Is the cost of using property investment experts worth it?

Brett Alegre-Wood
June 3, 2017

Do you need a property partner to unlock your investing potential?

Using property experts to aid successful property investment is a route that many people take. Is it the right one for you? Read on and find out.

Who needs property experts?

As property experts, we work exclusively with people like yourself. They want to invest in property. They might be fed up with the mediocre returns their current investments are making. They may have come into a windfall, or recently received an inheritance and wanted to invest the best they can. Or they’ve got a large amount of equity in their home which is earning them no return. These are just a few of the reasons people start investing in property.

So, why do they turn to Gladfish to help them? In our experience, there are three main reasons why beginner property investors partner with property experts:

  • Lack of time
  • Lack of expertise
  • Lack of professional contacts

Let’s examine each of these in turn, and see if you would benefit from partnering with Gladfish.

Lack of time

You’re a busy person. You may have a husband or wife and young family, or a career in which you are developing. Perhaps you travel abroad a lot, for business or pleasure. Or you are heavily involved in the local community, or a charity. Perhaps you run a youth sports team. You may be a single parent, pushed for time between the household chores, work, and being an on-call taxi for your children. There are a thousand and one calls on our time in the modern-day routine.

You want to break free, change your lifestyle, and build your finances for the future. Property investment can help you do all this. Whether it is investing in property to build retirement income, or to get your money making the spectacular yield that other investments can’t match, you’ve found yourself in a catch 22.

You want to invest in property, but you don’t have the time to do so. Instead of moving forward, you let another day slip by, constrained by time. A day becomes a week, and a week becomes a month. Months turn into years. Before you know it, you’re approaching retirement, and still, you’ve made no plans.

Lack of expertise

“I don’t know about investing in property.” “My mate has made a killing in property investment, but I don’t have a clue where to start.”

These are common excuses for not investing in property. However, education is the foundation of success in everything we do. Investing in property is no different.

From the day we are born, we are learning to do things. We learn to walk and talk. As we grow older, we learn a variety of skills. We learn to cook, clean, take care of children, drive, and a whole bunch of other life skills. In our professional lives, we learn the skills to advance our careers. We’ll take courses, and include continuing professional development (CPD) in our plan to advance and increase our earnings.

In our property investment Academy, you will find a huge – and free – investment education resource. Everything you need to learn about the rules of the property investment game, presented in a variety of ways – videos, blogs, articles, books, webinars, and so on. Make use of it.

Often, the lack of expertise goes hand-in-hand with lack of time. How do you learn the ropes if you have no time to do so?

Lack of professional contacts

When you invest in property, there are some key contacts you need onboard. You’ll need support from people who have been there and done it, too. No road is ever smooth throughout the whole journey.

If you have access to experienced property solicitors, accountants and mortgage brokers in your current network, that’s great. So why do you need all these people in your network?

  • You’ll need a good solicitor to ensure legal contracts aren’t weighed against you.
  • Experienced accountants will make certain that you claim all the tax breaks allowed, and that you don’t overpay tax to the HMRC. They could also advise on how to structure your investment (and then you may need a solicitor to help you set up the best structure).
  • A buy-to-let mortgage broker could save you a small fortune on the interest you pay on your buy-to-let financing.

If you hit a bump in the road, a property mentor, or other property investors who have experienced the same issues, will calm your fears and provide the solutions you need to keep on track.

You may not have a network of contacts that includes all these people. Developing such a network takes time. You might be recommended a great mortgage broker by a friend; but, when it comes to it, they may never have dealt in the buy-to-let mortgage market before.

Everyone uses other people’s time

Using property experts to help you unlock the potential of property investment is no different to what you do every day of the week, at work and home. Here are a few examples:

  • You employ a cleaner because you have better things to do with your free time than clean the house.
  • You have your car serviced at a garage because you don’t have a clue when it comes to looking under the bonnet (this is me!).
  • You use an accountant to do your tax return because it’s easier and guaranteed to be accurate.
  • You hire a gas engineer to fix your central heating (me again!).
  • You collaborate with others at work to finish a major project.

If you had the time and inclination, there is no reason why you shouldn’t do your cleaning, learn to service your car and maintain your central heating. But, instead, you employ others to do the work for you. You use their expertise and time to produce the best results.

Every day of your life, you use other people’s time to achieve the outcomes you want. You use their expertise, their contacts, and, when you invest in property, you use other people’s money, too.

Do you need to partner with property experts?

If you want to profit from the potential for amazing capital growth and rental income from property investment, but don’t have:

  • the time;
  • the expertise;
  • the professional contacts; or
  • any or all the above

Contact one of our team today on +44 (0)207 923 6100. Use our time, our expertise, and our professional contacts. Helping people to invest successfully in property is what we do.

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Brett Alegre-Wood


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