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The Progressive Property Podcast helps you make smarter property & real estate investments, for leveraged property success & financial freedom, even with little or no money down. Whether you're a buy & hold investor, flipper, deal packager, multi-letter, want to get started, scale up, systemise or create multiple streams of property income, the Progressive Property Podcast will save you time & mistakes & help grow your knowledge, skills, & confidence. No fluff or filler, no ads and deep-dive real life information from real-deal investors who have some of the UKs largest portfolios. Interviews with millionaires, billionaires & successful real life Progressive Property community members will help you build your income generating portfolio in less time. Invest for freedom, choice & profit.

The Progressive Property Podcast Kevin McDonnell

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    • 4.6, 165 Ratings

The Progressive Property Podcast helps you make smarter property & real estate investments, for leveraged property success & financial freedom, even with little or no money down. Whether you're a buy & hold investor, flipper, deal packager, multi-letter, want to get started, scale up, systemise or create multiple streams of property income, the Progressive Property Podcast will save you time & mistakes & help grow your knowledge, skills, & confidence. No fluff or filler, no ads and deep-dive real life information from real-deal investors who have some of the UKs largest portfolios. Interviews with millionaires, billionaires & successful real life Progressive Property community members will help you build your income generating portfolio in less time. Invest for freedom, choice & profit.

    How important is Mindset in Property - Podcast Interview with Edmar Mac

    How important is Mindset in Property - Podcast Interview with Edmar Mac

    Today Kevin McDonnell is being interviewed by Edmar Mac.  We’ll hear Kevin’s story, from how he went from £135,000 in debt to a top property investor. It wasn’t always easy, and he made many mistakes along the way- but now you can learn from them. From getting educated to the importance of mindset, Kevin talks you through his journey to get to where he is today.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    How it went wrong- Kevin wanted to get into property, but didn’t know how to do it. After asking for help from a friend who was already investing, he decided to buy abroad in countries he didn’t know anything about, let alone the language. This ended up costing him dearly as he had no idea what he was doing. Moral of this story- never sign a contract you can’t read!
    How it got better- He lost all this money but didn’t give up. He came to Progressive to get educated in 2013 (10years after his first mistake!), and it changed his life. He got educated to find out where he went wrong, and more importantly, what he can do right. It’s the right knowledge with the right mindset that can push you forward.
    What pushed him on- With mindset, it’s not about where you are, but how you see what is around you. With the right mindset, you can get through any setback, just like Kevin did. He could have easily given up and thrown in the towel, but he didn’t give up, and decided to dig his way out of it.
    He never stopped- He went on to look at property deals and discover what deals he could do with absolutely no money. You need to get creative. He calls this “No Money Down”. If you need money, it doesn’t have to be YOUR money. You could be doing this already with a mortgage on your own house.
    How do others do it?- Those with big portfolio of 20, 50 even 100 houses didn’t do that by saving money they got from a job- they got creative. Using these creative strategies can open up a world of deals that you don’t even realise were available to you before.



    BEST MOMENTS
    “It’s not what happened to you, it’s how you deal with what happened to you.”
    “You can’t change the mistake, it’s done. As soon as you own the mistake you can move forward”
    “I got in debt quickly, but you can get out of debt quickly with the right knowledge”

     

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://robmoore.com/

    bit.ly/Robsupporter

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom. 

    CONTACT METHOD
    https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/
    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/
    http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/

     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rob Moore On Becoming A Seminar Junkie

    Rob Moore On Becoming A Seminar Junkie

    Today Kevin McDonnell is handing over to Progressive Property Co-Founder Rob Moore, who will be discussing a question taken from one of his mentoring groups. Can you really become a seminar junkie? Is there such a thing as learning too much? Rob shares his views and what he has done before.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    If you never reach overwhelm, then there is still more to go. Overwhelm usually precedes a break though. Maybe if you feel comfortable, like you aren't a seminar junkie and you are getting along fine, you should be learning more or learning quicker.
    It is vital to have multiple streams of income right now- if you have one and your business is halted (like we have seen in this pandemic) your business could fail very easily. Focus on 3 strategies using the 70-20-10 mode. Split up what you are doing, you can control it. Give yourself time to work on your income streams and masters them instead of being overwhelmed with everything all at once.
    6 months in and still haven’t made money? You’ve not even started yet! You have to give yourself time to learn. Find out what’s out there, read books, listen to podcasts, talk to people. Then, and only then decide what strategies you want to do.
    If you have been to a seminar or sat a course but decide not to use it, you haven’t wasted your time. Knowledge creates unconscious action, still there for the future



    BEST MOMENTS
    “If you are not learning more than you can physically handle in your mind, then you are not learning enough”
    “How do you know what’s right for you if you don’t know what's out there?”
    “There's the learning stage, the earning stage, then the yearning stage”
    “You never waste money or time on what you learn”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://robmoore.com/

    bit.ly/Robsupporter

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.  

    CONTACT METHOD
    https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/
    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/
    http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/

     

    • 14 min
    Rob Moore on Investors

    Rob Moore on Investors

    Today Kevin McDonnell is handing over to Progressive Property Co-Founder Rob Moore, who will be deep diving into what you should and shouldn’t do in finding the right people to partner up with, and making sure they are serious investors.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    You need a good qualification process - you need proof of funds. If you are pitching a joint venture, you need to know they are sophisticated investors or high net worth. This is a legal requirement, but also allows you to know whether they have the money upfront before you go too far and find out too late that they don’t.
    Get to know their expectations- are they ready and know what they are looking for? Yield, ROI, capital gains. Everyone has an idea of what they want, and you need to know what it is before you start looking, else you could be wasting your time.
    Where do you source your ventures? - business meeting, high level functions, clubs. 80% of Rob’s best investors who are realistic and not too demanding have come from these sources. Where you find investors can often pre-qualify them as being serious.
    How to get the best investors - the best investors are ones who are hands off and won’t micromanage you, letting you get on with the job. You have to set the boundaries of what is ok and what isn’t. Sometimes people will want to look over your shoulder, so you may decide they are not the right investor for you to work with.
    Don’t let investors own you- those with the money in the deal can sometimes make you run around the country looking for deals for them, but nothing is ever good enough! Let them know that you have other investors waiting to take up those deals and create scarcity.



    BEST MOMENTS
    “Let investors know you have other investors”
    “Set some rules- how are you going to set contact?”
    “Just because they have the money, doesn’t mean they have the power”
    “The only thing that will change someone's expectations is proof”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://robmoore.com/

    bit.ly/Robsupporter

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom. 

    CONTACT METHOD
    https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/
    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/
    http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/

    • 14 min
    Interview with Successful Property Investor, No Money Down Coach & Mentor, Graham Page

    Interview with Successful Property Investor, No Money Down Coach & Mentor, Graham Page

    Discover today how one man attended one of our property events back in 2017 and used this knowledge to build his property empire. Listen in today as Kevin is joined by Graham Page a property investor and deal sourcer, as they discuss the benefit of Joint Venture partnerships as well as the importance of building your power team that can help you along your property journey.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Many people are afraid that rent to rent is not successful in London, however, it has been proven that it is very much a lucrative option. Despite the current property situation due to the ongoing pandemic, many of these properties are still full. It does work pre-COVID-19 and it will continue to work post-COVID-19.

     
    When entering into joint venture partnerships you need to go into it making clear segregation of jobs so as to ensure you are not stepping on each other’s toes. You need to look at yourself and describe what you are offering a JV partner. You also need to look at an exit starter guy should it all go wrong.

     
    If you are serious about your property journey, you are going to struggle to do this alone and you will need to build a power team of people. Let go of the things you don’t like doing and hold onto the things that you enjoy doing. There is not enough time in the day to do everything, you have got to give away the things you don’t like.

     
    It is absolutely possible to build your property business whilst continuing to work your 9-5 job. You have to be very clear on why you are doing it if this is something that is important to you will find the time to make it happen. Use your 9-5 to pay your bills, and your 6-10 to build your empire.

     
    Build a network of people that can help and support you on your property journey. Sometimes, you may need a second set of eyes on potential deals that can give you a push in the right direction. Having mentors with a wealth of experience can shortcut you so much time and save you a lot of worry and stress along the way.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    “People, that say it doesn’t work in London? It does work in London!”

    “Too many people plan for the best and hope for the best when you should actually be planning for the worst and hoping for the best.”

    “The people you meet on your property journey, they all become a part of your power team.”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Money-Down-Property-Investing/dp/1909846767

    https://robmoore.com/

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom. 

    CONTACT METHOD
    https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/
    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/
    http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST:

     Graham is a serial triathlete and successful property investor. He continues to run a team of 80 people in India at a multi-billion pound FTSE 100 company, delivering In the last 2 years, he has built a multi-million-pound portfolio with a net cash flow of over £3,500 per month, as well as being a No Money Down coach and mentor.

    • 46 min
    The Time To Start Is Now

    The Time To Start Is Now

    Learn today how Kevin and his team have been coping during this lockdown and how they have turned what many perceived as a property downfall, into a once in a lifetime opportunity. Discover how upping your marketing budgets and leveraging the new normal’ can lead to opportunities that are once in a lifetime.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    It was never the government's advice to let a property during the lockdown, the advice given was “only if necessary” it is up to you to use your judgment on this. Any refurbs that need doing during lockdown by tradesmen are fine to do so, so long as the social distancing guidelines were adhered to.


    During a lockdown when working from home it is important t keep a routine similar to what you had before working your usual office hours, speaking to clients and colleagues via Zoom and trying to continue as normally as possible.


    Learn to adapt to the ‘new normal’ if you have a property for sale or rent and you can safely record a virtual viewing for potential tenants then do so. Utilise other Estate Agents virtual viewings as well to hell you make offers on potential properties subject to a physical viewing.


    Now is the time to be getting your marketing out there. Many people have cut their marketing budget during this period, you have to scale your budget up. Get your marketing out there and make sure you are looking for the opportunities.


    Many people are sitting at home waiting for the lockdown to be over until they can start. You have to start now, get educated and learn what you’re doing. Focus and build your plan and use this to build your property business. There has never been a better time to start in property than now.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    “You don't need to have all the perfect systems in place to start with, what you need to do is start.”

    “Observe the masses, do the opposite.”

    “That opportunity is right now and is open to anyone who will grab  that opportunity.”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://robmoore.com/

    bit.ly/Robsupporter

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom. 

    CONTACT METHOD
    https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/
    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/
    http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/

    • 18 min
    Property Market Opportunities (Are You Ready?)

    Property Market Opportunities (Are You Ready?)

    We’re going to begin to see an impact in the property market when mortgage holidays end and there is going to be some phenomenal opportunities coming to the property market in the coming months and you need to position yourself to take advantage of these property opportunities by having the right mindset, negotiation skills and creative property investment strategy. Listen in to hear Kevin share his thoughts, tactics and strategies for what’s predicted to be the biggest retraction in the economies history.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The economy will start to see many more people unemployed as the government furlough scheme ends and as a result, people will be struggling to pay their mortgage and therefore will become motivated landlords and sellers bringing about an opportunity for property investors
    In an economy with high unemployment and motivated sellers, you need to be creative in terms of your property strategy. Strategies such as exchange delayed completions, assisted sales, rent2rent and deal packaging are the types of strategies that will give you an advantage when the opportunities arise.
    You need to pound-cost average and surf the wave of the market as prices go down because in 5-7 years time the property market will be higher than it is today. The goal is to purchase a property with positive monthly cash flow on a 5 year fixed rate and by the end of your fixed term the property will have gone down in value and back up again above the price you paid for it.
    There are lots of businesses that will not survive the current economic situation and therefore there is a lot of retail and commercial opportunity with empty buildings. For this, you should consider commercial conversions with permitted development to increase the value and sell it on as part of an assisted sale.
    When negotiating a deal no matter how much experience you have you need to show the owner that you know what you’re doing. There are 6 steps to property negotiation and it starts with building a rapport.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    “There is a risk that lenders will see the mortgage holiday takers as a risk for additional lenders in the future”

    “There’s no such thing as below market value as you’re purchase price is the value and your aim is to add value by refurbishment.”

    “You cannot time the property market”

    “You cannot wait for the bottom of the market or you will miss the boat”
    “Commercial property will most likely drop more than residential properties”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Money-Down-Property-Investing/dp/1909846767

    https://robmoore.com/

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom. 

    CONTACT METHOD
    https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/
    https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/
    http://progressiveproperty.co.uk/

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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165 Ratings

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Damp Sam

Any podcast that gets you wanting to buy property and gets you on the ladder of finding the information is good.
These guys will point you in the right direction for free and if you want help they have the templates and classes to buy.
They are a well established brand, i have been on the free courses even though I already am on the investing ladder because I like to keep on learning. The speakers are charismatic and interesting.
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Lost it’s way

The old Peter podcast has a great charm to it and full of info. It is now just a sales pitch and full of hot air. Better podcasts out there for me. Sorry but it is the truth and perhaps you should look at format style etc

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Very clear and concise

Simon does a very good job at keeping his podcasts short, simple and straight to the point. This podcast is my go to listen whenever I am in the car; an excellent podcast with fantastic context which I would recommend to anyone

Great work Simon.

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