look at, and change, the way I do things.
Specifically, the way I do my one-on-one consultations.
In this day and age, when we are discouraged from mixing, it makes sense to find other ways of getting together.
Now, I have to be honest, in the past I have been a bit resistant to doing consultations on-line.
It may sound a bit old-school but I think there’s a dynamic and a connection that happens face to face which you don’t get on Zoom or Skype.
And I think that can be helpful in mentoring and consulting when you are trying to fully understand what the mentee is saying – reading between the lines if you like.
Perhaps you don’t pick up the subtle cues in facial expressions and body language.
I don’t know what it is. And perhaps for some of us that sounds a bit ‘out there’ anyway, and a bit ‘woo woo’.
But whether that is right or not, the way things are the way things are, and with the Virus it makes sense to find a remote way of doing it.
Now, before I tell you what I’ve come up with, and how you can benefit from this, I just want to say something about the need for mentoring in this day and age.
Why Having a Mentor is More Important Now Than it Has Been For a Long Time
I know from experience the last time the world faced a perilous economic and financial situation (as we do now – the Government is worried unemployment in the UK will hit 4m, and their response is to create aka print money on an enormous scale – that chicken will come home to roost in the not too distant future) it can be tempting to think …
“This isn’t the time to buy property. I may as well wait for this to all be over and then I’ll buy”.
There are many problems with this type of thinking, and I could write several articles exploring this detail, so let me give you the ultra short version so we don’t get off track.
Number One – we are (probably) coming into a once in a decade, maybe once in a lifetime buying opportunity.
Number Two – the strategies were using to buy property last year need to be tweaked and adapted.
Number Three – the way finance is raised, and the way finance works, will change and we need to understand this and be ahead of it.
Number Four – if you put off taking action now for a future date when things are ‘better’ you’ll probably end up doing nothing.
To help us build our property portfolio/business, or even to secure and safeguard our existing property portfolio/business, now is the time to have a helping hand.
So, in mho, mentoring is now more important that it has been for a long time.
Here’s What I Propose and How it Helps You.
I’ve had a lot of requests for some kind of remote consultation, but as I said earlier, I have resisted this for the reasons I explained.
But the reality is that lock-down and semi-lock-down, and local restrictions, are probably going to be with us for a good while yet.
So, OK, let’s do it!
What I’d like to offer is a REMOTE ALTERNATIVE to my Pay-for-a-day One-on-One consultations.
Here are the advantages to you.
Firstly, no travelling. No worrying about traffic. No staying overnight to be in Nottingham ready for our session the next day. I know from your comments that many of you have wanted to meet up, but it’s been impractical to travel long distances across the country to do so.
Secondly, it saves time – with no travelling you can save hours of time that you’d otherwise spend in the car or the train.
Thirdly, it’s cheaper – no train fairs, petrol or hotel bills.
Fourthly, in this Virus age, no masks – my favourite venue ‘changed the rules’ last week and asked my mentee and myself to wear a mask when we weren’t drinking our coffees – under the circumstances this isn’t an unreasonable request but it makes doing a consultation a little harder. (to be clear, when I’ve previously met mentees we only had to wear a mask when walking across the hotel lobby).
Fifthly, and this is a BIG ONE, we can be more flexible in how we allocate our time together.
Let me explain.
Now, I’m going to be honest, the idea of staring at a screen for four hours or more without a break fills me with dread. I just don’t wan’t to do that. And I’m guessing most of us don’t wan’t to do that either.
I suggest we start with, say, an hour (or maybe and hour and a half if we think that would be helpful) and then you can take the rest of the allocated time when it suits you, in bite sized chunks.
That could be another hour or half hour the next day, or the next week, or the next month.
Or you can split it into 3 hourly slots over the next 3 months. Or 3 hourly slots with one every 2 months.
Or 6 half hour slots over the next 6 months.
I’m sure you get the idea.
You choose what works best for you.
So we can get you started and then you can check in regularly as you go along.
Before we do our first session I’ll send you my specially created Questionnaire which, by the way, is a valuable resource in its own right, so I’m fully up to speed and we can crack straight on with the important job in hand.
This is an Alternative and Not a Substitute.
Just to be clear, this is an alternative and DOESN’T replace the other two options i.e. I come to you, or you come to me.
If the situation allows, and we think it’s safe, we could of course meet those ways instead.
But, I think there are clear benefits in doing it remotely, at least for now.
If you would like to book your ‘Remote’ ‘Pay-for-a-day’ One-on-One consultation please click the link below, and I’ll look forward to putting our first ‘meeting’ in the diary.
And it doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner, or already have properties are are experienced – we can all benefit from help and a fresh pair of eyes, and new ideas.
Here’s the kind of thing we can talk about when we meet up:
How to make the most of any properties you already own.
Your property and financial goals.
What is the right strategy(ies) for you?
Your plan – how to make it, and how to action it?
What type of property should you buy for that strategy(ies)
Where you will find the right property (areas, and how to find the property itself)
How to buy your properties (including how much to offer and how to make an offer)
What to look for when buying a property
How to raise finance
How to raise even more finance !
Other forms of finance you might not have even considered
How to make sure the properties you buy work
How to set up and structure your property business/portfolio
You exit strategy
and really anything else you’d like to talk about and which will help you move forward.
So if you want to achieve your property (and financial) goals (more quickly) and you think a consultation and mentoring session will help you, please click the link below to book your REMOTE slot.
Here’s to Successful Property investing
(ex) Chartered Surveyor, author and property investor
PS. By the way, I’ve rewritten and updated my best-selling e-book, The Successful Property Investor’s Strategy Workshop, which is an account of how I put together my multi-property portfolio, starting from scratch and with no money of my own, and how you can do the same.
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