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The Inside Property Investing Podcast | Interviewing Inspiring & Successful Property and Real Estate Investors

The Inside Property Investing Podcast is a regular interview show, sharing the stories of the most inspiring and successful property investors and entrepreneurs. We discuss their backgrounds and how they got started in property investing, where their business is now, their future goals and plans to get there, as well as advice for those of us looking to start investing or take our property business to the next level. We explore investing strategies like Buy to Let, HMOs, Serviced Apartments, and build to sell/build to let, among many others.
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May 25, 2020

Today I'm delighted to welcome Katrina Jones back to the show. It's been 4 years since she was first on the podcast and a lot has changed for her in that time.

She still controls a sizeable rent to rent portfolio but takes a more hands-off approach now as her superstar team look after most of the day to day responsibility. 

During our chat we get a chance to find out more about Katrina's thoughts on the rent to rent market in 2020, the continued growth of her own portfoio, how she found and built a team she can rely on 100% to look after her business, and why she decided that being a lifestyle entrepreneur was more important than the constant pursuit of bigger profits.

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May 7, 2020

Hey guys, in this episode we're looking at what's been going on in our business throughout April and how the current pandemic has affected our plans.  Specifically we're digging into:

  • Progress on moving our pensions into a SSAS (small self administered scheme)
  • Big changes to the team in our property management business
  • An update on IPI Brewery - our latest commercial to residential conversion
  • And why 90 day sprints are the best way to plan your goals

We also shared some details of a fundraiser we're taking part in this month. 

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You can check out 'The 12 Week Year' here.

And you can find out more details on our Raising Private Finance masterclass here.

 

Apr 27, 2020

Today I'm delighted to be joined by Saif Derzi, an investor who walked away from his successful career in the pharmaceutical industry to start growing his property portfolio. 

After changing direction from HMOs to property trading, he has built an amazing business that I'm sure will inspire you to think about what's possible in a short space of time.

Throughout the interview we get the chance to talk about why diversity is so important; why you shouldn't be afraid to pivot; how to step away from a lucrative career; as well as his top tips on sourcing, negotiation and raising private finance. 

Got 30 seconds to help us out? We'd really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review in iTunes. 

Apr 23, 2020

Today we've got a bonus episode for you taken from a recent video we released looking in detail at our typical daily and weekly schedule that we stick to for maximum effectiveness in our business, we explore the tools we use to communicate with and manage ourselves and our team, how we split the roles and responsibilities across our property business, how we break up each day to create the most value and much more.

If you're more of visual learner then head over to our youtube channel to catch the original video, otherwise you'll still get some great insights from the audio right here.

No sponsor today so we can jump straight into the show, but I'd be so grateful if you can take 30 seconds to head over to iTunes and leave us a review if you're enjoying the content we create and get value from it for your own investing.

Thanks in advance, and I hope you enjoy today's show.

Apr 20, 2020

Today I am genuinely really excited to be joined by Craig Sullivan. If you've come across his alter ego, the property apprentice on social media, you'll know what a ball of energy he is and this episode will not disappoint. 

After buying his first student house at auction whilst still studying, he went on to build up an enviable portfolio of 15 HMOs and a letting agency which manages 90 in and around Kent.

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Apr 14, 2020

Today I'm delighted to be joined by Marc Turnier, an architect turned investor who's sharing with us how his experience working on £100million plus landmark buildings led him to start his own portfolio flipping houses and buying small blocks of flats in Kent. 

During the interview we look at affordable investing in the south east, what tips from the world of architecture we can apply to our own projects, and what Marc's plans are for the future to step away from client work and become a full time investor.

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Apr 7, 2020

Today it's time for our March Monthly update, and what a crazy month it was!  During this episode we share some highs and lows from one of the most challenging months we've faced as property investors and small business owners - from completing on our latest purchase and raising £200,000 in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown to having rooms sitting empty that we can't do anything to fill and being stuck on an expensive bridge whilst the mortgage market shuts down. 

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Mar 30, 2020

Roland Symonds is a full time HMO investor living and investing in South London.

During the interview we get to explore how Roland has created 32 HMO rooms in a little over a year, his views on the three biggest objections we get about investing in HMOs in London - that it's too expensive, that article 4 has made it impossible, and that there's too much competition, and what he's learned between his first house and his most recent one.

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Mar 29, 2020

In this bonus episode we take a look at 7 different tasks you can focus on during isolation/social distancing that will prepare your business for growth once life begins to return to normal.

For most of us our priority is going to be looking after ourselves and our family above all else. But we can also choose to make time to put ourselves and our businesses in the best possible position for the future.

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Mar 23, 2020

Today I'm delighted to be joined by Anthony Hunter, a north east based investor who is rapidly scaling his portfolio by sticking to the basics and becoming a real expert in high-demand single lets. 

Along with his brother, he's grown a great business and created freedom and choice in his life with a strategy that most dismiss as boring or not capable of generating big enough returns. 

Hopefully this interview goes some way to giving you the confidence that there is no right or wrong strategy when you're starting out - the real success comes from picking one that makes sense to you and getting stuck in.

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Mar 16, 2020

Today Victoria and I are getting together behind the mic for an overview of our biggest takeaways from Social Media Marketing World 2020.  This is a conference we attended in California 2 weeks ago and got so much value from for our business, but don't worry if you're listening to this thinking 'jeez Mike, I don't care about Facegram or The Twitter, I just want to build a property portfolio' because none of our biggest takeaways relate specifically to social media tactics. 

We've got 5 high-level business and mindset topics to cover that will have a positive impact on any business.  We discuss each one for a couple of minutes, so stick with us, see which of them resonate most with you, think about what would have the biggest impact on your own business, and leave the rest behind.  

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Feb 11, 2020

Catch up with our latest update where we run through the final numbers for our Hall Street project, the ongoing delays with our new build, and the details of our latest deal - a commercial conversion which we'll be transforming into 4 apartments. 

We also share details of how you can invest with us on this project, our views on property education, and an interaction with a 'fan' called Steve... 

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Jan 28, 2020

Today we've got our second HMO month interview, and today we're joined by Clair Mcardle, a North West based investor and owner of Blue Sky Spaces.

As with Ben & Jules, our guests last week, Clair has achieved a huge amount in just a couple of years, recently hitting her goal of creating 5 HMOs over the past 24 months. 

After a bit of a false start and some uncertainty with exactly where she should be investing, Clair discovered she didn't need to follow the crowd to Manchester where she'd first attempted to grow her portfolio.  Instead, she focussed on areas closer to home and as well as making her life a lot easier, she's discovered a great local niche where her properties are in huge demand. 

We often talk about mini-HMOs generating £600-800 monthly profit, but Clair's latest 4 bedroom HMO is generating in excess of £1,000 every month, in a location many before her had dismissed as unprofitable and low value.  It really goes to show what the right area analysis can do for your business.

There are many great insights like this in today's episode so I'm sure it'll open your eyes to the potential of HMO investing. 

 

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Jan 20, 2020

Today we've got our first HMO month interview with the husband and wife team, Ben & Julia, from fortunice property. 

I'm delighted to have them on the show because they're an amazing example of the impact property can have on your life in a short space of time.

In 18 months they were able to create a £3,000 monthly income enabling Jules to leave the corporate world behind and focus on raising her family, and now as they've progressed from small HMOs to larger ones, they're generating in excess of £1,000 per project.

Ben is still working in a corporate job he enjoys, but Jules is on the brink of taking some time off as they prepare to have their second child, but the real beauty is their income will continue whilst she focusses on family life due to the recurring revenue from their portfolio.

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Jan 6, 2020

We're starting off the year by devoting the podcast to HMOs for the month of January - kind of like shark week on the discovery channel but much more exciting, we'll be spending the next couple of episodes looking at the HMO strategy in the current climate.

Today's episode specifically asks the big question of whether they're still a good investment option in 2020 and beyond. I'll let you in on a little secret, we 100% think they are, but we're going to look at some of the pros and cons, how the market is changing, and how our own approach is changing to ensure that we remain competitive. 

If you're thinking about investing in HMOs this year, or have been trying to already but just not been able to get if off the ground, this make sure you stick around over the next few weeks and hopefully we can get you started on the right foot!

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Dec 30, 2019

In this episode I thought it'd be fun to share some - 'fairly personal' details about our new goals and property plans for the next couple of years.  I'm going to break down the process Victoria and I have been through recently to create a new vision for our future, understand the financial targets we need to hit to make that vision a reality, and then break it down further to put a create a roadmap that tells us what we need to be doing in terms of the type and number of projects to get there. 

 

I'm sharing this for two reasons - the first is that it's a genuine reflection of the process we go through pretty regularly to reassess our goals and make sure we're still working towards a vision that inspires us.  It's something we get asked about a lot, in terms of how we set goals and what our future plans are, so I though it'd be fun to go into the detail of latest goal setting session and tell you what we want to achieve and how we arrived at those plans.

 

The second reason is that we wanted to take it a step further and work with you to create your own vision, goals and roadmap for the next 3-5 years.  January seemed like the perfect time to do this, and especially this year as it's the start of a new decade, so we decided to run a free 5 day challenge this month where every day we share one simple but effective assignment that combined will create a meaningful roadmap for your own investing journey.

 

If you want to join us for free then the easiest way to register is to go to www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/5daychallenge and we'll send you all of the details. 

Dec 16, 2019

James Mitchell, a young family man with an entrepreneurial background. He decided he wanted to spend more time with his kids, picked serviced accommodation as his focus area with no real experience, and 18 months later has created a million pound company between his rent to SA units, his SA management company and his cleaning and maintenance business. 

 

It was great to find out how James was able to pick up so many deals and grow his business so quickly, but my favourite parts of the discussion are his tips for generating more direct bookings and systemising his business to the extent it only takes him about an hour a day to run.

 

Read the show notes here.

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Dec 9, 2019

Ben Keenan, an australian born, UK based solicitor who is jumping into the deep end of new build developments whilst still working full time as general council for an international construction company.

He's relatively early in his own property career but is a great example of how property can work alongside a busy day job, how your relevant skills and experience can help you skip the early stages of property investing, and how finding the right partners can allow you to achieve more collectively than you'd be able to do on your own.

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Dec 4, 2019

A quick catch up with Mike on everything that is happening in the world of IPI before we pack up the boat and head back to the freezing cold UK for Christmas! 

A look at our current projects, and a couple of chances to come hang out with us. 

Thanks for listening!

 

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Nov 25, 2019

Today I'm delighted to be joined by fellow property nomad Peter Armistead. A property investor running his business in Manchester whilst living in the skiers heaven of Whistler, British Columbia.

In his extensive career he's developed over 500 apartments in South Manchester, won countless awards for his projects, built his dream home in the Canadian mountains and trains regularly for ultramarathons.

I love discovering other investors who're making property work for them, rather than the other way around, and Peter is a great example of this.

If you've got any desire to use property as a vehicle for more freedom in your life then you're going to love this episode.

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Nov 18, 2019

The real focus of today's episode is on Jane's podville developments - serviced offices created from shipping containers.

With one development up and running in Bristol, another in progress in Milton Keynes, and more in the pipeline, we look at the pros and cons of this alternative construction method, as well as looking more generally at Jane's fascinating career history in the property world and her top tips for raising finance. 

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Nov 11, 2019

Today we are joined by Rob Stewart, successful property developer and a leading authority on, well… authority.

That's what we're focussing on in today's podcast - how you can accelerate your expert status, attract clients with ease, and charge what you're worth.

Now let's be clear - this isn't about becoming another property education company - it's about how the power of creating a personal brand can help scale your property business, whether that's by attracting private finance to your next project, introducing clients for your service business, or finding investors who want to buy the deals you're sourcing.

If you're aware of the power a strong brand can have on your business then this episode is for you. And if you're sceptical or unconvinced then it's definitely for you.

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Nov 4, 2019

Wow, what an interview. Today I am joined by Ruth Hobbs, one half of Derby based property company "Urban Sisters" and easily one of the most passionate people I've come across in this industry. We laughed, we cried and she did not hold back.

As the name would suggest, it’s a family affair, and the two sisters have a variety of projects on the go, with their most recent project, a 1.6million luxury student development earning them a nomination for best HMO at this years Property Investor Awards.

 

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Oct 29, 2019

We've been a bit quiet recently and its time we explained why. Boat issues, planning issues, finance issues....sometimes it just all gets a bit too much. Thankfully we can see light at the end of the tunnel, so its time to share what's been going on. 

 

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Oct 1, 2019

Today I am delighted to welcome back Susannah Cole for her THIRD appearance on the podcast, and I think easily my favourite yet. We talk about her three stage process for success property investment, why deal packaging can be a great entry route into the world of property and how to deal with things when shit goes wrong.

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