I’m running a live webinar all about how property investing has changed my life, adding in some top tips on where to start and sharing my new learning package of training. Its here if you want to watch it.
Not long ago in 2014, my husband John and I were in the corporate ‘rat race’ – commuting to London and the Isle of Wight respectively, rarely seeing each other Mon-Fri and recovering at weekends. It was a life that we assumed was going to continue until retirement in our late 60s. After all that’s what everyone does isn’t it?
I had an ambition to retire early as my father had done at the age of 55. He was made redundant from a very senior job and he lived his dream of returning home to North Wales, working voluntarily for the Princes Trust and enjoying his garden. As a result he was there for me, his grandchildren and of course my mother too.
We discovered that there is a way to create a ‘passive’ income and to escape that rat race through investing in amazing assets – bricks and mortar – property.
Join me live on Tuesday 30th May 8pm to find out more about how – register here
With the UK an island, the population growing and not enough houses being built, the demand for property is growing and prices too. This makes it harder for people to afford to buy and so the rental market has grown too. The basic economics are clear and the historic prices of houses are also interesting to review. As long as it’s not your own residential property (a liability) but an additional property that is rented out, you have a great asset for future income.
What happened and how did you start?
Having worked in banking for 21 years, I found I had accumulated a large number of shares. Whilst they were pretty low in value, they added up to just enough for a deposit on a flat. I’d heard and read about property being a good asset for money, and with interest rates so low, we thought we might give it a go. Then we both thought we should educate ourselves a bit to make sure we knew what we were doing as there must be responsibilities we ought to be aware of. That’s when I searched on Amazon and bought two best sellers including the book Property Magic by Simon Zutshi.
The book seemed too good to be true, but it did make a huge amount of sense. John and I thought that it was probably hard to follow the process of buying and renting ‘below market value’ in the South of England, but we thought we’d follow up and go along to one of Simon’s regional monthly meetings. We then got a follow up call from the hosts of the meeting and talked through what our goals and dreams were and we hesitated on which course to follow. What amazed us was that a few days later Simon Zutshi himself phoned us up to talk these through with us! That surprised us and we thought that he sounded and appeared very ethical and caring about our needs, so we booked to do the 3-day Mastermind Accelerator course.
After remortgaging our home to release equity, we invested in Simon’s flagship 12-month Mastermind course and were chosen by him to receive a top award at the end of this period for the success we achieved. We’d built a portfolio worth £2.5m in 11 months and created an income of £60,000pa from the rental profit. Stunning to look back on.
It really hasn’t sunk in yet that we can inspire others, only now I’ve launched my foundation programme am I seeing how satisfying it is to help others learn. Our knowledge has grown and we forget how much value we’ve gained from the pin group and from creating our portfolio – the highs and lows of this work brings great lessons.
Property Investing really isn’t rocket science. It requires a good education to understand the risks and perils that abound, and to be able to take steps forward with confidence and support. That’s why I decided to launch my programme.
Through the webinar you can pick up some basics about investing and maybe take part in my programme of learning with me through simple webinars and coaching. Hope you’ll join me!