Our model explained
We have tested many investment models over the years. We decided not to settle for anything short of incredible.
Let us show you how we do business and explain (without jargon) why our model works so well.
Get it right from the start
Each property you buy is a mini business, complete with its own risk profile and projected returns. Unwise decisions made today can take years to correct due to the time scales of property investing. Your businesses must be set up correctly at the start because unfortunately it is often impossible to back track and correct mistakes after the fact.
We buy and hold. We never sell and there's is a good reason for this.
Non-ego investing is a term we use to help focus attention on the numbers rather than how 'awesome' a property would be to own. We teach our franchise partners to invest without ego because very often it is the ugly properties which bring the largest rewards!
Cash (Flow) Is King
Renting individual rooms (as opposed to the whole house) greatly increases income. Over time we've tweaked the professional room let model to produce almost three times the income of a typical buy-to-let investment.
Forget Leasehold Flats!
We see amateur investors buy one/two bed flats as investments all the time. In fact many people come to us after years of frustration due to investing in leasehold flats. These properties are extremely uneconomical. Cash flow is typically tiny and renting a single room means you lose all your income during void periods. Learn more
Believe it or not, getting big fat capital growth is not entirely down to chance. Many investment gurus will teach you that long term growth is the "icing on the cake" and not to be relied upon. We agree .. but not entirely, here's why.
There are lots of ways to spot growth areas, as well as areas which are seeing increased rental demand. Using the Census, for example is a great way to identify population trends in the UK. Local councils publish information on proposed development areas and there's a wealth of information online to help with your search. Find out how we do it.
Return On Investment (ROI)
Return on Investment is one of many metrics used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment. Our investments average about a 20% ROI. Take a look at how our franchisees minimize financial exposure and increase ROI.
House in Multiple Occupation
HMOs seem like a good idea to many landlords because they have high yields. But when you dig a little deeper you may be surprised by what you find. Take a look at what we think.
Franchisees quickly learn that our expert knowledge, talent and dedicated support sets them up to make far more money than they would on their own.
Great advice presented clearly and with good examples. I appreciate the fact that you have always been there to help and advise whenever I've needed it, even if I do need to be told three times before it sinks in! Your methods work, they're working for me. Great stuff.
Deborah Shaw - 2013