For investors who aren’t taking shortcuts!
Smart investment strategies for commercial property and mixed used property investors.
This is property investing in the UK and covers Commercial Property Investment and Residential Property Investment
Podcasts are released every Tuesday morning at 7am UK time!
How to avoid disasters in Commercial Property & Residential Property Investment
This is a Jam Packed Show (P.S There is some swearing in here so be warned if you don't like the F-word)!
1. I start off by talking about Mental Health Awareness Week and how perfectionism can ruin property investors
2. Break with LionHeart --> http://lionheart.org.uk/
3. #ditlos is James Greenway, Director of Estates, Facilities and Business Services at Highways England
4. Finally my good friend Danielle Bell joins me to talk about How to avoid disasters in Commercial Property & Residential Property Investment PLUS the forecast for what to look out for post-pandemic
Please come and follow this pod on IG @honestpropertyinvestment
I'm Back!! Off the record conversations in property investment
After a few weeks of downtime to recreate the podcast, it’s back AND rebranded.
I present to you… Honest Property Investment with Natasha Collins, for investors who aren’t taking shortcuts.
(If you’re already subscribed to the NC Podcast, this will automatically update!)
So here’s how I’m going to run this, each week I’ll start with a 10 minute catch up on the things I’ve been working on, industry trends I’m seeing and things to watch out for.
This season I’ve partnered with LionHeart, who will get the break (I’m one of their mental health ambassadors, I take no £’s for this… just go use them if you need them PLEASE!!).
Next up is a new feature, A day in the life of a Surveyor or #DITLOS, where colleagues and friends of mine leave me a voice note explaining who they are and what they do and why it’s so important to the property industry.
Buckle up, Pasq a Project Management Surveyor is up first!
Finally, you’ll get an interview with an industry expert or advice from yours truly… I listened to what topics you wanted this season so watch this space, I’ve got most of them covered.
This week I have to tell you about why it’s so important to start picking up the phone more! Yes we can listen to the naysayers about the market being problematic right now and yes it’s trickier than pre-covid times, but seriously where there is a will there’s a way.
I’ll tell you about how I use off the record conversations and why they should be a staple of your communication.
It’s a good one!!
Last request, go follow @honestpropertyinvestment on IG. That’s the community for this podcast. It’s where you can leave feedback or requests for future topics PLUS ask questions for my mailbag episodes.
Woop! I’m so excited about this
P.S If you don’t use IG you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions!
I need some help please :)
Sometimes in life you’ve gotta change things up to improve them...
Right now I’m focusing on my podcast
Simply put, we’re taking a 2 week break to make it better!!
That’s why I need your help. I want to know how I can improve it and make it the best Property Investment Podcast.
Please could you fill out these QUICK 6 QUESTIONS and let me know what’s working and what’s not!
Your feedback means the world, because it’s the way I can improve my content so that you see the biggest success.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for being part of my community.
P.S Usual service will resume on the 4th May.
Working with motivated sellers and helping them sell their properties with Simon Zutshi
We’re in a market that is climbing steeply with so many market players outbidding one another… as an investor you’re probably thinking ‘how on earth will I ever find something to buy that’s actually affordable and makes business sense?’
Yu huh, I think most investors are there, especially in the residential world.
(Side note, if you are now investing in commercial and want to learn about how to attract tenants to your commercial property you are going to want to come to my webinar on 26th April at 18:30pm. To REGISTER CLICK HERE)
Which means that we have to mix it up and find different avenues to go down and ways of finding property. We have to have an edge.
So today I’ve invited Simon Zutshi onto the podcast to talk about his area of expertise working with motivated sellers and helping them sell their properties… in order to buy it to pop into his portfolio.
I ask the tough questions about whether this is ethical and he gives you details of exactly how to add this as part of your strategy.
It’s an episode not to be missed!
Are you going to be adding this strategy to your daily investment routine?
What you ACTUALLY need to know about finding investor finance with Steve Wallis
I’ve been worried for a long time about the amount of cowboy action I’m seeing on social media when it comes to investor finance.
Posts which say something along the lines of ‘Guaranteed 10% returns, we’re looking for investors’ without any disclaimers or even knowing if you’re pitching it to retail, sophisticated or high networth investors…
Which could get you in hot water with the FCA, especially if you mess with a retail investors money, never repay them and they get a good solicitor on your case (think bye bye investment career, credibility and status)
Running a regulated firm, I know how important it is to do things by the book… but I’m not FCA regulated (We’re RICS regulated) and so I KNEW that I had to find someone to come and train my clients on exactly how to raise finance compliantly.
Inside the Members club we’ve been talking about this stuff all month and there’s plenty of trainings and templates on how to raise finance compliantly.
However, I wanted to carry this conversation over to the podcast to make sure that there is enough information out there to help everyone get it right!
This week, I’ve invited my good friend, FCA regulated and resident coach in the Members Club, Steve Wallis onto the podcast to discuss, what you ACTUALLY need to know about investment finance.
How are you going to act when you next go out to raise finance?
You can find out more about Steve --> http://www.indehacker.com/
Retail is Changing - Landlords you need to know this!
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Have you heard this too?
‘The move to online retail is damaging the high street’
The stats say it all, in 2020, 16,000 stores were shut across the UK and 183,000 retail jobs were lost.
The RICS are forecasting that values for standard retail and shopping centers will drop by 10.9% and 13.11%.
There doesn’t seem like there’s much to get excited for in the retail sector right?!
I strongly believe it’s more of an exciting time then ever. Commercial trends change every 5-10 years.
If you don’t keep up as a Landlord and make sure your unit is ‘new trend accommodating’, every time it becomes vacant, you’ll have an obsolete building before you know it.
Which is why when you see values falling you know there’s a new trend coming and this time, it’s OMNICHANNEL RETAILING… we have to be providing units that fit this spec.
This week on the podcast I delve into what omnichannel retailed is and how you can get involved in this as a Landlord.
Does retailing seem more appealing to you?
P.S If you have made it this far down the email, you’ll want to know about a special bonus I’ve nestled into the podcast. Make sure you listen to take advantage of it!
Interesting Advice for All
Natasha gives lots of interesting and informative advice in a way that makes property investing accessible for all - with a great sense of humour too!
The best advice out there
In an age of showy, hot-air internet property contrapreneurs, Natasha's podcast is a welcome blast of fresh air. Honest, experience-derived advice, with no hard sell - she just wants the best for her audience. Keep up the great work, you are changing lives Natasha!
The Natasha Collins Show!
Love it! Was first tagged into this via a Facebook and I saw some interesting interviews & then noticed Natasha was also kicking *** herself in the property industry which was highly inspiring too!
Resonated with her transparency / especially around her anxiety but love the show!
Keep them coming 😊