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Investing, business, finance &economics - Mark Homer has the experience to help you with many of your questions & challenges. Mark My Words is a successful, eccentric & introverted businessman’s experience of 20 years with no waffle, ads, bravado or big pitches. Mark will interview the worlds most successful business, finance & money experts as well as impart his knowledge in a factual, direct manner. Mark runs & owns multiple businesses & property portfolios so teaches you what he does on a daily basis. A contrarian investor & capitalist, Mark will help you raise more finance, make more money & grow your business empire.

Mark My Words Podcast Mark Homer

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Investing, business, finance &economics - Mark Homer has the experience to help you with many of your questions & challenges. Mark My Words is a successful, eccentric & introverted businessman’s experience of 20 years with no waffle, ads, bravado or big pitches. Mark will interview the worlds most successful business, finance & money experts as well as impart his knowledge in a factual, direct manner. Mark runs & owns multiple businesses & property portfolios so teaches you what he does on a daily basis. A contrarian investor & capitalist, Mark will help you raise more finance, make more money & grow your business empire.

    REWIND: How to Make BIG Money in Fine Wine

    REWIND: How to Make BIG Money in Fine Wine

    Are you an entrepreneur out there who wants to know and invest in liquid assets like wine and see huge returns on your investment? In today’s episode of Mark My Words, Mark and innovative entrepreneur and investor Daniel Gurr discuss in detail the opportunities in wine investment, how to store your wine to avoid damage, the benefits of investing in wine over other investments and why now is as good a time as any to begin to invest liquid assets.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Financial markets and how the traditional remit of investments have changed over the past decade. That's due to financial market volatility and of course, the environments of record-low interest rates we find ourselves in, so traditional investors are starting to look outside the mainstream box and adopt strategies within alternative asset classes. Fine wine has characteristics which enable the markets to have a very low correlation to other financial markets. With, of course, the trajectory of the market over the past 10 years, we've got consistency, of course, with the market being demanded by the higher echelons, which is increasing year by year is a good time to invest into the asset class itself.
    You might come into the market and ask how is the price going to keep on going up in value? The fine wine market has two very unique characteristics.
    It has an ever-increasing demand because of course, it's a consumable asset, but it's also an asset that increases its quality over some time. So straight away what we've got here is a market that's got finite supply, ever-increasing demand because the wine is maturing, but it's also got an ever-decreasing supply.
    The best thing about fine wine is that it works off a compound interest formula. It's interest upon interest upon interest. So in your first year from that asset, you might see eight to 10% but come that second year, the circulation is decreasing.
    All of the client’s wine is stored and insured and as long as it's stored in HMRC regulated facility, the wine will stay in that bonded warehouse for remaining of its life. So, therefore, duty and capital gains tax are not applicable.
    If you had two investors that wanted to come up to you and invest into property, one was a complete novice and never invested into a property before, you're probably not going to introduce them to an HMO or commercial conversion, whereas if you've got someone that has been in property, they've got a background in property, you would introduce them to something different, and that's the same for wine. They can sort of diversify and get into the slightly riskier stuff and make higher returns once their knowledge grows.
    Red wine is at the core of investment, what about white wine investment? That is more so into a specialist market. What we advise clients is we look at the red wine because of course, with regards to that it all comes back to history and with ourselves, if we're putting our name to what we're suggesting you as you can appreciate, we have to know the full corporate background of that particular wine and it's not to say white wines don't go up in value but of course, they don't have the history and they don't have the corporate background to what red wine has.
    Where and how do you store wine? There are a few storage facilities in the UK. They’re HMRC regulated facility. They're holding it 13 degrees here, away from sunlight, away from the vibration. If you're going to store wine yourself, it has to be stored at the right temperature. As long as you keep red wine at a consistent temperature, because if you've got the uncertainty affecting that wine, that there will be an effect there.
    There are different subsidiaries, you've got Octavian, you've got LTB and you've got AHD just to name a few, but I'd be phoning them and asking them how this business is? How long have you been working with that particular company? Would you say they're credible? And get their opinion. Also ask the question, "Do you have a wine that you're trad

    • 38 min
    Q&A on Property, Investing & My Dream Car Revealed

    Q&A on Property, Investing & My Dream Car Revealed

    A great session with Mark where he answers some interesting and engaging questions around his current projects, his life in an alternative universe and even his dream car!

    • 29 min
    REWIND: Champagne Cars for Lemonade Money

    REWIND: Champagne Cars for Lemonade Money

    A great session with Mark where he delves deep in why contact hiring cars was one of the best decisions he made and why it can work for you.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Mark figured out that contract hiring cars may be a better option for him and his business. He tested this with a business car and now he can’t recommend it enough. The benefits outweigh owning a car outright, both financially and in terms of convenience.
    You can easily access an online search engine that compares all the internet brokers for contract hiring cars which takes out a lot of the effort of finding the right option for you/your business.
    Timing can get you a great deal. March and September in the UK is when number-plates change, dealerships and manufacturers have targets to meet so February and August are prime times to be looking for a fantastic deal.



    BEST MOMENTS

     “It’s a cheap way to access cars”

    “Champagne car for lemonade money”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    http://www.contracthireandleasing.com

    https://www.youtube.com/user/progressivepropertyhttps://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/the-progressive-co-founders/

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Mark has bought, sold or has managed around 1,000 property units for himself, Rob, his family and his investors since 2003. He is a system and spreadsheet geek and has developed a complex, confidential deal analyser system of buying residential, commercial and multi-let properties.

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    Email: Markhomer@progressiveproperty.co.uk 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhomer1

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markprogressive

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/markprogressive

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    Will The Economy & Property Market Crash

    Will The Economy & Property Market Crash

    In this episode, Mark discusses the current state of the UK economy and the property market.

    • 15 min
    The Secret to a Successful Business Partnership

    The Secret to a Successful Business Partnership

    In this episode of Mark My Words, the roles are reversed as Mark is interviewed by Ellie McKay from the On a Mission Podcast. They talk about Mark’s own journey into property and business, Covid and Mark’s mission in life.

     

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Mark grew up in a nice environment, including private schooling and travelled a lot. In Mark’s own words, his Dad was “tight beyond belief” and some of this rubbed off on him and helped shape his view of money.


    Mark’s first entrepreneurial venture was when he was just 15, importing cars from the EU and taking advantage of the weak euro at the time. However despite this he still went to university and went onto a graduate scheme afterwards.


    Mark bumped into Rob Moore at an event, they started talking at the bar and the rest is history! They now own one of the largest property training businesses including a large portfolio of properties and investments.


    Mark is the co-owner of the leading property training company in the UK. He started learning about what he does himself from a mentor, he then took some courses to learn more but most of his knowledge and expertise has come from him actually doing the work. There has been a lot of mistakes and a lot of trial and error but that is why he is so successful today.


    Covid has had so many different implications for businesses. For Mark’s business, it meant that they literally couldn’t operate their events, what they did was suddenly illegal. However, this did mean they had to pivot, and fast and have been running multiple successful live courses online!



     

     

     

     

    BEST MOMENTS

     

    "It’s important to control the cost but time is your most valuable commodity”

    “What is freedom day?”

    “It’s a solution based mindset, don’t wish it was easier wish you were better as you can’t control this stuff”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://www.youtube.com/user/progressivepropertyhttps://www.progressiveproperty.co.uk/the-progressive-co-founders/

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Mark has bought, sold or has managed around 1,000 property units for himself, Rob, his family and his investors since 2003. He is a system and spreadsheet geek and has developed a complex, confidential deal analyser system of buying residential, commercial and multi-let properties.

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    Email: Markhomer@progressiveproperty.co.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhomer1

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markprogressive

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/markprogressive

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 52 min
    The Relationship Between Mindset and Entrepreneurship.

    The Relationship Between Mindset and Entrepreneurship.

    In this episode, Mark talks about the relationship between mindset and entrepreneurship

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Chezza_10 ,

A great podcast

I love this podcast. Mark’s view on business and property really resonates with me.

Briz_Dee ,

Great podcast

Great podcast, informative, entertaining and insightful.
One observation, did Hitler start the inflationary process in the Weimar Republic? I thought that was just before he grabbed power?

Keep up the good work.

Dave@Lewis ,

Unrivalled detail into property and more

If you really want to get under the skin of property investing and other investments then you need to be listening to Mark My Words.

Mark Homer obviously knows his stuff, that much is clear or he wouldn’t be as successful as he is. But this podcast gives us the benefit of his significant investing intellectual horsepower with real detailed discussions about property and other investment hacks - hacks would underplay the value of the content provided on here.

This podcast has changed my approach to property and investing in the broad sense. And that’s over and above the value from the Progressive community.

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