Prior to 2007, Saj had spent 15 years creating an IT company, but despite his MBA in business he almost lost everything at one point. Rather than accepting failure, he found and learnt from the best in the industry about property investing and quickly recreated his success.
He is known as the Property Joint Venture expert and has built a multi-million pound portfolio with over 150 tenants using none of his own money.
He loves working directly with vendors and investors to find creative solutions that offer a win-win for all parties, as well as helping other investors achieve their own success through networking events, coaching, mentoring and training.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/sajhussain/
This pair of property investors started White Box Property Solutions in 2014 when they had only one buy to let property each.
They have grown this massively since then to the stage where they now have a portfolio of 26 properties through their build to let strategy.
Prior to that, Andi came from a construction background while Lloyds experience was in sales for an LED lighting company, a mortgage broker, and a major new homes developer.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/lloydandandi/
Iain's background is as a Chartered Accountant which he qualified as in 1984 before setting up his own practice in the early 90s. He continued to run this for 15 years, and bought his first investment property in 2006.
A year later in 2007 he sold the accountancy practice and has since built up his property portfolio with family and private investors to over 30 properties which all yield in excess of 10%.
In addition, he is also the Amazon number 1 best selling author of this book combining both of these passions - Legally Avoid Property Taxes” 51 top tips to save property taxes and improve your wealth.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/iainwallis/
Having started investing in 1998 with properties in South Wales and abroad, Mike achieved financial independence by 2006 with the passive income for his portfolio.
He now has over 50 single lets, over 20 HMO rooms along with commercial property interests, and is an amazon number 1 best seller with his book 'How to Successfully Invest in Property'.
He attributes a lot of his success to a property mentor he was able to turn to for advice, and is now joining us to share his property journey and pass on some of that advice to us.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/mikewoods/
Joe is a bit of an expert when it comes to buying properties through auctions, having bought his entire Newcastle portfolio of over 20 properties through auctions. In addition to this, he also has a portfolio in London, and has been investing for 19 years.
To diversify even further, he also has interests in a construction company, a pub and even a ladies fashion brand, but all of this is done with the desire to leave a legacy of education to his nephews and neices, and perhaps just a little bit of money as well.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/joedolan/
Barry is a well known property investor, speaker and author of the 5 star rated book 'Escape the Rat Race With Property Lease Options'.
He has built up an enviable portfolio and significant monthly income including a single property that generates over £50,000 annual profit, although he has worked hard to get there, starting out with only £8,500 whilst still in full time employment.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/barrydavies/
Karl has been working in the property industry full time for over 4 years, and is currently the co-founder of S & S investments along with recent guest Lee Stewart, as well as running a house share management company based in Peterborough.
Prior to this he worked for one of the UKs largest property education companies, responsible for the growth of their portfolio building business where he raised over £4million in joint venture finance.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/karlspencer/
It's the last show of the month again which means we're taking a break from interviewing another inspiring property investor to focus on how my own journey has progressed over the last 30 days. The idea is to give some real world examples of the successes we're having, the problems we're facing, and what we're doing to overcome them in order to achieve our own property success.
This month, we finally completed on the repossession property that we're going to convert into an HMO, we're at the half way mark on the development of our own home, we went through the process of renting out the 2 bed terrace we had previously been trying to sell, and we went to do viewings with a few motivated sellers as well. But before we get on to that, we do have a very special guest joining us to help us all maximise our income and minimise our taxes.
Many of you will know Simon Misiewicz as the head of Optimise Accountants. He is passionate about both accounting and property and runs the UK's premier accountancy firm specialising in the property market. You can find out about his own property journey in episode 18, but today and for the next few months during these monthly updates he'll be joining us to share his best advice and knowledge on property accounting.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/update3/
Lee has been focussing on a rent to rent strategy in Peterborough for 2 years, and was able to replace his full time income within only 6 months.
He now runs a house share specific letting agency in his local area that manages his own investment properties as well as those that he has bought with his joint venture partners.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/leestewart/
During his time as a member of the British Army, Mark served in the Falkland Islands, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan among other places. This gave him a good income with little free time to spend his money, which is when he started investing in property.
After a while it got to the point where he was making more from this side line than he was in the army, and as nobody was trying to kill him in the property industry he made the decision to move into this world full time.
Since then, he has pursued many different property strategies and is now at the stage where he has developed a phenomenal rent to rent business that's on track to hit a £10.5 million rent roll by the end of this year.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/markbeal/
Not our typical property investor guest, Bethan's real strengths lie in her impressive marketing and strategy expertise, developed and honed during her career at Base One.
She was exposed to investing from a young age though as her mother ran a home based business whilst Bethan was growing up and stashed any profits she made into buy-to-let properties.
Bethan followed suit buying her own buy-to-let property when she was only 19, and is now combining her skill sets as the Co-Founder of CrowdLords, a two-sided equity crowdfunding platform for the buy-to-let market.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/bethanjenkins/
Elsie's work ethic stems from her late mother who raised 4 children on her own in Islington, that all went on to gain professional qualifications and achieve great success.
Elsie's own initial success was as a qualified chartered accountant working for the likes of JP Morgan, Barclays, and UPS, but she has spent the past 10 years focussing on her property portfolio which now includes high value apartments in central london and student multi-lets in the south east.
Elsie, that's the high level overview. Now help us get inside your head with a little personal insight into your background and what makes you tick.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/elsieigbinadolor/
Jane is a highly experienced property developer and landlord with an impressive portfolio of investment properties consisting of both residential and holiday lets.
Despite a very different professional background in design where she started as a fashion buyer before stints in interior design as well as film and video production, her passion for property has always been strong which led to her first purchase at only 21 years old.
It made sense then when she made the decision to move in to property investing on a full-time basis, where she prides herself on her ability to see potential and maximise the revenue per square foot on each of her deals.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/janeskynner/
Paul's previous career was one that he absolutely loved, as a biology teacher for 20 years. Along the way he bought a couple of buy to let properties in order to supplement his pension, but at the time he thought that would be the extent of his property investing.
But after some changes at his school, he decided he needed to find an income stream that gave him a better work life balance, and came across the PIN Property Mastermind programme where he was able to build a portfolio of 14 HMO properties with a JV partner generating almost half a million in annual rent in just 1 year.
Since he was recognised as one of the top performers on his programme, I've been chasing him to join us and share his story, and I'm delighted to say that finally, we have him.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/paulmelling/
Clearly passionate about HMOs, Tracey has developed the multiple strands of her property business around this one core strategy.
Since moving away from her career in the world of IT Software, she has focussed full time on property investing and growing her own HMO portfolio as well as offering a hands free portfolio building service to source deals, manage renovations, and coordinate the ongoing management for investors.
She also loves sharing this passion with others through trainings and presentations at property events across the country.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/traceywoods/
Jenny is an inspiration in the truest sense of the word. With no previous experience in investing, a personal tragedy 3 years ago changed her entire mind set and she jumped on property as a means of becoming financially free in order to spend more time with her family.
In that time, her and her husband have achieved great successes, including being top performers on the Simon Zutshi Mastermind programme in 2013.
More importantly though, property has enabled her to focus on the causes important to her and her family.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/jennyrayner/
After graduating from the university of Melbourne, whilst her friends went off and got Jobs, Fiona decided to move to Japan and spent the next 6 years working and skiing between there and New Zealand.
In 1998 she moved to the UK to study accountancy, but quickly took the leap into property following in her parents foot steps, with very little capital to get her started.
The first few deals were tough, but she has persevered and over the last 15 years has built a multi-million pound portfolio of single lets, she has 72 HMO rooms, weekly self catering accommodation, commercial buildings, a sports bar and has even turned around a failing hotel.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/fionatalbot/
After leaving university, Arsh began his property journey by taking on his father's small portfolio and focussing on the type of tenants often classes as a landlord's worst nightmare.
He then started buying his own investment properties in the Wolverhampton area which currently generate an impressive20-30% yield.
With over 500 tenants all on housing benefits, Arsh has become one of the most successful UK investors operating in this niche, and his passion for treating his tenants well shines through in everything he does, including in his business results where he is proud to boast a 100% rent collection record and a 98% occupancy rate.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/arshellahi/
Until about 4 years ago, Tom was working in a job for a boss he didn't like earning less than £1,000 a month.
With entrepreneurialism burning in his heart, he stumbled across creative property investing in the United states and found people doing 30 deals a month wholesaling below market value properties, and doing lease options.
He quickly did the maths and realised if he could do even 10% of that he'd be making up to £10,000 a month, so he started applying what he'd learned to the UK market and made £40,000 in his first 4 months.
He now does 4-6 deals a month, only works when he wants, and is planning on getting up to 20 deals per month by the end of the year.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/tomwade/
It's that time of the month again where rather than interviewing another inspiring property investor,
I'm going to talk through my trials and tribulations over the past 30 days to give a bit of front-line insight into the strategies I'm focussing on, what's working, what's not working, and what we want to do next month.
This month, we've completed on one purchase, are days away from exchanging on another, changed our strategy on the 2 bed terrace we had on the market, among a few other exciting events.
I can't promise we'll achieve our goals, but I hope that by putting them out there in the public domain it'll make us more accountable and strive that little bit harder to make sure we succeed every month.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/update2/
As a property trader, Richard's typical deal is pretty simple - he buys a property for cash and immediately trades it on with minimal or no works. For this strategy to succeed, he relies on other people marketing properties badly - in fact every deal he's ever bought is as a result of bad marketing.
They all have some problem or issue that stops them being sold easily, so Richard finds them, removes the problems, and remarkets them through a more suitable channel.
In addition to his own trading, he's also created one of the largest and fastest growing facebook groups called UK Property Traders where almost 10,000 people discuss all aspects of property investing and share their advice freely.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/richardgreenland/
During her time travelling the world as an International Business Analyst, Chris got bit by the property bug when she bought and developed her grade 2 listed georgian cottage, more than doubling its value and size.
She decided to join an independent estate agents and work her way up, learning all of the internal dynamics of how they operated, before setting up her own property company Bay Tree Property Search in 2009.
She now works for her clients sourcing properties to meet their requirements, and working with select individuals on joint venture projects.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/chrisjones/
After years of describing herself as normal, Julie finally realised that perhaps she wasn't. Summed up as tenacious, she has discovered she is someone who doesn't take no for an answer.
If she wants something enough, she'll work outside her comfort zone, focus, network, make opportunities and build relationships until she's achieved it.
Born in Kent, she dropped out of school as soon as possible without a single qualification and started working two days later.
She has progressed through careers in Accountancy, Learning & Development, and her own property investing, and loves nothing more than helping other people achieve success, and of course her own family.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/juliehogbin/
Richard is an Award Winning Property Entrepreneur, with varied property interests including a buy to let portfolio and a lettings business. He is a well-respected speaker & the creator of referencing platforms for LHA and Universal credit, and has won awards and been recognised at government level, both as a landlord and as a Letting Agent.
More uniquely, Richard is the only private landlord in the UK to be invited to undergo “Verification Framework Training” with local councils, to allow his tenants to visit his offices, instead of the council offices for their benefit claims for housing.
Details of his most recent deal can be found in YPN Magazine, which involved the purchase & Conversion of a hotel/bar/restaurant into his own home, resulting in over £500,000 of equity in this one deal.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/richardjones/
As the father of the pair, Richard has been investing in property for almost 40 years, since he was 18 years old. He is a 2nd generation developer and has built up a wealth of wide ranging experience in development, planning and construction. A bricklayer by trade and a building surveyor by profession Richard has developed thousands of residential units along with some commercial, retail and industrial.
Following a similar path to his father, Brynley has also been involved in property since the age of 18, making him the 3rd generation in a property development family. He studied landscape design & construction before working on projects for the BBC as well as his award winning show garden for the Royal Horticultural Society. Brynley has worked as a building contractor on development sites of various sizes playing an integral role in design & build projects.
After a year on Simon Zutshi's Mastermind programme, they were voted as top performers and are now helping others who want to achieve similar success with their own property investments.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/richardandbrynleylittle/